Orchestra Program

HMS String Orchestra Program

Mr. Joseph Gall
jgall (@htps.us)



The HMS 7th & 8th grade string orchestra program is a continuation of the 6th grade orchestra experience. The HMS program is continuing to grow and offers great opportunities for mastering technique and music reading skills through rehearsals, small group lessons, and performance.


Hillsborough Middle School features three orchestras:



Concert Orchestra is the 7th grade orchestra. Rehearsals are every Wednesday during the school day.



Symphonic Orchestra is the 8th grade orchestra. Rehearsals are every Wednesday during the school day.


Advanced Orchestra is a teacher-selected group of 7th and 8th graders. Rehearsals take place at 7:15 a.m. on Tuesdays beginning in October.

Information for current orchestra students and parents

FAQs

What lesson books do students need for Orchestra?

**When ordering, please make sure you buy the lesson book that corresponds to your child's instrument!**

How are lessons and orchestra rehearsals scheduled?
Just like in the 5th & 6th grades, your lessons are scheduled once a week from your gym period and orchestra is scheduled as a rotating pullout on Wednesdays.

Can I participate in sports at HMS and still be in orchestra?
YES! There have been orchestra members on every school team.
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