To our brand new students, welcome to the Armstrong Orchestra!! To our returning students, welcome back to the Armstrong Orchestra! This will be an exciting year for the Orchestra, as we are preparing for a number of terrific events this year.
The Chamber Strings in particular will be embarking on three new events: performing at the Fall Music Festival at the Minneapolis Convention Center (this year Orchestra Hall is under construction), performing for the Music Educator’s Convention, and joining the Jazz Bands for a Winter Concert.
This year the AHS Music Dept. will be hosting the prestigious Northwest Suburban Conference Music Festival, in which all of the top Bands, Choirs, and Orchestras from the conference for a day-long event. This event comes to our school only every 11 years, and this is the first time for Armstrong High School.
In addition to playing great music, we will once again be planning social events: the Fall Orchard trip is always great, and we will hope for snow to continue the Sledding Party tradition. In addition, fundraisers are a great way to both socialize and raise money for tours. This year the Symphony is going to Chicago and the Philharmonic will travel with the Cooper Philharmonic. We will all look to add money to accounts in preparation for a major tour next school year.
Be sure to check out the calendar for updates of events. I am looking forward to a great year!!