I am thrilled to be kicking off the new 2015-2016 school year! We are looking forward to the largest Orchestra program in the history of Armstrong High School (as far as I know!). I am excited to see returning members as well as getting to know the Freshmen.
Here are a few highlights as we look forward to the year ahead:
- We are kicking off the AHS Orchestra Boosters! Many people did a lot of work behind the scenes last year to make this group a reality. I am looking forward to rolling with this group.
- We will look forward to some events this year: the Applebees breakfast, the Orchard trip, concerts in the Fall, Winter, & Spring.
- Orchestra Hall for the Symphony Orchestra will feature the “Requiem for the Living” by Dan Forrest – a terrific piece that will be a thrill for all.
- Solo/Ensemble: we look forward to maintaining our high standards at this event!
- The Northwest Suburban Music Festival will be a grand event for the Symphony, hosted this year at Blaine High School.
- The Philharmonic will perform at Empty Bowls in March, and the Freshman will look forward to participating in the second annual Armstrong Freshman Festival in May.
That’s it for now! I am very much looking forward to seeing the 1:1 Technology Initiative (Chromebooks) at work here at AHS. We will use them in various ways throughout the year in the AHS Orchestra Classroom.
All best to the AHS Orchestra!