8th Grade Orchestra

I am thrilled to teach 8th Grade Orchestra this year!  I can´t wait to teach orchestra "virtual" style.

All-State Orchestra Auditions

All-State Orchestra Auditions (video submission) are due on or before October 25.  Auditions are voluntary, however, highly recommended!  Students will need to prepare scales (from memory) and an etude.  I will not have the etude until September, The correct scales will be passed out to any student who chooses to audition.

There is a $15 audition fee (made payable to Portage Public School).  This is due before on or before Sept 28.

More information will be sent home soon!


The 8th Grade Orchestra Students will wear the following at all concerts:

  1. Black Dress Shirt/Top
  2. Black Dress Pants or Black Skirt
  3. Black Socks or Leggings
  4. Black Dress Shoes

Required Performances

All of our performances are required!  Excellent attendance is key to having terrific performances.  Our concerts will take place on:

  1. String Clinic- Cancelled due to Covid 19
  2. Holiday Concert: Thursday, December 17, NHS Auditorium, 7:00p
  3. Tuesday, Feb 23, NHS Auditorium, 7:00p
  4. Thursday, Friday or Saturday, March 10, 11, 12, MSBOA Orchestra  Festival
  5. Saturday, April 17, Solo & Ensemble Festival, Mendon Jr/Sr. High School
  6. Band & Orch Spectacular: Tuesday,  June 1, NHS Auditorium, 7:00p  

String Clinic

Due to Covid-19, the 2020 String Clinic is cancelled this year.