Thursday, November 9th at 6:00pm in the High School Auditorium, 5th-12th
grade orchestra will be having their first live concert of the 2023-2024 school year! 5th-7th grade will start at 6:00pm, and 8th-HS will start at approximately 6:50pm. The students and I are very excited to have the opportunity to share the music we have been working so hard on for the last couple of months. For those of us who are new to concert attire and etiquette, I wanted to share a couple of things and also serve as a reminder to some of the veteran parents and guardians.
Concert Dress for Students in Grades 5-8: All 5-8 orchestra students are required to wear their Grandview polo shirt and khaki pants. Shirts ordered this year should be coming in soon.
Concert Dress for All High School Students: All performers are to wear concert black. Here is what is deemed acceptable attire for the performance:
Instruments: Even though basses and cellos are to keep their rented instrument at home, students can use their own instruments for the concert. Whichever instrument they feel most comfortable playing is what I want them to play, whether that be the school cello or bass. Violins and violas are expected to bring their instrument as they bring it to school everyday.
Lastly, please let me know ASAP if you or your student has a conflict on the day of the concert. Concerts are mandatory and graded school performances and students must be in attendance at the concert. If your student has practice or games for various sports, please notify your student’s coach of the concert date and time now. Our concert schedule has been up for several months now, and the performing arts directors did our best to make sure there were minimal conflicts with any school trips, sporting events, etc.
ALL UPCOMING EVENTS:
Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing many of you very soon,
Thomas Stanley Orchestra Director/Assistant HS Band Director
Grandview Heights Schools
1240 Oakland Ave | Columbus, Ohio 43212
O: (614) 485-4100