Updated 2019-2020 Orchestra Calendar

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Kennesaw Mountain Orchestra  2019- 2020 Calendar


9/6       Orchestra Camp, ALL STUDENTS: 3:45 – 9pm (uniform fitting and checkout available, TBD)
9/7       Orchestra Camp, ALL STUDENTS:  9am – 6:30 PM
*Yankee Candle Fundraiser Kickoff begins in September


10/8     Fall Concert @ 7:00 pm. ALL STUDENTS (Teacher Appreciation night for Seniors)
3:45PM – 6:00 PM – All orchestra students stay after school for dress rehearsal / dinner
6:00 – 6:30 PM – Dinner, change into concert attire
6:30 PM – Call Time

10/19   All-State First Round Auditions
10/28   Hollywood Concert 6:30 pm ALL STUDENTS, hosting McClure and Pine Mountain

12/12   Winter Choral Concert – CHAMBER ONLY (performing Vivaldi, Gloria)
12/16   After School Combined Rehearsal – ALL STUDENTS 3:45 – 6PM
12/17   Winter Concert 7:00 pm ALL STUDENTS

3:45PM – 6:00 PM – All orchestra students stay after school for dress rehearsal / dinner
6:00 – 6:30 PM – Dinner, change into concert attire6:30 PM – Call Time



1/11     All-State Second Round Auditions


2/11     Pre-LGPE Concert @ 7PM – ALL STUDENTS
Valentine Carnation Fundraiser: 2/1 – 2/14


3/2-4    LGPE @ North Cobb HS  (exact days/times TBD)
3/5-7    All-State Orchestra in Athens, GA


(Potential outing / performance in ATLANTA)



5/4       Awards Banquet @ NorthStar Church

5/13     Combined Rehearsals with Full Symphony / Band.  3:45 – 6:00 PM
5/14     Spring Concert – ALL STUDENTS @ 7PM (Senior night & Symphony Orchestra)
3:45PM – 6:00 PM – All orchestra students stay after school for dress rehearsal / dinner
6:00 – 6:30 PM – Dinner, change into concert attire
6:30 PM – Call Time

5/18     Uniforms Due Back

Final Concert Information

Here are the details for Wednesday, 5/15:

  1. Students Arrive to school in the morning with:  Uniform, Home Instruments, Dinner (or $5.00 for pizza dinner).
  2. 3:45 All orchestra students report to Orchestra room, unpack, tune
  3. 4:00 – 6:00 rehearsal on stage
  4. 6:00 – 6:40 Eat/Dress
  5. 6:40 – 7:00 Shout outs

7 – 9 PM Final Orchestra Concert – Susan Gunderman Theater, KMHS

Uniform Information... this needs to be a QUICK turnaround, so please read:

ORCHESTRA UNIFORMS ARE DUE MONDAY MAY 20 for non- seniors. All parts need to be returned (girls- gowns) ( guys- jacket, shirt, pants, BOWTIE, tux studs.) All should be dry cleaned with receipt attached and student’s name on receipt. No name/ receipt= no credit for returning and they will have to pay for replacement. Bowties cost $5. They are often missing so they should have the cash if they can’t find  theirs.
Other cleaning option: Boosters can take care of cleaning for $20 but the cash must accompany the uniform, along with student name marked on uniform.

Seniors and Senior Parents:

~Seniors should turn in their uniform ASAP if not done so already.  This is needed for graduation clearances.

~Senior concert dress for the final concert is to be Dressed Up Black, White, or Green in color. Stage Appropriate (Please double-check the length of skirts/dresses.)

~Senior Parents: we will be welcoming you to the stage for the Senior Capstone Performance, in honor of our graduates and all of your dedication to supporting them!  Please plan to sit behind (or near) your student while they perform.

Upcoming Orchestra Dates

4/25-4/28- Orchestra Trip to California

5/7/19 – Orchestra Banquet at North Star Church
6:30 PM
You Will Need to Reserve your Tickets here:
Deadline to reserve your ticket is Friday, 5/3.

Symphony Orchestra Dress Rehearsal (All orchestra students)
3:45 – 6PM

Spring Concert, Symphony Orchestra Concert
Students stay after school for Dress Rehearsal / Dinner / Concert
7PM Concert

LGPE Concert Dates

3/4/19:  Pre-LGPE Concert @ 7PM.   All Orchestra students are required to perform.

  • Call time is 6:30, no after-school rehearsal, casual attire for this performance, not formal uniforms.
  • There will be an open forum KMOB booster meeting on this same night.  6:30 PM in the Theater.


LGPE Adjudication Dates

*Monday, 3/11:  Philharmonia LGPE @ McEachern.  6:15PM Stage Performance

*Tuesday, 3/12: Sinfornia LGPE @ McEachern.  7:15PM Stage Performance

*Wednesday, 3/13: Chamber LGPE @ McEachern.  2:15 Stage Performance

Winter Concert Week

TUESDAY 12/18  CONCERT DAY Students should bring uniforms, instruments, accessories to the orchestra room in the morning.

7:45 AM – OLT STUDENTS are needed in the orchestra room.

3:45 – 6PM –  Mandatory Rehearsal in the theater, along with our guest artists.   When students are not on stage, they should remain seated in the theater and may study or do homework.


6:00 – 6:30  *Dinner and change into uniforms

*Students may bring $5 to school and the Leadership team will collect money to buy pizza/side/drink.  -OR- Students can have somebody bring food to them at 6.  Students do need to remain on site.


6:45 PM  Warm-ups and shout outs



BOOSTER RECEPTION after the concert (approx 8:30)

WEDNESDAY 12/19 Concert performance reviews and self-reflections

THURSDAY 12/20  Chamber and Philharmonia Final Exam and gift exchange.  11:30 AM School Dismissal – all students

FRIDAY 12/21 Sinfonia Final Exam and gift exchange.   11:30 AM School Dismissal – all students

Concert Day Schedule

Here are the details for Tuesday, 10/9/18:


Morning/ before school

Students bring their Uniform, Instrument and music to school in the morning.  (Pack a dinner optional)

Cello & Bass students, bring your own instrument from home if you have one. Bring Rock Stops as well.


3:40 – 5:45 PM Dress Rehearsal

After School Rehearsal is for ALL ORCHESTRA STUDENTS.  Students will be able to do homework/study in the theater when their group is not rehearsing on stage.


5:45 – 6:10 PM Dinner Time

Students are encouraged to bring $5 cash to order pizza, soda and a side.   Otherwise, pack a dinner OR have a parent drop off dinner at 5:45.


6:10 – 6:30 – Change into Uniforms



6:30 – 7PM Pre-Concert warm-up / traditions


7PM CONCERT, with reception to follow.

(I anticipate this concert to be finished no later than 8:30)