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APA Orchestra Updates and Schedule- Week of 3/18

APA Orchestra Schedule and Updates

There's still plenty of time to see our Spring Musical! Don't forget to buy your tickets for Singin' in the Rain, March 17 and 22-24.



We still need some help to feed our Pit Orchestra during the Singin' in the Rain show! Lots of help is needed when HBHS hosts the WGASC for Winter Guard! Help chaperone Drumline Competitions as well as Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Orchestra Festivals! Click below to see our events and sign up to help out or donate!

Current OMG Happenings


  • OMG meetings for the rest of the year: 

  • April 11- Thursday, Peter present

  • May 1- Wednesday, Austin present

  • June 6- Thursday, Banquet, Senior Center


  • We are looking for parents to hold Chairperson positions to help the 2024-2025 Oiler Music Guild Board.  We are especially looking for Tournament Chairpersons and Band Uniform Chairperson (we will have new band uniforms next year). Please contact Heather Lopez, our Parliamentarian, at

  • March 30, 2024 and April 20, 2024. We will be hosting the WGASC Color Guard Tournament and WGASC Championships. We still need Chairpersons for April 20th.  Please sign up below.  We will update the sign up to include specific stations/jobs.

  • Looking for somebody who knows how to make Spam Musubi.  We are planning on selling Spam Musubi at the Winter Guard Tournament on March 30 and we need somebody to make about 100.  All items needed will be supplied.


APA Orchestra- 3/18-3/24


The pit orchestra has had an amazing opening weekend for Singing in the Rain, but our attention turns quickly to Festival on the 25th! It’s another busy week with extended rehearsals for the Advanced Orchestra due to their upcoming adjudication, and sectional time is reduced for this week. Tickets are available to purchase through the Philharmonic Society website (use code HBAPA to ensure your ticket purchase is donated back to the orchestra program) or through the band office ($20 cash).

As a reminder, students not currently in the Advanced Orchestra are not required to attend the festival performance on March 25th. Students are encouraged to attend, and may travel with the ensemble, but it is not a required attendance for a grade if a student is not part of the Advanced Orchestra. Non performing orchestra students will need to buy a ticket.

After Festival, our attention will turn to our final Chamber recitals, which will be held in or right around the final week of April (dates being settled to ensure access to the Studio Theater). Sectional time will be focused on preparing chamber ensembles, and we will have a few weeks off of Advanced Orchestra around the busy indoor percussion and other commitments of the students in the program to allow them to focus on small ensemble and solo work.

Finally, a HUGE thank you out to the parent volunteers this weekend during the musical! Thank you for taking the time to help out behind the scenes, and it makes such a huge impact on the student’s success through these long weekends. 


Tuesday, March 19th:


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pianos 1 


3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Pianos 2


3:15 - 3:45 p.m.


4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Advanced Orchestra


Thursday, March 21st


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pianos 1 

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Pianos 2

Chamber Orchestra


4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Advanced Orchestra


Friday, March 22nd:


5:30 p.m.

Call time – Singin’ in the Rain Show #4 

7:00 p.m.

Singin’ in the Rain Show #4


Saturday, March 23rd:


5:30 p.m.

Call time – Singin’ in the Rain


7:00 p.m.

Singin’ in the Rain Show #5


Sunday, March 24th:


12:30 p.m.

Call time – Singin’ in the Rain


2:00 p.m.

Singin’ in the Rain Show #6


Looking Ahead:


Monday, March 25th:


CALL TIME (Students will be excused from courses after this time): 1:30 p.m.

Schedule: Festival Day

1:30 p.m.: Warm-up and rehearsal (M1)

2:30 p.m.: Break and load buses

3:00 p.m.: Depart HBHS

3:50 p.m.: Arrive at Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts

4:30 p.m.: Observe performances in the hall

5:15 p.m.: Break for snack/unload instruments and equipment

6:20 p.m.: Warm-up (Samueli Theater)

7:00 p.m.: Performance

7:30 p.m.: End of Performance

7:50 p.m.: Load buses (at this time, students may be signed out by parents if in attendance. Parents must speak with me in order to sign the student out at this time, as I am responsible for their safety during this trip).

8:15 p.m.: Depart Segerstrom Center

9:00 p.m.: Arrival at HBHS/Unload Equipment and Instruments

9:20 p.m.: Dismissal (M1)


Upcoming Events


Additional Notes for Parents/Students


  • Our performance time is now set for the Segerstrom Festival! We will take the stage at 7:00 p.m.. Tickets will be available for purchase for $20 (price set by Philharmonic Society) through the band office/OMG, and any tickets purchased through us will have half their value donated back to the orchestra program.

  • As the break in the schedule at Segerstom coincides when we were initially going to observe more performances, the call-time for Monday, March 25th has been adjusted back to 1:30 p.m.

  • We will need 4 parent volunteers to be bus chaperones.  Each chaperone will be given a ticket to see the performance.   Please sign up and get information here…

  • APA is turning 30!!  There will be a celebration on April 21 during intermission of the 12 pm Clue performance. 

  • Know anyone interested in joining APA in the fall? Last chance to apply for APA next year! Applications due 3/29.

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