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APA Orchestra Updates and Schedule- Week of 5/6

APA Orchestra Schedule and Updates

Orchestra Horn Section killed it in MMET's Retrofest performances!

Current OMG Happenings


APA Orchestra's final Mainstage Show of the year is this Friday, May 10th! 

We need help to make it happen!

Orchestra parents can help and watch by signing up for Set Up/Tear Down, or Ushering. 


We're getting towards the end of the school year, so we have lots of final performances and awards ceremonies coming up. Keep reading your emails and keep an eye on our Instagram for info!

Do you need to clear out your closets? We need your stuff!

We are doing a Savers FUNDrive May 18.

We are collecting: clothing, shoes, household items, books, toys. Collection period will be from May 16-18. 

All of our programs have events coming up and we always need volunteers! Every moment of time, every item, and every dollar donated, makes our programs better! Click the link below to see our upcoming Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Drumline, Orchestra, and Color Guard events and find out how you can help!

We are looking for photos to add to a slideshow for the Year End Banquet. Please click "Photos" below, then click any photo to upload any photos/videos you wish to share.

APA Orchestra Schedule and Updates

APA Orchestra- 5/6-10


Fanfare week is upon us! We have a busy week ahead, especially in light of AP exams beginning.  

Thursday’s dress rehearsal will start with the ensembles from Dwyer MS, and then we will run through the concert in order for the orchestra side of things. My hope is that we will conclude rehearsal by 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. 


Tuesday, May 7th:


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

Pianos 1 (MPR)

Percussion Ensemble 

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

Advanced Orchestra

Pianos 2 (MPR) 

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

APA Select Winds (+ all Chamber Orchestra)


5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Chamber Orchestra (first 30 min)



Thursday, May 9th


4:30 p.m.

Equipment load-in (all available students)


5:00 p.m.

Show talk-down in Auditorium (all students in the APA orchestra program


5:15 p.m.

Strings Chamber Group 1 coaching (band room)

Dwyer MS ensembles on stage


5:45 p.m.

Continued time for Dwyer (if needed)

Strings Chamber Group 1 coaching (band room)


6:15 p.m.

Orchestra programs concert run-through


8:30 p.m. (tentative, but hopefully at the latest)

Dress rehearsal concludes


Friday, May 10th


5:30 p.m.

Call-time (all students in concert attire)


7:00 p.m.

FANFARE concert

Auditorium strike immediately after the conclusion of the concert. 


Upcoming Events


  • Fanfare Dress rehearsals: May 7th and 9th (schedule may change, check Slack and OMG Blog often)

  • Fanfare: May 10th @7:00 p.m.

  • May 21st @ 7:00 p.m.: Student Chamber Recital  

Additional Notes for Parents/Students


  • A reminder for concert attire! All students must wear one of the following combinations:

  • Black dress pants (not jeans), black dress shirt, black socks, all-black dress shoes, black belt, black dress jacket (optional)

  • Black dress pants (not jeans), white/tuxedo dress shirt, black socks, all-black dress shoes, black belt, black dress jacket (optional)

  • Black dress (floor length), black or white top/blouse, black dress shoes, black socks (if needed)

  • Reminder to all Seniors.  APA is offering scholarships for Seniors, $10,000, $1000, and $500.  Applications are due April 30.  Seniors should have received a link.  Please contact  the APA office for details.

  • The student chamber recital is scheduled for May 21st, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theater. All students in small groups and pianos will perform this evening.

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