Brownsburg Orchestra Announcements (updated 3/16/20)
1 The Brownsburg Symphony Orchestra is announcing a new Concerto Competition open to all Brownsburg Orchestra and Band students grade 9-12. Duets/Trios/Quartets are also eligible if members of the same house hold. (Middle school students are eligible if they have a sibling in the high school program) Given the uncertainty of our schedules, this is an opportunity for students to practice at home and focus on their individual performance. Students can pick any solo they like. There are no requirements or restrictions on the time limit. Upon returning to school, a student or multiple students who have prepared solos will be selected to play a solo with the orchestra at an upcoming concert. Current seniors are eligible even if the concert is pushed back to the next school year. A great place to find free solos online is www.imslp.org Students choosing a solo from the www.ISSMA.net (https://www.issma.net/semanuals.php) Group I list will be given special consideration. The earliest the audition will take place is the first week of May 2020. Please email Ghauger@brownsburg.k12.in.us with any questions.
2 Cyber lessons are going to be available from some of our private teachers. If you would like this set up. Please email your lesson teacher or Mr. Hauger Ghauger@brownsburg.k12.in.us
3 CHICAGO TRIP is Postponed. We are working with music travel on this. Please be patient for more details.
4 Students should continue to prepare their ISSMA Contest Music. Most likely, our Contests will be delayed but not cancelled. When we return, we will have little time to prepare as a group, so students should be working individually as much as possible. If ISSMA cancels, we may choose to attend a different competition based on schedule flexibility.
5. In this time of uncertainty, remember: Music will be there for you. When you give life to music, music gives you life.
For students and parents of BSO text @afe973 to 81010, for Philharmonic text @6h86ed and for freshmen text @e2af3d
FOR THE ORIGINAL 2019-2020 Handbook/Syllabus click here. Parents of 8th graders, this handbook is very similar to what your student will get next year.
The schedule prior to the Covid19 cancellations is below. We will do the best we can to stick with this as we come back/as things develop. Please be prepared to be flexible.
BROWNSBURG ORCHESTRA SCHEDULE SPRING 2020
All dates are for BSO only, unless indicated ( *= all orchestras. )
Mon. Jan. 13 5-7:30pm in Auditorium
Tue. Jan. 21 5-7:30pm in Band/Orch room
Mon. Jan 27 5-7:30pm in Band/Orch room
*Wed. Jan 29 Chamber Concert in Band/Orch rooms (optional for chamber groups)
Mon. Feb 3 5-7:30pm in Band/Orch room
*Sat. Feb 9 Solo-Ensemble at Avon (must be signed up to participate)
Mon. Feb 10 5-7:30pm in Band/Orch room
Tue. Feb 18 5-7:30pm in Band/Orch room
Sat. Feb 29 State solo ensemble (for those who earn Gold in Group I)
Mon. Feb 24 5-7:30pm in Band/Orch room
Mon. Mar 2 5-7:30pm in Auditorium
*Tue. Mar 3 CONCERT in Auditorium 6:30pm. All students report @ 5:45
Mon. Mar 9 5-7:30pm in Auditorium
Mon. Mar 16 5-7:30pm in Auditorium (winds start at 5:30)
Wed. Mar 18 Concert Invitational @ Lawrence Central H.S.
Thu. Mar 19 3-5:30pm in Band/Orch room (last before spring break)
Mon. Apr 6 5-7:30pm in Band/Orch room
Mon. Apr 13 5-7:30pm in Band/Orch room
*Fri/Sat. Apr 17-18 ISSMA CONTEST All Orchestras except BSO
Mon. Apr 20 5-7:30pm in Auditorium
Mon. Apr 27 3-6pm in Auditorium
Tue. Apr 28 3-5pm in Auditorium
Wed. Apr 29 BSO Concert in Auditorium with Wind Ensemble and Choir start time TBA
Thu. Apr 30 6-7:30pm in Auditorium
Fri/Sat May 1-2 ISSMA State Qualifications. times TBA
Mon. May 4 5-7:30pm in Auditorium
Tue. May 5 3-5:30pm in Auditorium
Thu. May 7 5-7:30pm in Band/Orch Room
Fri. May 8 3-5:30pm in Band/Orch room
Sat. May 9 State Finals performance. times TBA
*Wed. May 13 String Fever set up day times TBA (all orchestras)
*Sun. May 17 String Fever performance times TBA (all orchestras)
*Mon. May 18 Orchestra Awards Pitch in Dinner (all orchestras)
3-4pm Wind Sectional Dates:
1/16, 1/23, 1/30,
2/6, 2/13, 2/27,
4/9, 4/16, 4/23