"The only love affair I have ever had is with music" - Maurice Ravel
The second semester is just flying by as we work toward LGPE on February 19th. Thank you to those who have signed up to chaperone! Your children are working more diligently than ever and are excited! Now is a great time to take out those tuxes, shirts and dresses to make sure everything is in order.
PLEASE READ FOR ADDITIONAL LGPE INFO!!
LGPE Performance Times @ Alpharetta HS
All orchestra students are expected to be in tuxes/dresses for the performance. How we appear is part of our score!
Freshman Orchestra - 10:30AM
Sinfonia Orchestra - 12:45PM
*Freshman/Sinfonia - Please arrive to orchestra room by 8AM
Philharmonic Orchestra - 4:00PM
Chamber Orchestra - 7:00PM
*The bus is expected back at RHS by 9PM. Philharmonic - you may be picked up at Alpharetta HS at 5PM, or you can ride the bus back with Chamber.
Abery Ohayon - Q & A
Time in orcehstra:
Abery has been playing violin in orchestra for 7 years.
Fiddle/bluegrass music because it is upbeat.
Favorite songs played in orchestra:
Mirage, Pirates, Darkened Shadows, Molly on the Shore
What do you like about RHS Orchestra and Why?
I really like how orchestra allows us to express ourselves through music and allows us to make personal connections we are able to keep through high school and beyond.
What has been your most memorable
experience as a part of the RHS Orchestra?
Either participating in the Tower of Talent or the junior year trip to Disney.
What do you know about music that you wish you knew when you were younger?
Playing in tune requires significant practice (@ my 8th grade self)
What advice do you want to give to younger players - either middle school or HS?
with/start private lessons and practice whenever you can.
What do you with you could do better musically than you do now?
I wish I could be more confident when playing because it would solve many other problems.
What is your favorite motto or quote?
Try your hardest, even if nobody else is.
If you could start your music career over again, what would you change, if anything?
I would begin playing violin specifically much earlier and would have participated in as many extracurricular events as possible.
Where do you want to go to college and will you continue to study music?
UGA (most likely, or GATech). I won't study music, but I will continue to play.
ASO on 3/19!!!
Please use this link to download the ASO Permission slip form and return by
2/25. Stay tuned for opportunities to volunteer!
* EXTRA! EXTRA! We are now selling RHS notepads and notecards as part of a fundraiser. Please use the link below to purchase. SENIOR PARENTS - THE NOTECARDS WOULD BE A TERRIFIC PRE-ORDER IN ANTICIPATION OF GRADUATION GIFTS!
Join the Georgia Philharmonic as five outstanding young artists perform in the tenth annual Samuel Fordis Young Artists' Concerto Competition Showcase Concert.
Saturday, February 15, 2020, 7:00 PM at Lassiter Concert Hall.
March 26th @ 6pm - Spring Chamber Music Concert @ Milton HS
This concert will be similar to the one we did in the media center at RHS. If you performed in solo or ensemble, please plan to sign up for this event. See Ms. White-Farnell for more information. She will have a sign up sheet in the office.
NAfme - All National Honors Orchestra
This is an incredible process from beginning to end and will take place November, 2020 in Florida. Please use
link to learn more about the audition process and the top conductors leading the work.
Interested in a career in Music Therapy?
link to learn more about a conference coming up March 4-7 in LaGrange, GA. High school students are invited to attend the conference on March 7th. If you are interested, please RSVP to email@example.com.
Franklin Pond Summer Institute Opportunity
Attention Juniors and Seniors
Are you considering majoring in music education? Clayton State has 2 music degrees they offer, along with small class sizes and a state-of-the-art performance space. For more information about the programs, you can contact Richard Bell, Associate professor of music: RichardBell@clayton.edu. For the music school audition information:
Have you joined the RHS Orchestra Booster club? Any amount you can donate helps us tremendously. RHS SGC voted to make April 21 school day (originally students were scheduled to be off
Please use the links below to access recordings from the Winter Concert.
* Georgia College has several matinee concerts coming up that I would encourage you to attend (and maybe get in an impromptu college tour!). Please see the dates below:
Mar. 4, 2020 | 11:15 a.m. Wind Symphony
Mar. 26, 2020 | 11 a.m. University Chorus
Mar. 26, 2020 | 2 p.m. Women's Ensemble
April 2, 2020 | 11:15 a.m.
*Patriotic Art Competition! Your student does not have to be an art major to participate. If you would like to see past submissions and requirements, go to:
Click on: Scholarships
Click on: Young American Creative Patriotic Art Competition
Click on: Entry Form (the link is in the section "What are the Requirements"
Submissions due by March 31st to:
Please use the link below to access photos from the Legacy of Excellence Awards!