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Sponsor: Dr. Tim Mooney
Contact Dr. Mooney:

Click on the links below for Orchestra information:
McManual 2008-2009
Opening 2008
Orchestra Letter 2008
McEachern 2008-2009 Schedule
Purpose of the Organization: To enlighten the youth of music from the vast amount of string instruments.

Major Activities: Orchestra Concerts

Orchestra Web Site:
Harmony for Humanity

*note - the orchestra and Harmony for Humanity web sites are maintained by Dr. Mooney and not an official part of the MHS Web.

How do I join? Register for the class through your grade counselor.

McEachern 2008-2009 Schedule (pdf for print)



Parent Meeting in Orchestra Room, 6 P.M. at Open House, 8/28 at 6:30. Encore Fundraiser begins 8/18.  Money is due no later than September 2nd!

Cookie Dough/Pretzel/Pizza Sale

September: All State and Solo & Ensemble monies due 9/8.
October: CODA HS Honors Orchestra (optional):  Auditions: 10/3, Sprayberry HS; sectionals 11/10 at Sprayberry H.S.   Rehearsals/concert: November 14-15th, KMHS. Concert on Saturday night.

GMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival (optional), Saturday, 11th at Awtrey MS (Solos $5, Ensembles free), money due September 8th.  Fall Concert, all orchestra students, Thursday, 23rd at 5:30 P.M. in PAC. GMEA First Round All-State Orchestra auditions at Pope HS on Saturday, 10/25/08.


No concerts



Winter Concert, Thursday, 11th, Advanced, Intermediate, Chamber and 9th Grade Orchestras, 5:30 P.M in PAC.
January: GMEA All-State Orchestra Final Auditions, Saturday, 1/10/09, Westminster School.
February: Thursday, 17th, Pre-Festival Concert, 5:30-9 P.M. in PAC Auditorium. Tuesday, 24th, Wednesday, 25th, and Thursday, 26th; GMEA Orchestra Festival, at McEachern, during school day until 8 P.M. Parent workers/chaperones needed
March:  Spring Orchestra Trip TBA (depends on student interest).
April: MS Honors Orchestra, April 17-18th.  McEachern student and parents needed to help!! Annual Orchestra Awards Banquet in new McEachern Cafeteria, Monday, 27th, 7 – 8 PM, potluck. Orchestra letters and other honors presented.
May: “Stardust 2009”; Orchestra Spring Concert, all Orchestras, Thursday, 7th, 5:30-7 P.M.
June:  Piano Lab Camp starts Monday, June 8th, 10:30-12 Noon.   Dr. Mooney is available for FREE tutoring during the month of June, Monday-Thursday, 9-1 P.M.
July: 16th Annual Summer Orchestra Camp, 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th, 20th,and 23rd,  7-9 P.M. in PAC.

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