Orchestra at West – 2022-23 TENTATIVE schedule

(June 2022 updates)

Here are some dates for concerts and events in the coming year. SUBJECT TO CHANGE. NOTE: Events appearing without the “bullet” are optional, usually by application or audition. Events are also color-coded by ensemble (not everyone has to be at everything!): Look for String Ensemble, Sinfonietta, Chamber, and Symphony.

  • TBD: Taking Care of Business Day – stop by the Orchestra table to say hello and get information!
  • Monday through Friday, August 22-26, 2022, 9-12 (9-1 for Chamber), STRAUB MIDDLE SCHOOL Orchestra Room: ORCHESTRA BOOT CAMP!  Short performance TBD Friday August 26 at 11am in the Straub Commons
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2022: First Day of School, Grade 9 – no instruments on this day
  • Wednesday, September 7, 2022: First Day of School, Grades 10-12 – no instruments on this day
  • Saturday, September 10, 2022: MUSIC DAY fundraiser, all returning students are asked to participate
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 7pm, Auditorium: Mandatory Orchestra Parent Meeting
  • TBD: Winter at West tickets go on sale!
  • Monday, October 17, 2022, 7pm, Auditorium: Fall Orchestra Concert (String EnsembleSinfoniettaChamber)
  • Wednesday, November TBD, after school: Winter at West transition ensemble auditions – (open to those in Chamber and Symphony)
  • Monday through Wednesday, December TBD, 3:30-6:30pm, Auditorium: Winter at West rehearsals (ChamberSymphony)
  • Thursday through Saturday, December TBD: 7pm Thu, Fri, 2pm and 7pm Sat, Auditorium (call 45 min. prior): Winter at West performances (ChamberSymphony)

(All-State Orchestra in Eugene will be January 13-15, 2023, auditions in early Fall.)

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 7pm, Auditorium: Winter Orchestra Concert (String EnsembleSinfoniettaChamber)

(All-Northwest Orchestra in Bellevue WA will be February 16-19, 2023, auditions in the Fall.)

(All-City Orchestra performs Saturday, February 25, 2023, time and place TBD, auditions in early February.)

(OMEA District 4 Solo-Ensemble Festival is Saturday, March 4, 2023, all day, at McNary HS, open to interested soloists and small ensembles)

  • Monday, March 13, 2023, 4pm, concert 7pm, Auditorium and Music Wing: 4th Grade Festival and Chamber Orchestra Concert (Chamber)
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023, performance time TBD, McNary HS: SK Intermediate Orchestra Festival (String EnsembleSinfonietta)

(MARCH 25-APRIL 1, 2023: ORCHESTRA BIG TRIP to San Francisco, Disneyland, and back! Contact Mr. Thomson with questions)

  • Thursday, April 13, 2023, 1-8pm, Auditorium and Music Wing: Mountain Valley Conference Band Festival (Orchestra staffs this event) (ChamberSymphony)
  • Friday, April 14, 2023, 11am-7:30pm (performance times TBD), Auditorium and Music Wing: SK Invitational Orchestra Festival (ChamberSymphony)

(State Small Ensemble Contest [open to winners/qualifiers from March 4 District Solo/Ensemble] will be Friday, April 28, 2023, at Pacific University)

(OSAA State Solo Contest [open to winners/qualifiers from March 4 District Solo/Ensemble] will be Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Pacific University)

  • Thursday, May 4, 2023, 7pm, Auditorium: “Pre-State” Band, Orchestra, and Choir Concert (ChamberSymphony plus Wind Ensemble and Choir of the Titans)
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023, all day, OSU, Corvallis: OSAA State Orchestra Contest (ChamberSymphony, subject to qualification)
  • Thursday, May 25, 2023, 6:30pm, Gym: Orchestras of the West Area-Wide Concert, (String Ensemble, Sinfonietta, Chamber, Symphony)
  • Monday, June 5, 2023, 7pm, Auditorium: Final Orchestra Concert and Senior Farewell (String EnsembleSinfoniettaChamber)