2019-20 Calendar events of note:

  • August 14, Taking Care of Business Day at West. 9-11am Freshmen; 12:30-7pm all grades. Come visit us at the orchestra table!
  • August 19-22, ORCHESTRA BOOT CAMP! 9am-noon (Chamber Orchestra until 1pm). Mini-concert on Thursday at 11 in the auditorium. Come help us “play in” the new year. All orchestra students are encouraged to attend. There will be snacks.
  • September 3: Freshmen First Day. No instruments today
  • September 4: Grades 10-12 First Day.
  • September 7: MUSIC DAY city-wide music fundraiser
  • September 11: Annual parent meeting, 7pm, Auditorium
  • October 1: WINTER AT WEST tickets go on sale!
  • October 11-13: Chamber Orchestra Retreat at Drift Creek Camp
  • October 15: First Orchestra Concert, 7pm, Auditorium (String Ensemble, Sinfonietta, Chamber)
  • December 4: Symphony field trip to University of Oregon, 9:30-7:00
  • December 9-11: Winter at West rehearsals after school (Symphony, Chamber)
  • December 12-14: Winter at West performances (12-13: 7pm; 14: 2pm, 7pm) (Symphony, Chamber)
  • January 15, 2020: End-of-Semester Orchestra concert, 7pm, Auditorium (String Ensemble, Sinfonietta, Chamber)
  • January 17-19: All-State OMEA Conference, Portland (All-State Orchestra musicians only)
  • February 6: All-City Orchestra auditions, Parrish Middle School, starting 4pm
  • February 19-21: All-City Orchestra rehearsals, details TBD (All-City Orchestra musicians only)
  • February 22: All-City Orchestra rehearsal, Parrish MS, 8am-noon (All-City Orchestra musicians only)
  • February 22: All-City Orchestra dress rehearsal, AT WEST SALEM, 3:30-4:15pm (All-City Orchestra musicians only)
  • February 22: All-City MS and HS Orchestra concert, AT WEST SALEM, 5:15pm (Choir is at 2, Band at 7:30) (All-City Orchestra musicians only)
  • March 7: OMEA Solo-Ensemble Festival, venue TBD
  • March 9: “4thFest” Orchestra concert featuring area 4th graders and Chamber Orchestra, 7pm, Auditorium (Chamber)
  • March 10: SK Intermediate HS Orchestra Festival (String Ensemble and Sinfonietta), McNary HS (note new venue this year)
  • April 8: SK District Invitational STRING ORCHESTRA Festival (Chamber)
  • April 9: SK District Invitational SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Festival (Symphony)
  • April 10: Mountain Valley League Band Contest @ West (Orchestra doesn’t play but DOES run the event backstage)
  • May 1: OMEA State Small Ensemble Contest, Pacific U., Forest Grove (Qualifying ensembles only)
  • May 2: OSAA State Solo Contest, Pacific U., Forest Grove (District Solo winners only)
  • TBD: “Pre-State” Ensembles Concert (Chamber, Symphony), 7pm (with Choir and Wind Ensemble)
  • Wednesday May 13 (Date Change!): OSAA State Orchestra Contest at OSU (Chamber, Symphony)
  • May 21: Orchestras of the West, WSHS Gymnasium, 6:30pm (All available performers!)
  • June 1: Final Orchestra Concert and Senior Farewell, 7pm, Auditorium (String Ensemble, Sinfonietta, Chamber)

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