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Orchestra at West – 2021-22 TENTATIVE schedule

(September 11, 2021 update)

Here are some dates I have asked for for concerts and events in the coming year. SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please note in particular: Members of Chamber and Symphony, please do not make travel plans for the long weekend of April 7-10, 2022: District Band and Orchestra are that weekend! NOTE: Events appearing without the “bullet” and flush right 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.

  • CANCELLED: (was August 18) Taking Care of Business Day – stop by the Orchestra table to say hello and get information!
  • Monday through Friday, August 23-27, 2021, 9-12 (9-1 for Chamber), Orchestra Room: CAMP IS ON!, There will be construction, dust, etc. but we will be able to get in! Short performance Friday August 27 at 11am in the Auditorium
  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021: First Day of School, Grade 9 – no instruments on this day
  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021: First Day of School, Grades 10-12 – no instruments on this day
  • Saturday, September 11, 2021: MUSIC DAY fundraiser, all returning students are asked to participate
  • CANCELLED: Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 7pm, Auditorium: Orchestra Parent Meeting
  • TBD probably not October 1: Winter at West tickets go on sale!
  • CANCELLED: Friday through Sunday, October 8-10, 2021 NOTE DATE CHANGE: Chamber Orchestra retreat at Drift Creek Camp, Lincoln City (Chamber)
  • Monday, October 18, 2021, 7pm, Auditorium: Fall Orchestra Concert (String EnsembleSinfoniettaChamber)
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021, after school: Winter at West transition ensemble auditions – (open to those in Chamber and Symphony)
  • Monday through Wednesday, December 6, 7, 8, 2021, 3:30-6:30pm, Auditorium: Winter at West rehearsals (ChamberSymphony)
  • Thursday through Saturday, December 9-11, 2021: 7pm Thu, Fri, 2pm and 7pm Sat, Auditorium (call 45 min. prior): Winter at West performances (ChamberSymphony)

Friday through Sunday, January 14-16, 2022, Eugene: All-State Orchestra rehearsals and performance (optional) (by audition)

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 7pm, Auditorium: Winter Orchestra Concert (String EnsembleSinfoniettaChamber)

Thursday, February 3, 2022, after school, location TBD: All-City Orchestra auditions (optional)

Wednesday, February 16, 2022, after school/evening, location TBD: All-City Orchestra sectionals (by audition)

Thursday, February 17, 2022, all day, location TBD: All-City Orchestra rehearsals (by audition)

Friday, February 18, 2022, evening, location TBD: All-City Orchestra rehearsal (by audition)

Saturday, February 19, 2022, time TBD, WSHS Auditorium: All-City Orchestra performance (by audition)

Saturday, March 5, 2022, all day, McNary HS or Chemeketa TBD: OMEA District 4 Solo-Ensemble Festival (optional)

  • Tuesday OR Wednesday, March 8-9, 2022, evening, McNary HS: SK Intermediate Orchestra Festival (String EnsembleSinfonietta)
  • Monday, March 14, 2022, 4pm, concert 7pm, Auditorium and Music Wing: 4th Grade Festival and Chamber Orchestra Concert (Chamber)
  • Friday, April 8, 2022, 1-8pm, Auditorium and Music Wing: Mountain Valley Conference Band Festival (Orchestra staffs this event) (ChamberSymphony)
  • Saturday, April 9, 2022, all day, Auditorium and Music Wing: SK Invitational Orchestra Festival (ChamberSymphony)
  • Thursday, May 5, 2022, 7pm, Auditorium: “Pre-State” Band, Orchestra, and Choir Concert (ChamberSymphony plus Wind Ensemble and Choir of the Titans)
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2022, all day, OSU, Corvallis: OSAA State Orchestra Contest (ChamberSymphony, subject to qualification)
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022, 6:30pm, Gym: Orchestras of the West Area-Wide Concert, (String Ensemble, Sinfonietta, Chamber, Symphony)
  • Monday, June 6, 2022, 7pm, Auditorium: Final Orchestra Concert and Senior Farewell (String EnsembleSinfoniettaChamber)