In Middle School, does the Orchestra enroll beginners? Which Orchestra class do we choose on our registration form?
Yes. Choose Orchestra I on your Caddo Middle Magnet enrollment form. To Audition for intermediate or advanced, you must play for Mrs. Webb.Back to Top
How do I audition for a more advanced orchestra?
Auditions should be recorded on a jump drive or CD or DVD and must be submitted by the last day of school each school year to the orchestra director. You can also perform live by setting up an audition time with Mrs. Webb, who can be contacted through this website or call 869-3001 (home) or 286-3990 (cell) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to Top
What should a student play for an audition?
For Middle School, any polished piece can be played for the audition.For High School, auditions will consist of All-State Orchestra auditionmaterial. Your audition should be recorded on a jump drive or CD orDVD and submitted by the end of the school year for review. Check the All State page for a list by year. You can get copies of the written music by contacting Mrs. Webb. Recordings of the current year's pieces and etudes are posted on this Web Page under "Recordings".Back to Top
What do students wear for concerts/performances?
Dressing for ALL Concert Performances Young men in middle school wear black bow ties, tuxedo shirts and blackpants with black dress shoes. High school gentlemen wear black bow ties, tux shirts/pants/coats, and blackcummerbunds with black dress shoes. Young ladies wear orchestra dresses. Check this webpage under Printable Handouts for how to order your orchestra dress/pants(for female cellists and bassists.Concerto/Soloists Concert Competition winners and All-State Orchestra members: Dresses for female Soloists for the CMHS Concerto Concert do not have to be orchestra dresses but, must be floor or tea-length and have modest necklines.Black orchestra dresses and coat/tie or tuxedo for boys are worn for All-StateOrchestra performances.CMHS Orchestra dress for CMHS Graduation: Girls: nice dresses and dress shoes(no flip flops)Boys: Coat and long tie with khaki or dress pants and dress shoes (no tennis shoes)Seniors are not required to perform at graduation.Back to Top
In High School, should beginners enroll for Orchestra?
Caddo Magnet High Orchestra does not take beginners.Audition music for CMHS Orchestra is the 2011-2012 All-State audition music. A list of those pieces and scales and recordings are availableon this website. For hard copies of the sheet music, please contact Mrs. Elaine Webb through this web page. Click "E Mail" on the left menu.Back to Top
How do I makeup points for a missed required performance?
See this webpage's "Printable Handouts" for info on Make-up assignments..Back to Top