Blackboard Update

Blackboard has been updated.  It has the music for assessment, the Assessment Written Assignment, and links for the music for both ensembles.

District X Orchestra Update

Since FCPS is on a 2 hour delay, the event will start at 10:00.  Here is the Revised Schedule.

Please remember that each student is required to turn in the Commitment Form by tomorrow.

There is also a Pizza Preorder Form for those students who want pizza for lunch.  Please bring cash and the form if you plan on purchasing pizza.

Watch Remind 101 for any other updates.

Social Media Update

– New domain name –

Facebook page
– New domain name –
– Winter Concert and Pit Orchestra pictures posted

Soundcloud –
– Winter Concert music – Coming soon

Continue following us on –
– Twitter – (@fchsorch)
– Instagram – (@fchsorch)

NHS and Orchestra Department Pancake Breakfast

The National Honor Society and the Orchestra Department is hosting the All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, January 17th from 8:00 – 11:00 am.  (The Snow date is January 24th).  It will be in the Cafeteria.

The Orchestra Department is currently selling tickets for the event.  Please see any orchestra student to purchase a ticket.  All tickets cost $5.00.  Each orchestra student is expected to 4 tickets.  The Orchestra Department goal is to sell 400 tickets.

We will need a ton of student volunteers – making pancakes, servers, and musicians – on the day of the event.

Please email Mr. Lisowski with questions or concerns.

Week of 12/8

Weekly Schedule – Posts events that occur outside of normal rehearsals

Monday 12/8 – W
– No Activity

Tuesday 12/9 – G
– Booster Meeting – 7:00 pm (Orchestra Room)

Wednesday 12/10 – W
– Dress Rehearsal – 2:30 – 3:30
– 2:30 – Chamber in seats (Running Handel with Chamber Singers)
– 2:45 – Concert in seats

Thursday 12/11 – G
– Winter Concert – featuring Chorus, Guitar and Orchestra Departments – 7:00 pm
– Call time – 6:15 (Orchestra Room)
– Winter Concert Binder Check due before students leave
Concert – Winter Concert Binder Check 2014
Chamber – Winter Concert Binder Check 2014

Friday 12/12 – W
– No Activity – 6th and 7th Periods will not play that day.

Up Coming Events
– January 8-10 – District X Jr and Sr Orchestra Event (@ Falls Church HS)

Booster Meeting 12/9

The FCHS Orchestra Boosters will be meeting on this coming Tuesday 12/9 at 7:00 pm.

We will be discussing District X Orchestra Event, Winter Concert, Spring Trip, NHS/Orchestra Pancake Breakfast and other important items.

We will meet in the Orchestra Room.  (There will not be marching band rehearsal this evening) Hope to see you there!!!

Winter Concert 12/11

The Winter Concert is on Thursday, December 11th at 7:00 pm.  It will feature music from the Guitar, Chorus and Orchestra departments.

Call time for all students is 6:15 in the orchestra room.  Please remember that 6:15 means each student is in their seat, instrument out, ready to tune.

All gentlemen are required to leave their bow ties and cummerbunds in their assigned bags before leaving.  Students who do not leave their bow tie and/or cummerbund will loose points off their concert grade.


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