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  • Welcome to Holman Orchestra Website!

    Congratulations to the group above (8th grade Orchestra) for earning a 1 HONOR RATING at the Large Ensemble Contest, in March 2017!!!

    This is a very big accomplishment and I am very proud of you all and good luck at PHS!! You will be missed at Holman!

    Love, Mrs. Goren-Scheer, Orchestra Director,

    Mr. Dunsmoor, Co-Director, 7th grade Orchestra

    Mr. Knobel, Co-Cirector, 6th and 8th grade Orchestra

    Supplies Needed: 2017-2018

    • Please make sure that every instrument and every supply has your student's name on them in every class!
    • 5th grade: Informational Meeting is on Wednesday, August 16, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Pattonville High School Auditorium.  Classes begin during the week of August 21st at Drummond and Rose Acres and Monday, August 14th at Holman for 5th grade STEM students.  
    • Materials needed: Instrument in a good and working condition, rosin, shoulder pad (violin and viola, rock stop), music stand for home use and for performances, Essential Elements book corresponding with the instrument that your student plays. 
    • 6th grade Materials needed: Instrument in a good and working condition, rosin, shoulder REST for violin/viola, rock stop for cello for home use and performances, 3 ring one inch binder with 25 sheet protectors to store music in and dividers.   . Books: Essential Elements book 1 from last year AS WELL AS  ORCHESTRA EXPRESSIONS BOOK 1 a YELLOW BOOK.
    • 7th & 8th grade Materials needed: Instrument in a good and working condition, rosin, shoulder REST for violin/viola, rock stop for cello for home use and performances, 3 ring one inch binder with 25 sheet protectors to store music in.  White dressy top, black bottom, dressy black shoes and socks for performances. Books: Essential Elements book 2. THIS IS A PURPLE BOOK Mrs. GS will provide other books/materials in class.
    • DRESS CODE FOR 6-8th grade:  White dressy top, black bottom, dressy black shoes and socks for performances.  
    • Orchestra T-shirts will also be recommended for a purchase as they will be used throughout the year for performances.
    • DRESS CODE for 5th grade: Orchestra shirt, black pants and black shoes, and orchestra shirt, and jeans.

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  • Orchestra Handbook

    Click on Orchestra Handbook text above to see the handbook file.