'23-'24 orchestra handbook and remind info

Stebbins High School Orchestra 


            The Stebbins High School Orchestra has a tremendous history of success and musical achievement. The ensemble is composed of the top string players in the school district and performs throughout the Dayton area during the school year. This outstanding ensemble continues to grow in quality and quantity; it is currently at its largest with nearly 50 members! 

            Students work regularly with guest clinicians Dr. In-Hong Cha (WSU), Dr. Franklin Cox (WSU), Dr. Elizabeth Hofeldt (DPO) and Leslie Dragan (DPO), among others. The Stebbins High School Orchestra competes in the OMEA State Orchestra Contest annually – where they continue to earn 'SUPERIOR' (I) ratings from adjudicators. 

            The Stebbins High School Orchestra performs at the annual Evening of Strings Concert with several of the area's top high school orchestras, hosts an annual String Camp for all 7-12 orchestra students in Mad River Local Schools and performs bi-annually at the adjudicated event Music in the Parks at Kings Island. Students also perform in the community for Beverly Garden's Veterans Day program, Breakfast with Santa and and the MRLS Spaghetti Fest. he Stebbins High School Orchestra has also performed at National Adjudicators Invitationals and Dixie Classic Festivals in both Chattanooga, Tennessee and in Washington D.C., where the group has received overall 'SUPERIOR' ratings. 

            They are excited to tour Cleveland and perform at Cedar Point's Music in the Park's adjudicated event in May of 2024. They will also be returning to Disney World for a world-class performance during the 2025-26 school year.

SHS Instrumental Concert Dates 

♪ Evening of Strings Concert, October TBA
♪ Winter Concert, Monday, December 11, SHS, 7:00 PM
♪ SHS/MRMS Retention Performance (in-school), December, TBD
♪ Solo and Ensemble, Saturday, January 20, Location TBA
♪ String Symposium, Saturday, February 10, SHS, 9AM-8PM (concert at 7:00PM)
♪ State Orchestra Contest, Friday OR Saturday, March 1 OR 2, TBA
♪ MRLS Spaghetti Fest, March 6, SHS (Select Group)
♪ Cleveland and Cedar Point Trip, Sandusky, Ohio, May 3-4 - PARENT INFO BELOW
♪ Spring Concert Monday, May 6, SHS, 7:00 PM
♪ Music Awards, Thursday, May 9, SHS, 6:30

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