Christopher Noel led the Junior Orchestra through a wonderful season of music making in his first year as conductor. Noel is an enthusiastic and passionate conductor and musician, and it shines through as he works with the musicians of the orchestra. His love for music, and for sharing it with young people, is easily seen as he rehearses with humor and cheer – all the while enabling students to be their best. He chooses a variety of music to both challenge and delight!
Junior Orchestra (JO) rehearsals are held Monday evenings in the Roosevelt Middle School orchestra room from 6:45 to 8:45 pm (including federal holidays) beginning September 24, 2018. IMPORTANT ENTRANCE instructions: Please go to the main parking lot on the east side of the building and walk around the back to the far door to the cafeteria/dining hall. The program fee for JO is $430 for the year, and there are several payment options, as well as scholarships available (described on registration). The JO season includes 30 rehearsals, sectional coaching, several education and outreach concerts, and two formal concerts – with Little Symphony in December, and JO’s final season concert in May.
Reporting Absences to Your Registrar: Janna Farrell is the JO registrar. She has worked as registrar for JO for the last two years and has a wonderful rapport with the students. She is the go-to person for students and is always available to talk to if they need anything. Janna’s number is 541-501-7279. This is the number to call when your child will be late or absent, or for any other issues regarding rehearsals. You can leave a message and explain what’s going on. Students are expected to be there 10-15 minutes early so they are seated and ready to tune at 6:45 sharp. One week notice is required for absences! There is no longer an absence request form. You must call your registrar. THANK YOU!
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