Ford Orff Ensemble Auditions




Dedicated to excellence, the Ford Orff Ensemble offers an opportunity for Ford 4th & 5th graders to participate in an instrumental ensemble & perform for the community.  Involvement also enhances young people’s lives, helping them to develop qualities of self-reliance, personal integrity, responsibility, compassion and confidence in their abilities.  The Ford Orff Ensemble is a performance group that requires teamwork in order to meet its objectives.


Requirements for Membership

  1. Student must pass an audition.
  2. Student must have good behavior recommendations from homeroom teachers.
  3. Students must be available for all rehearsals and performances.



Due to limited space each student will need to audition to be in the Orff Ensemble each year. Students will be assigned a number and then asked to play & echo a melody in to a recorder. The recording will be given to another music teacher in the county and that person will choose the top performers. In order to give an unbiased opinion, the judge will not know the student’s identity. Behavior recommendations from homeroom teachers and parent/student commitment will also be taken into consideration.  Please come to the music room on January 16 or 17 between 7:15-7:30 to record your audition.




We will rehearse every Wednesday morning from 7:15-7:50.  Most bus riders DO NOT arrive in time.  Please plan accordingly.  We will perform at Ford’s Evening in the Garden on May 1 and Harrison’s Pops in the Park on May 4.  Students must be available for all performances.


Orff Ensemble Donation

Students who participate in Orff Ensemble will be requested to make a $20 donation.  This money will be used to purchase pieces of music, pay for a shirt and any other related expenses.  Chorus and/or former Tone-Chime Ensemble members will NOT need to send in a separate Orff Ensemble donation.


I am looking forward to creating some great music!  If you have any questions please e-mail me at: [email protected].



Craig Hurley



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