Honor Orchestra

Hello parents and students,

It was my plan to have sectionals on the Honor Orchestra excerpts this week but snow and doctors appointments have put that on hold. In the meantime, I have uploaded Honor Orchestra forms and music in the “Honor Orchestra” tab. The audition is January 20th. I HIGHLY recommend students look at this and consider auditioning. Signed forms can be turned in to the yellow box at the front of the room even if a substitute is there.

Tapp always has students pass this competitive audition and I hope to send even more in 2018. Good luck and happy practicing!! I will not be there on Tuesday but will hopefully be clear to come back to work on Wednesday!

Fall 2017


Fiesta Latina Performance
7TH Grade Orchestras

Tuesday, October 24th
6:30 pm in the Tapp Theater

6th Grade Demonstration
December 7th, 2017
7:30 pm Tapp Theater

7th and 8th Grade Winter Concert
December 12th, 2017
7:30 pm Tapp Theater 


Please see the Handbook for important information and dates.

May Concerts

*6th-grade parents and students, check the Concerts and Events tab regarding String Jamboree

*7th and 8th Grade Orchestra Spring Concert – Thursday, May 18th, 2017 Tapp MS Theater, 7:00 pm


Attend the McEachern HS Orchestra Spring Concert on Thursday, March 27th. Turn in the program with one paragraph describing your listening experience.



*LGPE PERFORMANCE, A SUCCESS!! 7th Grade received one superior and three excellent scores at large group performance evaluation held at McEachern HS and 8th grade received straight superior scores. Woohooo!!

*CHAMBER MUSIC–This week, the 7th and 8th graders will be learning numerous short works in small chamber ensembles and will perform them for each other in class. Several students have volunteered to perform at the Women of Tomorrow’s Mother Daughter Tea Party held at Tapp this Saturday from 2-4pm (more information on this event to come). This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn the basics of performing without a conductor in small groups.

*6th Grade Jamboree–THIS EVENT DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED!! The Jamboree will no longer be at the end of March but on Monday, May 9th @Pebblebrook High School

*7th and 8th Grade Spring Concert–Thursday, May 18th 7:00pm

*Report Cards go out this week!–Parents, please remind your 7th and 8th graders that practice logs are not only for a grade but are essential for the advancement of our ensemble.



When: Thursday, February 9th 5-9PM

Where: Marco’s Pizza on Macland Rd in the Kroger shopping center

Details: When you carry out, delivery, or dine in, say you are with the Tapp Orchestra and a portion of your proceeds will go toward the program. Online orders excluded.

Why: It is up to the program to raise funds for field trip fees, clinicians and/or performers to come work with the kids, as well as special activities that include food/snack/etc. Funds from spirit night will go to our local orchestra account.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing many of you Thursday night!!

Upcoming Events:

Monday, January 23rd 4:30-5:30 7th Grade Violin 1 sectional

Tuesday, January 24th Black History Rehearsal

Wednesday, January 25th 4:30-5:30 8th Grade Violin 1 sectional

Monday, January 30th 4:30-5:30 7th Grade Violin 2 sectional

Tuesday, January 31th 4:30-5:30 Black History Rehearsal
Honor Orchestra Auditions @ Sprayberry High School

February 7th Black History Rehearsal

February 9th Marco’s Pizza Night 5:00-9pm ORCHESTRA FUNDRAISER

6th Grade Demonstration

The 6th Grade Demonstration is quickly approaching! We are excited to show our audience all that we have accomplished starting completely from scratch!! The 6th Grade performance will be on Thursday, December 8th at 7:00pm in the Tapp Theater.

Students must arrive at school no later than 6:00pm


Orchestra Polo/Black Polo

Khaki pants

Black socks and solid black shoes

Honor Orchestra Info


All 7th and 8th-grade students are encouraged to audition for the 2017 District 12 Honor Orchestra. Please read the attached PDF form, sign, and return no later than December 16th if your child would like to audition. A hard copy of the form will be given to students in class along with the audition excerpts. If you received a 2016 Honor Orchestra info sheet, please throw away and use the attached 2017 updated form. 

Reasons to audition:

*Outside of school performing opportunity

*Practice motivator (!!)

*Unique audition experience necessary for confidence in an audition as well as performance

*Exposure to advanced players from other schools




November 1st, 2016


*7th and 8th Grade Fall concert is THIS Thursday at 7:00pm in the auditorium. I hope to see lots of 6th-grade students and families! Ms. Floyd and a select group of orchestra students from the Mceachern high school orchestra program will be accompanying the 8th-grade pieces. You will not want to miss!

*We had a guest clinician come work with the violinists today, Mr. Valerioti, a talented and energetic professional violinist, and teacher from East Cobb. Great success! We look forward to more guest clinician help in the future for all other instruments!

*7th and 8th grade CALL TIME for THURSDAY

6:00pm in the auditorium –> 8th grade on stage and 7th grade in the audience

No cell phones on stage so leave them with your parents unless you have a lock on your orchestra locker and can leave them in there! 

*Concert attire: Orchestra polo/black polo, khaki pants, *black shoes and black socks

*tennis shoes are permitted as long as they are SOLID black

*Happy Practicing!!!