Plano ISD Middle School Summer Strings

We are now announcing our PISD Summer Strings Orchestra Camp for 2024! Summer Strings is open for any current 6th, 7th and 8th grade violin, viola, cello or bass player!

Location: Robinson Fine Arts Center
When:  June 10-14, 2024
Daily Schedule:  8am to Noon
Students are expected to perform at the concert on Friday afternoon, June 14 at 1pm

This is a fun camp that invites amazing guest conductors from around the North Texas area and camp staff who are PISD orchestra directors.  There are two orchestras and students will be placed based on ability.
Audition material and camp information will be available for download on May 20, 2024.

Click HERE to begin your registration.

All-Region Results

All-Region Auditions have wrapped up! Great job to all who participated. We know you had to dedicate so many hours to preparing for this. Please join me in congratulating the following on earning a place in All-Region!

Additionally, several students earned an Area seat and will advance on to next week’s All-State Auditions.

What an impressive showing from Jasper Orchestra!!!

*Area

Symphony Orchestra
VIOLIN (227 entries)
*Sean Kim-4
*Sanjit Konda-5
*Priscilla Yu-9
*Leon Zeng-15
*Daniel Wang-18
*Emily Dong-20
*Alexander Yu-22
*Ryan Lai-28
Jennifer Duan-31
Lois Tam-34
Enoch Chan-37
Kai Wang-39

VIOLA (90 entries)
*Dai Nakagawa-1 (WOOHOO!!!)
*Eric Wang-2
*Andrew Lee-4
*Alvin Luo-9

CELLO (114 entries)
*Kyle Park-2
*Isabel Chapman-9

BASS (40 entries)
*Alisa Nakamura-9

PIANO (9 entries)
*Amanda Yi-2

Philharmonic Orchestra
VIOLIN
Nicole Kim-48
Julia Jeng-56
Josephina Qiu-59
Noalen Ni-63
Isabella Wang-Alternate
Honoka Morita-Alternate

VIOLA
Ian Xue-19
Aayush Appan-22
Anya Li-25
Zongcheng Yuan-29

CELLO
*Kevin Zheng-17
Esther Huang-22
Lexing Wei-31

BASS
Cory Tan-18
Riley Graham-Alternate

Spring Banquet 2023

Aside from our Spring Concert, which will be on May 15th @ Christ United Methodist Church, we will have one more major event to close out what has been a great and restorative year for our program.

Students have their invitation for the West Orchestra Cluster Banquet happening on Friday, May 12th from 6:30 to 11:00 pm. This is an event where orchestra students from Jasper, Shepton, and Plano West come together for an evening to enjoy a nice dinner together followed by each school giving out awards and recapping the school year. Then the evening ends with a dance (or just enjoying spending time together).

Friday, May 12, 2023
Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel
900 East Lookout Drive, Richardson, TX 75082

  • 6:30-7:00pm Check In at the school table
  • 7:00-9:00pm Dinner & Presentations
  • 9:00-11:00pm Dance
    • *Semi-formal/Formal (no jeans/shorts)

Please note that RSVP to this event is due by April 27, 2023.

Attire
Semi-formal is required. Shorts, jeans, and other casual clothing are not permitted.

Dropoff
If you are being dropped off by a parent, they should drop you at the Renaissance entrance on Plaza Drive (east side of the hotel). Pickup is at 11, and they should be on time to pick you up.

Parking
You must use the parking garage on Plaza Drive, on the east side of the Renaissance Hotel. When you pull into the parking garage, you will receive a parking ticket on cardstock. YOU MUST BRING THIS TICKET INTO THE BANQUET WITH YOU!

When you check in at the banquet, there will be a “parking validation” machine. You must stick your parking ticket into that machine to have it validated – this will allow you to leave the parking garage for free. If you forget to validate your parking ticket, you will likely be charged to leave the parking garage at the end of the night.

Do not park anywhere on the surrounding streets! Most of the parking in the area is permit-only for area apartments, and you will be towed at your expense.

It is always a memorable event and we hope that your student will be able to be part of the evening’s festivities! See you all there!

2023 Spring Concert

We look forward to wrapping up this wonderful year with our Spring Concert next Monday, May 15th. Please read through the following details below.

Orchestra Spring Concert

Monday, May 15, 2023 @ Christ United Methodist Church, 6:30 PM

3101 Coit Rd, Plano, TX 75075

Student Arrival Time  – 6:00 PM

  • ***Attire – Semi-Formal/Spring Colors***
    • Dress Shoes, Slacks, Button Down Shirt, Shirt tucked in, Belt, Tie optional.
    • Dress or dress pants and top. Closed-toed shoes. Minimal jewelry. Dresses should be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee and dress straps need to be wider than 2 inches.

Performance Uniform Return

Starting tomorrow, Friday, May 5th, to next Tuesday, May 9th, 2023, please drop off orchestra performance uniforms either before school, during class, or after school.

We will be sending them off to be dry-cleaned next Monday.

  • All hemming will need to be undone. Pants and Dresses should be reset to their original length.
  • Boys must return 4 items
    • Tuxedo Jacket, Tuxedo Pants, Cummerbund, and bow tie.
  • Please notify us if any items have been lost and we will let you know the replacement cost.
  • No hangers or plastic garment bags need to be returned.

Thank you!

Midwest Clinic Invite!

The Jasper High School Legacy Orchestra has been invited to the prestigious 77th Midwest Clinic!

It will be held in Chicago, Illinois in December of the next school year.

 

This is a historical moment as we are the first 9-10th grade only high school to be invited to perform at the Midwest Clinic.

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Moreno and the awesome Legacy Orchestra!