Legacy Orchestra Takes 3rd in TMEA Honor String!!!

I am very excited to share with you that after submitting our Legacy Orchestra’s fall concert into the state-wide competition known as TMEA Honor String Orchestra, we were once again selected as a state finalist and this year earned a rank as the #3 high school orchestra of Texas!

While Jasper orchestra frequently ranks in the top 10 of all Texas high school orchestras, it’s especially important to note that our Jasper kids are classified as a JV level group while going up against all other high school orchestras (9-12th grade) that are Varsity level. Any orchestra that ranks as a finalist in the TMEA contest is performing at near professional caliber and our students work incredibly hard to earn this distinction, in the first 8 weeks of school no less. I’ve uploaded 2 of the 4 pieces we performed to our Youtube channel if you would like to take a listen!

Prelude to Tristan und Isolde – Richard Wagner

String Quartet #3, mvt 3 – Dmitri Shostakovich

2019-2020 Audition Results

Dear Orchestra Members,

Below are the orchestra placements for the 2019-2020 school year.A great deal of thought and consideration has been put in to these placements and we want you to know that each of you were placed in an ensemble that will give you the most opportunity for your musical growth to shine.

Please remember:

1)  The Jasper Orchestra auditions are very competitive because of the very high quality of  training you all receive at Rice and Robinson. There are also all of the current 9th graders auditioning for these spots as well.  The upside of this is that all of our orchestras are very much above average for their level and will be a rewarding musical environment for you.

2)  You are so much more than simply a member in the ensemble.  Regardless of what class you are in, take it as an opportunity to excel and distinguish yourself in a positive manner. We will have some great experiences!

AUDITION RESULTS

Later on next week, you will all be receiving some music from our first concert next year if you’re looking for something to practice over the summer. Have a great summer, and I can’t wait to see everyone next year!

Jasper Orchestra Presents: NOSFERATU, A Symphony of Horror

Come join us for “Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” by the Jasper Chamber and Camerata Orchestras!

We will be showing one of the earliest Dracula based films, Nosferatu, the 1922 silent film while the orchestra provides the live soundtrack.

Oct. 30, Jasper Cafeteria

Doors open at 6:30pm

Popcorn will be sold for $1 for more visit our website

Show begins at 7:00pm

Get your tickets at http://tinyurl.com/nosjas

We hope to see you there!

2018-2019 Audition Results

Dear Orchestra Members,

Below are the orchestra placements for the 2018-2019 school year. Mr. Davis and I want for you know that we put a great deal of thought in to the placements and that each of your were placed in an ensemble that will give you the most opportunity for your musical growth to shine. A few things to remember:

1)  The Jasper Orchestra auditions are very competitive because of the very high quality of  training you all receive at Rice and Robinson.  The upside of this is that all of our orchestras are very much above average for their level and will be a rewarding musical environment for you.

2)  You are so much more than simply a person in a class period.  Regardless of what class you are in, take it as an opportunity to excel and distinguish yourself in a positive manner.  It will pay off!

AUDITION RESULTS

Later on next week, you will all be receiving some music from our first concert next year if you’re looking for something to practice over the summer. Have a great summer, and I can’t wait to see everyone next year!

2018 TMEA All-State Results

This past weekend, judging was held for the TMEA Texas All-State Orchestra- Area Competition and the official results have been released. We are happy to announce that Jasper had 10 students who earned this title!

All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. 1,600 students are selected through a process that begins with over 65,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 15 ensembles (bands, orchestras, and choirs). This competitive process begins throughout the state in auditions hosted by 31 TMEA Regions. Individual musicians perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. From this ranking, a select group of musicians advances from their Region to compete against musicians from other Regions in seven TMEA Area competitions. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in a TMEA All-State music group. These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally recognized conductors during the annual state TMEA Clinic/Convention with moderenechild.com . Their performances before thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close.

Violin

Andrew Wong

Vivian Zhang- 2nd Alternate

Viola

Jacqueline Liu *Ranked 5th overall

Andrew Yu

Cello

Bryan Han *Ranked 5th overall

Eddie Xu *Ranked 7th overall

Joscie Palen

Bass

Kevin Meng *Ranked 6th overall

Alexandra Nepomnyashy

Jonathan Vasilyev

Piano

Angela Yi *Ranked 2nd overall