Arts Education

ELEMENTARY ORCHESTRA RECRUITMENT INFORMATION

Things are a little different this school year, but the Elementary Orchestra program is moving forward!  For over 41 years, the Cumberland County Schools’ String Orchestra program has provided orchestra instruction to thousands of young musicians.  We invite you to consider your child’s participation in this exciting music program. Starting at the fifth-grade level, orchestra instruction in violin, viola, and cello are offered twice weekly during the school day.  Our elementary orchestra recruitment plan is as follows:

September 21 – 25, 2020 – Elementary “Virtual” School Visits

During this week, our orchestra teacher will “virtually visit” all 5th-grade classrooms throughout Cumberland County Schools.  They will explain what is like being a part of the orchestra program and learning to play a string instrument.  They will show a video about the orchestra program that features demonstrations of each instrument and an ensemble of our own Orchestra teachers playing in a quintet.  Here is a link to the video shared with 5th-grade students.

After the virtual visit, principals will share with parents a link to the Parent Orchestra Registration Letter.  If you decide to take advantage of this educational opportunity, please fill out the google form linked in the Parent Orchestra Registration Letter linked below by Friday, September 25, 2020.  Just click on the google form link in the letter, fill out the form and click to submit.

Parent Orchestra Registration Letter

If you would like to know the name and email of the Orchestra Teacher assigned to your child’s school, please see the school list linked below.

School List

September 28 – October 2, 2020 – Parent Nights Virtual Meets

If you choose to enroll your child in the Orchestra Program, we invite you to attend one of the Parent Night Virtual Meets for each school district listed below.   Members of the orchestra faculty will be available to answer questions, give information about the orchestra program, and counsel parents and students on instrument size and selection.  A list of Orchestra teachers and the schools they serve are posted on the Arts Education webpage on the CCS website.  If you are unable to attend a Virtual Meet, please contact your child’s orchestra teacher by email for further information.  

Parent Orchestra Material List

How To Measure Your Student for Their Instrument

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Published by Jennifer Chapman on September 22, 2020

        


On Thursday, March 19, 2020,Cello Players from the Cumberland County Youth Orchestra there will be a joint concert between our Middle School Youth Orchestra and the Cumberland County Youth Orchestra. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Seventy-First High School. This event is free and open to the public.

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Published by Jennifer Chapman on March 9, 2020

        


Congratulations to twenty-three of Cumberland County Schools’ advanced string orchestra students selected through audition for the Cumberland County Youth Orchestra (CCYO) String Ensemble on October 17, 2019.  The CCYO String Ensemble will offer a Winter Concert on Monday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Terry Sanford High School Auditorium.  CCYO plays a mixed repertoire of challenging classical and contemporary orchestral musical selections.  The concert is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

In the spring, selected county band students join with the string ensemble to make a full orchestra.  Upcoming spring concerts include a joint concert with the Middle School Youth Orchestra (MSYO) on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at Seventy-First High School Auditorium.  CCYO will complete its season at a concert on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at the Spring Orchestra Festival at the Crown Arena.  Co-Conductors for the Cumberland County Youth Orchestra are John Skorich, Orchestra Director at Terry Sanford High School and Milton Williams, Orchestra Director at Westover High School.

Congratulations to the following students.

1st Violin                       2nd Violin                               Cello                                Bass      

Jonathan Piland               Grace Kim                             Ryan Kennedy                Abigail Marshall

Abigail Hughes                Allie Hayes                             Emily Rogers                  Emily Seglund

Malik Winston                  Hanna Chung                        Christopher Oh

Emmy Tang                     Michelle Williams                   Benson Wang

Gian Jea-Louis                Krista Edwards

Theresa Dill                     Gregory Glasby

Joshua Sutton

Mr. Williams teaching CCYO students

CCYO Cello Players

CCYO Bass Players

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Published by Jennifer Chapman on October 21, 2019

        


We look forward to another year to another year of Orchestra in the Cumberland County Schools. This link will allow you to see who your student teacher is and what schools they serve.

2019-20 Faculty

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Published by Jennifer Chapman on September 20, 2019

        


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