Students in grades 5-12 are encouraged to come with their instruments and “try out” the orchestra any time throughout the year. In addition, adults are invited to “brush up” their skills (or learn something new) and join the weekly “training level” orchestra practices. No one has ever been or will be turned away! Rehearsals are stress-free opportunities for instrumentalists of all ages who want to develop their skills and artistry, explore orchestral literature, and collaborate with others in the making of beautiful music.
Performances for the special anniversary season will include a Fall Concert on November 12, 2017 at 3 p.m., a Holiday Charity Concert on December 17, 2017 at 2 p.m., and a Spring Concert on May 20, 2018 at 3 p.m.
Admission is free and these performances are held in the Upper St. Clair HS Theatre, 1825 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241.
The directors, members, and boosters are inviting all SHJO alumni to a GALA BIRTHDAY PARTY. Find your instruments (even if you have not played them for a while) and come back to SHJO. Preparations are being made to revisit past SHJO hits The Pirates of the Caribbean, Procession of the Sardar, Drunken Sailor, Dances with Wolves, among other favorites.
Rehearsals will be extended on Saturdays throughout the month of June 2018 leading up to the Alumni Reunion and Anniversary Concert on June 24, 2018 in the Fort Couch Middle School Gymnasium.