2nd 9 Weeks

Dear Hawks,

It was so fun to welcome our Future Hawks to Hebron for our biggest orchestra concert ever!  Hope you caught a t-shirt. 👕🙌. Thank you all for your support as our program has grown to 500+ orchestra members between our four middle school and high school campuses.  As we approach the physical capacity of our facilities we may experiment with our concert formats.  No matter what we do we can’t wait to share music and learning with you all.  Next we turn to our focus to our Winter Concert on December 8.  We have several events in the meantime.

All-Region

Fifteen Hebron Orchestra members were selected to the All-Region Orchestra festival in December by competitive blind audition.  Congratulations to the following students: Jenny!  Esther! Annika! Mady! Kenny! Evan! Olivia! Thomas! Danica! Allen! Vikram! Caleb! Ashley! Daniel Abraham! and Jordyn! It is an individual journey to even prepare the audition music, which includes technical demands far beyond the expectations of the orchestra class.  We are proud of all who challenged themselves to work on this music and audition.

Next up, several of our All-Region students will be taping for All-State on Saturday.  Additionally dozens of our middle school students will be auditioning for their chance to be selected to the All-Region festival in December.  Good luck/break a leg to all of our students recording or auditioning on Saturday!  

Fall Picnic

Our fall picnic will be Saturday, November 5 at Oak Hills Park from noon to 3:00pm.  We will have picnic food & drinks, and the student leadership team will have several activities for everyone to participate in. Please take a moment to fill out this Sign Up Genius for what your student can bring to the picnic:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ea9af2ba3ff2-20221

Gift Galleria

Our Chamber Orchestra has combined into small chamber groups to play at the Silver Wings’ annual Gift Galleria.  December 3 from 9:00am-4:00pm at Hebron 9.  Feel free to shop around for some gifts and enjoy some holiday music from the orchestra and choir.

Winter Concert

Hebron Auditorium

December 8

7:00pm

Our next concert is formal.  Students have three formal uniform options: Concert Black Suit, Concert Black Dress, or Concert Black Pants and Blouse.  The suit or dress is provided by the orchestra, and fittings will be scheduled over the next couple of weeks. Students are responsible for providing the following:

All:

Concert Black Dress Shoes – No sneakers, solid black, 1.5 inch heels or less, closed toe

Suit option:

Concert Black Dress Socks – solid black, length must go to calf 

Concert Black Dress Shirt – solid black, button up, long sleeve, collar

Concert Black Necktie – solid black

Pants and blouse:

Blouse must be solid black

Students are allowed minimal jewelry as part of our formal uniform. Jewelry must not be audible during playing, and not obstruct their ability to play the instrument.

Thank you for helping your student prepare their uniform for the next concert.  We will have a uniform inspection prior to the concert.

Thank you all for your support of our orchestra and we hope to see you at the next event! 

Hebron Orchestra

Matthew Cautivar
Orchestra Director
Hebron HS | Lewisville ISD
cautivarm@lisd.net

469-948-3010

hebronorchestra.com

@hebronorchestra

IG: hebronorchestra

2022 Future Hawks Pep Rally!

Dear Future Hawks,

We are so excited to welcome you all to Hebron for our Future Hawks Orchestra Pep Rally!

Hebron Main Gym

Thursday, October 20

Concert Time: 7:00pm

Follow the diagrams below and make sure to follow the instructions from your orchestra director. We’ll see you all soon!

-Hebron Orchestra

5:30pm – Hebron High School Orchestra

6:00pm – Middle School Intermediate and Advanced

6:20pm – Middle School Beginners

Uniform:

This year’s Orchestra T-Shirt

Jeans

Shoes – closed toed (yes sneakers; no flip flops, sandals, or crocs)

Long socks

Upcoming Orchestra Concerts

Dear Orchestra Families,

Our concerts are right around the corner!  Our Chamber Orchestra has been working diligently to prepare a thrilling program of music from a variety of inspirations.  You might notice a new twist on some familiar music, or maybe hear some musical styles you’ve never heard before!  They will perform their honor orchestra program twice next week:

Chamber Honor Orchestra Concerts

Thursday and Friday, October 13 & 14

Hebron Auditorium

7:00pm

Our Cluster Concert is soon after on October 20.  We will be welcoming our future Hawks from Arbor Creek, Creek Valley, and Killian Middle Schools.

Future Hawks Pep Rally

“Rawk The Hawk!”

Thursday, October 20

Hebron Big Gym

7:00pm

Full concert instructions will go out next week.  Parents, we would appreciate volunteer help setting up for this concert if you are available to help and cleared in VOLY.  Please let us know if you’re interested in helping, and thanks in advance.

All-Region

All-Region auditions are on October 15 for those who registered.  We will have our final All-Region prep sectionals on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 11 & 12 after school until 5:00pm.  Good luck/break a leg to all of our auditioners!

Orchestra Forms and Fee

Orchestra families, we are at about 70% turn-in for all of our annual orchestra forms.  Please turn in the forms and fees as soon as possible, and the fee is available to be submitted in installments.  The budgeted booster club expenditure for this year is more than $190 per student, and includes annual expenses such as our formal and informal uniforms, maintenance fees, festival registrations, and more.

Thank you all for your support of the orchestra and we can’t wait to see you all at the next concert!

Hebron Orchestra

Matthew Cautivar
Orchestra Director
Hebron HS | Lewisville ISD
cautivarm@lisd.net

469-948-3010

hebronorchestra.com

@hebronorchestra

IG: hebronorchestra

Homecoming Parade – September 21

Dear Hawks,

We’re excited to celebrate the festivities of Homecoming Week next week.  The annual homecoming parade is on Wednesday, September 21.  The orchestra will be walking in the parade.  Please help us have a great parade by observing the following guidelines:

  • Meet in the student parking lot at 5:30pm
  • Students may leave bags in the orchestra room before meeting
  • Bring a bag of candy (no chocolate) to toss to the parade goers 
  • Bring water, and a hat for shade.
  • Parade uniform is:
    • This year’s orchestra t-shirt (to be distributed before the parade)
    • School appropriate shorts or pants
    • Walking shoes

Students are dismissed following the completion of the parade route (parade goes around the Hebron campus and returns to the parking lot)

Students may continue to the pep rally at Hawk Stadium or leave campus.

This is a required event for orchestra members.  If they are involved with two or more parade groups, they may choose which group to go in the parade with, and please notify both group sponsors.  If you wish to request a schedule or health exception to the parade for your student, please let us know as soon as possible.

Forms & Fees

Thanks for sending in the Code of Conduct and Media Acknowledgement forms.  We have completed 100% turn-in on these forms!  We are at 58% turn-in for the Fee form and Handbook form.  Please do not wait to send in these forms with the fee.  If you wish to submit the orchestra fee in payments or at a later time, this is fine, but please indicate this on the form and still turn in these forms as soon as possible.

The cellos/basses have one more form to turn in – the District Instrument Form.  Please do not send a separate payment for this form.  It has been included in the booster club fee.  The district uses the instrument fee to provide necessary annual maintenance for school owned instruments.  The district instrument form acknowledges that the student is responsible for any damage.  We are continuing to work on handling the instruments safely in class.

All-Region

The All-Region registration form has been posted to the classes.  Registration deadline is September 30.  Full audition information is in the audition packet.  All-Region sectionals are optional – Fridays after school until 5:00pm.  Good luck to all of our All-Region candidates!

Shoutouts

We are so thrilled to announce that orchestra seniors Emily Kwak and Danyal Saeed have been recognized as National Merit Semifinalists!  Congratulations!  These seniors continue Hebron Orchestra’s legacy as a student learning community.

https://www.hebronhawkeye.com/feature/2022/09/14/stringing-into-a-new-school/

Orchestra sophomore Hannah Mathew has written an article about Mrs. Chang for the Hebron Hawkeye.  It’s been so wonderful having Mrs. Chang as part of the orchestra team.  Thanks Hannah!

Upcoming Events

September 21 – Homecoming Parade

October 4, 13, 14 – Chamber Recording Concerts

October 15 – All-Region HS Auditions

October 20 – Hebron Cluster Orchestra Pep Rally

Thank you all for your support of the orchestra and please let us know if we can help with anything.  We’ll see you all at the next event!

Hebron Orchestra

Welcome Concert/Open House | August 25

Dear Hawks,

Classes are underway and we are so excited to be playing music in our orchestra room all day long, and it’s been great getting to know all of our new members.  We have many new things to go over at our parent meeting/welcome concert, so it’s a great meeting to attend for new members as well as returning members.  Please make every effort to attend.  Paper copies of the annual forms will be available at the meeting.  The booster club will also be on hand to collect the annual orchestra fee, and student members will receive a bonus for attending.

Welcome Concert/Parent Meeting

Tuesday, August 30

Hebron Auditorium

6:30pm 

Park in the HH9/Main parking lot and enter through the gym/auditorium doors.

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Open House

Wednesday, August 31

6:00pm

Student Schedule

Orchestra on 2nd Floor Landing in main campus main hallway

The Hebron Open House is next Wednesday.  There will be a PTSA meeting at 6:00pm in the cafeteria, and then parents will follow their students’ class schedule.  Our Chamber Orchestra will be performing on the 2nd floor landing of the main campus hallway during passing periods, so please visit us there.  We will not be in the orchestra room.

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Private Lessons

Please fill out the following form to sign your student up for private lessons: 

https://forms.gle/SoAKrKMyYjwUcV5K8

Private lessons are an essential component of musical and instrumental development.  Typically a private teacher will give your student an individual lesson in a private lesson room during class.  This allows for individual, focused attention to the needs of the student, allowing for them to learn the most advanced solo material, leading to the strongest and most consistent progress as a musician and musical athlete.  Lessons also give your student the greatest chance at higher musical achievement, such as placement in the All-Region Orchestra, and/or high achievement at the Solo & Ensemble Festival.

Some of the advantages of taking private lessons are:

Individualized instruction and attention to the specific needs of the student.

Unique solo music not available in class.

Unique music skills not available in class.

Advanced repertoire for Solo & Ensemble festivals.

Advanced skill and repertoire for All-Region and All-State auditions.

Our lesson teachers are highly qualified and experienced.  In addition to teaching, they regularly perform as professional musicians throughout the metroplex and beyond.  Their schedules may be extremely limited so lessons will be arranged on a first come/first served basis.  Private lesson scholarships are also available to students who are interested and qualified.

Lessons are highly encouraged for all members of the orchestra.  Our focus with the Hebron Orchestra is individual progress combined with team achievement.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions about our private lesson program.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all at our events next week!  Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help with anything.

Hebron Orchestra

Matthew Cautivar
Orchestra Director
Hebron HS | Lewisville ISD
cautivarm@lisd.net

469-948-3010

hebronorchestra.com

@hebronorchestra

IG: hebronorchestra

Hebron Orchestra 2022-2023! | August 10

Dear Hawks,

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Welcome to our new orchestra families, and welcome back to our returning families!  It was so great to see our orchestra students and welcome them to our new orchestra room today!  If you’re curious, check out a preview of our new room: https://www.instagram.com/reel/ChDrxrelm5I/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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Welcome Concert

We can’t wait to start filling up the room with music.  Our theme for this year is “Rawk The Hawk,” and we’re excited to share some of your rock favorites with you all at our concerts.

We will have a Welcome Concert and kickoff meeting to start the year:

Welcome Concert

Hebron Auditorium

August 30

6:30pm

Please make every effort to attend, as we will be going over several pieces of important information for the school year.

Private Lessons

We will go over this in class, but if you would like to sign your student up for private lessons now, please sign up on the following form: 

https://forms.gle/SoAKrKMyYjwUcV5K8

Private lessons are an essential component of musical and instrumental development.  Typically a private teacher will give your student an individual lesson in a private lesson room during class.  This allows for individual, focused attention to the needs of the student, allowing for them to learn the most advanced solo material, leading to the strongest and most consistent progress as a musician and musical athlete.  Lessons also give your student the greatest chance at higher musical achievement, such as placement in the All-Region Orchestra, and/or high achievement at the Solo & Ensemble Festival.

Some of the advantages of taking private lessons are:

Individualized instruction and attention to the specific needs of the student.

Unique solo music not available in class.

Unique music skills not available in class.

Advanced repertoire for Solo & Ensemble festivals.

Advanced skill and repertoire for All-Region and All-State auditions.

Our lesson teachers are highly qualified and experienced.  In addition to teaching, they regularly perform as professional musicians throughout the metroplex and beyond.  Their schedules may be extremely limited so lessons will be arranged on a first come/first served basis.  Private lesson scholarships are also available to students who are interested and qualified.

Lessons are highly encouraged for all members of the orchestra.  Our focus with the Hebron Orchestra is individual progress combined with team achievement.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions about our private lesson program.

New Assistant Director

We are so happy to welcome Mrs. Helen Chang to Hebron and our orchestra.  Some of the students have already had a chance to meet her, and we’ll be excited for her to meet everyone else soon.  You can read more about Mrs. Chang on our orchestra website: https://hebronorchestra.com/programs/

Program information will go out regularly to you as we start the year.  Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help with anything.  We’re excited to see you all soon at the Welcome Concert!

Hebron Orchestra

Future Hawks Info!

Dear Future Hawks,

We are so excited to welcome you to Hebron next year! I get to enjoy teaching my favorite subject every day, but some of the benefits of music and orchestra are not so obvious. Many of our orchestra students reported enjoying orchestra for playing music with friends, our thrilling concerts, or incredible trips. These are great reasons to be in orchestra! Additionally there are a wealth of benefits from playing in orchestra that happen as we work together to learn the music and perform it for friends and family. Parents, you may be thinking ahead to their future even beyond high school. LISD’s vision is for all of our students to enjoy thriving, productive lives in a future they create. Music supports their ability to navigate the challenges of the future.

Many orchestra students participate in multiple school activities and challenging courses. Our orchestra members participate in football, volleyball, tennis, basketball, swim, theatre, choir, DECA, wrestling, and more. If you are anticipating a schedule conflict, our counselors are amazing at helping you find a way for you to still partcipate in orchestra. Please contact me or your counselor if you would like assistance with exploring your schedule options.

Concert Orchestra is recommended for ALL 9th graders, including advanced players. This class is designed to assist with the next level of high school. Concert Orchestra performs challenging music and has had several students selected to the All-Region High School Orchestras. If you are interested in auditioning for a higher level of orchestra, we will have an audition process beginning in April. If your student is selected to a higher level of orchestra, their school counselor will adjust their schedule.

Visit us at hebronorchestra.org for a special welcome video, and please contact us with any questions. We can’t wait for you to be a member of the Hebron Orchestra!

Matthew Cautivar

Orchestra Director

cautivarm@lisd.net

469-948-3010

http://www.hebronorchestra.org

@hebronorchestra

IG: hebronorchestra