Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year with the Lakeside High School Orchestra!
I am very excited to start my second year leading the orchestra program at Lakeside. Our three orchestras, Sinfonia, Philharmonia and Camerata, are composed of over 130 musicians, and Lakeside Orchestras perform at least 7 concerts each year. Our Private Lesson Program is conveniently held after school to give students one-on-one instruction by professional musicians. In addition, on sectional days, Atlanta-based professional string players instruct small groups of students based on instrument sections. Guest clinicians and conductors, including Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians, teach our students at Lakeside during their class times. In Spring 2018, the Lakeside Orchestra program will go on a field trip to Orlando, FL combining with the Lakeside Band and Chorus programs as we participate in a music workshop and enjoy the parks of Disney World.
The Lakeside High School Orchestra Association (LHSOA) supports the endeavors of the Lakeside Orchestra Program. LHSOA is a volunteer association composed of dedicated parents who help plan events, organize volunteers, and send communications. Parents and community members are vital to making our program the success it is, so please consider volunteering in any capacity that works for you! Click HERE to volunteer! In order to support these students, we ask for everyone to join our booster organization. Please complete your membership form and return it to the lock box in the orchestra room.
Everything we do in the Lakeside Orchestra Program is geared towards providing your child an exemplary and enriching musical education.
Throughout the year, we will be posting important events on our calendar and in the Newsletter. Be sure to sync the LHS Orchestra Calendar with your family’s calendar, and "Like" Our Facebook Page!
I look forward to meeting you this school year. Let's all work together to make this a great year!
Michael Giel, Orchestra Director
Mark Your Calendar!
CLICK ON THE '17-18 CALENDAR TAB FOR MORE DETAILS.
16: Spring Performance at 7pm
Stay tuned for more!
Have you missed orchestra class recently? Here is the required make up form for all orchestra absences.
Donate to the LHS Orchestras
In addition to our participation fee, we also rely on your donations to help our program. Donations go directly into the classroom to benefit your child (new music, sectional coachings for Atlanta professionals, instruments) and they are tax deductible. Thank you for your contribution!
Orchestra Spirit Wear
Stay tuned for the 2017-2018 Orchestra Shirt/Sweatshirt Design!
Orchestra Car Magnets
Reusable Grocery Bags w/ Orchestra Logo!
"Every once in a while we have feelings so deep and so special that we have no words for them. Music names them for us, only in notes instead of in words. It's all in the way music moves -- we must never forget that music is movement, always going somewhere, shifting and changing, and flowing, from one note to another; and that movement can tell us more about the way we feel than a million words can."