2024 Orchestra Banquet

2024 Orchestra Banquet – May 10 @ 6PM

The Harrison Orchestra banquet will take place at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church on May 10, 2024 @ 6:00pm.

The annual Spring Orchestra Banquet is a special event for all students and families as we celebrate the year and recognize student achievements with an awards ceremony, dinner, and recognition of our senior class.
The banquet will include dinner which will be catered by Burnt Hickory Baptist Church.

Price for Dinner

The price per person is:
$  0 Harrison Orchestra Senior 
$11 Student/Child Meal (Children 10 and under + Harrison Orchestra Students – subsidized by enrichment fees)
$21 Adult Meal (11 and older)

Reserve Your Spot

  1. RSVP by filling out this form:
  2. Make a payment to the HOB for the number of people listed in the form above via:
    1. Check made payable to: Harrison Orchestra Boosters (HOB) and drop in the black lock box located in the orchestra room. 
    2. Online via Paypal below.


    Additional meal Tickets

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    All orchestra students and their families are invited to attend this special year-end celebration!

     

    Questions?  Email: president@harrisonorchestra.org

     

All Parent Meeting – Jan. 9

Location: Harrison Orchestra Room
Date/Time: January 9, 2024 @ 7pm

The All Parent Booster Meeting on January 9 covered orchestra information including: the Harrison Orchestra Boosters (HOB), enrichment fees, an updated budget, events for the spring semester, and an update to the spring orchestra trip.

If you were not able to attend the meeting or were not able to get a hard copy of all of the documents at the meeting, please see below for the information/PDFs:

Enrichment Fees

Details about Orchestra Enrichment Fees and how to pay can be found here: https://harrisonorchestra.org/enrichment-fees/

Nashville Trip

Our Nashville Trip will take place on April 11-13, 2024. We currently have about a dozen students on the waitlist. We would like to take a second bus but will not be able to do so without having more students register for the trip. In the event that there is not enough for a second bus, we will prioritize spots by seniority. This means that even though you may have received a “confirmation”, our youngest students may be bumped off of the trip. If a student is bumped off the trip due to this reason, TMF will be able to refund your payments.
If you are still interested in having your student join us for our spring trip to Nashville, please sign up to join the waitlist as soon as possible here:
https://www.wetravel.com/trips/harrison-hs-orchestra-nashville-2024-tmf-nashville-86058119

For more information about what we will be doing in Nashville, please see the Nashville Trip Memo here:
https://harrisonorchestra.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2024-Trip-Memo.pdf

Orchestra Calendar

You can download the Orchestra Calendar on CTLS under the “class board” or go here: https://harrisonorchestra.org/calendar

Volunteers & Help Needed!

The Harrison Orchestra Boosters would love to have you join us in Helping Orchestra Youth Achieve Success! We would love to have you help us with our committees this year! You can help by filling out the Volunteer “Talent Wanted” form here: https://tinyurl.com/4vzcre6v

Harrison String Conservatory

We highly encourage taking private lessons as students are able to grow at a faster rate with one-on-one instruction. The HOB has created a private lesson program as a convenience for students to take private lessons after school on campus. More details can be found here: https://harrisonorchestra.org/lessons

Winter Orchestra LGPE Prep Camp

The Winter Orchestra LGPE Prep Camp will take place on February 3, 2024.
See our detailed schedule here: Winter 2024 Orchestra Camp Schedule

All students are expected to attend as this is an important weekend of growth for our orchestras as we bring in several professional clinicians to work with our students. We will need snack donations as the students will have a mid-morning snack. Bananas and prepackaged snacks such as granola bars with NO nuts would be greatly appreciated! Sign-up genius link will be coming soon via email. Students should plan on bringing their own sack lunch for Saturday.

 

CutTime

Although we will be using CTLS for class information, the Harrison Orchestra Boosters will be using a management system called CutTime in order to communicate with families as needed. CutTime also allows you to see financial information regarding fundraisers and status updates on enrichment fees. All students are already registered in CutTime. However we are in need of parents to register. For information on registering for CutTime, please go to: https://harrisonorchestra.org/cuttime/

 

Enrichment Fees – Pay Online

Enrichment to Invest in Helping-Orchestra-Youth-Achieve-Success (HOYAS)

Cobb County funds only a small portion of the annual expense of running our wonderful orchestra program at Harrison. The general operating budget of the Harrison Orchestra Boosters supports the Harrison Orchestra program by providing enrichment above what is supplied from the county, such as: providing regular professional clinicians to work with the students in a smaller student to teacher ratio, providing orchestra camp, providing tools and equipment for the orchestra, paying for ensemble evaluation fees, music resources, maintaining instruments, subsidizing field trips and the end of year banquet. The enrichment fees associated with the Harrison Orchestra Boosters are assessed so that all of the orchestra students at Harrison can have a quality experience above what is provided from the county. To assist in meeting this budget, the Harrison Orchestra Boosters, Inc. coordinates several fundraisers including the Sponsorship Program.

In addition to the general operating budget, a student’s family should anticipate paying bi-annual orchestra Enrichment Fees. Trips necessitate additional costs. Through the fundraising programs, students not only assist the orchestra in reaching its general operation budget but can also earn credits which can be used to offset costs for any orchestra associated items such as: Trips, Spirit Wear, and Enrichment Fees.

Details regarding what the enrichment fees cover can be found by clicking the image below

Enrichment Fees Explained

Enrichment Fees are $300/year or $150/semester and can be paid online or sent in via check to the black lock box in the orchestra room.
Checks should be made payable to: Harrison Orchestra Boosters (HOB). Please write your student’s name in the “memo” section and drop in the black lock box located in the front of the orchestra room.

Sibling Discount: For families with 2 children who are both currently in the orchestra program, there is a “Sibling #2” discount of $75/semester.
If paying online, select the regular “Full Year” or “Fall/Spring Semester” and complete payment for the first child. After completing the transaction, come back and select “Full Year Sibling #2” or “Fall/Spring Semester Sibling #2” and complete payment for the second child.

Pay Enrichment Fees Online (Paypal Convenience Fee Added)

 

Community Partners Sponsorship Campaign

The Harrison Orchestra Boosters would like to invite community businesses for our Community Partners Sponsorship program. If you would like to market your advertisement in our concert programs and featured on the displays prior to our concerts, please consider joining us as a community partner. This is a 50/50 fundraiser which means that 50% will go towards the orchestra general fund and 50% will go towards student credits that can be used towards anything orchestra related including enrichment fees, spirit wear, field trips, etc. More details can be found here:

 

All Parent Meeting

Location: Harrison Orchestra Room
Time: 7:00pm

The All Parent Booster Meeting on August 15 covered important orchestra information including: the Harrison Orchestra Boosters (HOB), enrichment fees, fundraisers, events for the year, uniforms, and the announcement of the spring orchestra trip.

If you were not able to attend the meeting or were not able to get a hard copy of all of the documents at the meeting, please see below for the information/PDFs:

Uniforms (Order ASAP)

Our Fall Concert is on September 21.

The turn-around time to receive the uniform can take up to 4 weeks so it is recommended to order the uniform as soon as possible in order to have time to make any alterations before the first concert. All students have a “Uniform Assignment” which will entail them wearing their full uniform with black shoes and holding their instrument in their correct playing posture. Please help them take their photo (on their device will work fine) and they should bring it to class for their uniform assignment. Hair should be pulled away from the face. Returning orchestra students should check the status of their uniform to ensure that they have located all parts of their uniform and to ensure that their uniform still fits. Information on How to Order the uniform (and specific parts) can be found below. Once your uniform arrives, please have your student try it on and move in it as though they are playing their instrument. It may need to be adjusted/hemmed by a tailor.

Shoes/Undergarments: All students should wear appropriate black undergarments under their uniform. Black, closed toed dress shoes and long black socks are the standard uniform. Black, close toed flats are highly recommended for the ladies.

Enrichment Fees

Details about Orchestra Enrichment Fees and how to pay can be found here: https://harrisonorchestra.org/enrichment-fees/

CutTime

Although we will be using CTLS for class information, the Harrison Orchestra Boosters will be using a management system called CutTime in order to communicate with families as needed. CutTime also allows you to see financial information regarding fundraisers and status updates on enrichment fees. All students are already registered in CutTime. However we are in need of parents to register. For information on registering for CutTime, please go to: https://harrisonorchestra.org/cuttime/

Volunteers & Help Needed!

The Harrison Orchestra Boosters would love to have you join us in Helping Orchestra Youth Achieve Success! We would love to have you help us with our committees this year! You can help by filling out the Volunteer “Talent Wanted” form here: https://tinyurl.com/4vzcre6v

Harrison String Conservatory

We highly encourage taking private lessons as students are able to grow at a faster rate with one-on-one instruction. The HOB has created a private lesson program as a convenience for students to take private lessons after school on campus. More details can be found here: https://harrisonorchestra.org/lessons

Orchestra Calendar

You can download the Orchestra Calendar on CTLS under the “class board” or go here: https://harrisonorchestra.org/calendar

Fall Orchestra Camp

The Fall Orchestra Camp will take place on August 18-19, 2023. See our detailed schedule here: Fall 2023 Orchestra Camp Schedule

All students are expected to attend as this is an important weekend of growth for our orchestras as we bring in several professional clinicians to work with our students. The HOB will provide pizza on Friday evening. For Saturday, we will need snack donations as the students will have a mid-morning snack. Bananas and prepackaged snacks such as granola bars with NO nuts would be greatly appreciated! Students should plan on bringing their own sack lunch for Saturday.

At the end of orchestra camp, we will be going to Stars & Strikes to celebrate the hard work of our students and give our students an opportunity to meet and get to know one another further. Students will have the opportunity to enjoy pizza, soda, bowling, and unlimited games together at Stars & Strikes. The HOB will be subsidizing this experience so that the cost is only $10/student. We will take a one-way bus ride to Stars & Strikes from Harrison HS and parents should plan on picking up their student from Stars & Strikes (2400 Hiram Acworth Hwy, Dallas, GA 30157) at 6:30pm on 8/19.

If a student will be driving, please send an email to: koji.mori@cobbk12.org
to confirm that they are driving themselves to Stars & Strikes. The $10 can be paid via cash or check payable to Harrison Orchestra Boosters, to the black lock box in the orchestra room or can be paid via PayPal by sending $10 below:

 

Harrison Hosting Orchestra LGPE – Volunteers Needed!

LGPE Volunteers

We will need student and parent volunteers for this week’s LGPE as we prepare to host 45+ orchestras at Harrison HS! We are in need of some parent volunteers at specific times to help assist us throughout the LGPE days next week on March 8-10.

If you are available to volunteer, you can signup here:
LGPE PARENT Volunteer SignupGenius

 

If you are not available to volunteer your time but would like to help us by donating some snack/water items for our LGPE judges and volunteers, please consider signing up here: LGPE Snack/Water Donation SignupGenius

 

Students have the opportunity to earn service hours for helping and volunteering with LGPE and are encouraged to signup for any time slot that is available here: LGPE Student Volunteer SignupGenius      

Upcoming Freshman Meeting – Register for Orchestra!

The upcoming freshman meeting for all current 8th grade students who will be attending Harrison next fall will take place in the Harrison Orchestra room on February 2, 2023 @ 6:30pm.

The meeting will consist of information about the orchestra program as well as insight from our current high school students on their experience of transitioning from middle school to high school.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Harrison High School Orchestra program!
Please fill out the Orchestra Information Form Below: 

Click to download the Harrison Orchestra Freshman Information Packet 2023