Honors Orchestra

From left to right: Eunice Kim, Emma Berman, Jess Mitchell, Sam Fleres, Sophie Barrett, Mary Myer

Congratulations to our Harrison orchestra students on their honor orchestra performance last Sunday! 
Thank you for representing Harrison orchestra in such a positive way!

We’ll Miss You Mr. Evans!

Mr. Evans, the orchestra’s assistant director and one of band’s directors, is moving to California to finish college at UCLA as a conducting major, and we wish him the best of luck as he takes on this new journey! Thank you Mr. Evans for everything that you have done for the music program and the orchestra! We’ll miss you so much!

It has been a great and successful October for the Harrison Orchestra!

Our fall concert went very smoothly with the help of all the students and parents. Thank you to all the students for the dedication you put into each and every piece, your work truly paid off. Thank you to the parents and Booster club who are constantly putting in so much work to make the Harrison orchestra great. Last of all thank you to Mrs. Baddock for teaching the student how to be comprehensive musicians every single day in class. We couldn’t accomplish all that we do without everyone’s help.

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Our annual Halloween party was truly a spooky success! Thank you to orchestra leadership for putting together the event! The night consisted of Halloween themed games, food, and ended with a costume contest.

Chamber orchestra has started off their holiday extravaganza preparations running, having a senior led rehearsal Monday afternoon. All the extra practice definitely paid off, and the group will definitely sound spectacular at the upcoming event on December 13.

Belk Charity Sale This Saturday!

We are partnering with Belk for their charity sale and it is this Saturday! We haven’t had anyone request any more tickets, but this is a great fundraiser for you to sell these tickets and the money goes right to your account. Just send in the money and we will send home your tickets!

This is very exciting and it is a private ticketed event on Saturday, November 5th from 6-10 AM but you are able to shop until 1 PM. The tickets are $5 and 100% of the ticket sales go to the student. The orchestra does get a portion of the purchased items if the customer present their HHS Orchestra ticket. You can sell tickets on your own and send in the money and we will send home your tickets through your child. The orchestra has a special hour on the sale date of Nov 5th from 8-9 AM. We will have students perform and we need other students dressed in their Harrison Orchestra gear to talk to customers, help them to their car, thank them for shopping and supporting our program, etc… Sign up in the orchestra room! We do have flyers available in the orchestra room so you can see all of the amazing sales. The first 100 people through the door get a Belk gift card ranging from $5 all the way up to $1000! Also your ticket gets you $5 off of your purchase on that day.

Belk Charity Sale Flyer


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Harrison Orchestra Partners with Horizon Baseball League

Orchestra Students help Horizon Baseball LeagueThe Harrison Orchestra is fortunate enough to be able to partner with Horizon Baseball league and some of our students had a great time at the games. Here is some info about the program and some pictures from the games:

The Horizon League provides children and young adults with developmental and physical disabilities the opportunity to participate in athletic events, develop lasting relationships among their peers, coaches and parents and demonstrate to them that they are an important part of their community by creating an environment of inclusion for both the participants and their families.

Harrison Orchestra Students infront of Horizon Baseball League banner

The League is open to youth and young adults ages five and up. Teams are broken up by age groups. Games are non-competitive and each player on the roster gets on base before the opposing team gets to bat.

For more information contact Lauren Ham at lham@acworth.org or call 770.917.1234.

Congratulations to Our Honors Orchestra Participants!

Honors Orchestra Participants

left to right: Emma (bass), Kate (cello), Samantha (violin), Eunice (violin)

Congratulations to this year’s honors orchestra participants, and thank you to everyone who auditioned!! The Harrison High School Orchestra will have great representation this year! All students who auditioned dedicated their time to practicing pre-picked pieces, sight reading, and scales to be judged by multiple judges. It is a very difficult yet rewarding opportunity for all students who participate in this procedure. Thank you again to everyone who auditioned, and make sure you spread the word so we can have an even larger group of students next year!