Are you a Plano West Orchestra alumni? Then join us on our last concert of the year for a developing orchestra tradition. We are going to end the May 24 concert with a special senior performance (Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera). Mid-performance, orchestra alumni will join the seniors to finish out the piece. Help transition the seniors to “alumni-hood” if you’re available!
This is an extra special year. We are very sad that Mr. Thompson will be leaving Shepton for an amazing new job at Westwood High School in Round Rock ISD. So come wish Mr. Thompson well, or see other favorite orchestra teachers.
The concert will be on May 24 at 6:30pm. The senior performance will be the last piece on the program, so it will happen at some point after 8:30pm. You will need to be in the orchestra room as Chamber Orchestra is performing their final piece (Bohemian Rhapsody) – a student will come and bring you to where you need to be. Attire is casual…. if you have an old orchestra t-shirt, wear that!
We began this tradition last year, and we had some kinks. We’ve learned from that, and we’re making some changes. This year, alumni will actually setup on the auditorium floor down in front of the stage.
If you want to participate, print out the music at the link above. (All piano and percussion parts will be covered by PWSH students. Do not print these parts) You will need to provide your own instruments. If you’re a cello or bass player, we MIGHT have a limited number of instruments to lend. Please email PWSH Orchestra Director Ryan Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire on a possible instrument-borrow. Violins – you can choose if you play Violin 1 or 2.
As marked in the music, the piece will begin with only seniors playing on stage. At measure 31, we will repeat back to 14, and on the repeat alumni will join. From there, the entire group will play to the end.
No need to RSVP this year. Our email database only goes back to 2011 or so. Please help spread the word to our alumni going all the way back to 2001!