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Senior/Alumni Performance (May 25)


Are you a Plano West Orchestra alumni?  Then join us on our last concert of the year for a new orchestra tradition.  We are going to end the May 25 concert with a special senior performance (Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera).  Mid-performance, orchestra alumni will join the seniors on stage to finish out the piece.  Help transition the seniors to “alumni-hood” if you’re available!

This tradition will continue every year, so keep an eye out in the future as well.

There will be an optional rehearsal on May 24 from 6:00 to 6:30pm. Come to the PWSH Orchestra Room.  Within the next week, we’re also going to try to post some practice videos to help out.

The concert will be on May 25 at 7:00pm.  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 backstage as Chamber Orchestra is performing their final piece.  Attire is casual…. if you have an old orchestra t-shirt, wear that!

If you want to participate, print out the music posted at  (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 [email protected] to inquire on a possible instrument-borrow.

As marked in the music, the piece will begin with only seniors playing on stage.  When they reach measure 14, alumni will begin to take their place on stage while seniors continue to play.  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.

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!

Please RSVP to Ryan Ross if you plan to join.   [email protected]