COVINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL FINE ARTS ACADEMY

Orchestra

Orchestra & Guitar Program Webpage: https://covingtonstrings.weebly.com/

 

Reasons to Join Orchestra/Classical Guitar

Learn to READ MUSIC…

Learn how to play an instrument…

Be a part of an extraordinary program…

Build Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem…

Set High Standards for yourself…

Positive motivation from your directors to succeed musically and academically…

Take fun Class Trips…

HAVE FUN and MAKE LOTS OF FRIENDS!!!

How do I join Orchestra or Classical Guitar?

Come to the Covington Instrument Fair!

Contact Mr. Hall

Questions?

Call or E-mail Jeffrey Hall, Director of Orchestra/Classical Guitar Orchestra Hall: (512) 841-3724

jeffrey.hall@austinisd.org

Dear Prospective Parents,

Thank you for taking a brief moment to review some important information that could have a lasting impact on the future of your child. All parents are interested in providing the most advantageous opportunity for the welfare of their children; these next few sentences will help you in the vitally important goal.

We know that string students represent the top of the academic scale in our schools. We know they are averaging 62 points higher on SAT tests, which would indicate they are stronger in verbal and math scores than other members of the student body. We also know string students are the ones who enjoy a successful high school career, go on to college, and become the leaders in our society.

Can my son/daughter be involved in more than one activity (sports, cheerleading, choir, band, theater etc.)?

Answer: Absolutely! The teachers at Covington believe in promoting the students to be “well rounded.” Most of our students are involved in clubs and/or sports.

We cannot afford to buy an instrument right now. Does your school provide instruments?

Answer: Renting instruments is strongly encouraged; however, we have a few violins, violas, cellos, string basses, and classical guitars that we can provide on a case-by-case basis.

What are the benefits in being in Orchestra/Classical Guitar?

Music participation enhances:

  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Goal-setting
  • Self-expression
  • Coordination
  • Memory Skills
  • Concentration
  • Poise
  • Math Skills
  • Self Discipline
  • and much, much, more!
How do I sign up for Orchestra/Classical Guitar?

Almost everyone who signs up for orchestra/guitar is accepted. The Instrument Fair will determine which instrument your child will play and the Mr. Hall will set the classes up accordingly and give information to the counselors regarding which string class to add your child. Please keep in mind that, at any point, auditions may be required for entry into the Orchestra/Classical Guitar program.

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