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Welcome to the 2017-2018 Berry orchestra school year

I am proud to introduce myself as the new Head Director of the Berry Middle School Orchestra.

Parents are crucially important to the success of each student individually and the Orchestra as a whole. You can help your student succeed by doing the following: 

1. Concerts - Make sure your student is there! Concerts are REQUIRED. We also need to you there for support! 
2. Grades - We support grades in all classes. Students ineligible from grades may miss out on amazing opportunities 
3. Effort - We all struggle with new challenges, please support your student throughout the entire year. We can do this together! 

Feel free to call/email me with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Beginning Orchestra Calendar 
Mr. Velez, Director 2017-2018

*BEGINNER DEMO CONCERT* Horn HS Thursday, Nov. 2 7:00 pm *WINTER CONCERT* Berry MS Tuesday, Dec. 19 7:00 pm *BEGINNER FESTIVAL* Poteet HS Tuesday, April 3 
Rehearsal 11:00-1:30 pm Concert 7:00 pm 
*SPRING CONCERT* Horn HS Tuesday, May 29 7:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Orchestra Calendar 
Mr. Velez, Director 2017-2018

*FALL CONCERT* Horn High School Thursday, Oct. 19 7:00 pm 
All-Region Auditions Westwood Junior High Saturday, Oct. 21 
All-City Sectionals Wilkinson MS Thursday, Nov. 30 4:30-6:00 pm 
All-City Concert Mesquite Arts Center Friday, Dec. 1 11:00-5:00 pm (Rehearsal AT WILKINSON) 6:00 PM (Concert) 
Region Clinic J. J. Pearce High School Friday, Dec. 8 
6:00-9:00 pm 
Region Concert J. J. Pearce High School Saturday, Dec. 9 
9:00am-3:00pm (Clinic) 4:00 pm (Concert) 
*WINTER CONCERT* Berry MS Tuesday, Dec. 19 7:00 pm 
*MS UIL CONTEST* West Mesquite High School Tuesday, Mar. 6 and Wednesday, Mar. 7 Times TBD 
*Side-By-Side Concert* Horn High School Thursday, 
Mar. 29 5:00-8:00 pm 
MS Solo & Ensemble Kimbrough Saturday, April 21 
Spring Concert Horn HS Tuesday, May 22

Nicholas Velez

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