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About our Orchestra

OUR ORCHESTRA. OUR JOURNEY. OUR LEGACY.

OUR orchestra...because WE are a family and a team. Each one of us plays a vital role and it is that ownership that we want each and every person in our family to feel.

OUR journey...because in aiming for our goals, both as a group and as an individual, WE go through both highs and lows on the way. However, we emphasize the PROCESS that it took to get to our destination.

OUR legacy...because we want to leave a lasting impression in the past as we continue to look towards the future.

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Welcome HOME Orchestra Students!
We are beyond excited to have you join our award winning program and are looking forward to what you will bring to the program and our orchestra family! We have four orchestras and a beginner class for each instrument. Learn about each of them more in the "Orchestra" tab under "About". 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a welcoming community and positive learning environment where each student can discover themselves and cultivate their individual strengths through music. We work to provide a place for students to collaborate and belong and to provide opportunities for each student to achieve their goals and highest potential while teaching the core values of leadership, character, self-worth.


Inclusivity Statement

We work to make Fowler Orchestra a safe and non-judgmental place for those from all backgrounds, and celebrate the visible and invisible qualities that make each person unique, including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, family background, socioeconomic status, national origin, and other identities. In our space, we will not tolerate harassment of another person for any reason. Students can be certain we will serve as supportive adults as soon as an issue is raised and work to ensure that all of our students are treated fairly, justly, and inclusively.

Program Goals

Students will develop the following skills and concepts:

  • A high degree of music reading encompassing: correct rhythm, tempo, bowing and left hand techniques, dynamics, precision, tone and the ability to be versatile and adjust to any given musical circumstance.

  • The ability to work cooperatively with others toward the performance of music in and with the ensemble.

  • The knowledge of a wide variety of orchestral literature.

  • A high level of quality artistry through individual musical awareness, control, and technical facility.

  • Self-discipline; self-confidence; responsible and dependable behavior.

  • Respect for others, loyalty to the ensemble, and pride in the organization.

  • Respect for and proper use of equipment.

  • The ability to comprehend and foster higher-level thinking skills.

Our orchestras are Award Winning!

From Sandy Lake Contest to UIL Performance and Sight-reading Contest to Peak's Music Festival....our Orchestras have been recognized and awarded the highest trophies at every orchestra level yearly.

Program Accolades and Recognition

  • TMEA Finalist 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (4th place), 2018 (5th place) for Honor MS String Orchestra

  • TMEA Finalist 2023 (4th place) for Full Honor Orchestra

  • TMEA MS Full Honor Orchestra Winner 2013

  • TMEA MS Honor Orchestra Winner 2014 

  • TMEA MS Honor Orchestra 2nd Runner up 2015

 


 

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