Attention All Incoming 6th Grade Students and Parents!!! Please contact me by email before purchasing/renting instruments to confirm instrument selections for your student for the 2020-2021 school year.
About the Program
- Although the Tippit Middle School Orchestra Program has been around a while, it got its first full time director in 2016.
- It currently has around 60 students divided into three orchestras: Beginner, Philharmonic (Non-Varsity) and Chamber (Varsity).
- The Tippit Middle School Orchestra performs four concerts a year: Masquerade Concert (October), Winter Concert (December), Pre-UIL & UIL Concerts (Spring Semester), Spring Concert (May).
- In October we have a fall party, after school, with Tippit Middle School Fine Arts. We have Pizza, Video Games, Movies and a Dance
- The Tippit Middle School Orchestra also perfoms for the Tippit Middle School Veterans Day Program along with the Tippit Middle School Band and Choir each year in November.
- The Tippit Middle School Orchestra also performs for The Wesleyan Nursing Home in December and is open to more community performances as well.
- In January 2019 we were included in a KXAN News story about recent renovations to our campus: KXAN Tippit Renovation (with Tippit Middle School Orchestra).
- In the 2018-2019 School year, our Chamber Orchestra received Sweepstakes and our Philharmonic Orchestra received ones in Concert at UIL Concert and Sightreading Evaluation.
- In April, we do an end of the year trip for our Beginner Orchestra with all Tippit Middle School Fine Arts beginners.
- In May, we do an end of the year trip for our Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras with all Tippit Middle School Fine Arts Non-Varsity and Varsity groups.
- In May of 2019 our Spring Concert featured Rock and Country Songs by Various Artists. We closed our concert with our Chamber Orchestra perfoming with a live band Kenny Orts and No Chance.