Welcome to Orchestra at Pershing!

  • Pershing Orchestra   Orchestra

    Armando Torres-Chibras, Orchestra/Beginning Guitar/Piano Email: ATORRE17@houstonisd.org

    Phone: 713.295.5240 ext. 064288
    Call or email to schedule an appointment

    Welcome to Pershing's Orchestra, 8th grade Beginning Guitar, and Piano! If there are any questions please contact me via email, phone, or just come by. I welcome all parents in my class to observe and to see the progress that your child and other students are doing. All information will be sent home with students and all students must practice their instruments. We will make some amazing strides this year and I look forward to seeing the progress!

    Beginning Violin, Viola and *Harp Class

    This class is open to any 6th, 7th or 8th grader with little to no music experience. Students will learn basic music theory, music appreciation, and how to play their violin or viola in 1st position. Students will perform two concerts; one in December and one in May.

    Beginning Cello, Bass and *Harp Class

    This class is open to any 6th, 7th or 8th grader with little to no music experience. Students will learn basic music theory, music appreciation, and how to play their cello or bass in 1st – 3rd positions. Students will perform two major concerts; one in December and one in May.

    Intermediate Orchestra

    This class is open to any student who has taken beginning orchestra, has at least one-year experience playing their violin\viola, or by audition. Students will perform three major concerts, participate in U.I.L. Solo/Ensemble Competition, and have opportunities for other small performances through out the school year.

    * Students interested in learning harp must have at least one year of piano lessons. Due to the number of harps we have at school, each class will be limited to one Harpist.

    Advanced Orchestra

    This class is by audition only. Students must have a minimum of one-year experience on their instrument. Students will learn advanced music theory, history and technique. They will perform four major concerts, participate in Region Orchestra, U.I.L. Solo and Ensemble Competition, U.I.L. Concert and Sight-Reading Competition, and participate in the spring Schlitterbahn Soundwaves or other out of state music festival.

    Chamber Orchestra

    This class is by audition only. Students must have a minimum of two years experience on their instrument. Students will learn advanced music theory, history and technique. They will perform four major concerts, participate in Region Orchestra, U.I.L. Solo and Ensemble Competition, U.I.L. Concert and Sight-Reading Competition, and participate in the spring Schlitterbahn Soundwaves or other out of state music festival.