Katy, Texas (November 7, 2013) – The WoodCreek Junior High Chamber Orchestra has been selected to perform at the prestigious Midwest Band and Orchestra Convention in Chicago in December.
Established in the fall of 2008, the WoodCreek Junior High Orchestra has given students the experience of learning and performing in a string orchestra setting. These committed WoodCreek Chamber Orchestra students attend a weekly 90 minute after-school rehearsal, in addition to their regular orchestra practices, sectionals, and private lessons.
The Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference is the largest instrumental conference in the world, and one of the most prestigious. More than 16,000 composers, educators, administrators, performers, and clinicians attend each year. Last spring, Midwest Clinic received 160 applications (with recordings) for 40 performance opportunities.
These 40 positions were awarded to grade school, middle school, high school, college, military, adult, and professional groups from around the world. The WoodCreek Chamber orchestra is only one of two junior high string orchestras selected from the US to perform at this convention.
Playing at the Midwest Clinic is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the 32 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders who will be traveling to Chicago. WoodCreek Junior High’s commitment to music education, their tradition of excellence in instrumental music, the outstanding support for the fine arts programs enjoyed by Katy ISD, plus the hard work and dedication of the students and directors have led to the WoodCreek Chamber Orchestra being selected and recognized as one of the premier junior high school string orchestras in the United States.
The WoodCreek Chamber Orchestra will give a final performance on Dec. 13. Details here.