Chamber Orchestra meets EVERY Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00AM-9:00AM. Chamber members should meet at the front entrance of Dodgen promptly at 8:00AM on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
The Chamber Orchestra will perform at Walton High School in April. They will also perform at Dodgen in early May. More detailed information about these performances will be released in January.
The Dodgen Chamber Orchestra is an elite, audition-only ensemble for any interested 6th-8th grade orchestra student. Chamber Orchestra has performed at invitation-only events at the state and national level. In 2011, 2015 and 2018, the Chamber Orchestra was invited to perform at the Georgia Music Educator's Association In-Service Conference(the highest musical honor in the state). In 2017, the Dodgen Chamber Orchestra won FIRST PLACE in the National Orchestra Festival---Middle School Division. In 2019, the Chamber Orchestra was invited to perform at the United Nations in New York City. In March 2020, the Chamber Orchestra performed at the National Orchestra Festival in Orlando, FL.
This ensemble is not only made up of outstanding musicians, but students who are mature and able to abide by a higher expectation that the average middle school student, with little parent guidance in regards to preparation and communication of information. All students accepted into Chamber Orchestra will be expected to attend rehearsals and any trips planned with the ensemble. Because it is such a small, elite group, full participation is expected from each and every member. Students will complete a membership contract, signed along with parental support. Please note, since Chamber Orchestra is an extracurricular ensemble, students may be removed at the discretion of the director at any time.
Chamber Orchestra will meet EVERY TUESDAY and THURSDAY MORNING from 8:00AM-9:00AM beginning on August 16.