If you will be new to the orchestra program please see the linked information and welcome handout. Every student interested in being a part of the orchestra program at Tompkins must audition for a group. See quick guide below for reference:
Sinfonia - All-State Material released May 1 - LIVE AUDITION (middle of May)
Sinfonietta - All-State Material released May 1 - LIVE AUDITION (middle of May)
Cambiata - Cambiata scales and etudes - Recorded audition due May 1
Lyrica - Lyrica scales and etudes - Recorded audition due May 1
Philharmonia - Philharmonia scales and etudes - Recorded audition due May 1
Camerata - Camerata scales and etudes - Recorded audition due May 1
1. Audition information can be found in this link. (scale requirements)
2. Etudes linked below: tmea.org for etude information. The book information will be released on April 15 and the specific etude information will be released on May 1. Any changes made to the all-state material will be posted by May 2nd.
See reduction of all-state material here.
4. Online auditions should be completed and submitted to this link by May 1st. (link will be posted the last week of April).
Please read through recording guide here before submitting online audition. Failure to follow directions may result in a low test grade or even non-acceptance to the orchestra program.
Audition Evaluation Link
Click the title above "Audition Evaluation Link" to access the audition evaluation link for the 2023-2024 school year. Please double and triple check the link access sharing permissions when copy/pasting. If we do not have access you audition is not complete. If you are playing a live audition for Sinfonia or Sinfonietta please just paste a link to your favorite piece of music.
Thanks to everyone that came out to our 2023 duck race. Congratulations to our grand prize winners:
1st place - Jooni H (10th Gen iPad)
2nd place - Eric X (Air Pods Pro)
3rd place - Emma C (JBL Charge 4 Blue Tooth Speaker)
DONOR CIRCLE PROGRAM
Our Donor Circle Program for the 2022-2023 school year is open! If you know an business in the Katy area interested in becoming a supporter of the the OTHS Orchestra please share this information about our Donor Circle Program. The following link has all the benefits of membership in the program. The Tompkins Orchestra Friends booster club is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. See more information here.
2023 TEXAS ALL-STATE MEMBERS
Each year, high school musicians from around the state take part in a series of competitive auditions (live and recorded) to earn a spot in the Texas All-State orchestras. After four rounds of fierce competition the following students from OTHS earned the title of All-State Musician:
Bella Chan – Cello
Arjun Chandupatla – Violin
Eugene Chung – Viola
Jake Jiang – Violin
Lydia Kang – Cello
Kendall Porter – Cello
Andrew Yang – Cello
2023 TEXAS HONOR ORCHESTRA
We are very proud to announce that our Sinfonia orchestra was named 2023 Texas Honor Orchestra. As a part of the state champion title this orchestra performed at the TMEA Convention in February. Congratulations to all our Sinfonia members on their outstanding work from August through October. Your Tompkins HS community is very proud.
Class of 2022 TOF Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to scholarship winners Gabby Carlos, Elleen Kim, Michael Chung, Ryan Chen, Jojo Fujiwara, Gabin Kim, Jenny Xun, & Hannah Yi! We are grateful for your hard work and dedication to the Tompkins Orchestras.
1 Jones Hall Performance 6:55p
2 Hosting WCJH Orch
3 Hosting TJH Orch
5 Senior MNR 5:30-7:30p
10 TOF Board Meeting 7p
11 Final Concert 6:30p
17 Hosting CRJH Orch
20 Orchestra Banquet
22 8th Grade Orch Parent Night
25 OTHS Graduation
25 Officer Workday (PM)
DOCUMENTS & FORMS
Supply List 2022-2023
Event Calendar 2022-2023
Solo & Ensemble Information
Donor Circle Program
Orchestra Friends Memberships
Letter Jacket Points Sheet
Endorsements & Fine Arts