12 Freshmen Zoom Social 2pm
19 First Day of Classes (online)
DOCUMENTS & FORMS
Supply List 2019-2020
Donor Circle Information
Letter Jacket Points Sheet
Endorsements & Fine Arts
KICKING OFF A "NEW" NEW YEAR
If you are new to the OTHS orchestra program we are delighted to have you joining the ranks this year! Over the course of the school year we will keep everyone updated through our weekly newsletter. To receive this weekly update head to our "news" page and subscribe or simply find the message in our archives.
After listening to many hours of audition material, reading self evaluations, and sorting through director recommendations we are pleased to announce orchestra placements for the 2020-2021 school year. Before you click the link remember that all of the OTHS orchestra are great orchestras and that next year will be your best year ever. Everyone will have a chance to grow, learn, and enjoy the beauty of music. Tompkins Orchestras 2020-2021
MUSIC OF THE AMERICAN MASTERS
Our biannual masterworks concert on January 30th was a wonderful display of the music departments at OTHS. Thanks to our fantastic parent volunteers and musicians of Sinfonia and Sinfonietta orchestras for making this year's masterworks the best! Bravo tutti!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019 TOF SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!!!
Each year the Tompkins Orchestra Friends booster club presents a number of deserving orchestra students with scholarships to help them on their way. This year's winners included (from left to right) Ahsan Yahya, Rhea Bhat, Brandon Chao, and Mariangela DaCosta Martinez. Also pictured; Incoming TOF President Dr. Anna Chen, Past TOF President Mr. Naveed Yahya, Orchestra Directors Matthew Porter & Sundas Mohi-Truong.
WHY IS POSTURE SO IMPORTANT?
Besides performing at maximum efficiency, body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success. Body posture shapes who you are.
DONOR CIRCLE PROGRAM
Our 2019-2020 Donor Circle Program has closed however, 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.
Science Says Lessons Were the Best Thing Your Parents Ever Did For You
If your parents ever submitted you to regular music lesson as a kid, you probably got in a fight with them once or twice about it. Maybe you didn't want to go; maybe you didn't like practicing. But we have some bad news: They were right. It turns out that all those endless major scale exercises and repetitions of "Chopsticks" had some incredible effects on our minds. (Click through to read more)