Welcome to the HEB Elementary Honor Orchestra home page! The HEB Elementary Honor Orchestra is designed to provide a weekly orchestra experience for Suzuki students in the HEB school district who were chosen through an audition process. Through their training and hard work at rehearsals the students will learn: correct rehearsal procedures; to read music more easily; both to work as a team and to be a leader; to polish pieces for performances; and to present polished performances. The Honor Orchestra has performed at the National Suzuki Association Leadership Training Meeting; Majestic Theater; Texas Music Educators Convention; and at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
The conductor of the Elementary Honor Orchestra is Vincent Pugh. Mr. Pugh is the Suzuki teacher at Bellaire Elementary and has conducted orchestras and honor orchestras in Kansas City, San Antonio, Austin and Arlington. Mr. Pugh really enjoys conducting youth orchestras and thinks one of the most exciting things in the world is to listen to young people perform with energy.
Auditions were held on September 17th and 18th and congratulations goes to all students who were selected. I am looking forward to working with you on some wonderful and challenging music this year!
Hope you have a good vacation! Please take some time to practice Harrowland from the beginning to 41 and Riders in the Night. We will have our first rehearsal of 2014 on January 9th.
Our last rehearsal before the vacation is Thursday, December 19th. Everyone who finishes a smartmusic assignment this week gets a treat! Please keep working on Harrowland and Riders in the Night so we can play more of these pieces - at least to 21.
Hope you enjoyed the crazy weather. Please practice 1-21 in both Riders in the Night and Harrowland for this Thursday. There will also be a Smartmusic assign. See you Thursday!
November 25th is our first concert. Please be at the Central Jr. High Cafeteria with your music, instrument, green shirt and Khaki pants at 6:00. We will be playing Intensity and Finale. There will also be a raffle going on with winners announced following the concert.
November 14th is the potluck dinner. All families are invited to join us! Please bring what your section was assigned during rehearsal. We will play a short concert and discuss the fundraiser after rehearsal and before we enjoy the delicious food!
November 7-14 - Good hard working rehearsal. Nice shaping of measures with repeated notes in them. Our concert is quickly approaching on November 25th and we will be performing Finale and Intensity 1-42 and 72 to the end.
October 31st - No rehearsal - have fun with your family and friends.
Keep working on your bouncing bows. Play scales and Perpetual motion with them along with "Bouncin and Rockin Strings". Please practice Finale 1-40 and Intensity 64-end, 50-53, and 1-43. There will be smartmusic assignments in Finale to also work on.
October 3rd-October 10th Good first full rehearsal! We are making progress on how the orchestra sounds. Keep practicing so we can play more notes each week. Intensity 1-45 and Finale 1-33 and the chorale and rockin' strings from the warm-up should all be ready to play Thursday.
Please check this page weekly for practice spots and announcements. For the first assignment pleaseto listen to a recording of 4 of the pieces we will be playing. You will find recordings of our pieces in the document manager area. Also practice 1-34 in Intensity and the chorale and rockin' strings from the warm-up. Don't forget to sign-up for the EHO smartmusic class (through Bellaire Elementary) for assignments and a chance to send recordings to Mr. Pugh. Visit smartmusic.com to get started.