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.

Congratulations on being selected for the orchestra! I am looking forward to working with you on some wonderful and challenging music this year!

Be sure to find the pieces we will be playing in the document manager and start listening to them.




March 3rd:

Latest Skill Builder is in the download section under information and handouts.  Combined concert with choir is March 31st.

February 25th

Skill builders:  The most current skill builder is now posted in the download section under information and handouts.  Please use this as your guide for practicing for the concert on March 31st.

January 7-13th

Happy New Year!  Good first practice back from the break.  Please practice on Heigh Ho! and the Suzuki packet for our concert on the 28th.  This week the 1st violins on Heigh Ho will have a sectional with Mrs Purcell!  Keep working on Electric Sinfonia.

December 10th-17th

The 17th will be our last rehearsal of 2015!  We have accomplished a lot this year and have played some fine concerts!  Be sure to work on Heigh Ho!, Electric Sinfonia, and O Come Little Children in your Suzuki packet for rehearsal on Thursday.

December 3rd-9th

Good concert before Thanksgiving!  Two very nice performances of Velocity and Viking!  Please practice Twighlight Reverie, Heigh Ho 1-22, and Suzuki harmonies for Monkey Song, Lightly Row, and Allegro.  This week we will be playing Twinkle, O Come Little Children and May Song

November 6th - November 12th

Good job of drilling Velocity!  Keep working on every measure with a double stop so it is in tune and not too loud.  Focus your practice on Viking this week and be sure to play 82 to the end.  We will be performing Velocity and Viking at our concert on the 23rd.

October 29th-November 5th

Nice performance at the potluck!  We had a lot of food!  Thanks to everyone for participating.  Please practice all of Velocity - focus on the middle 32-64 and keep working on the notes of Viking - we did play the entire piece last rehearsal.  We will also be playing Twilight Reverie 1-36 next week.

October 15-21st

Don't forget to practice your 3 types of tacos for D scales.  Also work on String swing, Viking 1-48, violas 49-57, cellos 57-61, and Velocity 1-36 and 53-end.  Keep working on your smartmusic assignments!

October 8th-14th

Have a good Columbus Day on Monday but don't forget to practice!  Please prepare all of String Swing, Velocity 1-34, and Twilight Reverie 1-24.  Don't forget to check smartmusic for assignments.

October 1st - October 7th

Good first rehearsal!  Remember to always play with your feet grounded.  Please practice Happy Blues at a quick tempo, Velocity 1-24, and Twighlight Reverie 1-13.  Be sure to listen to 3 pieces in the document manager.

Scrip Gift card sales begin before next rehearsal!.


September 24-Oct 1st

Don't forget to turn in your contract. Please listen to the MP3 recordings of Velocity, Twilight Reverie and Vikings in the document manager section.  Practice D and G scales, D major chorale, Happy Blues, Velocity 1-16, Twilight Reverie 1-13 and Viking 1-24