Zach Harris

Dear Students, Parents, & Guardians,

Welcome to the first day of online learning and content!  As this is a new experience for all of us, we will move slowly and steadily together.

The biggest announcement is that MHSA has postponed all events until at least April 13th.  This obviously will include District Music Festival.  At this time the other music teachers and myself are unsure if or when it will be rescheduled.  We will forward any information on as soon as we know more.

Below are access codes for Remind for students and parents.  Students if you are in multiple orchestras, please sign-up for each, as they will contain different messages and content.  I ask that all students sign-up at this time, and promise to keep notifications to a minimum!

HHS Chamber Orchestra

https://www.remind.com/join/3gbb32

HHS Concert Orchestra

https://www.remind.com/join/akfccdb

Students, please reach out to any/all orchestra members and ask them to come to my teacher page and sign up for Remind.

On Thursday, I will be posting assignments for the next 2 weeks.  These assignments will include Listening and discussion of online performances, practice logs, musictheory.net assignments, and hopefully an online rehearsal.

I will be utilizing the following online platforms:

Teams – please use your school login to access

Moodle – Login details to follow

Edpuzzle – Login details to follow

Berlin Philharmoniker – Please sign-up for the free 30 day voucher following the link below:

https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/home

Met Opera – There will be free nightly performances beginning at 7:30 pm EST

https://www.metopera.org/

More info to follow!!!

Stay safe, and feel free to reach out with questions/concerns,

Mr. Harris

6th Period - Helena High School Concert Orchestra

Welcome to the Helena High School Concert Orchestra!  This group is open to anyone who wants to learn and play a string instrument.  We meet 5 days a week in the room 53A.

This year we have many new and great performance opportunities!

Fall Concert – Tuesday, October 15th, 5:00pm – CHS Auditorium

Winter Concert – Tuesday, December 10th, 6:00pm – CHS Auditorium

Auditions for Chamber Orchestra – Monday, March 5th – Thursday, March 8th – HHS Orchestra Room

Pre-Festival Concert – Tuesday, March 10th – CHS Auditorium

8/9 Concert – Thursday, March 12th – HMS Auditorium

*Tentative Dates for District Music Festival*

District Music Festival – Thursday, April 2th – Saturday, April 4th – Bozeman Senior High School

Or

District Music Festival – Thursday, April 9th – Saturday, April 11th – Helena High School

State Music Festival – Friday, May 1st – Saturday, May 2nd – Helena High School

Spring Concert – Monday, May 11th, 7:00pm – CHS Auditorium

All-State Auditions – Monday, May 21st – Thursday, May 24th, and, Monday, May 28th – Thursday, May 31st – 3:30 – 5:30pm – CHS and HHS Orchestra room

Graduation – Saturday, June 6th, 9:00AM – Nelson Stadium

 

Events

5th Period - Helena High School Chamber Orchestra

Welcome to the Helena High School Concert Orchestra!  This group is open to anyone who wants to learn and play a string instrument.  We meet 5 days a week in the room 53A.

This year we have many new and great performance opportunities!

Fall Concert – Tuesday, October 15th, 7:00pm – CHS Auditorium

Winter Concert – Tuesday, December 10th, 6:00pm – CHS Auditorium

AA Orchestra Festival – Monday, February 3 – Tuesday February 4th – 7:00am – 10:00pm – Helena Civic Center

Pre-Festival Concert – Tuesday, March 10th – CHS Auditorium

*Tentative Dates for District Music Festival*

District Music Festival – Thursday, April 2th – Saturday, April 4th – Bozeman Senior High School

Or

District Music Festival – Thursday, April 9th – Saturday, April 11th – Helena High School

State Music Festival – Friday, May 1st – Saturday, May 2nd – Helena High School

Spring Concert – Monday, May 11th, 7:00pm – CHS Auditorium

All-State Auditions – Monday, May 21st – Thursday, May 24th, and, Monday, May 28th – Thursday, May 31st – 3:30 – 5:30pm – CHS and HHS Orchestra room

Graduation – Saturday, June 6th, 9:00AM – Nelson Stadium

0 hour - CHS Chamber Orchestra

Welcome to the Capital High School Concert Orchestra!  This group is open to anyone who wants to learn and play a string instrument.  We meet 5 days a week in the room 53A.

This year we have many new and great performance opportunities!

Fall Concert – Tuesday, October 15th, 7:00pm – CHS Auditorium

Winter Concert – Tuesday, December 10th, 6:00pm – CHS Auditorium

AA Orchestra Festival – Monday, February 3 – Tuesday February 4th – 7:00am – 10:00pm – Helena Civic Center

Pre-Festival Concert – Tuesday, March 10th – CHS Auditorium

*Tentative Dates for District Music Festival*

District Music Festival – Thursday, April 2th – Saturday, April 4th – Bozeman Senior High School

Or

District Music Festival – Thursday, April 9th – Saturday, April 11th – Helena High School

State Music Festival – Friday, May 1st – Saturday, May 2nd – Helena High School

Spring Concert – Monday, May 11th, 7:00pm – CHS Auditorium

All-State Auditions – Monday, May 21st – Thursday, May 24th, and, Monday, May 28th – Thursday, May 31st – 3:30 – 5:30pm – CHS and HHS Orchestra room

Graduation – Saturday, June 6th, 9:00AM – Nelson Stadium

1st Period - CHS Freshman Orchestra

Welcome to the Capital High Freshman Orchestra!  This group is open to anyone who wants to learn and play a string instrument.  We meet 5 days a week in the room 53A.

This year we have many new and great performance opportunities!

Fall Concert – Tuesday, October 15th, 5:00pm – CHS Auditorium

Winter Concert – Tuesday, December 10th, 6:00pm – CHS Auditorium

Auditions for Chamber Orchestra – Monday, March 5th – Thursday, March 8th – HHS Orchestra Room

Pre-Festival Concert – Tuesday, March 10th – CHS Auditorium

8/9 Concert – Thursday, March 12th – HMS Auditorium

*Tentative Dates for District Music Festival*

District Music Festival – Thursday, April 2th – Saturday, April 4th – Bozeman Senior High School

Or

District Music Festival – Thursday, April 9th – Saturday, April 11th – Helena High School

State Music Festival – Friday, May 1st – Saturday, May 2nd – Helena High School

Spring Concert – Monday, May 11th, 7:00pm – CHS Auditorium

All-State Auditions – Monday, May 21st – Thursday, May 24th, and, Monday, May 28th – Thursday, May 31st – 3:30 – 5:30pm – CHS and HHS Orchestra room

Graduation – Saturday, June 6th, 9:00AM – Nelson Stadium

2nd Period - CHS Concert Orchestra

Welcome to the Capital High Concert Orchestra!  This group is open to anyone who wants to learn and play a string instrument.  We meet 5 days a week in the room 53A.

This year we have many new and great performance opportunities!

Fall Concert – Tuesday, October 15th, 5:00pm – CHS Auditorium

Winter Concert – Tuesday, December 10th, 6:00pm – CHS Auditorium

Auditions for Chamber Orchestra – Monday, March 5th – Thursday, March 8th – HHS Orchestra Room

Pre-Festival Concert – Tuesday, March 10th – CHS Auditorium

8/9 Concert – Thursday, March 12th – HMS Auditorium

*Tentative Dates for District Music Festival*

District Music Festival – Thursday, April 2th – Saturday, April 4th – Bozeman Senior High School

Or

District Music Festival – Thursday, April 9th – Saturday, April 11th – Helena High School

State Music Festival – Friday, May 1st – Saturday, May 2nd – Helena High School

Spring Concert – Monday, May 11th, 7:00pm – CHS Auditorium

All-State Auditions – Monday, May 21st – Thursday, May 24th, and, Monday, May 28th – Thursday, May 31st – 3:30 – 5:30pm – CHS and HHS Orchestra room

Graduation – Saturday, June 6th, 9:00AM – Nelson Stadium

Upcoming Events

  • October 25, 2019 - November 8, 2019

    Coffee Fundraiser

    Good Afternoon Parents/Guardians:

    We are running a coffee fundraiser starting today and running through November 8, 2019.  Your student brought home a sales sheet yesterday.

     

    Below is the important information for the fundraiser:

    • Dates: 10/25/19 – 11/8/19
      • All forms and money due on the 8th
    • Order Received: 11/13/19-11/15/19
      • The coffee is from a local roaster and ships quickly
    • Cost: $12.00/per 12oz bag
    • Roast: Medium
    • Varieties: Ground, Whole Bean, Ground Decaf
    • Company: Rocky Mountain Roasters from Bozeman MT
    • Checks: Made out to CHS Orchestra and/or HHS Orchestra
    • Donations are welcome
    • Why: Funding for new shelving, school instrument repair/replacement, Bow repair/replacement, supplies, music, festivals, and travel

    As always, students are not required to participate in the fundraiser, all are encouraged to help.

     

    Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

     

    Have an outstanding weekend!

  • December 10, 2019

    CHS & HHS Chamber Orchestra Winter Concert

    Join the CHS and HHS Chamber Orchestras Tuesday December 10th, 2019 @ 6:00pm in the Montana Capital Rotunda for an evening of music featuring Russian Master Works and Composers.

  • December 12, 2019

    CHS & HHS Concert, Freshman, and Chamber Orchestra Winter Gala Concert

    Join the CHS and HHS Orchestra programs Thursday, December 12th, 2019 @ 7:00pm in the HMS Auditorium for our Winter Gala Concert.  Featuring over 100 string players from both High Schools, this concert will have music for everyone!

Zach Harris's Schedule

  • Period 0 - CHS

    Chamber Orchestra

  • Period 1 - CHS

    Freshman Orchestra

  • Period 2 - CHS

    Concert Orchestra

  • Period 5 - HHS

    Chamber Orchestra

  • Period 6 - HHS

    Concert Orchestra