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Downing Orchestra

Celebrity String Players!


Albert Einstein - Violin


Jimi Hendrix - Viola


The Twilight Saga's Dakota

Fanning - Violin


Glee's Darren Criss - Violin


Pro Skater Tony Hawk - Violin


Ryan Gosling - Cello


Larry Centers of the Buffalo Bills - Bass


John Mayer - Viola


Jake the Dog - Viola


So Why Choose Orchestra?


Styles of Music


As a string player, you can play many different styles of music, ranging from classical to rock, fiddling, country and western, jazz, and world music.


Concerts and Competitions


Students have lots of opportunities to perform with several concerts, elementary recruiting trips, competitions, and Solo and Ensemble.

Activities and Field Trips  

 
We have lots of great things planned for this year including a pool party, Main Event, a trip to the Dallas Symphony, Six Flags for 7th and 8th graders, paintball for the boys, a trip to the mall and a spa party for the girls, and a Rangers game!


We Have A Lot of Fun!


Every day you work with other string players to learn and perform music together.  You will make many long-lasting friends in the Orchestra that you’ll keep well into high school.  Go ahead and show your OrchDork pride!!!