Our spring concert is Saturday, May 20, at Hebron High School.
Thanks for your interest in joining the KMS orchestra family.
Please find our information sheet for fifth graders and parents here.
Please choose a time using the Google form below to come try out instruments and choose the correct one, and bring any questions to me.
Join us Wednesday, December 7, at 7 PM for our holiday concert.
Beginners, please uncase in the ensemble room and be on stage to rehearse at 6PM.
Camerata and Chamber orchestra students: please uncase in the orchestra room and report to the cafeteria quietly by 6:30. Your seating charts will be available in the cafeteria.
The concert program is available here and also through the QR code below:
Our booster club is providing light refreshments following the music.
Don’t miss the Killian Orchestras’ fall concert, Wednesday, October 12, in the KMS cafeteria.
Beginner orchestra plays at 7:00 PM, followed by Camerata orchestra, and then Chamber orchestra.
All orchestra students should report to the 1600 hall, dressed in concert black, by 6:30 PM.
Beginner orchestra students: please un-case in the ensemble room by 6:30 and take your instrument, bow, and iPad to the theater room for tuning and warmup. After your performance, you will go as a class back to the ensemble room, case your instruments, and then return as a class to the cafeteria for the remainder of the concert.
Camerata orchestra students: please un-case in the band hall, tune, and wait to be taken as a class to the theater room at 7:00 when the Beginner Orchestra goes on stage. After your performance, you will go as a class back to the band hall, case your instruments, and then return as a class to the cafeteria for the remainder of the concert.
Chamber orchestra students: please un-case in the orchestra room, tune, and wait to be taken as a class to the theater room at about 7:15 when the Camerata Orchestra goes on stage. After your performance, the concert will be over and you may return to the orchestra hall to case your instruments.
[note: you no longer need lisd.net credentials to access the KMS orchestra handbook]
Here’s our handbook for the coming year. I’ve made lots of changes as we traverse the transition from Mr. Cautivar to me. (How’s that for some $5 vocabulary?)
Print it out; read it. We’ll be using barcodes to collect the return papers for your orchestra fee, media release, and private lesson forms. (More on that when class starts!)
I am happy to introduce myself to all of the orchestra family at Killian Middle School. My name is Ezra Hood, and LISD has has hired to join the LISD music family and lead the string orchestras at KMS.
I’m a teacher, husband, and dad of four (two of my kids walk with me in the photo above). Music has been a close companion for all of my life. I first played piano as a child, adding violin in the fifth grade. I played, sang, and wrote my way to a music composition degree from TCU first violin and vocal scholarships. In the last decade I’ve frequently played organ at church.
After a detour to law school and a few years’ law practice, I returned to music full-time in Dallas, starting an orchestra program at Alex Sanger elementary and middle schools. I am thrilled to join the Killian team, and work with the students, staff, and parents to grow the program in close cooperation with the growing program at Hebron High School.
Mr. Cautivar will be stopping in now and then, and I hope all of you will grow your passion for string music with me, and then join Mr. Cautivar’s string orchestras at Hebron High in due time.
Join my edmodo.com classroom; I’ll soon have this year’s all-region scales and excerpts posted there, as well as some of our first musical assignments.
If any of you have vids of Camerata please send them in. Thanks for helping make CLUB KILLIAN an unforgettable concert!