Riverside Orchestra

Riverside Intermediate & Junior High

March 5, 2017
by Mrs. Kitchell
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ISSMA Contest Final Schedule

ISSMA Contest is fast approaching, and we have out final performance schedule.  This year, we are performing at Hamilton Southeastern Intermediate and Junior High.  Students are responsible for arriving on their own – please ensure they are on time.

Your child should have a brightly colored paper with this information, as well as much more.  Please ask them if you have not seen this paper yet!  I’m also attaching a copy of it here.  ISSMA Final Time 2017


5:55 pm –      SYMPHONY Orchestra needs to be at HIJH {room TBD}

6:10 pm –      SYMPHONY Orchestra warm-up

6:40 pm –      SYMPHONY Orchestra performance (on stage)


8:00 pm –      PHILHARMONIC Orchestra needs to be at HIJH {room TBD}

8:15 pm –      PHILHARMONIC Orchestra warm-up

8:45 pm –      PHILHARMONIC Orchestra performance (on stage)



8:30 am –       CHAMBER Orchestra needs to be at HIJH {room TBD}

8:55 am –       CHAMBER Orchestra warm-up

9:25 am –       CHAMBER Orchestra performance (on stage)


9:55 am –       CONCERT Orchestra needs to be at HIJH {room TBD}

10:10 am –    CONCERT Orchestra warm-up

10:40 am –    CONCERT Orchestra performance (on stage)


As always, let me know any questions or concerns.  And another reminder that our ISSMA PREVIEW CONCERT is Tuesday, March 14th at Riverside.  Concert is at 7:00pm, with students arriving by 6:30pm.


Have a great week!

February 27, 2017
by Mrs. Kitchell
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Upcoming Dates

Hello, and happy March!

A few important upcoming dates for JUNIOR HIGH orchestra students and families:

  • Friday, March 3rd – Orchestra Pictures.  Students should bring or wear their FULL UNIFORM to school!
  • Tuesday, March 14th – ISSMA Preview Concert at RJH, 7:00pm
  • Friday, March 17th – ISSMA Contest for PHILHARMONIC and SYMPHONY at HSEJH (time coming soon!)
  • Saturday, March 18h – ISSMA Contest for CONCERT and CHAMBER at HSEJH (time coming soon!)
  • Monday, March 20th – Fundraiser Kick-Off
  • Thursday, March 30th – Fundraiser End-Date
  • Saturday, April 29th – KING’S ISLAND! :-)
  • Wednesday, May 17th – Spring Concert at RJH, 7:00pm

Please add these to your family calendar, and be on the lookout for more information soon!

February 8, 2017
by Mrs. Kitchell
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Playing Tests & Arts on the River


This Friday, students have playing tests.  These will be done in class.

Chamber Orchestra – D Major Thirds Exercise

Concert Orchestra – G String 4th Finger/String Crossing Exercise #5

Symphony Orchestra – Extensions Exercise #5

Philharmonic Orchestra – 2 Octave D Major (violin) or G Major (viola, cello, bass)


Also on Friday is Riverside’s annual Arts on the River event!  I highly encourage you to attend.  There will be so many amazing things going on, showcasing all our school has to offer!

  • musical performances by band, orchestra, and choir students (a few hundred of them!)
  • art displays by our talented art students
  • cookie decorating in FACS
  • hands-on projects in our Art and Tech Ed classes
  • an instrument “petting zoo” where you can test your musical talent
  • silent auction items (including an Ice Cream Date with me and my pup Zoey! always a hot-ticket item!)
  • food from Moe’s Southwestern Grill
  • fun and friendship!

I hope to see many of you there this Friday, February 10th, from 6:00-8:30pm.  Come, have fun, and support the PTO and Riverside!