Dear Orchestra Students/Parents,
Welcome, and welcome back, to the Flower Mound High School Orchestra Program. As a member of Orchestra, you are about to join a vibrant and exciting program that has a tradition of excellence, and provides many enrichment opportunities and activities for students throughout the year.
The goal of the Flower Mound High School Orchestra Program is to challenge you to become the best musician you can be, expose you to a wide variety of music/art, and allow you to become a member of a community of individuals interested in music making. Those that experience the greatest joy, thrill, and fulfillment in the art of music making are those that invest and make a commitment to that process. Because of this, expectations will be high, and you will be challenged to make individual improvements, but it is our hope that this will increase your satisfaction in being involved in a music ensemble. Whether your goal is to build a foundation for collegiate study in music, find a place to enjoy performing/playing music on a daily basis, or improve your musical skills, there is a place for you in orchestra.
We are looking forward to a wonderful year of creating, striving to understand, and embracing music with you. Please use the materials posed in Charms as a resource so that you have a clear understanding of what is expected of you and what opportunities are available to you. Do not ever hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or if we can be of any individual help.
Orchestra Office: 469-713-5192
Director of Orchestras
Assistant Director of Orchestras
Our new Director, Mr. Clink’s Welcome Letter:
Dear Orchestra Students/Parents,
I began my study of music as a violist in the Pittsburgh, PA area, and went on to earn degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Hartt School. It was my own experiences playing in ensembles and creating music that drew me to teaching, but it is the many amazing students and families I have had the opportunity to meet and work with along the way that have inspired me to consider it a life long vocation. Whether you are a new student to the FMHS orchestras, or are returning, I’m confident you are in store for a wonderful year of music making. By being a member of orchestra, I hope you find a place where you feel challenged, can experience the joy and thrill of being part of an ensemble, are free to take risks, find a little time every day to relieve some stress and have fun rehearsing music, and are part of a community of individuals committed to each other’s success.
If you ever have any questions, or if I can be of any help, please do not hesitate to ask. You will receive more detailed information and calendar dates at the beginning of the year. I appreciate the help of Ms. Rose and all that have been so welcoming and helpful to me in my transition to Flower Mound High School. I want to thank everyone who had the opportunity to come to the Meet and Greet on August 21st. We will have another more formal chance to meet at the parents meeting on September 8th, the opening picnic, open house, and of course, our first day of classes. Even being in Flower Mound for a few short weeks, I am very impressed by the level of support of the program from students, parents, and the community. Looking forward to a great year!
Thanks so much,
Stephen Clink, Director of Orchestras, Flower Mound High School