WESTERN BRANCH ORCHESTRAS

Encompassing all of the Western Branch Schools

​​​​​​​​​​​Events and Concerts


2016-2017 School Year

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - SEVA Senior Regional Orchestra Auditions @ Ocean Lakes High School (more info)

Monday, October 3, 2016 - Fall Flower orders due (more info)

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - Flower pick up at WBMS bus ramp 8:30-11:00am (rain or shine)

​Thursday, October 20, 2016 - Fall Concert WBHS Orchestras @ WBHS 7pm

Saturday, October 29, 2016 - Jr. District Orchestra Auditions, WBM7+8/JMS7+8 Orchestras @ JMS 9am-4pm


​Friday & Saturday, December 2 & 3, 2016 - Senior Regional Orchestra, WBH Orchestra @ GBHS (Time TBA)

Thursday & Friday, December 8 & 9, 2016 - Mark Wood Workshops, WBH/WBM8/JMS8 Orchestras @ WBHS

​Saturday, December 10, 2016 - Mark Wood Concert, WBH/WBM8/JMS8 Orchestras @ WBHS 4pm & 7:30pm

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - Aldersgate Program, WBH Orchestra Select @ Aldersgate 6pm

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - Winter Concert, WBM 6+7 Orchestras @ WBM 7pm 

Saturday & Sunday, December 17 & 18, WBH Orchestras @ Kroger Marketplace on College Drive (10-8pm Sat & 10-6pm Sun)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - Winter Concert, JMS 6+7 Orchestras @ JMS 7pm


​Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - Concert, WBI5/WBHS Orchestras @ WBHS 7pm

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - Concert, EWC5/SWE5/WBHS Orchestras @ WBHS 7pm

Friday, January 13, 2017 - Jr. District Orchestra, WBM/JMS Select 7+8 Orchestras @ IRHS Noon-7pm

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - WBI5 Recruiting Concert, WBM Band/Chorus/Orch 8th grade Orchestras @ WBM 9:15am


Saturday, February 25, 2017 - All-State Auditions, WBH Band & Orchestra Select @ JMU 8am-4pm


TBA - Pre-Assessment Concert - WBH/WBM8/JMS8 Orchestras @ OSHS 7pm


Friday, March 3, 2017 - Orchestra Assessment (2 days Fri-Sat) WBH/WBM8/JMS8 Orchestras @ OSHS (Time TBA)

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - All-City 7 Seating Auditions WBM 6+7/JMS 6+7 Orchestras @ HOMS 4:30-6pm

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - MIOSM Concert 6th Grade, WBM 6th - Band/Chorus/Orchestra @ WBM 2:30pm

Friday, March 31, 2017 - MIOSM Concert 6th Grade, JMS 6th - Band/Chorus/Orchestra @ JMS 2:15pm


Thursday-Sunday, April 20-23 - Spring Trip to Nashville - WBHS 10-12th Grade 

Friday, April 21, 2017 - All-City Orchestra, WBM 6+7/JMS 6+7 Orchestra Select, 9am-Concert 7pm (location TBA)

Thursday-Sunday, April 27-30 - Spring Trip to Washington, DC - WBHS 9th Grade


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Spring Concert, WBI5/WBM6 Orchestras @ WBHS 7pm

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - Spring Concert, EWC5/SWE5/JMS6 Orchestras @ WBHS 7pm     
Thursday, May 25, 2017 -  Spring Concert, JMS 7+8 Orchestras @ JMS 7pm            

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - Spring Concert, WBM 7+8 Orchestras @ WBM 7pm

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - Spring Concert, WBH Orchestras @ WBHS 7pm

Friday, June 9, 2017 - Senior Orchestra Banquet @ Centenary United Methodist Church (Time TBA)



2015-2016 School Year


October 5, 2015 - Fall Flower Orders Due

October 5, 2015 -  Personalized Glassware/Ornament Trip Fundraiser begins, More Details

October 10, 2015 - Flower pick up at WBMS bus ramp, 8:30-11:00 rain or shine

October 16, 2015 - Personalized Glassware/Ornament Trip Fundraiser Orders Due

October 23, 2015 - Homecoming Parade, Float building will be hosted by the Moorman family.
October 24, 2015 - Jr. District Auditions @ JMS 9:00 - 3:30 (times assigned a week before) all Interested 7th & 8th grade students More details

October 27,  2015 - Fall Concert, WBHS  @ WBHS 7:00, 9th, 10th & Zero Bell performing


November 13 & 14, 2015 - Senior Regional Event, Time and Site TBA

November 16, 2015 - Ham Sale Trip Fundraiser Begins, More Details

​​November 20, 2015    Sam's Club   Friday 5:00 - 7:00

November 21, 2015    Sam's Club  Saturday 9:00 - 7:00

​​November 22, 2015    Sam's Club   Sunday 10:00 - 6:00


December 2, 2015  Winter Concert,  WBMS@ WBMS 7:00, 6th & 7th grades performing

December 7, 2015  Ham Sale Order forms due

December 7, 2015  Mark Wood Workshop, JMS, WBMS 8th grade & WBHS all grades, Times TBD

December 8, 2015  Mark Wood Workshop, JMS, WBMS 8th grade & WBHS all grades, Times TBD

December 9, 2015  Mark Wood Workshop,Time TBD and  Concert,  JMS, WBMS,  WBHS@ WBHS 7:00, JMS, WBMS 8th grade & WBHS all grades

​​December, 12, 2015  Sam's Club  Saturday 10:00 - 8:00
​​December 13, 2015    Sam's Club   Sunday 10:00 - 6:00

December 14, 2015  Ham Pick up at High School Orchestra Parking Lot, TBD

December 15, 2015  Glassware Fundraising Items to be delivered to High School

December 17, 2015  Winter Concert,  JMS  @ JMS 7:00, 6th, 7th & 8th grades performing


January 13, 2016  Winter Concert,WBI, WBHS@ WBHS 7:00, 5th and Zero Bell

January 14, 2016  Recruiting,  WBMS@ WBMS, 9:15 am, 8th graders. In Auditorium until 4th bell

January 14,  2016  Winter Concert,  CHT, SW,  WBHS @ WBHS, 7:00, 5th & Zero Bell Performing

January 15, 2016  District Concert,  WBMS,  JMS@ IRHS, rehearsal 9:00 until concert at 7:00, Selected 7th & 8th graders performing

January 29, 2016  Spring Trip deposits due 


February 15, 2016 Spring Ham sale begins (more details)

February 18, 2016  All City Seating Auditions for select JMS and WBMS 7th graders at Hugo Owens Middle  4:30 - 5:30


March 2, 2016 Spring Ham Orders Due (more details)

March 8, 2016  Pre-Assessment Concert,  WBMS, JMS, WBHS@ WBMS, 7:00, 8th & Zero Bell performing

March 11 or 12, 2016 Assessment Concert,  WBMS, JMS, WBHS @ OSHS, Times TBA, 8th & Zero Bell performing

March 15, 2016  Chaperones/Parents Meeting for Philadelphia, WBHS orchestra room - Chaperones 6:00 & Parents 7:00

March 16, 2016 Spring Ham Order Pick Up in the WBHS orchestra parking lot (more details)

March 23, 2016  Exchange Concert with Deep Creek High Orchestras @ time, location and orchestras performing TBA

March 24, 2016  Music in our Schools Month, WBMS @ WBMS, 2:45, 6th graders performing

March 24, 2016  Music in our Schools Month, JMS @ JMS, 2:15, 6th graders performing


March 31 - April 3, 2016  Zero Bell Spring Trip to Philadelphia (more details)

April 7, 2016  Chaperones/Parents Meeting for Washinton DC, WBHS orchestra room - Chaperones 6:00 & Parents 7:00

April 15, 2016  All City Concert,  WBMS,  JMS @ DCHS, 11:30 Rehearsal until concert at 7:00, Select 6th & 7th graders performing

April 21 - 24,  2016  9th & 10th Grade Spring Trip to Washington D.C.  (more details)


May 2, 2016  Flower  Orders are Due
May 3, 2016  Spring Concert, CHT, SW, JMS @ WBHS, 7:00, 5th & 6th graders performing

May 4, 2016  Spring Concert,  WBI,  WBMS@ WBHS, 7:00, 5th & 6th graders performing

May 7, 2016  Flower Pick up on Western Branch Middle School Bus Ramp, 8:30 - 11:00 (Rain or Shine)

May 12, 2016  Spring Concert,  WBMS  @ WBMS, 7:00, 7th & 8th graders performing

May 20 -22, 2016  JMU Spring String Thing (Not a CPS Sponsored Event)

May 26, 2016  Spring Concert,  JMS @ JMS, 7:00, 7th & 8th graders performing


June 7, 2016  Spring Concert,  WBHS @ WBHS, 7:00, 9th, 10th & Zero Bell performing

June 9, 2016   WBMS Academic Awards @ WBMS for Selected 8th Graders

June 10, 2016  Senior Banquet