SAM SCHATZ SELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE 2021 ALL-NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
HUGE congratulations to Dreher Orchestras member Sam Schatz for being selected as a member of the 2021 All-National Symphony Orchestra. He qualified to audition by being selected as an All-State Orchestra Member (South Carolina Music Educators Association), and completed and audition that included some very difficult music. He found out this week that he was selected as a member based on his audtion, and now is considered to be one of the best high school violinists in the country!!!
Thursday, October 14th, 7PM in the Dreher Auditorium
The Dreher Orchestras are WIRED for our Fall Concert. Lauren Bernofsky uses sounds inspired by current pop music in Wired using techniques that are purely fun for the performers. Next is the seminal song from the alternative rock genre, Smells Like Teen Spirit, where the heavy and intense sounds of Nirvana are heard with and through the orchestra. Bill Withers's timeless anthem, Lean on Me and lastly, The Cars 1978 hit featured in Stranger Things, Moving in Stereo both are the middle of the program. The closing piece is by the classical/ hip hop duo, Black Violin, melding Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 with hip hop rhythms and other sounds. Flashlights on!!!
Congratulations, Midlands Region Orchestra 2021-2022!
Eleven Dreher Orchestras members have been named the best orchestra musicians in the entire Midlands Region of the South Carolina Music Educators Association Orchestra Division.
9th-10th Grade Region Orchestra
3rd Chair Violin 1—Samuel Schatz
10th Chair Violin 1 – Diego Thrasher
17th Chair Violin 2 – Rajan Boddie
3rd Chair Cello—Sarah Bobertz
12th Chair Cello—Kathryn Adler
2nd Alternate Cello – Amelie Galimba
2nd Chair Double Bass—Farrell Rose
11th-12 Grade Region Orchestra
10th Chair Violin 2 – Bethany Scriven
14th Chair Violin 2 – Katherine Tam
13th Chair Viola – Adam Adler
5th Chair Cello—Catherine Akhvlediani
***These students will perform at Irmo High School on November 19th-20th as a part of the 2021-2022 Midlands Region Orchestras. They will compete again for chair placement once the music for the weekend has been selected. Congratulations!!!***
All-State Orchestra 2021
Senior Blake Craig Awarded 1st Prize, Scholarship for Viola Audition
Dreher Orchestra Members Make Midlands Region Orchestra, Qualify for All-State Auditions
Dreher Orchestra Members Receive Highest Ratings at Solo and Ensemble
Wednesday, October 7th, 12:30pm - UofSC Parker Quartet Residency brings the international star string quartet to the Dreher Orchestras