State Results!

Congratulations to the Berkner Symphony Orchestra!!! 4th place in the TMEA State Honor Full Orchestra contest!

The Berkner Symphony was one of only two orchestras in the state that made the finals for both the String and Full contests!


Dear Parents and Students,

We have several performance opportunities in the next two weeks as we ramp up to UIL.  All of these performances are open to the public and are free to attend.  The orchestras have put in a tremendous amount of work since the semester began and we would love to see you in the audience cheering us on!

For all of these performances, students must wear their formal concert attire.  Please check specific information sent home by each director for call times and warm-up times.

Pre UIL – Thursday, February 23, Richardson High School

Concert Orchestra, Ms. Johnson – 6:30 p.m.

Philharmonic, Mr. Davenport – 7:30 p.m.

Symphony, Mr. Needham – 8:30 p.m.

Allen Festival  – February 25

Symphony, Mr. Needham – 11:00 a.m.

Allen Performing Arts Center


UIL – Richardson High School, March 1-2

March 1 – Concert Orchestra, 9:30 a.m.

March 2 – Philharmonic – 1:15 p.m.

March 2 – Symphony – 4:15 p.m.


We look forward to some great performances!


Craig Needham

Director of Orchestras

Berkner High School

Congrats on making Region!!!









Berkner Region results:

James Lee-3
Garret Jackson-4
Tiffany Wong-8
David Cheung-13
Tiffany Lin-18
Kayla Needham-19
Emily Lin- 23(3rd in 2nds)
David Ni-31(12 in 2nds)
Kelsey Auldridge-36(16 in 2nds)
Elissa Dabaghi-37(17 in 2nds)

Viola- Daniel Choi- 10

Will Hughes- 3
Colin Horton-5
Heejin Shin-6

Uniform Checkout

Uniform Check-out

We have all new uniforms this year and it is going to require a little more effort than usual to get them out to everyone. Every member of the BHS Orchestra program must get fitted next week for a uniform. In addition, all tux pants and dresses must be altered (hemmed) before our concert, which is in a little over two weeks (October 4).

Fitting times: Tuesday and Thursday (September 20-22), 3:15-5:30 p.m. in the BHS Orchestra room.

All students need black dress shoes and boys need a white tux shirt and black socks. We will provide dresses, tux jackets, tux pants, cummerbunds and ties.