Region Orchestra 2021


Berkner Area Orchestra and Band students participated in their audition competitive Region Orchestras Clinic and Concert on Dec.4th at Booker T. Washington High School in downtown Dallas.  They are pictured here with their directors at Klyde Warren Park.

Fall Concert

LVBO Orchestra Family,
Next week is Concert Week!!! Details are below.

​Symphony Only: 8:30 AM Rehearsal Oct.18th, 19th, and 20th.    Symphony Officers – please met at 8AM Monday morning to set stage chairs/stands/podium/shells.

All Students: When not performing, student will be in the audience to support and listen to the other groups.  Student cell phones will not be allowed into the auditorium unless a student is given permission by a director ahead of time.  Phones can be locked in orchestra lockers for safety. Cellos and Bases will be stored backstage when students are not performing.

Uniforms: Students will wear formal attire—please help your child locate dark colored shoes, socks, and other relevant uniform parts. Students who missed registration are being fitted as uniform attendants are able during class this week.  We will distribute bow ties on the night of (and collect them after).

Audience: There is NO admission fee, and the concert is available to anyone who would like to watch*. Families wishing to see a performance should arrive approximately 15 minutes early  to their group’s performance time. Our performances are short; if you arrive late, you may miss it! If you enter after 7pm, please wait between pieces to find your seat.

Recording: We plan to record the concert, but it will not be broadcast via Zoom. Audience members are welcome to film/photograph, however, due to copyright law no video recording of any portion of our performance may be broadcast on social media.

Chamber/Concert Combo Orchestra Rehearsal: Abandoned Funhouse w/Jones 6:15 PM

Break – Restroom/Be Seated in Aud w/Instrument
(Phones locked in Orch. Rm. lockers) 6:45-7:00 PM

Chamber 7:00 PM Performance

Chamber/Concert 7:10 PM Performance

Concert 7:15 PM Performance

Philharmonic 7:30 PM Performance

Symphony 7:45 PM Performance

Spirit Wear is Here!

Orchestra Ramily Spirit Wear is here!  Shop this link to support the program and stay cozy in style this fall.  The store will be open until Wednesday, 9/29.

Orchestra Registration

L.V. Berkner Orchestra Families,

This is your invitation to our required Orchestra Registration event, scheduled for 4:30-8:00 PM (come and go) on Thursday, September 2nd. It will NOT take 3.5 hours! This is a one-stop event that takes care of multiple program needs. Please note that registration is NOT how you sign up for orchestra, but it IS how you get everything necessary done that we don’t have time to do in class otherwise.

To help with the flow of students Upperclassmen try to arrive between 4:30-6pm; Underclassmen try to arrive between 6-8pm; OR please attend whenever your schedule allows. Skim through the checklist to see the agenda for the evening and read through the FAQ if you would like to prepare as much beforehand to be efficient with your time. Some things can be done online!

Registration Event Checklist

Registration Frequently Asked Questions

As you can see the night is very necessary and we promise to honor your time. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with.

Berkner Orchestra Updates

Berkner Orchestra Update

Friday, March 20, 2020

At-Home Learning Preparations

The Berkner Orchestra room will be open on Monday 3/23 and Tuesday 3/24 from 9am to 11am and 4pm to 6pm for parents or students to come pick up their orchestra binder and/or orchestra instrument if you were unable to take it home before Spring Break.  You will only be permitted to enter through the main green band hall door #37 (at the corner of St. Johns & Concord Dr).  You must enter only through the band hall door.

Corpus Trip

  •       Richardson ISD has cancelled all spring trips for RISD secondary Fine Arts ensembles.  Port Royal Condominiums in Corpus has graciously moved our travel deposit over to 2021 for the Berkner Fine Arts trip already scheduled for April 23 – April 26, 2021. Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors will have $400 of your Corpus payments automatically rolled over to 2021.  Senior families will be mailed a refund of $400. A separate email will be sent out soon to all senior parents with more information on refunds. If you have not made your full payment, you will receive credit for the money in your account minus the $50 deposit for next year’s trip.

Orchestra Banquet/Spring Concert/BHS Graduation

  •       Richardson ISD is monitoring containment of the virus moving forward, and will continue communications regarding end of year festivities.  Nothing has been canceled as of this moment for May 2020 activities.

Mr. Needham

Spin Pizza Night!

We are having an Orchestra fundraiser on Tuesday, April 9 at Spin Pizza in Richardson from 5-9 p.m.  All you have to do is mention you are with the orchestra and come eat some great food!  Make you plans to come out and support the orchestra!