The Durham Orchestra was established in 2002 with the construction of Durham Middle School. We started with 20 students and have grown to nearly 200 students in just four years! Students in the Durham Orchestra come from many different elementary schools, including: Creekside, Hedrick, Parkway, Rockbrook, Southridge, and a portion (east of Garden Ridge) of Vickery.
Awards we have received include:
Symphonic Orchestra UIL Sweepstakes
Beginning Orchestra 1st Division rating with straight Is from all judges at the Sandy Lake Orchestra Fun-Fest.
Symphonic Orchestra UIL Sweepstakes,
Philharmonic and Symphonic Orchestra 1st division at Pride of TX Festival,
Beginning Orchestra 1st Division at Sandy Lake Fun-Fest
Symphonic Orchestra UIL Sweepstakes, Chamber Orchestra UIL Sweepstakes, Philharmonic Orchestra 1st Division at Sandy Lake Fun-Fest,
Beginning Orchestra 1st Division at Sandy Lake Fun-Fest,
Symphonic Orchestra 1st Division at PEAK Springfest, Chamber Orchestra 1st Division at PEAK Springfest.
2005 State Honor Orchestra--8th place
Phiharmonic Orchestra UIL 1st Division--Stage, Symphonic Orchestra UIL Sweepstakes Chamber Orchestra UIL Sweepstakes
Symphonic Orchestra--1st Division at PEAK Springfest
Chamber Orchestra--1st Division at PEAK Springfest, Best in Class, Outstanding Overall Orchestra
We had MORE students make all-district (36 this year!) and all region (13 this year!)orchestra than ANY OTHER MIDDLE SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT for the past TWO years! more info...
This year at Solo Ensemble contest we had 76 first division ratings out of 104 entries!
Come join the fun and success!!!