John & Abigail Adams Orchestras

John Adams/Abigail Adams Orchestras

A boy plays the cello in an orchestraThe Quincy Public Schools will once again offer the John Adams and Abigail Adams Orchestra Program to string students with at least one year of playing experience who are currently enrolled in continuing lessons. Students with two or more years of experience may enroll in the orchestras without taking group lessons; instead private lessons are encouraged, but not required.

Both orchestras will start rehearsals on Monday, October 16, 2023 in the Quincy High School Band Room. Please register online and pay the $185 program fee. You must register online for lessons. If you cannot pay the lesson fee online, please bring payment to the rental night.

There will be a String Instrument Rental Night in the Cafeteria at Quincy High School on Tuesday, October 3rd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. For information about the K & C Music Company’s instrument rental contract and fees, or to place an instrument rental online, please visit their website.

Returning students with at least one year of playing experience may join the Abigail Adams Orchestra. Rehearsals for the Abigail Adams Orchestra are scheduled on Mondays from 3:00 pm to 3:50 p.m. and all students in this orchestra should bring their Essential Elements Book I to rehearsals.

Membership in the John Adams Orchestra is by audition only. These rehearsals are held from 3:55 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. Please contact your student’s string teacher to find out more information about auditioning for this ensemble. Membership in the Abigail Adams Orchestra is a prerequisite to joining this group unless your student has the required experience necessary as demonstrated through an audition.

For further information about the evening orchestras or the after-school string lesson program please email Mrs. Judy Lai and Mr. Michael DeMarco, Facilitators of Extended Educational Music Programs.