Report How To Promote High School Orchestra... in The Fingerboard Posted August 23, 2002 I apologize for some lacking information. The orchestra director at the other high school in town quit. So, our orchestra director took over both high schools in town. We have a performing group called, "In Flight". Since our orchestra director has both schools "under her wing", we have combined the Cooper Fiddlers with the original members of In Flight. We're thinking of a new name for our group. Our director has also created a program that interacts with the middle school orchestra students called The String Project. In which interested middle school students pay a $5 fee per lesson with a high school student. The high school student uses that $5 to take private lessons with a teacher in which the high school student pays only $10 each lesson with a teacher or college student The school website is run by the school. I'll talk to my director to see if we can do more. We've had a city wide concert last spring, in which all the 6-12 grade orchestra students performed together. The ENTIRE school board and district principals were invited. And only ONE person showed up, the principal of Abilene High (he had to let us in)... We did have a full house although. But no media attention or school district TV... We do have 3 magnificent universities in our town, Hardin-Simmons has been a great help to us. And once again, I do appreciate your ideas and comments. They have been so helpful.