• Fine Arts Department

  • Choral Director

    Jeanna Hawkins

  • Theater

    Azure Agnew

  • Band

    Director - Barrett Alexander

    David Dukes

  • Orchestra Director

    Ivan T Merriweather

  • Department Chair

    Azure Agnew

  • SHILOH HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA MISSION


    The mission of the Shiloh High School Orchestras is to provide exemplary musical experiences that enable players and audience members to be engaged, actively and reflectively, using high quality examples of orchestral literature from a wide range of genres and time periods.

    *Be punctual. Be prepared. Be positive. Be persistent. Be perceptive.*

    About The Director
    Ivan T. Merriweather is currently the Director of Orchestra at Shiloh High School in Snellville, Georgia. He is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He graduated from The University of South Alabama where he received his Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Music Education – Instrumental in the fall of 2015. This is his third year at Shiloh High School. He is also the Tri-M National Honor Society sponsor and head varsity cheerleading coach.

    Contact Information:
    Email: Ivan_T_Merriweather@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
    Phone: 770-972-8471 Ext. 2728

    SHILOH HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA CLASSES
    • Concert Orchestra – (Intermediate I Orchestra)

    Open to any student with three or more years of class instruction. Most freshmen will be places in this orchestra. Students will build their technique working towards mastery of” three octave scales, upper positions, vibrato, tone, and intonation. Performs Level III and IV music in concerts.

    • Symphonic Orchestra – (Intermediate II-III Orchestra)

    Open to any student who has completed one year of concert orchestra or by teacher recommendation. Most upper classmen will be placed in these orchestras. Students will build their technique working towards mastery of: three octave scales, upper positions, vibrato, tone, and intonation. Performs Level IV music in concerts.

    • Philharmonic Orchestra (Advanced Orchestra)

    Open to any student by who have completed one year in concert and symphonic orchestras or by teacher recommendation. Students will build their technique working towards mastery of: three octave scales, upper positions, vibrato, tone, and intonation. Performs Level IV and V music in concerts. Private lessons are strongly recommended. Students are strongly encouraged to own an advanced step-up instrument and bow and keep it maintained with professional quality strings and bows re-haired as needed.

    • Chamber Orchestra (Mastery Orchestra)

    Open to any student by audition in the fall of each year. Students will build their technique working towards mastery of: three octave scales, upper positions, vibrato, tone, and intonation. Performs Level V and VI music in concerts. Students are strongly encouraged to audition for all-state (and perform with the all-state orchestra if selected). Private lessons and playing in an outside youth orchestra is strongly recommended.Students are strongly encouraged to own an advanced step-up instrument and bow and keep it maintained with professional quality strings and bows re-haired as needed.


    ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE & ACTIVITIES CALENDAR

    Information sheets and handbook contract due: Friday,August 18, 2018

    Please have all materials and supplies by: Friday,August 18, 2018

    GYCS & Kendall Auditions at Hull Middle School: Saturday, August 25th, 2018

    Deadline to register for All-State auditions ($25 audition fee): Wednesday, September 5th2018

    All-State auditions at Brookwood High School: Saturday,October 13th, 2018

    Fall Concert: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

    Kendall/GCYS Concert @ Mill Creek: Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

    Holiday Concert for Orchestra Program: Thursday, December 13th, 2018

    All-State final audition @ Westminster Schools: Saturday, January 6th, 2019

    All-State Orchestra in Athens, GA: Thursday-Saturday, February 28th-March 2nd, 2019

    Pre-LGPE Concert: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    LGPE Performances: Thursday-Saturday, March 14-16, 2019 @ Peachtree Ridge High School (Date/time to be announced)

    Kendall/GCYS Concert @ Mill Creek: Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
    Spring Concert: Monday, May 6th, 2019


    *All concert unless noted are in the SHS Theater and will begin at 6pm.*

    The Gwinnett County School Board recognizes orchestra as a co-curricular class, which means students will be graded on performances outside of the regular school day. Please mark your calendar with concert dates at the beginning of the year to avoid schedule conflicts later. If a schedule conflict arises, please let your teacher know as soon as possible.




    ORCHESTRA DUES
    Orchestra dues for the 2018-2019 school year are $150 for new students and $75 for returning students. There are payment dates set up during the first semester for those students who wish to set up a payment plan. Those payments dates are on the orchestra calendar that has been given to you. Students may bring cash, check or money order to Mr. Merriweather. Mypaymentsplus is also set up for dues but the student will have to pay their dues in full if you choose that option. Within this fee, it will cover the following:

    Concert Dress
    Transportation to Field Trips/LGPE
    Pre-LGPE Judges Fee
    LGPE FeeClassroom Supplies (Music, Rosin, Strings, Etc.)

    August: $35 New/$25 ReturningSeptember: $35 New/$25 ReturningOctober: $30 New/$25 ReturningNovember: $25 NewDecember: $25 New



     AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSALS

    All Orchestra have Mandatory After School Rehearsals from 2:30 to 3:30 Starting Monday, August 27th.
    Mondays: Concert Orchestra
    Tuesdays: Symphonic/Philharmonic Orchestras
    Wednesdays: Chamber Orchestra

    After School Rehearsals:August 27-29
    September 10-12
    September 24-26
    October 3: ALL ORCHESTRAS
    October 10: ALL ORCHESTRAS
    October 15-17
    October 18: ALL ORCHESTRAS (Only if needed)November 12-14
    November 28: ALL ORCHESTRAS
    December 3-5
    December 11: ALL ORCHESTRAS
    January 14-16
    January 28-30
    February 11-13 (2:30 to 4)
    February 25-27 (2:30 to 4)
    March 11-13 (2:30 to 4)
    March 25-27
    April 10: ALL ORCHESTRAS
    April 15-17
    April 24: ALL ORCHESTRAS
    April 29-May 1
    May 2: ALL ORCHESTRA (Only if needed)

    *Weeks that rehearsals are not scheduled, it will be open for sectional if needed.*



     REMIND 101
    All Orchestras: Text @d62d7e to 81010
    Concert Orchestra: Text @472adk to 81010
    Symphonic Orchestra: Text @7kdfak to 81010
    Philharmonic Orchestra: Text @b73gg9 to 81010
    Chamber Orchestra: Text @ak72 to 81010
    Orchestra Parents: Text @ g47cdk to 81010  
  • Choral

    ******MISSION****** 


    The mission of The Shiloh High School Choir is to perform music for a variety of genres throughout the community and state and prepare the students for college-level opportunities. "Relentlessly Pursuing High Standards for an Outstanding Outcome!"Ms. Jeanna Hawkins is The Choir Director of Shiloh High. She graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelors of Music Education, Masters of Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Specialist of Teacher Leadership and is currently completing her Educational Leadership of Administration. Ms. Hawkins has taught eight years in Dougherty County and is starting her ninth year here at Shiloh High. 
    The Shiloh High Choir rehearses every Tuesday 2:20-3:30 pm. Dues this year are $100 due by October 1, 2017. Dues include a gown/tuxedo, registrations, festivals, accompanist, etc

  • ART

    • ·        Drawing & Painting
    • ·        Printmaking
    • ·        AP Studio Art
    • ·        2D/3D Design



    1. The advanced art classes will explore a variety of drawing and painting media, techniques, and equipment to solve visual art problems.

     

    2. The advanced art classes will connect new ideas, skills, and concepts to previous or future learning.

     

    3. Students will use sketchbooks/journals to organize and convey thematic content, ideas, feelings or moods to previous and future learning.We will participate in community art exhibitions, as well as NAEA and GAEA juried exhibitions and opportunities. We will host visits from colleges and universities regarding portfolio preparation, scholarship opportunities and artist talks. Upcoming Visits and Projects:Hartford Art School visits the advanced art classes on September 19th. SCAD Atlanta- Former student from Ms. Neal’s art class, Shyama Yagnik, senior at SCAD will visit the advanced classes in the Fall and Spring to talk about her experience at SCAD including; how to prepare an art portfolio, as well as share images of her senior year art work at SCAD. Snellville Library- art work from Ms. Neal’s art classes will be on exhibit during Fall & Spring at the Snellville Library. Georgia Art Educators Association –The State of Georgia Capitol Art Exhibition. Ms. Neal will feature two art students in the State Capitol of Georgia, GAEA exhibition.

     

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