Welcome to the D41 Orchestra Program,
where playing a stringed instrument
begins an exciting new journey in life! Performing a musical instrument
changes and enhances learning in so many beneficial ways.
Here in D41, Orchestra is an integrated part of our school district,
winning district and state competitions with the highest honors year after year.
Beginning in 5th grade, children grow and develop to become young musicians
who later develop into skilled musicians by the 8th grade.
Our orchestra program creates a sense of family and promotes a friendly, fun environment
for our children. We learn and perform, striving for excellence, together as a team.
If you have any questions about the orchestra program or wish to join,
please contact Ms. Rita Feuerborn (elementary) or Ms. Georgia Alemis (junior high).
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~Lao-Tzu
Orchestra kids ROCK!!!
Congtulations to the Hadley String Orchestra!
Mrs. Georgia Alemis has conducted the Hadley String Orchestra to First Division Ratings at the IGSMA District and State levels for twenty-two consecutive years. In April of 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016, the Hadley String Orchestra received "Honor Status" for their exceptional performance in the Illinois Grade School Music Association State Organization Contest. No other junior high orchestra in the state of Illinois has achieved this honor.
Congratulations - April 2019!
"Congratulations to the Hadley String Orchestra for an amazing performance at the Illinois Grade School Music Association Organization State Festival on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Wood Oaks Junior High School in Northbrook, IL. The judges were astounded with the performance sound of our Hadley String Orchestra. Beautiful solo’s were performed by Francesca Di Domenico on violin and Sean Jayme on cello. The Hadley String Orchestra, under the direction of Ms. Alemis, received the highest scores in the state, three perfect 7’s from the three different judges! They received a Superior Rating with High Honors. This is the highest honor a junior high orchestra can receive. The Hadley String Orchestra was the only orchestra in the state to receive this distinction for 2019.
Congratulations Hadley String Orchestra members for this huge accomplishment!"