Starting this school year, Dripping Springs ISD will offer an orchestra program for its students.
The orchestras will be comprised of students from Dripping Springs High, Dripping Springs Middle School and Sycamore Springs Middle School.
For the 2018-19 school year, Dripping Springs High will offer two courses in Concert Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra.
The Concert Orchestra will be comprised of students with six months prior experience on violin, viola, cello or bass. The Chamber Orchestra will be for more experienced players and membership will be determined through an audition.
The orchestras will be led by new Orchestra Director Dr. Jackie Wogick.
Wogick has been directing orchestral ensembles for the past 12 years. As a cellist, she played in the Syracuse Symphony for 10 years, and also has performed with several other orchestras and as a freelance musician.
She has been on faculty at Salisbury University, Marshall University, LeMoyne College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Finger Lakes, and Onondaga Community Colleges.
Beginning the fall of 2019, DSISD will offer a beginning orchestra course and program at both DSISD middle schools.