Information Central for the music groups at Odle Middle School


There are three levels of orchestra offered at Odle Middle School. Entry level orchestra is called Debut Orchestra, intermediate level is called String Orchestra and advanced level is called Philharmonia Orchestra.

"Orchestra isn't really Orchestra; it's actually Following Directions and Other Life Skills. Students learn life skills such as communication, responsibility, diligence, and integrity as well as musical technique and expression."

Concert Attire

Debut Orchestra (6th Grade)

Boys must have black shoes, black socks, black slacks, black belt, white shirt and white undershirt. Girls must have black shoes or flats, black stockings, black skirts or slacks and a white blouse.

String (Non-Auditioning) and Philharmonia (Audition) Orchestras

Boys must have black tuxedos with a traditional jacket (no tails; notch style lapel preferred), black cummerbund, white pleated tuxedo shirt, and black bow tie. A black suit coat may be substituted but a tuxedo shirt and black bow tie must be worn. Girls must have black dress from Formal Fashions with solid black dress shoes. The style number is 4823AT. The dress will need to be hemmed once you receive it.

Concert Attire Recycling

Friends of Odle Music has a concert attire recycling program. Often our students wear their concert clothing only a few times before outgrowing them. If purchasing the appropriate concert attire is not within your family's budget, please speak with Ms. Hollyday, or email We may have a supply of clothing that older students have outgrown and donated.

Lillian Hollyday, Orchestra

Lillian Hollyday holds a B.A. in Music Education and a B.A. in Double Bass Performance from the University of Cincinnati’s College- Conservatory of Music (CCM).


She studied with Principal Bassist of the Aspen Symphony and Julliard professor, Al Laszlo, studied double bass with faculty of the Perlman Music Program and CCM, Rachel Calin, and studied Violin with Director of Chamber Music Studies at the Seattle Conservatory of Music and Western Washington University Viola professor, Joe Gottesman.


Her mentors include Felipe Morales- Torres (Assistant Director of the Bornoff Foundation for the Advancement of String Education) and Bruce Walker (Suzuki Board member and Past President of the Washinton Chapter of the American String Teachers Association).


Ms. Hollyday is also 1 of 7 members of the Diverse String Teachers Professional Development Fellowship, a part of the Bornoff Foundation of Advancement of String Education (FASE). “The Diverse String Teachers Professional Development Fellowship aims to advance the inclusion, retention, and overall success of string music educators from historically excluded backgrounds. It serves as a protected intersectional space in which teachers can connect with peers. Fellows will share and process their unique experiences, grow their skill and confidence as pedagogues, learn from diverse mentors and industry experts, and position themselves as leaders in the string teaching profession through opportunities for professional networking and advancement.” -