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Here at LEE we have 3 Award-winning groups of Orchestras, under the direction of Mr. Mario Prado:
  • Prelude Orchestra– This Orchestra is aimed at keeping all Freshmen together for their 1st year of high school.  According to Mr. Prado:
I understand that we will have students at various levels but I have found more success keeping the students together their 1st year so we can all get accustomed to each other and learn how high school orchestras and Mr. Prado work.  When they reach their Sophomore year, then I will place them accordingly.
  • Philharmonic Orchestra–  This Orchestra is the Junior Varsity of the 3 Orchestras.  It has students from the Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Classes.
  • Symphony Orchestra– This Orchestra is the Varsity of the 3 Orchestras.  Members include Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

Orchestra students get the opportunity to perform at the regional competition (Fall), along with UIL Solo/Ensemble contests (Spring).  More information about these contests can be found here:

TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) Orchestra Division 

UIL (University Interscholastic League) Solo-Ensemble Contest

Mr. Prado will send home information (and it will also be posted here), as contest dates get closer.