Elementary Honor Orchestra
Vincent Pugh, Director of the Elementary Honor Orchestra
The Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Elementary Honor Orchestra (EHO) is comprised of 5th and 6th grade string players. Vincent Pugh, Suzuki Strings teacher at Bellaire Elementary is currently the director of the Elementary Honor Orchestra. Members are selected by audition and are required to be a member of the HEB ISD Suzuki Program or studying privately. The group rehearses for one hour after school each week at Central JH to prepare for the numerous concerts given throughout the year.
The Elementary Honor Orchestra is designed to provide a weekly orchestra experience for Suzuki students in HEB ISD who were chosen through an audition process. Through their training and hard work at rehearsals the students will learn: correct rehearsal procedures; to read music more easily; both to work as a team and to be a leader; to polish pieces for performances; and to present polished performances.
Welcome to the HEB Elementary Honor Orchestra home page! The HEB Elementary Honor Orchestra is designed to provide a weekly orchestra experience for Suzuki students in the HEB school district who were chosen through an audition process. Through their training and hard work at rehearsals the students will learn: correct rehearsal procedures; to read music more easily; both to work as a team and to be a leader; to polish pieces for performances; and to present polished performances. The Honor Orchestra has performed at the National Suzuki Association Leadership Training Meeting; Majestic Theater; Texas Music Educators Convention; and at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
The conductor of the Elementary Honor Orchestra is Vincent Pugh. Mr. Pugh is the Suzuki teacher at Bellaire Elementary and has conducted orchestras and honor orchestras in Kansas City, San Antonio, Austin and Arlington. Mr. Pugh really enjoys conducting youth orchestras and thinks one of the most exciting things in the world is to listen to young people perform with energy.
Congratulations on being selected for the orchestra! I am looking forward to working with you on some wonderful and challenging music this year!
Be sure to find the pieces we will be playing in the document manager and start listening to them.
November 9th - Great potluck and mini-concert! Hope you found some good food. Thanks to everyone for bringing something to share. Keep practicing Dragon Dances and Haymaker Hoedown so you can play through the entire piece without stopping. They will be our performance pieces for the Winter Workshop concert on December 2nd.
November 2nd - Potluck dinner on the 9th! Please bring what is assigned and we will have a rehearsal, quick mini-concert where we play Haymaker hoedown and then enjoy a potluck dinner. Bring the whole family!
October 19th - Don't forget how to play with short little bows for Haymaker hoedown! We won't get to use the poco bows every week. Please practice the Rock on Strings, all of haymaker hoedown and dragon dances 1-37 and 53-end.
October 12th - Glad we got all the way through Haymaker Hoedown tonight! You are now responsible for practicing all the notes in Haymaker hoedown. Also work on Dragon Dances from 53-72 and 93-end.
October 5th - Good rehearsal! Thanks for working on booms and chicks. Please practice, D major Chorale, Perpetual Motion rock, Haymaker Hoedown 1-36 and Dragon Dances 93-end. There will be a smart music assignment this week so be sure to sign-up!
September 28th -Congratulations on being in EHO! Be sure to practice Chorale in C major, Perpetual Motion Rock and Haymaker Hoedown 1-24. Also listen to each of the pieces that are in the document manager. Please download smartmusic and get ready for assignments on it which will begin next week.
Welcome to the EHO fundraising page. Here you can explore information about scrip and see the dates that Scrip orders will be taken and distributed. Thanks for helping EHO raise money through your Scrip orders! Please explore the Great Lakes Scrip site to learn more about this exciting fundraiser.
The website to go to make online orders is :
Be sure to log-in with our orchestra number 3DC17AF838561 for Suzuki Strings so the money is credited to us.
In my files is an order form which can be used for our monthly orders.