Alex M. Martino

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Mr. Torbett

Spencer Crossing, Bentley and Martino Jr. High


The Martino orchestra is the curricular orchestra made up of 7th & 8th grade students. We perform three evening school concerts per year (October, December & May), plus a concert with the Lincoln-Way orchestras (February) and compete in a large group contest (usually a Saturday during March). We typically also have some kind of performance for the 4th grade students in the spring during the school day.

The Martino orchestra meets during Block 6 (the first block of Gold days) and students also receive a 30-minute sectional per week (Mondays).

We have a good time learning to play our instruments and becoming a cohesive group. Our music ranges from standard orchestra classics, contemporary music written for junior high aged students, as well as traditional folk & fiddle music, pop, rock & jazz. In the past we have gone on music-related field trips that have included clinics from other orchestra teachers and performances by professional orchestras. We hope to get back to that soon!

Go to the Pop 'n Rock page for information on our extra-curricular orchestra.

Most orchestra musicians at Martino started in 5th grade, but if an interested student with no experience would like to join, please contact me to find out how to join!

For Current Participants & Parents

Nearly everything you would need is on the Martino Google Classroom page. If you don't see what you need here or on Google Classroom, please send me an email or call.

Fall 2021 Sectional Schedule

Fall 2021 Weekly Pass-off list

2021 - 2022 Performance Calendar (coming soon!)

Google Classroom - Students should be already enrolled. Let me know if you are not.

Remind text messaging - Parents please sign up! This is the easiest way to contact me. You can choose to have messages sent to you via email, text (sms) or to their cell phone app. If you choose the cell option, our phone numbers are hidden!

I also send out weekly scheudles/newsletters as well as concert/performance reminders.
Text @mjhstrings to 81010 to join