Welcome to the Dexter Orchestra Website!

The Dexter orchestra program began in the 1994-1995 school year under the direction of Donald Parrish. Since then, Dexter orchestras have been invited to perform at prestigious conferences and festivals across the state and region. The high school orchestra has taken performance tours to Orlando, New York, England, Italy and Germany. The fifth grade beginners class routinely tops out at over eighty students while the entire orchestra program numbers over three hundred.

Orchestral studies begin in the fall of the 5th grade year. Students meet in small classes of like instruments twice a week. The 6th grade year adds an additional day of full ensemble rehearsals. Students in the Mill Creek 7th and 8th grade orchestra electives meet every day for full ensemble rehearses. The middle school years also mark the beginning of symphony orchestra and festival performances. High school orchestra students can choose to join the Dexter High School Concert Orchestra or audition to become a member of the Dexter High School Chamber Orchestra.

Orchestra Directors
MrDeloria Campbell
Matt Deloria
Alison Campbell
deloriam@dexterschools.org campbella1@dexterschools.org
Dexter High School, Mill Creek, and Creekside Mill Creek and Creekside

DHS Orchestra Summer Picnic - REMINDER

Just a quick reminder that the DHS Orchestra Picnic is NEXT WEEK

– Wednesday, August 24th from 6-9pm at Hudson Mills Metropark.   All DHS orchestra students, including recent grads, are invited to come ride the Rip Slide and welcome the new freshmen at the annual orchestra summer picnic!

There will be pizza, drinks, dessert, games and prizes. For the second year we will give one lucky winner a new ukulele! New this year is private use of the park’s 3-story, 175 feet long inflatable water slide.

** Bring a towel. Swimsuits are preferred, however the park will accept shorts; please no sharp buttons, zippers, etc. to protect the slide from damage.

** There is a $10 fee to enter the park – we recommend car pooling if you don’t have an annual pass

** Thank you to those whom have already signed up. If you’re signing up for the first time after August 2nd, there will be charged $10 for the cost of the T-shirt if still available.

We look forward to seeing you ALL there!

DHS Orchestra Picnic signup: DHS Orchestra Picnic signup Link


Uniform make up fittings


Uniform make up fittings

Hello Dexter High School Orchestra Parents and Students:p>

If your student was not fitted for uniforms this summer OR has not picked up their uniform then this message is for you.

Uniform make up fittings will be held on Thursday September 15th (9/15) from 6-8pm. After that fitting, all students should have been fitted and/or picked up their uniform. We are doing formal pictures of the orchestra around November 1st so it is very important that we don’t have anyone missed.

We will need some parent help that night. Please click on the first link to be a parent volunteer for this event.


Students MUST sign up for a fitting time by clicking on the link below.