The Latest – Updated Sunday, January 14th, 2018

Welcome to TMS String Orchestra’s Web Page

“Striving for Excellence, One String at a Time…”

Mr. Robert Rieve, Orchestra Director
Orchestra Room B153, Tucker Middle School
678-875-0902 (Front Office)

To View Orchestra’s Google Calendar Click Here

If there is something you would like to see the TMS Orchestra calendar? Send us a request at tmsorchestra2160@gmail.com and we will share.

Spring Semester Practice Schedule Resumes

After school rehearsal for 7th and 8th grade orchestra will resume on Tuesday January 16th from 4:15-5:15PM.

Rehearsals are in Preparation for the Large Group Performance Evaluations (LGPE), set for Wednesday March 7th at 4:40 pm at Lakeside High School.

**** Mandatory Registration ****

In order to secure our hotel rooms and create our rooming lists, we must get everyone registered as quickly as possible. Please take a moment to fill out the form online. It should only take about two minutes of your time; but, it is critical to getting our trip plans in order. EVERY TRAVELER must be registered no later than Wednesday, January 17th.


1. Click here: https://worldstrides.com/register/

2. Enter the Tucker Middle School Orchestra Trip ID#: 156767

3. Complete the registration form with traveler and emergency contact information.

4. Accept the terms and Conditions before submitting.

Thank you!

Questions? Please email Orchestra Parent Volunteer Faith Fisher here.

Music Appreciation Students:

Download the 2017-18 Music Appreciation Syllabus Here

Here is the Jazz-Chapter-24 Mr. Rieve needs you to download and study. Don’t forget to mention the top-secret confirmation code “Wynton17” to Mr. Rieve, proving you have downloaded and reviewed this document!

Free Practice Tool Available Online

The website www.musictheory.net is an online resource where Orchestra students can go to to practice note reading, key signatures, and much more. Check out the specific exercises to focus on here.

Sheet Music Downloads

Download sheet music for “Ode to Joy”  HERE

Click on your student’s instrument to download sheet music for “Cripple Creek”


Click on your student’s instrument to download sheet music for “Concerto in D Major”



The Georgia Music Educators (GMEA) calendar is the statewide calendar all GA music educators follow throughout the year. This calendar contains important dates for events such as All-State Orchestra, Solo Ensemble Festival, etc, as well as deadlines for submission to these events. Click here to download the GMEA Calendar. More information about GMEA can be found on their web site here.


Introducing TMS’ New Orchestra Director

Mr. Robert Rieve

Mr. Rieve is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and a former orchestra director in Charlotte, NC and Rock Hill, SC. At USC, Mr. Rieve majored in Music Education and Music Performance. His teachers included Ms. Pam Tellejohn-Hayes (pedagogy), Dr. Donald Portnoy, Thomas Dumm, and Lenny Schranze. Mr. Rieve worked throughout his undergraduate years with the USC String Project, a model for string educators, under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Jesselsohn. From 2001-2011 Mr. Rieve served as a guest orchestra clinician for Cobb county schools. As a professional musician, Mr. Rieve has been a member of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra, the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater Orchestra, and the North Carolina Symphony. Outside of music, Mr. Rieve has worked as an insurance salesman and real estate broker. He currently resides in Atlanta with his wife Charlan and two boys, Rowan and Jacob.

Photo credit: Kirsten Ashley