The Latest – Updated Thursday, May 17th, 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.

TMS Orchestra Spring Concert is Tonight!

Thursday, May 17th, @ 6:30PM


7th and 8th graders will have a short rehearsal from 4:30-5:30PM on Thursday May 17th; 6th graders will go home but must return to school in Orchestra attire by 5:55PM.

Dress Code: The usual black polos, black pants, black socks etc. 7th and 8th graders will need to bring their concert attire to school on Thursday the 17th.


Rehearsal Schedule for May

Tuesday, May 15 from 4:15PM to 5:30PM


Interested in Summer Camp?

June 25-28th – Download the Atlanta Summer Stringfest Flyer 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