Author: Mr. Cautivar

Hebron Orchestra Picnic 2017!


Let’s meet up at The Fields at Carrollton Pkwy and have a picnic.  Bring your favorite dish, bring some games and we’ll have a ton of fun. Admission is free with picnic item(s), and family members are welcome.  See you there!!

Thank you in advance for arranging a ride for your student promptly at 7:00pm.

Please RSVP at the following Sign Up Genius:

Picnic Sign Up Genius


Hebron Orchestra Auditions for 2017-2018

Hebron Orchestra is comprised of three levels of orchestra: Chamber Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, and Concert Orchestra. All members in good standing enjoy the same rights and privileges associated with the orchestra, including our yearly concert series, festivals, socials, parties, trips, and other events. Members of the advanced orchestras enjoy increased privileges as well as increased responsibility. Hebron Orchestra welcomes all young string musicians at all skill levels and experience. Our goal as a program is to offer all students a rewarding musical experience. If you are new to Hebron Orchestra we can’t wait for you to be a part of the Hebron Orchestra family!

Auditions are only required if you would like to play in Symphonic or Chamber Orchestra. Placement in Concert Orchestra doesn’t require an audition.

The audition files are attached below and contain submission instructions.  Please email Mr. Cautivar at with any questions.

A playlist of the audition repertoire is available here:

Audition Playlist


Thanks and good luck!

hebron audition application

chamber bass

chamber cello

chamber viola

chamber violin

symphonic bass

symphonic viola

symphonic cello

symphonic violin

Hebron Orchestra 16-17


KMSO @ Hebron 2016

For those of you who don’t already know me, I’m Matthew Cautivar.  I’m thrilled to be joining Hebron as the new orchestra director. Previously I was at Killian MS.  There I was proud to be a part of a community that came together to support our students and help them develop their musical abilities.  The goal was always the same, from beginners to advanced – to help them prepare for the next level, as musicians and as young men and women.  And now we’re here at Hebron, and our goal continues.

For many of our students the next step is college.  Parents, I don’t teach orchestra because I love music.  Although I truly do.  I teach orchestra because the qualities and skills we work on every day are the qualities and skills that are most important to success in college and beyond.  You know about discipline and perseverance.  The list goes on – neurological development, language skills, mathematical/analytical skills, fine motor control, peripheral awareness, social sensitivity…  We’ve just scratched the surface of what studying music does for students.  College admissions boards know this.  The attractiveness of listing school orchestra on a college application is unparalleled, no matter what major the student intends on pursuing.  One could make the case that being selected to the Texas All-State Orchestra is more prestigious and competitive than being selected as a National Merit Scholar.  Many of our students continue to work on this audition through the summer for their chance to make it this fall.  I am awestruck to see time and time again my former orchestra students accepted to ivy league schools, and/or receive scholarships to the schools of their choice.

Orchestra is my community, and I’d love for it to be part of yours too.  I’ve been honored to witness my students make lifelong friends and memories, on stage and off.  As one of the freshmen on campus I want to honor the traditions that are important to the orchestra, and possibly make new ones as we move forward together.  As always please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason.

Thank you all for your support and I’m looking forward to seeing you all soon!