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Welcome to the Wonderful TJMS Orchestra!


Both Orchestras scored SUPERIOR in every category at the 2018 and 2019 District XII MS Orchestra Assessment!!!

“Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and charm to life and everything.” Plato

Check Your student’s Canvas Page and Your Charms Account for Detailed Schedule information and Important Dates!

Orchestra Group Photo

Information about orchestra:  Click Here:  TJMS Orchestra movie

Watch this movie!  It’s for students who are thinking about joining Orchestra.

Join Orchestra at TJMS


Power Point Presentation about Orchestra:  TJMS Orchestra


Welcome to the Thomas Jefferson Middle School Orchestra!

Orchestra Syllabus and Handbook are posted on Your student’s Canvas Page.

Click here to see a rehearsal of the 8th grade:


Use the links on the left side of the page to find more information about the Jefferson Orchestra Program.

Recent Updates:

  • Welcome back!
  • Orchestra fees to keep in mind:  
    • $10 for the music tee shirt.  Students need this for field trips and concerts.
    • $10 for the uniform.  This includes a tuxedo shirt, a blue cummerbund and a bow tie.  It includes an optional long black skirt.  Students have a choice between the long black skirt (provided by TJMS) or dress pants (not provided by TJMS) .
    • Instrument rental ranges from $25 – $100 per year.
    • Spring Trip 2020 is Busch Gardens:  $125.  For students who receive a Scholarship, the cost is $50.
  • All orchestra students will receive a copy of the TJMS Orchestra Syllabus for 2019/2020 during the fist week of school.
  • How to create or update your Charms account at the beginning of the year:
    • CLICK HERE to go to the Charms registration page!
      • New students: Fill in your information to create a NEW Charms account
      • Returning students: Type in your password (Your Student ID is the default unless you changed it) or Use the Password Reset function to access Charms and update your information if necessary.
    • All forms (Syllabus Signature Page, Emergency Contact Information, and Field Trip Forms) are due on by Friday, Sept. 6.
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The TJMS Music Department uses Charms Office Assistant to send emails, track student finances, and for parent volunteer sign ups.
Access your student’s Charms account here.

  • Select the Student/Parent Log-in
  • School code: tjmsmusic
  • Student password: ID number
    • Note: Once you have logged in, you will be prompted to change your password.  Please be sure both the parent AND the student know what the new password is!  If you forget your password, your music teacher will NOT have access to it but CAN reset your password if necessary.
    • The Charms Blue Mobile Parent/Student Portal APP is FREE and available on both Android and Apple


Kristin Gomez, Orchestra Director

Email: kristin.gomez@apsva.us

School Phone: (703) 228-5900