Mrs. Lauren Rister



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Mrs. Lauren Rister

Welcome! Please use this website to find important information for the Mendon High School Orchestra program. Links located to your left will help you navigate, and I invite you to check back often for new information.

This is uncharted territory for ALL of us, and thankfully we have the gift of music to help us through. Music is amazing at helping us process emotions, it helps us feel together when we are physically apart, and it can educate as well as entertain.


Contact Mrs. Rister
Office Phone: 585-267-3063
Remind (for students):
*Symphony Orchestra - @risterorch
*Chamber Orchestra - @risterl
Zoom ID (video chat): 724-333-5529


Upcoming Concerts:

June 11, 2020 @ 7pm - End of Year Orchestra Concert - Symphony AND Chamber Orchestras


Mission Statement
The Music Department develops students who are confident performers, imaginative and critical thinkers, capable of interpreting and communicating the aesthetic qualities of music, and are knowledgeable patrons of music. Students become empowered to bring the intrinsic values of music into their adult lives.                                      

 As a result of participating in the PCSD Music program, students will be able to independently …

  • critically evaluate music heard in live or recorded performances;
  • respond to and communicate effectively about the aesthetic qualities of music;
  • evaluate and reflect on the role of music in society and a changing world;
  • perform as individuals or in a group, playing a role through continued practice in the overall performance's success;
  • create and perform music within various contexts that are meaningful and relevant.