Thursday is a 1/2 day -- DO NOT BRING YOUR INSTRUMENTS. Everyone will need their instruments for Friday.
1st Play Test!!!
Open Strings: (Viola/Cello/Bass Class test on Thursday, Sept. 7 & Violin test on Friday, Sept. 8)
option 1: measures 5-15
option 2: whole song (this option will earn extra credit)
Intermediate Orchestra: (test on Friday, Sept. 8)
Clash of the Triads, mm. 65-end
Advanced Orchestra: (test on Thursday, Sept. 7)
Violins & Violas: mm 84-99
Cello & Bass: mm 68-83
You may send it to me online (via email) anytime between now and your test day OR play in class. If you like, practice and or record in the orchestra room at lunch.
HOW TO SUBMIT ONLINE:
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
subject line: NAME & TITLE OF THE SONG (if I were playing a test on Happy Birthday... Subject: Ms. Francis Happy Birthday Play Test)
NOTE READING HELP!
This will be mostly a getting set up week. We have binders, marking instrument cases, passing out music, collecting papers/checks, assigning instrument slots, and renting instruments out all to do.
So -- we will start with:
1) renting instruments
2) assigning instrument slots / marking instrument cases (make sure your name is on it!)
3) binders / music
Then we can play.
Advanced Orchestra, place your instrument next to your chair when you arrive at school
Intermediate Orchestra, place your instrument NEATLY in B-2 when you arrive
Open Strings, place your instrument NEATLY in the back of the classroom
This week will be a bit chaotic while we organize, hang in there.
You music is all copied and ready to go!!
Happy New School Year! This Summer my family spent the entire Summer in Washington D.C. It was a memorable experience of using the Metro, taking Thomas to museums, hearing evening concert and seeing a different part of the country. What did you do? I look forward to hearing everyone's summer time stories!
Back to School!
We will not need instruments for a few days, so no need to bring them on the first 2 days of school.
If you want, take a look at the music page and you can see some of the music that you will be getting in your folder in the beginning of the year.
Our first concert will be on September 29!
Open Strings will present an Informance from 3:30-4pm in the Orchestra Room, B-1. This will be the first time both classes will come together to create a full string orchestra. Parents are invited to observe our first combined rehearsal.
Intermediate & Advanced Orchestra your concert is also on September 29. More info to follow. It will be in the MPR and we will share it with band and choir.
See you soon!