Play Test due through Charms on Wednesday:
click on recording studio
click on assignment
if you have done it right you will not have to type in anything when you upload (like name the file, the file will already be named).
Open Strings, 3:30-4pm Informance in B-1.
Dear Intermediate and Advanced Music Families,
We inadvertently scheduled our Fall Concert on Yom Kippur (Friday, September 29). It was not our intention for this concert to conflict with a religious holiday.
We have been working with our administration and will reschedule the concert for Monday, October 2.
We understand this is very short notice for a concert switch and all absences will be considered excused, but we do ask if a student is unable to attend, please fill out the concert excuse form and have students schedule a makeup performance with their music teacher.
The Open Classes will still have their “Informance” on Friday, September 29 from 3:30-4pmas Yom Kippur begins at sundown.
Thank you for your time and understanding. We hope to see you on Monday, October 2 for our first concert of the year — our Fall Concert!
All concerts will be in the MPR
All kids should wear their Fisher Music Shirt
5:30-6:30pm- Intermediate Orchestra, Concert Band, Treble Choir
7:00-8:00pm- Advanced Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Mixed Choir
Jenny, Lauren & Kate
The next play test is due September 27 and all students will submit through Charms.
Log on to Charms (students, ask your parents for the password, if you forgot or cannot get in or want to change the password I can reset the password to the default)
Click on 'Recording Studio'
Then click on assignments
This is really really cool because each play test you submit through the year will be saved in your Charms account, and you will create a playing portfolio this way (you will be able to look back and listen to your old tests!)
Advanced Orchestra- 2 octave D Major
Intermediate Orchestra- Modal Festival
Open Strings - violin class- lines 4 & 5
viola, cello, bass class- 53-end
If you have problems doing this, let me know!
--come in at lunch and I can help you log on with your computer (chromebook)
--if you like, I also have an extra computer you can borrow at lunch (8th graders) to record your test (if you do not have a home instrument).
Just got the best question from a lovely Open Strings Student.
Questions was: How much should I be practicing and what will be on our first concert?
Answer: Each student will practice a different amount. You need to play as much as you need to to keep up in class. For some kids that will be 30 minutes a day and for other is will be 20 minutes every other day. It just depends. If you see you play test scores slipping, then practice more.
Open Strings: 1st Performance is the "Informance" in B-2 (orchestra room) on Sept. 29
We will play:
Wexford Circle, London Bridge & Take a Swing at This
Intermediate: 1st Performance is 5:30pm on Sept. 29 in MPR
We will play:
Clash of the Triads & Modal Festival
Advanced Orchestra: 1st performance is at 7pm on Sept. 29 in MPR
We will play:
Sea Chanty & something else (not sure what yet...)
This week we are retesting all week, check you scores see if you want to retest.
Also -- Bowling Party for the 6th Graders!!! Woot!! Sign up ASAP if you have not already.
Please take a few moments and log onto Charms. It is so important that we have the most up to date information for all of our students. If you are having any problems logging onto Charms please email me and I can reset your password.
We are now ticking away in orchestra!
We have our first play test this week. Thank you for those of you who have submitted via email! Please see below for any announcements in your class.
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
We will also be sizing you for your uniform starting this Friday.
If you need to order any part of your uniform, please fill out form and return with a check. (reorder form below and I will hand out in class)
Advanced Orchestra: (test on Thursday, Sept. 7)
Violins & Violas: mm 84-99
Cello & Bass: mm 68-83