Monday, August 4, 2014

Welcome To Orchestra 2014-2015!

Hello!  We are so glad you have decided to be a part of the orchestra program for the 2014-2015 school year.  The orchestras at Durham continue to be a vital part of our community and we are thrilled to have such high-achieving students involved in playing strings.  Please refer to the calendar to the right as we will always keep it updated.

6th Grade:  We are in the middle of recruiting week and students are able to have an exploration of the music ensembles.  We will send home registration forms on Thursday.  Students should bring the signed form to school on Friday.  No experience necessary.  Just bring a signed form stating you want to be in orchestra and you will be part of the group!!!   

Also, we will have a music open house on Thursday evening!!! Parents can ask us any questions you may have, and students can play on our instruments.   Please stop by and visit us any time between 6:30 - 8:30 PM on Thursday, August 7th.

7th Grade:  Instruments and materials should be brought in on Tuesday 8/5.  We are requesting that students bring in their own clip-on tuner from now on.  Students can keep the tuner in their instrument case or in their binder slot.  Please label.   Also, students should get the book "Essential Elements for Strings 2000: Book 2"   

Bring instruments and materials on Tuesday, August 5th.
Bring clip-on tuners and Essential Elements Book 2 by Monday, August 11th.

8th Grade:   Instruments and materials should be brought in on Tuesday 8/5.  We are requesting that students bring in their own clip-on tuner from now on.  Students can keep the tuner in their instrument case or in their binder slot.  Please label.    We will provide the method book for use in class, so there is no need to go out and buy a book.  We will let you know which books we are using, and if a student wants to have their own copy, you are more than welcome to go and purchase the method book!!!

Bring instruments and materials on Tuesday, August 5th.
Bring clip-on tuners by Monday, August 11th.