Thursday, November 17, 2016

8th Grade Playing Test

This playing test will be done in class on Tuesday, December 6th:

1st Violins on Trepak- m. 57-end
1st Violins on Irish Yuletide- m. 67-74
Viola- Kindle m. 61-68
Cello- Irish Yuletide pickup 39-46
Bass- Trepak m. 17-32

Monday, November 14, 2016

Orchestra Updates- November

Hello Everyone,

We are busy working on a lot of music to prepare for our December concerts! Here is what is happening in each grade level:

8th Grade- Your child has 6 pieces to work on right now. We will have a playing test sometime after the Thanksgiving break, in which your child will play a short excerpt from one of their pieces and record it on the school iPads at school. Details TBA. They are doing a great job!

7th Grade- Your child has a playing test this Thursday, November 17th in class that will be recorded on school iPads. They are playing #47 (Rondeau) in the book. Your child now also has 5 concert pieces...hopefully, you are hearing a lot of practicing at home! Expect another practice log sometime in early December!

6th Grade- Your child has their first note quiz on the D String notes on Friday. They are completing a study guide in class today. This quiz should be fairly easy for them, since these are the notes most familiar to them. If your child is struggling with note reading, there are links on the right side of the blog and there are MANY apps out there.(my favorite is Staff Wars. It's $3 well spent, in my opinion!!!) In addition, your child should have their binders in class this week to receive new music and they have circled numbers in their book to practice for their upcoming December concert! YOu should be hearing things like Twinkle, Twinkle, Jingle Bells, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Good King Wenceslas, etc. :)

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fundraiser Delivery

Dear Parents, 
The fundraiser delivery is Tuesday, November 8th.  We will need several volunteers to assist in unloading the truck, sorting, and facilitating in the delivery of the items. Volunteers may bring middle school students to help, but we ask that any younger students remain at home. This is for safety purposes.  Due to Durham being a voting location, all volunteers must stay in the cafeteria and not go to the other parts of school.
We have not received any definitive times from the shipping company; therefore, all times are tentative.  At this time, we are going to guess that you may pick up your items between noon and 9:00 PM.  We will inform you of any changes to this time. 
Please go to the sign up genius below to volunteer. Thank you in advance for your help.