Week of January 21

AP Music Theory–Major and minor scales and key signatures. Intervals. Chapter 3 Chords–triads and 7th chords.  Ear training–Chord recognition, scales, intervals.

Chamber Orchestra–Practice Danzon #2, Aria, Prayer for Peace, & Toccata. Winter concert is February 7. LGPE is February 12 at 6:30 pm at Pope HS.

Sinfonia Orchestra—Practice Arlington Sketches, Legend, & Lullaby. Winter concert is February 7. LGPE is February 11 at 4:30 pm at Pope HS.  TEST on Lullaby on Friday!

Philharmonia Orchestra—Practice music–Gauntlet, M to the Third Power, & Danza. Winter concert is February 7. LGPE is February 11 at 2:30 pm at Pope HS.

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Week of January 14

AP Music Theory–Major and minor scales and key signatures. Intervals. Chapter 2 Rhythm.

Chamber Orchestra–Practice Danzon #2, Aria, Prayer for Peace, & Toccata. Winter concert is February 7. LGPE is February 12 at 6:30 pm at Pope HS.

Sinfonia Orchestra—Practice Arlington Sketches, Legend, & Lullaby. Winter concert is February 7. LGPE is February 11 at 4:30 pm at Pope HS.

Philharmonia Orchestra—D natural minor scale due by Friday–2 octaves with arpeggio. Practice music–Gauntlet, M to the Third Power, & Danza. Winter concert is February 7. LGPE is February 11 at 2:30 pm at Pope HS.

Week of January 7

WELCOME BACK!!!

AP Music Theory–Introductory unit–note naming in treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs. Major and minor scales. Intervals.

Chamber Orchestra–Preparation of music for Winter Concert & LGPE. Winter concert is February 7. LGPE is February 12 at 6:30 pm at Pope HS.

Sinfonia OrchestraPreparation of music for Winter Concert & LGPE. Winter concert is February 7. LGPE is February 11 at 4:30 pm at Pope HS. 

Philharmonia OrchestraPreparation of music for Winter Concert & LGPE. Winter concert is February 7. LGPE is February 11 at 2:30 pm at Pope HS. 

Week of December 17

Finals Week

December 19–2B & 3B
December 20–1, 2, 2A
December 21–3, 3B, & 4

Beginning Orchestra–Concert on Tuesday morning at 8:45 in the orchestra room. Final playing test on Wednesday–solo from textbook.

Chamber Orchestra– Sight read music for LGPE–Introduction and Allegro. Music for MLK assembly–Prayer for Peace

Sinfonia Orchestra– Sight read music for LGPE–Arlington Sketches & Lullaby.

Philharmonia Orchestra– Sight read music for LGPE–M to the Third Power & Gauntlet.

Week of December 10

Beginning Orchestra–Continue working on rote songs. Focus on intonation. Finger must find the location for proper intonation. Be sure to keep instrument posture consistent! Test on Friday on note reading and notation.  We will be working on note reading from the text book. Sheet music–Apollo Suite, Toccatina, Holiday Bells, & Good King Wenceslas.

Chamber Orchestra– Sight read music for LGPE–Introduction and Allegro.

Sinfonia Orchestra– Sight read music for LGPE–Arlington Sketches & Lullaby.

Philharmonia Orchestra– Sight read music for LGPE–M to the Third Power & Gauntlet.

Week of December 3

Beginning Orchestra–Continue working on rote songs. Focus on intonation. Finger must find the location for proper intonation. Be sure to keep instrument posture consistent! Test on Friday on note reading and notation.  We will be working on note reading from the text book. Sheet music–Apollo Suite, Toccatina, Holiday Bells, & Good King Wenceslas.

Chamber Orchestra–Concert reviews. Sight read music for LGPE–Introduction and Allegro.

Sinfonia OrchestraConcert reviews. Sight read music for LGPE--Arlington Sketches & Lullaby.

Philharmonia OrchestraConcert reviews. Sight read music for LGPE--M to the Third Power & Gauntlet.

Week of November 26

Thanksgiving Break–week of November 19

Beginning Orchestra–Continue working on rote songs. Focus on intonation. Finger must find the location for proper intonation. Be sure to keep instrument posture consistent! Test on Friday on note reading and notation.  We will be working on note reading from the text book. Sheet music–Apollo Suite.

Chamber Orchestra–Work on music for Holiday Concert. Pieces include–Dargason & Tocatta. Sightread Sleigh Ride. Concert on Saturday, December 1 at 4:30 pm

Sinfonia Orchestra–Continue to work on music for Holiday concert–Legend & Farandole, and Hava Nagila. Concert on Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 pm

Philharmonia Orchestra–Continue to work on new music–music for Holiday concert–Danza,  Ahlan, African Bell Carol, & Moon of Winter. Concert on Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 pm