Week of October 7

CONCERT DATE CHANGE! NOTE THAT THE CONCERT IS NOW ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 AT 7:00 PM. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW IN CLASS.

Beginning Orchestra--This week we are working on establishing posture and playing first notes–open strings and D major scale. New skills–string crossings, double stops. Work on Elevator and Escalator patterns as we continue to learn the notes on the fingerboard. Practice your note reading in the Essential Elements book.

Philharmonia Orchestra– We will work on tone exercises, scales, and music in class. We are working on Brandenburg #5, Path to the Pacific, and Vortex. We will start to do small ensembles with the Brandenburg and exercises from pages 20-21 in the Essential Techniques book 3. Be sure to practice a minimum of 120 minute each week and submit on Charms.

Philharmonia (First block)–Continue to review concert music as well as scales and arpeggios each day. There will be a black binder check on Monday!

The concert is October 14. Girls, remember to get dresses hemmed and purchase black shoes for the concert.  Boys, remember to pick up your tuxedo and purchase black socks for the concert.

Sinfonia Orchestra- We will work on tone exercises, scales, and music in class. We are beginning with Contrasts in E Minor and Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen. Be sure to practice a minimum of 120 minute each week and submit on Charms.

Chamber Orchestra–We will work on tone exercises, scales, and music in class. We are working on Simple Symphony–Movements 3 & 4 and Of Glorious Plumage, and Lyric Metal. Start working through all orchestra pieces for GMEA–Fanfare, First Essay, Smooth, & Rhapsody in Blue. Be sure to practice a minimum of 120 minute each week and submit on Charms.