Welcome to March!

Several performances are rapidly approaching, and we look forward to seeing you at one of them.

This Thursday, March 16, some of the 8th graders will be traveling to Lindbergh HS to be adjudicated in the Soundview Region Orchestra Assessment.  We will be evaluated on our balance, rhythm, tone, intonation, position, as well as our ability to play selections from different time periods.      We will be leaving at 8:00 am and returning during 6th period.  Students will leave their 6th period materials in their lockers.  Students will need to wear their white shirts with black pants or knee-length skirts.  We will need black socks and shoes as well.  We are evaluated on our uniforms, so please make sure there is no white on the shoes, and make sure skirts are knee-length or longer.         Students will need the following:              Uniform              Instrument (cellos and basses include donut)              Music              Pencil/pen              Lunch

7th Graders have the Cookie Concert next Thursday, March 23.  The concert starts at 7:00 pm.  This is a fun event where you will be able to walk through the band and the orchestra during one of their pieces.  You are also welcome to eat the cookies that are brought.  Students will need to arrive by 6:30 pm for tuning.

8th graders have the opportunity to perform at the 5th grade parent night on Thursday April 20.  This is an optional event.  Students will need to arrive around 5:15, and we will perform as the background music prior to the 6:00 start time.  Students need to let me know if they will be able to attend.

January Practice Charts are included in 2nd semester grades.  Students are still able to turn them in.

Eighth Grade Orchestra students: The 5th position tests will be part of the 2nd semester grades.