Spring Quarter is halfway over, and we are working on all of our concert music!

All of the groups are working on techniques and pieces for their final concerts of the year.  Tests and auditions for certain instrument groups are happening at different times.   If you have a school instrument at home, please plan on having that back at school by Wednesday, June 9.

6th Grade Orchestra AND 7th Grade Orchestra Concert:  (with 6th Grade Choir and 6th Grade Band)

Thursday, May 31 at 7:15 pm        The concert start time has been adjusted by 15 minutes to allow track participants to arrive on time.

 

8th Grade Orchestra Concert:   (with 7/8 Choir and 7/8 Band)

TUESDAY,  June 12  at 7:00 pm

 

First year students are working on adding dynamics to their concert pieces, and increasing the speed of each piece to be at a proper performance tempo.

Second year students are working on shifting on all of the strings, and getting proper balance in their performance pieces.

Third year students are working on particular bowings for proper emphasis of rhythms and melodies.  We are conducting auditions for one of our pieces, and deciding which piece we will play for the 8th Grade Recognition Assembly on the Last Day of School. 

A reminder of our dress code for concerts:

       1.  White dress shirt (no t-shirt)      2) Black pants (no leggings, tights, skirts or sweats)      3) Solid black shoes (no white or other color edges or logos)      4) Black or dark colored socks

 MAY Practice Charts will be due June 1.     3 = 500 minutes with a parent/guardian signature.  4 = 600 minutes with a parent/guardian signature.  Please remember that HALF of the practice chart grade is the reflection on the back of the practice chart.    There will be a short practice chart for June.

There are a limited number of music shirts available in the Attendance Office!