Archive for October, 2010

Lesson Schedule and Evening Rehearsal for Chamber Orchestra

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Lessons for our short 3 day week are as follows.

Lunch Lessons on Monday November 1st – A, B and C Lunch.

Before School on Tuesday November 2nd- 7AM

REMEMBER THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE AT LEAST 2 LESSONS COMPLETED BEFORE NOVEMBER 15TH!!!! All you C lunch people – come for a lesson since I don’t normally have lessons during this time. Also, all lunch people. If you are buying a lunch from the cafeteria, YOU MUST EAT IN THE CAFETERIA. You may no longer bring food from the cafeteria and into my office. If you bring a lunch, you may eat in my office. My advice to everyone – Bring a lunch on Monday if you plan on coming for a lesson!!!!

Chamber Orchestra – 1st evening rehearsal will take place on Thursday November 11th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Please mark your calendars now and remember that this rehearsal is NOT optional!

Lessons this Week and Playing Tests

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

I hope everyone is using the weekend to practice for their next rehearsal and also for the playing tests this week. Lessons this week are as follows:

Monday October 18 – A, B and C Lunch

B Days (Tuesday October 19 and Thursday October 21) – 7AM

You DO NOT need to sign up for lessons, but make sure you sign in when you arrive so that you receive credit. Remember that everyone needs to attend at least 2 lessons before the end of the marking period.

Playing Tests will be Wednesday October 20 for 1A and 1B Orchestras, and Thursday October 21 for 2B Orchestra.

2A and 2B String Orchestra Repertoire

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Here are two recordings you can use as a reference when practicing your music. The first is the violin arrangement of the Bartok Romanian Folk Dances. The second is an audio link that plays the string orchestra arrangement of the Bartok, but only the first two movements.

1. Solo violin version of Bartok

2. Orchestral Version of Bartok

Audio Recording Link

Chamber Orchestra Repertoire

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Use these recordings as a reference tool:

Back to Business!

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Hey Everyone,

As you’ve probably noticed I haven’t been at school for most of the week. I’ll be back Monday October 4th and auditions will continue as scheduled. 2nd period B day should be ready to go Monday morning.

ALL STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT AUDITIONED YET – Be prepared to play everything your audition list. You have now had an extra week (or even more) to prepare, so I expect the quality of the auditions to be top notch!

Lesson schedule for the week beginning October 4th is as follows:

Before school (7am)
Monday October 4
Wednesday October 6
Friday October 8

Period 1B
Monday October 4
Wednesday October 6
Friday October 8

Lunch A and B
Monday October 4

Good luck and remember: