Archive for November, 2010

Concert Dates, Lessons and Extra Rehearsals

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Break! We’ve arrived at concert time, so let’s make these last few rehearsals count!

Lessons for the week of November 29th and December 6th

All “B” days before school

All 1B Blocks (see me if you still need a pass)

Monday November 29th (A and B Lunch)

Monday December 6th (A and B Lunch)

To all String Orchestra Members (2A and 2B):

The Winter Concert will take place the evening of Monday December 13th. I will post the call time for the concert as we get closer to the date.

Attention Chamber Orchestra Members:

Our next evening rehearsal is this Thursday December 2nd from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. All members must be present by 7:00pm as we will be beginning rehearsal with the Bernstein.

Lessons and Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Congratulations to all for making it through the 1st quarter of the school year. I hope that everyone has been enjoying orchestra as much as I have! Our winter concert is fast approaching us, with no more than 6 full rehearsals left! There will be no lessons at all during the week of November 15 through 19 due to our shortened school days and parent teacher conferences.

Please communicate the following message with your parents regarding my availability for a conference at the high school.

I will be available in person for conferences on:

Monday November 15, 2010 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm


Thursday November 18, 2010 from 6:45pm to 9:00pm

All conferences will take place in my office in the annex (Room 101).

If your parents would like to meet with me and cannot make either of these times, please have them email me so that we can set up a phone conference.

ALL ORCHESTRAS – Practice your music this weekend! Bartok is progressing well for both string orchestras, but don’t forget about the 2nd movement!

Chamber Orchestra – Great sectional rehearsal on Thursday evening. Continue practicing those tricky passages!

Lesson Schedule and Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal Schedule

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Hi Everyone….I hope you have enjoyed the 4 day weekend and were able to use some time to practice. Just as a reminder, everyone needs to have at least 2 lessons in by the end of this week! Here are my lesson times for the week of November 8th.

Monday November 8

Before School, Period 1B, and A/B Lunches (No C Lunch this week)

Wednesday November 10

Before School, Period 1B

Friday November 12

Before School, Period 1B


Remember that our first evening rehearsal will be Thursday November 11 starting at 7pm for some people.  This rehearsal is not optional and you must be present.  The schedule is for downbeat times, so you should be tuned, warmed up and prepared with your music by your specific start time. Plan on arriving at least 10 minutes before your start time so that you are ready to go. Your rehearsal start times are no different than our period start times during the school day, so late-comers will be treated in the same manner. The rehearsal schedule is as follows:

Violins 1 and 2 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm (Please arrive by 6:50pm)

Violas, Cellos and Basses – 8:00pm – 9:00pm (Please arrive by 7:50pm and use my office to warm up and tune your instruments)