Archive for September, 2011

String Orchestra Practice Parts and Music Examples

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Our first rehearsals with our new seatings for the winter concerts went very well! I’m posting extra practice parts online so that you can download and print parts to get a head start on learning your individual part. Good luck and see you all after the long weekend!

Listen to Appalachian Reflections here.

Download and print:

Appalachian Reflections Violin 1

Appalachian Reflections Violin 2

Appalachian Reflections Viola

Appalachian Reflections Cello

Appalachian Reflections Double Bass 


Listen to The Sprint here.

Download and print:

The Sprint Violin 1

The Sprint Violin 2

The Sprint Viola

The Sprint Cello

The Sprint Double Bass

Chamber Orchestra Audition Music

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Greetings Chamber Orchestra Members (1A),

Extra copies of your audition music can be printed from the links provided. Good luck!

Double Bass p.1 p.2 p.3

Cello p.1 p.2 p.3

Viola p.1 p.2 p.3 

Violin p.1 p.2 p.3


Good luck!


String Orchestra Audition Music

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Greetings all string orchestra members from 2A, 2B and 3A,

Seating auditions will be on Thursday and Friday of this week. Everyone has a copy of the music that needs to be prepared, but here are extra copies that you may print out on your own.


Cover Page for String Orchestra with Scale Information (same for all instruments)




Double Bass 



Good luck!





Assignment #1

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Hello Everyone,

This is assignment #1 for the year. Responses are due before your 2nd class this week!


-Dr. Gopal

Welcome Back!

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Hi Everyone,


I want to welcome everyone to the 2011-2012 school year. The summer flew by quickly and now it’s time to prepare for the next school year! Some of you already know that there was no music posted on the blog this summer, so there is no extra assignment you need to have prepared. That does not mean that next week will be the first time you play your instruments in 2 months! In the next few days, make sure that your instruments are in working order (strings and bow hair are fine) and practice! You will NOT be needing your instruments on Tuesday or Wednesday, but we will be playing starting on Thursday. If you need to rent an instrument, please contact me as soon as possible so that you are prepared for our first rehearsals. Good luck and I will see you all soon!