Archive for December, 2011

Concert Recording and String Quartets

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Congratulations to everyone for successful performances at last week’s winter concerts! Recordings were made from Tuesday’s (2A/3B) and Wednesday’s (1A) concert that are available for purchase. If you are interested in purchasing a recording, print and return the completed form found here with payment in cash or check made to “Viking Band” by the end of the week.



The first meeting for small string ensembles will take place this Thursday immediately after school. If you are not able to attend, please speak with me ASAP so that I can put you into a group.


Some interesting links to check out:

  • You can tell your family and friends that as a musician, you are using both sides of your brain more than average people! Check out the full article here.
  • Cello Wars



Concert Information for All Groups

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Hey Everyone,


Here are the confirmed concert dates for next week. All concerts begin at 7:30, and you will receive information as to when you need to arrive during your regularly scheduled classes.

Monday December 12th – 2A String Orchestra

Tuesday December 13th – 2B and 3A String Orchestra

Wednesday December 14th – 1A Chamber Orchestra

Concert Dress:

As outlined in the course proficiency from the beginning of the year, the dress for the concert is as follows:

Ladies - Floor-length black dress with at least a half sleeve or a floor-length skirt with black or black slacks and black blouse; black shoes (NO SANDALS!)

Gentlemen - Black long-sleeve button down collared shirt, black slacks, long neck tie, black socks and black shoes.

If you are having difficulty figuring out what to wear, here are some examples by your fellow classmates as to what concert dress should and should not look like:






If you are still unsure, click here to visit a site which exclusively sells clothes for musicians to wear for concerts.

If you still have some questions, please speak with me directly! Remember that everyone needs to stay for the entirety of the concert you are playing in!