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End of the Year Orchestra Party

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Everyone is invited to our final orchestra activity of the year. On Monday, June 11 all orchestra students are invited to the freshman cafeteria for an end of the year pot-luck. Festivities will begin at 2:30 and last until 4:00pm. Details and signups to come during class periods. For those of you on senior society, send me an email or tell a friend to let me know if you are coming and what you will be bringing. Baked goods are highly encouraged!!

Music Awards Banquet

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Hi everyone,


The annual awards banquet for all students in the high school music program will take place on Sunday June 17th at 2:00pm. This year it is being held at the DoubleTree Hotel at the intersection of Route 1 and Ridge Rd. Tickets are $10/person and everyone is invited. Below is the registration form which is due back to me any time on Monday June 4th.

Awards Banquet


Concert Reflection

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Hi Everyone,

This is a reminder that all orchestra students must be present for the ENTIRE concert they are playing on. You have 48 hours to complete this written assignment. Assignment is to be completed directly in the google doc for 25% of your concert grade! Complete the reflection as soon as you can!

Click here to go to the form and complete your concert assignment. 


2B/3A String Orchestra combined rehearsal and Orchestra “Party” for Everyone

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

String Orchestra

2B and 3A String orchestras will be meeting after school on MONDAY May 7 from 2:45pm-4:00pm. This will be our first of two after school rehearsals. The second will be announced during class. This rehearsal is not optional, and you must speak with me BEFORE the rehearsal if you have a school-related conflict.

Orchestra Party

Even though I don’t like the word “party,” we’ll be having an orchestra “party” immediately following the combined string orchestra rehearsal on Monday the 7th of May. We will be meeting in the annex cafeteria from 4pm-5pm, and EVERYONE who is enrolled in an orchestra class is invited (not just string orchestra). More details will be given in class, but mark the date on your calendar!

Chamber Orchestra Festival Information and Rehearsal Recording

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Chamber Orchestra,

Thanks for an excellent rehearsal yesterday evening. Here’s a copy of the recording we made so you can listen to yourselves! Holberg Suite April 11. There’s also a link at the bottom of the post as well.

Here is the itinerary for next week’s festival:

4/19 Thursday – 5:30pm Rehearsal (in orchestra room)


6:30pm Load and Depart* – Bring Bag Dinner for Ride


Change into concert dress


7:30pm Arrival at JP Stevens High School


8:30pm SBHS Chamber Orchestra Performance (Holberg Suite)


10:00pm Awards


10:45pm Return to SBHS**


*Transportation Fee of $7 is due on Wednesday April 18 (cash or check payable to “South Brunswick student activity fund”)

**All students must travel to and from JP Stevens HS on the buses

Chamber Orchestra Listening Assignment and Evening Rehearsal Reminder

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Chamber Orchestra Members,

As a reminder, we will be having an evening rehearsal on Wednesday April 11 from 6:30-8:30pm. The orchestra festival is Thursday April 19, and we are scheduled to play at 8:30pm. The festival is taking place at JP Stevens High School. We will have a rehearsal beginning at 5:30pm. Awards are given out at 10:00pm.

Below is your listening assignment to be completed before class begins on Friday.

Listen to the recording here:


(If you are having trouble with the file, try the media player at the bottom of this post)

After listening to the recording, follow this link and respond to the questions.

You can manually type in the link as well (



Chamber Orchestra Listening Assignment

Monday, March 12th, 2012

1A Chamber Orchestra,
Listen to our recording here: ChamberOrchestra312.

If you are unable to listen to the recording directly on the blog, right click the link and save the file onto your computer. You should be able to open the file directly in whichever media play is loaded onto your computer (Itunes, Windows Media Player, etc.). I have also included a link at the bottom of this post where you can stream the recording onto your computer. If you are still unable to open the file, contact me via email and I will send you a link where you can listen to the recording.

Follow the directions in the following form. All responses are to be completed directly on the page and is due before 7:30am on Wednesday. You do not need to physically hand anything in!



Chamber Orchestra Extra Parts and Evening Rehearsal

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Chamber Orchestra,

Next week’s evening rehearsal will take place on Thursday March 15th from 6:30-8:30pm. We will be on stage. I’m attaching a link to print extra copies at home. All of the parts are in one document, so find your instrument and print the selected pages so you don’t end up with everything!


Orchestra next week

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Congratulations to most of you for finishing your midterm/playing tests! I’m sure it has been a stressful week for many of you, so hopefully you can look forward to relaxing a little bit this weekend. I have a few reminders for the upcoming week.

- You are all expected to bring instruments to your first class next week!

- Let’s not forget about Durango Tango (string orchestra) and the rest of the Holberg (Chamber orchestra). Get a head start on practicing this weekend.

-  Quartets are meeting every thursday. You are expected to attend every week (even if it’s after another club).


I have a video that Kristen H shared with me. I think it’s pretty cool. Check it out and enjoy the weekend!