ALTADENA ORCHESTRA 2017 2018 A little about me

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ALTADENA ORCHESTRA 2017 -2018

ALTADENA ORCHESTRA 2017 -2018

A little about me… § Bachelor of Science – Music Education University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

A little about me… § Bachelor of Science – Music Education University of Nebraska-Lincoln. § Master of Counselor Education ASU. § Doctorate Musical Arts-Boston University § Married and have 18 year old triplets (2 boys and 1 girl). § My main instrument is cello. § I like to travel and spend time with my family.

Forms of communication… I use many different forms of communication for both my students

Forms of communication… I use many different forms of communication for both my students and parents. Traditional forms communication § Email: [email protected] org § Phone § Webpage § Yes, even snail mail

§ 90% Assessments/10% Practice for 8 th grade § 80% Assessments/20% Practice for 7

§ 90% Assessments/10% Practice for 8 th grade § 80% Assessments/20% Practice for 7 th grade § 70% Assessments/30% Practice for 6 th grade

Smart Music Assessements In-Class Playing Assessments Concert Assessments § 90% Assessments 8 th grade

Smart Music Assessements In-Class Playing Assessments Concert Assessments § 90% Assessments 8 th grade § 80% Assessments 7 th grade § 70% Assessments 6 th grade

§ § § 10% Practice for 8 th grade 20% Practice for 7 th

§ § § 10% Practice for 8 th grade 20% Practice for 7 th grade 30% Practice for 6 th grade Instrument and Music 100% Instrument Only 50% Music Only 50% No Instrument and No Music 0%

Altadena Calendar 2017 -2018 Monday, September 7 -21 Cookie Dough Fundraiser TBA Wednesday, September

Altadena Calendar 2017 -2018 Monday, September 7 -21 Cookie Dough Fundraiser TBA Wednesday, September 27 8 th Disney Rehearsal/Taping 12: 30 -1: 30 PM at Akimel A-al Orchestra Room (Altadena/Akimel A-al 8 th Graders) Thursday, September 28 Pick-up Cookie Dough Orders TBA Tuesday, October 17 -27 Butter Braids Fundraiser TBA Thursday, October 19 Delivery of Fundraiser Items TBA 7 th-8 th Harvest Fest. TBA at Altadena Gym Thursday, November 16 Delivery of Butter Braid Items TBA Tuesday, December 5 6 th-8 th Grade Orchestra Concert 6: 00 -6: 45 PM at Desert Vista High School Tuesday, January 16 8 th Grade Concert 5: 00 -8: 00 PM with Desert Vista Orchestra at Desert Vista High School Wednesday, January 17 6 th-7 th Phoenix Symphony 9: 00 AM -12: 00 PM Field Trip February 8 -February 10 8 th Grade Music Trip to California 6: 00 AM – 7: 15 PM Monday, February 26 6 th-8 th Grade Orchestra Concert 6: 30 -7: 15 PM at Altadena Multi-Purpose Room Monday, May 14 6 th-8 th Grade Orchestra Concert 6: 30 - 7: 15 PM at Altadena Multi-Purpose Room

Concert Information (Dress and Attendance Policy) Students should wear concert black to all concerts.

Concert Information (Dress and Attendance Policy) Students should wear concert black to all concerts. Girls should wear long black pants, long sleeved white dress shirt and black dress shoes. Please no black jeans or black tennis shoes. Attendance Policy Concerts are a final quarter assessment. All concerts are required and students will receive 100 points in the gradebook. If there is a reason a student cannot attend please email in advance of the concert. Students who do not attend the concert will receive the opportunity to make-up the 100 points. Make-up work will consist of a 7 -page handwritten report on Mozart.

Orchestra Supply List 2015 -2016 § § 6 th Grade Instrument and Rosin Violin

Orchestra Supply List 2015 -2016 § § 6 th Grade Instrument and Rosin Violin and Viola-Shoulder Rest (Kun or Everest) Cello and Bass-Zero for End Pin Essential Elements 2000, Book 1 3 Ring Binder Concert Black Outfit for Concerts (Long Sleeved White Shirt, Black Pants, Black Shoes). No Tennis Shoes or Black Jeans. Optional 1 Ream of White Paper 7 th Grade Instrument and Rosin Violin and Viola-Shoulder Rest (Kun or Everest) Cello and Bass-Zero for End Pin 3 Ring Binder Concert Black Outfit for Concerts (Long Sleeved White Shirt, Black Pants, Black Shoes). No Tennis Shoes or Black Jeans. Optional 1 Ream of White Paper 8 th Grade Instrument and Rosin Violin and Viola-Shoulder Rest (Kun or Everest) Cello and Bass-Zero for End Pin 3 Ring Binder. Concert Black Outfit for Concerts (Long Sleeved White Shirt, Black Pants, Black Shoes). No Tennis Shoes or Black Jeans. Optional 1 Ream of White Paper

TAX CREDIT § PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING A TAX CREDIT DONATION TO THE ORCHESTRA §

TAX CREDIT § PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING A TAX CREDIT DONATION TO THE ORCHESTRA § $400 MARRIED FILING JOINTLY § $200 INDIVIDUAL § WHO CAN MAKE A DONATION? § ANYONE WHO FILES TAXES IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA § ALL MONEY GIVEN TO THE ORCHESTRA WILL SUPPORT CONCERTS, FIELDTRIPS AND CALIFORNIA 8 TH GRADE ORCHESTRA TRIP.

In Conclusion. . . § I am here to partner with you to help

In Conclusion. . . § I am here to partner with you to help your child learn all they can this year. § If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please call or email me: Email: [email protected] org Phone: 480 -541 -6124