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Welcome to Orchestra!!
Things you will need each day: -Folder -Pencil -Positive attitude (haha, but really) -Instrument (if you prefer to use your own) -Chrome book (sometimes)
This room! -Is used by many people during the day (all of my classes, band/choir sectionals, STUNTS, musical, etc. ) -be careful what you leave in here- some theft in the past -keep things by this table -Please keep the room clean! -chairs put back in this formation
Our Instruments -All good instruments -if something is broken on it, see Mr. Clark -need tapes or fine tuner? , see Mr. Clark -if instrument has tapes, leave them! -basses be gentle going through doors and setting down instruments -cellists, put in your end pin when not playing -viola/violin, give your instrument a hug everyday, wipe off fingerboard with kleenex, EACH ASSIGNED A CAGE. BLUE- viola, BLACK- violin, # is same
CAGES/cellobass huts! -Violas/violins- ALWAYS lock cages (blue face up and pull hard!) -If you bring an instrument from home, please stow it nicely in the big cage -cellos/basses don’t leave things in the rooms- keep clean -underpants were found once?
Rosin and other supplies -In the basket by double doors. -Dead rosin- throw away -Ask Mr. Clark if you need a string -Detension or detention!!!!! (credit to Ari Bell, HPHS 2014)
My Office -Behind you! -If door is open, come say hi! -If door is closed, please let me work! <3 -Hang out in the main room and not the office
Our First Concert! -Wed. Oct 16, combined Concert, Symphony and Chamber Orchestras -Two pieces memorized!- Summer, III. Presto- Vivaldi -Some sort of movement on stage -Combined piece with choirs and bands Zombie- the Cranberries One other piece for Chamber Orchestra -December- each orchestra performs separately
What is Concert Orchestra? -All freshmen who have not yet played a college-level piece (major concerto) -Sophomore year: MOST get into Symphony Orchestra, some audition for Chamber -Junior year: MOST are in Symphony Orchestra, some audition into chamber -Senior year: MOST are in Symphony Orchestra, some audition into chamber -There are STRONG players in here, this year is for me to see what you can do!
What is Chamber Orchestra? -Freshmen through seniors playing college-level pieces (major concerto) -There are strong players and beyond in this group -No two people are in the exact same place in their playing journey -All should be taking private lessons -This is going to be a great year!
What is Symphony Orchestra? -Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors -There are STRONG players in here! Work hard, work well with each other -Sophomores: Can feel a little like a puzzle piece in a HUGE puzzle (42 students), but the sounds created are AMAZING and cannot be replicated in other orchs -Reach out to the upperclassmen, they have your back 100% of the time! -Seniors have a big leadership role, along with advanced sophomores and juniors -Take advantage of the school lessons!
Will we have homework? -Roughly an assignment every monthusually a playing quiz -Playing quizzes are usually done on your own and emailed to me as audio -This may require outside of class practicing -You should have an instrument at home that is functioning and your size. Until then, use school instruments outside of class (take home or use here at school)
Grading 40% Playing Quizzes 30% Class Participation 20% Theory Assignments 10% Concert Attendance
Private Lessons -Who takes privately currently? -Great private teachers in the area, including teachers at the school -Teachers here before, during and after school -Next year and beyond in orchestra- taking lessons = HONORS CREDIT! Great way to boost GPA! -Start now, if you can, financial assistance available
Cello Teacher TBD! Mr. Shaffer has retired!
Orchestra = Special Place in the building -We are one family! -Students always say E 106= different than the rest of the building -No bullying (of course), joking at someone else’s expense, etc. -You will hopefully feel comfortable here! -Many college essays written on this room
What is my role in orchestra? -Your sections can be quite small here -Your role is very important in your section -No joking about ‘not practicing’ -If you don’t have an instrument at home, you need to regularly be coming in to practice on our instruments -Your section (and the orchestra) is counting on you!!
Time Schedule Things complete at 8: 02 (Co), 8: 49 (Ch), 10: 29 (Sy): Entered room, got instrument out and pre tuned (no dead strings!) Pencil and music in folder (both you and your stand partner) Last two minutes, I will let you out to pack and get to your next class I can write passes sometimes BUT sometimes teachers start to hate me : /
Orchestra Leadership Team! What we do: A voluntary group of students meet on the designated days in the calendar to discuss various events occuring. This includes logistics for concerts, possible fundraisers, social events, plan the all-city concerts and create plans for tshirts. We also eat food : ) Each orchestra: Secretary- Before each meeting, play the role of an advocate for each orchestra and afterwards discuss with the orchestra what was decided. Treasury- Collects funds from various fundraisers (car warsh) and collects money for miscellaneous events (t-shirts) Librarian- Helps with passing out music and keeps track of any extras.
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