Week 11: Oct 16-20

Spirit Wear
Spirit wear was due last Friday and we are finalizing the order today. If you want anything and have not turned in an order please let me know today! www.darnitall.com/harrisonorch

Community Service Opportunities:
The Northwest Georgia Heart Walk on November 4th, 2017 at the Marietta Square is looking for volunteers. We would love to see local high school students come out to support this great cause!
Here is the volunteer schedule for that day:
6:00 am – Arrive at event, check in at volunteer /check-in area (I will send out a map pointing this area out closer to the event)
6:15a.m. – 7:15 a.m. – Go to your station and begin set-up
7:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Man your station and please never leave it unattended.
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Break down, clean – up, load

Volunteers are crucial to ensuring our event is a success, and I really appreciate you considering The American Heart Association as a nonprofit you would like to support. I will send out more specific communication to all volunteers closer to the event. In the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks,
Hannah Clarke
Development Specialist
1101 Northchase Parkway, Suite 1 | Marietta, GA 30067
[email protected] | www.heart.org
678-224-2012

Dashing through the Square is an annual run that is sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority which is what Ms. Moye is a member of. (Our former assistant principal) She is asking if we have any volunteers to run hydration stations with her.

https://www.active.com/marietta-ga/running/distance-running-races/dashing-through-the-square-2017

Here is a link to register, but if you want to volunteer just email me and I’ll get you in touch with her.

Special needs baseball:
We are buddying with the special needs baseball team this Saturday at 10:15 am. Arrive at 9:45 and wear a Harrison Orchestra shirt (or a Harrison shirt if you don’t have an orchestra one yet). Horizon Field is located at 4000 S Main St, Acworth, GA 30101. Sign up in the orchestra room to make sure we have enough students.

All state results:
Congrats to the following students for making it to the second round of All-State auditions: Sophie B, Samantha F, Eunice K, Liam M, and Kinsey S! We have 2 students that were exempt from the first round because they made it last year so Emma B and Audrey T are auditioning in the second round as well. Good luck to you guys as you prepare for the second round of auditions and great job!!

Performance Opportunity for Chamber Orchestra only:
McKenna Farms is having a fall festival and they have asked us to perform from 1:00 to 1:30 pm this Saturday, October 21st. This is such a fun opportunity and we need all participants in the orchestra since it is outside for us to be heard appropriately. We will need to bring folding stands and wear your informal uniform. Arrive no later than 12:30 to give yourself time to set up. 3044 Due West Rd, Dallas, GA 30157

Letters to soldiers:
Sources of strength is participating in a letter writing campaign that the Bert Show heads up. If you would like to participate here are the details:
The deadline to get letters to the Bert Show is October 27, 2017. Meaning the deadline to have all letters in the counseling office is OCTOBER 25TH! You can turn them in there or turn them in to me and I will get them to the counseling office.

PAY ATTENTION TO SPECIFICATIONS:

  • All letters must be on 8.5” x 11” paper or smaller.
  • Please do not use glue, tape, staples, cardboard, glitter or otherwise attach anything to the paper.
  • You can decorate using crayons, markers, pens or pencils.
  • NO construction paper.
  • Use both sides if you like, but use one page per letter only.
  • Please do not send greeting cards or photographs.
  • Feel free to include your mailing and email address – sometimes military members will write back!
  • Individual letters should not be sealed in envelopes.
  • Please do not send anything except letters!

http://thebertshow.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Big-Thank-You-Flyer.pdf

Georgia Symphony Concert:
I am a member of this group and would love to see some students there on Saturday! If you are in Tri-M this counts towards your points. 🙂

From Darkness to Light
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 8:00 PM
Marietta Performing Arts Center
1171 Whitlock Ave., Marietta, GA 30064

Ludwig van Beethoven, Overture to Coriolan
Maurice Ravel, Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Stanislav Khristenko, Piano
Joseph Haydn, selections from The Creation
GSO Chorus
Arietha Lockhart, Soprano
Nathan Munson, Tenor
Shawn Keswani, Bass
Bryan Black, Conductor

Please make a note of an important date change!
Our fall concert was previously scheduled on October 12th but had to be changed…again. It has been changed to October 24th at 7:00 pm at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church.

Class Supply Needs:
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Link: http://a.co/cssO3qR
Thank you so much for the continued purchases off of the wish list! We definitely do not need any more hand sanitizer! We are good for the year – thank you! We need a few more small things like post it notes, paper clips, and more mutes and rosin but we are in much better shape. Thank you!

Paypal Payments:
If anyone would like to make any payments to the orchestra through Paypal, the easiest way to pay is by typing “Paypal.me/HHOB” into your internet browser. Please include the student’s name in the box that says “Write a note,” and DON’T click “paying for a good or service.” Otherwise you can always send in cash or check to HHOB.

Charms:
Please make sure to log in to charms and update your information – especially email address.
http://charmsoffice.com
Go to “Enter/Login”
Go to “Parents/Students/Members” and enter hhsorchestra
The password for your first login is your child’s lunch number and it will ask you to change it.
From there you can update personal info, see the calendar, and more.

Remind.com:
I use Remind.com to send updates about important class information. To sign up for Harrison Orchestra notifications, please visit https://www.remind.com/join/harrisono
You can choose to get the reminders as text messages or emails. I will continue to send weekly email updates, but this is in addition to those emails.

Here are some upcoming dates that are important:
Special Needs Baseball – Sat Oct 21 at 10:15am
McKenna Farms Fall Festival – Sat Oct 21 from 1:00 to 1:30 pm
Georgia Symphony Concert – Sat Oct 21 at 8:00 pm
Fall Concert – Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 pm at Burnt Hickory

Instructional Plan:
This week we are focusing on the scales of our pieces and various warm-up exercises. We will continue rehearsing music for our first concert. We will also be discussing how the pieces relate to the Classical time period.

We have sectionals every Tuesday.
We will usually use the following rooms:
Violin I: Drama room
Violin II: Teacher dining hall
Viola: Orchestra purple room
Cello: Orchestra room
Bass: 514

If you reference the Standards document we will be focusing on these standards:
A, C, and D emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8

 

Week 10: Oct 9-13

Please make a note of an important date change!
Our fall concert was previously scheduled on October 12th but had to be changed…again. It has been changed to October 24th at 7:00 pm at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church.

Spirit Wear:
Spirit wear orders are completely optional and are due by Friday, October 13th. You can view the catalog online at: www.darnitall.com/harrisonorch and there are order forms printed in the orchestra room. The cardigan sweater can be used instead of a polo with a white shirt, but please make sure you let me know not to order you a polo if you would like to wear the sweater instead.

Magic Flute:
We had an amazing time watching the Atlanta Opera this week! Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and came to watch the show, it was amazing!

Special Needs Baseball:
We have the opportunity to partner with the special needs baseball team out of Acworth Park next Saturday the 21st at 10:15 am. This is a wonderful experience and you also get letter points, or Tri-M points, or community service hours. You can choose to apply it to one of those. There will be a sign up sheet in the orchestra room next week.

Class Supply Needs:
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Link: http://a.co/cssO3qR
Thank you so much for the continued purchases off of the wish list! We definitely do not need any more hand sanitizer! We are good for the year – thank you! We need a few more small things like post it notes, paper clips, and more mutes and rosin but we are in much better shape. Thank you!

Paypal Payments:
If anyone would like to make any payments to the orchestra through Paypal, the easiest way to pay is by typing “Paypal.me/HHOB” into your internet browser. Please include the student’s name in the box that says “Write a note,” and DON’T click “paying for a good or service.” Otherwise you can always send in cash or check to HHOB.

Charms:
Please make sure to log in to charms and update your information – especially email address.
http://charmsoffice.com
Go to “Enter/Login”
Go to “Parents/Students/Members” and enter hhsorchestra
The password for your first login is your child’s lunch number and it will ask you to change it.
From there you can update personal info, see the calendar, and more.

Remind.com:
I use Remind.com to send updates about important class information. To sign up for Harrison Orchestra notifications, please visit https://www.remind.com/join/harrisono
You can choose to get the reminders as text messages or emails. I will continue to send weekly email updates, but this is in addition to those emails.

Here are some upcoming dates that are important:
All-State Auditions – Sat, Oct 14th
Special Needs Baseball – Sat Oct 21 at 10:15am
McKenna Farms Fall Festival – Sat Oct 21
Fall Concert – Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 pm at Burnt Hickory

Instructional Plan:
This week we are focusing on the scales of our pieces and various warm-up exercises. We will continue rehearsing music for our first concert. We will also be discussing how the pieces relate to the Classical time period.

We have sectionals every Tuesday.
We will usually use the following rooms:
Violin I: Drama room
Violin II: Teacher dining hall
Viola: Orchestra purple room
Cello: Orchestra room
Bass: 514

If you reference the Standards document we will be focusing on these standards:
A, C, and D emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8

Week 9: Oct 2-6

Spirit Wear:
Spirit wear orders are completely optional and are due by Friday, October 13th. You can view the catalog online at: www.darnitall.com/harrisonorch and there are order forms printed in the orchestra room. The cardigan sweater can be used instead of a polo with a white shirt, but please make sure you let me know not to order you a polo if you would like to wear the sweater instead.

Co-Treasurer Position:
We are so excited that Calli McGregor Southern has agreed to take over the co-treasurer position. We will be voting her in at our next meeting so she can take over for Amy.

Uniforms:
Have all arrived and been handed out to everyone that have paid for them. If there is an issue with your uniform be sure to return it right away so we can get it corrected.

Mixedbag Fundraiser:
This is due this Wednesday, October 4th. Make sure to enter the orders online and turn in the summary on Wednesday.

Magic Flute In-house field trip:
We are so excited to have the Atlanta Opera come to Harrison High School to perform an adaption of the Magic Flute! The opera will be in English and the permission forms are being sent home this week. The performance is October 10th at 10:15 am and the opportunity is also being offered to Drama and Chorus. This is a first come first served event because once we fill the seats in the theater we won’t be able to offer any more. Because of the numbers in our programs we will not be offering any other tickets to anyone outside of a student in our program. The tickets are $5 each and the money must be turned in with the permission form.

Class Supply Needs:
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Link: http://a.co/cssO3qR
Thank you so much for the continued purchases off of the wish list! We definitely do not need any more hand sanitizer! We are good for the year – thank you! We need a few more small things like post it notes, paper clips, and more mutes and rosin but we are in much better shape. Thank you!

Please make a note of an important date change!
Our fall concert was previously scheduled on October 19th but had to be changed due to the ESPN covered football game at Harrison on that day. It has been changed to October 12th at 7:00 pm in the Harrison Theater. That is an early release day so you will have extra time to do homework between class and the concert!

Paypal Payments:
If anyone would like to make any payments to the orchestra through Paypal, the easiest way to pay is by typing “Paypal.me/HHOB” into your internet browser. Please include the student’s name in the box that says “Write a note,” and DON’T click “paying for a good or service.” Otherwise you can always send in cash or check to HHOB.

Charms:
Please make sure to log in to charms and update your information – especially email address.
http://charmsoffice.com
Go to “Enter/Login”
Go to “Parents/Students/Members” and enter hhsorchestra
The password for your first login is your child’s lunch number and it will ask you to change it.
From there you can update personal info, see the calendar, and more.

Remind.com:
I use Remind.com to send updates about important class information. To sign up for Harrison Orchestra notifications, please visit https://www.remind.com/join/harrisono
You can choose to get the reminders as text messages or emails. I will continue to send weekly email updates, but this is in addition to those emails.

Here are some upcoming dates that are important:
Tri-M Meeting – Wednesday, Oct 4th at 7:45 and 3:35
Magic Flute Performance – Tuesday, Oct 10th at 10:15am
Fall Concert – Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 pm
All-State Auditions – Sat, Oct 14th
Special Needs Baseball – Sat Oct 21 at 10:15am
McKenna Farms Fall Festival – Sat Oct 21

Instructional Plan:
This week we are focusing on the scales of our pieces and various warm-up exercises. We will continue rehearsing music for our first concert. We will also be discussing how the pieces relate to the Classical time period.

We have sectionals every Tuesday.
We will usually use the following rooms:
Violin I: Drama room
Violin II: Teacher dining hall
Viola: Orchestra purple room
Cello: Orchestra room
Bass: 514

If you reference the Standards document we will be focusing on these standards:
A, C, and D emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8

Week 8: Sept 18-22

Camp:
Thank you to everyone that made camp such a success! Thank you to our booster president Elise Pacitti for organizing everything and to all the parents that volunteered and sent in food items! Each class improved quite a bit during camp and while we had some issues with too many people getting up and leaving during the sessions and too many students talking during the performances, overall it went really well! The make-up performances will be in class Thursday and Friday.

Co-Treasurer Position:
Unfortunately our very amazing co-treasurer Amy Myer and her wonderful family are moving away from us. While we are very happy for this opportunity for her family we are very sad they won’t be with us anymore. Amy and her daughter have been an amazing part of this program and are just wonderful human beings in general. They only have about a month before they will be moving so we desperately need someone who will volunteer for this position so Amy can talk to you before she goes. Please let me know if you are interested and we can give you more details.

Tri-M Induction:
Tri-M induction is tonight at 7:00 pm in the Harrison Theater. New inductees have received an invitation letter that must be signed and returned and they must be present at Induction to be formally in the society. Current members and new members are expected to be at the event and any parents, friends and family are welcome to come. It is a nice event where the students are expected to dress up and there will be a reception afterwards in the orchestra room.

Uniforms:
Have all arrived and been handed out to everyone that have paid for them. If there is an issue with your uniform be sure to return it right away so we can get it corrected.

Mixedbag Fundraiser:
This fundraiser is beginning this week and is due on Wednesday, October 4th. There are 2 catalogs with many great items in there and the students will receive 60% of the profit we receive.

Magic Flute In-house field trip:
We are so excited to have the Atlanta Opera come to Harrison High School to perform an adaption of the Magic Flute! The opera will be in English and the permission forms are being sent home this week. The performance is October 10th at 10:15 am and the opportunity is also being offered to Drama and Chorus. This is a first come first served event because once we fill the seats in the theater we won’t be able to offer any more. Because of the numbers in our programs we will not be offering any other tickets to anyone outside of a student in our program. The tickets are $5 each and the money must be turned in with the permission form.

Class Supply Needs:
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Link: http://a.co/cssO3qR
Thank you so much for the continued purchases off of the wish list! We definitely do not need any more hand sanitizer! We are good for the year – thank you! We need a few more small things like post it notes, paper clips, and more mutes and rosin but we are in much better shape. Thank you!

Please make a note of an important date change!
Our fall concert was previously scheduled on October 19th but had to be changed due to the ESPN covered football game at Harrison on that day. It has been changed to October 12th at 7:00 pm in the Harrison Theater. That is an early release day so you will have extra time to do homework between class and the concert!

Paypal Payments:
If anyone would like to make any payments to the orchestra through Paypal, the easiest way to pay is by typing “Paypal.me/HHOB” into your internet browser. Please include the student’s name in the box that says “Write a note,” and DON’T click “paying for a good or service.” Otherwise you can always send in cash or check to HHOB.

Charms:
Please make sure to log in to charms and update your information – especially email address.
http://charmsoffice.com
Go to “Enter/Login”
Go to “Parents/Students/Members” and enter hhsorchestra
The password for your first login is your child’s lunch number and it will ask you to change it.
From there you can update personal info, see the calendar, and more.

Remind.com:
I use Remind.com to send updates about important class information. To sign up for Harrison Orchestra notifications, please visit https://www.remind.com/join/harrisono
You can choose to get the reminders as text messages or emails. I will continue to send weekly email updates, but this is in addition to those emails.

Here are some upcoming dates that are important:
Fall Concert – Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 pm

Instructional Plan:
This week we are focusing on the scales of our pieces and various warm-up exercises. We will continue rehearsing music for our first concert. We will also be discussing how the pieces relate to the Classical time period.

We have sectionals every Tuesday.
We will usually use the following rooms:
Violin I: Drama room
Violin II: Teacher dining hall
Viola: Orchestra purple room
Cello: Orchestra room
Bass: 514

If you reference the Standards document we will be focusing on these standards:
A, C, and D emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8

Week 7: Sept 11-15

School is closed on Monday and Tuesday, stay safe everyone! While you are home you can be using this time to practice for camp on Saturday!

I pray that everyone stays safe and for all those affected by this terrible storm. Cobb County is putting together a disaster relief plan and will let us know what we can do once this is over. I will communicate it to you in a few days.

Camp:
We have camp this Saturday at Harrison! The camp begins at 8 am and we will be finished around 4 pm. Everyone is required to attend camp. If you absolutely can’t be there then you must send a written excuse prior to camp from your parents and the make-up assignment will be to perform the concert pieces for the class next week. Lunch is provided for everyone at camp and no one is permitted to leave during camp, without a written excuse.

I am so excited to have UGA professors coming to camp to work with all of our orchestras. Mark Cedel, Symphony Conductor, Skip Taylor, Head of Music Education, Michael Heald, Violin professor, and Maggie Snyder, Viola professor, will all be here to lead sectionals or group rehearsal. We also have a few doctorate students coming to lead the rest of the sectionals. This is such a beneficial day for our students. I can’t explain enough how much they improve and learn just in an afternoon, and of course have a little fun too!

We need donations of drinks and snacks for camp. Please send in bottled water and individually packaged snacks with NO NUTS.

Uniforms:
Girls dresses should be here this week if FedEx is able to deliver them. If there is anything wrong with the uniform you received please let me know right away and send in the piece that is wrong. If you have not paid for your uniform please get that in so we can issue the uniform to you and you have enough time to get it hemmed before our October 12th concert.

Chamber Music Evening:
I am so proud of everyone that participated in this event! All of the groups did exactly what they were supposed to do, they were ready, professional, quiet, attentive, and sounded great! The people at the church were impressed with how helpful our students were, and how well behaved. Thank you for being so awesome!

Special shout out to Kaitlin VV and the tech crew. She did a great job on the slideshow and her whole team did a fantastic job assisting with lights and sound and set up. Again, thank you to Greyson C and stage crew for keeping the whole night running smoothly with set up changes and making sure each group was ready and in the right spot. We have never finished Chamber Music Evening early – kudos to all involved!

Thank you to all the parents that made the silent auction happen! You guys are amazing. Thank you to those that came and bid, got donations, helped with set up and clean up, everyone involved – thank you, thank you, thank you! I will send an update with how well it went as soon as we have a chance to close out everything.

Class Supply Needs:
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Link: http://a.co/cssO3qR
Thank you so much for the continued purchases off of the wish list! We definitely do not need any more hand sanitizer! We are good for the year – thank you! We need a few more small things like post it notes, paper clips, and more mutes and rosin but we are in much better shape. Thank you!

Please make a note of an important date change!
Our fall concert was previously scheduled on October 19th but had to be changed due to the ESPN covered football game at Harrison on that day. It has been changed to October 12th at 7:00 pm in the Harrison Theater. That is an early release day so you will have extra time to do homework between class and the concert!

Paypal Payments:
If anyone would like to make any payments to the orchestra through Paypal, the easiest way to pay is by typing “Paypal.me/HHOB” into your internet browser. Please include the student’s name in the box that says “Write a note,” and DON’T click “paying for a good or service.” Otherwise you can always send in cash or check to HHOB.

Charms:
Please make sure to log in to charms and update your information – especially email address.
http://charmsoffice.com
Go to “Enter/Login”
Go to “Parents/Students/Members” and enter hhsorchestra
The password for your first login is your child’s lunch number and it will ask you to change it.
From there you can update personal info, see the calendar, and more.

Remind.com:
I use Remind.com to send updates about important class information. To sign up for Harrison Orchestra notifications, please visit https://www.remind.com/join/harrisono
You can choose to get the reminders as text messages or emails. I will continue to send weekly email updates, but this is in addition to those emails.

Here are some upcoming dates that are important:
Fall Camp – Saturday, September 16th from 8-4
Fall Concert – Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 pm

Instructional Plan:
This week we are focusing on the scales of our pieces and various warm-up exercises. We will continue rehearsing music for our first concert and preparing for our camp on Saturday. We will also be discussing how the pieces relate to the Classical time period.

We have sectionals every Tuesday.
We will usually use the following rooms:
Violin I: Drama room
Violin II: Teacher dining hall
Viola: Orchestra purple room
Cello: Orchestra room
Bass: 514

If you reference the Standards document we will be focusing on these standards:
A, C, and D emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8

Week 6: Sept 5-8

Uniforms:
I was supposed to hand out the guys tuxes today and lost track of time talking to groups and did not. I will hand the uniforms out tomorrow, which means you probably won’t have time to get the pants hemmed. I’m very sorry. We will bring safety pins and make it work on Friday! Girls dresses have not come in yet so any freshmen that do not have a uniform yet will just need to wear black long pants and a nice black shirt (dress code). If you have not sent in payment for your uniform then you won’t receive it. You can pay via pay pal, or send in a check.

Chamber Music Evening Auditions:
Auditions went well last week. As I said in my earlier email, I hated to cut any groups and with more time I’m sure they all would have been able to perform. Group times were posted in class today.

Chamber Music Evening/Silent Auction tickets:
The tickets are $10. If you have not sold them, please turn them back in by Wednesday morning or your account will be charged since we will be counting those tickets for the dessert and tea/coffee.

Sibling Survey:
All the sibling sheets were handed out in class on Tuesday. If you did not get one we did not see your survey. Please fill it out ASAP.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KCN62FX

Class Supply Needs:
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Link: http://a.co/cssO3qR
Thank you so much for the continued purchases off of the wish list! We definitely do not need any more hand sanitizer! We are good for the year – thank you! We need a few more small things like post it notes, paper clips, and more mutes and rosin but we are in much better shape. Thank you!

Silent Auction:
We are really getting down to the wire here for donations for the auction. I have not had that many items turned in yet so we are getting a little nervous! Please help us out by talking to your contacts and getting some good donations!! Remind them it is tax deductible and give them the sheet with our id number on it!

Sponsorship Fundraiser:
We have a program printed every year with advertisements in it from local businesses. This is a 50/50 fundraiser where 50% of the sponsorship goes directly to your student account. The deadline for us to receive the ads is September 1st. We have forms available in the orchestra room for you to take to businesses.

Please make a note of an important date change!
Our fall concert was previously scheduled on October 19th but had to be changed due to the ESPN covered football game at Harrison on that day. It has been changed to October 12th at 7:00 pm in the Harrison Theater. That is an early release day so you will have extra time to do homework between class and the concert!

Paypal Payments:
If anyone would like to make any payments to the orchestra through Paypal, the easiest way to pay is by typing “Paypal.me/HHOB” into your internet browser. Please include the student’s name in the box that says “Write a note,” and DON’T click “paying for a good or service.” Otherwise you can always send in cash or check to HHOB.

Charms:
Please make sure to log in to charms and update your information – especially email address.
http://charmsoffice.com
Go to “Enter/Login”
Go to “Parents/Students/Members” and enter hhsorchestra
The password for your first login is your child’s lunch number and it will ask you to change it.
From there you can update personal info, see the calendar, and more.

Remind.com:
I use Remind.com to send updates about important class information. To sign up for Harrison Orchestra notifications, please visit https://www.remind.com/join/harrisono
You can choose to get the reminders as text messages or emails. I will continue to send weekly email updates, but this is in addition to those emails.

Here are some upcoming dates that are important:
Chamber Music Evening/Silent Auction – Friday, September 8th
Fall Camp – Saturday, September 16th from 8-4
Fall Concert – Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 pm

Instructional Plan:
This week we are focusing on the B Major scale and shifting warm-up exercises. We will continue rehearsing music for our first concert and break into small groups for Chamber Music Evening. We will also be discussing how the pieces relate to the Classical time period.

We have sectionals every Tuesday.
We will usually use the following rooms:
Violin I: Drama room
Violin II: Teacher dining hall
Viola: Orchestra purple room
Cello: Orchestra room
Bass: 514

If you reference the Standards document we will be focusing on these standards:
A emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 2g

Week 5: Aug 28-Sept 1

Chamber Music Evening Auditions:
Auditions for this event are Monday and Tuesday after school, Aug 28th and 29th. We have a panel of judges that will be evaluating each performance to determine if the group is ready to perform that evening on Sept. 8th. Mrs. Baddock will be grading each performance. Each group signed up for a time in class and they must perform for the judges if they are going to perform at the event.

Chamber Music Evening/Silent Auction tickets:
Tickets were handed out to all the students on Friday. We are asking that every family try to sell 5 tickets to the event. The tickets are $10. If you do not sell them, please turn them back in on Friday or your account will be charged since we will be counting those tickets for the dessert and tea/coffee we will be providing.

University Visitor:
On Tuesday, Aug 29th we have the professor of music from Valdosta State University coming to work with all the class. Howard Hsu is an excellent conductor and music educator and I am excited that he will be here to work with each group on our upcoming concert music.

Sibling Survey:
Every orchestra student needs to fill out the following survey so we can match you with an orchestra sibling! This is someone that we intend for you to get to know, write notes to, maybe buy small gifts for, and either be a mentor or have a mentor depending on what grade you are in. This was already due so if you have not done it – take it today!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KCN62FX

Class Supply Needs:
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Link: http://a.co/cssO3qR
Thank you so much for the continued purchases off of the wish list! We definitely do not need any more hand sanitizer! We are good for the year – thank you! We need a few more small things like post it notes, paper clips, and more mutes and rosin but we are in much better shape. Thank you!

Class Baskets:
We are very slowly getting items for the class baskets. Here is what we have that I know of:

Chamber: Atlanta United Basket

  • Black T-shirt and red T-shirt
  • Tervis tumbler with lid 24oz
  • Lanyard
  • Can cooler
  • Street sign

Classic: Stress Relief Basket

  • Nail salon gift card
  • Foaming hand soap
  • Candle
  • Essential oil bottle
  • Hand lotion

Concert: Nike Basket

We are asking that we get everything in by this Friday! Please let me know what you can get donated or contribute towards these baskets or just send it in! Thank you.

Silent Auction:
We are really getting down to the wire here for donations for the auction. I have not had that many items turned in yet so we are getting a little nervous! Please help us out by talking to your contacts and getting some good donations!! Remind them it is tax deductible and give them the sheet with our id number on it!

Uniforms:
Were ordered last week. Please send in your order form and payment if you ordered any uniform parts, they are due by September 1st.

Sponsorship Fundraiser:
We have a program printed every year with advertisements in it from local businesses. This is a 50/50 fundraiser where 50% of the sponsorship goes directly to your student account. The deadline for us to receive the ads is September 1st. We have forms available in the orchestra room for you to take to businesses.

Please make a note of an important date change!
Our fall concert was previously scheduled on October 19th but had to be changed due to the ESPN covered football game at Harrison on that day. It has been changed to October 12th at 7:00 pm in the Harrison Theater. That is an early release day so you will have extra time to do homework between class and the concert!

Here are some upcoming dates that are important:
New Tri-M Applications due – Friday, September 1st
Chamber Music Evening/Silent Auction – Friday, September 8th
Fall Camp – Saturday, September 16th from 8-4
Fall Concert – Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 pm

Instructional Plan:
This week we are focusing on the E Major scale and shifting warm-up exercises. We will continue rehearsing music for our first concert and break into small groups for Chamber Music Evening. We will also be discussing how the pieces relate to the Classical time period.

We have sectionals every Tuesday.
We will usually use the following rooms:
Violin I: Drama room
Violin II: Teacher dining hall
Viola: Orchestra purple room
Cello: Orchestra room
Bass: 514

If you reference the Standards document we will be focusing on these standards:
A emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 2g

Week 4: Aug 21-25

Sibling Survey:
Every orchestra student needs to fill out the following survey so we can match you with an orchestra sibling! This is someone that we intend for you to get to know, write notes to, maybe buy small gifts for, and either be a mentor or have a mentor depending on what grade you are in. Please take the time to answer honestly, and have this done by Thursday of this week, August 24th.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KCN62FX
Class Supply Needs:
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Link:
 http://a.co/cssO3qR
The above link is for the amazon wish list that I talked about at the parent meeting. The items on the list are things that we need either now or at some point during the year. If you have any of the items on the list and can send something in, great. It will keep us from spending booster club money on them so we can use that money for music, strings, and repairs and maybe not have to fundraise as much!
I am overwhelmed by the response to this list – thank you so much to those that have already purchased items for the program! Some of the items are just things that I haven’t spent money on because there are other “more important” things to purchase or we have just been borrowing items from other teachers or just making due with what we have or I just haven’t had time to go get them. I have been able to organize papers, hang things on walls that have just been on the floor, and just have supplies that we needed. It has been amazing – thank you!
These are cellos I received from Upbeat camp last year along with a picture that was part of our Silent Auction last year that I was finally able to hang up because of items purchased off of the wish list. Our paper is finally organized and not taking up the whole cabinet so we got rid of a rolling cart that was taking up space! Exciting stuff!!

         

Class Challenge:
Ends tonight at Midnight!!!
Our chamber night is coming up early this year on September 8th at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church and we need to keep our eyes peeled for any basket worthy items for the silent auction. The competition is for students to go to most places for donations.  All you have to do is send Katie a picture of you and an employee with a visible logo and say the class you’re in, and the class with the most participation gets a breakfast catered by Chick-fil-a! Please send these pictures to Katie Stevens at (678) 764-4643 or [email protected] or post it on Instagram and tag @hhsorchestra so we can keep up with competition progression. The competition ends tonight at midnight. There will also be awards to individual students with the most locations visited (regardless if the store or restaurant gives a donation because you are taking time out of your day to support our orchestra) so make sure you are sending in your pictures!

Class Baskets:
We are doing another class competition as well with baskets. Each class suggested themes for a basket and voted on them. We are asking that the classes get items for the baskets donated and the class whose basket sells for the most money will get a free food day in their class. The booster club will sponsor the food of their choice (ie. Ice-cream, Pizza, Chick-fil-A, etc…) and put the basket together. We just need you guys to get the items. Here are the themes for each class basket:

Chamber: Atlanta United Basket (Atlanta’s new professional soccer team)
Classic: Stress Relief Basket
Concert: Nike Basket
The students had some great ideas for what to ask companies for to put in the baskets so please talk to your child and take the form and ask for donations! We have only had 2 donations for the baskets so please make an effort to get some items donated for them!

Silent Auction:
We are really getting down to the wire here for donations for the auction. I have not had that many items turned in yet so we are getting a little nervous! Please help us out by talking to your contacts and getting some good donations!! Remind them it is tax deductible and give them the sheet with our id number on it!

Canned Food Drive:
Orchestra collected 125 cans for the canned food drive last week.

Uniforms:
Were ordered last week. Please send in your order form and payment if you ordered any uniform parts, they are due by September 1st.

Sponsorship Fundraiser:
We have a program printed every year with advertisements in it from local businesses. This is a 50/50 fundraiser where 50% of the sponsorship goes directly to your student account. The deadline for us to receive the ads is September 1st. We have forms available in the orchestra room for you to take to businesses.

Please make a note of an important date change!
Our fall concert was previously scheduled on October 19th but had to be changed due to the ESPN covered football game at Harrison on that day. It has been changed to October 12th at 7:00 pm in the Harrison Theater. That is an early release day so you will have extra time to do homework between class and the concert!

Here are some upcoming dates that are important:
Open House – Thursday, August 24th
New Tri-M Applications due – Friday, September 1st
Chamber Music Evening/Silent Auction – Friday, September 8th
Fall Camp – Saturday, September 16th from 8-4
Fall Concert – Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 pm

Instructional Plan:
This week we are focusing on the A Major scale and shifting warm-up exercises. We will continue rehearsing music for our first concert and break into small groups for Chamber Music Evening. We will also be discussing how the pieces relate to the Classical time period.
We have sectionals every Tuesday.
We will usually use the following rooms:
Violin I: Drama room
Violin II: Teacher dining hall
Viola: Orchestra purple room
Cello: Orchestra room
Bass: 514
If you reference the Standards document we will be focusing on these standards:
A and D emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9

Week 3: Aug 14-18

Class Challenge:
Our chamber night is coming up early this year on September 8th at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church and we need to keep our eyes peeled for any basket worthy items for the silent auction. The competition is for students to go to most places for donations.  All you have to do is send Katie a picture of you and an employee with a visible logo and say the class you’re in, and the class with the most participation gets a breakfast catered by Chick-fil-a! Please send these pictures to Katie Stevens at (678) 764-4643 or [email protected] or post it on Instagram and tag @hhsorchestra so we can keep up with competition progression. The competition ends next Monday at midnight. There will also be awards to individual students with the most locations visited (regardless if the store or restaurant gives a donation because you are taking time out of your day to support our orchestra) so make sure you are sending in your pictures!

Uniforms:
There are parents coming Monday, Aug 14th to size everyone for uniforms. They will be here during 3rd period. If you need a new uniform or any parts then please coming during your lunch if you are not in 3rd period orchestra.

Sponsorship Fundraiser:
We have a program printed every year with advertisements in it from local businesses. This is a 50/50 fundraiser where 50% of the sponsorship goes directly to your student account. The deadline for us to receive the ads is September 1st. We have forms available in the orchestra room for you to take to businesses.

Here are some upcoming dates that are important:
Open House – Thursday, August 24th
New Tri-M Applications due – Friday, September 1st
Chamber Music Evening/Silent Auction – Friday, September 8th
Fall Camp – Saturday, September 16th from 8-4
Fall Concert – Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 pm

Instructional Plan:
This week we are focusing on the D Major scale and shifting warm-up exercises. We will continue sight reading music and breaking into small groups for Chamber Music Evening.

We have sectionals every Tuesday.
We will usually use the following rooms:
Violin I: Drama room
Violin II: Teacher dining hall
Viola: Orchestra purple room
Cello: Orchestra room
Bass: 514
This week we will be using the sectional time for group work so our Chamber groups will break up and use the above rooms as well as the side rooms in the orchestra.

If you reference the Standards document we will be focusing on these standards:
A and D emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9

Week 2: Aug 6-10

 

We’ve made it to week 2 everyone!

This week we have our parent booster meeting on Thursday, Aug 10th at 7pm in the orchestra room. Please make sure a parent representative for each orchestra student is at the meeting. We will discuss many things including the budget, events for the year, uniforms, fundraisers, and more.

The Honor Orchestra registration deadline is Friday. Please go to the link below to sign up! All the information and audition materials are listed on the website.

District 12 Honor Symphony

Class Challenge:
Our chamber night is coming up early this year on September 8th at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church and we need to keep our eyes peeled for any basket worthy items for the silent auction. The competition is for students to go to most places for donations.  All you have to do is send Katie a picture of you and an employee with a visible logo and say the class you’re in, and the class with the most participation gets a breakfast catered by Chick-fil-a! Please send these pictures to Katie Stevens at (678) 764-4643 or [email protected] or post it on Instagram and tag @hhsorchestra so we can keep up with competition progression. The competition ends this Friday at midnight. There will also be awards to individual students with the most locations visited (regardless if the store or restaurant gives a donation because you are taking time out of your day to support our orchestra) so make sure you are sending in your pictures!

Sponsorship Fundraiser:
We have a program printed every year with advertisements in it from local businesses. This is a 50/50 fundraiser where 50% of the sponsorship goes directly to your student account. The deadline for us to receive the ads is September 1st. We have forms available in the orchestra room for you to take to businesses.

Here are some upcoming dates that are important:
All Parent Booster Meeting – Thursday, August 10th at 7:00 pm in the orchestra room. This is a required meeting for all parents of orchestra students.
Honor Orchestra Registration Deadline – Friday, August 11th
Open House – Thursday, August 24th
New Tri-M Applications due – Friday, September 1st
Chamber Music Evening/Silent Auction – Friday, September 8th
Fall Camp – Saturday, September 16th from 8-4
Fall Concert – Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 pm

Instructional Plan:
This week we are focusing on the G Major scale and shifting warm-up exercises. We will continue sight reading music and breaking into small groups for Chamber Music Evening.

We have sectionals every Tuesday starting this week, August 8th.
We will usually use the following rooms:
Violin I: Drama room
Violin II: Teacher dining hall
Viola: Orchestra purple room
Cello: Orchestra room
Bass: 514
This week we will be using the sectional time for group work so our Chamber groups will break up and use the above rooms as well as the side rooms in the orchestra.

If you reference the Standards document we will be focusing on these standards:
A emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 1, 2, and 3,