Section of the Week:
The sections of the week this week are Classic Violas, Chamber Violas and 1st Violins, and Concert Violas. Great job guys! Everyone work hard in sectionals on Tuesday and we will pick a new section of the week on Wednesday!
This week will be group performances for the class for a grade. The groups were randomly chosen and will have one or two people on a part. It’s always a good idea to try and rehearse together before the performance which will be this Thursday, February 15th.
Permission forms will be sent home after the break, but here are the times and what to expect for LGPE at McEachern on March 14th.
Classic and Concert Orchestras:
Load the instruments at 7:20 AM.
Leave Harrison at 7:30 AM.
Warm-up at McEachern at 8:15 AM.
Performance at 9:00 AM.
Sight Reading at 9:30 AM.
Watch Campbell High School at 10:15 AM.
Leave McEachern at 11:00 AM.
Arrive back to Harrison around 11:30 AM. (It is an early release day so the busses will be leaving right after that.)
Load the instruments at 11:45 AM.
Leave Harrison at 12:00 PM.
Eat lunch at McEachern (it will be ordered and paid for ahead of time) at 12:30 PM.
Watch Osborne High School at 1:15 PM.
Watch Kennesaw Mt at 2:00 PM.
Warm-up at 2:35 PM.
Performance at 3:30 PM.
Sight Reading at 4:15 PM.
Leave McEachern at 5:00 PM.
Arrive back to Harrison around 5:30 PM.
The top three nominees in each category are recognized at a formal event to be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Presidential Gym.
Polls close Friday, March 9th, so be sure to get those nominations in as soon as possible. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the student council sponsor at [email protected].
Use the Following Link to Nominate:
Most Outstanding Group Community Service
Most Outstanding Individual Volunteer
Most Outstanding Individual Athlete
Most Outstanding Group Athletic Performance
Most Outstanding Individual Artist
Most Outstanding Group Artistic Performance
Most Outstanding Individual Scholar
Most Outstanding Group Scholarship
Most Outstanding Coach/Director
Most Outstanding Sponsor/Advisor
KSU String Day: http://arts.kennesaw.edu/music/concerts-and-events/festivals-workshops.php
Class Supply Needs:
There are a few things on the supply list that we need like AAA batteries, instrument mutes, and foam board for our senior posers, etc…
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
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.
Please make sure to log in to charms and update your information – especially email address.
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.
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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.
Group Performances: Thurs. Feb 15
Concert: Tues. March 6, 7pm
LGPE: Wed. March 14
This semester we are focusing on learning melodic minor scales and we are on the c# melodic minor and it has four sharps. We are also focusing on posture and creating a good tone by utilizing open string warm ups and long slow tones as well as working on a vibrato exercises. We will be utilizing our technique book to also work on good warm-ups. We have chosen our music for LGPE and will continue to work on them and discuss the historical context of the pieces as well.
Chamber orchestra is working on the following pieces:
Holberg Suite Movement I
Charterhouse Suite Movement VI
Cycles of the Moon
Concert and Classic Orchestras are performing combined at LGPE and are working on the following pieces:
The Barber of Seville
Bowing technique focus: Slur and Hooked bowing.
We have sectionals every Tuesday.
We will usually use the following rooms:
Violin I: Drama room or theater
Violin II: Orchestra room
Viola: Band Mezzanine
Cello: Orchestra room
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