Week 6: Feb 12-16

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!

Group Performances:
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.

LGPE:
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.)

Chamber Orchestra:
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.

H.O.Y.A. Awards:
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:
https://goo.gl/forms/gwYEg8HnNa1Y7IXm1

Nomination Categories:
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 Opportunities:
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
Link: http://a.co/cssO3qR
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.

Upcoming Dates:
Group Performances: Thurs. Feb 15
Concert: Tues. March 6, 7pm
LGPE: Wed. March 14

Instructional Plan:
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
Furiant
Impact

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
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 5: Feb 5-9

Seating Assessment:
There are some students that were absent last week that still need to take their assessment. We will be finishing those up this week and start our seat rotations in class.

Camp:
Great job at camp everyone! Thank you so much to all of our parent volunteers for everything you donated and for the volunteers. The KSU professors and students had nothing but great things to say about our kids!

Section of the Week:
We started the section of the week a couple of weeks ago where each section plays something they worked on in sectionals on Tuesday for the class on Wednesday. Mr. Clymore and I then choose the section that played the best and they are the section of the week. (They get candy as well!) The first week it was a viola sweep – the violas won in every class! Last week the Classic and Chamber cellos won and then the 2nd violins won in Concert. Work hard in sectionals on Tuesday everyone and we will pick a new section of the week on Wednesday!

Group Performances:
Next week will be group performances for the class for a grade. The groups are 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 February 15th.

LGPE:
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.)

Chamber Orchestra:
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.

H.O.Y.A. Awards:
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:
https://goo.gl/forms/gwYEg8HnNa1Y7IXm1

Nomination Categories:
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 Opportunities:
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 AA batteries, pencils, foam board for our senior posers, etc… I would also really like to get a new American flag with a wall mount. The one we have has just been stuck into the white board and the wooden pole has been broken so it tends to fall down.

Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Link: http://a.co/cssO3qR
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.

Upcoming Dates:
Tri-M Meeting: Wed. Feb 7
Group Performances: Thurs. Feb 15
Concert: Tues. March 6, 7pm
LGPE: Wed. March 14

Instructional Plan:
This semester we are focusing on learning melodic minor scales and we are on the f# melodic minor and it has three 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
Furiant
Impact

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
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 4: Jan 29-Feb 2

Seating Assessment:
All classes have a seating performance test on Wednesday during class.
Classic/Concert:
Vln I:   Barber 99-129
Impact 60-68
Vln II: Barber 60-81
Impact 56-68
Vla:     Barber 60-81
Impact 53-68
Cello: Barber 60-77
Impact 17-32
Bass:   Barber 60-70
Impact 17-32
Chamber:
Vln I/Vln II/Vla: Holberg 17-55
Cello: Charterhouse 71-93
Bass: Charterhouse 42-49 and Holberg 42-54

Camp:
Camp is on February 3rd. We need some items donated so please click on the link below to sign up.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084fa8aa22aaf58-winter

Camp is from 9 am to around 3 pm. Everyone must be at the school in their designated place and ready to play at 9 am (that means get there before that to be ready!). Leadership must arrive by 8:15 to help set up. We will be performing an informal concert at 2:00 pm that everyone is invited to attend, and then after the performance all students are expected to clean up and then will be dismissed to go home.

H.O.Y.A. Awards:
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:
https://goo.gl/forms/gwYEg8HnNa1Y7IXm1

Nomination Categories:
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 Opportunities:
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 AA batteries, pencils, foam board for our senior posers, etc… I would also really like to get a new American flag with a wall mount. The one we have has just been stuck into the white board and the wooden pole has been broken so it tends to fall down.

Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Link: http://a.co/cssO3qR
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.

Upcoming Dates:
Seating test: Wed. Jan 31
Camp: Sat. Feb 3, 9am-3pm
Tri-M Meeting: Wed. Feb 7
Concert: Tues. March 6, 7pm

Instructional Plan:
This semester we are focusing on learning melodic minor scales and we are on the b melodic minor and it has two 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 excercise. 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
Furiant
Impact

Bowing technique focus: Staccato and tremolo.

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
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, 8 and 9 We are still trying to make up what we missed for snow days so we are focusing on more standards than usual for one week.

Week 3: Jan 22-26

Camp:
Camp is on February 3rd. We need some items donated so please click on the link below to sign up.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084fa8aa22aaf58-winter

Trip:
Unfortunately the trip to Branson, Missouri has been cancelled.

Calendar:
The calendar has been updated on Google and on the blog. The 8th grade concert changed from February to March 22nd. Please make note of that as it is a required event for all orchestra members. Make sure to check all dates and let me know of any conflicts at least a week before in writing (email is fine).

KSU Opportunities:
KSU String Day: http://arts.kennesaw.edu/music/concerts-and-events/festivals-workshops.php

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.

Instructional Plan:
This semester we are focusing on learning melodic minor scales and we are beginning with – a melodic minor. The e melodic minor is our next scale and has one sharp. We will go over that one again since we only had one day last week due to weather. We are also focusing on posture and creating a good tone by utilizing open string warm ups and long slow tones. 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.

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
Furiant
Impact

Bowing technique focus: Marcato and martele were week 2 so we will talk about those and add in Staccato and tremolo.

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
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 2: Jan 16-19

Booster Club meeting:
The booster meeting scheduled for January 16th has been cancelled due to weather.

Camp:
Camp is on February 3rd. We need some items donated so please click on the link below to sign up.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084fa8aa22aaf58-winter

Trip:
Unfortunately the trip to Branson, Missouri has been cancelled.

Calendar:
The calendar has been updated on Google and on the blog. The 8th grade concert changed from February to March 22nd. Please make note of that as it is a required event for all orchestra members. Make sure to check all dates and let me know of any conflicts at least a week before in writing (email is fine).

KSU Opportunities:
KSU String Day: http://arts.kennesaw.edu/music/concerts-and-events/festivals-workshops.php

Class Supply Needs:
Things continue to come in off the list – so thank you to those of you that are still able to purchase items! They have not had names on them so I can’t thank you personally, but I really appreciate you guys taking the time to purchase the items and send them to us.
Thank you again – we have enough tissues now and a laminator! There are only a few items left on the list!
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Link: http://a.co/cssO3qR
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.

Instructional Plan:
This semester we are focusing on learning melodic minor scales and we are beginning with – a melodic minor. The e melodic minor is our next scale and has one sharp. We are also focusing on posture and creating a good tone by utilizing open string warm ups and long slow tones. We have chosen our music for LGPE and have begun our preparations for it.

Bowing technique focus: Marcato and martele

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
Bass: 514

If you reference the Standards document we will be focusing on these standards:
A, and B emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 2 – c and f, 3 – a, b, c, d, and e

Week 1: Jan 8-12

All-State Orchestra Results:
Please join me in congratulating the following students that will be participating in All-State Orchestra in Athens. They have made it through a rigorous 2 step audition process and have been selected to perform. These students are Eunice K., Audrey T., and Sophie B. Great job you guys!

Branson Trip:
Please try to get your payments up to date on the trip since we are behind in sending in payments to the trip company. The next payment is due on January 16th.

1: $100.00 due 9/22/2017
2: $200.00 due 11/1/2017
3: $200.00 due 1/16/2018
4: $TBD    due 2/15/2018

Trip Cancellation Policy:
All Cancellations and changes in number of attendees must be made in writing, indicating reason of cancellation, dated and signed by the Group Leader. Upon receipt of written notification of changes in number of attendees (individual cancellations), or entire group cancellation, charges will be applied as follows:

119 – 90 days prior $50.00 per person cancellation fee
89 – 60 days prior $125.00 per person
59 – 45 days prior $250.00 per person
44 – 30 days prior $375.00 per person
Less than 30 days NO REFUNDS

Please Note: ALL admission tickets are issued as “Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable” by suppliers. Super Holiday Tours strongly suggest that ALL individuals in groups purchase additional traveler’s protection.

Calendar:
The calendar has been updated on Google and on the blog. The 8th grade concert changed from February to March 22nd. Please make note of that as it is a required event for all orchestra members. Make sure to check all dates and let me know of any conflicts at least a week before in writing (email is fine).

KSU Opportunities:
KSU String Day: http://arts.kennesaw.edu/music/concerts-and-events/festivals-workshops.php

Class Supply Needs:
Things continue to come in off the list – so thank you to those of you that are still able to purchase items! They have not had names on them so I can’t thank you personally, but I really appreciate you guys taking the time to purchase the items and send them to us.
Thank you again – we have enough tissues now and a laminator! There are only a few items left on the list!
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Link: http://a.co/cssO3qR
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.

Instructional Plan:
This semester we are focusing on learning melodic minor scales and we are beginning with – a melodic minor. A melodic minor is at the top of the circle of fifths and has no sharps or flats. We are also focusing on posture and creating a good tone by utilizing open string warm ups and long slow tones. We are doing some sight reading as well to choose our music for LGPE.

Bowing technique focus: Detache and legato

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
Bass: 514

If you reference the Standards document we will be focusing on these standards:
A, and B emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 2 – c and f, 3 – a, b, c, d, and e

Finals week! Dec 18-20

Winter Extravaganza:
Congrats on a wonderful concert everyone. Thank you so much to our volunteer parents for helping and to all the students for working hard!

Sponsoring a Family:
Thank you to everyone who donated to the family, we did get enough gifts for each child and some gift cards for the family. Thank you to those that checked back and donated more items so we met their needs!

Auditions for Spring Semester:
Auditions are today (Monday). We didn’t finish them all in class so we will be finishing them tomorrow.

Finals:
I can’t believe it is already finals time next week! Our review day is on Monday where you will receive a study guide. The final is multiple choice and is a culmination of everything we have learned this semester. It will have key signatures, time signatures, music history from our first concert, elements of music and various other questions. Classic and Chamber orchestra take their final on Tuesday and Concert orchestra’s is Wednesday.

Food day and gift exchange:
We are having a food day in each class on the day of finals and the students have elected to do a gift exchange. If you filled out a form to participate – don’t forget to bring your gift to the final!

Cobb County Performance Assessment:
Part of your assessment for the semester is a pre and post-test on a G Major scale. Everyone must complete the post-test on charms by the end of the semester. It is available now for you to complete in charms called Post-Test G Major Scale.

KSU Opportunities:
KSU String Day: http://arts.kennesaw.edu/music/concerts-and-events/festivals-workshops.php

Class Supply Needs:
Things continue to come in off the list – so thank you to those of you that are still able to purchase items! They have not had names on them so I can’t thank you personally, but I really appreciate you guys taking the time to purchase the items and send them to us.
Thank you again – we have enough tissues now and a laminator! There are only a few items left on the list!
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Link: http://a.co/cssO3qR
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.

Instructional Plan:
Final review and final exam!

 

Week 18: Dec 11-15

Winter Extravaganza:
This year the Extravaganza is located at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church on Friday, December 15th. The Art Show begins at 6:30 and the concert at 7:00. It is in collaboration with Chorus, Art, and Drama. Tickets will be sold in advance and are $5 pre-sale and $7 at the door. They will be available during lunches. Checks can be made payable to HOB. They will be available starting next week. Call time for the concert will be 4:15 at Burnt Hickory but you do not have to be concert dressed at that time. We will post the sound check schedule so you will know when you need to be dressed in your formal uniform.

Winter Extravaganza Rehearsal:
The rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th and is required. This is the one and only time we will be able to rehearse with chorus. We will begin promptly in the orchestra room at your designated time.
Concert orchestra begins at 3:45.
Classic orchestra begins at 4:30.
Chamber orchestra begins at 5:15.
BE ON TIME!

Sponsoring a Family:
The family we are sponsoring has 3 children and we have assigned each child to a class. The Chamber orchestra is buying for a 6 year old boy, the Classic orchestra is buying for a 7 year old girl, and the Concert orchestra is buying for a 9 year old girl. We have been asked to only provide 4 gifts per child for the family we are sponsoring. They have all requested learning games, coats, and shoes.
Since we can only collect 4 gifts each we are also going to collect gift cards for the family. They can be from places like Target, Walmart, Kroger, Publix, AMC, etc…
Also, our counseling department has identified some needy students at Harrison. We will be collecting gift cards for those students as well so that we can have more of you participate that want to.
Children’s sizes:
Concert Orchestra: 9 year old girl – Shirt 10, Pants 10, Shoe 3, Coat 10.
Classic Orchestra: 7 year old girl – Shirt 10, Pants 10, Shoe 2, Coat 10.
Chamber Orchestra: 6 year old boy – Shirt 8, Pants 8, Shoe 13, Coat 8.

Seating Assessment:
The results from the seating assessment are posted. Those that have not yet taken their test will make it up in class when we return. Solo auditions for chamber will also be when we return.

Finals:
I can’t believe it is already finals time next week! Our review day is on Monday where you will receive a study guide. The final is multiple choice and is a culmination of everything we have learned this semester. It will have key signatures, time signatures, music history from our first concert, elements of music and various other questions.

Cobb County Performance Assessment:
Part of your assessment for the semester is a pre and post-test on a G Major scale. Everyone must complete the post-test on charms by the end of the semester. It is available now for you to complete in charms called Post-Test G Major Scale.

KSU Opportunities:
KSU String Day: http://arts.kennesaw.edu/music/concerts-and-events/festivals-workshops.php

Community Service Opportunities:
Vaughan Elementary Breakfast with Santa
We have been asked to send groups to this breakfast on Saturday from 8am to 11am. This has been rescheduled to December 16th. There are three different shifts to sign up for 8-9, 9-10, and 10-11. The sign-up sheet is on the board in the orchestra room and anyone can sign up. There are holiday books available with music for string quartet or quintet. 

Dashing through the Square on Saturday, Dec. 16th 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 help run hydration stations, set up, start and finish line, food stations as well as the Rudolph run for kids. The time volunteers are needed is 6 am to 11 am at the Marietta Square.

She needs the name of the volunteers as soon as possible so please let me know if you can help.

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 put you in touch with her.

Class Supply Needs:
Things continue to come in off the list – so thank you to those of you that are still able to purchase items! They have not had names on them so I can’t thank you personally, but I really appreciate you guys taking the time to purchase the items and send them to us.
Thank you again – we have enough tissues now and a laminator! There are only a few items left on the list!
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Link: http://a.co/cssO3qR
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.

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 Winter Extravaganza for this Friday!

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 17: Dec 4-8

Winter Extravaganza:
This year the Extravaganza is located at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church on Friday, December 15th. The Art Show begins at 6:30 and the concert at 7:00. It is in collaboration with Chorus, Art, and Drama. Tickets will be sold in advance and are $5 pre-sale and $7 at the door. They will be available during lunches and from me if you want to send in the payment and I will send the tickets home with your child. Checks can be made payable to HHOB. They will be available starting next week. Call time for the concert will be 4:15 at Burnt Hickory but you do not have to be concert dressed at that time. We will post the sound check schedule so you will know when you need to be dressed in your formal uniform.

Winter Extravaganza Rehearsal:
The rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th and is required. This is the one and only time we will be able to rehearse with chorus.
Concert orchestra begins at 3:45.
Classic orchestra begins at 4:30.
Chamber orchestra begins at 5:15.
BE ON TIME!

Donations needed:
I would like us to put together a nice K-cup basket to give to Burnt Hickory to replace the ones that were stolen during our last concert. They are very gracious to continue letting us use their facilities and we want to make sure and replace what was taken and let them know that it won’t happen again. If you could please send in a box of K-cup coffee that would be great.
I will be taking the donations on Wednesday at 2pm so please send in the donations by class on Wednesday. Thank you!

Sponsoring a Family:
The family we are sponsoring has 3 children and we have assigned each child to a class. The Chamber orchestra is buying for a 6 year old boy, the Classic orchestra is buying for a 7 year old girl, and the Concert orchestra is buying for a 9 year old girl. We have been asked to only provide 4 gifts per child for the family we are sponsoring. They have all requested learning games, coats, and shoes. (I have their sizes but I left them at school – I’ll send tomorrow)
Since we can only collect 4 gifts each we are also going to collect gift cards for the family. They can be from places like Target, Walmart, Kroger, Publix, AMC, etc…
Also, our counseling department has identified some needy students at Harrison. We will be collecting gift cards for those students as well so that we can have more of you participate that want to.

Seating Assessment:
The playing test is on Wednesday during class and will determine the seating for the Winter Extravaganza concert.

KSU Opportunities:
KSU String Day: http://arts.kennesaw.edu/music/concerts-and-events/festivals-workshops.php

Community Service Opportunities:
Vaughan Elementary Breakfast with Santa
We have been asked to send groups to this breakfast on Saturday from 8am to 11am. There are three different shifts to sign up for 8-9, 9-10, and 10-11. The sign-up sheet is on the board in the orchestra room and anyone can sign up. There are holiday books available with music for string quartet or quintet. 

Dashing through the Square on Saturday, Dec. 16th 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 help run hydration stations, set up, start and finish line, food stations as well as the Rudolph run for kids. The time volunteers are needed is 6 am to 11 am at the Marietta Square.

She needs the name of the volunteers as soon as possible so please let me know if you can help.

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 put you in touch with her.

Class Supply Needs:
Things continue to come in off the list – so thank you to those of you that are still able to purchase items! They have not had names on them so I can’t thank you personally, but I really appreciate you guys taking the time to purchase the items and send them to us.
We do still need a laminator and a couple more scotch tape dispensers and refills. We are also going through tissues very rapidly so we will need those soon! (Everyone take your vitamins and stay healthy! 🙂
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Link: http://a.co/cssO3qR
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.

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 Winter Extravaganza.

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