Week 14: Apr 23-27

Special Needs Baseball:
Thanks to all that volunteered on Saturday!

Going away party:
I was asked to share this:
Hi my name is Hannah McClung, I am a Harrison Orchestra alumni that graduated in 2016. My fellow alumni Lucy Barrett and I are throwing Mrs. Baddock a party to celebrate her 10 amazing years at Harrison! We are having it on Saturday May 5 from 2:00-5:00 pm in the orchestra room. This is a drop in event, feel free to stop in and celebrate Mrs. B and wish her well at North Cobb Christian! All current students, alumni and parents are invited to come party. Cake and drinks will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Leadership campaigns:
This week we are campaigning for leadership positions for next year. Make sure to send me a paragraph about what position you want to try for and why you would do a good job in that position. You can then give me a PowerPoint or video to play for the other classes or you can talk to your teachers about coming to campaign yourself in the other classes. We will vote for leadership next week and we will announce the winners at the banquet.

Senior Showcase Concert:
Our concert is next Thursday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm. We have each class performing as well as some of our talented seniors doing solos. This will be a fun concert and of course my last one at Harrison. L I hope you all make plans to attend!

Senior Survey:
Seniors – it’s time to take your survey for the banquet! Please have it completed by April 27th.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7GYVGH3

Senior pictures:
The posters are at the place where they need to start putting pictures on them. Please send in the poster pictures asap. We need about 10 pictures to place on the poster. If you don’t want to send in actual pictures you can email them to me and we will print them. They will be glued onto the poster so if you don’t want them used – don’t send them. Please make sure they are marked with the senior’s name on the pictures. These posters are theirs to keep after the banquet.

I also need an electronic copy of a senior picture and a baby picture. (I can scan them if you only have prints).

Section of the Week:
Great job to the following sections for winning section of the week last week: Classic 1st Violins, Chamber 1st Violins, and Concert Cellos!

Class Supply Needs:
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Hey guys, we have some cool stuff planned for our last concert but we need some items that are on the list. Please consider purchasing these for us! We also need a music stamp. We use it to stamp new music so that it hopefully has less chance of getting lost.
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:
Senior pictures due asap!
Senior survey due April 27th
Tri-M Recital (required if you are a Tri-M member) – location Mt. Paran Christian School – May 1st 7:00
Final concert and senior showcase – May 3rd 7:00 pm
Special Needs Baseball, May 5th 10:15 am
Awards Banquet – Burnt Hickory Baptist Church – May 11th

Instructional Plan:
This semester we are focusing on learning melodic minor scales, and this week’s scale is c minor. We are rehearsing music for our last concert this week.

Classic orchestra is performing:
The Incredibles
The Avengers

Chamber orchestra is performing:
Music from Ratatouille
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Concert is performing:
Brandenburg
Game of Thrones

We have sectionals every Tuesday.
We will usually use the following rooms:
Violin I: Drama room or theater
Violin II: Band back classroom
Viola: Band Mezzanine
Cello: Orchestra purple room
Bass: Orchestra room

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

Week 13: April 16-20

Special Needs Baseball:
We have the opportunity to team up with the Horizon League Special Needs team twice this semester. The first game is this Saturday, April 21st at 10:15 am and the next game is May 5th at 10:15 am. Location: Horizon Field, 4000 South Main Street, Acworth 30101
There are sign-up sheets in the orchestra room and we need more people for both games.

Senior Survey:
Seniors – it’s time to take your survey for the banquet! Please have it completed by April 27th.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7GYVGH3

Senior pictures:
The posters are at the place where they need to start putting pictures on them. Please send in the poster pictures asap. We need about 10 pictures to place on the poster. If you don’t want to send in actual pictures you can email them to me and we will print them. They will be glued onto the poster so if you don’t want them used – don’t send them. Please make sure they are marked with the senior’s name on the pictures. These posters are theirs to keep after the banquet.

I also need an electronic copy of a senior picture and a baby picture. (I can scan them if you only have prints).

Section of the Week:
Great job to the following sections for winning section of the week last week: Classic Cellos, Chamber Basses, and Concert Violas!

Class Supply Needs:
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Our music stamp just broke and I have added one on Amazon. We use it to stamp new music so that it hopefully has less chance of getting lost. J
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:
Senior pictures due asap!
Special Needs Baseball, Apr 21 10:15 am
Senior survey due April 27th
Tri-M Recital (required if you are a Tri-M member) – location Mt. Paran Christian School – May 1st 7:00
Final concert and senior showcase – May 3rd 7:00 pm
Special Needs Baseball, May 5th 10:15 am
Awards Banquet – Burnt Hickory Baptist Church – May 11th

Instructional Plan:
This semester we are focusing on learning melodic minor scales, and this week’s scale is c minor. We are rehearsing music for our last concert this week.

Classic orchestra is performing:
The Incredibles
The Avengers

Chamber orchestra is performing:
Music from Ratatouille
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Concert is performing:
Brandenburg
Game of Thrones

We have sectionals every Tuesday.
We will usually use the following rooms:
Violin I: Drama room or theater
Violin II: Band back classroom
Viola: Band Mezzanine
Cello: Orchestra purple room
Bass: Orchestra room

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

Week 12: April 9-13

Senior Survey:
Seniors – it’s time to take your survey for the banquet! Please have it completed by April 27th.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7GYVGH3

Senior pictures:
The posters are at the place where they need to start putting pictures on them. Please send in the poster pictures asap. We need about 10 pictures to place on the poster. If you don’t want to send in actual pictures you can email them to me and we will print them. They will be glued onto the poster so if you don’t want them used – don’t send them. Please make sure they are marked with the senior’s name on the pictures. These posters are theirs to keep after the banquet.

I also need an electronic copy of a senior picture and a baby picture. (I can scan them if you only have prints).

Section of the Week:
Great job to the following sections for winning section of the week before the break: Classic Violas, Chamber Violas, and Concert Basses!

Booster Board Meeting:
Our next board meeting is Tuesday, April 10th at 7 pm in the orchestra room.

Special Needs Baseball:
We have the opportunity to team up with the Horizon League Special Needs team twice this semester. The first game is April 21st at 10:15 am and the next game is May 5th at 10:15 am. Location: Horizon Field, 4000 South Main Street, Acworth 30101
There are sign-up sheets in the orchestra room and we need more people for both games.

Class Supply Needs:
Harrison Orchestra’s List on Amazon.com
Our music stamp just broke and I have added one on Amazon. We use it to stamp new music so that it hopefully has less chance of getting lost. J
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:
Senior pictures due asap!
Board Meeting, Apr 10th 7 pm
Special Needs Baseball, Apr 21 10:15 am
Senior survey due April 27th
Tri-M Recital (required if you are a Tri-M member) – location Mt. Paran Christian School – May 1st 7:00
Final concert and senior showcase – May 3rd 7:00 pm
Special Needs Baseball, May 5th 10:15 am
Awards Banquet – Burnt Hickory Baptist Church – May 11th
Instructional Plan:
This semester we are focusing on learning melodic minor scales, and this week’s scale is f minor. We are choosing music for our last concert this week.

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: Band room

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

Week 11: Mar 26-30

Section of the Week:
Great job to the following sections for winning section of the week last week: Classic Basses, Chamber Violas, and Concert Basses!

6th grade Jamboree:
This concert is coming up on Tuesday, March 27th, and it is not a required event. I will need students to sign up and help and wear their informal uniform if they are helping but we will just be setting up and cleaning up, not performing. Students receive orchestra letter points for helping the whole time.

Senior pictures:
The posters are at the place where they need to start putting pictures on them. Please send in the poster pictures asap.

I need an electronic copy of a senior picture and a baby picture. (I can scan them if you only have prints) We also need about 10 additional pictures to place on the poster. If you don’t want to send in actual pictures you can email them to me and we will print them. They will be glued onto the poster so if you don’t want them used – don’t send them. Please make sure they are marked with the senior’s name on the pictures. These posters are theirs to keep after the banquet.

Class Supply Needs:
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:
6th Grade Jamboree: Tues. March 27th

Instructional Plan:
This semester we are focusing on learning melodic minor scales, and this week’s scale is b flat minor. We are beginning to choose music for our last concert this week.

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: Band room

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

Week 10: Mar 19-23

LGPE:
Great job everyone on a successful and superior festival! Thank you to all the parents for being flexible and helping out and to those of you that came and watched our performances. The judges’ comments were very positive and helpful and the scores were really good! Thanks everyone for your hard work, even though it was at the last minute for a lot of  you!

8th grade concert:
This concert is coming up on Thursday!! With all the preparation for LGPE I have not been talking about this much, and I apologize. Every Harrison orchestra student is expected to be at this concert. It is our only recruiting event of the year and it is a side-by-side concert, meaning the 8th graders come and sit and perform beside our high school students. It is a lot of fun, we play fun pieces, games, and eat pizza. J We usually also serve cookies and canned/bottled drinks but I neglected to ask you to bring them. If anyone has a chance to send in cookies or drinks by Thursday at 5pm that would be awesome. The attire is our informal uniform (navy orchestra polo and khaki pants).

Section of the Week:
We didn’t have sectionals last week because of LGPE so we will choose different sections of the week on Wednesday.

6th grade Jamboree:
This concert is coming up on Tuesday, March 27th, and it is not a required event. I will need students to sign up and help and wear their informal uniform if they are helping but we will just be setting up and cleaning up, not performing. Students receive orchestra letter points for helping the whole time.

Senior pictures:
The leadership students are beginning to collect information and pictures to start the senior posters for the awards banquet.

Seniors please start collecting pictures to send in. I need an electronic copy of a senior picture and a baby picture. (I can scan them if you only have prints) We also need about 10 additional pictures to place on the poster. If you don’t want to send in actual pictures you can email them to me and we will print them. They will be glued onto the poster so if you don’t want them used – don’t send them. Please make sure they are marked with the senior’s name on the pictures. These posters are theirs to keep after the banquet.

Class Supply Needs:
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:
8th Grade Concert: Thurs. March 22nd
6th Grade Jamboree: Tues. March 27th

Instructional Plan:
This semester we are focusing on learning melodic minor scales, and this week’s scale is e flat minor. We are preparing for our 8th grade concert and every class is working on the same pieces since this is a side-by-side concert with our feeder middle schools.

The pieces we are working on are: Pirates of the Caribbean, Phantom of the Opera, Firework, and a few throwback 6th grade pieces.

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 C emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 2, 3, 6 and 7

Week 9: Mar 12-16

LGPE:
It is this week!!!!!!! There are several students that have not turned in their medical permission form or their LGPE permission form. I have to have these forms from everyone in order for you to ride the bus with us. I have handed out more this week – turn them in by Tuesday, March 13th!! We still need help with parent drivers. Here are the times and what to expect for LGPE at McEachern on March 14th.
Classic and Concert Orchestras:
Load the instruments at 7:15 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 CFA at McEachern at 12:30 PM. (If you have not turned in your $8 please do so into the black box.)
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.

Section of the Week:
The sections of the week this week are Classic Violas, in Chamber it was a tie with all sections, and Concert was a tie between 2nd violins and cellos. Great job guys! We don’t have sectionals this week because of LGPE.

Senior pictures and supplies needed:
The leadership students are beginning to collect information and pictures to start the senior posters for the awards banquet.

Seniors please start collecting pictures to send in. I need an electronic copy of a senior picture and a baby picture. (I can scan them if you only have prints) We also need about 10 additional pictures to place on the poster. If you don’t want to send in actual pictures you can email them to me and we will print them. They will be glued onto the poster so if you don’t want them used – don’t send them. Please make sure they are marked with the senior’s name on the pictures. These posters are theirs to keep after the banquet.

Class Supply Needs:
We desperately need a few things from the wish list before LGPE. Our rock stops for cello and bass players keep disappearing. Please help me to keep track of these things, but we definitely do not have enough for LGPE or our concert next week. We also need mutes for our cello and bass players and our extra shoulder rests for the school violins and violas are disappearing as well. I have added all of those to the wish list this week.

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:
LGPE: Wed. March 14
8th Grade Concert: Thurs. March 22nd
6th Grade Jamboree: Tues. March 27th

Instructional Plan:
This semester we are focusing on learning melodic minor scales but this week we are focusing on the scales of our pieces. 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: Spiccato and Brushed Spiccato bowing.

We have sectionals every Tuesday. (except for this week because of LGPE)
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 C emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 2, 3, 6 and 7

Week 8: Mar 5-9

Pre-LGPE Concert and pictures:
Our concert is, Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00 pm. There is no charge for the concert and we are performing the pieces that we will be performing at LGPE the following week for our evaluation.

We will also be taking pictures before the concert starting during 4th period for those of you that have minimum day. Everyone else come right after school and get dressed in your formal uniform as quickly as possible and come get in line to take the formal picture for our wall composite. You can purchase packages through Lifetouch as well, and they will send the proofs shortly.

Section of the Week:
The sections of the week this week are Classic 2nd violins, Chamber Violas, and Concert Cellos. Great job guys! Everyone work hard in sectionals on Thursday this week and we will pick a new section of the week on Friday!

LGPE:
Permission forms were sent home and we still need help with parent drivers. Here are the times and what to expect for LGPE at McEachern on March 14th.
Classic and Concert Orchestras:
Load the instruments at 7:15 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 CFA at McEachern at 12:30 PM. (If you have not turned in your $8 please do so into the black box.)
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.

Senior pictures and supplies needed:
The leadership students are beginning to collect information and pictures to start the senior posters for the awards banquet.

Seniors please start collecting pictures to send in. I need an electronic copy of a senior picture and a baby picture. (I can scan them if you only have prints) We also need about 10 additional pictures to place on the poster. If you don’t want to send in actual pictures you can email them to me and we will print them. They will be glued onto the poster so if you don’t want them used – don’t send them. Please make sure they are marked with the senior’s name on the pictures. These posters are theirs to keep after the banquet.

Class Supply Needs:
We desperately need a few things from the wish list before LGPE. Our rock stops for cello and bass players keep disappearing. Please help me to keep track of these things, but we definitely do not have enough for LGPE or our concert next week. We also need mutes for our cello and bass players and our extra shoulder rests for the school violins and violas are disappearing as well. I have added all of those to the wish list this week.

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

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

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:
Concert: Tues. March 6, 7pm
LGPE: Wed. March 14
8th Grade Concert: Thurs. March 22nd
6th Grade Jamboree: Tues. March 27th

Instructional Plan:
This semester we are focusing on learning melodic minor scales but this week we are focusing on the scales of our pieces. 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: Spiccato and Brushed Spiccato bowing.

We have sectionals every Tuesday. (This week it is Thursday)
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 C emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 2, 3, 6 and 7

Week 7: Feb 26- Mar 2

Pre-LGPE Concert and pictures:
Our concert is next week, Tuesday, March 6th at 7:00 pm. There is no charge for the concert and we are performing the pieces that we will be performing at LGPE the following week for our evaluation.

We will also be taking pictures before the concert starting during 4th period for those of you that have minimum day. Everyone else come right after school and get dressed in your formal uniform as quickly as possible and come get in line to take the formal picture for our wall composite. You can purchase packages through Lifetouch as well.

Classic and Concert Rehearsals:
These two rehearsals are on stage in the theater and it is extremely important that everyone is there so we can figure out how we will be set up on stage. The first rehearsal is TOMORROW!!

Tuesday, February 27th from 3:35 to 4:30
Monday, March 5th from 3:35 to 5

Chamber continues to rehearse every Wednesday after school for an hour.

Section of the Week:
The sections of the week this week are Classic Basses, Chamber Violas, 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:
If you received a zero for the critique in class before the break, make sure you turn that in so that zero can be replaced.

LGPE:
Permission forms will be sent home soon, 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.

Senior pictures and supplies needed:
The leadership students are beginning to collect information and pictures to start the senior posters for the awards banquet. We need some foam boards to do this, and I have some on the amazon wish list but I have been told they are cheaper at the dollar store!

Seniors please start collecting pictures to send in. I need an electronic copy of a senior picture and a baby picture. (I can scan them if you only have prints) We also need about 10 additional pictures to place on the poster. If you don’t want to send in actual pictures you can email them to me and we will print them. They will be glued onto the poster so if you don’t want them used – don’t send them. Please make sure they are marked with the senior’s name on the pictures. These posters are theirs to keep after the banquet.

Class Supply Needs:
We desperately need a few things from the wish list before LGPE. Our rock stops for cello and bass players keep disappearing. Please help me to keep track of these things, but we definitely do not have enough for LGPE or our concert next week. We also need mutes for our cello and bass players and our extra shoulder rests for the school violins and violas are disappearing as well. I have added all of those to the wish list this week.

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

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

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:
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 g# melodic minor and it has five 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: Spiccato and Brushed Spiccato 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 C emphasizing MHSIO, MHSAO, and MHSMO: 2, 3, 6 and 8

 

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