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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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