Good afternoon! Parents, I am enjoying orchestra class time VERY MUCH with your children. We have a fantastic concert planned in October. Here are a few items I'd like to draw to your attention:
I have updated the site with our concert dates. Our first concert is planned for Monday, October 10th in the Simle Auditorium, 7:30 PM. I have to fix the April date, so please do not put that one into your calendarPlease take time with your son or daughter to make sure he or she has the appropriate concert dress. If you have questions, please let me know.
P/T Conferences & the Schedule Conflict
Simle will be holding its conferences on Monday and Tuesday, October 17-18th, 4:30-8:10 PM. Unfortunately, I put together Legacy's orchestra concert on the 17th, before conferences were scheduled. Please note that I will be leaving conferences at 5:30 PM on Monday to prepare for the concert. If you would like to visit with me and Monday evening was the only time you could do so, please contact me and we will set up a date and time that works for you. You could also attend the concert at Legacy and then visit with me afterward if you like.
Middle Level Honors Orchestra
Information is provided in the link above, but I do want to stress that this is a wonderful audition opportunity for students. It is an auditioned ensemble that performs together in early February, and audition recordings will happen in late October or early November. I have material that I will be giving out to interested students this week. There is an option of signing up on the webpage, FYI, and from there I will start making contact to schedule auditions.
We are kicking off our fundraiser on Friday, September 23rd. This year we have chosen to sell cookie dough with Great American Fundraising. Students will come home with information packets on Friday this week.
Practice Packs and Practice
Practice packs containing our concert music have been given to students. I am changing the format slightly of the practice logs. These will be 2 weeks in length (handed out once a quarter), and goal-oriented rather than relying on minutes practiced. Practice goals will dovetail with playing assessments. I will be visiting with students about these and handing them out closer to the end of this week.
NYC Tour 2018
8th grade parents, you son or daughter has an opportunity to join next year's class at Legacy on an orchestra tour. Please click on the link above and I will be in contact about a parent information meeting near the end of September or early October.
If you have any questions, please let me know.