Music we are learning:
1. Can Can (Beginner)
2. Classic Bits and Pieces
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3. Cellos Ole! (pay attention to pizz. markings (pluck strings) and arco (play with bow.
Tempo is faster at measure 31!!
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4. Boogie Blues
ORCHESTRA (STRINGS ONLY) - Grades 3, 4, 5
Students are invited to play in the string orchestra once they are able to read all notes in the D Major scale and understand quarter note and half note rhythms (page 19 in lesson book). Students who don't take lessons during the school day but study with a private teacher are encouraged to join us as well! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like your child to play in the orchestra!!
It is important to practice the music during lessons before we begin rehearsing on Fridays before school. While the first few weeks will be separate orchestra rehearsals by school, we will combine the orchestra (both schools) every Friday AM in April.
The Spring Concert dress rehearsal/assembly is at the high school Monday, May 22nd from 8:15-10:00 a.m. and
Concert for parents on Tuesday, May 23rd @ 7:00 PM (Strings report 6:15, Band reports 6:30)
AUDITIONS FOR ORCHESTRA!!!!! Please practice "Classic Bits and Pieces" for your audition. We will have auditions during the week of March 6-10. Why are we having auditions? Many students are not practicing their parts, and it helps for me to determine who is more fluent playing on D and A, and which students can play on all 4 strings.
Attend rehearsals in March ONLY if you have completed "Can Can" and parts of "Classic Bits and Pieces"
Always come at your assigned lesson time.
EHB Rehearsal Friday, March 3 - Bryan School students only 7:45 arrival to tune. Rehearse 7:50-8:20 AM
MMS Rehearsal Friday, March 10 - Merritt School students only 7:45 arrival to tune. Rehearse 7:50-8:20 AM
PART ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE POSTED HERE - If your child was offered a chance to try Violin 1 but did not practice in advance, I placed them on Violin 2 (Classic Bits and Pieces)