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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Reminder: No Classes on Wednesday, April 26

NO CLASSES ON WEDNESDAY, THIS WEEK. 

Practice up, and be ready to go Thursday night, at Prairie Middle School. Dress in concert black and white.  You all did well, and worked hard.  Find your hard parts, and make sure you practice going over the notes, and rhythms on those places.  Looking forward to our concert Thursday Night!

Arrive at Prairie at 6:30.  Concert begins at 7:00. Parents, as you sit in the bleachers, in the gym the string players are on your left side.  Band performers will be on your right hand side of the gym. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Week of April 24-27

2nd and 3rd year strings, will be accompanying the band on the Star Wars piece. If you are wanting to get in on that rehearsal WITH the band, arrive at Praire Middle School by 7:00 on Tuesday evening.  Then, 2nd years, you will need to wait til we are done with the beginners, before going over your pieces.  This should happen about 7:00 for the 2nd years.  3rd years are free to go home, or if you remember all that from last year, you are not required to go to the Tuesday night rehearsal 

EVERYONE HAS REGULAR CLASS ON MONDAY, APRIL 24.

DISTRICT REHEARSAL TUESDAY NIGHT beginners come by 6:30, 2nd years, @7:00. Beginners go to cafeteria across from gym. 2nd years, go in gym, find a place to play, and get in on Star Wars practice. We will take the beginners into the gym about 7:10. That part will be mainly, to hear and get a feeling for what you sound like, and where you will be in the gym, for the concert.  So, you will run through your pieces there, then the 2n years, will run through their other two pieces, after beginners are done.  I'm hoping to have everyone out of there by 7:45-ish. 

NO REGULAR CLASSES ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 26.

CONCERT @PRAIRE MIDDLE SCHOOL, THURSDAY APRIL 27, all students arrive by 6:30 PM, in concert black and white, and the concert will begin at 7:00, and be done around 8:00, or 8:15. 


Prairie Middle School: Remember, take Parker, to north on Peoria, then east on Pacific.  Drive ALL the way to BACK of school, and enter through back doors. Turn right to go into gym area. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Laredo Beginners

Hello, 

Concert season is upon us. We have class Wednesday, tomorrow, then Monday, as usual. 

Tuesday night, April 25, Rehearsal  at Prairie Middle School @ 6:30.  Address is: 12100 East Jewell Avenue.  Best way to get there, is to take Parker North to right on Peoria, to right on Pacific, ant take that clear down to the back of Prairie Middle School. Drive to back of Prairie Middle School, and enter through back doors. Turn right at first hallway, and left into cafeteria.  They should be done by 7:30, or shortly thereafter. 

Thursday Night, April 27,:  Concert At Prairie Middle School. Arrive at 6:30.Please have students dress in concert black and white. Concert will begin @ 7:00.  Concert should be done between 8:00, and 8:15.  They are playing the same music with other students in the east Cherry Creek District.  

These kids have been working hard! Most of their concert music, is using notes taught before winter break.  Please encourage them to go over their music, and do their best.  They will get a good feel for the flow of things at the district rehearsal on Tuesday evening
Pieces Are:
Dragonhunter
Fiddle Tune Trio
Mystic Caravan

No Class On Wednesday Evening,  the 25th. 

We will have one more week of class, reviewing book, and talking over next year options, ok, and a little party time too.  Last class will be Wednesday the 17th. 

For Band and Orchestra Parents,   
The last day of classes will be on May 17th. In place of our regular classes, we will be performing an informal mini-concert at the Trails West Elementary Arts Festival. 1st year band and orchestra will perform on the stage at 6:00 p.m. and 2nd year band and orchestra will perform on the stage at 7:00 p.m. Students need to meet on the stage 10 minutes prior to their performance time (5:50 p.m. for 1st years and 6:50 p.m. for 2ndyears). Parents must stay for the concert. Feel free to leave when the concert is over or stay and view the other performances. The address for Trails West Elementary is 5400 S. Waco St. Centennial, CO 80015.
Thanks for a great year!
Mr. Culp
Mrs. Jorgensen
Mrs. Langlotz

Thank you.  See you at practice!

(Please email me if April 27th out of question.  May 4 option available, at West Middle School. )

Fox Hollow Students First year

Hello, 

Concert season is upon us. We have class Wednesday, tomorrow, then Monday, as usual. 

Tuesday night, April 25, Rehearsal  at Prairie Middle School @ 6:30.  Address is: 12100 East Jewell Avenue.  Best way to get there, is to take Parker North to right on Peoria, to right on Pacific, ant take that clear down to the back of Prairie Middle School. Drive to back of Prairie Middle School, and enter through back doors. Turn right at first hallway, and left into cafeteria.  They should be done by 7:30, or shortly thereafter. 

Thursday Night, April 27,:  Concert At Prairie Middle School. Arrive at 6:30.Please have students dress in concert black and white. Concert will begin @ 7:00.  Concert should be done be tween 8:00, and 8:15.  They are playing the same music with other students in the east Cherry Creek District.  

Most of their concert music, is using notes taught before winter break.  Please encourage them to go over their music, and do their best.  They will get a good feel for the flow of things at the district rehearsal on Tuesday evening
Pieces Are:
Dragonhunter
Fiddle Tune Trio
Mystic Caravan

No Class On Wednesday Afternoon the 25th. 

This last suggestion is not required, but, if they want extra group practice, they are welcome to come to Laredo evening class, at Laredo middle school On Monday, April 24th, at 6:00.  If you do that, make sure to drive to back of school, and enter through back doors, and go down first hall to the right, to the end , last classroom on right. 

We then resume class and brush up on a few things, easy things from book, and play for the Fox Hollow Band and Orchestra and Choir night, on May 9.  They will need to arrive at 6:00.  Concert will begin at 6:30
Next morning, Wednesday, the 10th, they will play for school Assembly, at 9:00, so have thier instruments at the ready, in the library, as soon as they get to school, for tuning and placement.  

I will also put reminders on the blogspot:


We will have one more week of class, reviewing book, and talking over next year options, ok, and a little party time too.  Last class will be Wednesday the 17th. 


Thank you.  See you at practice!

(Please email me if April 27th out of question.  May 4 option available.)



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

NO LAREDO CLASSES TONIGHT MARCH 1 WEDNESDAY

NO ORCHESTRA CLASSES TONIGHT, At Laredo Middle School, due to teacher conferences.  Stay home tonight.   We did not have this on our master calendar.   My sincere apologies, though I do not know how this happened.  I will see you all Monday for regular classes.  Practice pieces we have gone over in class, and know your note names.  More later.  

NO THIRD YEAR STRINGS TONIGHT

SORRY, I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS.  NO ORCHESTRAS AT FOX HOLLOW TODAY.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Laredo Beginners

Practice up through page 26, the pieces we have been working on.  Ode to Joy is a great warm up piece.  Practice saying the notes aloud.  Don't write everything down.  Learn to memorize where that letter name lives on the staff, on you page.  Saying notes aloud is one of the best things you can do for yourself.  Writing helps, but becomes a crutch that doesnt help you break the code.  

Practice up to 22, if you can, in Dragonhunter.  Remember, no orchestra class this Monday, but I get to see you on Wednesday!  Practice up!  You're doing well!  If you are feeling behind in note reading, go back to page 18, and practice saying all the notes you are playing, aloud, as you play them.  You will be reading great in no time.  Flash cards, and note reading games on computer also can be helpful, but nothing like just looking at the page and saying those lettter names.  

See you Wednesday!