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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Last Classes Tomorrow May 23

All classes for orchestra in session tomorrow.
Bravo! Bravo! Bravosimo!  You did wonderful at your concerts!  Soooo proud of you all, who came and played.  Thank you so much.  I have loved being your orchestra teacher this year!

Two things.  

1) Bring your instruments to class.  I want to give overviews of what you can do over summer. 
2) Feel free to bring cookies or treats.  Closed drinks, such as Capri Suns, etc. are fine too!  We will do some celebrating towards the end of class.  

Then you are done for the summer.  I hope you all find ways to make music this summer, whether studying with a private teacher, or playing on your own, or getting together and playing your instrument with/for friends!

Ok, see you tomorrow!!!


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Today, 2nd and 3rd years to Prairie

Yay! Bravo!  Good job!  We will see you 2nd and third years again tonight at Prairie Middle School.  Be there at 6:30 PM tonight.  Same concert attire.  Same, all, mostly same.  Third years, we will make it so you are seated and playing your pieces tonight.  That was just too crowded.  

Second years, we need to tweak the seating a bit, so be sure to give a heads up to where you and your stand partners are needing to be seated.  Looking forward to doing it again!  Please let me know, if you are not available tonight.

Ok, and remember, last class is next Monday, May 23rd.  Feel free to bring covered drinks, and or cookies, or veggie snacks etc.  Please bring your instruments too.  We will be talking also, about what you are doing next year instrument wise, and what you have learned this year. 


Psssst!  Just a reminder, to drive around to the back of the school to access the back double doors.  Do not enter through the front.  Park on Southeast side of the school. Thanks!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bravo!

Thank you all orchestras, who played at the concert tonight.  We were all very proud of you!
Beginners, you are done, until last class on Monday.  Feel free to bring refreshemets to share, but bring your instruments too!


2nd and 3rd year strings.  You are scheduled to play at Prairie Middle School concert tomorrow night.  Please arrive by 6:30. The concert begins at 7:00.  If you can't be there, I sure need to know. Very proud of you tonight.  See you tomorrow!

Monday, May 16, 2016

TODAY, MONDAY MAY 16 SCHEDULE

FOX HOLLOW BEGINNERS: no afternoon class at Fox Hollow.  Show up at Laredo Middle School at 6:30. Drive around to back of school, and enter in through double doors.  Take 1st hallway to right, then go to last classroom on right. We will practice in orchestra room, and then in gym.  Done by 7:30 or a little after.

THIRD YEAR STRINGS; No afternoon class at Fox Hollow: Show up at Laredo Middle School by 7:00. Please unpack outside of orchestra room, and receive directions from there.  You will be practicing both your own pieces, and Americana and Star Wars with others.

LAREDO BEGINNERS Do not come until 6:30.  Unpack in back of orchestra room.  You should be done about 7:30, or slightly later

LAREDO 2ND YEARS: Arrive 7:15.  Unpack in hall, along edges, then go into orchestra room and start practicing.  You should be done by 8:00, or 8:15


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Laredo Concert, and End of Year schedule.





Monday, May 16th, 2016, BEGINNERS ONLY, arrive by 6:30PM at Laredo Middle School. Please wait till 6:30.  Meet in orchestra room, unpack, and get tuned. We will go over your concert pieces in the classroom, then take you out to the gym, and get you acclimated to the bigger space that you will be playing concert in on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, May 18th All students arrive by 6:30 for tuning and placement.  We have several teachers helping us tune, so look for them!  Concert begins at 7:00 PM in Laredo gym. We will probably be done by 8:15-ish. 

Monday, 2nd and 3rd year strings, should arrive at Laredo, by 7:15. Unpack along edges of hallway outside the orchestra room  Please, no cases in the middle of the hall.  Cellos, go ahead and unpack in back of orchestra room. Its safer there, for the large instruments.  Beginners will be in gym practicing.  Go in the orchestra room.  Hopefully, there will be someone there to start you practicing your concert pieces together. If not, start.  Third years, you may find a place to go over your own music, or stay in and help with the 2nd years, until we move you all into the gym about 7:30.  You should be done by 8:00, or 8:15.   
Wednesday May 18th, All students arrive at 6:30 PM for tuning and placement. unpack in the same areas as directed from Monday evening.  The concert begins at 7:00 PM  We will be done by 8:15-ish.  
Thursday May 19th- 2nd and 3rd years required concert, same music, at Prairie Middle School. Beginners invited, but not required.
Monday, May 23rd, Last Day for CCEIM orchestra classes.  Feel free to bring refreshments. Bring your instruments too! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Laredo Students, 1st and 2nd year

Thank you so much, to those of you, who were able to come over to Campus last night!  I know it was not possible for all, but I was so glad those that could , did. 

It was fun to get the two groups together! We are about three weeks out from concerts.  Practice up on those parts that give you a little trouble. Take it slow, then take it fast .  Slow down agwin, then twke it fast.  Say your note names.  Tap your rhythms out, while saying notes, if your tired of holding instrument.  Then go back to your piece on yr instrument. Make sure your carving out practice time. Even a little, is better than none. 

2nd years, you will be playing together for both concertts, so that was wonderful to have you go over, especially to get to practice with band. Star Wars is going to be fuuuuuuun!!!!!

Ok Laredo....NO WEDNESDAY CLASS TONIGHT. NONE.  WE DON'T MEET AGAIN, TILL THIS Monday, at Laredo, same times.  
Next week's schedule for Laredo students
May 2 -normal schedule at Laredo
May 4-no class
Now, go make some music!


Monday, April 25, 2016

CCEIM Laredo class dates for April 25-27 
And beyond!
Heads up! Strange schedule headed our way this week.
April 25- Usual times, places and classes at Laredo.
April 26- If you possibly can, go to Campus Middle School to rehearse , on concert music  Go at regular times, for  1st and 2nd band and orchestra. Same times, just all at Campus Middle School. The reason for this is that Laredo is not even available for us on April 27.
1st year band and orchstra: 6:00
2nd year band and orchestra 7:00
April 27, NO  CCEIM CLASSES . If you come, we will not be here.  Spread the word!
May 4th, Wednesday, NO CLASS
May 10th.  If possible, go to Campus Middle School.
May 16  Rehearsal Night.  Band, check with teacher on arrival times
1st  year strings, meet in orchestra room.  We will rehears both in orchestra room and gymn @ Laredo
2nd year strings: arrive 7:15.  Unpack outside orchestra room along EDGES of hall.  We will be done by 8:00
May 18th. Concert.  Dress in black and white.  Please arrive by 6:30 for tuning and placement.
May 19th 2ND YEARS ONLY-concert at Prairie Middle School. Same arrival time as May 18th
May 23rd-Last CCEIM class for Spring 2016


CCEIM dates for April 25-27
And beyond!
Heads up! Strange schedule headed our way next week.
April 25- Usual times, places and classes at Laredo.
April 26- If you possibly can, go to Campus Middle School to rehearse , on concert music  Go at regular times, for  1st and 2nd band and orchestra. Same times, just all at Campus Middle School. The reason for this is that Laredo is not even available for us on April 27.
1st year band and orchstra: 6:00
2nd year band and orchestra 7:00
April 27, NO  CCEIM CLASSES . If you come, we will not be here.  Spread the word!
May 4th, Wednesday, NO CLASS
May 10th.  If possible, go to Campus Middle School.
May 16  Rehearsal Night.  Band, check with teacher on arrival times
1st  year strings, meet in orchestra room.  We will rehears both in orchestra room and gym@ Laredo
2nd year strings: arrive 7:15.  Unpack outside orchestra room along EDGES of hall.  We will be done by 8:00
May 18th. Concert.  Dress in black and white.  Please arrive by 6:30 for tuning and placement.
May 19th 2ND YEARS ONLY-concert at Prairie Middle School. Same arrival time as May 18th
May 23rd-Last CCEIM class for Spring 2016