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Monday, December 22, 2014

String stuff to do

Hey students!

I hope you're enjoying your break...and maybe playing some tunes on your instrument. I came across a viola demonstration on You tube, that also does a nice job of demonstrating some bow techniques, and other things string instruments can do.  Enjoy watching.   Some other links  are listed at the end of the clip. 
viola demo

Also, another thing you might check out over the break is this site has a place where you can practice note recognition after selecting the clef that you play in. 

Another cool app I found is Staff Wars.  I think they have it for iPhone and android.  Again, another way to practice your notes.  

Just saying notes out of your book...that gets you reading fast too!

And never forget...drawing five lines on a note card, and making your own flash cards is a great way to learn your notes as well. 

We have a lot of longer music coming up after winter break.  FUN music.   Know those notes, and it's going to be easier. 

Now go make some music!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

no classes til Jan 5

Yaaaaay!  Laredo and third year groups....what a wonderful concert.  Thanks for stepping up to the plate and practicing.   I think your audience enjoyed your music.  

Thanks too, for all the wonderful help I had with set up and break down. That helped so much!!!!!

No orchestra classes till January 5th.   Enjoy your your holidays, and your days off!  

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday Dec 17 schedule

3:30 Fox hollow regular class


6:00 arrival at Lardo Middle school for BEGINNERS-students report to regular classroom, parents and guests, take hallway to left, and then right, into commons room. 
6:15 -ish performance begins in commons area. Feel free to bring snacks or covered drinks for refreshments in hall. Please clear commons area so guests arriving for next concert may seat themselves. 

7:00-2nd and 3rd year strings arrive. Students report to orchestra room.  Guests may be seated in commons area. 
7:15 2nd and 3rd year string performance begins. 
Feel free to bring snacks or covered drinks for refreshments in hall. 
You should be entirely done by 8:00. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

third year strings.

Monday-regular class

Wednesday-no afternoon class.  Arrive at Laredo Middoe school by 7:00.  Performance will begin about 7:20. 

In the Bleak Midwinter 
Mahler's Theme/Masters in the Hall
La Bamba
Fugue in C
Soon it's Gonna rain 
Still still

No.  I don't know the order yet. 

Laredo magnet classes

Beginners meet usual time Monday

Beginners arrive  at orchestra room  at 6:00 Wed evening for concert. Parents will be directed to commons room, where we will have the concert. You should. be entirely done
Wednesday, a little before 7:00. Please feel free to bring either Capri suns or cookies to share in hall area after performance.

2nd year Laredo students AND my third year strings, should arrive by 7:00 in orchestra room for tuning etc.  Both groups will be performi,ms tarting about 7:20'in the commons room. Parents free to be seated there while students being tuned. I may need some help from oarents moving stands, etc.  You should be done by about 8:00. You also may bring caprinsuns or cookies or veggies to share afterwards.

Please email me or rely to this post if you are contributing to refreshments.

All regular classes meet Monday at usual time.

Peakview and 
Fox Hollow meet as usual Monday and Wednesday this week.  See you soon! 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Fox Hollow Student Assembly this morning.

Yay!  You did so great last night!   I'm very proud of you.
Way to go! Student assembly this morning.  check in with your home room teachers, when you arrive. Be ther about 8:45.  Instruments AND music. Meet in the library, as you did last night. 


You do have regular class time scheduled next week.