The RMS Orchestra High Notes
Weekly highlights & announcements from the Orchestra!
Week 14, Relaxation and Rehersal
We're back! Sorry for missing a week, it's not too often that I forget to put out the newsletter. Thankfully, we've been hard at work in the interim, and have plenty to share! We're putting on the finishing touches for our concert, and all eyes are focused on December!
Beginners: Our confidence builds day by day, and we're all starting to look comfortable and confident on our instruments! We can all play our parts, and now our attention turn towards playing together as an ensemble. We're thrilled to perform at The Grove for the first time!
Prelude: WOW! The progress that this group has made is a sight to behold. With two weeks left to prepare, we're feeling more confident than ever. We've had an time working on harder music than before, and accomplishing it at a higher level! Now all that's left it to pick up the tempo and rock our music!
Philharmonic: It's crunch time, and we're feeling it for all the right reasons. With a late addition of a challenging song, we've been pushing ourselves to learn and master a piece in record time. The good news? We're well on pace to do so! With a majority of us already solid on parts, and most of the song concert-ready, we have plenty of time to iron out the last few items and have a stellar show!
Symphony: This group continues to impress with their positive attitude and work ethic. They took on the hardest program to date, and every single student has risen to the occasion. We're thrilled for not only our concert, but for the chance to share our holiday spirit with our feeder elementary schools!
Presenting: The RMSO Holiday Concert
When: Monday, December 4th, 2023, 6:30pm
Where: Walnut Grove High School Auditorium
The RMSO is proud to present our Holiday Concert! Join us as for the first time, all FOUR of our ensembles explore songs of the holiday season. You'll hear all the amazing sounds Christmas classics, reimagined holiday favorites, and medleys of classic holiday cinema. There's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with fabulous music, so join us for a night of fun and festivities, and enjoy all the holiday spirit the RMSO has to offer!
Beginners - 5:30
Prelude - 5:45
Philharmonic - 6:00
Symphony - 6:15
Thanksgiving Week Practice
Practice Logs: DUE AFTER THE BREAK
Keep track of your practice time! (Week 2 of 3)
Beginners: 20min/day, 100min/wk
Prelude Orchestra: 25min/day, 125min/wk
Philharmonic Orchestra: 30min/day, 150min/wk
Symphony Orchestra: 30min/day, 150min/wk (No PL Required)
Presenting: RMSO Spooky Stories
PISD Bond: Thank you!
*FOR THE WEEK OF 11/27-12/1
Symphony Violin/Viola - Wednesday Morning, 7:30-8:10 NO REHEARSAL
Symphony Cello/Bass - Monday Afternoon, 3:40-4:20 NO REHEARSAL
Philharmonic Violin/Viola - Tuesday Morning, 7:30-8:10 Jingle Bell Rock 2nd Violins/Violas
Philharmonic Cello/Bass - Wednesday Afternoon, 3:40-4:20 Cello/Bass
Save the Date: Upcoming Events!
All Orchestra related events are listed, but not all students need to go to each event. Classes that are required to attend can be found in parenthesis, please consult your student or their schedule to know which ensemble they are a part of.
Beg - Beginners Pre - Prelude Phil - Philharmonic Sym - Symphony
RMSO Winter Concert (All) - December 4th, 6:30pm @ Walnut Grove HS
PISD Bass Mode (All Basses) - January 22nd, Time TBA @ Walnut Grove HS
PISD Fiddle Workshop (All Violins/Violas) - January 23nd, Time TBA @ TBA