September 4th, 2018
SJMS Orchestra Newsletter
Welcome to a brand new school year! I am Mrs. Pennington and I am the orchestra teacher at Scott Johnson Middle School. I am VERY excited about the new year, and I hope everyone is enjoying our class so far!
Beginner orchestra information:
Instrument and bow in good working order
String Basics book 1
soft cloth (for cleaning)
shoulder rest (violin/viola students)
rock stop (cello bass students)
Instruments, books and supplies may be purchased at Dallas Strings in Allen.
Our first concert is on Friday, September 28th in the SJMS cafeteria beginning at 6:30pm. We are so excited to show you all the skills we are learning this quarter!
Philharmonic - Essential Elements book 2
Sinfonietta - String Basics book 2
Honors - String Basics book 3
Fall Concert is Wednesday, October 10th at 7pm - SJMS Cafeteria
Student Information Forms
1 orchestra t-shirt
1 orchestra draw string bag
1 binder with pencil pouch and organizational materials
1 entry fee to MISD orchestra solo contest
1 entry fee to our Spring Orchestra Festival (entry fees are $30 per student)
If you do not wish to bring your instrument back and forth to school each day, you can pay a $40 school instrument usage fee. You can leave your personal instrument at home for practice and use one of our school instruments for class.