Wildcat Orchestra

Weekly Update #14

Happy Friday Orchestra Families!

Another fantastic week has gone by! 6th graders conquered the key of F Major, 7th graders are now conducting rehearsal warm-ups, and 8th graders are ready for their performance next week! Wow!


Next week is a busy week with TWO performances! Please pay special attention to the schedule. Here goes:

Monday - 6th grade morning rehearsal, 8th grade lessons

Tuesday - 8th grade morning rehearsal, 8th grade trip to Navy Pier - NO 6th GRADE LESSONS

Wednesday - Wildcat Symphony morning rehearsal, School Holiday Assemblies at 1:00 and 2:00 PM

Thursday - 7th grade morning rehearsal, 7th grade lessons

Friday - 6th grade morning rehearsal


Just like this week, thank you for being flexible with lessons. Below are the lessons for next week.

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Holiday Performances Galore!

Our big 8th grade Navy Pier Field trip is TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15th!


Timeline for our Winter Wonderfest Performance:


  • 7:30 AM - morning rehearsal. Please arrive at school in uniform! (RED POLO, BLACK PANTS/SOCKS/SHOES, and Holiday festive wear!). If you are NOT in the proper uniform, you will not be attending the trip.
  • 8:30 AM (directly after morning announcements) - Depart for Navy Pier
  • 11:00 AM - orchestra performance at Winter Wonderfest
  • 11:30 AM - lunch and free time at Winter Wonderfest (bring $$ for lunch!)
  • 1:00 PM - depart for Springman


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Our Wildcat Symphony will be performing at the Holiday Assemblies on Wednesday, December 16th at 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM.


Students should change into the following uniform AFTER lunch. Please note that this is a required and graded performance.


Students need to wear the following:


  • Wildcat Symphony T-Shirt
  • Black Pants (no athletic pants and no skirts)
  • Black Shoes (must be COMPLETELY black)
  • Holiday Attire (Santa Hats, Elf/Reindeer Ears, Lights, Holiday Socks)

January and February Rehearsal Calendars!

Attached to this e-mail and below are the January and February rehearsal calendars. I'm looking forward to a very musical 2016!
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Musical Moment of the Week

Please enjoy this promo for the INCREDIBLY TALENTED string trio called Time for Three. They ROCK! This is for an Emmy Winning PBS Special on their group. If I am able to find the whole show, I will definitely send it out, but here is a sneak peak. Also, if you check out their youtube channel, they do a lot of covers of popular songs as well.
Time for Three - Trailer for Emmy Winning PBS Special