TWHS Orchestra News Letter
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Message from the Booster Club
Dear Orchestra Parents,
On behalf of the TWHS Booster Club, we hope that everyone is well and safe. The Booster Club would like to welcome all new and returning orchestra members and we look forward to the 2021-2022 school year. Although this is an unprecedented, unique school year, be assured that Mr. Michaelson, and Mr. Madonia are dedicated to each and every orchestra student. They are tirelessly planning and preparing to give each student the best orchestral education, while always keeping your student’s health the top priority. This school year will bring many challenges, and now more than ever we will need parent support. Rehearsals and concerts will be different and challenging. Your support will give your student the best music education experience.
At the moment we might not need immediate “hands-on” help, but there is still much needed help in fundraising, donations and sponsorship. I assure you we will have other volunteer opportunities available as the school year begins and is underway.
Immediately we are in need of a TWHS Assistant Treasurer and Secretary . Please consider volunteering if any of these positions interest you and if you need more information and description of duties, please contact Mr. Michaelson.
As part of your child’s activity fee, you are automatically a member of the booster club. That fee does not cover most of the items needed to make your child’s year in orchestra successful. Items such as sheet music, extra strings, bows, music supplies, etc, are items that can only be purchased with your help. Donations will also help fund senior scholarships. Your generosity counts.
As we proceed through 21-22 unchartered territory, please consider donating, fundraising and/or volunteering. We are still offering patron levels of donation. This will help with much needed additional funding. Your name (or business name) will be listed on our social media sites and concert programs. If you know of a business that might be interested in sponsorship, please contact us. We are a 501c3 organization and donations are tax deductible.
We’re all in this together and with all our efforts, we can make this a great school year. Please see the link to the Signup Genius Below to see how you can help us.
TWHS Booster Club
Arlene Failde- President
Parent Information Meeting
Band App for PARENTS ONLY
Band App For Students
2021-2022 Concert Schedule
Saturday Sept. 11 Let Freedom Ring Patriotic Concert
Friday Oct 29 Halloween Concert
Thursday Dec 2 Holly Jolly Jingle at CWM Pavilion (Concert & Chamber)
Saturday Dec 4 Holiday Concert Part I (All except Concert)
Saturday Dec 11 Holiday Concert Part II (Concert & Chamber)
Thursday-Saturday Jan 20-22 School Musical
Thursday Jan 27 Solo and Ensemble Recital
Saturday Jan 29 Solo and Ensemble Competition
Saturday Mar 26 Spring Classics Concert
Tuesday-Thursday Mar 29-31 UIL Concert and Sight-reading Evaluation
Thursday-Sunday April 27-1 Orchestra Spring Trip - Nashville/Memphis
Tuesday May 10 Orchestra Banquet at The Woodlands Country Club
Saturday May 14 Music of Broadway and Senior Send Off
Here is what is planned for the fall semester:
Saturday September 25th 4 PM- Rent a movie theater to watch Dear Evan Hanson. Cost $15-20 at Cinemark XD-17 at The Woodlands Mall. More details coming soon.
Thursday September 30th 8 PM- Houston Symphony Presents The Music of Queen at CWM Pavilion. FREE (the pavilion is reserving seats for us) More details coming soon.
Tuesday October 26th 3-10 PM- High School Night at the Opera. Cost $50 (includes dinner, transportation and the show) PURCHASE YOUR TICKET BY MONDAY 9/6 IN THE CHARMS WEBSTORE
Saturday November 6th- ALL Day- Trip to Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. MORE DETAILS COMING SOON.
Spring Trip to Memphis and Nashville
To register for the trip or for more info use this link: https://greenlight.groupcollect.com/go/whs22tn
Students need to wear their formal uniform to perform in.
Girls: School issued dress with black socks, and flat black dress shoes
Boys: School issued black dress shirt, black vest, and Red or Green Tie, with Black dress pants, black belt, long black socks, and black dress shoes.
Parents please plan on arriving at TWHS between 6 and 6-45 for the Concert. We plan on having Chick-Fil-A On Campus selling dinner during that time. Lisle Violin Shop will also be here on campus selling supplies, new strings, and taking reservations for bow rehairs.
September 11th Concert Schedule
10 AM- 12 PM Officers Set up and Decorate Cafeteria
12:15 PM Chamber Orchestra arrival (Bring performance clothes and a snack, you will change latter)
12:30-1:45 PM Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal in Cafeteria
1:30 PM Concert Orchestra arrival (Bring Performance Clothes and a snack)
1:45-3:15 PM Combined Concert and Chamber Rehearsal
3:00 Symphony Orchestra Arrival (WEAR YOUR PERFORMANCE CLOTHES)
3:15-3:45 Chamber and Concert Orchestra BREAK
3:15-4 PM: Symphony Orchestra rehearsal
3:45 PM Philharmonic and Camerata arrival (WEAR YOUR PERFORMANCE CLOTHES)
4:00- 6 PM ALL ORCHESTRAS rehearse Star Spangled banner, Lift Every Voice, and Amazing Grace.
6- 6:45 PM Break (Chamber and Concert Change into performance clothes)
7-8:30PM Concert STARTS
8:30-9 PM ALL ORCHESTRA MEMEBERS STAY TO CLEAN UP!
ALL STUDENTS NEED NEW STRINGS AND A REHAIRED BOW YEARLY!
Lisle Violin will also be on campus on during our 1st concert on September 11th.
Call Lisle Violin: (346) 236-6650
Call Fishburn: (281) 290-4580
Follow this link to pay: https://twhs.conroeisd.net/school/our-campus/school-webstore/
This fee is due by September 15th, 2021.
New Mariachi Ensemble
Join the Mariachi Band below
CISD 9th and 10th Grade Honor Orchestra
Please see Mr. Michaelson or Mr. Madonia for audition music and more information.
September 2nd Region Orchestra Update
Here are the final audition cuts for those auditioning for Region Orchestra Audition on October 18th.
Rode/Galamian – Etude No. 6, Moderato Beginning to the downbeat of meas. 25. Quarter Note = 100 – 110
*Fiorillo/Galamian – Etude No. 22, Adagio Measure 22 through measure 38. Quarter Note = 58 - 70
*Mazas/Mogill – Etude 18, Andante grazioso Measure 29 to the downbeat of measure 43. Dotted Quarter Note = 39 - 46
Campagnoli/Peters, Etude No. 15 – Allegro Moderato Beginning to the downbeat of meas. 32. Quarter Note = 66 - 72
*Popper/Stuch – Etude No. 22, Andante grazioso Beginning to the down beat of meas. 23. Quarter Note = 90 – 104
Duport/Schirmer – Etude No. 9, Allegro moderato Measure 17 to the downbeat of Measure 41 Quarter Note = 76 - 90
Storch-Hrabe/Zimmerman – Etude No.22, Poco piu Allegro Beginning to measure the downbeat of 64. Quarter Note = 70 - 78
Storch-Hrabe/Zimmerman – Etude No.28, Andante Beginning to the downbeat of 25 Quarter Note = 60 - 72
Scarlatti/Alfred – Sonatas, Volume 1 K.421/L.252 Measure 107 – Downbeat of 132 Quarter Note = 86-96
Mendelssohn/Alfred – Song Without Words Op. 62, No. 5 Measure 35 to the end Eighth Note = 130 - 140
Solo and Ensemble Contest
All solos and ensembles MUST be from the Texas Prescribed Music List found at: https://www.uiltexas.org/pml/
Mr. Madonia and I will help students pick ensembles, if they are interested in performing an ensemble. Students wanting to perform a solo should work with their private teacher to pick a an appropriate solo.