Orchestra September Newsletter
Highfalls Elementary & Westmoore Elementary
What are we working on?
-5th Grade: reviewing posture (how to hold your instrument properly), d major scale, and rhythm reading (quarter notes, half notes, and eighth notes)
-6th Grade: Notes on the D, A, and G strings; 3rd position shifting
-7th/8th Grade: Preparing for All County Auditions: D and G 2 octave scales, Allegro solo measures 38-54.
-6th Grade: Note reading (open d, e, f sharp, g, open a, b, c sharp, d), posture, separate bow work.
-7th Grade: Playing together as a group (tempo practice with the metronome), half notes, d major scale
-8th Grade: Preparing for All County Auditions: D and G 2 octave scales, Allegro solo measures 38-54, and slur practice*
Where? West Pine Middle School
When? Tuesday October 6th at 4:00pm
All County Clinic (If Students Make it)
Where? Union Pines High School
When? Thursday November 5th 8am-6pm (concert at 5:30pm)
Westmoore Concert Date:
Winter Concert: Tuesday December 8th 6pm
Spring Concert: Tuesday May 10th, 6pm
Highfalls Concert Date:
We are hoping to go to Carowinds in the spring again! Dates to come :)
Composer of the Month!
These students work so hard!! Keep encouraging your students to practice at home. Feel free to ask them or myself questions about what they are learning (or if you want something to be added to these newsletters!)
HIGHFALLS (910) 464-3600