Orchestra September Newsletter

Highfalls Elementary & Westmoore Elementary

What are we working on?

Highfalls:

-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.


Westmoore:

-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*

Important Dates!

All County Auditions

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:

TBA!


We are hoping to go to Carowinds in the spring again! Dates to come :)

Composer of the Month!

Additional Notes

Please contact me if you have concerns about instruments. Westmoore uses Edwards as a rental company (http://www.edwardsmusic.com) and Highfalls uses Music and Arts (http://www.musicarts.com).


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!)


Hannah Mebane


Twitter: @hmebane_music

hmebane@ncmcs.net

WESTMOORE (910)464-3401

HIGHFALLS (910) 464-3600