Weekly Update #14
Happy Friday Orchestra Families!
This week 6th graders really talked about how music tells stories. Music can definitely tell stories through lyrics, but we focused on how classical music tells stories. We watched my favorite clip from Fantasia 2000 to help illustrate classical music. If you haven't seen it in its entirety, I highly recommend renting and watching it over break!
7th graders and I got some new music and started talking about how to make different and advanced sound effects on our instruments as if we were the soundtrack to a movie. It is challenging, yet fun for us to experiment with our new songs!
8th grade is preparing for their holiday performance at Navy Pier! We have 7 pieces on the program and the students are working hard to sound perfect on all of them!
Next weeks rehearsal schedule is as follows:
Monday (12/7) - 7th grade morning rehearsal
Tuesday (12/8) - 8th grade morning rehearsal
Wednesday (12/9) - 7th grade morning rehearsal
Thursday (12/10) - 6th grade morning rehearsal
Friday (12/11) - Wildcat Symphony morning rehearsal
Weekly Lesson Schedules
8th Grade Goes to Navy Pier
If you have not done so yet, PLEASE turn in your permission slip. It is due by Friday, Dec. 11 but I would very much appreciate them earlier rather than later. Your student cannot go if their slip is not turned in. I have attached an extra copy to this e-mail.
If you are willing and able to chaperone, please let me know!