TWHS Orchestra News Letter

August 12th, 2020

Aug 2020 Newsletter Welcome

Welcome Back!

Hello and Welcome Back! Mrs. Gordon and I are excited to get back to work with you all. While this is not the year that anyone was expecting or hoping to have, we are determined to make the most of it. Please make sure to read the FULL Newsletter, join the correct remind, and update your email and phone number in Charms, so that you can keep up with the ever changing circumstances that we find ourselves operating in. Directors will be Communicating A LOT more this year, so please make sure you join our communication systems to keep up to date. Also students, make sure that you log into Canvas once a day.

CHARMS Update

Please take a few minutes to log into to CHARMS, and make sure your information is up to date. While you are logged in, you can also pay your Activity Fee under the financial tab.


To Log into Charms, please click the button below. Then click log in.


Our School Code is: woodlandsorch, and the password is your Student ID Number


PLease email Mr. Michaelson with any issues you have accessing CHARMS.

Orchestra Fees

The Orchestra Fee remains the same this year at $260. If you have multiple students in the program there is a discount. Please email Mr. Michaelson at amichaelson@conroeisd.net with any concerns or financial issues. This fee can be paid online through CHARMS under the financial tab. Please pay this fee or make payment arrangements by September 15th.
Go to CHARMS

Schoolcode: woodlandsorch Password: student id #

Join Our Remind and Stay Informed

TWHS Orchestra Directors will be using REMIND to communicate again this year. Please download the app or text the correct code to 81010. If you text add @ to the front of the code.



Senior Campus Parents: twhsorchp


9th Grade Parents: orc9parent


Chamber Orchestra: 01chamber


Concert Orchestra: 02concert


Symphony Orchestra: 03Symphony


Camerata Orchestra: 04camerata


Philharmonic Orchestra: 05phil

In Person Versus Online Survey

Please fill out this August 2020 Orchestra Participation Survey, many people's answers have changed since the survey that Mr. Michaelson asked you to fill out in July. Please fill this one out to indicate your current plans. You will also be asked to choose if you will use school owned equipment, or would be more comfortable bringing your own instrument and stand to class.

19-20 Hand Book

Below are the are 20-21 Handbook, the Covid-19 Handbook Addendum, and Handbook Acknowledgment for the 2020-2010 School Year. Please read the handbook, and the addendum. Then fill out the Handbook Acknowledgment by Friday August 14, 2020.

TWHS Orchestra Required Uniform Shirt and Spirit Items on Sale

Hurry, don't miss your opportunity to purchase the required program t-shirt and other spirit items. Sale starts on August 12th and ends on September 15th. Navigate to the link on the picture, or click the button below.
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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 2020-2021 school year. Although this is an unprecedented, unique school year, be assured that Mr. Michaelson, and Mrs. Gordon are dedicated to each and every orchestra student.They are tirelessly planning and preparing to give each student the best orchestral education, whether in person or online, 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 Treasurer and President. 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 20/21’s 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.


Sincerely,

TWHS Booster Club

Arleen Failde- Special Events Coordinator & Acting President

2020-2021 Concert Schedule

CONCERTS DURING THE FALL WILL BE HAPPENING VIRTUALLY, AND DATES ARE STILL IN FLUX. WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO RETURN TO INPERSON CONCERTS IN THE SPRING


Fall Semester 2020


  • Sep 12th 7 PM Season Premier Concert


  • Oct 10th 7 PM Fall Concert


  • Dec 3rd Holly Jolly Jingle at the Pavilion


  • Dec 5th 7 PM Holiday Mosaic Concert


  • Dec 12th 7 PM Trans-Siberian Tribute Concert

Spring Semester 2020


  • Jan 26th 6:30 PM Solo and Ensemble Recital


  • Mar 27th 6:30 PM Spring Classics Concert with McC JH


  • May 1th 7 PM Night at the Movies Concert

Region Orchestra Audition Cuts

For those of you planning on auditioning for Region Orchestra, please find the audition cuts, and musical errata below. All students are encouraged to audition. If you need the music please contact Mr. Michaelson


Violin

Rode 24 Caprices for the Violin Rode/Galamian

Selection 1

Page(s): 4-5

Etude Title: No. 2 - Allegretto

Tempo: Dotted Quarter Note = 68-76

Area Cut: Play from beginning to end. Final Area cut will be posted on September 1.

Region Cut: Play from beginning to down beat of m. 30.

Forty Two Studies or Caprices Kreutzer/Singer

Selection 2

Page(s): 44-45

Etude Title: No. 28 - Grave

Tempo: Quarter Note = 48-54

Area Cut: Play from beginning to end. Final Area cut will be posted on September 1.

Region Cut: Play from pick up to m. 37 to end.

Errata:

All staccati should be played on the string with clear, glued, articulated,

on the string with friction articulation (posted 5/1)

Grace notes before trills should be played ON the beat (posted 5/1)

Grace notes after trills should be played using the printed rhythmic indication

(16th note grace notes = 16th notes, 32nd note grace notes = 32nd notes) (posted 5/1)

In measure 42, the first note (D trill) should be a dotted quarter (matching measure 44) (posted 5/6)

In measures 28-35 - break the slur, play 2 beats per bow (two bows per measure) (posted 5/6)

In measures 52-63 - break the slur, play 2 beats per bow (two bows per measure) (posted 5/6)

In measure 11 - play the measure with written grace note rhythm DO NOT use the b) notation at the bottom

of the page (posted 5/18)


Viola

42 Studies for Viola Solo Kreutzer (Pagels)

Selection 1

Page(s): 36-37

Etude Title: No. 26 - Moderato

Tempo: Quarter Note = 84-92

Area Cut: Play from beginning to end. Final Area cut will be posted on September 1.

Region Cut: Play from beginning to 1st note of m. 22.

Errata:

Where articulation choices occur, the top option (staccato) should be played (posted 5/1)

m. 2, bt. 4 = down bow slur over the first 3 notes, last note up bow (posted 5/1)

m. 3, bt. 2 = down bow slur over the first 3 notes, last note up bow (posted 5/1)

m. 3, bt. 4 = down bow slur over the first 3 notes, last note up bow (posted 5/1)

m. 5, bt. 2 = down bow slur over the first 3 notes, last note up bow (posted 5/1)

In measures 33-35 the top line (octaves) should be played (posted 5/1)

m. 4, beat 4 - shift down to third finger on the penultimate note (G) (posted 5/6)

m. 8, beat 4 - shift down to second finger on G (posted 5/6)

m. 8 - the last note is D-flat (posted 5/6)

m. 18, bt. 1 = up bow slur over the second 2 notes (posted 5/11)

m. 18, bt. 3 = down bow slur over the second 2 notes (posted 5/11)

m. 20, bt. 2 = down bow slur over the first 3 notes, last note up bow (posted 5/11)

m. 21, bt. 2 = down bow slur over the first 3 notes, last note up bow (posted 5/11)

m. 24, bt. 2 = down bow slur over the first 3 notes, last note up bow (posted 5/11)

m. 38, bt. 4 = shift down to second finger on E-flat (posted 5/11)

m. 13, bt. 2 = the last 16th note of the beat should be B natural (posted 5/18)

m. 31, bt. 3, first note should be a Gb (posted 6/29)

41 Caprices, Op. 22 for Viola Campagnoli

Selection 2

Page(s): 7

Etude Title: No. 6 - Adagio

Tempo: Quarter Note = 44-50

Area Cut: Play from beginning to end. Final Area cut will be posted on September 1.

Region Cut: Play from m. 9 to downbeat of m. 21.

Errata:

m. 4, bt. 4 - upbow on the D quarter note (maintain slur between D & C# whole note) (posted 5/6; edited 5/18)

m. 6 - downbow on C-natural and slur the 16th notes as printed (posted 5/6; edited 5/18)

m. 22 - upbow on beat 3 through the downbeat of m. 23 (posted 5/6)

m. 3 - break slur between G & F - last 3 notes of the measure should be down, up, down. m. 4 should begin up bow

(posted 7/31)


Cello

Twenty-One Etudes Book 1 for Cello. Duport

Selection 1

Page(s): 40-41

Etude Title: No. 13 - Allegro (no repeats)

Tempo: Half Note = 72-82

Area Cut: Play from beginning to end. Final Area cut will be posted on September 1.

Region Cut: Play from beginning to m. 49.

Errata:

The last note of measure 104 should be F# above the staff, not A (matching the last note of m. 105) (posted 5/1)

40 Studies High School of Cello Playing, Op. 73 Popper (Stutch)

Selection 2

Page(s): 14-15

Etude Title: No. 7 - Lebhaft

Tempo: Quarter Note = 92-102

Area Cut: Play from beginning to end. Final Area cut will be posted on September 1.

Region Cut: Play from beginning to the last note of m. 14 (updated 8/3).

Errata:


String Bass

12 Studies Libon/Sankey International Music Company

Selection 1

Page(s): 10

Etude Title: No. 8 - Moderato

Tempo: Quarter Note = 60-72

Area Cut: Play from beginning to end. Final Area cut will be posted on September 1.

Region Cut: Play from m. 33 to end.

Errata:

A barline is missing between measures 48 and 49 (posted 5/6)

m. 41 - last note of the measure should be F natural (posted 5/18)

Book - Title Editor Publisher Edition

30 Studies Simandl IMC No. 1296

Selection 2

Page(s): 22-23

Etude Title: No. 20 - Moderato assai

Tempo: Dotted Quarter/Quarter Note = 75-85

Area Cut: Play from beginning to end. Final Area cut will be posted on September 1.

Region Cut: Play from beginning to m. 41.

TWHS Orchestra Directors