String Things

March 2015

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Chicago Trip Information

Chicago is almost here!


We don't have an itinerary set yet, but here's what you need to know for right now!


1. All of the music we will play at our performance (10 total pieces) is on eClass under "Content". I'm not printing music for anyone--- it's online! PLEASE make sure that you can play each of these pieces! We have very limited rehearsal time and we can't waste it teaching people the notes!


2. After school rehearsals begin NEXT MONDAY! Please come to as many as you possibly can! Our success depends on these rehearsals! They will be from 2:20 to 3:00 pm on the following dates:


Monday, March 23, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015


3. PARENTS MEETING!! Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 pm in the Orchestra room! Come with any questions you have and be ready to sign permission/agreement forms and medication forms (giving me your permission to carry your student's medication and get it to them when they need it.).


4. As of 10:00 am this morning (3.17.15) we have ONE spot available on this trip. The price is $750 and we will fill it on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in having your student travel with us, email me and send in a deposit of at least $100. We can come up with a payment plan so that your student can go with us; no need to scrape together the whole cost. Again, this has to be done on a first come, first served basis, so if you're interested, make sure you do this ASAP.

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ATTENTION: Parents of Seniors

In preparation for our annual Awards Banquet (May 14, 2015), we would love for you to help us by sending in pictures of your student! Here's what we're interested in:


Baby pictures (no nudity, please!)

Orchestra pictures

MIDDLE SCHOOL Orchestra pictures

Pictures of them with other orchestra students

Senior Portraits

Athletic team pictures

Pictures of them just being themselves and having fun!


If you have anything like these that you could share with us for our annual slideshow, please email them to:


mvorchestraseniors@gmail.com

Seniors. What an adorable bunch of weirdos.

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LGPE SUCCESS!!

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MV Orchestras KILLED IT at LGPE 2015!!

Way to go expect excellence at LGPE!! Terrific work, bears!


Concert + Symphonic Orchestras: Level III

STRAIGHT SUPERIORS from all 3 judges

SUPERIOR in Sight Reading


Philharmonic Orchestra: Level IV

STRAIGHT SUPERIORS from all 3 judges

SUPERIOR in Sight Reading



Chamber Orchestra: Level VI (Professional Level)

STRAIGHT EXCELLENT from all 3 judges

EXCELLENT in Sight Reading (side note: this was LITERALLY the craziest sight reading piece I've ever seen. We didn't play things with that many key changes in college!)

This is how Mrs. Betts feels about LGPE!

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Spring Concert and Awards Banquet

Thursday, May 14th, 6pm

2351 Sunny Hill Rd

Lawrenceville, GA

Our final performance of the year and a chance to celebrate the excellence found in Mountain View Orchestras!


Also performing at this concert will be our Second Annual Concerto Competition winners!


Call time for performers is 5:00 pm

PAC opens to the public at 5:40 pm

Concerts begin at 6:00 pm

BANQUET- catered by Fusion Asian Bistro- will follow in the commons!

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Finish Strong, Bears!

The end is nigh! BUT, focus on what you need to do in these last weeks and finish strong! Your GPA will thank you! :)


If you DO miss a rehearsal, click http://gcps-paigebetts.onmycalendar.com/ for the Rehearsal Make Up Assignment.