Weekly Update #31
Happy Friday Orchestra Families!
- Springman Chorus Concert - May 16
- Springman Variety Show - May 20
- Springman Orchestra Concert - May 24
- Springman Band Concert - May 26
- 8th grade NJHS Performance - June 2
I hope your students decide to go and support their friends and fellow musicians at any or all of these events!
Our rehearsal schedule for next week is as follows:
Monday (5/9) - Wildcat Symphony morning rehearsal, 8th grade lessons
Tuesday (5/10) - 6th grade morning rehearsal, 7th grade lessons
Wednesday (5/11) - 7th grade morning rehearsal
Thursday (5/12) - 8th grade morning rehearsal, 6th grade lessons
Friday (5/13) - 7th grade morning rehearsal, 8th grade lessons
6th Grade Lessons - Grove Field Trip
Wednesday - Genesis students can choose to come to the 10:00 or 11:45 lesson. If you have a problem with those times, please e-mail me.
8:30 - violin group 1 and 2
9:00 - violin group 3, 4 and 5
11:45 - violas
2:00 - cello and bass
2:30 - beginners
May Rehearsal Calendar
End of the Year BOC Field Trip
On Friday, May 27th we will be taking an ALL DAY FIELD TRIP to Tilt Studio at Rink Side Sports to celebrate all of our Band, Orchestra, and Chorus students' hard work this year! Check out all they have to offer HERE!
Permission slips went out this week and are due back to me by May 20th. Please remember the following stipulations are in effect to go on this field trip.
- Students MUST have an A or B in their respective ensemble(s) to be eligible for the trip
- Regular Team Teachers will be providing feedback on students' behavior throughout Trimester 3
6th and 7th Graders - IMEA 2016
IMEA Honor Orchestra is an AUDITIONED group. If your students want to audition, they need to prepare three full pieces to be performed in front of a judge. If they make the orchestra, they will have one full day of rehearsal which culminates in a final concert.
What is so cool about this group?
You get to meet other orchestra students from all of the other middle schools throughout the Chicagoland! You also get to be directed by a famous guest conductor.
How does the audition process work?
The orchestra auditions are held in hour and a half shifts. Thought that shift, the student will receive a 30 minute sectional followed by an hour large ensemble rehearsal with the guest conductor. At some point during that hour rehearsal your student will be pulled out to play their audition. It is extremely important that your student comes to the audition ready to go. The sectional and large ensemble rehearsal will not be enough practice time for a successful audition.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!