Willow Springs Orchestra Newsletter

March 30, 2017

Parents,


The Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra students did a FANTASTIC job at their clinic last Friday night. Thank you for allowing them to stay with us and really work to fine tune our UIL music for our performance NEXT WEEK! We are in need of volunteers to help move the cellos and basses. So please email Mrs. Gearhart if you are able to help out!


See below for information on UIL performances. All permission forms are due this week! ALL students MUST turn in their permission slip in order to attend UIL. Parents we welcome you to come out and hear our performance at McKinney North HS, if you can make it, we would love to have you there!


Our next concert is quickly approaching on May 1st. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. at LHS. We are looking forward to performing some fun pop music for you that evening!


If you have any questions please let us know!


Mrs. Gearhart

amy_gearhart@lovejoyisd.net


Mr. Sloan

joey_sloan@lovejoyisd.net


Mrs. Winkler

mary_winkler@lovejoyisd.net


Ms. Coad

dawn_coad@lovejoyisd.net

PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA UIL Information

UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest –

Philharmonic Orchestra

When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Where: McKinney North High School

2550 Wilmeth Rd, McKinney, TX 75071

What to wear:

Formal Uniform – Wear your formal uniform to school and you may bring a change of clothes for lunch.

GENTLEMAN: DARK SOCKS, DARK SHOES, NO ATHLETIC SHOES!

What to bring: Music in binder, Instrument (Cellos and Basses, use your school instrument), Rockstops, Bass Stools, Money for extra games/food at Cici’s.

Please have your name on everything. All valuable items should either be left in our valuable box or back at school. Please do not carry your cell phone on stage with you.

Itinerary for Wednesday, April 5:

8:30 AM Report to Orchestra room (Don’t be late!)

9:00 AM Pack up and Load Bus

9:45 AM Arrive McKinney North HS

10:15 AM Warmup time

10:45 AM Concert Performance

11:10 AM Sightreading

11:45 AM Leave McKinney North

12:00 PM Arrive at CiCis

1:00 PMish Return to WSMS, unpack and head home!!!! EARLY RELEASE DAY – please make arrangements for pick up!

Remember you are responsible for make-up work from missed classes. Please check in with your teachers to find out what you are going to be missing BEFORE we go. Be proactive about what you need to do for your other classes.

You will be missing the entire day.

Parents, you are more than welcome to attend! It would be great to see a lot of audience members there to cheer us on at this important event. If you are attending the performance, you may need to show your driver’s license when entering McKinney North High School.

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA UIL Information


UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest –

Chamber Orchestra

When: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Where: McKinney North High School

2550 Wilmeth Rd, McKinney, TX 75071

What to wear:

Formal Uniform – Wear your formal uniform to school and you may bring a change of clothes for lunch.

GENTLEMAN: DARK SOCKS, DARK SHOES, NO ATHLETIC SHOES!

What to bring: Music in binder, Instrument (Cellos and Basses, use your school instrument), Rockstops, Bass Stools, Money for extra games/food at Cici’s.

Please have your name on everything. All valuable items should either be left in our valuable box or back at school. Please do not carry your cell phone on stage with you.

Itinerary for Thursday, April 6:

9:30 AM Report to Orchestra room (Don’t be late!)

10:15 AM Pack up and Load Bus

11:00 AM Arrive McKinney North HS

11:30 AM Warmup time

12:00 PM Concert Performance

12:25 PM Sightreading

1:00 PM Leave McKinney North

1:15 PM Arrive at CiCis

2:45 PMish Return to WSMS, unpack, finish 7th period and head to 8th

Remember you are responsible for make-up work from missed classes. Please check in with your teachers to find out what you are going to be missing BEFORE we go. Be proactive about what you need to do for your other classes.

You will be missing 2nd- 6th period.

Parents, you are more than welcome to attend! It would be great to see a lot of audience members there to cheer us on at this important event. If you are attending the performance, you may need to show your driver’s license when entering McKinney North High School

Orchestra Solo Festival!

Orchestra Solo Festival

This is a great way to get feedback about your playing from orchestra directors in our area! This solo festival is open to all 6th – 8th graders. You will perform for a judge and receive a rating and comments. Medals and ribbons will be awarded based on ratings.

When: Monday, April 17, 2017

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: Willow Springs Fine Arts Area

If you are interested in participating in the Solo Festival, you will need the following things:

· A Solo – The original copy of the music is required so that you can have something for the judge to follow along.

(If a director provides you with solo, we will have the original, otherwise, please consult your private teacher for a copy.)

· An Accompanist – Your private teacher or parent will need to help you arrange this.

Beginner Students will perform with a CD accompaniment, unless you have received a solo from a private lesson teacher.

· A completed entry form

Once we have received everyone’s entry form, we will create a schedule so that you know when you will be performing.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are highly encouraged for every student in orchestra. Private lessons are a one on one lesson with a professional musician.

We have a few teachers who come to LHS and teach privately during class. The lessons are $20 per half class lesson.

Their availability is limited so if you are interested please contact them ASAP.

Here are the teachers and their info.

Trey Anderson - Bass

214-532-4969

guyforest3rd@gmail.com

Larry Latanzi - Violin and Viola

214-868-6925

texasstrad@swbell.com

Stephen Beall - Violin and Viola

304-376-9077

mrbeallsezgopractice@hotmail.com

Phillip Taggart - Cello

214-418-1278

ptcello@yahoo.com

Also here is a Viola teacher who lives in Lovejoy who teaches out of his house or will come to your house.

Samuel Kuang -Viola

972-467-7613

kuang.samuel@gmail.com

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