Newsletter 12-7-18

Winter Concert Wrap-Up

I wanted to congratulate our orchestras on wonderful performances at the Winter Concert.  It’s incredible to see the progress we have made this semester and I look forward to our continued growth in second semester.

Today each of the classes welcomed a guest conductor, Mr. Christopher Thibdeau.  Mr. Thibdeau, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and Cleveland Institute of Music, did a wonderful job helping our student excel for their next performances.

Here are some notes for end of the semester:

Week of 12/10 

During the last regular week of classes, we will spend several days reading new literature and sight-reading in preparation of our upcoming Large Group Performance Evaluation (LGPE) in February and will also be reviewing for our Semester 1 Final Exam.  

Semester 1 Final Exam

Our semester 1 Final Exams will be 12/18-12/20 and will consist of a 100 question multiple choice exam over a variety of necessary musical terms and vocabulary. 

The study guide and quizlet below will be helpful for students wishing to prepare for the exam.  

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Note:  Symphony and Chamber students final exam will be their culminating performance in Chicago.

Midwest Preview Concert

Symphony Strings will perform their Midwest Preview Concert from 7:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 11.  

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Chicago/Midwest Clinic Trip

Symphony Strings will be traveling to Chicago for a performance at the prestigeous Midwest Clinic.  Our concert will be on Wednesday, December 19 at 10:30 AM. In addition, the orchestra will serve as a demonstration group for an educational session entitled “It’s all about the bow!” led by Dr. Laux at 3:00 PM. Students and parents can follow our journey by tuning into our Instagram and Twitter feeds.

Upcoming Dates

Please mark your calendars for second semester!

  • All-State Auditions, Round 2: Saturday, January 12 at Westminster School
  • LGPE Preview Concert: Thursday, February 7, 7:00 PM, AHS Auditorium
  • Concert Orchestra LGPE: Tuesday, February 12, 1:15 PM @官方app彩票下载安装 Northview HS
  • Philharmonia LGPE: Tuesday, February 12, 4:10 PM @官方app彩票下载安装 Northview HS
  • Sinfonia LGPE: Thursday, February 14, 3:40 PM @官方app彩票下载安装 Northview HS
  • Symphony LGPE: Thursday, February 14, 5:45 PM @官方app彩票下载安装 Northview HS
  • Chamber LGPE: Thursday, February 14, 7:55 PM @官方app彩票下载安装 Northview HS

For more dates, please visit the orchestra calendar.

Final Reminders for the Winter Concert

We are so excited to perform tonight and look forward to seeing you there!

  • If you RSVP’d for the pizza/salad dinner, please arrive around 5:30 PM to eat.
  • Those students not teaching should arrive between 6:15 and 630 PM.
  • The concert begins at 7:00 PM.
  • Students must sign out at the end of the concert after the stage and all equipment has been cleared.

Special Note:

AHS has been set as a polling place for the December 4 runoff election today, so there will be voting 官方app彩票下载安装 in the fine arts lobby. Please do your best to avoid disrupting the elections and the election workers.

Donations are still needed for the Concert Cafe!

Please sign up to donate some items to our concert cafe! We want it to be extra special.

After the concert

  • Wednesday, 12/5: Concert Review & Self Assessment
  • Thursday, 12/6: Rehearsal for LGPE Music
  • Friday, 12/7:Special guest conductor, Mr. Christopher Thibdeau, in all classes
  • Week of 12/10: Final Exam Review
  • Tuesday, 12/11:  Midwest Preview Concert 7:00-8:00 PM (mandatory attendance for all orchestra members, open to the public)
  • 12/18-12/20: Final Exams
  • 12/18-12/21: Symphony Trip to Chicago for the Midwest Clinic

Upcoming Dates

  • All-State Auditions, Round 2: Saturday, January 12 @官方app彩票下载安装 Westminster School
  • LGPE Preview Concert: Thursday, February 7, 7:00 PM
  • Concert Orchestra LGPE: Tuesday, February 12, 1:15 PM @官方app彩票下载安装 Northview HS
  • Philharmonia LGPE: Tuesday, February 12, 4:10 PM @官方app彩票下载安装 Northview HS
  • Sinfonia LGPE: Thursday, February 14, 3:40 PM @官方app彩票下载安装 Northview HS
  • Symphony LGPE: Thursday, February 14, 5:45 PM @官方app彩票下载安装 Northview HS
  • Chamber LGPE: Thursday, February 14, 7:55 PM @官方app彩票下载安装 Northview HS