It’s amazing how fast January came and went! It’s been fast and furious this semester, so my apologies for the delay in sending this newsletter.
LGPE Preview Concert
Our LGPE Preview concert will be this Thursday, February 7 starting at 6:30 PM. Each orchestra will perform their three LGPE selections. We hope that you will be there to hear the orchestras’ work.
So far we have had two playing tests. Students are expected to record their video at 官方app彩票下载安装, upload to YouTube and submit the required form. To access what the playing tests are, please see below for the class calendars. The playing test grades will be posted soon.
The class calendars have been updated to add additional information that will be essential for students. Assignments, links, and more are on the class calendar pages. Here are links to the calendars:
It is expected that each student is responsible for attending and participating in daily class rehearsals. Participation in rehearsals is a portion of your overall grade. If you are not in rehearsal, students should be held accountable and should make up the time.
Participation points have been entered into the grade book. If your absence from a rehearsal excused, you can make up the points by completing a practice assignment. If your absence is UNEXCUSED, you are not able to make up the points. We will discuss this new policy in more detail in class.
Directions on how to make up participation points for an EXCUSED class rehearsal absence:
- Set goals for your practice. What do you want to work on? You can discuss tone, intonation, rhythm, bowings, etc. Include the piece(s) and the area(s) or measure numbers from the piece.
- Practice. You must practice for at least 45 minutes as you would have rehearsed in class.
- Record a 5 minute (minimum) practice excerpt. This should be practice and not simply running through a section of your music. Show your process.
- Upload the video to YouTube, and note the video’s URL.
- Submit this form. (Use one form for each day you are making up.)
After verification, Dr. Laux will change your participation grade.
Congrats to the 13 AHS students who made the 2019 GMEA All-State Orchestra! We are proud of you and are excited that you will be representing the AHS Orchestra program.
- Joy Best, Bass
- Erin Cho, Violin
- Michelle Cho, Violin
- Sidhesh Desai, cello
- Jenny Heo, violin
- Eileen Liu, violin
- Andrew Mulia, cello
- Seoyeon Park, violin
- Sarang Pujari, violin
- Adam Wang, cello
- Derek Wang, cello
- Kaci Xie, viola
- Joseph Yoo, viola
Our LGPE performances are scheduled for February 12 and 14. Please see our itineraries below.
Tuesday, February 12, 2018 – Concert Orchestra & Philharmonia
|BUS AHS to NORTHVIEW HS|| Leave: 12:05 PM||Arrive: 12:35 PM|
|AHS Concert Orchestra||12:45 PM||1:15 PM||1:45 PM|
|AHS Philharmonia||3:40 PM||4:10 PM||4:40 PM|
|BUS NORTHVIEW HS to AHS||Leave: 5:10 PM|| ||Arrive: 5:45 PM|
Thursday, February 14, 2018 – Sinfonia
|BUS AHS to NORTHVIEW HS||Leave: 12:40 PM||Arrive: 1:10 PM|
|AHS Sinfonia Orchestra||1:45 PM||2:15 PM||2:45 PM|
|BUS NORTHVIEW HS to AHS||Leave: 3:20 PM||Arrive: 4:00 PM|
Thursday, February 14, 2018 – Symphony & Chamber
|BUS AHS to NORTHVIEW HS||Leave: 4:20 PM||Arrive: 4:50 PM|
|AHS Symphony Orchestra||5:00 PM||5:45 PM||6:30 PM|
|BUS NORTHVIEW HS to AHS||Leave: 8:00 PM|| ||Arrive: 8:30 PM|
|AHS Chamber Orchestra *||7:15 PM||8:00 PM||8:45 PM|
|*Chamber students get rides 官方app彩票下载安装 on their own|
Solo & Ensemble Unit
After LGPE we will begin our Solo & Ensemble unit. Each member of the orchestra will participate in a small group and will also prepare a solo. Small groups will perform in class on May 10 and the Solo will be submitted via a YouTube upload, also due on May 10.
Please see the for a list of upcoming dates.