Goff Middle School Orchestra

Mr. Nathan Lawrence, director

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Having trouble with note reading?

Violin, Cello, and Bass students should try the

MUSIC TUTOR APP -- it's FREE!-- (iOS, here)  (Android, here)

I will work on getting instructions here to get the right settings on your app for your instrument.  In the meantime, you can see Mr. Lawrence for help in setting up your app.

Viola Students - Sorry, this app does not have viola clef YET... I've been told that they are working on it.  There are apps available, but not all are free.  I'm still researching this...

The circle of 5ths -- a useful tool for understanding key signatures.  You can find a version for your instrument in the ORCHESTRA DOCUMENTS section of this site.

The Mark Wood concert was a success.  Thank you to all who helped to make this possible.

The MARK WOOD DVD is expected to be finished by May 4 for distribution at the District-Wide String Festival.

Order forms are HERE.

NYSSMA is on June 2, 2017 at Farnsworth Middle School (Guilderland).  Application deadline is not past.

Recordings of NYSSMA pieces are on this page.


For the 2nd half of the year is on the DOCUMENTS PAGE .

Concert Dates:

6th Grade

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - District-Wide String Festival

Wednesday, May 17, 2016 - Spring Concert


7th Grade:

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - District-Wide String Festival

Monday, May 23, 2016 - Spring Concert

8th Grade:

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - District-Wide String Festival

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Spring Concert

UPDATED FOR 2017 - Go to the recordings page and listen to new pieces Mr. Lawrence is considering for this year.

(Orders have been made.  But do listen for suggestions for next year).


FREE SHEET MUSIC!!! - go to imslp.org - thousands of titles.  It's classical music in the public domain, and it's FREE!

Please check the recordings page and
listen to pieces we are playing.



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