Welcome to 5th Grade Orchestra!

April 9th-13th


Spring Week 12: Bryant, Glenwood, and Kenwood


Spring Week 13: Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Park, Emerson, Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills


April 2nd-6th


Spring Week 12: Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Park, Emerson, Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills


Bryant, Glenwood, and Kenwood did not have class this week.


March 26th-30th


Spring Week 11: Bryant, Glenwood, Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Park, Emerson, Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills, Kenwood


March 12th-16th


Spring Week 10: Bryant, Glenwood, Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Park, Emerson, Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills, Kenwood


March 5th-9th


Spring Week 9: Bryant, Glenwood, Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Park, Emerson, Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills, Kenwood


February 26th-March 2nd


Spring Week 8: Bryant, Glenwood, Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Park, Emerson, Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills, Kenwood


February 19th-23rd


Spring Week 7: Bryant, Glenwood, Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Park, Emerson, Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills, Kenwood


February 12th-14th (Early out on the 14th, no school on the 15th or 16th)


Spring Week 6: Bryant, Glenwood, Central, Meadowlark, Northeast


No class for... Park, Emerson, Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills, Kenwood


February 5th-9th


Spring Week 5: Bryant, Glenwood, Central, Meadowlark, Northeast


Spring Week 6: Park, Emerson, Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills, Kenwood


"Week 5" is a review week that I skipped at several schools in order to accommodate missed classes for February 14th, 15th, and 16th.


January 29th-February 2nd


Spring Week 4: Bryant, Glenwood, Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Park, Emerson, Kenwood


Spring Week 5: Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills


January 22nd-26th


Spring Week 3: Bryant, Glenwood, Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Park, Emerson, Kenwood


Spring Week 4: Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills


Kenwood review week with a substitute.


January 15th-19th


Spring Week 2: Bryant, Glenwood, Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Park, Emerson, Kenwood


Spring Week 3: Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills, Kenwood


January 8th-12th


Spring Week 1: Bryant, Glenwood, Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Park, Emerson


Spring Week 2: Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills, Kenwood



January 4th-5th


Spring Week 1: Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills, Kenwood



Optional Practicing Assignment over break.... Practicing BINGO! Students should try to complete as many bingo squares as possible. Each square should have a parent/guardian initial. BINGO sheets are due back on the first day of class in January!



December 4th-8th


Week 13:  Buffalo Hills, Park, Emerson, Windy Hills


Week 14: Glenwood, Northeast, Kenwood


Week 15: Bryant, Central, Meadowlark


Orchestra Karate Challenges are now up!


To complete a challenge, you will need to join our “5th Grade Orchestra 2017-2018” Class on Google Classroom by going to classroom.google.com. Click the “+” sign in the corner and click “Join Class". Use class code 1p0ly8 to join. Select which belt you would like to earn. Remember: you must go in order- no skipping all the way to black! Practice the challenge. You must be able to play all the way through it with no errors!When you are ready, record your challenge and submit it in order to earn your belt! For help recording, please see the "Orchestra Karate How-To" under "Forms and Documents" or on Google Classroom!


November 27th-December 1st


Week 11: Buffalo Hills, Kenwood


Week 12: Park, Emerson, Windy Hills


Week 13: Glenwood, Northeast


Week 14: Bryant, Central, Meadowlark


November 20th-21st (November 22nd-24th Thanksgiving Break)


Week 12: Glenwood


Week 13: Bryant, Central, Meadowlark


November 13th-17th


Week 10: Buffalo Hills, Kenwood 


Week 11: Glenwood, Park, Emerson, Windy Hills


Week 12: Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant


November 6th-10th


Week 9 Lesson: Buffalo Hills


Week 10: Glenwood, Park, Emerson, Windy Hills


Week 11: Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant


Kenwood did not have orchestra this week due to no school on Friday. 




October 30th-November 3rd


Week 8 Lesson (Week 8 Homework): Buffalo Hills, Kenwood (Kenwood students should also be looking ahead to #36, 41, 42, and 43. Kenwood will not have class next week.)


Week 9 Lesson (Week 9 Homework):  Glenwood, Park, Emerson, Windy Hills


Week 10 Lesson (Week 10 Homework): Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant



Concert Information will be sent home next week. For an additional copy, please see "2017 5th Winter Concert Info" under the "Forms and Documents" tab!



October 23rd-27th


Week 7 Lesson (Week 7 Homework): Buffalo Hills, Kenwood


Week 8 Lesson (Week 8 Homework): Glenwood, Park, Emerson, Windy Hills


Week 9 Lesson (Week 9 Homework): Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant


October 16th-20th 


Week 6 Lesson (Week 6 Homework- D String Notes): Buffalo Hills


Week 7 Lesson (Week 7 Homework): Glenwood, Park, Emerson, Windy Hills


Week 8 Lesson (Week 8 Homework): Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant


Kenwood did not have orchestra this week due to an early dismissal on Friday, October 20th. 


October 9th-13th


Week 5 Lesson (Week 5 Homework- Starting bows!): Buffalo Hills


Week 6 Lesson (Week 6 Homework- D String Notes): Glenwood, Park, Emerson, Windy Hills, Kenwood*


Week 7 Lesson (Week 7 Homework): Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant


*Kenwood will not have orchestra on Friday, October 20th due to the 2 hr early release. 


October 2nd-6th


Week 4 Lesson (Week 4 Homework): Buffalo Hills


Week 5 Lesson (Week 5 Homework- Starting bows!): Glenwood, Park, Emerson, Windy Hills, Kenwood


Week 6 Lesson (Week 6 Homework- D String Notes): Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant


September 25th-29th


Week 4 Lesson (Week 4 Homework): Glenwood, Park, Emerson


Week 5 Lesson (Week 5 Homework- Starting bows!): Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant**


Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills, and Kenwood did not have class this week because there was no school on Thursday and Friday. 


**Starting next week (October 2nd), Bryant will be moving from Wednesdays to Mondays. Students should bring their instruments and orchestra materials on Mondays for the remaindered of the school year. 


September 18th-22nd


Week 3 Lesson (Week 3 Homework): Glenwood, Buffalo Hills*, Park, Emerson


Week 4 Lesson (Week 4 Homework): Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant, Windy Hills*, Kenwood*


*Buffalo Hills, Windy Hills, and Kenwood will not have class next week because there is no school. 


September 11th-September 15th


Week 2 Lesson (Bow Hold Checklist homework): Glenwood, Buffalo Hills


Week 3 Lesson (Week 3 Homework): Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant, Windy Hills, Kenwood


Park and Emerson did not have class this week due to the early release. 



September 5th-September 8th


Week 1 Lesson (no homework): Buffalo Hills


Week 2 Lesson (Bow Hold Checklist): Central, Meadowlark, Northeast, Bryant, Park*, Emerson*, Windy Hills, Kenwood


Glenwood did not have class this week due to Labor Day. 


*Park & Emerson students will not have class on Wednesday, September 13th due to the early release. 


Elementary Orchestra Handbook forms should be returned the week of September 11th-15th. 



For extra copies of the homework assignment or handouts, please see Forms & Documents. 









Parents: Looking for more opportunities to get involved? Please "Like" our parent group on Facebook "KPS OPUS-- Parent Orchestra Group" for information about upcoming volunteer opportunities and reminders of upcoming events!






Upcoming Events for 5th Grade:


November 30th - Kearney High School CHaT; Times to be determined


May 8th - Combined 5th-7th grade Concert- Kearney High School, time to be determined





Required Materials

The following materials are required for participation in orchestra:

  • an instrument of the correct size
  • Essential Elements for Strings, Book 1 (with EEi)
  • a music stand for practicing at home
  • Rosin, shoulder rest (violins/violas), rock stop (cello/bass)
  • pencil
Please have these materials by the second week of class. Thank you!

 Schedule of Orchestra Classes

Monday
    8:00-9:45    KHS
    10:00-11:45  Middle School (Even HMS, Odd SMS)
    12:40-1:10    Bryant
    2:30-3:00    Glenwood
    3:15-4:00    Sunrise after school help

Tuesday
    8:30-9:30    Central
    10:00-11:45 Middle School (Even HMS, Odd SMS)
    2:05-3:05    Meadowlark

Wednesday
    8:00-8:30    Northeast 
    10:00-11:45 Middle School (Even HMS, Odd SMS)
    1:00-2:00    Park
    2:30-3:00    Emerson
    3:15-4:00    Sunrise after school help

Thursday   
    8:00-10:00   KHS
    10:00-11:45 Middle School (Even HMS, Odd SMS)
    1:00-1:30     Buffalo Hills
    2:15-2:45     Windy Hills
    3:15-4:00    Horizon after school help
   
Friday
    8:00-10:00    KHS
    10:00-11:45  Middle School (Even HMS, Odd SMS)
    2:30-3:00      Kenwood