Grade 9 Strings

What's happening this week

  • Week of November 20-24th
    Brook green suite (listen) and play
    Ghosts of Brandenburg - tidy up any issues that came up from the prepared for an in class metronome test!

    Wednesday *please note that this is supposed to be your theory day but we have switched!*
    Play through with Liko 
    3.5 minutes only so we can get through everyone. You will more than likely be interrupted. 

    Theory day
    Posted Nov 19, 2017, 9:32 AM by Janice Mah
  • November 13-17th
    Counting is important: why?
    Clean the instruments day * please find cloths and use rubbing alcohol to clean fingerboards/strings on all instruments and chin rests
    Brook Green Suite
    Sectional work with Brandenburg *what Ms. Mah learned from sitting in the middle of the ensemble*

    Woe is me Wednesday/Open Mic: Grace, Heather, Jahleena, Kayla
    Bow connection and rhythms
    Intonation work - tuning octaves/tuning fifths/tuning 3rds
    Look at new piece for next semester?

    Time to work on World Music Project!
    Posted Nov 12, 2017, 5:40 AM by Janice Mah
  • Week of November 6-10th
    *please make sure you have your material ready and you show up to your rehearsal on time!
    Chorals: warm up
    Ensemble check

    *please make sure you have your material ready and you show up to your rehearsal on time!
    Chorals: warm up
    Ensemble check part 2 (if needed) if not...
    Chorale writing for two instruments- why? what? huh?
    Posted Nov 4, 2017, 7:51 PM by Janice Mah
  • Week of October 30-November 3rd
    Too bad Tuesday: Ceri, Emily, Erin, Grace
    *choice of playing something open mic or sight reading!
    *Anyone who has not completed their scale eval, etude eval or solo piece play through MUST play today
    - Mozart Ave Verum
    - (hand back in Holst) - hand back out new holst: Brook Green Suite
    - Rep Check discussion: which parts need to be learned in each section: Rep checks will begin next week!

    *Take your kids to work day!

    Brook Green Suite
    Time to work on World music project

    Posted Oct 29, 2017, 7:20 AM by Janice Mah
  • Week of October 23-27th
    Discussion: Masterclass with Yehonatan Berick
    Discussion: Etude and Solo evaluation prelims
    *Play the same snippet you've been playing for your etude videos.  Afterwards, perform 2-3 mins of your solo evaluation piece.  Ms. Mah will provide a little bit of feedback.  Use one chrome book to watch your video which can be found in your folder.  Start a new document and answer the last 3 questions from the etude assignment.  
    * Two practice rooms will be used for warming up.  One person will be performing and someone else will be waiting on deck.
    *three practice rooms can be used to complete etude assignment with chromebooks. 
    *the whole etude assignment will be due by Friday 11:59pm

    Chorale: conducting and performing
    *new fun piece to play during class

    Etude and solo evaluation prelim order:
    Villaneuva, Ceri
    Torres, Sebastian
    Stoyles, Terena
    Saint, Emily
    Pensa, Meaghan
    Peckham, Kayla
    Olo, Tuuli
    Nieuwenhuis, Samuel
    Metcalfe, Erin
    Mennier, Samuel
    Laatunen, Aliisa
    Iznardo, Rebeca

    ETUDE and solo evaluation prelim order:
    Kelly, Ava
    Hunnerup, Torben
    Humphries, Heather
    Hayword, Alison
    Greer, Grace
    Chambers, Jahleena
    Berektab, Alador
    Belenger, London
    Belen, Veronica
    Al-Idrissi, Sumaya
    Posted Oct 21, 2017, 6:02 PM by Janice Mah
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Recent list items

AssignmentDue DateLink
Dear Grade 12s...  Letter Assignment 
World Music   World music assignment 
Practice Journal October 6, 2017 practice journal (print off multiple) 
Practice journal October 6, 2017 Quality of Practice (Please print) 
Scale #1 October 12, 2017 Scale Requirements 
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Important Dates

Music Night Rehearsals: December 4-5th after school.
**Grade 9s if you are volunteering to usher, you MUST be there December 4th**
**Intermediate ensemble is expected to be at rehearsal on December 5th**

Music Night: December 8th *intermediate strings perform*

December Solo Evaluations - the order in which your name appears is the order you will perform!
November 30- Grade 12s
Dec 1- Grade 11, 10, 9