Symphony Orchestra Announcements
Dear Orchestra Families,
This Saturday is our Drive One fundraiser event. The money raised by this event allows the music program to exist as it does during these financial times. Please take the time to test drive a vehicle and encourage your friends and family to do so too. Sign up to drive or volunteer to help using the links below. There is also a flier if you would like to promote the event. Thank you in advance for participating and making this successful. See you there!
REMINDER: Please be sure your student has returned their sign-up sheet to their music teacher
Drive One UR School fundraiser is this Saturday, May 12th from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Harvest Elementary.
We need 300 drivers and there are still many slots to fill ! Please ask family, friends, neighbors to support the Saline Area Schools Music Programs. WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! All of the information pertaining to this event can be found in the documents below and by clicking on the hotlinks you may sign-up directly via Google Docs. 300 drivers = $6,000.00 for Saline music students.
This is how Drive One 4UR School works:
• Briarwood Ford will donate cars for the test drives
If you have any questions, please email SalineMusicParents@gmail.com
Hey SHS Orchestra students and families, this Sunday (3/18/12) there will be a free concert at Saline Middle School. Due to the tornado on Thursday, the Dexter Community Orchestra will be performing at SMS at 4pm. The concert is free but half of all the donations received will be donated to the Dexter tornado relief effort. This is a great opportunity to see an orchestra made up of adults who come together out of their shared love of music-making in a large orchestral setting. More importantly, we will be joined by two fabulous soloists, Paul and Linda Rosenthal. The Rosenthals have traveled all the way from Alaska to perform in the Ann Arbor area this week, including a small performance in second hour last week. Lastly, this is a free concert that will be perfect for getting that pesky concert requirement done before the trimester even starts. I hope some of you can make it, you might even notice a familiar face in the second violin section (wink).
Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Spohr: Concertante in B minor for Two Violins and Orchestra, Op. 88
Paul and Linda Rosenthal, violins
Anthony Elliott, conductor
Free admission, donations accepted, 50% will be contributed to tornado relief.
The high school has Trimester 2 Conferences this Thursday evening. Unfortunately, I will not be available to meet with you at conferences due to a scheduling conflict. I will be attending a workshop at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids and I will be unable to make it back for conferences. I am always available to discuss grades, instruments, student behavior, and student performance in class, either through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (734) 429-8000 ext. 2296.
Happy New Year!
The current seating assignments are attached below(as of 1-9-12).
Please be prepared to play the following excerpts in class Tuesday 12/21 and Wednesday 12/22.
Violins/Violas:Vivaldi, Rehearsal Letter D to the downbeat of F
Cello/Bass: Vivaldi, 4 ms. before D to the downbeat of E
I hope everyone is having a pleasant Thanksgiving break. The seating results from the last playing test are posted in the documents section.
As announced in class, our third and final playing test for Trimester 1 will be Thursday 11/17 and Friday 11/18 during class. Be prepared to perform the following excerpts:
Don Quixote: H-I
Don Quixote: 4 before C-D
Don Quixote: C-D
Don Quixote: H-I
Students should be prepared to perform the following excerpts during class on Friday, October 7th:
Any students seeking extra help should see Mr. Briere before or after school and/or schedule an appointment for a different time.
Now available on the orchestra office window, extra credit forms for the 2011-2012 school year.
Students may earn extra credit through a variety of activities which include:
The details for each are included on the form, make sure they are turned in before the end of the trimester. The form is also available in the Orchestra Department Files section of this website.
Students should be prepared to perform the excerpts listed below, in class Friday, September 16th. This playing test will allow me to assess everyone individually and determine seating for the Halloween concert.
Violins: Incantations m. 3-12 (violin 1 part for everyone)
Violas: Incantations m. 20-27
Cellos: Incantations m. 20-27
Basses: Arundel m. 88-end