8th Grade and Blue Jay Bluegrass concert May 15

The 8th grade orchestra and Blue Jay Bluegrass perform at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 15.  There will be a reception following honoring the 8th graders.


Summer Orchestra Camp for incoming 6th-8th graders, July 17 - 21, 2017. Click here for info and to register.

Strings at Sunrise Field Trip  Tuesday, May 16.  Permission forms were sent home Monday, May 8.  If you need another copy, you'll find them under Forms and Docs in the sidebar.


Here's what you need to work on at home and master this week.  

6th Grade Orchestra:

Work on...

  • Spotlight on Strings, book 2, p. 30-31
  • La Rejoissance
  • Lips are Moving
Quiz Friday: Your choice of p. 30, #4 Irish Reel; or on p. 31, #1,2, or 4.  

Break things down. Practice slowly for intonation and correct bowings.


Practice records are due each week.  Click to print a blank copy.


7th Grade Orchestra:
Work to master...
  • Vibrato practice
  • ET book: p. 20-21, 33
  • Rosin Eating Zombies
  • Air and Hornpipe

8th Grade Orchestra:

Work to master...
  • Vibrato practice
  • Scales: use the packet.  All scales are fair game.  Memorize fingerings and key signatures.
  • Warrior Legacy 
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Gentle Giant 
  • Beach Spring
  • Contredanse
All 5 of these pieces are on our May 15 concert.


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