CONCERTS









Concerts not only show what we learn, but also are fun ways to express and to share music!

Please save the dates and mark your calendar for the following four concerts, which are required as 40% of student's grade in strings classes:

  • FALL CONCERT- Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7pm
  • WINTER CONCERT- Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 7pm
  • SPRING CONCERT- Thursday, March 12, 2020, 7pm
  • END OF YEAR CONCERT- Tuesday, May 27, 2020, 7pm

Please click on the calendar below to see additional extracurricular concerts and events that enriches learning.

CONCERT EXPECTATIONS:

All concerts are required. Students are expected to demonstrate concert ettiquette both on stage and audience ettiquette during the concert. Students are expected to stay for the entire duration of the concert except for illness or death in the family or other family emergency. Special exceptions to leave early for parents due to work obligation must be communicated to me at least one week in advance.

CONCERT ETIQUETTE:

  • Please make sure all cell phones and electronic devices are turned off. Cell phones can interfere with wireless microphones and recording equipment, as well as creating unwanted noise.
  • While the performance is in progress, please remain seated and quiet. (If it becomes necessary to leave the auditorium, please do so between musical selections.)
  • If very young children become restless and disrupt others' ability to listen, please take them from the auditorium until they are quiet.
  • Please do not hum or clap along with the performers, unless specifically invited to do so.
  • Show your appreciation for the performance by clapping after each selection.
  • Whistling and cheering are not appropriate at a formal concert.

STUDENT PERFORMANCE ETIQUETTE:

  • Arrive at the assigned concert time in concert uniform.
  • Pay attention to the conductor
  • Listen to the other performing groups for the purpose of giving positive feedback and a performance critique.
  • Watch what other performing groups do well and what can be improved.
  • Keep all jeering, comments and talk to yourself.
  • Be quiet during the performance when you are in the audience or when you are in transit to the audience.
  • Take everything, especially music, with you when you leave the stage.
  • Be aware of your instrument, music, and surroundings. Put your instrument away only when given instructions by the chaperones.
  • Follow the instructions of the chaperones when going on and off stage.

The three A's to success:

A+++ ATTEND! APPRECIATE! APPLAUSE!