MANNION MIDDLE SCHOOL

ORCHESTRA

Mr. Riley - Director


ORCHESTRA EXPECTATIONS

RETURN THE CONTRACT(PAGE 11) BY AUGUST 17

WELCOME TO THE ORCHESTRA

WOW: #1 Due Monday August 13, 2018100pts

Access the Mannion Orchestra Website at the address listed below. Read the Orchestra Expectations. Download and print the contract fill it out and you and your parent/guardian sign it. Turn in by Thursday August 16, 2017. Friday = 0pts

https://sites.google.com/nv.ccsd.net/mannion-ms--orchestras/home

I am delighted to welcome you to the Mannion Middle School Orchestra Program. I know you will relish being a part of this ever edifying coterie that strives for superior performance and musical excellence.

The objectives of this program are to improve student musical performance, foster self-discipline, and reinforce their abilities to work as a team and within an aggregation. This is accomplished through individual practice, rehearsals, and performances, aligned with the specific expectations for each student. Successful, meaningful, enjoyable musical performance is the ultimate goal.

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length (If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

Music is an integral part of a well-rounded educational program. This art has a distinguished record of building self-discipline and integrity, as well as providing unique opportunities for self-expression and creativity. Through this orchestra program, each student will strive for and attain his or her maximum musical potential, while gaining a deeper appreciation for the theory and performance of music.

This will be my final year of teaching as retirement is looming. As usual I look forward to a gloriously successful musical year, and I am delighted that you will be a part of the Mannion music experience. Together we will strive for and achieve musical excellence.

John H. Riley

Orchestra Director

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Welcome to the Orchestra 1

Table of contents 2

Orchestra goals and objectives 3

Course outline 3

Grading Framework 3

Grading Procedure 4

Extra Credit 4

Daily attendance and participation 4

Behavior Expectations 5

Extra Rehearsals and sectionals 5

Classroom Rules and Mannion Expectations 5

Performances 6

Performance tests 6

Uniforms 7

Uniform guidelines 7

Music Books/Supplies 8

Sheet Music 8

Equipment/Instruments 8

Fund Raising 8

Private Lessons 8

District Honor Orchestra/Solo & Ensemble 8

Las Vegas Youth Orchestra 8

Commitment Contract Form 9

Calendar 10

Private Teacher List Will Be Supplied Upon Request

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ORCHESTRA GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

IN ACCORDANCE WITH NATIONAL AND NEVADA EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS

AND

THE CCSD MUSIC CURRICULUM

Goals:

The orchestra experience will include continuing instruction in music reading and techniques for developing playing skills.

The orchestra experience will include further study of theory and musical interpretations.

Emphasis is on performance, including proper rehearsal and performance practices.

Students will be encouraged to pursue private instruction.

Objectives:

To develop a more extensive range over the finger board, utilizing proper finger patterns, shifting, and positions (advanced group).

To further develop bowing techniques.

To understand and develop a concept of good intonation.

To develop an awareness of good tone production.

To extend knowledge of scales, key signatures, and their related finger patterns.

To develop an understanding of various rhythm patterns.

To contribute, in a positive way, to the ensemble quality, balance, and overall sound.

To demonstrate the ability to recognize and perform musical symbols and expressive markings.

To become acquainted with different musical styles and various periods of music history.

To develop the incentive to reach the highest possible standards for both rehearsals and performances.

To develop self-discipline by functioning as a responsible member of the organization.

To experience achievement and pleasure through group involvement.

COURSE OUTLINE

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August/September - Prepare for School Honor Orch. Audition

October/November - Honor Orch. Concert

December/January -Prepare for Holiday Concert, Solo/Ensemble and Festival (Optional with private teacher instruction)

February/March - Advanced Orch. Fest, Solo & Ensemble Festival

April/May -Intermediate Orchestra Festival Spring Concert Solo Olympics

Equipment is as follows: Pencil, instrument, music, tuner.

GRADING FRAMEWORK FOR MANNION MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Grades will come from two domains: the PERFORMANCE domain, which will constitute the greater portion of the grade and the PREPARATION domain, which will be the lesser component.

The PERFORMANCE domain is a reflection of the fact that, in assessing student mastery of content and skills, final products are the best indicator of proficiency. Show what you know; show what you can do.

The PREPARATION domain is a reflection of the belief that performance proficiency generally has to be developed through work and effort that prepares the student to be able to demonstrate ability to perform.

Therefore, the following grading framework has been developed for the Mannion Middle School Music Department:

PREPARATION DOMAIN PERFORMANCE DOMAIN

Beginning Ensembles 40% Preparation 60% Performance

Intermediate Ensembles 40% Preparation 60% Performance

Advanced Ensembles 40% Preparation 60% Performance

Semesters Exam Grade 20% of the Semester Grade

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length (If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

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GRADING PROCEDURE (points – each event)

(All Tests -5 points Extra Credit for Memorization)

Advanced Orchestra – Performances(Concert, etc.) : 500 each event

Winter, Festival, Spring, , Fall, Solo Olympics, (Additional as scheduled)

Special After school Rehearsals 250 each

Playing reseating In-class Performance Tests 100 each

Reseating Tests: (20) -1 Points 100 each

Concert Attendance: (4) -25 Points 25x4 100

Word Of the Week (WOW) 10 -100

Daily Class Participation and Citizenship 100.0% to 89.5% = A

89.4% to 79.5% = B

79.4% to 69.5% = C

69.4% to 59.5% = D

Below 59.4% = F

Intermediate Orchestra - Performances (Concert, etc.): 500 each event

Winter, Pre-Festival, Spring, Solo Olympics, (Additional as scheduled)

Special After school Rehearsals 250 each

Playing reseatingIn class Performance tests: (4)-10 Points 100 each

Reseating Tests: (20) -1 Points 100 each

Concert Attendance: (4) -25 Points 25x4: 100

Word Of the Week (WOW) 10 -100

Daily Class Participation and Citizenship

100.0% to 89.5% = A

89.4% to 79.5% = B

79.4% to 69.5% = C

69.4% to 59.5% = D

Below 59.4% = F

Beginning Orchestra-Performances :(3) 500

Winter, Spring ,Solo Olympics

Special After school Rehearsals 100

Playing /Reseating Tests, in-class performances,: 100

Concert Attendance: (4) -25 Points 25x4: 100

Word Of the Week (WOW) 10 -100

Daily Class Participation and Citizenship

100.0% to 89.5% = A

89.4% to 79.5% = B

79.4% to 69.5% = C

69.4% to 59.5% = D

Below 59.4% = F

Solo Olympics Grading: 100.0% to 89.5% = A - Superior

89.4% to 79.5% = B – Excellent

79.4% to 69.5% = C - Good

Below 69.4% = F No Show or Unprepared

Semester Exams

20% of the semester Grade is valued, or influenced by the Semester exam.

50% of Semester exam grade value is written, WOW, and note recognition, terms, history, theory

50% of the Semester 1 Grade exam value is by performance of assigned scales

50% of the Semester 2 exam grade value is by Solo Olympics performance

and required attendance at the Solo Olympics Awards Ceremony

WOW - WORD OF THE WEEK

Written homework assignments

Always due the FIRST day of the week!!!

However, they will be accepted until before the bell on Thursday

Must be submitted on an 8 ½ by 11 paper

Scoring is determined by the complexity of the assignment

Equipment is as follows: Pencil, instrument, music, tuner.

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DAILY ATTENDANCE, PARTICIPATION, AND CITIZENSHIP

Because of the nature of this activity, your attendance, attitude, and participation in daily rehearsals affect the product of the entire group. For this reason, great importance is placed in this area. To put it simply...if you are not there, prepared and ready to work, you cannot attain your highest musical goals. Please keep this in mind when contemplating tardiness (don’t), absences, and your behavior in class. This grade is reflected in your citizenship portion of your grade. Being tardy is considered as class disruption. Parents will be notified.

Be on time, in your seat with your music on your stand, playing your instrument for warming up.

Play String Instruments with the proper, natural Hand Position,

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length(If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

Your citizenship “GRADE” reflects your Performance/Concert Etiquette, attitude, effort, and class participation

BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

1. . Students are encouraged to respond to any adult with respect.

2. Students are encouraged to make eye contact. When someone is speaking, students will keep their eyes on him or her all times. If someone makes a comment, turn and face that person.

Be in your seat, with all necessary equipment, warming up by playing your instrument while Mr. Riley takes attendance.

EXTRA CREDIT AND MAKE-UP

Extra Credit - up to 50 Points Each (Teacher permission required)

Concert Attendance (other than our performances)

Sectionals, Special after-school rehearsals, Special performances, Solo and Ensemble, Research papers, Las Vegas Youth Orchestra, Youth Camerata, Honor Orchestra, Etc. Consult with Mr. Riley

Make-up work that is turned in without having prior approval will not be accepted and credit shall not be earned.

Director-Assigned (Mr. Riley) Music poster for Pre-excused concert or festival performance absence within three school days of the event and

Completed within one week after assigned in compliance with CCSD policy (points awarded with quality of work)

This does not replace the performance experience.

Participation in the daily rehearsal and/or lesson..

Full daily credit will not be earned if student is tardy

No credit is earned if the student is absent; however, absences can be made up through director-approved extra credit.

No credit is earned if the student forgets his/her instrument, music, or other necessary equipment.

The amount of credit earned by each student is determined by his/her attitude, effort, and participation.

If a student cannot play because of an injury or a broken instrument, a note from the parent and/or doctor explaining the situation will be required. No credit will be earned in this case; however, credit may be made up. (See extra credit/make-up).

Equipment is as follows: Pencil, instrument, music, tuner.

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length (If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

When Mr. Riley raises his hand all sounds must stop within the count of three (3 seconds) and all student’s attention shall be on Mr. Riley. Failure to abide by this rule will result in loss of daily points.

Demonstrate proper instrument care at all times. The bow is not a sword and could be considered a dangerous weapon if used improperly (a visit to the Dean). Do not tap your bow against the music stand at any time for any reason.

Tapping the bow will cause it to break. Never hang an instrument from a music stand: if not in use, return it to its case.

Work to your full potential at all times.

Do not talk to stand partners during rehearsal.

No gum or grub permitted in our classroom. Water only – at the beginning or end of class, ONLY

Take care of bathroom necessities between classes. Bathroom passes shall not be issued.

IF THE ABOVE CLASSROOM RULES OR EXPECTATIONS ARE VIOLATED, THE FOLLOWING CONSEQUENCES SHALL APPLY:

Warning that the rule or expectation is being violated.

Reduction of daily participation and citizenship.

Putting instrument away for remainder of class.

Email and /or Phone call to parents.

After school detention.

Referral to the dean/principal.

Removal from class.

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EXTRA REHEARSALS AND SECTIONALS

Extra sectionals allow for many things not attainable during the regular rehearsal period. An after-school sectional will allow for unique problems of like instruments and/or students to be dealt with without holding up the whole orchestra. The sectional should be viewed as a chance for more individualized help.

Extra rehearsals for string orchestra are held to provide ample time for concert preparation, festival/contest preparation, as well as individual instruction time and attention to specific musical “problems” that need additional time to be worked out.

Full credit will not be earned if student is tardy.

No credits can be earned if student is absent.

Absence will cause the student to not attend the concert, or festival.

The amount of credits earned by each student shall be determined by his/her effort, attitude, and participation

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CLASSROOM RULES AND EXPECTATIONS

The success of our orchestra depends highly on the type of daily rehearsals we have. Structure is an important element for successful rehearsals. It is very important that every student work as a productive team member and always remember the following four rules during class and rehearsal time:

· LOOK at the director, or the person in charge of the class when he/she is addressing you or the class.

· LISTEN to the director or person in charge of the group.

· RESPECT the director, person in charge, your fellow students, musicians and the property of others.

· PARTICIPATE with the director and the rest of the class and try to do your best at all times.

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length (If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

PERFORMANCES

Every member of the orchestra is a key performer and serves a vital role in the musical organization. The success of the entire orchestra depends upon all musicians attending scheduled performances

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length (If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

Performances are not optional!

You will not perform in a concert with long nails. That means loss of credit.

A FAILING GRADE WILL BE EARNED FOR THE MISSED PERFORMANCE

Performances are a required part of the class and cannot be made up. Dates, and times, shall be announced in advance by the director. Performance Dates must be entered in to the students Agendas. Please see the calendar.(p.11)

Due to the nature of a concert or performance, it cannot be made up if you are absent. Therefore, students will be expected to be at all concerts and performances. Absences for a performance must be cleared with the director. A note from the parent stating the reason for the absence, well in advance of the concert, will be required. However, this will not automatically excuse the student from a concert, nor allow the student to make up a passing grade. You will not receive credit for a performance you do not attend & perform.

The total points earned will be determined by attendance, proper dress, behavior, performance, proper concert etiquette, and set up/tear down before and after the performance.

The rare excused absences (for unforeseen emergencies), will require a special assignment (usually a Music themed poster) from Mr. Riley, and will be within CCSD grading and guidelines. A passing grade = (60-70%)

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UNIFORMS

BEGINNING ORCHESTRA

Ladies - WHITE BLOUSE, BLACK SKIRT OVER KNEE LENGTH, BLACK DRESS SHOES. (NO SANDALS OR ATHLETIC SHOES)

Gentlemen - WHITE DRESS SHIRT, LONG TIE, BLACK DRESS PANTS (NO LEVI OR CARGO PANTS), BLACK SOCKS (Black socks will be available for $20/pair.), BLACK DRESS SHOES (NO ATHLETIC SHOES)

INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA

Ladies – Concert Orchestra Shirt, black skirt or slacks over the knee (no capris, cargo, Yoga, etc.), with black dress shoes.

Gentlemen - Concert Orchestra Shirt, black dress pants (no Levis), black socks, black dress shoes (no athletic shoes). Black socks will be available for $20/pair.

ADVANCED ORCHESTRA

Ladies – Mannion Uniform dress, with black dress shoes

Gentlemen – Mannion Supplied, Uniform Blazer, white Tux shirt, Red tie.

Black Dress pants (no Levis), Black socks (Black socks will be available for $20/pair.), and Black Dress shoes (no athletic shoes)

Monday May 13: Blazers will be returned, Dry-cleaned, in a plastic cover with an attached receipt. Dresses must be properly cleaned and on a hanger as per instructions.

ALL UNIFORMS RETURNED UNCLEAN ARE SUBJECT TO A $50 CLEANING FEE

UNIFORM GUIDELINES

YOU MUST BE IN APPROVED (BY MR. RILEY)CONCERT PERFORMANCE UNIFORM TO PERFORM IN THE ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES!

1. Always display proper conduct while in uniform.

2. Never eat anything while in uniform.

3. Hair must be neat, clean, and natural color.

4. Do not wear any jewelry, watches or piercings at a performance.

FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE ABOVE GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF POINTS FROM THE STUDENT’S PERFORMANCE GRADE.

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MUSIC BOOKS/ SUPPLIES

Any and all books that is required for the Orchestra classes. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced musicians will need:

1 INCH 3 RING BINDER, WITH OUT A ZIPPER, 25 PLASTIC PAGE PROTECTORS

MUSIC BOOKS:

Beginners:

Method: Essential Elements - Book One

Equipment is as follows: Pencil, instrument, music, tuner.

SHEET MUSIC

Students are responsible for their own music. The following procedures will be followed:

1. Music will be checked out from the orchestra director.

2. All music will be put in the Music folder.

3. It is the student’s responsibility to remove all music from the stand after each rehearsal.

4. Students will pay for replacement of all lost sheet music at a cost of 50 CENTS for each page.

EQUIPMENT/INSTRUMENTS

Students are expected to provide their own instruments for our orchestra program. Most can be rented or purchased from a local music store. Many dealers offer financing or a rent-to-own program. A list of local music stores and dealers can be provided by the director upon student request.

EACH STUDENT WILL NEED: a soft cleaning cloth (supplied), and rosin.

VIOLINISTS AND VIOLISTS: will need a shoulder rest. Consulate with Mr. Riley for help select a proper shoulder rest

CELLO AND BASS PLAYERS: will need a rock stop or strap.

There are a limited number of school instruments available for loan to beginners at no cost. However, they will be handed out randomly and as the musical ensemble instrumentation needs for a balanced orchestra sound.

FUND-RAISING

Fund-raising is very important. It gives our orchestra the necessary funds to buy new music and equipment. Each student will be expected to participate in each fund-raising event unless a parent or guardian specifically requests, in writing, that their child be excused from fund raising. The child shall not be punished in any way for not fund-raising. Students and Parents are responsible for fund-raising materials.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private instruction is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended. . A list of private instructors will be available upon request.

DISTRICT HONOR ORCHESTRA AND

LAS VEGAS YOUTH ORCHESTRA (LVYO):

All orchestra students are eligible and encouraged to participate in District Honor Orchestra and LVYO. All students auditioning must get the approval of the director and must demonstrate mastery of the audition music and scales.

SOLO & ENSEMBLE:

All orchestra students are eligible for the Clark County School District Solo and Ensemble Festival. Private lessons are a prerequisite for participation. The performer will need to provide his/her own accompanist (piano). Be aware, accompanists charge a fee for their services. Please, the pieces are to be classical in nature, not pop/movie songs.

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COMMITMENT CONTRACT FORM

I have read and am willing to abide by all the guidelines set forth in the previous pages. I understand that being a part of the Orchestra Program is an important commitment and that extra rehearsals are sometimes a necessary and important part of this class. I fully understand my obligations to be a responsible orchestra member. I will come into class every day and be seated with my instrument out, ready to play,

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length (If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.) I realize that if I do not live up to the standards outlined in this handbook, it may affect my grade, opportunities to perform, or membership in the orchestra.

STUDENTS NAME (PRINT)_______________________________________________

STUDENTS SIGNATURE_______________________________________________

STUDENTS ADDRESS (PRINT) ___________________________________________

PHONE_________________ AGE _______ BIRTHDAY _____________________

INSTRUMENT____________________________________

PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR (PRINT) ________________________PHONE___________

As a parent, I have read the handbook and understand what is expected of my child. I will support my child in the orchestra. I fully understand my child’s obligations to the orchestra program. I do realize that if my child does not live up to the standards outlined in this handbook, it may affect his/her grade, opportunities to perform, or membership in the orchestra.

PARENT’S NAME (PRINT) _________________________________________________

PARENT’S SIGNATURE _________________________________________________

PARENT’S ADDRESS (PRINT) _____________________________________________

PARENT’S CELL PHONE________________________HOME___________________

PARENT’S E-MAIL ADDRESS____________________________________________

RETURN THIS FORM TO MR. RILEY

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2018 - 2019 MANNION MS ORCHESTRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

There will be modifications and required additions to the calendar as the school year progresses

These dates and times must be written in student agendas

REQUIRED PERFORMANCES ARE BOLD AND UNDERLINED

September 2018

9/29 Honor Orchestra Auditions at CLARK HS

October

WEDNESDAY 10th Mannion Orchestra Fall Concert – 6:00pm

10/20 Middle School Violin Day at Centennial HS

November

11/10 2:00pm Honor Orchestra Concert UNLV Ham Hall

December

Tuesday12/2 Combined Beginning Orchestra Rehearsal 2:15-3:31 Room 200

Thursday 6thMannion Orchestras Holi-winter Concert 6:00pm 5:30 - call

January 2019

Saturday 1/26 Bass Workshop at Liberty HS

February

2/9 CCSD Middle School Solo & Ensemble Festival at Clark High School

Saturday 2/16 Viola Fest at TBD

March

Saturday 3/2 Cello Day Workshop at Basic HS

Wednesday 3/19 Mannion Pre Festival Concert 6:30 5:30 call Concert and Philharmonic Orchestras Only

Wednesday 27 CCSD MS Orchestra Festival Ham Hall UNLV TBA (Advanced Orch)

(Tentative) Intermediate (Concert) Orchestra Festival – Rancho HS (Time TBA)

April

Tuesday 30th Beginning Orchestra Rehearsal Rm200 2:15-3:15pm

(Late bus will be available)

May

Thursday 2nd Beginning Concert and Philharmonic Orchestras Spring Concert 6:00pm 5:30 call

Saturday 5/4 MMS Philharmonic Orchestra/Choir California Tour

Monday – 5/13 Return Uniforms and Dresses (Properly Cleaned)

Wednesday 8th Solo Olympics (200s&600s) 3-5:30pm –

Awards(Gym) 6:00pm(Attendance Required)



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SUPER WOW: #16-A

A very tasty WOW!

Monday December 17

Part A DUE 12/17 Name_____________________________________Period___

Are you, “Ready to *meat* your fate?”

Do you know your salami from your Salaman? Do you know your boudin from your Borodin? Answer these questions to find out...

Although you may have been unaware of it before taking this quiz, some composers’ names sound a lot like they could be types of sausages. There are also a few sausages that sound like they could be composers.

Is it a composer or a sausage? Total Points - 180

If it’s a sausage…It is a sausage! (8 points)

If it’s a composer(5pts), include the dates born and died(5pts), and the musical period(5pts). Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, and/or Modern. (5pts each)

1A. Boudin

Sausage

Composer

2A. Sabodet

Composer

Sausage

3A. Blumenthal

Composer

Sausage

4A. Biroldo

Sausage

Composer

5A. Galás

Sausage

Composer

6A. Gluck

Composer

Sausage

7A. Morcón

Composer

Sausage

8A. Pepusch

Composer

Sausage

9A. Reicha

Sausage

Composer

10A. Dorff

Composer

Sausage

11A. Quantz

Composer

Sausage

12A. Goetta

Sausage

Composer




SUPER WOW: #16-B

A very tasty WOW!

Monday December 17

Part B DUE 12/17 Name_____________________________________Period___

Are these words composers or types of pasta?

Think you can tell your pasta from your composers? Total Points - 220

It is time to put your knowledge to the test with our Composer or Pasta quiz!

Is it a composer or is it a type of pasta? Do you know your Rigatoni from your Respighi?

Can you get a perfect score? If it’s a Pasta…it is a Pasta. 8 and 9 points

If it’s a composer(5pts), include the dates born and died(5pts), and the musical period(5pts). Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, and/or Modern. (5pts each)

1 B

Filini is a...

Pasta

Composer


2B

Bucatini is a...

Pasta

Composer


3B

Campagnoli is a...

Composer

Pasta


4B

Bazzini is a...

Pasta

Composer


5B

Zitoni is a...

Pasta

Composer


6B

Sorprese is a...

Composer

Pasta


7B

Testaroli is a...

Composer

Pasta


8B

Pinottini is a...

Composer

Pasta


9B

Piccinni is a...

Composer

Pasta


10B

Capellini is a...

Pasta

Composer


11B

Pizzetti is a...

Pasta

Composer


12B

Tuffoli is a...

Composer

Pasta


13B

Bertoncini is a...

Composer

Pasta


14B

Dragonetti is a...

Pasta

Composer


15B

Saverio Mercadente is a...

Composer

Pasta

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>>>NEWS FLASH<<<

WOW #15 is now due Monday

December 10th

There will be another hint on Friday!

WOW: #15

Due Monday

December – 3rd

1. Who are the two musicians in the new picture in Room 200? 25pts

2. What instruments are they playing? 25pts

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>>REQUIRED<< BEGINNING ORCHESTRA

AFTER SCHOOL REHEARSAL

Late bus passes will be available

You must attend this rehearsal to perform in the December 6th concert!

TUESDAY, DEC. 4

2:15-3:15

ROOM 200

This is a graded Event

Reminder: Concert dress is not required for the Rehearsal

Concert Dress: White dress shirt or blouse, Black skirt or dress pants (No Levi or cargo or yoga), Dress black shoes (no athletic shoes or flip flops), Black socks. If you are not in acceptable uniform, you will not perform in the concert. {11/30/2018}



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WOW: #14

Tuesday November 13

1. 2020 - 250th birthday? Whose? 20pts

2. What year and day was he born? 20pts

3. Where was he born? 20pts

4. How many symphonies did he compose? 20pts

5. What was his dog’s name?

Total 100 points


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WOW: #13

Monday November 5

1. What Instrument do you play? 20pts

2 What is a concerto? 20pts

3 Name 3 famous solo concerti for your instrument.

20pts each (3 x 20 = 60).

Violin:

Johann S. B.

Ludwig V. B.

Pyotr I. T.

Viola:

Georg P.T.

Hector B.

Bella B.

Cello:

Joseph H.

Anton D.

Edgar E.

Double Bass:

Domenico D.

Giovanni Bot.

Anthony R. (Whalesong)

TOTAL POINTS - 100




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WOW: #12

Monday October 29

A Halloween joke!

1 required – 10 points

Up to 10 accepted.

Repeat or copied not accepted


Examples:

What do you call wood when it’s scared?.

Petrified!

What treat do eye doctors give out on Halloween?

Candy corneas.

What plants like Halloween the most?

Bam-BOO!

What are a ghost’s favorite rides at the Knott’s Scary Farm?

The scary-go-round and rollerghoster!

Why couldn’t the ghost see its mom and dad?

Because they were trans-parents!

What do you get if you cross Bambi with a ghost?

Bamboo.

What is Dracula’s favorite circus act?

He always goes for the juggler!



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Second Period:

Homework - What does TOTENTANZ mean?

Due Thursday, 10/25



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WOW: #11

Due Monday

October 22, 2018

1. Half Step: A half step is the ______________ distance between two notes. 25pts

2.Whole Step: A whole step is ______half steps combined. 25pts

3.Natural: A natural sign __________ a flat (b) or a sharp (#) and remains in effect for the _________ measure. 50pts

Total of 100 points



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Extra Credit

Attend the Henderson Symphony concert:

FRIDAY October 19 - Green Valley Pavilion - 8:00 PM

or

SATURDAY October 20 - Lake Las Vegas - 5:00 PM

Turn in a program Monday Oct.22

25 points

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WOW: #10

Monday October 15

What is your name? 10pts

What are the names of the open strings (highest sounding to lowest sounding) of your instrument? 10pts each (40)

Total 50 Points




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Today, October 8th, is the beginning of the fabulous POPCORN fundraiser!!!

Delicious and supper yummy.

Turn in for orders is October 23 with a Mid. November delivery.

Just before the Holidays!

Great gifts or gift yourself.



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WOW

Extra Credit

50 pts

Attend Philharmonic Orchestra Fall concert

October 10 - 6:00pm

Mannion Gym

Turn in a program

Thursday October 11

ONLY



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MAKE-UP TURN IN DAY

December 10th ONLY

60% credit, if it is 100% correct!

for Missing, Incorrect ,Late, "My Dog Ate It", it was stolen by escaped Area 51 Aliens, etc.

Words Of Week



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WOW: #8

Due Monday

October 1, 2018

1. What do you call someone who plays a Violin? 20pts

2. What do you call someone who plays a Viola? 20pts

3. What do you call someone who plays a Cello? 20pts

4. What do you call someone who plays a String Bass? 20pts

5. What do you call someone who makes violins, violas, cellos, and string basses? 20pts (Careful! This one is a little tricky!

Hint: The word starts with the letter {L})

100 points Total



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The week of Sept.24 to 28

1st period Philharmonic:

  • Tuning
  • CCSD Required Scales - DM, bm, GM, em, CM, am
  • Extra time will be
  • Warm-up
  • Choral
  • Bowga excersizes - Student leaders
    • Working for long bow strokes and proper bow contact
  • Music for performance - fall concert
    • Yankee doodle
    • Creatures
    • Viking Longship

2nd period Music Explorations:

    • Classic to Romantic periods
      • Beethoven - transition
        • "Video - Beethoven lives upstairs"
        • Composer and performer work sheets

4 and 5 period Beginning Orchestra:

  • The Bow!!!
    • Pages 4,5,6,7

6th period Concert:

  • Tuning
  • CCSD Required Scales -D M, G M C M
  • Warm-up
  • Choral
    • Bowga Excersizes
  • Music for performance
    • William Tell
    • War Drums

WOW: #7

Due Monday

September 24, 2018

EIGHTH NOTES:

1. Each Eighth Note = Beat (20pts)

2. Two Eighth Notes= Beat (20pts)

TEMPO MARKINGS:

3. Tempo is the ___________in music.(10pts)

4. The Tempo is usually written in

what language _____________?(10pts)

5. Allegro Means - ____________________.(10pts)

6. Moderato Means - __________________.(10pts)

7. Andante Means - ___________________.(10pts)

8. Largo Means - _____________________.(10pts)

Total of 100 points

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The week of Sept.17 to 21

1st period Philharmonic:

  • Tuning
  • CCSD Required Scales - All 8
  • Warm-up
  • Choral
  • Bowga excersizes - Student leaders
    • Working for long bow strokes and proper bow contact
  • Music for performance - fall concert
    • Yankee doodle
    • Creatures
    • Viking Longship

2nd period Music Explorations:

    • Classic to Romantic periods
      • Beethoven - transition
        • "Video - Beethoven lives upstairs"
        • Composer and performer work sheets

4 and 5 period Beginning Orchestra:

  • The Bow!!!
    • Pages 4,5,6,7

6th period Concert:

  • Tuning
  • CCSD Required Scales -D M, G M C M
  • Warm-up
  • Choral
    • Bowga Excersizes
  • Music for performance
    • William Tell
    • War Drums



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WOW: #6

Due Monday

September 17, 2018

1. What Major and minor Scales have 2 Sharps(#)? (20pts.)

2. What Major and minor Scales have 1 Sharp(#)? (20pts.)

3. What Major and minor Scales have 1 Flat(b)? (20pts.)

4. What Major and minor Scales have no Sharps(#) or Flats(b)? (20pts.)

5. Niccolo Paganani, was most famous for playing what instrument?(10pts)6. Paganani was given a violin made by Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri 'del Gesù’, a gift from an amateur violinist and businessman. Paganini played on this instrument for the rest of his life, fondly calling it (WHAT?10pts.), referring to the explosive sound that he was able to make it produce.100points total


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The week of September

10 to 14

Monday -

1st period

CCSD Required Scales - Majors D, G, C

2nd finger placement for improved intonation

Warm-up

Star Spangled Banner


    • Viking Longships
    • New music - "Creatures"

To quote the composer, Mr. Balmages: "Creatures is a musical representation of a dark and sinister night full of strange happenings and ghoulish encounters." Mr. Balmages successfully captures the Halloween mood.

Instruct tuner usage and implement self tuning.


Warm-up

Star Spangled Banner

2nd period:

  • Classical period - Haydn and Mozart
  • Movie music - that represents various musical periods
    • Homework - write down 3 of your favorite movies that have music you enjoy.
  • The most popular best known movie tune is "Somewhere of the Rainbow"

4th Period and 5th period

THE BOW

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WOW: #5

Due Monday

September 10, 2018

1.Draw a STAFF – 10pts

2.Draw your CLEF on the STAFF – 10pts

3.Draw the KEY SIGNATURE for D MAJOR on the STAFF - 10pts

4.Who Wrote the ADAPTION of A MOZART MELODY? – 10pts

5.What year was he born? - 10pts

Total of 50 points


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WOW: #4

Due Tuesday

September 4, 2018

What are the dates and locations of?

  • 1.Violin Day
  • 2.Bass Workshop
  • 3.Viola Fest
  • 4.Cello Day

25 points each = 100 points




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VIOLIN DAY October 20, 2018 | Centennial HS

BASS WORKSHOP January 26, 2019 | Liberty HS

VIOLA FEST February 16, 2019 | Ed W. Clark HS

CELLO DAY March 2, 2019 | Basic HS

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The Week of August 27-31

First Period: Advanced Orchestra

SEATING TEST - CCSD D Major Scale

(Extra Credit - b minor)

100 points 105 if from memory

Hand out Music for fall concert:

    • Yankee Doodle
    • Viking Longships

Instruct tuner usage and implement self tuning.

Work on basic CCSD Required Scales - Majors D, G, C, and F

Warm-up

Star Spangled Banner

Second Period: Music Explorations

The Baroque Music and Style - JS Bach, GF Handel, A. Corelli

Study Sheets and Work Sheets - Vivaldi and Handel

Sonets for the Four Seasons

Forth and Fifth Periods: Beginning Strings

"2 O'Clock Rock"

Posture while Sitting

Proper instrument positions

Essential Elements:

Page 4 and 5

Sixth Period - Intermediate Orchestra

Scales: CCSD Required - D Major and G Major

Seating Test - CCSD D Major Scale

100 points 105 if from memory

Posture reminder

Warm -up

Music for performance - War Drums



The Week of August 20-24

First Period: Advanced Orchestra

Complete Instrument Assignment

hand out Music for fall concert

Instruct tuner usage and implement self tuning.

Work on basic CCSD Required Scales - Majors D, G, C, and F

Star Spangled Banner

Second Period: Music Explorations

The Baroque Music and Style - JS Bach, GF Handel, A. Corelli,

Quantz, Et Al. Composer Worksheets - 10pts each. Video: "Bach's Fight for Freedom" worksheet - 50pts.

Forth and Fifth Periods: Beginning Strings

Monday - Quiz Parts of the instrument( It is essential that students understand and can recognize the parts of the instrument)

Instrument assignment continues

Beginning Orchestra - instrument interests addressed and "Parts of the instrument" will be explained and studied through the end of the week.

A practice quiz on the parts of the instrument will happen Friday 8/17.

A graded quiz will be on Monday 8/20

Friday - Feet placement for balance. "2 o-clock Rock"! Positions of arms to hold the Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass. A contest to see who can keep the arms up longest. (Necessary to hold the instrument in the correct playing /performance position

Instruction on proper safe method of removing and returning instruments from the cases and racks.

How to hold each instrument correctly

Sixth Period - Intermediate Orchestra

Instrument assignment continues

Scales: CCSD Required - D Major and G Major

Music for performance

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WOW: #2

Due Monday

August 20, 2018

ANSWERS – FROM PAGES 4 & 5 OF ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR STRINGS MUSIC BOOK

1. Beat = The _______PULSE____ of Music

2. Notes tell us how ______HIGH__ or _____LOW__ to play, and how _____LONG_____ to play.

3. Rests tell us to count ____SILENT________ ______BEATS_______.

4. The music staff has __5_ lines and _4__spaces.

5. Bar Lines divide the music staff into _____MEASURES_______.

6. A double bar indicates the ___END___ of a piece of music.

20 points each total of 120 points.

WOW: #2

Due Monday

August 20, 2018

1. Beat = The ___________ of Music

2. Notes tell us how ___________ or ____________ to play, and how ________________ to play.

3. Rests tell us to count ____________ _____________.

4. The music staff has ___ lines and ___spaces.

5. Bar Lines divide the music staff into ____________.

6. A double bar indicates the ______ of a piece of music.

20 points each total of 120 points.

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WOW: #3

Due Monday

August 27, 2018

1.What does the acronym “ONEHILL” stand for?

70 points

The celebration of American composer and orchestra conductor Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday is Saturday August 18th .

2. What are, The top 5 works of Leonard Bernstein? 50 Points

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Welcome to

Mannion Middle School

Orchestra

2018-2019

This is going to be a spectacular musical year!

8/13 - First day of school

Paper work day

8/14 - return "Summer Use"instruments

CCSD instrument use forms issued

Music Expectations reviewed and explained

Performance Calendar and After School Rehearsals reviewed.

Beginning Orchestra - instrument interests addressed and "Parts of the instrument" will be explained and studied through the end of the week.

A practice quiz on the parts of the instrument will happen Friday 8/17.

A graded quiz will be on Monday 8/20

Friday - Feet placement for balance. "2 o-clock Rock"! Positions of arms to hold the Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass. A contest to see who can keep the arms up longest. (Necessary to hold the instrument in the correct playing /performance position

Instruction on proper safe method of removing and returning instruments from the cases and racks.

How to hold each instrument correctly

Concert(Intermediate) Orchestra and Philharmonic(Advanced) Orchestra:

  • You must return instrument use form and Expectations Contract by Friday 8/17 so we may move forward.
  • Music will be issued through out the first weeks if you have a 1 inch binder with plastic protectors to keep it safe .
  • Tuning procedures reviewed
  • CCSD Required Scales played to remove the cobwebs
  • Warm-ups


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Orchestra Expectations

(Please return the Contract(page 10) by August 17

WELCOME TO THE ORCHESTRA

I am delighted to welcome you to the Mannion Middle School Orchestra Program. I know you will relish being a part of this ever edifying coterie that strives for superior performance and musical excellence.

The objectives of this program are to improve student musical performance, foster self-discipline, and reinforce their abilities to work as a team and within an aggregation. This is accomplished through individual practice, rehearsals, and performances, aligned with the specific expectations for each student. Successful, meaningful, enjoyable musical performance is the ultimate goal.

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length (If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

Music is an integral part of a well-rounded educational program. This art has a distinguished record of building self-discipline and integrity, as well as providing unique opportunities for self-expression and creativity. Through this orchestra program, each student will strive for and attain his or her maximum musical potential, while gaining a deeper appreciation for the theory and performance of music.

This will be my final year of teaching as retirement is looming. As usual I look forward to a gloriously successful musical year, and I am delighted that you will be a part of the Mannion music experience. Together we will strive for and achieve musical excellence.

John H. Riley

Orchestra Director

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Welcome to the Orchestra 1

Table of contents 2

Orchestra goals and objectives 3

Course outline 3

Grading Framework 3

Grading Procedure 4

Extra Credit 4

Daily attendance and participation 4

Behavior Expectations 5

Extra Rehearsals and sectionals 5

Classroom Rules and Mannion Expectations 5

Performances 6

Performance tests 6

Uniforms 7

Uniform guidelines 7

Music Books/Supplies 8

Sheet Music 8

Equipment/Instruments 8

Fund Raising 8

Private Lessons 8

District Honor Orchestra/Solo & Ensemble 8

Las Vegas Youth Orchestra 8

Commitment Contract Form 9

Calendar 10

Example of the Citizenship Log 11

Private Teacher List Will Be Supplied Upon Request

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ORCHESTRA GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

IN ACCORDANCE WITH NATIONAL AND NEVADA EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS

AND

THE CCSD MUSIC CURRICULUM

Goals:

The orchestra experience will include continuing instruction in music reading and techniques for developing playing skills.

The orchestra experience will include further study of theory and musical interpretations.

Emphasis is on performance, including proper rehearsal and performance practices.

Students will be encouraged to pursue private instruction.

Objectives:

To develop a more extensive range over the finger board, utilizing proper finger patterns, shifting, and positions (advanced group).

To further develop bowing techniques.

To understand and develop a concept of good intonation.

To develop an awareness of good tone production.

To extend knowledge of scales, key signatures, and their related finger patterns.

To develop an understanding of various rhythm patterns.

To contribute, in a positive way, to the ensemble quality, balance, and overall sound.

To demonstrate the ability to recognize and perform musical symbols and expressive markings.

To become acquainted with different musical styles and various periods of music history.

To develop the incentive to reach the highest possible standards for both rehearsals and performances.

To develop self-discipline by functioning as a responsible member of the organization.

To experience achievement and pleasure through group involvement.

COURSE OUTLINE

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August/September - Prepare for School Honor Orch. Audition

October/November - Honor Orch. Concert

December/January -Prepare for Holiday Concert, Solo/Ensemble and Festival (Optional with private teacher instruction)

February/March - Advanced Orch. Fest, Solo & Ensemble Festival

April/May -Intermediate Orchestra Festival Spring Concert Solo Olympics

Equipment is as follows: Pencil, instrument, music, tuner.

GRADING FRAMEWORK FOR MANNION MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Grades will come from two domains: the PERFORMANCE domain, which will constitute the greater portion of the grade and the PREPARATION domain, which will be the lesser component.

The PERFORMANCE domain is a reflection of the fact that, in assessing student mastery of content and skills, final products are the best indicator of proficiency. Show what you know; show what you can do.

The PREPARATION domain is a reflection of the belief that performance proficiency generally has to be developed through work and effort that prepares the student to be able to demonstrate ability to perform.

Therefore, the following grading framework has been developed for the Mannion Middle School Music Department:

PREPARATION DOMAIN PERFORMANCE DOMAIN

Beginning Ensembles 40% Preparation 60% Performance

Intermediate Ensembles 40% Preparation 60% Performance

Advanced Ensembles 40% Preparation 60% Performance

Semesters Exam Grade 20% of the Semester Grade

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length (If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

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GRADING PROCEDURE (points – each event)

(All Tests -5 points Extra Credit for Memorization)

Advanced Orchestra – Performances(Concert, etc.) : 500 each event

Winter, Festival, Spring, , Fall, Solo Olympics, (Additional as scheduled)

Special After school Rehearsals 250 each

Playing reseating In-class Performance Tests 100 each

Reseating Tests: (20) -1 Points 100 each

Concert Attendance: (4) -25 Points 25x4 100

Word Of the Week (WOW) 10 -100

Daily Class Participation and Citizenship 100.0% to 89.5% = A

89.4% to 79.5% = B

79.4% to 69.5% = C

69.4% to 59.5% = D

Below 59.4% = F

Intermediate Orchestra - Performances (Concert, etc.): 500 each event

Winter, Pre-Festival, Spring, Solo Olympics, (Additional as scheduled)

Special After school Rehearsals 250 each

Playing reseatingIn class Performance tests: (4)-10 Points 100 each

Reseating Tests: (20) -1 Points 100 each

Concert Attendance: (4) -25 Points 25x4: 100

Word Of the Week (WOW) 10 -100

Daily Class Participation and Citizenship

100.0% to 89.5% = A

89.4% to 79.5% = B

79.4% to 69.5% = C

69.4% to 59.5% = D

Below 59.4% = F

Beginning Orchestra-Performances :(3) 500

Winter, Spring ,Solo Olympics

Special After school Rehearsals 100

Playing /Reseating Tests, in-class performances,: 100

Concert Attendance: (4) -25 Points 25x4: 100

Word Of the Week (WOW) 10 -100

Daily Class Participation and Citizenship

100.0% to 89.5% = A

89.4% to 79.5% = B

79.4% to 69.5% = C

69.4% to 59.5% = D

Below 59.4% = F

Solo Olympics Grading: 100.0% to 89.5% = A - Superior

89.4% to 79.5% = B – Excellent

79.4% to 69.5% = C - Good

Below 69.4% = F No Show or Unprepared

Semester Exams

20% of the semester Grade is valued, or influenced by the Semester exam.

50% of Semester exam grade value is written, WOW, and note recognition, terms, history, theory

50% of the Semester 1 Grade exam value is by performance of assigned scales

50% of the Semester 2 exam grade value is by Solo Olympics performance

and required attendance at the Solo Olympics Awards Ceremony

WOW - WORD OF THE WEEK

Written homework assignments

Always due the FIRST day of the week!!!

However, they will be accepted until before the bell on Thursday

Must be submitted on an 8 ½ by 11 paper

Scoring is determined by the complexity of the assignment

Equipment is as follows: Pencil, instrument, music, tuner.

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DAILY ATTENDANCE, PARTICIPATION, AND CITIZENSHIP

Because of the nature of this activity, your attendance, attitude, and participation in daily rehearsals affect the product of the entire group. For this reason, great importance is placed in this area. To put it simply...if you are not there, prepared and ready to work, you cannot attain your highest musical goals. Please keep this in mind when contemplating tardiness (don’t), absences, and your behavior in class. This grade is reflected in your citizenship portion of your grade. Being tardy is considered as class disruption. Parents will be notified.

Be on time, in your seat with your music on your stand, playing your instrument for warming up.

Play String Instruments with the proper, natural Hand Position,

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length(If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

Your citizenship “GRADE” reflects your Performance/Concert Etiquette, attitude, effort, and class participation

BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

1. . Students are encouraged to respond to any adult with respect.

2. Students are encouraged to make eye contact. When someone is speaking, students will keep their eyes on him or her all times. If someone makes a comment, turn and face that person.

Be in your seat, with all necessary equipment, warming up by playing your instrument while Mr. Riley takes attendance.

EXTRA CREDIT AND MAKE-UP

Extra Credit - up to 50 Points Each (Teacher permission required)

Concert Attendance (other than our performances)

Sectionals, Special after-school rehearsals, Special performances, Solo and Ensemble, Research papers, Las Vegas Youth Orchestra, Youth Camerata, Honor Orchestra, Etc. Consult with Mr. Riley

Make-up work that is turned in without having prior approval will not be accepted and credit shall not be earned.

Director-Assigned (Mr. Riley) Music poster for Pre-excused concert or festival performance absence within three school days of the event and

Completed within one week after assigned in compliance with CCSD policy (points awarded with quality of work)

This does not replace the performance experience.

Participation in the daily rehearsal and/or lesson..

Full daily credit will not be earned if student is tardy

No credit is earned if the student is absent; however, absences can be made up through director-approved extra credit.

No credit is earned if the student forgets his/her instrument, music, or other necessary equipment.

The amount of credit earned by each student is determined by his/her attitude, effort, and participation.

If a student cannot play because of an injury or a broken instrument, a note from the parent and/or doctor explaining the situation will be required. No credit will be earned in this case; however, credit may be made up. (See extra credit/make-up).

Equipment is as follows: Pencil, instrument, music, tuner.

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length (If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

When Mr. Riley raises his hand all sounds must stop within the count of three (3 seconds) and all student’s attention shall be on Mr. Riley. Failure to abide by this rule will result in loss of daily points.

Demonstrate proper instrument care at all times. The bow is not a sword and could be considered a dangerous weapon if used improperly (a visit to the Dean). Do not tap your bow against the music stand at any time for any reason.

Tapping the bow will cause it to break. Never hang an instrument from a music stand: if not in use, return it to its case.

Work to your full potential at all times.

Do not talk to stand partners during rehearsal.

No gum or grub permitted in our classroom. Water only – at the beginning or end of class, ONLY

Take care of bathroom necessities between classes. Bathroom passes shall not be issued.

IF THE ABOVE CLASSROOM RULES OR EXPECTATIONS ARE VIOLATED, THE FOLLOWING CONSEQUENCES SHALL APPLY:

Warning that the rule or expectation is being violated.

Reduction of daily participation and citizenship.

Putting instrument away for remainder of class.

Email and /or Phone call to parents.

After school detention.

Referral to the dean/principal.

Removal from class.

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EXTRA REHEARSALS AND SECTIONALS

Extra sectionals allow for many things not attainable during the regular rehearsal period. An after-school sectional will allow for unique problems of like instruments and/or students to be dealt with without holding up the whole orchestra. The sectional should be viewed as a chance for more individualized help.

Extra rehearsals for string orchestra are held to provide ample time for concert preparation, festival/contest preparation, as well as individual instruction time and attention to specific musical “problems” that need additional time to be worked out.

Full credit will not be earned if student is tardy.

No credits can be earned if student is absent.

Absence will cause the student to not attend the concert, or festival.

The amount of credits earned by each student shall be determined by his/her effort, attitude, and participation

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CLASSROOM RULES AND EXPECTATIONS

The success of our orchestra depends highly on the type of daily rehearsals we have. Structure is an important element for successful rehearsals. It is very important that every student work as a productive team member and always remember the following four rules during class and rehearsal time:

· LOOK at the director, or the person in charge of the class when he/she is addressing you or the class.

· LISTEN to the director or person in charge of the group.

· RESPECT the director, person in charge, your fellow students, musicians and the property of others.

· PARTICIPATE with the director and the rest of the class and try to do your best at all times.

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length (If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

PERFORMANCES

Every member of the orchestra is a key performer and serves a vital role in the musical organization. The success of the entire orchestra depends upon all musicians attending scheduled performances

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length (If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

Performances are not optional!

You will not perform in a concert with long nails. That means loss of credit.

A FAILING GRADE WILL BE EARNED FOR THE MISSED PERFORMANCE

Performances are a required part of the class and cannot be made up. Dates, and times, shall be announced in advance by the director. Performance Dates must be entered in to the students Agendas. Please see the calendar.(p.11)

Due to the nature of a concert or performance, it cannot be made up if you are absent. Therefore, students will be expected to be at all concerts and performances. Absences for a performance must be cleared with the director. A note from the parent stating the reason for the absence, well in advance of the concert, will be required. However, this will not automatically excuse the student from a concert, nor allow the student to make up a passing grade. You will not receive credit for a performance you do not attend & perform.

The total points earned will be determined by attendance, proper dress, behavior, performance, proper concert etiquette, and set up/tear down before and after the performance.

The rare excused absences (for unforeseen emergencies), will require a special assignment (usually a Music themed poster) from Mr. Riley, and will be within CCSD grading and guidelines. A passing grade = (60-70%)

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UNIFORMS

BEGINNING ORCHESTRA

Ladies - WHITE BLOUSE, BLACK SKIRT OVER KNEE LENGTH, BLACK DRESS SHOES. (NO SANDALS OR ATHLETIC SHOES)

Gentlemen - WHITE DRESS SHIRT, LONG TIE, BLACK DRESS PANTS (NO LEVI OR CARGO PANTS), BLACK SOCKS (Black socks will be available for $20/pair.), BLACK DRESS SHOES (NO ATHLETIC SHOES)

INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA

Ladies – Concert Orchestra Shirt, black skirt or slacks over the knee (no capris, cargo, Yoga, etc.), with black dress shoes.

Gentlemen - Concert Orchestra Shirt, black dress pants (no Levis), black socks, black dress shoes (no athletic shoes). Black socks will be available for $20/pair.

ADVANCED ORCHESTRA

Ladies – Mannion Uniform dress, with black dress shoes

Gentlemen – Mannion Supplied, Uniform Blazer, white Tux shirt, Red tie.

Black Dress pants (no Levis), Black socks (Black socks will be available for $20/pair.), and Black Dress shoes (no athletic shoes)

Monday May 13: Blazers will be returned, Dry-cleaned, in a plastic cover with an attached receipt. Dresses must be properly cleaned and on a hanger as per instructions.

ALL UNIFORMS RETURNED UNCLEAN ARE SUBJECT TO A $50 CLEANING FEE

UNIFORM GUIDELINES

YOU MUST BE IN APPROVED (BY MR. RILEY)CONCERT PERFORMANCE UNIFORM TO PERFORM IN THE ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCES!

1. Always display proper conduct while in uniform.

2. Never eat anything while in uniform.

3. Hair must be neat, clean, and natural color.

4. Do not wear any jewelry, watches or piercings at a performance.

FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE ABOVE GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF POINTS FROM THE STUDENT’S PERFORMANCE GRADE.

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MUSIC BOOKS/ SUPPLIES

Any and all books that is required for the Orchestra classes. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced musicians will need:

1 INCH 3 RING BINDER, WITH OUT A ZIPPER, 25 PLASTIC PAGE PROTECTORS

MUSIC BOOKS:

Beginners:

Method: Essential Elements - Book One

SHEET MUSIC

Students are responsible for their own music. The following procedures will be followed:

1. Music will be checked out from the orchestra director.

2. All music will be put in the Music folder.

3. It is the student’s responsibility to remove all music from the stand after each rehearsal.

4. Students will pay for replacement of all lost sheet music at a cost of 50 dollars for each page.

EQUIPMENT/INSTRUMENTS

Students are expected to provide their own instruments for our orchestra program. Most can be rented or purchased from a local music store. Many dealers offer financing or a rent-to-own program. A list of local music stores and dealers can be provided by the director upon student request.

EACH STUDENT WILL NEED: a soft cleaning cloth (supplied), and rosin.

VIOLINISTS AND VIOLISTS: will need a shoulder rest. Consulate with Mr. Riley for help select a proper shoulder rest

CELLO AND BASS PLAYERS: will need a rock stop or strap.

There are a limited number of school instruments available for loan to beginners at no cost. However, they will be handed out randomly and as the musical ensemble instrumentation needs for a balanced orchestra sound.

FUND-RAISING

Fund-raising is very important. It gives our orchestra the necessary funds to buy new music and equipment. Each student will be expected to participate in each fund-raising event unless a parent or guardian specifically requests, in writing, that their child be excused from fund raising. The child shall not be punished in any way for not fund-raising. Students and Parents are responsible for fund-raising materials.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private instruction is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended. . A list of private instructors will be available upon request.

DISTRICT HONOR ORCHESTRA AND

LAS VEGAS YOUTH ORCHESTRA (LVYO):

All orchestra students are eligible and encouraged to participate in District Honor Orchestra and LVYO. All students auditioning must get the approval of the director and must demonstrate mastery of the audition music and scales.

SOLO & ENSEMBLE:

All orchestra students are eligible for the Clark County School District Solo and Ensemble Festival. Private lessons are a prerequisite for participation. The performer will need to provide his/her own accompanist (piano). Be aware, accompanists charge a fee for their services. Please, the pieces are to be classical in nature, not pop/movie songs.

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COMMITMENT CONTRACT FORM

I have read and am willing to abide by all the guidelines set forth in the previous pages. I understand that being a part of the Orchestra Program is an important commitment and that extra rehearsals are sometimes a necessary and important part of this class. I fully understand my obligations to be a responsible orchestra member. I will come into class every day and be seated with my instrument out, ready to play,

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length (If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.) I realize that if I do not live up to the standards outlined in this handbook, it may affect my grade, opportunities to perform, or membership in the orchestra.

STUDENTS NAME (PRINT)_______________________________________________

STUDENTS SIGNATURE_______________________________________________

STUDENTS ADDRESS (PRINT) ___________________________________________

PHONE_________________ AGE _______ BIRTHDAY _____________________

INSTRUMENT____________________________________

PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR (PRINT) ________________________PHONE___________

As a parent, I have read the handbook and understand what is expected of my child. I will support my child in the orchestra. I fully understand my child’s obligations to the orchestra program. I do realize that if my child does not live up to the standards outlined in this handbook, it may affect his/her grade, opportunities to perform, or membership in the orchestra.

PARENT’S NAME (PRINT) _________________________________________________

PARENT’S SIGNATURE _________________________________________________

PARENT’S ADDRESS (PRINT) _____________________________________________

PARENT’S CELL PHONE________________________HOME___________________

PARENT’S E-MAIL ADDRESS____________________________________________

RETURN THIS FORM TO MR. RILEY

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2018 - 2019 MANNION MS ORCHESTRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

There will be modifications and required additions to the calendar as the school year progresses

These dates and times must be written in student agendas

REQUIRED PERFORMANCES ARE BOLD AND UNDERLINED

September 2018

9/29 Honor Orchestra Auditions at CLARK HS

October

WEDNESDAY 10th Mannion Orchestra Fall Concert – 6:00pm

10/20 Middle School Violin Day at Centennial HS

November

11/10 2:00pm Honor Orchestra Concert UNLV Ham Hall

December

Tuesday12/2 Combined Beginning Orchestra Rehearsal 2:15-3:31 Room 200

Thursday 6thMannion Orchestras Holi-winter Concert 6:00pm 5:30 - call

January 2019

Saturday 1/26 Bass Workshop at Liberty HS

February

2/9 CCSD Middle School Solo & Ensemble Festival at Clark High School

Saturday 2/16 Viola Fest at TBD

March

Saturday 3/2 Cello Day Workshop at Basic HS

Wednesday 3/19 Mannion Pre Festival Concert 6:30 5:30 call Concert and Philharmonic Orchestras Only

Wednesday 27 CCSD MS Orchestra Festival Ham Hall UNLV TBA (Advanced Orch)

(Tentative) Intermediate (Concert) Orchestra Festival – Rancho HS (Time TBA)

April

Tuesday 30th Beginning Orchestra Rehearsal Rm200 2:15-3:15pm

(Late bus will be available)

May

Thursday 2nd Beginning Concert and Philharmonic Orchestras Spring Concert 6:00pm 5:30 call

Saturday 5/4 MMS Philharmonic Orchestra/Choir California Tour

Monday – 5/13 Return Uniforms and Dresses (Properly Cleaned)

Wednesday 8th Solo Olympics (200s&600s) 3-5:30pm –

Awards(Gym) 6:00pm(Attendance Required)

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Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length (If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

Example of the Citizenship Log:

Mr. Riley Citizenship Log Quarter 1 2 3 4

_______________________________, ________________________________

Period 1 2 3 4 5 6

(Last Name) (First Name)

Reason (circle one)

Date

Initial

Outstanding or "O"

1

Missing Materials Disrespect Class Disruption Dishonesty Nonparticipation

Gum/Candy/Food/Drinks V.H.O.P. Procedures(NAILS) Other_______________

______/______/18

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2

Missing Materials Disrespect Class Disruption Dishonesty Nonparticipation

Gum/Candy/Food/Drinks V.H.O.P. Procedures(NAILS) Other_________________

______/______/18

___________

Satisfactory of "S"

3

Missing Materials Disrespect Class Disruption Dishonesty Nonparticipation

Gum/Candy/Food/Drinks V.H.O.P. Procedures(NAILS) Other_________________

______/______/18

___________

4

Missing Materials Disrespect Class Disruption Dishonesty Nonparticipation

Gum/Candy/Food/Drinks V.H.O.P. Procedures(NAILS) Other________________

______/______/18

___________

5

Missing Materials Disrespect Class Disruption Dishonesty Nonparticipation

Gum/Candy/Food/Drinks V.H.O.P. Procedures(NAILS) Other________________

______/______/18

___________

Needs Improvement or "N"

6

Missing Materials Disrespect Class Disruption Dishonesty Nonparticipation

Gum/Candy/Food/Drinks V.H.O.P. Procedures(NAILS) Other________________

______/______/18

___________

7

Missing Materials Disrespect Class Disruption Dishonesty Nonparticipation

Gum/Candy/Food/Drinks V.H.O.P. Procedures(NAILS) Other________________

______/______/18

___________

Unsatisfactory or "U"

8

Missing Materials Disrespect Class Disruption Dishonesty Nonparticipation

Gum/Candy/Food/Drinks V.H.O.P. Procedures(NAILS) Other________________

______/______/18

___________

9

Missing Materials Disrespect Class Disruption Dishonesty Nonparticipation

Gum/Candy/Food/Drinks V.H.O.P. Procedures(NAILS) Other________________

______/______/18

___________

10

Missing Materials Disrespect Class Disruption Dishonesty Nonparticipation

Gum/Candy/Food/Drinks V.H.O.P. Procedures(NAILS) Other________________

______/______/18

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ORCHESTRA CLASSES STUDY GUIDE

FINAL EXAM 2018

PART 1.


MULTIPLE CHOICE, AND TRUE/FALSE/MAYBE – PROBABLY (A), MAYBE (B) – CONSULT THE ORB OF MYSTICAL MUSICIAL KNOWLEDGE.

THE 6 MUSIC PERIODS AND DATES:

1. Renaissance (1400–1600) EXAMPLE

2. B

3. C

4. R

5. I

6. M

Termites AND HEAVY METAL

BECOME OCEAN

3 Baroque period composers, Their dates, One important piece of music for each Composer

IMPROVISATION

Dynamics?

(F) stands for, and what does it mean? (P) stands for, and what does it mean?

What does Crescendo mean? What does Diminuendo mean?

Fastest Violin Player in December 2008

COMPOSER jOHN cAGE WROTE WHAT PIECE THAT TAKES FOREVER?!

HE ALSO WROTE A VERY QUIET PIECE CALLED?

PART 2.


A MUSIC THEMED SHORT STORY ( IT MUST FILL THE ENTIRE PAGE)


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MUSIC EXPLORATIONS STUDY GUIDE

FINAL EXAM 2018

1. THE 6 MUSIC PERIODS AND DATES:

1. Renaissance (1400–1600) EXAMPLE

2. B

3. C

4. R

5. I

6. M

2. COMPOSERS, FAMOUS MUSIC PIECE, AND DATES – WHICH PERIOD?:

J.S. BACH – BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS

WHERE WAS HE BORN? HOW MANY KIDS?

A. VIVALDI – FOUR SEASONS

IN WHAT CITY DID HE WORK? 4 SEASONS ARE BASED ON WHAT?

G.F. HANDEL – MESSIAH

WORKED FOR WHAT KING? MESSIAH IS WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC?

W.A. MOZART – EXCELLED AT EVERY TYPE OF MUSIC

WHAT CITY WAS HE BORN? GREATEST COMPOSER OF WHAT PERIOD? NAME ONE OF HIS OPERAS?

L. V. BEETHOVEN- NINTH SYMPHONY

WHAT PHISICAL HANDICAP? HOW MANY SYMPHONIES WHEN 17 YEARS OLD HE PLAYED PIANO FOR WHOM?

S. PROKOFIEV – PETER AND THE WOLF

HE WAS FROM?

3. ROCK N ROLL PERFORMERS

(AMERICAN MUSIC) – RHYTHM & BLUES AND JAZZ – JERRY LEE LEWIS B.B. KING, BUDDY GUY, SMOKY ROBINSON, ARETHA FRANKLIN

U2, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, STEVIE WONDER, SIMON & GARFUNKLE,

CROSBY STILLS, NASH & YOUNG, STING, MICK JAGGER, ANNIE LENOX

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WOW: #71248

Due Monday

5/14/2018

1. What are 5 musical uses for Mayonnaise? 20pts each. = 100pts Or if you cannot devise 5 musical uses, then invent something clever. There are prizes for the best, most entertaining, cleverish recipes. (examples :{ do not use these} potato salad, egg salad, frog sushi salad…)

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Important Dates:

COMING SOON - THE DREADED EXAM STUDY GUIDE!

Last day to turn in missing or incorrect WOWs - May 11

Skillbuilders tests may be made up for full credit,

until May 17(the last day of the late bus)

Solo Olympics

May 10

Performances for judges: after school (3 to 5:30pm)

Same day (May 10)

Required Awards ceremony:

6 to 7pm

in the

Mannion gym


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Spring Concert

BEGINNING ORCHESTRA

CONCERT ORCHESTRA

PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Concert dress required

Nails trimmed to performance length as stated 437 times in the student Orchestra Expectations

MAY 3 6:00 5:30 call



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May 1 2:15 to 3:30

Beginning Orchestra After School rehearsal

***YOU MUST ATTEND THIS REHEARSAL TO PERFORM IN THE SPRING CONCERT!!***





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WOW: #26

Due Monday

April 23, 2018

Name three (3):

A. Baroque period composers ( 10pts),

B. Their dates ( 10pts),

C. One important piece of music for each Composer (20 pts).

Total points = 120 pts

#a. – J.S. B

#b.

#c. the Brandenburg ______________.

#a. – A. V

#b.

#c. The Four ________________.

#a.G.F. H

#b.

#c. (his famous oratorio) the M_____________.







WOW: #25

Due Monday

April 16, 2018

What are the 6 Musical Style periods and their dates?

25 PTS each (150 pts total)

1. Renaissance (1400–1600)

2. B

3. C

4. R

5. I

6. M





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Middle School Intermediate Orchestra Festival

at

RANCHO HIGH SCHOOL - Theatre

Friday, April 6th

2:30 to 6:00

Performance - 3:30

Warm-up - 3:00

Clinic - 4:00

Return to Mannion - 6:00

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Pre-festival concert

Philharmonic and concert orchestras

6:30pm - Wednesday march 7

Mannion gym

6:00pm call time

>>>>Concert dress required<<<<

You must attend this event to perform at Festival

Dear Parents and Students, Issued: 2/5/2018

We are nearing Festival Season and I need to make you aware of some important dates.

March 7 Required Graded Attendance – Concert and Philharmonic Orchestras Pre-festival Concert in the Mannion Gym. 6:30PM 6:00PM call time

March 14 – Philharmonic - CCSD Orchestra Festival at the Las Vegas Academy. Performance time – 3:25

Return to Mannion 5:15ish

Please arrange to pick your young musician, at Mannion, promptly.

Parents or Guardians,

If you plan to take your child from LVA, after the Performance and Clinic (approximately 4:30), you must submit a note stating your intentions and a copy of your picture ID, (such as a driver’s license) no later than Friday, March 9. By CCSD Regulation, you may only take your child.

Thank You,

Mr. Riley

April 6TH – Concert Orchestra at Rancho HS Intermediate Festival Time TBD Required Graded Attendance

May 1ST – Beginning Orchestra After school rehearsal – 2:15 to 3:30 in room 200 (Orchestra Room)

May 3RD - SPRING CONCERT Beginning, Concert and Philharmonic Orchestras – 6:00PM performance 5:30PM call Required Graded Attendance

May 5TH – Philharmonic Knott’s Berry Farm Tour – 4:00AM leave Mannion, 1:00AM return

May 10TH - SOLO OLYMPICS Beginning, Concert and Philharmonic Orchestras – After school (performance times TBD), 7:00PM Awards in Gym – Required Graded Attendance


WOW: #21

May 11 - Turn in day for missing or incorrect WOWs

Due Monday

March 5, 2018

1. In music, what is IMPROVISATION? 50pts

2. Name a Jazz performer that plays a string instrument. (Not Guitar)50pts

Not Fred Smith or Lindsay Sterling!




WOW: #20

Due Monday

February 26, 2018

1. In music, what are Dynamics? 20pts

2. What word does (F) stand for, and what does it mean? 20pts

3. What word does (P) stand for, and what does it mean? 20pts

4. What does Crescendo mean? 20pts

5. What does Diminuendo mean? 20pts






















WOW: #19

Due Monday

February 12, 2018

(>>WARNING<<)

It is a short week…no Thursday

Who broke the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Violin Player in December 2008, performing Flight of the Bumblebee in 1 minute 5.26 seconds? 100pts

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WOW: #18

Due Monday

February 5, 2018

1. What is a Slur? 25pts

2. What is a “Gamelan”? 25pts

3. What is a Half Rest? 25pts

Draw a staff and on the staff and correctly place a half rest on the staff.

4. What is a Whole Rest? 25pts

Draw a staff and on the staff and correctly place a Whole rest on the staff.







WOW: #17

Due Monday

January 29, 2018

1. Asteroids flying by…

“Red Moon”! Crazy Zombie stuff!

The first telescope was made in 1608 by some guy named Lippershey.

An Italian astronomer, in the year 1610, improved the telescope and looked up.

And Gloriosky, he saw 4 moons around Jupiter.

What was the astronomer’s name, and what are the moons named. 10pts each - 50pts total

2. January 22 an asteroid (2018 AJ) passed earth. Feb. 4 another asteroid will do a flyover at the beginning of the super bowl. Usually reserved for stealth bombers and the like.

What is the name NASA dubbed the Super Bowl Asteroid? 10pts

3. Back to 1610, a composer wrote a monumental masterpiece, Vespro della Beata Vergine. This translates to Vespers for the Blessed Virgin. Also called the Vespers of 1610. What are “Vespers” and who wrote this piece of music? 40pts









WOW: #16

Due Monday

January 22, 2018

American composer, John Cage’s piece As Slow As Possible ( the organ version), is currently being performed at the St. Burchardi church, and you’re going to be dead long before it finishes; the musical project began in 2001 and is scheduled to conclude in what year? 25 pts

Thus making the piece how years long? 25pts

The last note change was in 2013, and the next will not be heard until the end of 2020.








WOW: #15

>>>>>Semester the 2nd<<<<<

Due Tuesday

January 16

In the News:

“A Violin bow achieves world record at Beares Auction.”

What year was it made? 25pts

Who made it? 25pts

What was the amazing auction price achieved? 25pts

Whose initials were engraved on the ferule? 25pts









Viola Fest forms

Three(3) pages to be completed and returned to Mr. Riley January 8th:


#1

Las Vegas ViolaFest Application – January 27, 2018

Sponsored by the Clark County School District and the Nevada Chapter of the American String Teachers Association

Name ___________________________________

Phone ___________________

Home Address __________________________________________________________

School: __Mannion MS__ Grade: ________ Director: ___Mr. Riley___

Number of Years Playing: ______

Private Teacher (if any) ____________________________

Adult Shirt Size (no youth sizes are available):

S M L XL XXL

Repertoire Level (Circle the level of orchestra you are in at your school):

MS: Beginning Intermediate Advanced

Technique / Skill Classes Selections:

Choose 3 in order of preference. Ask your orchestra teacher or private teacher to help you mark the appropriate courses and levels for you. You must have your teacher sign your selections to be enrolled. 6th graders/Beginners are automatically placed in Music/Rhythm Reading/Bow Techniques.

Course Names (Number 3 in order of preference) Levels (Mark only 1 for each course selected)

____ Scale Techniques (7th grade +):___Int (Intro to 2 Oct) ___Adv (Intro to 3 Oct, etc)

____ Upper Positions (8th grade +):___ Beg (Intro to 3rd)___ Adv (Expand to 2nd, 4th, 5th)

____ Beginning Vibrato (7th grade +)

____ Practice techniques with Mr. Watson - Technique tricks and their application to etudes & repertoire.

Teacher Signature (Approval of Course Selection):___John H. Riley______

ASTA Membership #____60795___ (Director OR Private Teacher)

Participation Fees: $30 School or Private Instructor must be a current member of NVASTA

Please send this application and a check (made payable to ASTA) to OR

Have your teacher send application and check to:

Brinley Middle School

Attn: Jessica Williams, Orchestra Director

2480 Maverick Street

Las Vegas, NV 89108

REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 12, 2017.


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Viola Fest 2018

Congratulations on registering for ViolaFest 2018! I hope that you enjoy your experience with your fellow violists as we celebrate Violaism.

On this special day you will work with experienced teachers on technical studies as well as prepare for a recital in the afternoon. They are the best viola teachers that Las Vegas has to offer. We are especially lucky to have Kate Hamilton with us as our Guest Artist this year.

Where: Coronado HS – 1001 Coronado Center Drive in Henderson When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Schedule for the day:

8:00 am – 9 am Registration

9 am – 9:10 am ViolaFest Kickoff – Meet the Faculty, find the rooms

9:10 am – 10:10 am Technique Class

10:10 am – 11:10 am Repertoire Class

11:15 am – 11:45 am Performance By Guest Artist

11:45 am – 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Master class with Guest Artist

1:300 pm – 2:45 pm Repertoire Class

3:00 pm ViolaFest Recital

3:30 pm Goodbye!! Hope to see you next year!

Please plan on arriving by 8:00 am so that we can get everyone registered on time and get the day started.

Parents: After your child is registered you may leave. Your child will perform @ 3 pm in the recital and then be ready to go home. The recital is free and you are welcome to come and watch your child perform!

What to Bring:

Viola, bow, case and rosin

Shoulder rest

Pencils

ViolaFest Fee if you have not paid or registered ($50 fee if you have not pre-registered)

Metronome – if you own one

Folding Stand – if you own one

A snack – lunch might be a little later than you are used to, so bring a granola bar or apple or something to eat during a break.

Wear comfortable clothing with closed toe shoes.

You will be given a ViolaFest T-shirt at registration and your music will be provided in each of your classes. Be sure to label everything with your name, including your instrument case.

Musically yours,

The ViolaFest Committee

Directions to Coronado High School

1001 Coronado Center Drive, 89052

From the I-215: Exit onto southbound Eastern Ave.

AFTER you pass St. Rose Pkwy and Sienna Heights you will turn right on Coronado Center Drive. The school will come up on your right AFTER you pass Horizon Ridge

Directions to Registration:

Park in the front parking lot of the school

The main entrance has a large stone sign with Coronado High School etched into it.

As you walk through the front doors you will see the entrance to the theater lobby on your right. Enter the



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NVASTA* Media Release Form

Media and Public Release to be completed by parent or guardian only.

At times, The Nevada Chapter of the American String Teachers Association (NVASTA) may seek to release personally identifiable student information in either print or electronic format to be utilized in either internal or external media sources that may be released to the public. This information may include the student’s electronic (digital) photograph, audio/video/film reproduction, or activities/ achievements that contain personally identifiable information. This information may be used in media publications, newspaper articles, television coverage, websites, newsletters (including those in electronic formats), or video presentations.

I give do not give permission to release information described above about my student for use in NVASTA OWNED/PRODUCED materials. Examples include newsletters that contain student photographs or PowerPoint or video presentations that include personally identifiable student information.

I give do not give permission to release information described above about my student for use in NON-ASTA OWNED/PRODUCED materials. Examples include information produced and broadcast by the news media on television and newspaper articles.

Student Name (Please Print)______________________________________________________________

Parent Name (Please Print)_______________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature Date

MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELEASE (to be completed by parent/guardian only)

Personally identifiable information is any information about a student contained in his or her application records that cannot be disclosed unless there is parental consent or an exception to FERPA applies. The term personally identifiable information includes the student’s: phone number; parent or other family member’s name; or other information that is linked or linkable to a specific student that would allow a reasonable person in the school community, who does not have personal knowledge of relevant circumstances, to identify the student with reasonable certainty.









Required Concert Dress

BEGINNING ORCHESTRA

Ladies - WHITE BLOUSE, BLACK SKIRT OVER KNEE LENGTH, BLACK DRESS SHOES. (NO SANDALS OR ATHLETIC SHOES)

Gentlemen - WHITE DRESS SHIRT, LONG TIE, BLACK DRESS PANTS (NO LEVI OR CARGO PANTS), BLACK SOCKS (Black socks will be available for $20/pair.), BLACK DRESS SHOES (NO ATHLETIC SHOES)

INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA

Ladies – Concert Orchestra Shirt, black skirt or slacks over the knee (no capris, cargo, Yoga, etc.), with black dress shoes.

Gentlemen - Concert Orchestra Shirt, black dress pants (no Levis), black socks, black dress shoes (no athletic shoes). Black socks will be available for $20/pair.

ADVANCED ORCHESTRA

Ladies – Mannion Uniform dress, with black dress shoes

Gentlemen – Mannion Supplied, Uniform Blazer, white Tux shirt, Red tie.

Black Dress pants (no Levis), Black socks (Black socks will be available for $20/pair.), and Black Dress shoes (no athletic shoes)

Blazers will be returned Monday May 7, Dry-cleaned, in a plastic cover with an attached receipt. Dresses must be properly cleaned as per instructions.

ALL UNIFORMS RETURNED UNCLEAN ARE SUBJECT TO A $50 CLEANING FEE

UNIFORM GUIDELINES

1. Always display proper conduct while in uniform.

2. Never eat anything while in uniform.

3. Hair must be neat, clean, and natural color.

4. Do not wear any jewelry or piercing at a performance

FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE ABOVE GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF POINTS FROM THE STUDENT’S PERFORMANCE









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WOW: #14

Due Monday

December 4, 2017

A – Who wrote the contemporary music composition, “Mothership”? 10pts

B – It was written for orchestra and? 10pts

c – Who were the featured soloists (4), and what instruments did they play? 80pts (total 100 points)

Extra Credit – What Symphony Orchestra premiered “Mothership”, and how many viewers watched the event? 25pts

Extra Extra credit – He wrote another more recent piece called “The Making of the (R)evolution of Steve Jobs”.

Who was Steve Jobs? 25pts




WOW: #13

Due Monday

November 13, 2017

1. (a)Veterans Day is observed on what month, day, and hour?

(3 parts – 10points each. Total 30 points)

(b)Veterans Day was originally called “Armistice Day”.

What does armistice mean? 10 points

(c)What war did it end? 10 points

2. Of the many songs and pieces of music written about World War1, one was a popular song by Irving Berlin.

(d) It was a protest to what military camp morning event? 10 points

(e) What was the title of that song? 10 points (It kind of relates to every school day)

The second was a classical musical composition by Maurice Ravel. It was first written for solo piano (1917). He later transcribed for orchestra (9191). It was dedicated to friends who had been killed in WW1.

(f)The composition, “Le tombeau de Couperin”, has how many movements and is based on what traditional musical style.

(2 parts – 10 points each. Total 20 points)

(g)“ Tombeau”, in the 16th century was a word for commemorating the death of a notable individual. What language is it? 10 points

100 points total



WOW: #12

Due Monday

November 6, 2017

Wolfgang A. Mozart

1. His complete middle name, A., is? 10points

2. Dates: birth and death? 30points

3. At what age did he perform his first concert? 10points

50 Points Total





WOW: #11

Due Monday

October 30, 2017

1. How many cellos are in the music group, “two cellos”? 20 points

2. What are the names of the musicians in “Two Cellos”? (Spelling counts!) 40 points

3. Their most recent (2017) album, named “Score”, was recorded with what symphony orchestra (20points), and featured the music from what Gamey television show (20points)?

100 points total






WOW: #10

Due Monday

October 23, 2017

1. Who composed the song “We Three Kings”? 25 points

2. For whom did he write the song, and for what event? 50 points

3. He delivered the eulogy, at the funeral, of what president? 25 points

Total Points: 100




WOW: #9

#9 #9 #9 #9

Due Monday

October 16, 2017

1. How many counts does a HALF REST indicate? 25 points

2. How many counts does a WHOLE REST indicate? 25 points




WOW: #8

Due Monday

October 9, 2017

1. The word, “Scale” comes from a Latin word. What does the Latin word mean? 25points

2. In musical terms, what is a scale? (Hint: Page 11)25points



WOW: #7

Due Monday

October 2, 2017

For many years, Beethoven would stroll through the countryside with his pet orangutans Wolfgang and Diabelli.

Seeking inspiration for a new musical composition, he gave Wolfie and Dia kazoos. They gleefully danced and tooted for more than an hour. However what ensued, was a tragic, fatal, accident involving a run-away Hurdy-gurdy, and crushing poor Diabelli. (It seems the kazoos frightened the Hurdy-gurdy monkey, which bit the performer multiple times on the nose and left ear, causing him to lose his grip on the Hurdy-gurdy, which proceeded to careen down the hill smoshing the unsuspecting Diabelli) Greatly saddened, Beethoven wrote a piece of music to honor the memory of Diabelli’s passing.

1. What is the name of the piece? 5points

2. It was written for what instrument? 5Points

3. What was Beethoven’s piece based on and who wrote the original musical composition?10Points



WOW: #5

Due Monday

September 18, 2017

Nevadan, composer Eric Whitacre co-wrote, with movie composer Hans Zimmer, what Theme for the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides? 25Points.

Mr. Whitacre, while in England, also wrote an orchestral composition entitled “River Cam”.

What solo instrument (25) and for whom was it written (25)? 50Points

Eric Whitacre received degrees in music composition at the prestigious Julliard School of Music in New York City. Before he went to New York, he studied and composed music at what Nevada University? 25Points


WOW: #4

Due Monday

September 12, 2017

What does a repeat sign tell you to do?

10Points

Draw a repeat sign: 10points




WOW: #3

Due Monday

September 5, 2017

10 points each – total 100 points

1. A Beat = ?

2. A Quarter Note = ?

3. A Quarter Rest = ?

4. A Music Staff is ?

5. Bar Lines are ?

6. Measures are ?

7. A Clef indicates ?

8. The Time Signature (or Meter) tells us ?

9. 4 tells us there are ? And the?

4

10. The Double Bar indicates ?5

WELCOME TO THE ORCHESTRA

I am delighted to welcome you to the Mannion Middle School Orchestra Program. I know you will relish being a part of this ever edifying coterie that strives for superior performance and musical excellence.

The objectives of this program are to improve student musical performance, foster self-discipline, and reinforce their abilities to work as a team and within an aggregation. This is accomplished through individual practice, rehearsals, and performances, aligned with the specific expectations for each student. Successful, meaningful, enjoyable musical performance is the ultimate goal.

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length(If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

Music is an integral part of a well-rounded educational program. This art has a distinguished record of building self-discipline and integrity, as well as providing unique opportunities for self-expression and creativity. Through this orchestra program, each student will strive for and attain his or her maximum musical potential, while gaining a deeper appreciation for the theory and performance of music.

This is going to be a gloriously successful musical year, and I am delighted that you will be a part of the Mannion music experience. Together we will strive for and achieve musical excellence.

John H. Riley

Orchestra Director

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Welcome to the Orchestra 1

Table of contents 2

Orchestra goals and objectives 3

Course outline 3

Grading Framework 3

Grading Procedure 4

Extra Credit 4

Daily attendance and participation 4

Behavior Expectations 5

Extra Rehearsals and sectionals 5

Classroom Rules and Mannion Expectations 5

Performances 6

Performance tests 6

Uniforms 7

Uniform guidelines 7

Music Books/Supplies 8

Sheet Music 8

Equipment/Instruments 8

Fund Raising 8

Private Lessons 8

District Honor Orchestra/Solo & Ensemble 8

Las Vegas Youth Orchestra 8

Commitment Contract Form 9

Calendar 10

Home Work- Word Of the Week 11

Private Teacher List Upon Request

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ORCHESTRA GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

IN ACCORDANCE WITH NATIONAL AND NEVADA EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS

AND

THE CCSD MUSIC CURRICULUM

Goals:

The orchestra experience will include continuing instruction in music reading and techniques for developing playing skills.

The orchestra experience will include further study of theory and musical interpretations.

Emphasis is on performance, including proper rehearsal and performance practices.

Students will be encouraged to pursue private instruction.

Objectives:

To develop a more extensive range over the finger board, utilizing proper finger patterns, shifting, and positions (advanced group).

To further develop bowing techniques.

To understand and develop a concept of good intonation.

To develop an awareness of good tone production.

To extend knowledge of scales, key signatures, and their related finger patterns.

To develop an understanding of various rhythm patterns.

To contribute, in a positive way, to the ensemble quality, balance, and overall sound.

To demonstrate the ability to recognize and perform musical symbols and expressive markings.

To become acquainted with different musical styles and various periods of music history.

To develop the incentive to reach the highest possible standards for both rehearsals and performances.

To develop self-discipline by functioning as a responsible member of the organization.

To experience achievement and pleasure through group involvement.

COURSE OUTLINE

August/September - Prepare for School Open-house Honor Orch. Audition

October/November - Honor Orch. Concert

December/January - Winter Concert

February/March -Solo & Ensemble Festival Advanced Orch. Fest.

April/May - Orchestra Festival Spring Concert Solo Olympics

GRADING FRAMEWORK FOR MANNION MIDDLE SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Grades will come from two domains: the PERFORMANCE domain, which will constitute the greater portion of the grade and the PREPARATION domain, which will be the lesser component.

The PERFORMANCE domain is a reflection of the fact that, in assessing student mastery of content and skills, final products are the best indicator of proficiency. Show what you know; show what you can do.

The PREPARATION domain is a reflection of the belief that performance proficiency generally has to be developed through work and effort that prepares the student to be able to demonstrate ability to perform.

Therefore, the following grading framework has been developed for the Mannion Middle School Music Department:

PREPARATION DOMAIN PERFORMANCE DOMAIN

Beginning Ensembles 40% Preparation 60% Performance

Intermediate Ensembles 40% Preparation 60% Performance

Advanced Ensembles 40% Preparation 60% Performance

Semesters Exam Grade 20% of the Semester Grade

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length(If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

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GRADING PROCEDURE (points – each event)

(All Tests -5 points Extra Credit for Memorization)

Advanced Orchestra – Performances(Concert, etc.) : 500 each event

Open house ,Winter, Festival, Spring, , Fall, Solo Olympics, (Additional as scheduled)

Special After school Rehearsals 250 each

Playing reseating In-class Performance Tests 100 each

Reseating Tests: (20) -1 Points 100 each

Concert Attendance: (4) -25 Points 25x4 100

Word Of the Week (WOW) 5 - 50

Daily Class Participation 5

90% - 100% = A

80% - 89% = B

70% - 79% = C

50% - 69% = D

0% - 49% = F

Intermediate Orchestra - Performances (Concert, etc.): 500 each event

Winter, PreFestival, Spring, Solo Olympics, (Additional as scheduled)

Special After school Rehearsals 250 each

Playing reseatingIn class Performance tests: (4)-10 Points 100 each

Reseating Tests: (20) -1 Points 100 each

Concert Attendance: (4) -25 Points 25x4: 100

Word Of the Week (WOW) 5 - 50

Daily Class Participation 5

90% - 100% = A

80% - 89% = B

70% - 79% = C

50% - 69% = D

0% - 49% = F

Beginning Orchestra-Performances :(3) 500

Winter, Spring ,Solo Olympics

Special After school Rehearsals 100

Playing /Reseating Tests, in-class performances,: 100

Concert Attendance: (4) -25 Points 25x4: 100

Word Of the Week (WOW) 5 - 50

Daily Class Participation: 5

90% - 100% = A

80% - 89% = B

70% - 79% = C

50% - 69% = D

0% - 49% = F

Semester Exams

20% of the semester Grade is valued, or influenced by the Semester exam.

50% of Semester exam grade value is written, WOW, and note recognition, terms, history, theory

50% of the Semester 1 Grade exam value is by performance of assigned scales

50% of the Semester 2 exam grade value is by Solo Olympics performance

WOW - WORD OF THE WEEK

Written homework assignments

Always due the first day of the week!!!

However, they will be accepted until before the bell on Thursday

Must be submitted on an 8 ½ by 11 paper

Scoring is determined by the complexity of the assignment

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EXTRA CREDIT AND MAKE-UP

Extra Credit - up to 50 Points Each(Teacher permission required)

Concert Attendance (other than our performances)

Sectionals, Special after-school rehearsals, Special performances, Solo and Ensemble, Research papers, Las Vegas Youth Orchestra, Youth Camerata, Honor Orchestra, Etc. Consult with Mr. Riley

Make-up work that is turned in without having prior approval will not be accepted and credit shall not be earned.

Director-Assigne(Mr. Riley)d Music poster for Pre-excused concert or festival performance absence within three school days of the event and

Completed within one week after assigned in compliance with CCSD policy (points awarded with quality of work )

This does not replace the performance experience.

DAILY ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION

Because of the nature of this activity, your attendance, attitude, and participation in daily rehearsals affect the product of the entire group. For this reason, great importance is placed in this area. To put it simply...if you are not there, prepared and ready to work, you cannot attain your highest musical goals. Please keep this in mind when contemplating tardiness (don’t), absences, and your behavior in class. This grade is reflected in your citizenship portion of your grade. Being tardy is considered as class disruption. Parents will be notified.

Be on time, in your seat with your music on your stand, playing your instrument for warming up.

Play String Instruments with the proper, natural Hand Position,

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length(If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

Participation in the daily rehearsal and/or lesson..

Full daily credit will not be earned if student is tardy

No credit is earned if the student is absent; however, absences can be made up through director-approved extra credit.

No credit is earned if the student forgets his/her instrument, music, or other necessary equipment.

The amount of credit earned by each student is determined by his/her attitude, effort, and participation.

If a student cannot play because of an injury or a broken instrument, a note from the parent and/or doctor explaining the situation will be required. No credit will be earned in this case; however, credit may be made up. (See extra credit/make-up).

BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS

Mannion Expectations

1. Students are encouraged to respond to any adult with respect.

2. Students are encouraged to make eye contact. When someone is speaking, students will keep their eyes on him or her at

all times. If someone makes a comment, turn and face that person.

3. Students are encouraged to stand when asking or answering a question in class. This increases student engagement

resulting in active learning and active listening.

Be in your seat, with all necessary equipment, warming up by playing your instrument while Mr. Riley takes attendance.

Equipment is as follows: Pencil, instrument, music

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length(If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

When Mr. Riley raises his hand all sounds must stop within the count of three(3 seconds) and all student’s attention shall be on Mr. Riley. Failure to abide by this rule will result in loss of daily points.

Demonstrate proper instrument care at all times. The bow is not a sword and could be considered a dangerous weapon if used improperly(a visit to the Dean). Do not tap your bow against the music stand at any time for any reason.

Tapping the bow will cause it to break. Never hang an instrument from a music stand: if not in use, return it to its case.

Work to your full potential at all times.

Do not talk to stand partners during rehearsal.

No gum or grub permitted in our classroom. Water only – at the beginning or end of class, ONLY

Take care of bathroom necessities between classes. Bathroom passes shall not be issued.

IF THE ABOVE CLASSROOM RULES OR EXPECTATIONS ARE VIOLATED, THE FOLLOWING CONSEQUENCES SHALL APPLY:

Warning that the rule or expectation is being violated.

Reduction of daily participation points.

Putting instrument away for remainder of class.

Phone call to parents.

After school detention.

Referral to the Dean/Principal.

Removal from class.

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EXTRA REHEARSALS AND SECTIONALS

Extra sectionals allow for many things not attainable during the regular rehearsal period. An after-school sectional will allow for unique problems of like instruments and/or students to be dealt with without holding up the whole orchestra. The sectional should be viewed as a chance for more individualized help.

Extra rehearsals for string orchestra are held to provide ample time for concert preparation, festival/contest preparation, as well as individual instruction time and attention to specific musical “problems” that need additional time to be worked out.

Full credit will not be earned if student is tardy.

No credits can be earned if student is absent.

The amount of credits earned by each student will be determined by his/her effort, attitude, and participation

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CLASSROOM RULES AND EXPECTATIONS

The success of our orchestra depends highly on the type of daily rehearsals we have. Structure is an important element for successful rehearsals. It is very important that every student work as a productive team member and always remember the following four rules during class and rehearsal time:

· LOOK at the director, or the person in charge of the class when he/she is addressing you or the class.

· LISTEN to the director or person in charge of the group.

· RESPECT the director, person in charge, your fellow students, musicians and the property of others.

· PARTICIPATE with the director and the rest of the class and try to do your best at all times.

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length(If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

PERFORMANCES

Every member of the orchestra is a key performer and serves a vital role in the musical organization. The success of the entire orchestra depends upon all musicians attending scheduled performances

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length(If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.

Performances are not optional!

You will not perform in a concert with long nails. That means loss of credit.

A FAILING GRADE WILL BE EARNED FOR THE MISSED PERFORMANCE

Performances are a required part of the class and cannot be made up. Dates, and times, shall be announced in advance by the director. Performance Dates must be entered in to the students Agendas. Please see the calendar.(p.11)

Due to the nature of a concert or performance, it cannot be made up if you are absent. Therefore, students will be expected to be at all concerts and performances. Absences for a performance must be cleared with the director. A note from the parent stating the reason for the absence well in advance of the concert will be required. However, this will not automatically excuse the student from a concert nor allow the student to make up a passing grade. You will not receive credit for a performance you do not attend & perform.

The total points earned will be determined by attendance, proper dress, behavior, performance, proper concert etiquette, and set up/tear down before and after the performance.

The rare excused absences (for unforeseen emergencies), will require a special assignment (usually a Music themed poster) from Mr. Riley, and will be within CCSD grading and guidelines. A passing grade = (60-70%).

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UNIFORMS

BEGINNING ORCHESTRA

Ladies - WHITE BLOUSE, BLACK SKIRT OVER KNEE LENGTH, BLACK DRESS SHOES. (NO SANDALS OR ATHLETIC SHOES)

Gentlemen - WHITE DRESS SHIRT, LONG TIE, BLACK DRESS PANTS (NO LEVI OR CARGO PANTS), BLACK SOCKS (Black socks will be available for $20/pair.), BLACK DRESS SHOES (NO ATHLETIC SHOES)

INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA

Ladies – Concert Orchestra Shirt, black skirt or slacks over the knee (no capris, cargo, Yoga, etc.), with black dress shoes.

Gentlemen - Concert Orchestra Shirt, black dress pants (no Levis), black socks, black dress shoes (no athletic shoes). Black socks will be available for $20/pair.

ADVANCED ORCHESTRA

Ladies – Mannion Uniform dress, with black dress shoes

Gentlemen – Mannion Supplied, Uniform Blazer, white Tux shirt, Red tie.

Black Dress pants (no Levis), Black socks (Black socks will be available for $20/pair.), and Black Dress shoes (no athletic shoes)

Blazers will be returned Monday May 7, Dry-cleaned, in a plastic cover with an attached receipt. Dresses must be properly cleaned as per instructions.

ALL UNIFORMS RETURNED UNCLEAN ARE SUBJECT TO A $50 CLEANING FEE

UNIFORM GUIDELINES

1. Always display proper conduct while in uniform.

2. Never eat anything while in uniform.

3. Hair must be neat, clean, and natural color.

4. Do not wear any jewelry or piercing at a performance

FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE ABOVE GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF POINTS FROM THE STUDENT’S PERFORMANCE GRADE.

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MUSIC BOOKS/ SUPPLIES

Any and all books that is required for the Orchestra classes. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced musicians will need:

1 INCH 3 RING BINDER, WITH OUT A ZIPPER, 25 PLASTIC PAGE PROTECTORS

MUSIC BOOKS:

Beginners Only:

Method: Essential Elements - Book One

SHEET MUSIC

Students are responsible for their own music. The following procedures will be followed:

1. Music will be checked out from the orchestra director.

2. All music will be put in the Music folder.

3. It is the student’s responsibility to remove all music from the stand after each rehearsal.

4. Students will pay for replacement of all lost sheet music at a cost of 50 dollars for each page.

EQUIPMENT/INSTRUMENTS

Students are expected to provide their own instruments for our orchestra program. Most can be rented or purchased from a local music store. Many dealers offer financing or a rent-to-own program. A list of local music stores and dealers can be provided by the director upon student request.

EACH STUDENT WILL NEED: a soft cleaning cloth(supplied), and rosin.

VIOLINISTS AND VIOLISTS: will need a shoulder rest. Consulate with Mr. Riley for help select a proper shoulder rest

CELLO AND BASS PLAYERS: will need a rock stop or strap.

There are a limited number of school instruments available for loan to beginners at no cost. However, they will be handed out randomly and as the musical ensemble instrumentation needs for a balanced orchestra sound.

FUND-RAISING

Fund-raising is very important. It gives our orchestra the necessary funds to buy new music and equipment. Each student will be expected to participate in each fund-raising event unless a parent or guardian specifically requests, in writing, that their child be excused from fund raising. The child shall not be punished in any way for not fund-raising. Students and Parents are responsible for fund-raising materials.

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private instruction is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended. . A list of private instructors will be available upon request.

DISTRICT HONOR ORCHESTRA AND

LAS VEGAS YOUTH ORCHESTRA (LVYO):

All orchestra students are eligible and encouraged to participate in District Honor Orchestra and LVYO. All students auditioning must get the approval of the director and must demonstrate mastery of the audition music and scales.

SOLO & ENSEMBLE:

All orchestra students are eligible for the Clark County School District Solo and Ensemble Festival. Private lessons are a prerequisite for participation. The performer will need to provide his/her own accompanist (piano). Be aware, accompanists charge a fee for their services. Please, the pieces are to be classical in nature, not pop/movie songs.

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COMMITMENT CONTRACT FORM

I have read and am willing to abide by all the guidelines set forth in the previous pages. I understand that being a part of the Orchestra Program is an important commitment and that extra rehearsals are sometimes a necessary and important part of this class. I fully understand my obligations to be a responsible orchestra member. I will come into class every day and be seated with my instrument out, ready to play,

Finger nails must always be trimmed to performance length(If this is mysterious-Consult Mr. Riley) .

Loss of daily participation points will accrue until nails are trimmed. After pruning, points will miraculously reappear. Musicians will not be able to perform in concerts with long nails. Performances will not be made up.) I realize that if I do not live up to the standards outlined in this handbook, it may affect my grade, opportunities to perform, or membership in the orchestra.

STUDENTS NAME (PRINT)_______________________________________________

STUDENTS SIGNATURE_______________________________________________

STUDENTS ADDRESS (PRINT) ___________________________________________

PHONE_________________ AGE _______ BIRTHDAY _____________________

INSTRUMENT____________________________________

PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR (PRINT) ________________________PHONE___________

As a parent, I have read the handbook and understand what is expected of my child. I will support my child in the orchestra. I fully understand my child’s obligations to the orchestra program. I do realize that if my child does not live up to the standards outlined in this handbook, it may affect his/her grade, opportunities to perform, or membership in the orchestra.

PARENT’S NAME (PRINT) _________________________________________________

PARENT’S SIGNATURE _________________________________________________

PARENT’S ADDRESS (PRINT) _____________________________________________

PARENT’S CELL PHONE________________________HOME___________________

PARENT’S E-MAIL ADDRESS____________________________________________

Please copy and print this form(Page9)

RETURN THIS FORM TO MR. RILEY

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2017 - 2018 MANNION MS ORCHESTRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

There will be modifications and required additions to the calendar as the school year progresses

These dates and times must be written in student agendas

REQUIRED PERFORMANCES ARE BOLD AND UNDERLINED

September 2017

Philharmonic Orchestra ONLY

9/6 MANNION OPEN HOUSE TBA

9/26 FALL CONCERT with Band at Foothill HS

Philharmonic - Orchestra ONLY 6:30 5:30 call

October

10/7 Honor Orchestra Auditions at CLARK HS

10/12 LVYO Fall Concert - Ham Hall

10/21 Middle School Violin Day at Centennial HS

10/13 End 1st quarter

November

11/18 2:00pm Honor Orchestra Concert UNLV Ham Hall

December

12/9 Las Vegas Youth Orchestra Winter Concert - Ham Hall-UNLV

12/12 Combined Beginning Orchestra Rehearsal Room 200

12/22 End 1st Semester

THURSDAY 12/14 Mannion MS HOLIDAY FROSTY SANTY JINGLE JINGLE CONCERT 6:30PM IN Gym (4:30Rehearsal) 5:30 CALL

January 2018

Saturday 1/27 Viola Fest at Coronado HS

Saturday 1/27 Bass Workshop at Liberty HS

February

2/10 Middle School Solo & Ensemble Festival at Clark High School

Saturday 2/24 Cello Day Workshop at Basic HS

March

Wednesday 3/7 Mannion Pre Festival Concert 6:30 5:30 call Concert and Philharmonic Only

3/14,15,16 Advanced(Philharmonic) MS Orchestra Festival at Ham Hall - UNLV (Time TBA)

3/24 – end 3rd quarter

3/23(tentative) Intermediate(Concert) Orchestra Festival – Rancho HS (Time TBA)

April

4/17 LVYO Smith Center

May

5/1 Combined Beginning Orchestra Rehearsal Room 200

Thursday 5/3 Mannion MS Beginning Concert and Philharmonic Orchestras Spring Concert 6:30pm 5:30call Mannion Gym

Saturday 5/5 MMS Philharmonic Orchestra/Choir California Tour

Monday – 5/7 Return Uniforms and Dress (Properly Cleaned)

Thursday 5/10 Mannion MS Solo Olympics and Awards(Required)