OAK PARK & RIVER FOREST BANDS

CONGRATULATIONS ALL-STATE SELECTEES

 

 

 

 

 

Band

Edward Brenneman – Trumpet

Isabelle Carrillo – French Horn

Nellie Kamenitsa-Hale – Clarinet

Ben Spielman – Percussion

 

Orchestra

Jane Hanneman – Double Bass

Sophia Kreier – Violin 1

Olive Loentz – Viola

Sophia Preys – Violin 1

 

Chorus

Collette Donlin – Soprano 1 (Honors Chorus)

Jacob Friedmann – Bass 1 (All-State Chorus)

Maeve Ryan – Alto 2 (Honors Chorus)

Isaac Schaider – Bass 1 (All-State Chorus)

 

Jazz Band

Owen Frankel – Bass

Charlie Reichert-Powell – Guitar

Noah Sherman – Drum Set

 

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Gabe Schonman – Tenor (Honors Vocal Jazz)

 

All-State Composition Contest

Category - Arranging

2nd Place – Lucas Weisman – “My Little Suede Shoes”

3rd PLace - Charlie Reichert-Powell - "Footprints"

Category -Commercial/Popular

Honorable Mention – Owen Frankel – “Roy Roy Roy”

Honorable Mention – Charlie Reichert-Powell – “Intake”

Category – Instrumental – Large Ensemble

Honorable Mention – Lucas Weisman – “Desert Rush”

Category -Instrumental – Solo to Chamber Ensemble

2nd Place – Tango by Ari Schwartz

Category -Jazz Improvisation – OPRF Swept all 3 places

1st Place – Noah Sherman - “Oleo

2nd Place – Charlie Reichert-Powell - “Have You Met Miss Jones

3rd Place – Aaron Kaufman-Levine - “Have You Met Miss Jones

Category -Jazz Instrumental or Vocal Ensemble

2nd Place – Charlie Reichert-Powell - “Steady Hands”

Category -Remix

3rd Place – Charlie Reichert-Powell – “Paradise”remix



Citrus Fundraiser 2017
 
It’s back! The Performing Arts Department has been selling fruit in December for over 30 years. Hundreds of students have raised money with this sale. Proceeds from the sale go into student’s personal accounts. The money can be used to pay for music trips, instruments, private lessons, etc. and can accumulate over several years. The citrus sale is a great opportunity for students to earn money for their personal accounts by selling oranges and grapefruit to friends and family members.
 
This year, the Florida Indian River Groves fruit company is processing orders on-line with credit cards instead of on paper order forms with checks. This will make buying fruit and processing orders much easier for both our customers and for us. Students earn from $10.10 to $16.40 on large boxes of fruit and $5.80 for each small gift box sold.
 
 You can see the items for sale and their prices at the OPRFHS Applause! selling site:
 
 
The fruit is delivered in bulk to OPRFHS in early December. When the fruit arrives, everyone who sold fruit helps to sort and assemble orders. You then make deliveries to your friends and family who placed the orders. You will be notified of the delivery date as soon as we get it. 
 
HOW TO SELL CITRUS AND PROCESS ORDERS:
 
1.     Fill out the Google form at https://goo.gl/forms/bRWTKkbQRV3bFnBy1 
We will enter your OPRFHS email address into the web system so that your friends and family can credit their orders to your account.

2.     Email your friends and family asking them to order citrus. Be sure to include the web site link above in your emails. 

3.     When your friends and family place an order, they will be directed to select your name from a list of students selling citrus. 

4.     If you want to sell in person, the web site is mobile phone friendly. You can take orders and credit card payments right on your phone.
 
Deadline for orders is Thursday, November 16.   
 
Orders will delivered in early December. 
 
 
Questions? Email Applause Board Member Alix Sherman at alix_sherman@yahoo.com or Jeff Hanneman, at jhanneman@yahoo..com
All students need to join their google classroom band for class announcements and assignments.  
See below for your class codes.

Concert Band - 1lfz47q
Symphonic Band - 88lf1u
Wind Symphony - fn8r53
Wind Ensemble - zzsp5s
Jazz Ensemble - 2tg0m3
Marching Band - 7vnucbi

How Playing an instrument Benefits your Brain
How to practice effectively
Why is the ability to play a musical instrument important in education?

PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT
LEARNING TARGETS

VOCABULARY - I can use my subject's vocabulary correctly, applying it effectively when discussing my class' performances.

CREATIVE PROCESS - I can clearly define the steps that represent my creative work from conception/first rehearsal to the final performance.

PERFORMANCE - I can adequately prepare/rehearse my performance piece so that the final performance represents my best effort and reflects skills I've learned.

ETIQUETTE - I can clearly express the important rules of performance etiquette as they apply to audience members at a performance, performers involved in rehearsals, and performers participating in a performance with others.



All classes can share class materiels via Mr. Svejda's or Mr. Fredrickson's outbox. Click here for Virtual Desktop and click outbox, Fine Arts, then find your teacher by typing in their name.



UPCOMING EVENTS:
November                     

9    Thurs.    Jazz Concert for all Jazz bands in Main Aud - 7:30pm

11  Sat.         ILMEA District Jazz Festival (All Day – Thornton Fractional South HS)

13  Mon.       Marching Band Awards Banquet (6pm south cafe)

16  Thurs.     Choral Concert

18  Sat.        IMEA District Band, Orchestra, Choir Festival  Elmhurst College – All Day

                                   

December                      

4     Mon.   Woodwind Choir/Chamber Music Concert (WE members only) Free concert

Fair Oaks Church 744 Fair Oaks Ave, Oak Park at 6:30pm-7:30pm

 

13    Wed.     ALL PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES WINTER FESTIVAL DRESS REHEARSAL 6:30pm-end

14   Thurs.    ALL PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES

WINTER FESTIVAL CONCERT    Call time 7pm   

 


Please refer to the Band Handbook on pg. 9 under forms and docs.

Feel free to look around this site for information that you can use to help answer any questions. You can also contact me directly via email at asvejda@oprfhs.org any time.