Exciting things are happening in Orchestra! Students have been learning how to hold their instrument using good posture and practicing how to hold their bows. Yesterday we learned our very first piece “Hot Cross Buns”! Stay tuned for more exciting updates, concert announcements and playing test reminders 🙂
Just a reminder that your playing test will be on Monday, March 26
Violins and violas are playing “Dragon Slayer” mm. 36-45
Cellos are playing “Dragon Slayer” mm. 19-26
Have a musical weekend! 🙂
Our next playing test will be the Friday, March 16. You will be playing Dragon Slayer mm. 1-10. Below are the audio files of the piece for you to practice along with. Happy practicing!!
Dragon Slayer – Violin
Dragon Slayer – Viola
Dragon Slayer – Cello
We have a lot of items due on Friday, March 2! Here is the list of items due:
Our next playing test will be the Tuesday we return to school (1/9/18). You can choose which song you would like to perform. You may choose either Folk Dance or Jingle bells (A lines only). If you would like to play both songs I will give you up to 10 points of extra credit for the second song. Below are the audio files of the pieces for you to practice along with. Hope you are all having a great break, email me if you have questions. Happy practicing!!
Jingle Bells (A lines only)
It’s almost time for our concert! Here is how next week looks for rehearsal and concert times:
The next playing test will be Monday, December 11 on the following:
Fate decides which one you will play, so make sure to prepare each variation!
The Woodworth Music Program will be holding our winter concert on Thursday, December 21 at 2pm in the Woodworth Cafeteria. We have invited the Fordson Band and Orchestra to come and perform alongside our 7th and 8th grade orchestras. We would love to have a full audience to cheer on our students and their hard work this semester!
Thank you for your support of our students and the music program. We hope to see you all there!
Next playing test will be “Can Can” from Strictly Strings p. 19. Tempo (speed) is important but aim for quality and slow tempo over fast tempo and sloppiness.