Dear Parents and Students,
We believe it is very important for both students and parents to understand the requirements, guidelines, and grading policies for the 6th grade orchestra. Orchestra is a performance based class, with homework involving practice. Each student will be responsible for the following:
Students are required to attend one SGI lesson per week or private lesson. It is important for students to receive instruction on their own individual instruments, because Orchestra rehearsals are used for ensemble instruction NOT instrumental technique. SGI lessons are small group instruction lesson that are provided in school, during their lunch/ recess lasting 20-25 minutes. Private lessons are taken outside of school, and allow students to have one-on-one instruction with a teacher who is an expert musician on their particular instrument. The individual attention and instruction with a professional is extremely beneficial to the growth and development of the student musician. ****25% of the student’s grade is based on SGI attendance or private lesson attendance.****
Students in Private lessons:
Students who choose to take private lessons must return a signed form where you will choose between SGI or private lessons. If this form is not returned, students will be automatically enrolled in an SGI lesson. Every quarter students will be required to hand in a private lesson evaluation form filled out by their private teacher. If the evaluation form is not returned by the end of the quarter, students will receive an “incomplete grade”. A list of recommended teachers will be provided to students on the first day of class.
Click the link below for a list of Orchestra Private Teachers for the 2012-2013 school year!
Concert dress for men is nice shirt and tie, nice pants, nice shoes. NO sneakers, jeans, sweatpants, hats, etc…….
Concert dress for women is nice dress/skirt or nice pants/shirt, nice shoes. NO sneakers, jeans, flip-flops or skirts above the knee.
Rules that apply to class participation are:
Students are expected to come to class ready to rehearse:
Holiday Concert - Tuesday, December 11th @ 7:30
All String Night - Tuesday, February 12th @ 7:30
Spring Concert - Tuesday, June 4th @ 7:30