The White Orchestra performs difficult music that requires students to practice daily.There will be auditions every term. Students considering White Orchestra should be able to play through most of Essential Elements Book 2 and play the scales C, G, D, F, and Bb.The White Orchestra will require an extra rehearsal after school each week on Mondays from 2:50-3:30. Expectations Students are expected to attend all concerts and performances as stated in the schedule. Excuse notes are required one week in advance of expected absence.
General Rules: No homework/book reading during rehearsal.
Never leave the classroom without asking
Put your instrument in its locker….. not on the floor
Students are expected to come to class ready to rehearse – this means: Spend time out of class on the music being rehearsed
Bring a Pencil
Keep your instrument in good working condition
Always put forth your best effort
Have a supportive and positive attitude towards the music and each other
Wait quietly while other sections are working
Do not talk while the conductor is speaking
In sectionals, listen to the section leader
Have an open attitude towards music that is unfamiliar
Forgetting your instrument means you cannot participate in class and it will affect your grade.You are graded on your effort, playing, and participation. Talking, being disruptive, missing entrances, not playing, etc… will affect your grade.There is no chewing gum, food, or cell phones allowed in class.
60% is based on daily assessment: effort, playing of music, attitude and participation
30% is based on playing checks of the rehearsal music and quizzes
10% is based on performance in the concert
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