3/23 6th Grade! Your concert is TONIGHT! Don't forget! :)
Arrive between 5:45-6, dressed in black pants/white shirt, with your instrument, music, and music stand. The concert starts at 7pm in the gym. See you there!
3/13 6th Grade Orchestra: Don't forget, your concert is next week Thursday, March 23. You need to arrive between 5:45-6:00 dressed for the concert with your instrument, music, and a music stand if you have one. The concert starts at 7:00 in the gym. This concert is required and is part of your grade for orchestra.
Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade orchestras for their outstanding performances at the districts Strings Assessment! 7th grade received I-ratings (Superior) from all judges, and 8th grade received all II-ratings (Excellent) from all judges.
2/27 Important Upcoming Dates for 7th and 8th grade
-ASAP: Assessment permission slips are due! This trip is next week Friday! We are still in need of several chaperones, so if any parents are interested, please contact Mrs. Henke! (Orchestra kids are the best in the world, so it's an easy job ;)
-Wednesday, March 1: 7th and 8th grade orchestra students are expected to stay after school for a combined rehearsal on our assessment pieces. Both groups will have the opportunity to work with a guest conductor. There will be a snack break, students can bring snacks or purchase pizza for $2. We will finish by 5:15, students can either ride the activity buses home at 5:30 or be picked up by 5:20.
-Friday, March 3: 8th grade Busch Gardens permission packets and money are due! After this point, Mrs. Henke will let 7th graders know which sections will have availability, and 7th graders interested in going can schedule an audition for mid-March.
-Friday, March 10: Assessment Trip for 7th and 8th graders! Students need to arrive in the morning dressed for the performance, with music and instruments. The updated schedule will be posted this week.
2/6/2017 Busch Gardens information!
8th grade orchestra students have received their Busch Gardens permission packets in orchestra, where we read through the information. Permission packets and payment for Busch Gardens is due Friday, March 3, 2017.
If you need an additional permission packet, you can find the filed over there <----- in the "Files and Documents" section, in the "Busch Gardens information" folder. Additional information will come in April, as we get closer to the trip. Any adults interested in chaperoning will also need to have the chaperone form completed and fees paid by Friday, March 3.
If you need to set up a payment plan to pay in installments, please email me with your plan as soon as possible, and make sure there is a deposit on the trip by March 3. The trip must be fully paid by April 15.
7th graders who are interested in auditioning for the Busch Gardens competition will need to learn the 8th grade music and will have an audition scheduled after March 3, and will be accepted based on instrumentation needs and music proficiency.
Guitar students and parents!
The guitar concert originally scheduled for Thursday, January 19 has been reschedule for Tuesday, January 24, at 6:30pm at Parkside Middle School. This change was made to accommodate families with travel plans, since there is no school on the 20th for inauguration day.
Concert details are as follows:
Students should arrive between 5:45-6:00pm dressed in black pants/shoes, white shirt.
Students need to bring their guitar and music.
The concert will start in the gym at 6:30pm, and will last between 30-45 minutes.
The concert is free and open to the public! Invite family, friends, neighbors,
The concert is a graded event for guitar students, since performing in an ensemble is a standard of learning for music classes. Any student who cannot attend the concert will receive a make-up assignment.
Please contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, December 14: 7th and 8th grade orchestra concert!
Students should arrive between 5:45-6:00 with instruments and music.
Concert dress is orchestra polo shirt, black pants, black shoes.
(Girls can wear long black skirts)
The concert will begin at 6:30 and will be less than an hour long. See you there!
Orchestra polo shirts!
This year the 7th and 8th grade orchestra students will need to purchase a polo shirt for concerts. This will be our 'uniform' for our team to wear when we perform at concerts, festivals, and competitions. Order forms were sent home in late November, and should be returned ASAP in order to get correct sizes. Shirts are in adult sizes and cost $20 each. 8th grade students can choose to "rent" a shirt for $5 for the year since they will only need one this year. The order form can be found in the "Files and Documents" section over there <-----
You can follow the Parkside Orchestra on Twitter! Follow Anna Henke @parksidestrings, and get tweets about important info! (Don't worry, it will be a few tweets per week, at the most).