Derbypalooza (6th Grade Only)
6th Grade Orchestra Performs @6:00PM
Students should report to the orchestra room at 5:30PM for tuning/warm-up. We will not have enough school cellos for students to use, so please bring your HOME CELLO. All students are required to have a HOME CELLO for practice and concerts.
Music Department Meeting (all parents)
Thur Oct 12 - 7:00PM-8:00PM
We have limited meetings throughout the year, so PLEASE plan to attend this VERY important meeting. We will be discussing field trips, fundraisers, uniforms, and other important information regarding our music department. The meeting is approximately an hour long. If you can not attend, information will be posted on my blog.
- 6th Grade - T-Shirt and Polo
- 7th Grade - Same items as last year
- 8th Grade - Custom Color T-Shirt for Chicago field trip
7:00-9:30PM, Seaholm Auditorium
Join us for our annual Masquerade Concert, featuring the Seaholm/Derby/BCS Orchestras and the Seaholm/Derby Choirs. This SPoOktacular event is FREE and includes a delicious afterglow and costume contest. Only the 8th grade will be performing, but 6th and 7th grade orchestra families are invited to attend the performance (students can receive extra credit if they bring in a concert program). 8th Grade Orchestra must report to the orchestra room at 6:15PM for tuning/warm-up.
Other Important Dates
Blake’s Field Trip – In-Class Forms Due
Thur/Fri Oct 12/13
Blake’s Wrist Band Distribution (In-Class)
DO NOT LOSE YOUR WRISTBAND! BRING THIS WRISTBAND TO BLAKE'S!
Sat Oct 14
Music Dept Field Trip /Hay Ride/Corn Maze/Cider Mill @ Blake's Orchard, 6:00-9:00PM
Parents MAY NOT drop their student off. Parents are welcome to participate in the event or hang out in the "parent tent" and eat cider and donuts with other fellow parents.
Extra Practice/Help Sessions
Everyday, starting at 7:00am, students are welcome to drop in to the orchestra room before school to practice their instruments, get additional help, and complete their Google Classroom homework assignments. I will have an iPad available for students who would like to use it. This is a great alternative for some students who have busy, after-school commitments or need extra help with the music we are working on in class. Students who take advantage of this opportunity do well in orchestra :-)
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