Week of Monday, March 13, 2017

Please be mindful with regards to the end of club pick up times. I often have my own commitments after school.  When you are late collecting your children from clubs, I am late for my own commitments & appointments.

Clubs continue week,  and the schedule will be:


Monday March 13 – Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45

Monday March 13 – Minimum Day, Recorder Ninjas will not meet

Wednesday March 15  – Selected Players from Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45

Wednesday March 15 – Minimum Day, Guitar Grooves will not meet

Friday March 17 – String Orchestra will not meet

Friday March 17 – The 6 of Grade 6 ensemble will not meet

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**SPRING BREAK – Monday March 20 – Friday March 31**

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Monday April 3 – Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45

Monday April 3 – Recorder Ninjas 3:30 – 4:30

Wednesday April 5  – Selected Players from Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45

Wednesday April 5 – Guitar Grooves 3:30 – 4:30

Friday April 7 – Advanced Strings 2:00 – 3:30

Friday April 7 – String Ensemble – 6 of Grade 6  – 3:30 – 4:00

If you have not yet signed up for text updates, please subscribe by by texting the club code to 81010:

Guitar Grooves please text @wcgui to 81010
String Orchestra please text @wcstr to 81010
Recorder Ninjas please text @wcrec to 81010

6 of Grade 6 Strings:

Students have auditioned for participation in the String Ensemble – The 6 of Grade 6, and the successful students will be notified by letter. In order to maintain their placement in the quartet, students must show their commitment and practice regularly.  It is essential that they notify me of any rehearsals they are unable to attend.  If they miss more that 3 rehearsals their place will be in jeopardy and they may be dropped from the ensemble.  The 6 of Grade 6  will be playing at the Grade 6 Promotion.

Practice:

Beginner Strings are working on 1 octave scales G Major, D Major & A Major (Violins) or C Major (Violas & Cellos).  Practice playing to word rhythms like ‘Pepp-er-on-i Pi-zza’ & ‘Pink Flu-ffy Un-i-corns’, they are also working on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, also in rhythms as suggested above & Frere Jacque (Are You Sleeping).

Advanced Orchestra are working on 2 Octave scales in G Major or C Major as well as the 1 octave scales listed above with slurred bowing.  They are also working on excercises 88, 90 & 141 from Essential Elements – Frere Jacques, English Round, Tallis Canon & Chop Sticks.

Recorders are continuing to work on the recorder karate belts.

Guitars are working on Yellow submarine, Hey Jude and Let It Be with the chords D Maj, A Minor, G Major, E minor, E Major & F Major.

Week of Monday March 6, 2017

Please be mindful with regards to the end of club pick up times. I often have my own commitments after school.  When you are late collecting your children from clubs, I am late for my own commitments & appointments.

Clubs continue week,  and the schedule will be:

Monday March 6 – Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45

Monday March 6 – Recorder Ninjas 3:30 – 4:30

Wednesday March 8  – Selected Players from Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45

Wednesday March 8 – Guitar Grooves 3:30 – 4:30

Friday March 10 – Advanced Strings 2:00 – 3:30

Friday March 10 – Grade 6 String Quartet 3:30 – 4:00


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Monday March 13 – Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45

Monday March 13 – Minimum Day, Recorder Ninjas will not meet

Wednesday March 15  – Selected Players from Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45

Wednesday March 15 – Minimum Day, Guitar Grooves will not meet

Friday March 17 – String Orchestra will not be meeting

Friday March 17 – Grade 6 String Quartet will not be meeting

If you have not yet signed up for text updates, please subscribe by by texting the club code to 81010:

Guitar Grooves please text @wcgui to 81010
String Orchestra please text @wcstr to 81010
Recorder Ninjas please text @wcrec to 81010

Grade 6 String Quartet:

Students have auditioned for participation in the Grade 6 String Quartet, and the successful students will be notified by letter. In order to maintain their placement in the quartet, students must show their commitment and practice regularly.  It is essential that they notify me of any rehearsals they are unable to attend.  If they miss more that 3 rehearsals their place will be in jeopardy and they may be dropped from the ensemble.  The Grade 6 String Quartet will be playi8ng at the Grade 6 Promotion.

Practice:

Beginner Strings are working on 1 octave scales G Major, D Major & A Major (Violins) or C Major (Violas & Cellos).  Practice playing to word rhythms like ‘Pepp-er-on-i Pi-zza’ & ‘Pink Flu-ffy Un-i-corns’, they are also working on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, also in rhythms as suggested above & Frere Jacque (Are You Sleeping).

Advanced Orchestra are working on 2 Octave scales in G Major or C Major as well as the 1 octave scales listed above with slurred bowing.  They are also working on excercises 88, 90 & 141 from Essential Elements – Frere Jacques, English Round, Tallis Canon & Chop Sticks.

Recorders are continuing to work on the recorder karate belts.

Guitars are working on Yellow submarine, Hey Jude and Let It Be with the chords D Maj, A Minor, G Major, E minor, E Major & F Major.