The music club schedule for this week:
Monday May 1 – Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45
Monday May 1 – Recorder Ninjas 3:30 – 4:30
Wednesday May 3 – Selected Players from Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45
Wednesday May 3 – Guitar Grooves 3:30 – 4:30
Friday May 5 – Advanced Strings 2:00 – 3:30
Friday May 5 – String Ensemble – The 6 of Grade 6 – 3:30 – 4:00
Monday May 8 – Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45
Monday May 8 – Recorder Ninjas 3:30 – 4:30
Wednesday May 10 – Selected Players from Beginner String Orchestra 8:00 – 8:45
Wednesday May 10 – Guitar Grooves 3:30 – 4:30
Thursday May 11 – Wolf Canyon Spring Showcase 6:30pm
Friday May 12 – Advanced Strings will not be meeting
Friday May 12 – String Ensemble – The 6 of Grade 6 – TBC
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.
Advanced Dates to Note:
Wolf Canyon Music Showcase will be on Thursday, May 11 at 6:30pm, students to meet in the Music Room 5:45 for tuning and preparation.
Music Department Clubs playing for the Volunteer Appreciation Wednesday May 31 at 6:30pm
Club t-shirts are being given out for performances. Students will receive only ONE t-shirt for the club or clubs they participate in. The t-shirts are now required as part of concert dress. If students lose or damage their shirts they must purchase a replacement at a cost of $15.
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
The 6 of Grade 6 Strings:
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.
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), English Round.
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 and Stitches
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.