2013-2014 Orchestra Presentation

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Welcome to Welcome to SOMS Orchestra! SOMS Orchestra! Your teacher… Your teacher… Mr. Rotjan Mr. Rotjan

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Welcome toWelcome to SOMS Orchestra! SOMS Orchestra!

Your teacher…Your teacher…

Mr. RotjanMr. Rotjan

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Attendance and Attendance and Note Card ActivityNote Card Activity

Write 3 things that you did over the Write 3 things that you did over the summer (Were any musical? summer (Were any musical? ))

List the names of 3 people, List the names of 3 people, who play the who play the same instrumentsame instrument, that you would like to sit , that you would like to sit next to this yearnext to this year

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Our Orchestra Schedule!Our Orchestra Schedule!

Period 5: Grade 6 (Symphonic Orchestra)Period 5: Grade 6 (Symphonic Orchestra)

Period 7: Grade 7 (Concert Orchestra)Period 7: Grade 7 (Concert Orchestra)

Period 9: Grade 8 (Concert Orch)Period 9: Grade 8 (Concert Orch)

Orchestra meets EVERY DAY Orchestra meets EVERY DAY

for some of you, and every other dayfor some of you, and every other day

for othersfor others

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Lesson ScheduleLesson Schedule

You will have a lesson every *2 weeks*You will have a lesson every *2 weeks*

It will rotate throughout the dayIt will rotate throughout the day

Lesson attendance and preparation count Lesson attendance and preparation count towards your quarter gradetowards your quarter grade

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Lesson Grading SheetLesson Grading Sheet

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PracticePractice“___ practice makes perfect!”“___ practice makes perfect!”

Each student will complete a practice log to hand in every Each student will complete a practice log to hand in every month. There are alternate assignments for 7month. There are alternate assignments for 7thth/8/8thth graders. graders.

A Parent/Guardian must sign the sheet weekly to verify A Parent/Guardian must sign the sheet weekly to verify your practice timeyour practice time

66thth graders: 75 minutes/week (15 min/day, 5 days/week) graders: 75 minutes/week (15 min/day, 5 days/week)

77thth/8/8thth graders: 100 minutes week (20 min/day, 5 graders: 100 minutes week (20 min/day, 5 days/week)days/week)

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GradingGrading

25% Lesson attendance and grades25% Lesson attendance and grades

15% Practice Log15% Practice Log

15% Rehearsal and Concert attendance15% Rehearsal and Concert attendance

25% Mastery of Music 25% Mastery of Music (playing tests, quizzes, written (playing tests, quizzes, written quizzes)quizzes)

20% Citizenship (attitude and effort)20% Citizenship (attitude and effort)

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SuppliesSupplies

Recommended:Recommended:

All instrumentsAll instruments: smooth, untreated cloth for cleaning (clean handkerchief, : smooth, untreated cloth for cleaning (clean handkerchief, cloth)cloth)RosinRosinViolinists/violistsViolinists/violists (ONLY if you play a full size instrument) should use a (ONLY if you play a full size instrument) should use a shoulder rest (i.e. KUN brand)shoulder rest (i.e. KUN brand)CellistsCellists should have a strap or ‘rock stop’’ for home practice should have a strap or ‘rock stop’’ for home practice

Books (strongly recommended but not required):Books (strongly recommended but not required):66thth grade: Essential Elements grade: Essential Elements Book 2 Book 2 for violin, viola, cello, or bassfor violin, viola, cello, or bass

Authors: Gillespie, Hayes, AllenAuthors: Gillespie, Hayes, Allen77thth / 8 / 8thth grade: Essential Techniques grade: Essential Techniques Book 3 Book 3 for violin, viola, cello, or bassfor violin, viola, cello, or bass

Authors: Gillespie, Hayes, AllenAuthors: Gillespie, Hayes, Allen

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Classroom Rules and ProceduresClassroom Rules and Procedures

The 3 B’s of SOMS – Be Responsible, Be The 3 B’s of SOMS – Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be PreparedRespectful, Be Prepared

Arrive on time and “do the right thing”Arrive on time and “do the right thing”

Work to the best of your Work to the best of your

ability!ability!

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ConcertsConcerts

There are 2 major concerts – There are 2 major concerts –

winter and springwinter and spring

Some groups play for CLE/TZE/WOSSome groups play for CLE/TZE/WOS

Chamber Orchestra plays with TZHSChamber Orchestra plays with TZHS

NYSSMA Solo RecitalNYSSMA Solo Recital

All-County Orchestra FestivalsAll-County Orchestra Festivals

Senior Citizen PerformancesSenior Citizen Performances

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Extra Credit OpportunitiesExtra Credit Opportunities

Attend a concert (show me the program)Attend a concert (show me the program)Assist in running the orchestra roomAssist in running the orchestra room-student conductor, sectionals, attendance, -student conductor, sectionals, attendance, etc…etc…

Concert Suggestions:Concert Suggestions:New York PhilharmonicNew York Philharmonic

New Jersey SymphonyNew Jersey SymphonyRockland Symphony Rockland Symphony Metropolitan OperaMetropolitan OperaCity BalletCity BalletConcerts at Carnegie HallConcerts at Carnegie Hall

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Additional Music OpportunitiesAdditional Music Opportunities

All County FestivalsAll County Festivals

NYSSMA Solo FestivalNYSSMA Solo Festival

SOMS MusicalSOMS Musical

Chamber OrchestraChamber Orchestra

Southern Hudson Valley Youth SymphonySouthern Hudson Valley Youth Symphony

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Other EventsOther Events

Thanksgiving Pie Sale (fundraiser)Thanksgiving Pie Sale (fundraiser)

Music Department Field TripMusic Department Field Trip

Other Events TBDOther Events TBD

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Playing your part…Playing your part…

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Assignment #1Assignment #1

Course expectations and letter go home to Course expectations and letter go home to your parent/guardianyour parent/guardian

The attached form is returned to The attached form is returned to

Mr. Rotjan by Friday, September 13Mr. Rotjan by Friday, September 13

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Let’s Have a Great Year!!Let’s Have a Great Year!!