Parents & Students,
Below is the RISD Overnight Travel Form. All students MUST complete these forms before you can attend the trip.
At the beginning of the year, there was some confusion as to what travel form needed to be completed. The district has 2 different forms, one is for local travel while the other is for overnight travel. Mrs. Livings and I are requesting that everyone completes this form again in order to ensure that all students have the correct form filled out. The form will also be included in trip packets, as well as being posted on the orchestra website & the facebook page. Please complete and return this form as soon as possible. You will NOT be able to load the bus unless this form is turned in and completed (both pages).
Please let Mrs. Livings or Mr. Cross know if you have any questions.
Parents & Students:
The 2013 Orchestra Banquet date is now Friday 5/24/13. The time and location are all exactly the same as originally planned.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Livings or Mr. Cross.
SPRING TRIP MEETING:
There will be a meeting for both students and parents for the 2013 Spring Trip on Tuesday April 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the Orchestra Room. We will be discussing all details and answering any questions that you might have.
SPRING TRIP REHEARSALS:
Philharmonic and Concert Orchestras will be combining as an ensemble for the spring trip. Because these orchestras meet during different class times, we will need to have some after school rehearsals in which we combine ensembles to prepare for the trip. Rehearsals will be on the following days.
Tuesday April 9, 2013: 4:30-5:30 PM
Tuesday April 16, 2013: 4:30-5:30 PM
Tuesday April 23, 2013: 4:30-5:30 PM
It’s hard to believe but our annual Richardson Chamber Music Festival (RCMF) is right around the corner. This annual event will be held on Saturday, April 13 this year at Richardson HS. Times are flexible and brief (as early as 8am; as late as 5pm) and you can request a certain time if needed.
Who? It is open to ALL Pearce Orchestra students. Any student may pick an appropriate level solo and/or combine with other students to play an ensemble. Find and friend and get involved! This is a great way to build confidence in your abilities whether you’ve played for a long time or just started this year; a qualified judge will evaluate your performance and give you very valuable feedback. Interested? I have great deal of music in my library to choose from (come by and look anytime!!!), though if you have a private teacher they have probably (should have) already selected something for you. Students may also choose to do more than one event (and many do.)
Required? Everyone is encouraged to participate but the following students are required to perform…All chamber orchestra students are required to participate with either a solo or ensemble. All Honors Orchestra students are required to play a solo (with piano accompaniment unless specified unaccompanied). Anyone considering an audition for chamber should participate.
$$$??? Participation was already included in your orchestra fees. The only extra expense is for a piano accompanist if required (unless you know someone who will do it for free).
Anything else I need to know? If you choose to play a solo you must have piano accompaniment unless the solo is specified “unaccompanied.” I have attached a list of accompanists for your convenience but book them now; they will fill up quickly. It is the student’s responsibility to secure their own accompanists.