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Rosa Glade Arnold-Orchestra Director
Office Hours: Please call or email to arrange a meeting time with me.
Period 1: Varsity Orchestra
Period 2: Symphony Orchestra
Period 4: Concert Orchestra
Orchestra is open to all string players. A variety of string literature is studied throughout the year including standard orchestral literature, alternative styles, world music and original concert works.The study of symphonic works and string chamber music is included when possible. Objectives include but are not limited to, development of rhythm and pitch accuracy as an individual and as an ensemble, advanced string techniques, increased knowledge of music theory, music history and music terms and a greater appreciation for music. Students are expected to be involved in daily rehearsals, participate in concerts and complete semester assignments and evaluations. Individual practice is required, and private lessons are encouraged.
Class activities will include: warm ups, sight reading and technical exercises, sectionals, large group rehearsal, tests, class discussion, peer coaching and assessments to measure progress and to create musical growth. Public performances will provide important musical experiences for both the students and the community.
September 14-Impact Fundraiser Blitz 9-3
September 23-26: Chamber Orchestra Auditions
October 8: Disney Pajama Concert-Concert & Symphony 6:30pm
November 12: NHS Induction-Chamber Orchestra only
November 21: Fall Orchestra Concert-All Orchestras 7:00pm
December 16: Choir Concert w/Chamber Orchestra
January 30: Chamber Orchestra Tour to EW/HV
February 3: SEC Music Festival Woodbury High School-Symphony Orchestra
February 10: Greece Tour Information Night-7:00pm Auditorium (Grades 9-11)
February 28: Pinewood Concert-Concert Orchestra 1:45pm
February 29: Solo/Ensemble (optional for Concert & Symphony)
March 4: Winter Concert @ Benson Great Hall 7:30pm (all orchestras)
March 9: All-State Orchestra Auditions Submitted
March 31: Large Group Contest-Concert & Symphony (Anoka)
April 6: West Side Orchestra Festival-All Orchestras 6:30pm
May 21: Spring Orchestra Concert-All Orchestras 7:30pm