“Clef Notes”#8 –May 1, 2018
Abbreviated updates for students and parents
I want to thank the All-State students again – Ivan Campos, Justin Choi, Charlie Folsom, Anjali Gahlaut, Madison Jackson, Justin Kouch, Elaine Lee, Collin Lindsay, and Dylan Willis – for performing as a demonstration ensemble in a professional development session I presented at the state conference. Their playing truly had a positive impact on the presentation. I was very proud of the example they set and the musicianship they displayed.
Arvind Ramesh was featured as a soloist at the UT-Martin Honors Orchestra Clinic Concert on April 28. Mikyhia Worsham also attended the clinic, and served as Assistant Principal Cellist.
And now, on to some fourth quarter activities…..
The Advanced Orchestra will be performing in the lobby prior to the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s final MasterWorks Concert of the season at the Cannon Center on May 5. Information went out to the students through REMIND on April 30.
The Senior Recognition and Awards Concert is Monday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. at White Station High School. Concert attire for the students is our “Spring” attire- solid black pants, skirts, socks, shoes, etc., with a solid colored, sleeved shirt or blouse. Call time is 6:40 p.m. on stage.
Auditions for the 2018-19 Advanced Orchestra will take place during class on May 9. Students may schedule an afterschool audition at any time, if they would like to go early.
The Honors Activity for the fourth quarter is due May 10.
ArtsFest rehearsal day is May 11, with the concert on Saturday, May 12. Students have music now, and an update letter from SCS is coming soon.
Practice Plan #8 is due May 14.
New (on our website) Festivals: Summer Music Festivals including the UofMemphis, UT-Martin, PRIZM, and a link to the national ASTA website with pages of festivals.
The Memphis Youth Symphony and Germantown Youth Symphony have applications and auditions coming up, too.
See you Monday night!
Dr. Andrew Palmer