“Clef Notes” #3 –October 8, 2017
Happy Fall Break!
Thank you for a great Orchestra Concert on October 2! I appreciated the great audience turnout, too!
For All Students:
1. Our MMI Fall Field trip is scheduled for Friday, October 20 (The week after Fall Break). We will be touring the Gibson Guitar Factory and experiencing the Halloran Center for the Performing Arts at the Orpheum. Lunch will be provided, too. Permission slips will be given on Monday, October 16.
2. The All-West Tennessee Honors Orchestra Auditions are November 18 at Briarcrest School, 76 S Houston Levee Rd, Eads, TN, 38028 (NOT the school at Ridgeway and Poplar). Assigned times are usually posted about 10 days before the audition.
3. Our Winter Holiday Concert is December 4, 7:00 p.m. at WSHS.
There will be gmail playing tests covering the All-West prepared materials and scales during the second quarter.
Practice Plan #3 will start on October 16, and cover three weeks.
Sight-reading resources linked on our website include: String Skills, SightReadingFactory, and SmartMusic. Use them to improve your music reading skills!
To sign up for SmartMusic Free, go to www.smartmusic.com, join, and sign up for your class. WSHS Orch 6 Class code: N7TJN-7XWQM. WSHS Orch 7 Class code: UZCNC-EDELE. You must use the Chrome browser.
Away from WSHS: see the EVENTS page on our website for links and details.
1. Governor’s School for the Arts applications are due November 5. This is a great opportunity for sophomores and juniors. Every WSHS student who has attended in the past has loved the experience.
2. The U. of Memphis will host its inaugural high school honors orchestra clinic on Oct. 26-28.
3. Middle TN State Univ. is hosting an honors orchestra weekend Nov. 2-4
https://whitestationband.org/boston-spring-band-trip-2018/ The login is whitestationboston18. The password is bostrip18.
Remind codes are: 6th period: @wshsorc6 7th period: @wshsorc7, and, for all parents: @wsorchpar. Text your code to 81010 or 901-881-9447. You may also register at “rmd.at/classcode.” You can send text messages to me through this service, too.