“Clef Notes”#6 – February 14, 2018
Abbreviated updates for students and parents
Congratulations to the twenty-five WSHS Orchestra students who participated in the All-West Tennessee Regional Honors Orchestra Clinic last week. The ensembles showed a lot of growth in two days, and the concert was fantastic!
Practice Plan #5 was due February 1. Students can still turn them in for partial credit.
Practice Plan #6 is due March 1.
There were three progressive playing tests covering Dvorak’s Romantische Stücke solo in January. The students will be complete a self-evaluation of their final performance in the coming weeks, and will complete the activity by February 27.
The Spartan String Festival is March 5, 6:30 p.m. at White Station Middle School.
The Concert Festival field trip will be on either March 7 or 8.
The All-State Orchestra Clinic is April 11-14 at the Opryland Convention Center. Student contracts, travel information, and payment requests will be coming soon for our seven All-State students. Alternates will also be asked to complete the contract (just in case!)
On our website, whitestationorchestra.weebly.com 1) ASSIGNMENTS (under the WSHS ORCHESTRAS header) and an “UPDATES” page are useful resources.
New events on the Auditions, Festivals, and Competitions page:
Amro Music Store is hosting its annual Fiddle Fair on March 2-3. Clinics on fiddling and special sales.
Sewanee Summer Music Festival June 23-July 22
National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honors Orchestra in November, 2018.
UT-Martin has a two-day honor orchestra clinic on April 27-28.
See you at the concerts!
Dr. Andrew Palmer