The White Station High School Honors Orchestras
“Clef Notes” #4 –November 6, 2017
Congratulations to Christian Booze, Anjali Gahlaut, Madison Jackson, Autumn Bobo, Justin Kouch, Mikyhia Worsham, Dylan Willis, Ivan Campos, Ashley Faber, and Charlie Folsom for a wonderful clinic and concert at the inaugural Honors String Orchestra Clinic at the University of Memphis on October 26-28.
For All Students:
1. 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 will be posted online this week. Students will have an Audition Day Plan worksheet with the details, too
2. Our Winter Holiday Concert is December 4, 7:00 p.m. at WSHS.
There were three Gmail playing tests in preparation for the All-West auditions. The students’ melodic minor scale was due October 27. Selections from both excerpts were due November 3. A complete performance of ONE of their excerpts is due November 13.
Practice Plan #4 starts on November 6, and will be due November 27.
Mock Auditions will take place during class on November 8 & 9.
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.
Upcoming Memphis Symphony Orchestra concerts include:
A Veteran’s Day program on Nov. 11 (7:30 at the Cannon) and Nov. 12 (2:30 at GPAC)
The annual Holiday Concert on Dec. 1 (7:30) and Dec. 3 (2:30) at the Cannon.
From Theater Memphis: A special event will be held Sunday, December 10 @ 7 pm. "Holiday for Heroes" is a designated night to offer military, policemen, firefighters, first responders, and Shelby County teachers discounted tickets for that night's performance of A Christmas Carol. All tickets will be $10 (limit of four per family at that price). Not available online. Call the Box Office at 901.682.8323.
The 2018 University of Northern Alabama (UNA) Honor Orchestra Festival is January 12-13, 2018. The large Festival Orchestra guest clinician will be the composer/conductor Kirt Mosier (he conducted the 2017 9/10 All-State Orchestra. Ensemble placements will begin November 22. Application information is on our website under “Events”.
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.”