Once again....if your child doesn't know if he or she is in honors orchestra....they are not. Please read the WHOLE thing. There has been too much...."you never told us." I am uncomfortable sending back emails with the original message highlighted.
In case you are wondering why I keep adding to this site without taking off the old stuff, it's so I have proof of communication. Usually, the items on here also go home on paper in student backpacks, get emailed through "School Tool" (If you do not get things through email, please contact the office manager at your child's school. There is not a correct address on file. Or-one sweetie said mom complained she doesn't get my emails or letters. I asked her what mom's email was and she replied, "It doesn't matter, she doesn't check it. <slaps head>) It is announced in school at rehearsals and on morning and afternoon announcements, and placed on the "Wallkill Wire Choir" Facbook Page." I have had to bite my tongue many, many, many times in the past week, and let folks be verbally unkind within earshot, insisting I never sent home info. Please remember that music teachers have keen hearing.
THESE POSTINGS ARE FOR THE ORCHESTRA ...meaning they have to bring their STRINGED instrument. There are other concerts on other days for other groups. I will not be posting about them!
Artists and Aliens concert: THIS THURSDAY, MAY 9TH at the HIGH SCHOOL. REPORT TIME 7PM-ALL STUDENTS
HONORS ORCHESTRA (THATS THE TUES. MORNING grade 6 -and SOME 5th grade GROUP ONLY) If your child doesn't know what honors orchestra is....they are not in it! YOUR TRIP TO SIX FLAGS NEW ENGLAND IS MAY 17th. I WILL BE SENDING HOME PAPERS SHORTLY WITH EXACT TIMES. WE LEAVE AS THE CHICKENS ARE WAKING UP
HONORS ORCHESTRA---EVEN MORE IMPORTANT. THERE ARE REHEARSALS RIGHT THROUGH UNTIL MAY 21ST AND NYSSMA MAJORS ON MAY 23RD. YOU WILL TAKE THE SAME EARLY BUS AS USUAL, BUT GET OFF AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM. WE WARM UP AT 7:30 AND PLAY AT 8. THEN YOU TAKE A SHUTTLE BACK TO YOUR HOME SCHOOL. IT WOULD BE EXTREMELY RUDE TO GO TO THE AMUSEMENT PARK AND NOT SHOW UP FOR THIS IMPORTANT JUDGED EVENT. I GUARANTEE THAT WILL BE THE END OF YOUR HONORS ORCHESTRA DAYS, AND IF MOVING ON, REMEMBER, YOUR REPUTATION FOLLOWS.
THERE IS NO HONORS ORCHESTRA APRIL 30th due to the large rehearsal the night before. Please do not drop children off!
CRUNCH TIME :-) WHEEEEEEE! PLEASE READ THROUGH THIS ENTIRE PAGE. ONE OR MORE ITEMS HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH EVERY STUDENT! Keep scrolling for NYSSMA!
There IS Honors Orchestra on Tues, April 23!
During Testing there are still school-based orchestra rehearsals, so students are expected to come with their instruments!
ALL ALL ALL ALL STUDENTS: (REMEMBER, THESE EVENTS CONTRIBUTE TO YOUR GRADE)
APRIL 29TH: REHEARSAL IN OSTRANDER'S GYM.
6:30-8. ORGANIZING 200 STUDENTS TO PLAY AT THE SAME TIME IS A HUUUUUGE UNDERTAKING. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME AND READY TO PLAY. I WILL DO AS LITTLE TUNING AS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO KEEP THIS REHEARSAL MOVING. REMEMBER THERE IS NO "i" IN ENSEMBLE.
MAY 9TH---ALIENS AND ARTISTS CONCERT. OUR FINAL LARGE CONCERT OF THE YEAR OCCURS AT THE CLOSE OF THE DISTRICT WIDE ART SHOW. PLEASE COME EARLY TO BROWSE, AND THEN MEET ME IN THE BAND ROOM AT 7 PM FOR A TUNING.
DRESS FOR THE CONCERT IS OTHER WORLDLY. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY STAR WARS OR STAR TREK COSTUMES! ALUMINUM FOIL HATS ARE PERFECTLY. BE SILLY, BE CREATIVE, HAVE FUN, BUT MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT BLOCKING OTHER STUDENTS OR COVERING YOUR HANDS/ FACES.
NYSSMA _APRIL 26-27!
They should have brought you home this paper with their individual times and a cute little violin-playing bug!!. I'm attaching a spreadsheet with everybody's time and room. IF you have no clue what I'm typing about, then your child is not involved!
Wallkill Wire Choir
Elementary Orchestras of the Wallkill CSD
Edie Duncan- director
______________________________________ performance time is scheduled for
_________________________ on Friday, April 26 or Saturday, April 27, in room S___.
Don’t forget LEGAL music, instrument, bow, rosin, shoulder rests, rock stops for cellos, etc. Parents may sit in if it is okay with their performer, BUT must leave during sight-reading portion.
No gum, sloppy attire, or slouching allowed. Only cello players should sit. NO LONG -NAILED MANICURES, either. (I’ll tell you more about that some time J and gross everyone out.)
NYSSMA BUSING April 26-27
Friday, April 26, 2013
Bus #1:-- To be taken ONLY by students with solo times between 4-6pm
2:20 bus departs Ostrander to Beacon
2:20 shuttle departs from Plattekill for Leptondale
2:40 bus departs from Leptondale for Beacon
Departs from Beacon at 6 pm
Bus #1 Returns to PLATTEKILL ONLY around 6:30
Bus #2:--To be taken ONLY by students with solo times between 6-9pm
5:45 bus departs from Ostrander ONLY to Beacon (arrives @Rombout @ 6:15)
Departs from Beacon @9 PM
Bus #2 Returns to Ostrander ONLY around 9:30pm
Saturday, April 27, 2013
THERE IS NO BUSING!!!
***If you are being driven you should plan on arriving 45 minutes before your scheduled time. That leaves time to have form checked/stamped, a little warm-up, and time to find room.
You must let me know whether your child is riding the bus or being driven ASAP. It makes a difference in the number of buses and keeps us from calling out the dogs to look for children!