This Saturday is the last rehearsal before our school tour!
Our hope is that last Saturday's rehearsal (a good one!) brought to your attention music that you need to practice.
BE SURE TO PRACTICE excerpts that are still difficult for you AND review other excerpts to build STRENGTH and ENDURANCE!
Be sure to practice at least 20 minutes a day! You know all the spots we have been rehearsing and you know that we have worked on dynamics, style and ensemble (“playing together”). Use the metronome when you practice so when you come to orchestra you can concentrate on listening and playing with the other instruments. Then you can really enjoy the musical experience.
Speakers! Be ready to speak at the next rehearsal, Saturday, the 19th!
Introduction: Isabel Dickinson & Gabrielle Dorsey
Sword Dance: Gustav Bourdon
Second Storm: Ariana Watson & Jaedyn Castillo
Siyahamba: Kenzie Hayes
Chaconne & March: Emma Kirwin & Willow Stracuzzi
Trepak: Emma Smith
Finale: Danielle Webb
Closing the Concert: Elise Allen & Cal Boy-Lynn
Speakers should write something for your piece. You can tell about the composer and the piece, how the piece makes you feel, etc. If you are introducing the concert, you can describe AYS, the Junior Orchestra, introduce Mrs. Robertson and Mr. Austell, etc. Closing the Concert people can thank the audience for their respect and appreciation, announce our upcoming concert, and wish them a safe and happy Holiday Season. Be sure to practice your speech using a strong, clear voice with good articulation and expression! Do not let your voice inflection drop at the end of a sentence! The concert will be recorded, so please be prepared. If you have a partner, practice with your partner! If you are having trouble figuring out what to write about, look up the composer on the internet!
Practice a lot! Have a good week!
Mr. Austell and Mrs. Robertson
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