Parents: We had a good rehearsal on Saturday! We are excited about the new JO season! We DO have rehearsal on Aug. 28th!
Students: Thank you for a good sight-reading session of the JO! Now the work in perfecting each peace begins:
Sectionals will be starting on September 4th! We DO have full rehearsal this Saturday Aug. 28th!
Before you start practicing each piece, listen to it in You tube or Alfred.com. The only piece you will probably not find is the Russian Fantasy. I will look for a recording done by an earlier Junior Orchestra.
When you start to practice – work on little chunks of music at a time! Think about how we rehearsed in orchestra – Did you breathe before the first note? Did you start at the right part of the bow? Etc.
Those instruments who have the first note “sfz” and the second note “pp” – practice going from the forte to the piano using a good big sound on the forte (strings use full bow, stop the bow, then play the piano tremolo.
Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, and Snare have solos in the first part of this piecefrp, #1 - #14. Be sure you look over these solos so you can play them next Saturday.
#22 – #30 - Trumpet – you have a very important solo
Flute you has the melody from #22 – #46.
Clarinet you have the melody with the flutes from #30 – 46.
Beginning to #14 – 22 - short quarter notes!
# 22 Violins/Viola have a the melody
Cellos – You have the melody from #14 -@22.
Start at #37 and work your way to the end! Practice 4 measures at a time. Make sure you follow the dynamics! Strings should only play all at the lower part of the bow. Don’t forget to breath at each entrance.
For next rehearsal:
We will be looking at the Emperor Walts at the start of rehearsal. Find a recording online of this piece. Listen to it and be familiar with your part
We will continue working on Russian Fantasy
Please be ready to rehearse the second half of Sword Dance and Slingshot
Lastly, we will continue work on Freedom Finale and Barcarolle
See you this Saturday!
Mrs. Robertson and Mr. Austell
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