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Orchestra Directors

About Allen

Schedule

 

Vertical Alignment  – 6th Grade

Starts in 6th grade – 3 concerts (Oct., Feb., May) – Essential Elements & some supplemental materials

October – up to pizz and bow hold…demonstration concert (tuners are used – see materials)

February – in AHS Gym w/all 6th grade students. Up to Tribal Lament & supp. materials. W/top HS groups. Recruiting.

April (late)6th grade Festival.  We host at PAC – Dave & Busters afterwards.  Have done Sandy Lake. .5 level. No EE. May – 6th graders perform w/MS students at their Middle School Spring Concert. Play Same music as Festival.

 

Vertical Alignment  – Middle School

MS Warmups

Method Book – Orchestra Expressions 1 – 7th  Orchestra Expressions 2 – 8th  Essential Elements Book 3 – Adv. (chamber)

4 orchestras at each MS
bottom 2 or 3 (Sub NV) – mainly 7th graders – grades 1-2
2nd orchestra (NV) – mainly 8th graders and adv. 7th. grades 2-3
top orchestra (V) – advanced students – grade 3…maybe 4/5

Concerts
Oct. Fall Concert (only 2 pieces – take pictures for yearbooks)
December – Holiday/Mall Concerts…prepare for UIL
March – UIL
May – Spring Concerts & Festivals (perform String Pops & Full Orch)

 

Vertical Alignment  – High School

HS Warmups

Lowery FC Camerata  Orchestra (Sub NV-H)  Sound Innovations – Book 2 – Grade 2 to 3
Lowery FC Concert Orchestra (Sub NV-E) Sound Innovations – Book 2 & 3 – Grades 2 & 3
Lowery FC Sinfonia Orchestra (Sub NV-C) – Sound Innovations – Sound Development 3 – Grade 3 to 4
Lowery FC Chamber Orchestra (Sub-NV A)      Sound Innovations – Advanced 4- Grade 4 & 5
Lowery FC Symphony Orchestra (Chamber & Winds) (NV) – Grade 4

Allen HS Sinfonietta Orchestra  (Sub-NV G )  – String Basics Book 2 – Grade 2 to 3
Allen HS Philharmonia Orchestra  (Sub-NV F )  – String Basics Book 2 – Grade Grades 2 & 3
Allen HS Camerata Orchestra (Sub-NV D) – String Basics – Book 3 – Grades 3 to 4
Allen HS Concert Orchestra (Sub-NV B) – String Basics – Book 3– Grade 3 & 4
Allen HS Sinfonia Orchestra (NV) – High Tech for Strings   Sound Innovations – Advanced – Grades 4 to 5
Allen HS Chamber Orchestra (V) – High Tech for Strings   Sound Innovations – Advanced– Grade 5
Allen HS Symphony Orchestra (Chamber & Sinfonia) (V) – Grade 5

Position/Warmup Packets instead of books

All HS Students may participate in the Spring Trip

All HS Students may participate in the end-of-year Banquet (at PAC)

 

District

Calendar         Instrument Shops (Dallas Strings)

Private Lessons     Chamber Festival     Online Store

 

Technology

Twitter    Facebook     Website      Use of Charms    Google Docs (Drive) 

Smartmusic

Assessment (Smartmusic) Rubric

CANVAS

iPad (Charms, Attendance, Smartmusic, ForScore, Metronome, NotateMe, TE Tuner, Music Studio)

 

Ideas/Help

http://www.charleslaux.com/

http://orchestrateacher.blogspot.com

http://techinmusiced.wordpress.com/

http://teachingmusic.posthaven.com/

http://stringskills.com

http://stringtechnique.com

http://www.violinist.com/index.cfm

http://www.allthingsstrings.com/

http://www.musicedmagic.com/

http://jamesfrankel.com/

http://mustech.net/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/OrchestraTeachers/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/positiveorchestradirectors/