6th grade online information & t-shirt form – Due with payment by 8/25/2023
SCHOOLPAY – Due 8/25/2023 (payment receipts are posted in Financial section of your Charms account: http://allenorchestra.org/charms/)
REGISTER AND PAY FOR TMEA ALL-REGION ENTRY HERE (for those who wish to audition – optional) – Due 10/6/2023
Orchestra Handbook for Allen ISD
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR ORCHESTRA CLASS
Essential Elements 2000 – Book 1 (for your instrument) Available for home practice on the iPad! Audio Files can be downloaded here!
Shoulder Rest for Violins and Violas (Everest or Kun shoulder rest)
Tuner – Violin/Viola – PC1 Korg Pitch Clip On Tuner
Tuner – Cello/Bass – Korg CA-1 Tuner and Intelli Microphone
Clean Cloth to help keep instrument clean
Please consider renting online at instrument stores rather than going in person. Stores are not allowing large numbers of people in their buildings to help with social distancing. (i.e to go to www.dallasstrings.com online and choose “ school delivery” and not “Dallas Strings”)
Renting an instrument from Dallas Strings – flyer
Choosing an instrument with sizing
Dallas Strings rental information
Instrument rentals and materials available from Local Instrument Shops
Monday, October 2, 2023 – 6th grade Concerts – AHS Cafeteria
(5:30 EMS, 6:30 CMS, & 7:30 p.m. FMS Concert start)
Online Class Links
Using Essential Elements Interactive Youtube video help!
Creating your Essential Elements Interactive account – click here for instructions!
The Essential Elements Interactive website for practice
- Students will activate their account from the EEi home page by clicking on the “Students” logo Student Logo and clicking “Enroll in Your Class.”
- Students will need the school code (allenorchestra) and their student ID (Allen ISD school ID# or your Charms password)
- Students will need their book with them to activate their account.
Essential Elements Audio Files can be downloaded here!
Practice your note reading skills for YOUR instrument!
Violin Fingerings Viola Fingerings Cello Fingerings Bass Fingerings
Note naming help and reviewing online:
Violin (D and A string notes) Viola (D and A string notes) Cello (D and A string notes) Bass (notes of the D scale)
More Note Naming Skill Building!
CARE FOR YOUR INSTRUMENT – PLEASE READ!
String Instruments taught in orchestra