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Forms

6th grade online information & t-shirt form – Due with payment by 8/27/2021

SCHOOLPAY – Due 8/27/2021 (payment receipts are posted in Financial section of your Charms account: https://allenorchestra.org/charms/)

TMEA All-Region fee (for students who wish to audition for TMEA Region XXV Orchestra placement)
SCHOOLPAY –  Due 9/17/2021

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 18, 2021 – 6th grade Concerts – AHS Cafeteria
(5:30 FMS, 6:30 CMS, & 7:30 p.m. EMS Concert start)

Information

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!

Wire Stand

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

Rock Stop for Cello and Bass

Rosin for your instrument

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

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!

https://classroom.google.com/

Links

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!

Violin.    Viola.    Cello.    Bass.  

CARE FOR YOUR INSTRUMENT – PLEASE READ!

String Instruments taught in orchestra

The Violin The Viola The Cello The String Bass