All current AHS Orchestra students audition for ensembles for 2018-2019. Any interested 8th grader or current high school student is also invited to audition. Remember, the point of these auditions is to see all students IN COMPARISON to each other. All students are receiving this music at the same time. Just play your best and follow the instructions on the .pdf. I look forward to listening to all your submissions!! Please submit by Wednesday, May 23rd.
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Orchestra Placements for 2017-2018 are below. You all have waited very patiently for me to work this out with the counselors and class schedules and for that, I am thankful and sorry. Remember that my goal with this was to provide students with the opportunity to play to their full potential. I also included the goal this year or not necessarily making one orchestra "better" than the other, but to provide players advancing quickly with opportunities to work with and mentor those needing more help. The string orchestra has many students who scored very highly who will now have many chances to play principal or a different part in their given sections. I hope we can work together to make this an excellent year and include even more growth for the Arlington Orchestras. If any questions should arise, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to make orchestra fun for everyone like it was when we all first started playing. People would be more interested in our orchestra if we played music that was exciting and was fun for everyone. This past year, I have started talking more and have gained more friends. Now, I would like to represent all the friends I have made. I want to choose music we all like and all want to play. This is my goal to make orchestra more exciting. Vote Wyatt! 4 more years!
The definition of a representative is a person chosen or appointed to act or speak for another or others, in particular. A sophomore representative should represent everyone by listening and responding to everyone. Every cello, violin, viola, and bass has their own thoughts and ideas but Corpus can't do it all. So as representative I will take recommendations, thoughts, and concerns and help Corpus to deal with them. Got a music suggestion? Come my way! Got ideas about the trip? Hit me up! I promise to listen to every idea and communicate them with Corpus, the rest of the leadership team, and the rest of the orchestra.
The link for signing up for a time is here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448a9a823a6fb6-20172018
All auditions will be held at Arlington Middle School in the orchestra portables.
Are you a freshman, sophomore, or junior member of the AHS Orchestras? This Thursday, we will be having placements for the 2017-2018 school year. All four instrument parts (violin, viola, cello, and bass) are attached below:
Download the parts here!
Music for Solo/Ensemble Festival can be found here, along with recordings for reference.
For those students attending the upcoming All-West Convention, attached is information concerning attire, hotels, and transportation to the convention. Orchestra students checking in Thursday morning. Will be checked in by Mr. Simpson as I will be at Arlington for orchestra classes and will come downtown after 5th period.