Parent Info Meeting; Gahanna Orchestras

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Presentation from Sept. 16, 2011.

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Parent Info Meeting; Gahanna Orchestras

  1. 1. ORCHESTRA informational meeting<br />
  2. 2. Instructors <br />Mark Kinser; MSW, MSS<br />Kevin Dengel; MSE <br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />Demonstrate the instruments<br />Explain the program<br />Considerations before joining<br />Materials for Class<br />Answer Questions<br />Size students for instruments<br />
  4. 4. A quick note:<br />Stringed instruments come in various sizes.<br />Any student can play any orchestra instrument<br />
  5. 5. Instrument Demos<br />Violin<br />Viola<br />Violoncello<br />Double Bass<br />
  6. 6. Violin<br />Demonstrated by: Chris Keener, Junior<br />Soprano voice of the orchestra<br />G, D, A, E Strings<br />Reads treble clef<br />
  7. 7. Viola<br />Demonstrated by: Courtney Katzmeyer, Senior<br />Alto voice of the orchestra<br />C, G, D, A Strings<br />Reads alto clef<br />
  8. 8. Violoncello<br />Demonstrated by: Maryanne Kirsh, Junior<br />Tenor voice of the orchestra<br />C, G, D, A Strings (octave lower than viola)<br />Reads bass clef<br />
  9. 9. Double Bass<br />Demonstrated by: Wayne Stegner, 8th grader<br />Bass voice of the orchestra<br />E, A, D, G <br />Reads bass clef<br />
  10. 10. “Wounded Gazelles”<br />Cellos and Double Bass instruments are provided at the Middle and High Schools to avoid personal instrument damage. <br />Music stands are provided at school. <br />IMPORTANT: <br /> Each musician must have these at home! <br />
  11. 11. Expectations<br />Orchestra is a graded academic course.<br />Make a year-long commitment. <br />Students must be responsible: <br />Remember all materials<br />Practicing and returning assignments.<br />Making personal improvement<br />
  12. 12. Student Expectations <br />Continually improve and excited to learn! <br />Plan to practice 5 days per week<br />Know that we are your advocates! <br />Concerts and rehearsals are required<br />
  13. 13. Parent Expectations <br />Be interested, involved and encouraging<br />Develop a Weekly Practice Schedule<br />Keep instruments in working order<br />Never associate practice with negatives<br />DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY REPAIRS!<br />Contact us if there are problems!<br />
  14. 14. Considerations<br />A student should think carefully about joining orchestra if they have too many other activities. <br />Over-programmed students are often a “Jack of all trades, master of none”. <br />6th Grade is the only opportunity to begin. <br />
  15. 15. Materials<br />Instrument<br />Method book<br />Music stand<br />SmartMusicsubsciption<br />
  16. 16. Good Idea vs. Bad Idea<br />“I’m going to get my child’s instrument from a second hand store.” …usually not the best option. <br />“Look, the JCPenney catalogue has a violin – GREAT!” <br />“Hey Agnes, I was just at both Target and Sam’s Club looking for bunion cream and I saw stringed instruments in the toy section.”<br />
  17. 17. Instrument<br />Rent an instrument. DO NOT BUY!<br />Every orchestra instrument comes in a size that fits your sixth grader. <br />When your student grows, they can trade-in their instrument for the next larger size. <br />…..you can not do this when you purchase. <br />
  18. 18. Method Book<br />Orchestra Expressions<br />Book One<br />
  19. 19. Music Stand<br />Foldable <br />Come in various colors<br />New or Used<br />
  20. 20. Acquiring an Instrument<br />The Loft Violin Shop<br />Rettig Music<br />
  21. 21. SmartMusic<br />
  22. 22. Q & A<br />
  23. 23. Be sure to sign in!<br />We want to know who was here.<br />Helps us to follow-up with you. <br />
  24. 24. Size future musicians<br />

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