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    Welcome to Orchestra!     

    We have an exciting year ahead!  I'm looking forward to seeing all of the 4th & 5th graders again in addition to welcoming our 3rd and 4th grade beginners.  Please check parent emails for information on lessons and rehearsals.  I'll be meeting with beginners for instrument selection so we can get everyone enrolled and ready for lessons!  ALL students will be invited to join their assigned Google Orchestra Classroom.  I'll be posting all assignments and notices there.  Please have your child get into the habit of logging in to the Orchestra Google Classroom daily and I encourage you to log in with them as well. 

     

    Orchestra Rehearsal Notices: 

    For 4th graders who already play an instrument: 4th Grade Orchestra Rehearsals   

    For 5th graders: 5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsals

     

     

    Thank you to all of my 2020-2021 students, at home and remote, who worked so hard for our Virtual Performances! Here are the links to view: 

     Spring End of Year Performance 2021

     Virtual Winter Concert 2020 

        IF YOU FAIL TO PREPARE, YOU PREPARE TO FAIL   

    How can you prepare?

    • Place your folder in your backpack the night before a lesson/rehearsal and put your instrument by your backpack so it won't be forgotten at home.
    • Practice the music that I teach you in lessons/rehearsals.  We do a little part each week.  Practice and master those parts when you go home.
    • Attend the lessons/rehearsals so you don't miss work or fall behind.

     

    We take great pride in our Orchestra Program at Searingtown School. The Searingtown School Orchestra consistently earns the highest grade of "GOLD with DISTINCTION" at NYSSMA Majors .  What does this mean?  A Gold rating is awarded to organizations that have demonstrated an outstanding level of technical and artistic skill in each of the evaluative categories for all three selections performed.  "With DISTINCTION" is awaded to those organizations that qualify for a Gold rating while having achieved a standard of performance deemed exceptional in all three selections performed.

    Click below to hear the recording of the performance and the Judge's comments:

    Judge #1 Comments

    Judge #2 Comments

    Written Comments of Judges 

    NYSSMA 2019 NYSSMA Majors Group Picture 2019

     

     

    Searingtown students performing a holiday program at Lord & Taylor. Click "Photo Gallery" on the bottom left side of the menu to see more pictures.

    Chamber Orchestra