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    We're always working on building your skills to expand your knowledge and experience on your instrument, and we'll be sure to have some fun along the way!  Throughout the year I'll be communicating via email for rehearsal and performance schedules.  Please be sure to check your email daily.  I'll also post any notices that go home on this website under the link of "Notices and Announcements".

    Click on "Links" to listen to Orchestra music.   Listening will always help with practicing and learning a piece of music.

    A BIG Congratulations is due to the Searingtown School Orchestra on their achievement of earning the highest grade of "GOLD with DISTINCTION" at NYSSMA Majors May of 2019.  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

     

    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.

     

    The Searingtown School Chamber Music Club Orchestra performing a holiday program at Lord & Taylor. Click "Photo Gallery" on the bottom left side of the menu to see more pictures.

    Chamber Orchestra

     

    The Searingtown School Orchestra on achieved the highest grade of "GOLD with DISTINCTION" at NYSSMA Majors Spring of 2017.  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

    NYSSMA Certificate