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Important Announcement
The Orchestra Concert has been rescheduled to
Thursday, February 13th at 6:00 pm
Concert on Thursday, January 23rd
 Winter Orchestra Concert News!  
January 9, 2014
Dear Parents/Guardians,
The Superior Middle School Winter Orchestra Concert is scheduled for Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the SMS Cafetorium. All Orchestra students will participate and are required to attend. All SMS concerts are free and open to the public.
 
Ø Eighth Grade Students should arrive at SMS at 5:15 and report to the orchestra room for tuning and warm-up. All other students should arrive between 5:15 and 5:30 pm and report to their designated room for tuning and warm up.
 
Ø Students are required to wear concert dress:
Ladies: Black dress shoes, black pantyhose or socks, tea-length or longer black skirt or black pants, and a dressy white shirt with ¾ or longer sleeves.
Gentleman: Black dress shoes, black socks, black pants, and a long-sleeved white dress shirt and long tie (any color).
 
To sum up concert attire: The bottom half of the student should look all black and the top half all white. This is a very professional look for the students.  Absolutely no jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, white socks, flip flops, bare feet/legs or tennis shoes will be allowed on stage. Black socks are required for all students.
 
Please contact me in advance if assistance is needed obtaining clothes. We have a limited supply of black and white clothes that students may borrow if necessary. If your child has grown out of their concert clothes, please consider donating them to SMS.
 
Ø Please plan to stay for the entire concert, as it is important for the students to hear the other groups. The younger students need to hear the older groups. This can be very inspirational to them and will help them through some of the challenges they will face in the coming months. The concert should only last about an hour.
 
I am looking forward to a festive evening. The students have been working hard and we are excited to perform for all of you!
 
Mrs. Eichers, ph. 394-8740 ext. 235, email: amy.eichers@superior.k12.wi.us
Upcoming Concert for 8th Grade Orchestra
All Superior Orchestras Concert
Includes, SMS 8th grade, SHS Concert, & UWS Orchestras
Thursday, November 8th at 7:00 PM
Performing Arts Center, Superior High School
 
Concert Information Form
 
 
 
Dear Parent/Guardian & Students,
 
I have been having such a great time working with these 8th grade students as we prepare for our first concert.  Our first concert is coming up quickly. This event is going to be wonderful experience for our students. Not only will they be able to see and hear some advanced musicians, but they will get to be up on stage performing with them. Please be sure that your child has the appropriate concert clothing. They may bring it to school or you may bring it to them at the high school before the concert. All students are required to attend the concert.
 
The schedule for the day is as follows:
3:00          Take bus to SHS
3:30-4:00   SMS rehearses on stage
4:00-4:30   UWS rehearses on stage
430-4:45    Find places on stage for mass rehearsal
4:45-5:45   Rehearse Fantasia and I Want to Hold Your Hand & Rondeau
5:45            Dinner and change clothes
7:00            Concert
 
Concert Dress:
LADIES: Black dress shoes, black pantyhose or socks, tea-length or longer black skirt or black pants, and a white dress shirt or blouse.
 
GENTLEMEN: Black dress shoes, black socks, black pants, and a long-sleeved white dress shirt and tie.
To sum up concert attire: The bottom half of the student should look all black and the top half all white. This is a very professional look for the students. Absolutely no jeans, t-shirts or short-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, white socks, flip flops, bare feet/legs or tennis shoes will be allowed on stage. Black socks are required for all students.
 
 
The concert is free and open to the public. We hope to have a big audience. Please spread the word about this exciting community event. This is a great opportunity for your son/daughter to see what kinds of music they will be playing and how they will sound when they get to high school and college.
 
Thank you, parents, for all you do to support your son/daughter in orchestra. I truly appreciate the guidance you give these young people.
 
See you at the concert!
 
 
Amy Eichers, Orchestra Director
Please see your classes page for up to date information specific to your class!
Students may do a Music Listening Worksheet to make-up for one practice chart a quarter.
Music Listening Worksheet
 
Name___________________ Make –up for ____________Class________________
 
Minutes Listened________________
 
Recording Title_________________________________________________________
 
Musician or Group of Musicians Featured______________________________________ (must include your instrument in the classical, jazz or other styles)
 
Style of Music__________________
This assignment’s purpose is to broaden your musical listening. Please steer clear of pop and rock music.
 
 
Please use complete sentences on all of the following questions. Remember this is in place of practicing four times so this should take some time and thought to get it right and have it complete.
 
Questions:
1. What kinds of musical techniques does the musician /group use and are they effective? (i.e. dynamics, articulations, style)
 
 
 
 
2. How will you use what you have heard to improve your own playing?
 
 
 
3. Did you enjoy the recording? Why or Why not? (Remember: Please use complete sentences.)
 
 
 
 
 
4. Find and write 3 facts about the piece, the composer or musician involved in this recording.
Fact 1.
 
 
Fact 2.
 
 
Fact 3.
 
 
 
You may only hand one of these in each quarter.
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