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Cumberland Valley High School Orchestra Important Dates! Tuesday, October 22ndFall Concert Thursday, December 19 th Holiday Concert April 9 th – 13 th.

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2 Cumberland Valley High School Orchestra

3 Important Dates! Tuesday, October 22ndFall Concert Thursday, December 19 th Holiday Concert April 9 th – 13 th Spring Musical Tuesday, May 20 th Spring Concert

4 Excusal from Performances: Absence from a concert will be excused once I have received a written note or from your parent. Notes must be received within one week of the missed performance.

5 Weekly Lesson Attendance A missed lesson requires a missed lesson form, which can be found on Miss A’s website. You have one cycle to turn in a MLF before the lesson grade becomes a 0%. If you make up your lesson within that cycle, a form isn’t needed. Students must make up missed lessons after missing the 2 nd one per marking period.

6 Accepted Excuses for Missing Lessons A test is being given in your class. You have below an 80% in the class you would miss. You are absent from school.

7 Grading Criteria Participation in Class and Lesson Performance

8 Participation in Class The following qualities and criteria will be taken into consideration: Attitude Interest Cooperation Attention Conduct Respect Leadership Posture Patience

9 Lesson Performance The following areas will be observed during the weekly lesson: Tempo and Rhythm Dynamics Fingerings Intonation Bowing Skills Tone Shifting and Positions Vibrato Posture

10 Performance Attire for Men: Tuxedo or Black Suit White Shirt Black Bow Tie Black Socks and Shoes

11 Performance Attire for Women: Long Black Dress with Sleeves (please no tank tops or spaghetti strap dresses) Long Black Skirt or Pants with Black Shirt Black Shoes

12 PMEA Festival and Youth Symphony Participation Students wishing to participate in PMEA events or HSYO MUST be a member in GOOD standing of the CVHS Orchestra!

13 After School Rehearsals: Prior to each concert there will be at least 2 after school rehearsals Attendance is required at these rehearsals.

14 Written Concert Critiques: Students will be required to submit a varying written performance evaluation following each concert. Some assignments will be completed during class time, others will be assigned as homework. Download assignments from Miss A’s website. Critiques are worth 100 points.

15 CVHS Insurance Policy The insurance policy carried by the Cumberland Valley School District does not cover your personal property. Thus, any lost, stolen, or damaged personal instruments or equipment MUST be covered on your parent’s homeowner’s insurance. Please write down your instrument serial number and keep it in a safe place.

16 Instrument Locker Room Every student MUST have a lock on their locker door. Every student MUST register their locker number and combination with Miss. A Students MUST put instruments away after each rehearsal. Instruments are not to sit in the room. (Yes, that means you, CELLO SECTION!)

17 Have you ever wondered……………………. Why Does Miss A. Teach Orchestra??? Not because I expect you to major in music! Not because I expect you to play your instrument your entire life! Not so you can have a release and relax! Not so you can just have fun! BUT…………….

18 So you……. Will recognize beauty! Will be sensitive! Will have more LOVE! More Compassion! More Gentleness! More Goodness! More Life!

19 “Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is” ~Malcolm Arnold Welcome to the School Year, my friends!


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