Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pre-Assessment Concert Tonight, Thursday, February 27th

I cordially invite you all to our Pre-Assessment Concert tonight at 7pm in the Auditorium! It will feature the J.E.B. Stuart Area Orchestra (kids in elementary school), the Glasgow Middle School orchestras, and the J.E.B. Stuart High School orchestras. It is wonderful to be able to have all of these musicians together on one night!

High School students are asked to be here no later than 6pm and to bring cookies or juice to share afterwards at the reception.

The students have worked VERY hard for this concert and have really risen to the occasion – we missed a lot of rehearsal time due to Mother Nature this year, but the kids have pushed that aside and just “got to work”. They take pride in the fact that the J.E.B. Stuart HS pyramid has such strong music departments and have been assessed at “excellent” and “superior” ratings at the VBODA Assessments each year.

This concert gives us a chance to perform our repertoire before we go and be assessed next week. We will also have some “mock judges” in attendance who are some music colleagues and orchestra directors from around the county. If you see them, please tell them thank you as they have graciously volunteered to come and give us this valuable feedback.

Concert starts at 7pm – hope to see you all there!

Cassandra Haynes
J.E.B. Stuart High School
Orchestra Department

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Orchestra Updates and Upcoming Events

  •  VBODA  Assessment , Thursday, March 6th, Annandale High School. Please mark your calendars.  
    • Concert Orchestra:  Performance Time: 5:00pm.  We will be returning to Stuart HS roughly around 6:30-6:45pm. We will be leaving straight from Stuart HS that day so students will need to bring everything with them that day when they arrive at school in the morning.
    • Symphonic Orchestra: Performance Time: 8:15pm. We will be returning to Stuart HS roughly around 10pm. Please feel free to take your student home from Annandale after the performance as it will be a late night. Students will need to be at Stuart HS for a bus no later than 6:15 pm to ride over for the Assessment.
  • The Pre-Assessment Concert is set for Thursday February 27th 7pm, at JEB Stuart. This concert will include the Area Orchestras and Glasgow MS.
  • Playing tests: Symphonic Orchestra due by February 27th, Concert Orchestra due by March 5th
  • Symphonic and Concert Orchestra theory books due  by March 3rd – 6 lessons completed please.
  • Trip Packets will be coming out Tuesday Feb. 1th for the trip to Nashville. Please look over the packet with your student and fill out all of the permission slips and promptly return them.
  •  Hotel Room sign-ups started Monday Feb. 10th for the Nashville Trip in Ms. Eiting’s room.
  •  Three payments have been due for Nashville – the final payment will be due very soon. Please plan accordingly.