Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Welcome Back!

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Welcome to RRMS Orchestra! 
It is looking to be an exciting year!

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Please try to have instruments available and brought to school, beginning Wednesday 8/30.

I recommend renting (not buying) an instrument. Please check out:

Contemporary Music

Music & Arts

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

For 8th graders who attended the NYC TRIP

NYC Trip Overage

Due to changes in our lunch plans the trip ended up costing lower than expected.  We have three options for you to choose from on how to deal with the overage amount.  Please select the option below.  If you are a chaperone and a student please make sure to indicate a choice for both the parent and the student.

            Option 1 – Donate funds to the music department

            Option 2 – Receive a souvenir T-shirt (dry-fit type material, see design below)
            Size:     YL   AS   AM   AL  AXL  AXXL

            Option 3 – Receive a refund ($17 per person)
            Full Name:­­­­­­­­­­­                                                                  
***Due to the end of the year approaching your response is needed by Monday, June 5th.  Forms not received by this date will be considered as a donation to the music department.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

NYC Itinerary for 8th graders attending

Saturday, April 29, 2017

School of Rock - NYC

Final Information

·        Dress code: School Appropriate – be comfortable, but try to LOOK NICE!
·        Students must stay with their group AT ALL TIMES!
·        Students are responsible for any items brought on the bus
·        Meals are included, but consider bringing money for snacks/souvenirs


4:30 AM              Arrive at Reagan MS
5:00 AM              Depart for New York
7:00 AM              Brief 15-minute stop at Delaware House
11:00 PM            Lunch at Planet Hollywood
12:00 PM            Shopping/Sightseeing in Times Square
1:15 PM              Walk to Winter Garden Theater –
                                             1634 Broadway (between 50th & 51st St)
2:00 PM              School of Rock show
4:30 PM              Depart Winter Theatre
6:30 PM              Dinner at Hometown Buffet – Edison, NJ
8:00 PM              Depart for Reagan MS

11:00 PM            Arrive back at Reagan MS

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Period 5 students will participate in this year's elementary pyramid concerts on March 7, 2017 at Battlefield High School.

Concert dress: Black bottoms, grey music polo, nice black shoes

Songs to be performed: Colonel Hathi's March, Trout Quintet, Best of Brahms, FFS/SD

Student arrival to the Battlefield Band Room: between 4:30-4:45pm for tuning and warm-up

Concert #1 begins at 5:45pm (with Alvey & Gravely)

After concert #1, students will have a short break in the band room. Feel free to bring a snack.

Concert #2 begins at 7:30pm (with Buckland Mills & Haymarket)

Students are expected to participate in both concerts and to stay for the entirety of the event.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Solo & Ensemble

Battlefield High School is hosting the Orchestra Solo and Ensemble Event on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. This performance opportunity is meant to be a positive and motivating experience for the string student.

The fee for this event is $9.00 per student per performance. This fee pays for the cost of hiring judges and medals. Please note that each student must pay the fee for each performance they participate in.

The string student prepares solo or ensemble music to perform before a judge. The student is assigned a specific time to perform for the judge. The judge rates the performance according to the student’s
individual level. Musical aspects such as tone, intonation, technique, and interpretation are among
criteria that the judge rates the performance on.

The ratings given by the judge are as follows:
I = Superior – Medal Rating
II = Excellent – Medal Rating
III = Good
IV = Fair
V = Poor

If you are interested in participating, download the following forms. If you need assistance selecting a piece of music, please see Mrs. St. Pierre.