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.



Monday, December 19, 2016

6th Grade Concert

The 6th Grade Band/Orchestra Concert is on Monday, 
December 19 at 7:15pm. Students should arrive by 6:15 
for tuning and warm-up.

Monday, December 5, 2016

8th Grade Concert

The 8th Grade Orchestra Concert is on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:15pm. Students should arrive by 6:15 for tuning and warm-up.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Sign up to help at the RRMS Winter Bazaar!

The Winter Bazaar is on Saturday, December 3!

We need all the help we can to make this a successful event. Please consider signing up to volunteer – many of the options will allow you to earn money towards the 8th grade Disney Trip!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

All-County Orchestra Auditions

Download the Pre-Registration Form HERE!

Pre-Registration Link:

Audition Location: Woodbridge Middle School – 2201 York Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22191

Date: November 15, 2016

Online pre-registration begins on October 27 and ends on November 14, 2016 at 3:00PM .

If you don’t have access to the internet to pre-register, registration will be available at the audition location the day of the auditions. All students are encouraged to pre-register. Your school Orchestra teacher will tell you the times registration will be open at the audition site.

Additionally, this information will be will be posted on the registration website on November 11.

Scales: G Major and E Harmonic Minor, two octaves with quarter note = 96
      o Scales are to be bowed separately with the top note repeated upon descending.
      o Scales must be memorized

Prepared Piece: “Hopak” (If you don’t have it, ask your teacher)

No Sight Reading
No Fee to audition

Prince William County 7th and 8th grade students enrolled in their school orchestra are eligible to audition for Junior All County Orchestra.

Auditions are “blind” and students will audition based on their assigned registration time.
 Selection is based on the student audition scores.
 Instrumentation for the Orchestra is as follows: 44 violins, 16 violas, 14 cellos, 8 basses
 Auditions are tabulated by the assigned adjudicators.
 Results will be given to your Orchestra teacher.
 The event will take place on January 27 & 29, 2017 at Woodbridge Senior High School.
 In the event that the January dates gets snowed out: Snow Dates: Feb. 10-11, 2017

 Students who successfully audition and are selected will receive a copy of the All County
music from their teacher. There is a Jr. All-County music read through on 1/19/17 at Forest Park High School from 6:30-8:30PM.

Students are to bring the completed STUDENT COMMITMENT FORM to the audition.