Practice Slip Due:

Week of March 18th

LMS Orchestras

Practice slips are due Monday, 3/18 (100 minutes.)

Extra credit concerts:

PHS Choirs, 3/18 at 7:00 pm, PHS Auditorium

LMS Bands, 3/26 at 7:30 pm, LMS Gymnasium

6th graders will have a test over Unit 16 on Wednesday, 3/20. Students may choose to play lines 1 and 2 or lines 3 and 4.

Many thanks to the 7th and 8th graders who were able to attend our after school rehearsals this past Wednesday and Thursday. Students should be sure to add that time onto their practice slip.

7th and 8th graders received an itinerary and permission slip for Large Ensemble festival on Wednesday of this past week. Please be sure to return the permission slip ASAP. Parents are welcome to attend our performances. The students are sounding fantastic! We will be going to Palouse Elementary/High School on Thursday the 21st. The address is 600 E Alder St. in Palouse. Students need to wear their concert black and white clothing to school and be sure to bring their instrument, music, shoulder rest/endpin holder, snacks, etc. The schedule is below:

10:55 am       Eat lunch during 6th grade lunchtime
11:20 am       Board bus
11:30 am       Leave LMS
12:15 pm       7th grade Band Warm up
12:40 pm       7th grade Band Performance
1:05 pm         8th grade Band Warm up
1:30 pm         8th grade Band performance and 7th/8th Orchestra Warm Up
1:55 pm         7th/8th Orchestra performance
2:20 pm         Combined Orchestra/Band perform
3:00 pm         Leave Palouse

PHS Orchestras

Practice slips are due Monday, 3/18 (150 minutes.)

Great job to all students on our concerts during the day this past week! Thanks to those parents and family members who were able to attend. The links to the performances are copied below again in case anyone didn’t get a chance to see them from my earlier email.

Gray Orchestra:

Winter Orchestra Performance — Grey

March 12th, 2019

Posted by Doug Winchell on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Blue Orchestra:

Winter Orchestra Performance — Blue

March 12th, 2019

Posted by Doug Winchell on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Gray Orchestra will travel to the SEWMEA Large Ensemble Festival in Washtucna on Tuesday, 3/26. We will leave PHS at about 8:15 and return a little bit before 3:00 pm. I will hand out an itinerary and permission form this coming week.

Congratulations to all of the students who performed in “The Wizard of Oz!” Outstanding job!

Gray Orchestra students need to be sure to turn in their sweatshirt money to Grace P. in class by this Friday, 3/22.  Checks can be payable to “BarTees.” Sizes S-XL is $20, 2XL is $22 and personalization (optional) is an added $5. We need at least 20 orders to get this pricing; please consider ordering!

Extra credit concert:

PHS Choirs, 3/18 at 7:00 pm in the PHS Auditorium

Congratulations to Julia Jitkov, in Blue Orchestra. She was selected to perform a ballet solo through Ballet Arts Academy for the Northwest Bach Festival in Spokane. She performed “The Dying Swan” from Swan Lake by Camille Saint-Saens with the famous cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Greg Presley. Attached is the link to a video (with Julia’s permission); it is truly beautiful! Bravo Julia!