• Fifth Grade Orchestra

    Welcome to orchestra.  I'm looking forward to an excellent year.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

    Congratulations on the successful opening of the 2017-18 orchestra season!
    Please see details below regarding the string program schedule 
     Fifth grade orchestra rehearsals take place on Monday and Wednesday during period 9.  
    Students who also participate in chorus will attend rehearsal with Mr. Catalano on Fridays. 
     Homework assignments 
    Please click the links below to listen to your orchestra pieces:
    Beethoven's Ninth arranged by Paul Lavender
    Homework assignments can also be found on the stand near the backpack cubbies just outside that classroom.  
     Extra help is available by appointment during the beginning of lunch on Tuesday and Thursday as I am not in the building during period 9.
     Grades  Report card grades are determined by participation in lessons and orchestra rehearsals, preparation (instrument and music present ) and periodic assessments of progress. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding grades.
    Fall lesson schedules-click on the link below to see your schedule.
    Weekly Assignments
    In addition to the online link above, student homework sheets are available on the stand just outside the orchestra classroom
    Homework sheets are checked weekly
    Assignments are from the workbook, and orchestra music

      Orchestra Supplies for a successful experience
                                                                         instrument in good working order
                                                                         shoulder rest ( for violinists and violists)
                                                                         1/2 inch binder or folder
                                                                         cleaning rag
                                                                         spare set of strings 
                                                                         music stand for home practice