• 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.

    Welcome to Orchestra 2018-19

    I will be going around to classrooms on Friday 9/7 to meet students and give a handout that outlines our first week together. Please note that there was some misinformation regarding orchestra rehearsals. The correct time is Monday and Wednesday, period 9

    Our first meeting will be on Sept 17th during 9th period. This is our start up meeting so no instruments are necessary.  Please bring a pencil and be sure to check your 9th period bus.School cello and bass instruments are available to rent through the district. You will get one for school and one for home. Please check the district website to set this up through "my school bucks"  
    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 
     All homework assignments may be found on Google Classroom 
    Spring lesson schedules may be found on Google Classroom or by following the link below.  Hard copies are on the Orchestra News bulletin board.
     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.

      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