• 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

    We've had a great start to Orchestra.  The children have received workbooks, instrument rental information and orchestra arrangements for the concert program.  Please note the following dates for the winter and spring concerts:

     Winter Concert for 5th Grade Orchestra: December 10,2018 at 7PM (Daytime assembly is period 7)     Spring Concert for 5th Grade Orchestra: May 16th, 2019 at 7PM (Daytime assembly is periods 2&3) More information regarding dress, and stage rehearsal times will be sent closer to the concert date. 

    For concert performance information please click the link:  concert information

    Rental agreement forms and fees are currently due.  Please submit the check and bond form online through School Bucks or directly to me. The instruments are ready to go home.

    The 5th grade orchestra joined the orchestra class on Google Classroom. Please have your child check weekly for homework assignments and handouts. 

    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