All of the e-learning assignments are on the tabs above while we are out of school. Be safe!
Don't forget to go to google classroom and check your practice log as well. It does count as a grade. Thanks.
6th grade 6th period playing test on 132 due Wednesday, March 11th
6th Grade 3rd Period Playing Test on #143 due Tuesday, March 10th
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade orchestra that performed at north greenville university on March 3rd. Both orchestras received the rating of excellent!!
Welcome to the Northwood Orchestra!!
Eighth Grade playing test on Artemis Rising due 2-20-20
sixth grade second period playing test on song # 133 due on 2-26-20
sixth grade sixth period playing test 2-21-20 on song #112
After school rehearsals for 7th and 8th grade the next two weeks to prepare for CPA on March 3rd at North Greenville University.
7th Grade Orchestra practice: Tuesday, February 18 and Tuesday, February 25 from 3:30-5pm in the orchestra room.
8th Grade Orchestra practice Thursday, February 20 and Thursday, February 27 from 3:30-5pm in the orchestra room.
Curriculum Night Concert a big success!!
The 8th grade orchestra perform on February 4th for the rising 6th grade students and parents and did an outstanding job!! Congratulations!!
Any students that were unable to come to the concert must complete the Flipgrid assignment listed below to get your concert grade.
FlipGrid Playing Tests
3rd Period 6th Grade Playing Test on #101
Violin & Viola Choir on Saturday February 1st, 2020 at Fine Arts Center (next to Wade Hampton High School)
This is an excellent opportunity for students of all levels to participate in an orchestra made up of only violins and violas. It is a lot of fun and I will be there along with any students that would like to attend and perform in the concert at the end. Here is a link for the registration: Registration Link
Morning rehearsals will begin soon for performances at the elementary schools!!
Winter Concert on December 10th was a huge success!!
Orchestra Performing for the nursing homes the last week of school before winter break!!
Dear Parents of 7th & 8th Grade Strings Students,
December is almost upon us and I think it is a great thing for our students to give back to the people in our community. In past years I have taken string students to nursing homes to perform for the residents and I would like to do it again this year. I will be having morning rehearsals for the next 4 weeks from 7:30-8:15am and after school rehearsals from 3:15-4:30pm. Students that would like to go on these field trips need to come to at least three mornings a week and all after school practices each week.
The Morning Practices are: November 18-21 (no rehearsal on Friday), November 25-26, December 2-6, and 9-13.
The After School Practices are: November 19, 21, December 13.
8th Grade Orchestra performs at Veteran's Day Assembly Friday, November 8th!!
The 8th grade orchestra did a fantastic job performing for all three assemblies!!
Fall Concert is is a big success!!
We had our Fall concert on Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:30pm and the students did an outstanding job!!
This Week in Classes
Congratulations to our two students who made it to All-County Orchestra!
Last week we had the auditions for the All-County Orchestra and I'm proud to say that we had six students who auditioned and made it into the All-County Orchestra! They are:
Ella Hale - 1st Violin
Jaciel Morales-Valiente - 1st Violin
William Macklanburg - 2nd Violin
Jessica Dao - Cello
Ezra Eenigenburg - Cello
Michael Resciniti - Double Bass
The concert will be held on November 22 at 6pm at Wade Hampton high school and admission is free.
Congratulations to our two students who made it to Region Orchestra!
This past weekend the auditions for Region Orchestra were held at League Academy and I'm proud to say that we had two students who auditioned and made it into the Region Orchestra! They are:
Ella Hale - Violin
William Macklanburg - Violin
2019-2020 Orchestra calendar
October 5 - Region Auditions at League Academy
October 8 - Junior All-County Orchestra Audition | Riverside Middle | $10 Audition Fee
October 15 - Region Pre-Registration Deadline
October 15 & 17 - Rehearsals in cafeteria from 3:30-4:45pm (7th & 8th grade only)
October 22 (Tuesday) - Fall Concert at 6:30pm (7th & 8th grade only)
November 22 - All-County Orchestra Clinic | Wade Hampton High School Concert @ 6:00 PM
November 15-16 - All-Region Orchestra at Furman University
December 1 - All-State Audition Registration Deadline
December 3 and 5 (Tuesday & Thursday) - Rehearsals in cafeteria from 3:30-4:45pm (6th, 7th, & 8th grade)
December 10 (Tuesday) - Winter Concert at 6:30pm (6th, 7th, & 8th grade)
December TBA - Nursing Home Tours (We perform for the local nursing homes)
January 7 (Monday) - Greenville County Youth Orchestra Prelude Auditions (6th grade) at 4:30pm at League Academy
January/February TBA - Perform for our local elementary schools (Small group of 7th & 8th grade)
January 11 - All-State Orchestra Auditions at Lexington HS
January 14 - GCYO Winter Concert at 7pm at Wade Hampton High School
January 15 - CPA Registration Deadline
January 27 - Prelude first rehearsal at 5pm at League Academy
February 1 - All-State Orchestra Pre-Registration Due
February 1 - Violin & Viola Choir at the Fine Arts Center & Wade Hampton High School
February 21-23 - All-State Orchestra Event at TBA
March 2 - 3pm Concert Performance Assessment at North Greenville University
March 15 - Solo & Ensemble Registration Deadline (6th, 7th, & 8th grade)
May 1 - Solo & Ensemble at Wade Hampton High School. Specific times TBA. (Same day as Northwood Dance)
May 2 - GCYO Prelude Carowinds Trip
May 5 (Tuesday) and May 7 (Thursday) - Rehearsals in cafeteria from 3:30-4:45pm (6th, 7th, & 8th grade)
May 12 (Tuesday) - Spring Concert at 6:30pm (6th, 7th, & 8th grade)
May 30 - GCYO Auditions for Intermezzo & Sinfonia at 9am at Wade Hampton High School
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