Symphony & Wind Ensemble Itinerary--ISSMA State Qualifications Contest

Warren Central High School Saturday – April 29, 2017

LC Symphony & Wind Ensemble Parents and Students:

Saturday, April 29, the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra will compete in the ISSMA State Qualifications Contest at Warren Central High School. Attached is an itinerary for this event. Please be reminded that this is a major performance grade for all students as it culminates 2 months of preparation on contest music.

Parents and family are encouraged to attend. Admission is free. However, please arrive early as spectators will not be able to enter or exit until all three musical selections are completed. The Wind Ensemble’s performance will begin at 10:40 am, and the Symphony Orchestra’s performance will begin at 1:10 pm. If either or both groups advance to ISSMA State Finals, the contest date is the following Saturday, May 6.

All students will have the opportunity to purchase food at Warren Central, if they choose. They should bring $10 for food, or students are welcome to bring a sack lunch.

8:00 am – Meet in the band/orchestra room. Change into concert uniform.

8:30 am – Load buses

8:40 am – Depart for Warren Central HS

9:15 am – Arrive, Unload equipment, transit to home room area.

String players who are not in Wind Ensemble, should drop off instruments in the homeroom area and immediately go to the auditorium to listen to Avon High School’s Orchestra perform at 9:30 am.

10:00 am – Wind Ensemble transit to warm-up

10:05 am – Wind Ensemble - Warm-Up

10:35 am – Wind Ensemble transit to performance.

All LC String players should be in the auditorium to support the Wind Ensemble.

10:40 am – Wind Ensemble performance in the Warren Central Auditorium

11:10 am – Wind Ensemble transit to Sight Reading

11:15 am – Wind Ensemble - Sight Reading

11:40 am – Transit to home room. Time to eat lunch.

12:20 pm – Symphony Orchestra meet in homeroom.

12:30 pm – Symphony Orchestra transit to warm-up

12:35 pm – Symphony Orchestra - Warm-Up

1:05 pm – Symphony Orchestra transit to performance.

All LC Wind Ensemble students not in orchestra should be in the auditorium to support the Symphony Orchestra.

1:10 pm – Symphony Orchestra performance in the Warren Central Auditorium

1:40 pm – Symphony Orchestra transit to Sight Reading

1:45 pm – Symphony Orchestra - Sight Reading

2:15 pm – Transit to homeroom, pack up & prepare to depart for LC

2:45 pm – Depart for LC

3:15 pm – Arrive back at LC (dismissed after changing clothes and putting instruments away).

A few notes:

1. Central Sound will be performing at Franklin Central HS at 8:50 am. Those students who are in CS and Wind Ensemble or Symphony Orchestra should be prepared to leave for Warren Central as soon as sight-reading is finished. Please make absolutely certain that you have everything you need for the entire day: uniform, instrument, music, etc. The schedule is extremely tight. You will likely arrive at Warren Central during our warm-up.

2. Sweet Sensations will be performing at Franklin Central HS at 10:10 am. Those students who are in Sweets and LC Symphony need to make sure that you have everything and are at Warren Central in plenty of time. Let Mr. King know if you need us to arrange transportation for you.

3. If you are interested in chaperoning, please contact Mr. James or Mr. King.

Orchestra Classes Offered 2016-17:

Advanced Symphony Orchestra

The Lawrence Central Advanced String Orchestra performs a variety of concerts throughout the school year.  Ensemble and solo activities help to develop musicianship as well as advanced orchestral techniques.  Experiences include sectionals, opportunities for private study, improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading.  Students are provided with opportunities to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day.  Members of this orchestra also participate in the Lawrence Central Symphony Orchestra which meets in the evening on a weekly basis.

Click here for the Symphony Orchestra Syllabus

Click here for the Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Camerata (formerly Advanced String) Orchestra

The Lawrence Central Advanced String Orchestra performs a variety of concerts throughout the school year.  Ensemble and solo activities help to develop musicianship and advanced orchestral techniques.  Experiences include sectionals, opportunities for private study, improvising, playing by ear, and sight-reading.  Students are provided with opportunities to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day. Members of this orchestra also participate in the Lawrence Central Symphony Orchestra which meets in the evening on a weekly basis.

Click here for the Camerata Orchestra Performance Schedule

Philharmonic (formerly Intermediate String) Orchestra

The Lawrence Central Intermediate String Orchestra performs a variety of concerts throughout the school year.  Ensemble and solo activities help to develop musicianship.  Experiences include sectionals, opportunities for private study, improvising, conducting, playing by ear, and sight-reading.  Students are provided with opportunities to experience live performances by professionals during and outside of the school day.

Click here for the Philharmonic Orchestra Performance Schedule

Private Lesson Instructors

Violin:  Angela Ruch – angelaruch1@sbcglobal.net 317-695-0272

Violin & Viola:  Natalie Schoeff – nschoeff@me.com 219-614-1526

Viola: Kathy Hershberger – K_hershberger@hotmail.com 317-845-0931

Cello: Polina Umansky – pkbfum@yahoo.com 317-289-5516

Bass: Bob Goodlett – isobassbike@gmail.com

Bass: Chantal Incandela chantal.incandela@gmail.com 713.966.0779

Performing Arts Welcomes Andy King!

A message from our new orchestra director:

Hi everyone!  I can't wait to get to know all of you and make music with you.  I'm really excited to see what we can accomplish together this year in all the orchestras at LC.  It's going to be a really, fun rewarding year.

Unfortunately, I will to miss the first day of school, because I'm going to a conducting symposium, where I'll be conducting a professional orchestra in Sophia, Bulgaria.  I will have some activities for you to do on the first day of class (including making videos for me to watch on my flight home that weekend), but the first day you'll need your instrument at school is on Monday, August 8.

In order to get ready for the start of the school year, I'll be spending a ton of time in the next week at LC.  If any of you have a hour or more free between 10:00am and 4:00pm on Friday, July 22, I'd love some help!  You can come help with filing music (or possibly reorganizing the orchestra music library), getting parts ready for the start of school, assigning lockers, redecorating the orchestra room, helping me move into my office, checking instruments for anything that still needs to be repaired, changing cello and bass strings, cleaning out cabinets, etc.   Even if you don't have time to help, I'd love to meet as many of you as possible, so please feel free to stop by to introduce yourself!

I'll see you all soon.  Hopefully, you've all been playing over the summer...if not, please take some time to play your instrument over the next couple weeks before school starts.  When I taught high school previously, I used to give an in person playing test over music assigned in the summer on the first day of school.  Obviously, we aren't doing anything like that this year, but since I don't know any of you (or your playing) yet, I am going to have everyone make about a 30 second recording of yourselves playing anything you want (almost) due the second week of school, so you might start thinking about what you'd like to play for me. After hearing you play, I can structure our curriculum around exactly what everyone needs in each group.  This should be fun, btw...nothing to stress about.  You'll play something you like that isn't too difficult for you.

Cheers,

Andy King

 

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