Concert on Tuesday Canceled

Fairfax County Public Schools has canceled school for Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The Pre-Assessment Concert with Luther Jackson is canceled.

Please continue to practice your instrument in preparation for assessment. We will not be successful if we take four days off from playing.

Assessment on Thursday and Friday are still set, pending weather.

The Pre-Assessment concert may be rescheduled for next week. Please watch the website and Blackboard for confirmation.

Please continue following FCPS for future closings and delays.

Email Mr. Lisowski with questions or concerns.

Assessment Times, Dates, and Location

The District X Orchestra Assessment will take place over March 6-8.  The event is at Annandale High School.  (Next week)

Here are the times for each ensemble.

Chamber Orchestra – Thursday, March 6
Please eat dinner before arriving at FCHS
- Arrive FCHS – 6:45 pm
- Leave FCHS – 7:45 pm
- Arrive AHS – 8:05 pm
- Performance – 9:05 pm
- Leave AHS – 10:10 pm
- Arrive FCHS – 10:20 pm

Concert Orchestra – Friday, March 7
Students need to bring their clothes with them to school
- Leave FCHS – 3:00 pm (Students will stay at school when the bell rings)
- Arrive AHS – 3:30 pm
- Performance – 4:40 pm
- Leave AHS – 5:45 pm
- Arrive FCHS – 6:15 pm

Students are required to ride the bus to AHS.  If a parent wants to pick a student up from AHS, they must email Mr. Lisowski (ajlisowski@fcps.edu) by Tuesday, March 4.

Please email Mr. Lisowski with questions and concerns.

Pre-Assessment Concert Tuesday

The Pre-Assessment Concert is this Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 pm.  This concert is with Luther Jackson MS Orchestra Department.

Students’ call time is 6:15 pm in the Orchestra Room.

The FCHS Orchestra Department is in charge of the reception.  Please use the link to sign up for something.  We are projecting about 220 students plus parents attending the concert.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C084FA5AA2BA75-fchsljms

Please email Mr. Lisowski with questions or concerns.

Rescheduled Booster Meeting This Wednesday

The Booster Meeting on 2/12 is rescheduled to this Wednesday, 2/26.  It will be in the Band Room at 7:00 pm.

Hope to see you there.

Weekly Schedule 2/24

Weekly Schedule – Posts events that occur outside of normal rehearsals

Monday 2/24 – W
- No Activity

Tuesday 2/25 – G
- No Activity

Wednesday 2/26 – W
- Concert Tutti – After School Rehearsal 2:30 – 4:00 pm
- Booster Meeting – 7:00 pm – Band Room

Thursday 2/27 – G
- No Activity

Friday 2/28
- Quintet – Heritage Night – Call time TBD

Concert Orchestra – Lower Strings

Please see the attached form for your make-up assignment: Concert – Alternative Assignment

This will replace the grade for the missed after school sectional on 2/12 from 2:30-4:00 pm.

Weekly Schedule 2/17

Weekly Schedule – Posts events that occur outside of normal rehearsals

Monday – 2/17 – W
- No Activity

Tuesday – 2/18 – W
- No Activity

Wednesday – 2/19 – G
- Chamber – Viola, VC, DB – After School Sectional – 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Thursday – 2/20 – W
- No Activity

Friday – 2/21 – G
- No Activity

Saturday – 2/22
- All-Virginia Orchestra Auditions – JMU

Midterm – Section 2 – Rhythmic Dictation

Please use these audio files for Section 2 of the Midterm.




These excerpts are also on Blackboard under Assignments.

Snow Schedule

In the event that FCPS is closed on 2/13 and 2/14 please adhear to the following:

Chamber Orchestra
No School on Thursday, 2/12/14

- Irish Tune from County Derry Quiz – needs to be in Mr. Lisowski’s inbox (ajlisowski@fcps.edu) by 3:00 pm on Friday, 2/14
(Modified quiz scheduled posted on Blackboard and Orchestra website)
- Midterm – Section 2 posted on Blackboard and Orchestra website (Friday @ 2:00 pm), due first class back
- Assessment Written Assignment – Due first class back
- Solo and Ensemble Registration Form and Money – Due first class back

Concert Orchestra
No School on Friday, 2/14/14
- Warrior Legacy and Sheebeg and Sheemore Quiz – needs to be in Mr. Lisowski’s inbox (ajlisowski@fcps.edu) by 3:00 pm on Friday, 2/14
- Midterm – Section 2 posted on Blackboard and Orchestra website (Friday @ 2:00 pm), due first class back
- Assessment Written Assignment – Due first class back
- Solo and Ensemble Registration Form and Money – Due first class back

Please bring your instruments home.  You need to be practicing 20 minutes daily.

Revised Chamber Orchestra Assessment Quiz Schedule

Here is the revised Chamber Assessment Playing Quiz Schedule

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