Orchestra Final Exam

The final will take place during class on the scheduled exam day.  The final is worth 5% of the student’s final grade.

Seniors – June 9
Underclass – June 19 (Half-day for students)

Please use the Midterm and the Assessment Written Assignment as study tools.  Mr. Lisowski will pull material from both assignments to make up the Final Exam.

The final consists of 6 parts -
Section 1 – Identifying terms
Section 2 – Writing out rhythmic dictation
Section 3 – Identifying musical notation
Section 4 – Writing out a one-octave scale
– Chamber – Scale will be major or minor up to 3#’s and 3b’s
– Concert – Scale will be a major scale up to 3#’s and 3b’s
Section 5 – Identifying composers’ genres
Section 6 – Matching pieces with composers

Please see Mr. Lisowski for any questions or concerns.

Chamber Orchestra Auditions 2014-2015 School Year

The auditions for Chamber Orchestra for the 2014-2015 School Year are this week.  Please sign up for a time slot.  The sign-up sheet is located outside Mr. Lisowski’s office.

Audition Times – 10 minute time slots
Tuesday – 5/20 – 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Wednesday – 5/21 – 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday – 5/22 – 2:30 – 4:00 pm

All students who want to be in Chamber Orchestra are required to audition for the ensemble.

Please email Mr. Lisowski with questions/concerns.

Week of 5/19

Weekly Schedule – Posts events that occur outside of normal rehearsals

Monday 5/19 – W
– No Activity

Tuesday 5/20 – G
– Chamber Auditions – 2:30-4:00 pm
– “Jazz and Drums” – 7:00 pm

Wednesday 5/22 – W
– After School Rehearsal – 2:30-4:00 pm
– Chamber Auditions – 4:00-7:00 pm
– FCHS Orchestra Boosters Meeting – 7:00 pm

Thursday 5/23 – G
– Chamber Auditions – 2:30-4:00 pm
– Tri-M Recital – 7:00 pm

Friday 5/24 – W
– Playing Exams due by 3:00 pm

Upcoming
– May 27 – Senior Recital – 7:00 pm
– Senior Call Time – 6:00 pm

Spring Semester Concert Attendance Information

For those who came to the Spring Semester Concert Attendance on Wednesday (5/14), here is the concert information.

Turtle Island Quartet
– Model Trane
– Monkey Business (from Tree Of Life)
– Groove In The Louvre

Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile and Stuart Duncan
– Quarter Chicken Dark
– Attaboy
– Here And Heaven

Kronos Quartet
– Aheym – B. Dessner
– Lullaby
– Last Kind Words – G. Wiley/arr. Garchik

Hillary Hahn
– Gigue (from Partita No. 3) – J.S. Bach
– Siciliana (from Sonata No. 1) – J.S. Bach
– Medley – C. Ives

To watch the recordings search NPR Tiny Desk and the artist or download the podcast.

Remember the assignment is due on 5/28 who watched the concert on 5/14.

Week of 5/12

Weekly Schedule – Posts events that occur outside of normal rehearsals

Monday 5/12 – G
– No Activity

Tuesday 5/13 – W
– FCHS Guitar Concert – 7:00 pm

Wednesday 5/14 – G
– Spring Semester Concert Attendance – 2:30-4:00 pm

Thursday 5/15 – W
– No Activity

Friday 5/16 – G
– No Activity

Upcoming -
– Tuesday – Thursday – Auditions FCHS Chamber Orchestra – Various times
– Wednesday 5/21 – After School Rehearsal – 2:30-4:00 pm
– Wednesday 5/21 – FCHS Orchestra Boosters Meeting – 7:00 pm
– Thursday 5/22 – Tri-M Recital – 7:00 pm

Concert Orchestra – Playing Exam 4th Quarter

Excerpts for the 4th Quarter Playing Exam. Each excerpt is worth 16.6% of the student’s quarter grade. Students are required to email the excerpts to fallschurchorchestras@gmail.com. If a student does not email the excerpts to that email address, he/she will not receive credit for the assignment.

- Students are required to record the excerpts. If a student does not have the ability to record at home, schedule an after-school appointment with Mr. Lisowski to us the school recorders.

Violin I
– Allegretto – mm. 75 – 99
– Pixar – mm. 67 – 99

Violin II
– Allegretto – mm. 27 – 51
– Pixar – mm. 67 – 99

Viola
– Wicked – mm. 40 -54
– Pixar – mm. 67 – 99

Cello
– Allegretto – mm. 75 – 99
– Pixar – mm. 67 – 99

Bass
– Allegretto – mm. 75 – 99
– Pixar – mm. 67 – 99

Please email Mr. Lisowski with questions or concerns.

Chamber Orchestra – 4th Quarter Playing Exam

Excerpts for the 4th Quarter Playing Exam. Each excerpt is worth 16.6% of the student’s quarter grade. Students are required to email the excerpts to fallschurchorchestras@gmail.com. If a student does not email the excerpts to that email address, he/she will not receive credit for the assignment.

- Students are required to record the excerpts. If a student does not have the ability to record at home, schedule an after-school appointment with Mr. Lisowski to us the school recorders.

Both Excerpts come from the Tchaikovsky Serenade – Finale

Violin I
– mm. 101 – 144 (D)
– mm. 216 – 256 (H)

Violin II
– mm. 256 (H) – 283
– mm. 216 – 256 (H)

Viola
– mm. 108 – 144 (D)
– mm. 216 – 256 (H)

Cello
– mm. 84 (B) – 124 (C)
– mm. 216 – 256 (H)

Bass
– mm. 256 (H) – 292
– mm. 216 – 256 (H)

Please email Mr. Lisowski with questions or concerns.

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