First Semester Concert Attendance

Semester Concert Attendance

Students will be getting a hard copy of the assignment next week in class.

Please email Mr. Lisowski with questions or concerns.

Pit Orchestra Contract and Schedule

Here is the Pit Orchestra Contract and Rehearsal Schedule.

Contracts are due to Mr. Lisowski by 2:30 on Friday, October 10th.

Please email Mr. Lisowski for any questions regarding the Pit Orchestra.

Pit Orchestra Interest Meeting Wednesday

The FCHS Drama Department will be putting on Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man.

Pit Orchestra is an amazing opportunity for students. For students looking for a completely different orchestral experience join the pit! The music is fun and challenging. This is an amazing opportunity for students. We will be going over the time commitments, contracts, and looking at the music.

The meeting is on Wednesday from 2:30-3:00 pm. We will meet in the orchestra room.

Please email Mr. Lisowski with questions!

Week of 9/29

Weekly Schedule – Posts events that occur outside of normal rehearsals

Monday 9/29 – Strategic Planning Day – No School for Students
– SRO Auditions @ McLean HS

Tuesday 9/30 – W
– Chamber Orchestra – Sectionals in Class – Bring District X Jr and Sr music to class
– No Activity

Wednesday 9/24 – G
– The Music Man – Pit Orchestra Interest Meeting – 2:30 – 3:00 pm

Thursday 9/25 – W
– No Activity

Friday 9/26 – G
– No Activity

Up Coming Events
– October 10 – Playing Exams due by 2:30 pm

Yankee Candles

The FCHS Orchestra Department is starting their first fundraiser of the year.  Students will be selling Yankee Candles.  The fundraiser is running from September 29 – October 13.

For online orders please use www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/ycfroot/home.htm.  Please remember to only sell to close family members and friends, do not sell door-to-door.

Make all checks payable to FCHS Orchestra Boosters.

Students will receive 40% of the profit.

Please email Mr. Lisowski with questions and concerns.

Week of 9/22

Weekly Schedule – Posts events that occur outside of normal rehearsals

Monday 9/22 – G
– No Activity

Tuesday 9/23 – W
– No Activity

Wednesday 9/24 – G
– No Activity

Thursday 9/25 – W
– No Activity

Friday 9/26 – G
– Fall Concert Written Assignment Due by 2:30 pm
(Chamber Orchestra does not meet this day)

Up Coming Events
– October 10 – Playing Exams due by 2:30 pm

Chamber Orchestra – 1st Quarter Playing Exam

Chamber Orchestra’s 1st Quarter Playing Exams are due on Friday, October 10th by 2:30 pm.  Every student is required to record the playing exam material.  All recordings must be time-stamped and emailed to fchsorch@gmail.com by the due date.  Students can record using any phone, tablet, or electronic device.  If a student does not have access to a recording device please schedule an after school appointment with Mr. Lisowski so the student can use a recording device.  The Playing Exam is worth 16.6% of the first quarter grade.  Excerpts are as follows:

Violin I
– Grieg – Last Spring – Rehearsal B-C
– Glass – Movt. II – Rehearsal 2-4 (with repeats)

Violin II
– Grieg – Last Spring – Rehearsal B-C
– Glass – Movt. II – Rehearsal 2-4 (with repeats)

Viola
– Grieg – Last Spring – Rehearsal C-D
– Silva – mm. 86-107

Cello and Bass
– Grieg – Heartwounds – Rehearsal A-C (Bass plays Cello part)
– Silva – mm. 86-107 (Bass plays Bass part)

Please email Mr. Lisowski with questions.

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