Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012

QUOTE:
“If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen, 
  then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.”
AUTHOR: John Cage
MEANING OF THE QUOTE:
“Repetition helps to create interest. The more you are acquainted 
 with a subject the more you are apt to enjoy it.”


COMPOSER
COPLAND


Rodeo 
(Four Dance Episodes)
video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXikDnYZYpM&feature=related

"Hoe Down" 
from Rodeo

 The main theme of the "Hoe-Down" section in Rodeo 
was taken from an actual fiddle tune called "Bonaparte's Retreat."

1993 Beef Commercial 
http://wheredihearthat.blogspot.com/2011/07/hoe-down-from-rodeo.html

GENERAL MUSIC
01. THEORY: STEP-WISE MOTION and THE MUSICAL ALPHABET UP and DOWN
02. KEYBOARD RECITALS
.......a.  CONTINUED LISTENING TO PERFORMANCES BY STUDENTS
.......b.  DISCUSSED HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO PLAY THROUGH MISTAKES IN PERFORMANCE
.......c.  DISCUSSED HOW ALL PERFORMERS MAKE MISTAKES ONLY PROFESSIONALS KNOW HOW TO 
            COVER UP THEIR MISTAKES

ADV. STRINGS
PREPARATION FOR THE HOLIDAY CONCERT
01.  PASSED OUT CONCERT INFORMATION FLIERS and DISCUSSED
02.  PARTNER HOUSETOP
03.  NO HOLLY FOR MISS QUINN

BEG. STRINGS 
PREPARATION FOR THE HOLIDAY CONCERT
01. PASSED OUT CONCERT INFORMATION FLIERS and DISCUSSED
02. GESU BAMBINO
03. CHRISTMAS SONG
.......a. WENT OVER MUSICAL ROAD SIGNS/REMINDER OF WHEN TO PLAY 1ST and 2ND ENDINGS



CONCERT REMINDER:
MISS JACOBSON’S STRING CLASSES (PERIODS: 4/6) 
and MR. ROA’S CHORUS and BAND (PERIODS: 5/6)

WINTER CONCERT IS THURSDAY,
DECEMBER 6TH
PERFORMANCE VENUE: GRANADA CAFETORIUM


EVENING CONCERT:
PERFORMANCE TIME:
7:00 PM to APPROXIMATELY 8:15 PM

CALL TIME (TIME OF ARRIVAL FOR WARMING UP and TUNING):
6:15 PM IN THE CAFETORIUM

CONCERT DRESS:
MISS JACOBSON’S CLASSES:
DARK PANTS (and/or DARK SKIRTS FOR GIRLS), WHITE SHIRTS,
PURPLE TIES (THESE ARE SUPPLIED BY THE SCHOOL)
MR. ROA’S CLASSES:
HE WILL INFORM HIS CLASSES INDIVIDUALLY CONCERNING THIS

NOON CONCERT:
PERFORMANCE TIME: LUNCH (THREE 20 MINUTE SECTIONS)
PREPARATION TIME: 4TH PERIOD

1.      ALL PERFORMING STUDENTS WILL BE EXCUSED FROM THEIR NORMAL PERIOD 4 CLASS and 
MEET IN THE CAFETORIUM FOR SET-UP/REHEARSAL

2.      NOTICES WILL BE SENT TO ALL PERIOD 4 TEACHERS INFORMING THE TEACHERS 
OF STUDENTS MISSING 4TH PERIOD
a.       ALL STUDENTS MISSING 4TH PERIOD MUST MAKE-UP ANY MISSING CLASSWORK

3.      ALL PERFORMING STUDENTS WILL HAVE LUNCH and 
CAN BUY THEIR LUNCH STARTING THE LAST 15 MINUTES OF 4TH PERIOD

4.      SEATING CHART FOR THE CONCERT: PRE-ARRANGED BY EACH TEACHER
a.      MISS JACOBSON’S CONCERT SEATING CHART WAS POSTED LAST WEEK
b.      CHAIRS, STANDS, ETC. WILL BE PRE-SET UP PRIOR TO THE PERFORMANCE BY WEDNESDAY

5TH PERIOD:
1.      STUDENTS GO TO 5TH PERIOD AS USUAL
2.      ALL INSTRUMENTS (AFTER BEING PUT BACK IN CASES) WILL BE LEFT IN THE CAFETORIUM 
IN PREPARATION OF THE EVENING CONCERT

MISS JACOBSON’S CONCERT SONG ORDER:
(MR. ROA WILL ADD HIS CONCERT NUMBERS ALTERNATING IN BETWEEN OURS)

1.      MUSIC BOOKLETS

a.      ALL MUSIC IS ARRANGED BY ORDER IN BOOKLETS

b.      THERE IS ONE BOOKLET PER PAIR OF STUDENTS

c.      GREY COVERED BOOKLETS ARE FOR PERIOD 4/BLACK COVERED FOR PERIOD 6

d.      NO ONE IS TO REMOVE THE MUSIC FROM THE BOOKLETS

e.      NO ONE IS TO WRITE ON THE ORIGINAL MUSIC

f.       STUDENTS MAY USE THEIR PERSON MUSIC INSTEAD OF THE BOOKLETS IF THEY WISH

2.      CONCERT ORDER 
(STRING MUSIC IS ARRANGED IN THE BOOKLETS IN THIS ORDER):

                                                                            Pre-Concert Solo (played as people are walking in):
                                                                            Christen on the piano
1.      FROSTY (with chorus)
2.      NO HOLLY FOR MISS QUINN
3.     CHRISTMAS SONG (with chorus)
4.      PARTNER HOUSETO
Piano Solo: Sarah
5.      GESU BAMBINO (with chorus)
6.     SHALOM CHAVERIM
                                                                                    Piano Solo: Christen
7.      BURGUNDIAN CAROL
8.     HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS (with chorus)
9.     SILVER BELLS (with chorus)


***PLEASE REMEMBER THAT PERFORMANCE AT THIS CONCERT IS MANDATORY and PART OF THE FINAL GRADE.  ANY STUDENT NOT PARTICIPATING MUST HAVE A PARENT (OR GUARDIAN) SIGNED NOTE OF EXCUSE OR THE FINAL GRADE WILL BE LOWERED.  ANY STUDENT MISSING THE PERFORMANCE WITHOUT A PROPER EXCUSE CAN MAKE UP THE LOWERING OF THEIR GRADE BY ARRANGING WITH THE TEACHER (IT IS UP TO THE STUDENT TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THE TEACHER CONCERNING THIS) TO PREPARE A REPLACEMENT ASSIGNMENT.