WINTER BREAK CHALLENGE: Students have been given their winter break challenges. They can pick and choose what they would like to do from the worksheet in order to get their challenge belts.
The following activities also count for the challenge (All optional! Pick and choose how best supports your practicing!):
NOTE READING PRACTICE: Students who wish to practice note reading can use musictheory.net/exercises/note. Most students have tried this out in class. Click here for directions: https://emersonwilliamsbandstrings.weebly.com/ms-c-blog/how-to-use-music-theorynet
SPRING CONCERT PIECES: Available Concert Pieces have been assigned on Smartmusic accounts (This includes our awesome first year students who will also be playing for our spring concert!) Students can listen to the Spring concert music here: https://emersonwilliamsbandstrings.weebly.com/concert-listening-all-groups.html
SMARTMUSIC: All Students have worked on their smartmusic accounts this year. Please check your emails on reminders for how to log in! https://home.smartmusic.com/
FESTIVAL STUDENTS: You may use your FESTIVAL Music (Festival, EHO, EHB) for all of these challenges. Your Festival music recordings are also linked here: https://emersonwilliamsbandstrings.weebly.com/concert-listening-all-groups.html
Click HERE to go directly to the note trainer on musictheory.net!!
The video below will teach you how to practice using the note trainer online:
Mr. Voychick (Webb) and I made a very special video for our musicians today! Yes- We used our smartmusic accounts to practice for this! 😀
All Musicians have been sent home with their Turkey Challenges!
Our current "World" (Emerson) Record is 36 belts earned! Good Luck and Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Super busy day at the Orchestra DMV. All first year string students got their Bow License today!!!!
Please note: they are aware my powers only give them the licensing to operate a bow not a car 😂
HARTT NEEDS STUDENT SINGERS!!!!
Event: The Hartt School Viola Ensemble: Holiday Cookie Sing-a-long!
Date: Wednesday, November 29th
Time: 6pm. (Student singers must arrive by 5:45pm)
Location: The Hartt School, University of Hartford 200 Bloomfield Ave Hartford.
Please note: Parents are responsible for transportation and student supervision for the entire event. Runtime will be about 1 hour. I will be involved in the performance so students will sit with their families until they are needed to come up to the front to sing.
Concert Flyer Attached!
Let Ms. Caravella know ASAP if you are able to make the event and want to sing in "The Grinch"! All are welcomed to attend to enjoy the show!
This blog is for students and their families. It will feature both techniques and songs we are working on in class, listening activities for students and some fun examples of how great the world of music can be!