WOB - October 13

Posted by Mark Cellini on 10/13/2019 4:00:00 PM

Good evening students and families!

Below is the WOB for this week.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!

Philadelphia Orchestra Trip:  Our 6th Annual Philadelphia Orchestra trip is coming up this Thursday, October 17th.  We had such overwhelming interest that we had to order a second bus and more tickets from the orchestra ... an AWESOME situation to be in :).  We are officially full at this point, but if you turned in a permission form already, you are in!  Some reminders and updates will be coming home with students tomorrow ... stay tuned!

Supply Donations:  Thank you to those families who have donated some supplies already!  We could still use a few more if you were thinking of sending in a box of tissues or some hand sanitizer.  If you are able and willing, a donated box of tissues or bottle of hand sanitizer for our classrooms would be greatly appreciated!  The MS Music Department thanks you in advance for your generosity!
Have any Instrument Issues?  As a reminder ... if you rent from Music & Arts or Zeswitz, we can take care of any issues right here in school!  Both companies send representatives to GVMS each week, and we can take care of any repairs, switching instrument sizes, etc. through those reps.  As always, please let me know if you have any questions about renting/repairing/purchasing instruments or supplies!
Orchestra Gear:  In each Course Description, you'll find a list of recommended "Orchestra Gear" for students.  This list is not, by any means, a requirement ... but the items listed are what I consider to be "most important" gear for students to be successful.  If you have any questions about what to buy, where to buy it, or what brands may be best, please feel free to reach out! 
Private Lessons:  All middle school students should seriously consider taking private lessons outside of school.  The benefits of private study can be seen in school orchestra/lessons, as well as in improved responsibility, time management, and love for music!  I have a list of local private teachers that I would be happy to share with anyone who is interested.  Please contact me if you are interested or have any questions!
Orchestra Schedule:  The Orchestra schedule for this week is as follows ......
   Monday (Day 2): Symphonic Orchestra 
   Tuesday (Day 3): Chamber Orchestra
   Wednesday (Day 4): Chamber Orchestra
   Thursday (Day 5): String Tech (6/7/8) & String Orchestra
   Friday (Day 6): String Tech (6/7/8) & String Orchestra
Have a great week!
Mr. Cellini