Final exams are this week Tuesday-Thursday. Exams will be written AND performance based. Details for each class can be found below. Students will need their instruments, music, and a pencil for final exams.
Please be sure to double-check Student/Parent Connect for any missing assignments. Be sure these have been completed by your final exam day. If you completed any assignments after the due date, be sure you have communicated completion to Mrs. Wickman so grades can be updated accurately.
SCALES: CM-GbM (scales and arpeggios)
- Student will select (1) from Ab, Db, OR Gb
- Mrs. Wickman will selected (1) other scale from the list
SCALES: F chromatic, g natural minor (scale and arpeggio)
Percussion: 95% sheet #1-4 on snare
WRITTEN: treble and bass clef
SCALES: f melodic minor (scale and arpeggio)
LITERATURE: Variations on a Korean Folk Song
SCALES: GM 2 octaves, DM 2 octaves (basses 1 octave)
LITERATURE: Baltic Dance
SOLO & ENSEMBLE - Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Ann Arbor Pioneer HS
The DISTRICT SOLO & ENSEMBLE schedule is available in the link below and on the music website. Be sure to share this information with your ensemble members and accompanist as soon as possible. Remind accompanists the event will be held at Ann Arbor Pioneer again this year. If you have a conflict with your time that CANNOT be resolved, please let me know as soon as possible. MSBOA will NOT change a time because you do not like to perform early or your accompanist has several events. Unless there is an unavoidable conflict, your time will not be changed. If you know you will NOT be participating in S/E let me know so I can "scratch" your event and MSBOA can put someone else in your time slot. This also helps me avoid waiting around PHS at the end of a very long day waiting for your rating sheet to arrive.
Individuals who have registered for Solo and Ensemble should be well into music preparation and rehearsing with accompanists and ensemble members. Be proactive and prepared for success. Please read through ALL information/rules to be sure you qualify for a rating. Solo and Ensemble will be held at ANN ARBOR PIONEER HS on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
BE SURE TO READ THE SOLO & ENSEMBLE INFORMATION PAMPHLET COMPLETELY. This will help you abide by MSBOA’s rules and assist you in having a positive experience. Below are some of the most commonly missed rules.
REMINDER - Percussion, string bass, and large instrument musicians:
You are responsible for the transportation of your instrument to and from Pioneer HS. Pioneer will NOT provide any instruments or mallets at Solo and Ensemble. Large instruments must be picked-up from Stevenson by 3:30p on Thursday, January 26 due to no school on Friday.
Events that do not abide by the following rules and regulations will be disqualified and will not receive a rating or a medal.
1. Time Limits: An event will not receive a rating if the minimum time limit is not reached. Repeats or any other markings may not be added to lengthen a piece. However, you may play more than one piece to meet the time requirement. High school events must be a minimum of 2 minutes (timing your piece to be a minimum of 2 1/2 minutes to allow for faster tempos the day of the performance is a good idea) with a maximum of 6 minutes. Chamber ensemble events (9-20 member groups) must be a minimum of 3 minutes with a maximum of 12 minutes. There is no penalty if a longer event is stopped after reaching the maximum time limit.
2. Accompaniment: If a written accompaniment is published for your piece, whether a solo or an ensemble, it must be played. No rating will be given if the accompaniment is not played. While you may think your solo does not have an accompaniment, many times the accompaniment is published in a separate book. Most high school solos are written with a piano accompaniment. A good place to double check is on the internet (www.jwpepper.com is a good site to check).
3. Ensemble Parts: All ensemble parts must be played with one to a part. For example, a trio must have three players; not two, not four. Instrument substitutions are allowed.
4. Original Full Score: An original full score showing all parts (solo accompaniment does not have to be shown), with each measure numbered must be provided to the judge (you should also number the measures in your music for when the judge talks to you about your performance). No rating will be given if an original, numbered score is not provided. If a score is not published, it is the responsibility of the performers to make one in which all parts are aligned. When a handwritten or computer-generated score is presented, the performers must play from original parts.
Events that do not abide by MSBOA rules and regulations will be disqualified and will not receive a rating or a medal.
In rehearsal Monday we will be working on Beauty & the Beast and Enchante. Be sure to work out your individual parts before rehearsal so we can have a productive rehearsal.
Roger Ingram: Roger's Story
MUSICAL - PIT ORCHESTRA
This year's MUSICAL will be Annie. Pit rehearsals will begin on January 31 with most rehearsals running from 3-5 p.m. Since the shows we perform at Stevenson are full Broadway musicals, the music can be very challenging. Therefore, the opportunity to participate is available to students based on their concert ensemble and chair placement (there are NO auditions). Individuals participating in the pit will be informed in class and will receive schedules for practices. It is extremely important that members of the pit participate in every rehearsal for the entire scheduled time.
Thursday, February 9 is the Stevenson Triad Collage Concert (Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Marching Band will perform). Marching Band will have a rehearsal in the competition gym Monday, February 6 from 3-4:30p to prepare for the event. Be sure you have located your marching band uniform and all its pieces (jacket, pants, gloves, shoes, hat) for this performance.
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