WELCOME TO  VOGEL ORCHESTRA!!!

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Phone:  (281) 863-4300     
Conference:  1:00 - 1:25

HOMEWORK/DAILY PRACTICE/PLAYING TESTS
5th Grade--

  • Homework--
  • --Take your instrument and/or folder home everyday and bring it back to school everyday
  • --Memorize the following steps for perfect left hand formation for Violin & Viola--Step 1--Thumb straight with white tape, Step 2--Ka-chunk, Step 3--Form a square with the 1st finger on the white tape, Step 4--SPACE the 2nd finger and form a square, Step 5--TOUCH the 3rd finger and form a square.
  • --Memorize the following steps for perfect left hand formation for Cello & Bass--Follow the hand formation at the top of page 6 in the book, make the "CLAW", put the thumb on the dot in the back of the neck, place fingers on the fingerboard using the claw.  
  • --Music Book--Pages 6 & 7:  Read the yellow box, then say the notes on the page, then play the notes on the page.  

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6th Grade--  

Homework:  

  • Music Book--
  • ---1st Period--#140 & 142
  • ---2nd Period--#155--"Monday's Melody"& memorize the C/E string notes.  
  • ---3rd Period--1st Period--#140 & 142
  • ---4th Period--#155--"Monday's Melody"& memorize the C/E string notes.    









NOTE READING TRAINER
Do this note reading trainer everyday and you will become a world-class orchestra player!




 

Concert Dates

Holiday Concert--Tuesday, December 12th--Vogel Cafeteria.  

Starting Monday, December 4th—All cellos & basses need to bring their home instrument to Vogel and keep it here until after the in-school concerts.  This is so I can keep it tuned right up to the concert.  
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THE CONCERT

  • Instrument—make sure your name is on your case!!!
  • Bow
  • Rosin
  • Music (All concert music)
  • FOLDING MUSIC STAND (We don't have enough music stands for everybody)--make sure your name is on both parts of the stand.  Use masking tape and a Sharpie.
  • Nice clothes (no jeans or t-shirts)
  • Cello/Bass strap/rock stop—this is very, very important!!!!!
  • 5th Grade Bass players need to bring their stools...we do not have enough bass stools.
6:30 – 7:00- Arrive, unpack in Orchestra Room and proceed to the cafeteria tuning lines.  There will be multiple people to help you tune.  Proceed to your seat within your section (violin, viola, cello or bass).  Remain in your seat until the concert is over.  So that means, take care of your bathroom needs BEFORE the concert.  This is for the safety of your instrument and other student's instruments.  
7:00--Concert starts.  5th Graders perform while 6th Graders stay seated and remain quiet.
7:15--5th Grade concert ends, 6th graders perform.  5th Graders stay seated and remain quiet.
7:45—Concert ends.  After the concert, I will release by sections so that instruments won't get crushed.  Basses first, then cellos, then violas then violins.  Go to the orchestra room, pack up your instrument.  Keep your instrument here at school because you will need them for the in-school concert later in the week.

ALL INSTRUMENTS WILL NEED TO GO HOME ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19TH (after the in-school concert), OR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20TH.  WE DO NOT WANT ANY INSTRUMENTS LEFT HERE OVER THE HOLIDAY BREAK.  

Attendance of this performance is a major part of the 9 weeks grade.  In essence, this is our final test of the 9 weeks.  Being in orchestra is like being on a team—everyone is important to the success of the team.


IN-SCHOOL DAY CONCERT--Tuesday, December 19th--6th Grade--9:45 A.M., 5th Grade--2:25 P.M.  Bring your folding music stands.
    C.I.S.D. Solo/Ensemble Contest--6th Grade only.  Saturday, April 14--Cox Intermediate.  More information on that as we get closer.  
SPRING CONCERT--Tuesday, May 8th--Vogel Cafeteria.  


SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR THE CONCERT


  • Instrument—make sure your name is on your case!!!
Bow
Rosin
  • Music (All concert music)
  • FOLDING MUSIC STAND (We don't have enough music stands for everybody)--make sure your name is on both parts of the stand.  Use masking tape and a Sharpie.
Nice clothes (no jeans or t-shirts)
Cello/Bass strap/rock stop—this is very, very important!!!!!
Bass players need to bring their stools.   

6:15 – 7:00- Arrive, unpack in Orchestra Room and proceed to the cafeteria tuning lines.  There will be multiple people to help you tune.  Proceed to your seat within your section (violin, viola, cello or bass).  Remain in your seat until the concert is over.  So that means, take care of your bathroom needs BEFORE the concert.  This is for the safety of your instrument and other student's instruments.  
7:00--Concert starts.  5th Graders perform while 6th Graders stay seated and remain quiet.
7:15--5th Grade concert ends, 6th graders perform.  5th Graders stay seated and remain quiet.
7:45—Concert ends.  After the concert, I will release by sections so that instruments won't get crushed.  Basses first, then cellos, then violas then violins.  Go to the orchestra room, pack up your instrument.  
--Leave your folding music stand here for the In-School concert later in the week.  


Rehearsals and performances are requirements for all performing groups in C.I.S.D.  The String Fling concert is our final test of the school year and it is for grade.  Please make sure that the orchestra team “fields” a full team by making sure your child attends the rehearsal & performance.  

Thank you for your support.  

Robert Beck
Vogel Orchestra Director
Robert Beck, Vogel Orchestra Director


 

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VENDORS
Music stores with the * come to our school on a weekly basis and will service your instrument and accessory needs. Just call them and they will drop it off at Vogel.
*Music and Arts Center
Portofino Shopping Center
19075 Interstate 45 S. Ste. 111-H
Shenandoah, Tx 77385
936-273-3602
*Lisle Violin Shop—They deliver.
4510 S. Burke, Suite D
Pasadena, Tx 77504
281-487-7303 or 800-545-4753
Contact Person: Mark Lisle
All you have to do is call them.
*H & H Music Company
713 FM 1960 West
Houston, Tx 77090
281-580-8000
*Montgomery County Music Center
1304 N. Frazier
Conroe, Tx 77301
936-756-0252
Contact Person: Bob Kindy
*The String and Horn Shop
119 N. Main
Bryan, Tx 77803
800-613-9954
Contact Person: Paul Rieger
Fishburn Violin Shop--They deliver.
11435 Spring Cypress Rd, Suite C
Tomball, TX 77377
281-290-4580 or 866-950-3480
Contact Person: Michael Willer
Kats Guitars--936-890-7296
For cheap D'Addario Pro-Arte Strings

Southwest Strings
1050 South Park Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
1-800-528-3430
For cheap D'Addario Pro-Arte Strings

Shar Products Company
Po Box 1411
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
1-800-248-7427




Grading Policy
----60% Playing Tests/Concerts.  
----40% Participation Grade--This is a daily grade.  Student starts each week out with 100%.  If a student forgets to take home their instrument or music, that's 20% off each day that week (the same as Band).  If a student forgets to bring their necessary supplies to class, that's 20% off for that day (same as Band).  Most importantly:  participation in class.  


REQUIRED DAILY SUPPLIES--(for daily grade)
  • Orchestra Folder
  • Book
  • Music
  • Shoulder Rest
  • Instrument
  • A smile on your face.














 

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