Students and Parents of the White Station Elementary Strings Class: Oct 23, 2018
Our Strings students’ progress continues. We have finished pages 10 & 11, which complete the eight notes necessary to play the D major scale. Ask your child to play #31 & # 32 for you (they may even play it with their eyes closed!). Today, we learned the parts of the bow, and the students’ home practice time should include finding the balance point. We will begin using the bow, rosin, and rag every day in the coming weeks. From now on, they will need all of their supplies in class every day.
Here are a few important dates to mark in your calendar:
- Tuesday, Nov. 20: No Strings Class
- Tuesday, Nov. 27: Regular Strings Class Meeting.
Rehearsal with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at noon.
PERFORMANCE with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at 1:30 p.m. *Parents are invited to the performance*
- Tuesday, Dec. 18: Last class of the sememster
Holiday PERFORMANCE at school at 8:30 a.m.
*Parents are invited to the performance*
Please complete the information slip and return it to me as soon as you are able. After the semester break, we will resume our classes on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
If you have any questions regarding this performance or anything else concerning the Strings program, please feel free to send a note with your child or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time and your support of the strings program at White Station Elementary.
Dr. Palmer, Strings Specialist
1. Now that the weather is cooling off, it is important to remember that changing temperatures affect the tuning of the instruments. Please do not leave your instrument outside for long periods of time, especially in the car overnight!
2. Our REMIND code is @wsstring18. Text it to 81010 to get REMIND updates!
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Please Cut and Return this portion to Dr. Palmer by Friday, November 16, 2018.
I am aware that my child (fill in name) ____________________________
will be performing on the programs at White Station Elementary on November 27 AND December 18, and will make sure that he/she has the instrument and all necessary supplies at school on that day.
Parent Signature __________________________ Date _________
Dr. Andrew Palmer teaches Fifth Grade Beginning Strings at four Elementary Schools, directs the Honors Orchestras at White Station High School, and travels throughout the school district as a Double Bass Specialist.