August 20, 2013
Dear Orchestra Parent:
I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to the orchestra program here at Monticello High School, Burley Middle School, and Walton Middle School. The orchestra is not only a class; it is an organization for students to learn and develop through their expanding knowledge, skill, and appreciation of music. Students will gain a working knowledge of music theory and history, while becoming skillful performers. Playing in an orchestra is a team endeavor and requires that everyone contribute his/her best. I know that everyone can work together to make this a great year!
Our first parent meeting, Monticello Music Night, will be at Monticello High School on Thursday, August 29 at 7pm. We will be going over the orchestra syllabus. You may also rent instruments from Salisbury and Heer, ask questions, meet other orchestra parents.
Please, when picking an instrument it is a good idea to use a store that will be able to fix your instrument if the instrument should happen to break. Be careful of very inexpensive instruments. If you think it’s too cheap, it probably is. I would be more than happy to check out an instrument for you before you make a purchase. DO NOT purchase an instrument that is painted! These instruments are very poor quality and do not stay in tune.
Please feel free to call me or email me if you have any questions regarding orchestra. I am teaching at three schools so the best way to reach me is by cell or email. Again, I look forward to meeting you, and I hope that together we can make sure that your child’s orchestra experience will create friendships and memories that will last for a lifetime!
Monticello High School Orchestra
Walton Middle School Orchestra
Burley Middle School Orchestra