Friday, April 18, 2014

Youth Orchestra Audition Music Available Now

Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestras announces auditions.

Youth Symphony Orchestra - grades 7 - 12
Rehearses Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m. at McKinley Arts Center
This is the most advanced orchestra.

Youth Concert Orchestra - grades 7 - 12
Rehearses Mondays 4 - 6 p.m. at McKinley Arts Center
This is a middle level orchestra and several Billinghurst students are members.

Youth String Symphonia - grades 4 - 8
Rehearses Mondays 4 - 5:15 p.m. at Billinghurst
This orchestra is perfect for middle school students who wish to challenge themselves.  Billinghurst orchestra students make up a large percentage of this orchestra.  

Billinghurst Orchestras always have many, many students in the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra program.  This year there are new rules about auditions which make it easier for students who are already members.  If you are already a member of one of the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestras and are eligible to remain in that orchestra for the next school year (usually by grade), you do not have to re-audition to remain in the group.  You do have to sign an intent to return.

Students who want to audition for the first time should get the audition materials from Mrs. Neidhold.  Although you can get the music on the Reno Philharmonic website, Mrs. Neidhold will include fingerings and practice suggestions.  The deadline for signing up is May 16th.

Here are some important links:

To apply to take the audition either for the first time or to move up orchestras.  This application will reserve your audition time.

http://www.renophil.com/youth-orchestras/auditions/new-musician-audition-application/

Intent to return form for students who are already members and wish to stay in the same orchestra.  
(Current 8th grade students are no longer eligible for YSS in high school next year and should apply to take the audition for YCO.)

http://www.renophil.com/youth-orchestras/auditions/intent-to-return-form/

For more information about auditions:

http://www.renophil.com/youth-orchestras/auditions/

PRACTICE * PREPARE * PERSEVERE


Bass Bow Bonanza

A friendly elf decorated these bass bows.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

T-Shirt Order Form - Due Friday, March 28th!!!

         BDB ORCHESTRA T-SHIRT & HOODIE ORDER FORM    

T-Shirts will have the design on the front and all Orchestra Students' names on the back.
Pocket Hoodie will have the design on the front and names on the back.  Zipped Hoodies will have the design on the back and small design on front.  No names on Zipped Hoodie.

T-Shirts $10       Pull-Over Hoodies $15        Zipped Hoodies $20
CIRCLE SIZE
T-Shirts - Unisex        Youth L          Youth XL
            Adult S           M         L          XL       XXL

Pull-Over Hoodie       Youth L          Youth XL
Adult S           M         L          XL
Zipped Hoodie           Youth L          Youth XL
Adult S           M         L          XL

AMOUNT ENCLOSED ________________

Checks made out to Billinghurst Middle School

ALL ORDERS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, March 28th. 

NOTE: All students going on the Vallejo tour -- your fee for the tour includes a t-shirt.  You don't need to pay.  I do need your size.  If you would like to order a Hoodie as well, you need to pay the fee of $20.


This shirt is not required and is not to be worn to performances.

3rd Quarter A+ Club - Awesome Work!

A+ Club
3rd Quarter 2013-14 

These students earned 100% or more for the third quarter of this year.  Great job!

Beginning



1st Period
Maya Aiyuk
Olivia Antipa
Tyler Bales
Brian Clark
Emily Hays 111.67%
Steven Horta
Emma Jurischk
Sarelle McCain
Rehana Naik Olson
Nayada Omai
Noelle Redmon
Isabell Spoon
Yihe Zeng


3rd Period
Andy Bhanver
Adrienne Burnett
Micah Byington
Cat Dyer
Talia Fischer-Wormser
Jake Greene
Wenonah Harjo
Kaitlyn Harris
Manda Higgins
Jared Hilson
Jamie Lee
Hyerim Lee
Katie Lopez
Julianne Maghairang
Andrea Parisi
Larson Rivera
Esther Ro
Sam Sheppard-Moore
Alex Tonner
Monty Torres


 Intermediate


4th Period
Matt Bertero
Michelle Cao
Dana Crines
Magalee Curiel Lomeli
Chelsea Eslit 116%
Jacob Gilbert
Robert Gilbert
Morgan Gutierrez-Sanders
Matt Hayes
Brandon Le
Wyatt Philips
Sarah Schroeder
Dimple Silvestre
Logan Simons
Eric Vasquez


5th Period
Abbey Albion
Christian Alverez
Henry Anderson
Beyer Brady 116%
Rachel Cho
Tommy Cox
Alyssa Daniels
Alexis Dupriest
Tyler Gordon
Cynthia Hottell
Tyra Houston
Jazmyn Marin
Katelyn Myers
Hannah Nyberg
Amber Riddle
Jisseca Santillan
Wade Urban
Melissa Young


Advanced


6th Period
Mashrur Ahmed
Drew Cerio
Daniel Cho
Stephany Lamas
Ryan Lee
Nicole Pajarillo
Emma Pyle
Lilly Robbins
Sammy Stynen
Lauren Vineyard

7th Period
Owen Brown 113.98%
Perris Burnley
Hannah Davis
Kelley Dyer
Julia Eck
Anakin Hendrix
Dan Huynhvo
Alison Kneiblher
Spencer Lee
Haley Mardis
Joe Nelson
Matt Ortiz
Corrie Peterson
Mikaela Rezaei
Raquel Scott
Taven Thomas
Kimberly Tran

Sayge Walsh

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

BEGINNING Practice Sheets - 3rd Quarter

Practicing must truly represent what happened during the time period listed on each practice sheet.  There is no "make-up" practice (unless you can time travel!).
     
        Practice Sheet 2 – 3rd Quarter              
Due: February 3, 2014
BEGINNING Orchestra –  200 points

Note:  You will always be asked to play your songs or parts of your songs over and over. This is called “repetitions”.  You will see an X to say how many times.  For example, 5X is 5 times and 10X is 10 times.  You do not have to do these repetitions in a row.  You can play other songs and come back to do a repetition (play the song again.)



TOPIC
M
T
W
TH
F
S
S
M
T
W
Th
F
S
S
                                                            Write in Date:














Bunny Rhyme














Face Circles














Thumb Lifts














Tips Taps














Bunny on the bow














Bow position on the bow














Ceiling Circles














Up Like a Rocket














Circles with the Bow














EVERY time you play (even one note) you MUST go through ALL of the steps!  J














Review Songs
Twinkle, Kangaroo Song, Jingle Bells
Bile ‘em Cabbage Down, Hot Cross Buns, Rigadoon
Jolly Old St. Nick














8 – Dreidel















9 – At Pierrot’s Door















10 – Little Brown Jug















11 – Ode to Joy















12 – Bile Them Cabbage Down















Practicing for Private Lessons
If you take private lessons, the time you spend practicing for your lessons counts toward your grade.














                                                Write in Daily Time:














TOTAL TIME IN MINUTES:_________
You must practice 8 or more different days over two weeks to earn these grades. 

More than 110 minutes = Extra Credit    *90-110 minutes = A       *80-89 minutes = B
*70-79 minutes = C         *60-69 minutes = D         *Less than 60 minutes = F

The amount of time will go up each week.

Signatures are required for the grade.
Parent Signature___________________________________________________________________
Student Signature__________________________________________________________________

********************************************************************************

        Practice Sheet 3 – 3rd Quarter              
Due: February 17, 2014
BEGINNING Orchestra –  200 points

Note:  You will always be asked to play your songs or parts of your songs over and over. This is called “repetitions”.  You will see an X to say how many times.  For example, 5X is 5 times and 10X is 10 times.  You do not have to do these repetitions in a row.  You can play other songs and come back to do a repetition (play the song again.)

TOPIC
M
T
W
TH
F
S
S
M
T
W
Th
F
S
S
                                                            Write in Date:














Bunny Rhyme














Face Circles














Thumb Lifts














Tips Taps














Bunny on the bow














Bow position on the bow














Ceiling Circles














Up Like a Rocket














Circles with the Bow














EVERY time you play (even one note) you MUST go through ALL of the steps!  J














Review Songs
Twinkle, Kangaroo Song, Jingle Bells
Bile ‘em Cabbage Down, Hot Cross Buns, Rigadoon
Jolly Old St. Nick














8 – Dreidel















9 – At Pierrot’s Door















10 – Little Brown Jug















11 – Ode to Joy















12 – Bile Them Cabbage Down















Practicing for Private Lessons
If you take private lessons, the time you spend practicing for your lessons counts toward your grade.














                                                Write in Daily Time:














TOTAL TIME IN MINUTES:_________
You must practice 8 or more different days over two weeks to earn these grades. 

More than 110 minutes = Extra Credit    *90-110 minutes = A       *80-89 minutes = B
*70-79 minutes = C         *60-69 minutes = D         *Less than 60 minutes = F

The amount of time will go up each week.

Signatures are required for the grade.
Parent Signature___________________________________________________________________
Student Signature__________________________________________________________________ 

*************************************************************************************************************************
      Practice Sheet 4 – 3rd Quarter
Due: March 3, 2014
BEGINNING Orchestra –  200 points
ZONE CONCERT is March 1st at McQueen

Note:  You will always be asked to play your songs or parts of your songs over and over. This is called “repetitions”.  You will see an X to say how many times.  For example, 5X is 5 times and 10X is 10 times.  You do not have to do these repetitions in a row.  You can play other songs and come back to do a repetition (play the song again.)
  
TOPIC
M
T
W
TH
F
S
S
M
T
W
Th
F
S
S
                                                            Write in Date:














Bunny Rhyme














Face Circles














Thumb Lifts














Tips Taps














Bunny on the bow














Bow position on the bow














Ceiling Circles














Up Like a Rocket














Circles with the Bow














EVERY time you play (even one note) you MUST go through ALL of the steps!  J














Review Songs
Twinkle, Kangaroo Song, Jingle Bells
Bile ‘em Cabbage Down, Hot Cross Buns, Rigadoon
Jolly Old St. Nick, Dreidel














9 – At Pierrot’s Door















10 – Little Brown Jug















11 – Ode to Joy















12 – Bile Them Cabbage Down















14 – Happy Blues















Practicing for Private Lessons
If you take private lessons, the time you spend practicing for your lessons counts toward your grade.














                                                Write in Daily Time:














TOTAL TIME IN MINUTES:_________
You must practice 8 or more different days over two weeks to earn these grades. 

More than 130 minutes = Extra Credit    *110-130 minutes = A    *100-110 minutes = B
*90-99 minutes = C         *80-89 minutes = D         *Less than 80 minutes = F

The amount of time will go up each week.

Signatures are required for the grade.
Parent Signature___________________________________________________________________
Student Signature__________________________________________________________________