SCI Practice Cards are due every Monday/Tuesday
FJH Practice Reflections - 5 are due by the end of each 9 weeks
Sunday, April 29 Carmel Symphony Instrument "Petting Zoo" - Strolling Strings
Monday, April 30 - Yo Yo Ma Concert at Palladium, 7PM - Trip planned in October
May 11 - FJH Music Department Kings Island Permission Form and Money Due
Wednesday, May 23 - FJh and SCI Spring Orchestra Concert
Friday, June 1 - FJH Music Department Trip to Kings Island
Monday, June 11 - Summer lessons with Mrs. Cornet begin
The Fishers Junior High and Sand Creek Intermediate orchestra programs provide the opportunity for students to develop the technical performance skills, knowledge, and understanding of music necessary to make music a part of their lives. Students will develop the critical thinking skills at every level of orchestra education, which will enable them to appreciate music on an independent level throughout life. The critical thinking developed through orchestral training will enhance the development of thinking skills needed in other academic areas.
Orchestra is different from any other course in our school curriculum in that we seek to develop and apply a SKILL. Music involves learning math concepts and applying them in the reading of rhythm, learning a new system of notation, developing fine motor skills, developing the ability to hear in a discriminating manner, and becoming sensitive: to the sound we make, to the sounds others make, and to the demands of the music. It requires cooperation with a large team of musicians working together toward a common goal - the manifestation of the printed music into sound. It requires extra practice at home, extra rehearsals and performances.
The orchestra programs at Fishers Junior High and Sand Creek Intermediate are comprised of very special students. They are willing to give of their time to an organization that brings pride and recognition to our school and community. The music program strives to develop skills and provide learning experiences for the students that will be useful in any life
endeavor. Students will also acquire a very enjoyable leisure activity - performing in
amateur or semi-professional groups. Future membership in college or community
ensembles can also be very rewarding.
WELCOME TO ORCHESTRA