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    Dan Schultz
    Email ID: dschultz
    7th and 8th Grade Orchestra, Music Technology

    Welcome to the JP Case Orchestra!  This page includes necessary information needed for participation in the orchestra program.


    Instrument: Students should have access to bringing an instrument home for practice, 3-4 days per week. Violins and violas will normally transport instruments and cello/bass will generally keep an instrument at home to practice. Instruments can be rented for the year from Hunterdon Musical Instruments. https://www.hunterdon-music.com/


    Class Rehearsal: Our groups rehearse every other day, please have your instrument on most days unless told otherwise.


    Lessons: Each student is required to attend one lesson per week during DEAR. The lesson schedule will have violin lessons on Monday and Tuesdays, Viola on Wednesday, Cello on Thursday, and String Bass meets on Fridays in B133. A schedule will be posted and given to you. 


    Concerts:  We will have to required gala concerts each year, and several volunteer opportunities. Dates are as follows:

    • December 10, 2019 Winter Concert at 7 pm
    • May 12, 2020 Spring Concert at 7 pm


    Field Trip:

    • 8th Grade trip to HCRHS, Tuesday, November 26
    • Symphony Orchestra to Hershey, Friday, May 15


    Volunteer Performing Opportunities:

    • December 19 Basket Auction
    • March 24 Music in our schools concert at RFIS
    • January 25 CJMEA Auditions (Snow Date February 1, Competitive Audition)


    Instrument Storage: Each violin and viola student will be given a music locker in B124, some students will share with another student. 


    PracticeFirst Assignments:  Students will periodically have performance assignments in Music First, at http://jpcase.musicfirstclassroom.com Each student will have an account set up. 

    The Twitter feed below includes special updates regarding orchestra.  Assignments will be posted in Google Classroom: http://classroom.google.com  Login requires district email account, a closed network.