## 7th & 8th GRADE STRING ENSEMBLE page

__INFORMATION__

Final reminders for our 2014 Christmas concert 12-02-14b.pdf | |

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Class Expectations Letter & Response Sheet 7th/8th String Ensemble revised 9/03/12.docx | |

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__ASSIGNMENTS__

All assignments are to be practiced a minimum of five days per week. Three of those days must be completed by Friday. All five days, including parent initials, must be completed by the due date, recorded on the Practice Chart, and presented to Mr. Colaner in class.

**SCHOOL YEAR 2014-2015**Assignments are now posted every day on the Ambassador Aggregator blog. If you need assistance finding the blog contact Mr. Colaner. Copy and paste: https://xcambassador.wordpress.com/8-2/

__SCHOOL YEAR__

**2013-2014**Assignments are now posted every day on the Ambassador Aggregator blog. If you need a assistance finding the blog contact Mr. Colaner.

__SCHOOL YEAR__

__2012-2013__(NUMBERED EXERCISES MAY BE FOUND IN

*ALL FOR STRINGS BK.*

*#2*- THE BLUE BOOK)

__Due 5/06/13__: "Five Beets in the Oven" entire piece five (5) times.

__Due 4/29/13__: "Five Beets in the Oven" entire piece five (5) times.

__: "Five Beets in the Oven" entire piece five (5) times.__

Due 4/22/13

Due 4/22/13

__: "Five Beets in the Oven" entire piece five (5) times.__

Due 4/15/13

Due 4/15/13

__Due 4/08/13__: No assignment. Enjoy your Easter break!

__Due 3/25/13__: "Beets in the Oven" measures 1-26 two (2) times per day. "Be Thou My Vision" (both keys) two (2) times per day. "America the Beautiful" two (2) times per day.

__: "Beets in the Oven" measures 13-26 six (6) times per day; measures 1-26 three (3) times per day.__

Due 3/18/13

Due 3/18/13

__Due 3/11/13__: "Beets in the Oven" measures 1-13 five (5) times per day.

__Due 3/04/13__: "Be Thou My Vision", both keys, four (4) times per day. "America" (practice as needed - no set number of tallies).

__Due 2/25/13__: No assignment due. Enjoy a brief vacation!

__Due 2/21/13 (Note that this is a Thursday due to the Presidents' Day observance)__: Exercise #22 A, B, C, & D five (5) times per day with repeats.

__Due 2/11/13__: Exercise #58 melody staff five (5) times per day.

__Due 2/04/13__: Exercise #55 five (5) times per day. Perforom the vibrato excercise (see p. 48 II "Polishing the String") for 20 seconds five (5) times per day.

__Due 1/28/13__: No assignment due. Enjoy a brief vacation!

__Due 1/24/13 (Note that this is a Thursday due to the MLK observance)__: Memorize the fingerings on your D string and your A string in the keys of D, G, & C; (work on this as needed - no tallies). Exercise #17 four (4) times per day. Exercise #20 four (4) times per day.

__Due 1/21/13__: No assignment due Monday - MKL Day. We received an assignment on 1/17/13 that will be due 1/24/12.

__Due 1/14/13__: C major scale in two octaves (practice as needed). Exercises #13, #14, & #15 (practice as needed.) "As needed" practicing means the student is still tallying the number of times the assignment is practiced, but how many tallies per day is up to the student. The student should do as many repeats as is necessary to learn the assignment. More advanced students will require less tallies to accomplish this goal.

__: No further assignments until after Christmas vacation. Congratulations on two excellent concerts!__

Due 12/10/12 and 12/17/12

Due 12/10/12 and 12/17/12

__Due 12/03/12__: "O Christmas Tree" three (3) times per day. "Patapan" three (3) times per day. "Silent Night" four (4) times per day.

__: "O Christmas Tree" three (3) times per day. "Patapan" three (3) times per day. "Silent Night" four (4) times per day. NOTE: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday it will be necessary to record only two (2) days of practice to receive full credit on 11/26.__

Due 11/26/12

Due 11/26/12

__: "O Christmas Tree" three (3) times per day. "Patapan" three__

Due 11/19/12

Due 11/19/12

(3) times per day. "Silent Night" four (4) times per day.

__Due 11/12/12__: "O Christmas Tree" three (3) times per day. "Patapan" three

(3) times per day. "Silent Night" four (4) times per day.

__: "O Christmas Tree" three (3) times per day. "Patapan" three__

Due 11/05/12

Due 11/05/12

(3) times per day. "Silent Night" four (4) times per day.

__Due 10/29/12__: "O Christmas Tree" three (3) times per day. "Patapan" three (3) times per day. "Silent Night" four (4) times per day.

__: "O Christmas Tree" three (3) times per day. "Patapan" three (3) times per day. "Silent Night" four (4) times per day.__

Due 10/22/12

Due 10/22/12

__Due 10/15/12__: "Patapan" five (5) times per day.

__: "O Christmas Tree" (entire) three (3) times per day. "Coventry Carol" five (5) times per day; (violins practice the Violin II part this week).__

Due 10/08/12

Due 10/08/12

__Due 10/01/12__: "O Christmas Tree" mm. 18-49 three (3) times per day. "Coventry Carol" five (5) times per day.

__Due 9/24/12__: "O Christmas Tree" mm. 18-29 five (5) times per day.

__: "O Christmas Tree" mm. 18-29 five (5) times per day. Students need to practice only three days this week since the assignment was made on Thursday.__

Due 9/17/12

Due 9/17/12