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Timpview High School

Last modified: August 20, 2019

Orchestra Disclosure 2019

Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement

Welcome to THS Orchestras!

 

Director: Dr. Marcel Bowman: MarcelB@provo.edu

Email is my preferred method of communication.

Learning Expectations

Students will learn:

Grades

Class instruction is based on the state core curriculum. Grades are competency and performance based, as well as based on participation and attitude. 10 points daily in class will be given for participation and attitude/effort.

 

Grade Calculation

 

Concert Reports

Two orchestra concert reports must be completed per year (one during Term 1 and one during Term 3). The report format will be given shortly. Here is a list of eligible performances:

All performances must be high school level or (preferably) above. Occasionally, a video about an orchestra, a composer, a famous performer or a composition may be viewed for half credit, with the director’s approval. Students may choose to write a report on the video subject as an alternate activity.

Assessment of Progress

Under construction

Course Materials

Materials needed

Instrument Rentals

Instruments may be rented if available from the school for $100 per school year ($25 for summer break). This is the same for those not using a school instrument at home.

NOTE: Those who share instruments at school will need to be prepared to bring their home instrument for dress rehearsals and concerts at the request of the director.

 

Classroom Procedures

Attendance

 

Participation

 

Concert Dress

Students are expected to dress modestly and conservatively, so that the focus of performance can stay on the music, without distraction. Students will cover their arms, legs, and feet. NOTE: Black means solid black, without designs, pinstripes, polka dots, etc. Also, black is not gray, charcoal gray or navy blue. Please follow the guidelines below:

WOMEN
PHILHARMONIC AND SINFONIA ORCHESTRAS
ALL Black long dress or skirt (length below the knee while sitting), OR

Black dress pants

Black top (at least ¾ sleeve)

Black stockings or leggings, black dress shoes

 

Women Cellists

Black dress pants OR floor-length black dress

Black top (at least ¾ sleeve)

Black dress shoes and black socks

NOTE Leggings are not dress pants

Mini skirts are not appropriate

WOMEN CONCERT ORCHESTRA
ALL Black long dress or skirt (length below the knee while sitting), OR

Black dress pants

White top (at least ¾ sleeve)

Black stockings or leggings, black dress shoes

Exception:

Women Cellists

Black dress pants OR floor-length black dress

White top (at least ¾ sleeve)

Black dress shoes and black socks

NOTE Leggings are not dress pants

Mini skirts are not appropriate

MEN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
ALL Black tuxedo or solid black suit

Long-sleeved, collared white shirt with black bow tie

Black dress shoes and black socks

MEN SINFONIA ORCHESTRA
ALL Black dress pants

Long-sleeved, collared black shirt with black bow tie

Black dress shoes and black socks

MEN CONCERT ORCHESTRA
ALL Black dress pants

Long-sleeved, collared white shirt with black bow tie or long tie

Black dress shoes and black socks

Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments

Orchestra calendar link: http://tinyurl.com/THSOrch2019

This contains all the performances and other events for the year.

Progress Reports and Report Cards

Connecting Home to School

Email Addresses

Please make sure I have your correct email address. I send several emails home per term to announce field trips, concerts and playing tests.

Remind.com

I will be using Remind as a method of communication between me and the Philharmonic Orchestra class. Please sign up using the information below. You may also download the Remind app for your smartphone.

Philharmonic: text @PhilTHS to 81010

Sinfonia: text @SinfTHS to 81010

Concert: text @EZOrchTHS to 81010

Personal Statement and other items (optional)