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6th Grade Beginning String Meeting Power Point

2020-2021 Beginning String Meetings

Parents and current 5th grade students may attend a meeting at ANY school that is most convenient for them.
Date Time School Building Room
2/4/20 6:30 pm South Middle School Orchestra
2/10/20 6:30 pm South Middle School Orchestra
2/13/20 6:30 pm DeLong Middle School Auditorium
2/25/20 6:30 pm Northstar Middle School Auditorium


6th Grade  2020 Summer Orchestra Dates:

Link to registration: 6th GRADE ONLINE REGISTRATION
Lesson Days:
**Updated Dates due to Covid-19**
July 27, 28, 29, 30
August 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20

-We will be meeting via Microsoft Teams. 
-You will receive  a Confirmation Letter through the mail verifying your child's instrument assignment and class time.  If you would like a instrument/class time change, please contact a teacher (contact info below). 
-More information about instrument rentals and required classroom supplies will be given out during summer.  Please wait to rent an instrument until early July! 
-Due to COVID-19, Summer Orchestra dates have been changed.  Below is the UPDATED class times.  
8:00am-9:00am Cello
9:00am-10:00am Violin/Viola
10:00am-11:00am Violin/Viola
12:00pm-1:00pm Violin/Viola
1:00pm-2:00pm Violin/Viola
2:00pm-300pm Cello
3:00pm-3:30pm Make-up Lessons

 Please contact Ms. Moua or Ms. Pierce-Smit with questions/concerns.
Rose Moua
DeLong & South
Soma Pierce-Smit
South & Memorial


7th & 8th Grade 2020 School Summer Orchestra Dates:

Lesson Days:
**Updated Dates due to Covid-19**
August 11, 12, 18, 19
**DeLong Students please choose either teacher for lessons**
Time South
Ms. Pierce-Smit
Mr. Puccio
8:00am-9:00am Cello 7 Cello 7
9:00am-10:00am Violin 7 Violin 7
10:00am-11:00am Violin 7 Violin 7
11:00am-12:00pm Viola 7 Viola 7
12:30pm-1:30pm Bass 7 Bass 7
1:30pm-2:30pm Violin/Viola 8 Violin/Viola 8
2:30pm-3:30pm Cello/Bass 8 Cello/Bass 8

Please contact Ms. Moua, Mr. Puccio or Ms. Pierce-Smit with questions/concerns.
Rose Moua:
South & DeLong
Jacob Puccio
Northstar & DeLong
Soma Pierce-Smit
Memorial & North

High School 2020 Summer Orchestra Schedule

Lesson Days:**Due to COVID-19, Summer Orchestra dates have been changed.  Below is the UPDATED class times.**
Time                      July 20      July 21, 22, 23  July 24
8:00am - 9:00am Violin A **Individually scheduled video conference lessons with instructor Violin A
9:00am - 10:00am Violin B Violin B
10:00am - 11:00am Violin C Violin C
11:00am-12:00pm Viola Viola
1:00pm-2:00pm Cello  Cello
2:00pm-3:00pm Bass Bass

Please contact Soma Pierce-Smit with any questions regarding summer Orchestra
Soma Pierce-Smit
Memorial & North

DeLong Orchestra


Orchestra concert dates for the 2020-21 school year:

    December 17, 2020 and May 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium

Students should have the following supplies for orchestra:

Essential Elements 2000 Book 1 for 6th grade, Book 2 for 7th and 8th  grade
Instrument, bow, and case
Cleaning cloth
Rockstop for cellos
Shoulder rest for violins/violas
Optional: Extra set of strings, Folding music stand (These are nice for home practice.)

Grading in orchestra is based on Participation, Practice, and Performance.

Participation: Students are expected to bring their instrument, orchestra folder(provided), music book, pencil, and planner to orchestra every day and show their best effort.

Practice: Frequent practice is necessary for success! Violins and violas should be taken home daily. Find a place where you can practice at home. Set up a routine. It is better to practice in small 15-20 minute sessions every day than it is to practice for a large 2 hour session on one day. Start with a scale, move to music you need to work on, then finish with a favorite song. Practice charts have a list of assignments to be checked off, and should be turned in weekly.

Performance: In addition to regular playing tests, we have two required evening concerts and a solo contest. Some students also choose to participate in the Elementary Tour, the DeLong Variety Show, and the State Middle Level Honors Auditions. Concert dress includes orchestra t-shirt (purchased at school), black pants or black skirt, black socks, and black shoes.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns!

Rosie Moua
Orchestra 6,7,8
Voicemail: 715-852-4928


Where to get an instrument:

Local businesses:


Eisenbarth           715-838-0988  http://eisenbarthviolin.com/Rental%20Program.dwt.asp

Eckroth Music     715-514-3139  https://www.eckroth.com/t-eauclaire.aspx

Offbeats Violins  715-579-3016 http://www.offbeatsviolinstudio.com/sales-and-rentals.html

Schmitt Music     715-832-5564 https://www.schmittmusic.com/stores/eau-claire/


Online businesses:

Johnson String Instrument https://www.johnsonstring.com/

Shar Music http://www.sharmusic.com/

Southwest Strings http://www.swstrings.com/

Stringworks http://www.stringworks.com/