5th Grade Select Orchestra

  • Select Orchestra for the Winter Concert


    For the winter concert, I invite several students from each school to participate in a group of more advanced students to perform more challenging music based on performance in class and in orchestra. If your child was not invited, don't fret! All students may audition for the spring session in January! We will cover the audition material beginning after Thanksgiving break.


    Select Orchestra will stay at rehearsals until 5:30 on two days in November (TBA) as well as on Tuesday December 4. Please remember to pick up your child at 5:00 on all other rehearsal days!




    Select Orchestra Spring Session Audition Information

    Any student who would like to particiapte in select orchestra in the SPRING must prepare the following:

    1. Scales and Arpeggios
      1. Violins - D Major, G Major (both octaves), A major and C Major
      2. Violas - D Major, G major, C major (both octaves)
      3. Cellos - D major, G major, C major (both octaves)
    2. Sound Innovations Book 1 #133 Suprirse Symphony
    3. Solo Piece (available on SmartMusic)
      1. Violin and Viola: Suzuki Book 1, Minuet No 3.
      2. Cello: Suzuki Book 1, Minuet in C

    Audition material will be covered in lessons in December and January.

    Auditions will take place during lessons, when students are comfortable in January.

    For all students, I will be evaluating for rhythmic and melody accuracy, proper articulation and steady beat.

    There will also be "sight reading", playing of a peice of music the student has never seen before. this is to assess note reading ability and will not be used to determine participation in the group.

    Any questions about how to access the audition material on Smart music can be addressed to ntrach@hatboro-horsham.org