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Orchestra

Orchestra Contact Information 2021-2022

General Orchestra email: EcksteinOrchestras@gmail.com

Instructor, Mr. Smith:  bwsmith@seattleschools.org

Orchestra Families! Welcome to the 2021/22 school year at Eckstein: Stay informed by ‘Opting in’ to receive email updates about upcoming orchestra events. You may unsubscribe at any time. Email the orchestra chair at ecksteinorchestras@gmail.com with your student’s name and the orchestra (s) played in. We tentatively set an Orchestra potluck date! We will be posting more information soon!

Concert Dress and Behavior

BOYS should wear black dress shoes, socks, trousers, belt and tie. Boys should wear a white dress shirt, preferably a pleated tuxedo shirt. No white socks or dark T-shirts, please.

GIRLS should wear all black. Appropriate dresses and dress pants are acceptable. Please do not wear short skirts on stage. Pleases wear black shoes.

ARRIVAL TIME: Students are expected to arrive 30 minutes before a concert begins and stay for the entire concert.

BEHAVIOR: An orchestra concert is a formal affair. Appropriate etiquette includes not carrying on a conversation (this is considered very rude) and not walking in and out of the auditorium during a performance. It is also important to show appreciation with applause at the right time. In Jazz and Rock concerts, applauding after every solo is appropriate, but in formal orchestra concerts, it is polite to wait until the ENTIRE COMPOSITION is finished. This can sometimes be confusing because many compositions have more than one section, each of which is called a “Movement.” Movements are normally indicated on the program with Roman Numerals, and these movements often alternate between slow and fast. Try to save your applause until the last movement ends.


Orchestra Discussion Group and Email List

To receive Orchestra news by email, please send your name, student’s name, grade, instrument and their orchestra (Beginning, Intermediate, Junior, Senior or Community) to EcksteinOrchestras@gmail.com. We will add you name to the appropriate email list associated with your student.


Links

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