Attention Fiddlers – Please remember our first performance is Thursday, Aug 28 with a call time of 6 PM at the Mona Lake Boat Club. We are joining Uneven Ground and entertaining members of the Irish American Society at their summer barbecue. Although this event is not open to the public, parents of fiddlers may attend and may wish to bring a lawn chair. Please wear your green fiddle shirt and remember to bring a music stand if you need one (I will bring chairs for our cellists). Our set list includes: John Ryan (AABB, Solo 1, AB, Solo2, AABB), Star of the County Down (AB, Verse 1 vocal solo, All sing Chorus, Vocal solo 2, All sing chorus, AB, Break, AB), Sally Gardens (Leah and Paul kick off, all join in on B, vocal solo, all play AB, vocal solo 2, all play AB), Road to Lisdonvarna & Swallowtail (AABB, pennywhistle solo, AABB, 5x’s Swallowtail). See you soon!
This week begins the back to school process with High School registration and Middle School Ports of Call. The MSOPA welcomes back orchestra students to a new school year, and also welcomes Mona Shores Alumn Mr. Nick Mosely as the new Middle School Orchestra Director. Mr. Mosely will be teaching Campbell and Lincoln Park 5th Grade Orchestra, 6th Grade Orchestra, & 8th Grade Orchestra.
Middle School: Ports of Call – Early Registration:
Tuesday, Aug. 19 – 6th grade
Wednesday, Aug. 20 – 7th/8th grade
9 am – noon ; 3 pm – 6 pm
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 4 pm – 6 pm
If you have more than one student, please bring them on the same day to save you time!
High School Registration Dates:
Thursday, August 21, 2014
8:00 – 10:30 am Sophomores (Last Names A-L)
1:00 – 3:30 pm Juniors & Seniors (Last Names A-L)
Friday, August 22, 2014
8:00 – 10:30 am Sophomores & Juniors (Last Names M-Z)
1:00 – 3:30 pm Seniors (Last Names M-Z)
Monday, August 25, 2014 9:00 am – 2:00 pm All Freshmen
Meet in Sailor Center
High School Fiddlers, next rehearsal is Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 7 PM – 8:30 PM at the MSHS Orchestra Room.
All current and prospective high school fiddlers are invited for food, fellowship and folk tune playing on Thursday, August 14, from 5 – 7 PM in the high school orchestra room. Please RSVP by sending an email toMrs. De Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org so that she can plan for the number of mouths for dinner.
Some of you may know that Mr. Samer Jeroudi has left Mona Shores. We thank Mr. Jeroudi for his years of service and wish him the best on his next endeavors.
Mrs. Kelly DeRose will assume the role of high school director this year along with working with the 7th grade orchestra. The selection process is underway to find our next Middle School director.
Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade orchestras for their performance on February 19 at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Associations District Seven Festival in Grand Haven. Each ensemble was judged in the categories of Tone, Intonation, Rhythm, Technique, and Interpretation on three prepared pieces, and also judged on their ability to sight read, playing a piece they had not seen before. Both groups earned an overall first division rating, meaning they had “A” grades in the categories mentioned . Great job Middle School Orchestra Students!