The School District of Greenville County and The Greenville County Youth Orchestras present the 2011 Middle School Orchestra Festival Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th Riverside High School 102 Pine Knoll Drive * Greenville, SC * 29609 The Middle School Orchestra Festival provides an exciting performing experience for seventh and eighth grade musicians. During the festival students will rehearse and perform with Guest Conductor Kory Vrieze. Mr. Vrieze is the band director at Riverside High School and Northwood Middle, where his energy and enthusiasm for music has made the Warrior band one of the top ensembles in the state. They will also receive coaching by GCSD band and orchestra directors and student members of GCYO’s Young Artist Orchestra, meet other student musicians from Greenville County, and hear GCYO’s Philharmonic in performance. Most importantly, they will experience the thrill of performing in a full symphony orchestra. Friends and family are invited to attend the concluding free concert at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 5th which will feature the Middle School Festival Orchestra and The Greenville County Youth Orchestras Philharmonic. The cost for participation in the MSOF is $10.00 per student and includes lunch on Saturday and snacks both Friday evening and Saturday. The participation fee is due at registration on Friday, November 4th. Please send cash or check payable to GCYO along with the permission slip below. The schedule for the Festival will be as follows: Friday, November 4th Saturday, November 5th • 6:00 Registration • 8:45 Arrive • 6:30 Rehearsal begins • 9:00 Rehearsal (sectionals) • 7:45 Break with refreshments • 10:15 Break • 8:10 Rehearsal • 10:30 Rehearsal • 9:00 End • 12:00 Lunch • 12:45 Rehearsal • 2:30 Break with refreshments • 4:00 Free Concert **Students must sign up to participate with their school band or orchestra teacher NO LATER than Wednesday, October 19th! By signing up, students are pledging their commitment to practice and prepare the music to the best of their ability! Please bring this form and payment to registration on Friday, November 4th The MIDDLE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL 2011 has my permission to attend the 2011 Middle School Orchestra Festival. The festival will be held at Riverside High School on Friday, November 4th, from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M. and Saturday, November 5th from 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. when the concluding concert will be held at Riverside Auditorium. I can be reached by cell or telephone at Parent or guardian name Parent or guardian signature Date 22nd ANNUAL MIDDLE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL Teacher Information Sheet The Middle School Orchestra Festival is a joint venture of the Greenville County School District After School Orchestras Program and the Greenville County Youth Orchestras Association. We are very pleased to announce our Guest Conductor Kory Vrieze. Mr. Vrieze is the band director at Riverside High School, where his energy and enthusiasm for music has made The Pride of Riverside band one of the top ensembles in the state. This year’s festival will be Friday, November 4th and Saturday November 5th and will be held at Riverside High School. The concluding concert will feature the MSOF Orchestra as well as the GCYO Sinfonia, under the direction of Brian Gencarelli. The cost for each student is $10 and is payable at registration on November 4th. TEACHERS, YOU DO NOT NEED TO COLLECT OR SEND MONEY IN ADVANCE. Please have each student complete the permission slip and bring it to registration with their $10 fee, cash or check made payable to GCYO. A teacher registration form will be sent out on e-mail where you will indicate how many students are participating and what parts they are playing. Save a copy to your computer, fill- in your student information and email it back to: GCYOPA@gmail.com no later than Wednesday, October 19th. If you have questions regarding the festival, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you any additional information you may need. Where do I get the music?? The music will be posted on the Strings Resource Page of the school district portal. To access the Strings Resource Page: Go to School District Portal, Click “Curriculum”, then click “Fine Arts”. The String Resource link is on the right side of the page, about ½ way down. Print out the scores and as many parts as you need. There are 4 titles: Egmont Overture Pit and the Pendulum Medieval Legend (Possible with Sinfonia) Simple Gifts /or Harry Pottery Theme—(has anyone all ready purchased this?) SHORT & SWEET: • Start talking about MSOF now with students and provide parent handout • Introduce the music as soon as it is available on the website and review with students attending the Festival • Submit your completed teacher registration form NO LATER THAN Wednesday 10/19 and email it to GCYOPA@gmail.com. • Remind students attending to bring permission slip and $10 on 11/4 MSOF is an excellent opportunity for your students to participate in an All-County Full Orchestra. Winds, brass and percussion players will be selected from the GCS band program. String teachers are encouraged to send balanced instrumentation representing your schools string program. We look forward to having your students with us for a great weekend!
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