Newsletter (November 2016)

Hello Orchestra Family,

I’m back!!! I had a blast at home with my new baby and wife. It was the best lack of sleep I’ve ever had! But now I’m back! Back just in time for our 6th grade field trip, ILMEA, and gearing up for the Holiday / Pops Concert. Here are some pictures of the little squirt!

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Upcoming Events

  • Nov 5) ILMEA Festival
  • Nov 10) University of Illinois Orchestra Clinic
  • Nov 21) Solo & Ensemble Registration Deadline
  • Dec 2) Prima Musica Perform @ Prelude Orchestra Concert
  • Dec 19) Holiday / Pops Concert
  • Dec 20) BOC Assembly
  • Jan 13) MSN Talent Show
  • Feb 22) MSN Bistro Nite
  • Feb 25) Solo & Ensemble Contest

ILMEA Festival (Nov 5)

What is the ILMEA Festival?

Congratulations to Annette S., Jora P., and Lynette S. for being accepted into the ILMEA Festival Orchestra! Good luck as they perform with other esteemed performers from all around Northern Illinois!

U of I Orchestra Clinic (Nov 10)
6th grade only

Mr. Polomchak conducting the Lake Zurich Combined Intermezzo Orchestra.

Mr. Polomchak conducting the Lake Zurich Combined Intermezzo Orchestra.

What is the University of Illinois Orchestra Clinic?

  • 7:20 AM) Arrive to Orchestra Room (do not attend 1st period)
  • 7:30 AM) Load Bus and Depart MSN
  • Dressed in Orchestra Polo, Black Slacks/Skirt, Dress Shoes/Socks/Hose.
  • Combine with MSS Orchestra.

Registration Deadline for S&E Contest (Nov 21)

What is Solo & Ensemble Contest?

  • Students are gearing up to participate in the annual Solo & Ensemble Contest! It’s a great opportunity to perform in a small setting as a soloist or as a member of a small ensemble (generally, 2-4 students).
  • Solo & Ensemble Performance will be on February 25, 2017.
  • LZMSN will be hosting! We will need many, many volunteers to make sure the event runs smoothly. Let me know if you are available for working a shift for various duties.
  • More information will be shared during rehearsals and sectionals.

Prima Musica Ensemble Perform w/ Prelude Orchestra (Dec 2)

  • The Prima Musica Ensemble will be performing alongside MSS Silly Strings as the post-concert entertainment in the lobby of the High School Performing Arts Center (PAC).
  • Specific details to come soon.

Holiday / Pops Concert (Dec 19)

What is the Holiday / Pops Concert?

  • Every year, near the Holiday season, the orchestras perform Holiday and Pop (rock, jazz, fiddle) music.
  • Attire: Holiday Sweater or Orchestra Polo, dress slacks/skirt, dress shoes.

MSN Talent Show (Jan 13)

  • The MSN Variety show is looking for performers! They asked me to pass on information to you. If you would like to participate, more information can be found on the talent show flyer.
  • Sign up to perform at MSN Talent Show Signup.

MSN Bistro Nite (Feb 22)

What is Bistro Nite?

Solo & Ensemble Contest (Feb 25)

Prima Musica performing at S&E Contest in 2014 (photo by M. Gilbert)

Prima Musica performing at S&E Contest in 2014 (photo by M. Gilbert)

What is Solo & Ensemble Contest? 

  • Required for all 7th & 8th graders, strongly recommended for all 6th graders.
  • LZMSN will be hosting! We will need many, many volunteers to make sure the event runs smoothly. Let me know if you are available for working a shift for various duties.