Newsletter (October 2017)

Upcoming Events

DATE EVENT NOTES
Thursday, Oct 5 Ork Bjord First Meeting The orchestra leadership group is meeting for the first time after school. Help make orchestra awesome!
Thursday, Oct 26 Orchestra Concert Our first concert of the year! 7 PM @ MSN Cafeteria
Saturday, Nov 4 ILMEA Festival Optional Event. Wauconda HS. All Day. Read more information at the ILMEA Festival page.
Wednesday, Nov 15 U of I Orchestra Clinic Orchestra Field Trip to Niles West HS. 6th Grade Orchestra only. Perform with MSS.

Ork Bjord

Orchestra students are invited to participate in the orchestra leadership group that helps make orchestra awesome! The Orchestra Board (“Ork Bjord“) is made up of volunteer orchestra students who work together to help plan events,  come up with ideas on how to motivate their fellow musicians to do their best, and keep the orchestra room organized.

Ork Bjord meets semi-regularly after school, usually on Thursdays, and we are done in time to make the late bus at 3:15. On and around concert days, members stay after school to help set-up and make last minute preparations.

Halloween Concert!

The orchestra’s first concert of the year will be on Thursday, October 26 at 7 PM. Performers have been working hard on new music since the first few days of school and we’re excited to share with you our music!

Attire

Intermezzo Orchestra performing at the Halloween Concert

Students are invited to wear Halloween costumes or Halloween spirit – otherwise, students should wear their orchestra polo and/or black. However, you costume cannot affect your playing ability in any way. For instance, if the costume has a hat or sunglasses you should take off the hat and or sunglasses before you are about to play. Always remember , your performance is the most important.

Concert Reminders

  • Students arrive to orchestra room at 6:15 PM to tune, warm-up, prepare, etc.
  • Food / Juice delivered to the back tables prior to the concert. Usually, a parent helper simply takes control to spread out the treats and fill cups with juice, etc.
  • Students are invited to wear Halloween costumes or Halloween spirit – otherwise, students should wear their orchestra polo and/or black. However, you costume cannot affect your playing ability in any way. For instance, if the costume has a hat or sunglasses you should take off the hat and or sunglasses before you are about to play. Always remember , your performance is the most important.

Read more about the concert at our event page!

ILMEA Festival

Congratulations to all of the students that auditioned to participate in the annual ILMEA Festival. There were over 300 students that auditioned and only about a third were accepted. Congratulations to Nathan (viola) & Grace (violin 2) for being accepted to perform at the festival.

The festival will be held on Saturday, November 4 at Wauconda HS. Read more and up to date information at the event page.

University of Illinois Orchestra Clinic

Mr. Polomchak conducting the Lake Zurich Combined Intermezzo Orchestra.

Every year, the Intermezzo Orchestra (6th grade) participates in the University of Illinois Orchestra Consortium held at Niles West High School in Skokie, IL. These students perform for two esteemed professors from the University as well as receive a post-performance rehearsal clinic. Students will be performing three musical selections with the students in the Intermezzo Orchestra from Middle School South. The orchestra will be quite large with over 60-70 members performing!

Field Trip forms will be sent home within the next few weeks. If you are interested in chaperoning, let Mr. Broach know at riley.broach@lz95.org.

Read more up to date information at the event page.