Orchestra

Cassie Deck
Orchestra Teacher

MATERIALS

It is extremely important that your student bring these in order to make forward progress. These materials are required at EVERY Lesson/Rehearsal:

  1. Instrument
  2. Music/Book
  3. Folder/Binder
  4. Pencil

6th Graders will be working out of the Essential Technique Interactive (Book 3) this year.

 

RESOURCES

Student Handbook

Calendar of Events

MISSION STATEMENT

It is our goal to prepare each student for the appreciation and performance of music. They will learn music ranging from historically significant works to modern masterpieces. They will also develop their abilities as well-rounded musicians. Each student who has completed this program will be a competent musician with a strong knowledge of fundamentals, terminology, and technical ability. It is our goal to instill in them an appreciation of music that they will in turn pass on to those around them. All students will be rewarded for their hard work and dedication to the program, as well as being prepared to continue onward in the field of music.  

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Cassie Deck

Churchville Area Orchestras

cdeck@elmhurst205.org

630.617.2356 x3902

 

CHURCHVILLE CONCERT ORCHESTRAS

6th Grade Orchestra
This is the orchestra of 6th grade students that rehearses during the day at Sandburg. Students will also participate in a combined Tuesday morning rehearsal from 7:30-8:15 am with the 7th and 8th grade students. Students are expected to have a solid grasp on the essentials of technique from their previous two years of instruction. This ensemble expands on their previous knowledge, propelling them forward on their musical paths. 

7th/8th Grade Orchestra
This is the orchestra of 7th and 8th graders that rehearses during the day at Sandburg. Students will also participate in a combined Tuesday morning rehearsal from 7:30-8:15 am with the 6th grade students. Students should demonstrate a strong command of the fundamentals of musicianship, and also the appropriate level of responsibility and commitment that this group requires.

Technique Classes
This weekly lesson is the cornerstone of the orchestra program. Students are excused from class on either Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays on a rotating basis, so they will only be pulled from the same period once each month.  The schedules are available at the beginning of the year.