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All current New Trier High School Orchestra students should refer to this web site for upcoming events and assignments. It is  your responsibility to keep informed for your particular orchestra class via this website. Please check the website frequently for updates that may affect you.

Concert & Dress Rehearsal Information for…

On Friday, November 21st, we will present a very special and unique concert featuring the Martin Wind Quartet performing music from his recording "Turn Out The Stars" along with the New Trier Chamber Orchestra. The concert will open with New Trier's Jazz Ensemble 1 featuring members of the Martin Wind Quartet.

Martin Wind arranged music written or inspired by the iconic jazz pianist Bill Evans for his jazz quartet (tenor sax, piano, bass, drums) and chamber orchestra. The work was originally performed by the Mr. Wind's quartet and the Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana.

Please join us for this unique intersection of jazz and western classical music featuring our New Trier students and the renowned jazz musicians in Martin Wind's quartet.

All orchestras...
Assignment #1, the orchestra "acknowledgement signature form," is due Wednesday, September 17!

Music Major Forms are due Wednesday, September 17 (not required, only those choosing to do so).

for those choosing to do a MUSIC MAJOR Semester I...
part one...
those doing Project ONE, your solo selection and name of accompanist is due via email on the Friday one week before the end of the first quarter (October 24, 2014). What should appear within the body of the email should ONLY be the following in this order: Your Full Name, Title and Composer of Selection, Private Teacher Name, Accompanist Name.  Elements to consider for your solo performance: 1) The solo should be at an appropriate skill level and your private teacher should help you make the choice, 2) Your communication with the accompanist is crucial to the success of your performance experience. Once you have chosen your selection you must give a copy of the accompanist part to the accompanist. You must rehearse with your accompanist at least one week prior to the performance. 3) On the performance day, you must dress appropriately, that is Men should wear a Dress Shirt, Dress Slacks and Dress Shoes.  Women should wear a Dress Blouse, Dress Slacks or Dress Skirt and Dress Shoes. No Blue Jeans, No Flip-Flops.  Inappropriate dress will lower your final grade. 4) At the performance, introduce yourself, the name of the piece, the composer and the name of your accompanist.  At the conclusion of your performance, you must bow and smile.
those doing Project TWO, the first pre-approved concert review is due via email on the Friday one week before the end of the first quarter (October 24, 2014)
part two...
project ONE, your solo performance will be during class either on Thursday, January 15 or Friday, January 16, 2015
project TWO, the second pre-approved concert review is due by Friday, January 16, 2015

Concert Orchestra...
Assignment #2 is Due Monday, September 15. Click on "Concert" in the Orchestras Update box for details.