Our Spring Concert is right around the corner on May 17th in the Crockett PAC at 7pm. It is a very busy time of year, so instead of having extra rehearsals to combine orchestras, I decided to keep the classes separate and not take too much time outside of class to learn the music.
We will be performing three pieces. The first, Moonlight Tango by Richard Meyer, is one you might remember from middle school. I chose this piece purposefully because so many students already know the tune. We will be performing this piece entirely in 3rd position (and 4th for cello/bass). Knowing the piece helps with intonation and position fluency.
The second piece, Night Shift also by Meyer, has many position changes on each instrument of the orchestra. This will help students practice smooth shifting. The last piece is Pony Polka.
The Recital orchestra students are playing Black and White Rag, Float On, and Concerto Barocco for Guitar and string quartet.