Welcome to the Harelson Orchestra 2020-2021

Harelson Orchestra
2020 – 2021
Mr. Toru Tagawa,  696-5797(@CDO), 696-5942(@Cross) ttagawa@amphi.com

Please sign up for Remind:
Beginning: 81010 text @harelbeg
Advanced: 81010 text  @harelad

Orchestra/Band Information Night via Zoom (school wide)
Thursday, August 27th 6pm-7pm
$10 Registration Fee, due 1st Day of Class, or given to the Harelson Office or Mrs. Brower with your registration.

Harelson Beginning Orchestra

Beginning Orchestra students are to have your instrument, and Essential Elements for Strings:Book 1 from a music store. If this is not possible, please contact Mr. Tagawa. We will start on September 8th, 2020 this year. 

Beginning Orchestra via Zoom (while not in person)
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:45pm-3:00pm

Advanced Orchestra via Zoom
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:45pm- 3pm

When in-person, we will meet at Cross Middle School, Room 502
Beginning Orchestra
Mondays and Wednesdays: 2:45pm-3:30pm 

I’ll meet all students behind the administration office and show them how to get to the orchestra room.  Parents are encouraged to come with us so you know where we are and to make sure we have everything we need that first day. Please know that I will be coming from Cross MS that ends at 2:40pm. When we are able to meet in person. 

When in person
Harelson Advanced Orchestra will meet
Tuesdays from 12:45pm – 1:30pm and
Thursdays from 2:45pm-3:30pm
Cross Middle School orchestra room (502).  

If you took the beginning string class last year, you will be in this class.  

Music Stores
Southwest Strings, https://www.swstrings.com/

17221 S. Cherrybell Strav

Instrumental Music Center, https://www.imc-az.com/

7063 E Speedway Blvd  Tucson, AZ 85710

Music and Arts Center https://www.musicarts.com/

8320 N. Thornydale Rd. Suite 150/170

Chicago Music Store https://chicagomusicstore.com/

45 S. 6th Avenue

Past Plan (You have the idea about the plan from the past).

May 6th (Wednesday), 2019, We will have a dress rehearsal at Harelson, Fun House from 2:45pm – 3:30pm.  This will be both Advanced and Beginning Orchestra students.

Advance: Sunburst https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10013209

Dos Fuegos: https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2472804

May 7th (Thursday), 2019, Location: Harelson Elementary School

12:30pm – Rehearsal for the Concert, Dress: School Clothes

1pm – Concert for the Harelson Elementary School Students

6pm – Come back to Harelson for Performance, Dress: Nice Clothes

6:30pm – Concert for Parents/Family

Thank you,

Toru Tagawa, ttagawa@amphi.com, https://cdoorchestra.wordpress.com/harelson/

February 27 (Thursday), 2020, Location: Canyon del Oro High School, 

Fine Arts Building: 25 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley. Fine Arts Building is located SW Corner of the Campus on Calle Concordia. Please park in the West parking lot. 

Dress: Nice Clothes

4:15pm – Elementary School Kids Arrive at CDO. Leave instrumental cases in the Band room, then to Stage with Music.

4:30pm -5:15pm, Rehearsal on Stage, after rehearsal, leave instruments on stage. 

5:15pm -5:45pm Eat dinner in the Orchestra Room or outside. (We are not allowed to eat in the Band Room) (Pizzas/Drinks provided for students by CDO Orchestra Booster Club, FYI) 

5:50pm- To the Stage, to be ready to perform

6pm Concert Starts: After performing, Elementary students are to sit in the audience with your instruments. Cellos: – put them in the Orchestra Pit.

Listen to Middle School, then Intermission (Please pack up your instrument, then come back to the auditorium then listen to High School Performances. Concert will finish around 7:20pm.

Beginning: Serenata, Frere Jacques, Boil’m Cabbage Down, French Folk Song

Advanced: Jazz in D, Wm. Tell Overture, Caribbean Festival

January 6, 2020

Jonathan Best, Music Gardner from Commusikey, leading the Harelson Orchestra students in improvisation, singing, drumming and more.

Harelson 1Harelson 2

Dear Parents/Family/Guardian of the Harelson Elementary School Orchestra

Info: Harelson Orchestra Letter 2019-2020

Online Registration – Sign Up

Beginning Orchestra: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:45pm – 3:30pm at Cross Middle School Room 502

Advanced Orchestra: Tuesdays (12:45pm – 1:30pm), and Thursdays, 2:45pm – 3:30pm at Cross Middle School Room 502.

Students are welcome to come into the Orchestra Class during Cross Middle School Orchestra’s 7th period. (ends at 2:40pm, or 12:40pm(Tue).

Please sign up for Remind, text

81010 @harelad (For Advanced Orchestra)

81010 @harelbeg (For Beginning Orchestra)

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