Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
The Solo and Ensemble Festival is an exciting opportunity to showcase our music scholar’s hard work and talent, and allows students to receive invaluable feedback on their playing from professional musicians.
The event is taking place at Kalles Junior High in Puyallup (501 7th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98372), and families will be responsible for the transportation and supervision of their child. Parking is available on both sides of Kalles Junior High, but please do not park in the Puyallup Foursquare Church parking lot. Once you arrive, Kalles music students will be there to assist, and Sequoyah students should proceed to our warmup classroom (room 237) to set up their instruments and prepare for their performance. I will also be at Kalles throughout the day should you need assistance.
Students should plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to their performance with music and instrument in hand! Performances should last no longer than 10 minutes, and students may choose to leave following their performance, or may stay to watch other performances taking place throughout the day. Students should dress as if performing in a concert – no t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, etc. The performance schedule is as follows:
Flute Duet I (Mia and Lily) – Room 149 – 11:10 AM (arrive by 10:40)
Flute Duet II (Renae and Dialla) – Room 149 – 11:20 AM (arrive by 10:50)
Brass Ensemble (Joseph, Tyler, Adrian, Ismail) – Room 108 Drama Room – 11:20 AM (arrive by 10:50)
String Ensemble (Adrienne, Chris, Richard, Te’Ja, Nikki, Landon, Hannah) – Room 147 Library – 1:50 PM (arrive by 1:20)
Cello Trio (Hannah, Sheridan, Dasha) – Room 140 – 2:20 PM (arrive by 1:50)
String Duet (Brandon and Aaron) – Room 140 – 2:30 PM (arrive by 2:00)
This is a fun opportunity for our scholars, and family/friends are encouraged to attend their child’s performance! Because our scholars are performing in small ensembles of two to four students, it is critically important that everyone attend their performance. These performances are a team effort, and if even one team member fails to attend, the ensemble will likely be unable to participate. Please make every effort to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the performance!
The group participation fee ($20 per each ensemble) has been distributed evenly amongst each group’s members. This fee has been charged to your child’s school account.
If you have any questions, please contact me at any time.
See you Saturday!
Chris Leslie, Director of Bands and Orchestra
Sequoyah Middle School