EXPERIENCE RAMSEY ORCHESTRA

This page for specifically for current orchestra students enrolled that need any information such as materials, documents, resources for developing music reading and string pedagogy. Practice every day and see what you'll be able to do next!

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OUR ORCHESTRAS!

6TH GRADE ORCHESTRA
-3RD PERIOD-ALL-YEAR PERFORMANCE CLASS
-4TH PERIOD-12 WEEK ROTATIONS

Where it all begins!

We will start the year learning rhythm, pitches, music theory, and about our instruments. You will need to be sized for your instrument and we will have limited number of each instrument due to ensure we have a full string orchestra when we get back in the classroom. Be sure to have a first choice instrument and second choice!

The 4th period rotation class if for students who would like to try orchestra but it is more of a "second option" elective. At the end of the 12 weeks, students will have the option to transition into a new 4th period class OR join our year long 3rd period performance class!

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7TH GRADE ORCHESTRA

Only the Best Year

After almost a full year of NTI and separate rehearsals, this class will FINALLY be able to perform as an ensemble! They have never performed a concert so I'm looking forward to see what this group will accomplish this year!

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8TH GRADE ORCHESTRA

Last Stepping Stone before High School

We will start the year finishing Essential Elements Book 2 and beginning Book 3 after in the winter. This group has not performed together since getting distinguished at district assessment in 6th grade. I'm so excited to have them all back together, making music while they still can! This year is your chance to take every opportunity; every chance to make yourself better before high school!

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RESOURCES

Available for Download

Everything you need for class will be here! Sheet music, worksheets, progressive exercises you can do at home!

RO HANDBOOK

JCPS INSTRUMENT AGREEMENT RENTAL FORM

JCPS FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIP

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METHOD BOOKS FOR CLASS

Where the Fundamentals Begin

These are the method book series we use in class. Even if we cannot play in person at the moment, we can still individually perfect our abilities at home. School owned books can start falling apart over time; if you would like to purchase your own set of books to have and practice at home, do it if you can! Begin your journey with your method book at any of the following sites:

  • Amazon

  • Ebay

  • Any local music shop

The goal for each year is to have this book completed by the end of the year, as a class. 

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6TH GRADE

Book 1

7TH GRADE

Book 2

8TH GRADE

Book 3