Winter Greetings from WES Orchestra!
Greetings from Mr. Velsey:
Well, a bit of spring has made its way to our area and we've been getting a taste of lovely weather. With that comes the excitement of getting ready for our spring performance, still 3 months off!
Copies of the new, yellow Schedule were put in Friday folders. Please go over the dates with your child so he/she is prepared on their lesson days and can receive a grade for participation. For more information on grades, please visit the Grading System page.
Solo and Ensemble Festival is happening on Saturday, April 21st this year at Mt. Hebron H.S. Letters and registration forms are available here.
Schedules are posted on this website. Hover over the "More" tab and select "Schedules." You can download a PDF copy of the schedule by scrolling to the bottom of the schedules page.
Does your 4th or 5th grader feel like he/she is falling behind in orchestra? Weekly "extra help sessions" are available and can be found in the new schedule. 4th and 5th graders wishing to participate may sign up with me 2 days prior to each session.
Please make sure your child comes prepared to all orchestra classes by having their instrument, all music and accessories.
Should you wish to reach me, my contact information is:
410-313-5014 (Waterloo main office phone)
Congratulations for choosing music and starting on a great journey! Studies have shown that participating in music increases our cognitive and memory skills and gives us a "whole brain" experience, since it involves using both sides of the brain. Music can also be a nice way to take a break or unplug from our busy lives and let our imaginations soar!