SUMMER MUSIC INFO & CHALLENGE

 


CLICK HERE For a copy of the Summer Letter, Class Roster & Music 
(This has the links to all of the audio files and a digital copy of the sheet music)


 

The summer music in the link above will be our initial playing test for all students in the second week of school.  

 

For the possibility of moving up an orchestra level:

All students challenge with their current level music

(ex. Orch 2 plays Orch 2 summer excerpt to tryout for an Orch 3 spot)

June - July:


Hello orchestra students and families! Hopefully, you have had a great summer so far! We are very excited to announce that we are having our first orchestra camp. This camp (free of charge) is for all orchestra majors and it is also how we are doing summer challenges (playing the excerpts below for us live). 

If you are not in Las Vegas during orchestra camp, then have your parent/guardian email us to get the video link and instructions. ( mcallen@nv.ccsd.net & sprinlr@nv.ccsd.net). These videos are due Sunday at midnight (July 25th) and we will watch/grade them with the live students during our Camp.

 

Orchestra Camp!

 

  • July 26-28

  • Challenges (optional) for those who would like to.

  • Tux fittings and Dress fittings (new dress for 2021+)

  • Tours of our school and performance venues for all new students

  • First rehearsals of our “Fall Concert” pieces

  • Meet and greet other orchestra majors

 

Monday, July 26th, 2021 - New to LVA last year and this year - All Orchestras

  •  
  • 7:00-8:00am Orch Presidents meet to help set up

  • 7:30-7:45 Snacks provided by CCSD

  • 8:00-8:45 Registration/Welcome/Assign lockers

  • 8:45-9:00 Meet our staff (Teachers/Secretary/Coaches/Orch Council)

  • 9:00-10:00 Tune/warm-up drills/Scales (bring your scale book)

  • 10:00-11:00 Lunch - Provided by Orchestra

  • 11:00 - 1:00 Tux fittings for those who need one (or who need a new one)

  • 11:00-12:00 Meet Coaches/split into sectionals/Start Challenges

  • 12:00-1:00 Challenges Continued

 

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 - Orchestra 1, 2 & 3

  • 7:00 am -        Challenges Continued

  • 7:00-7:45 am 03 Challenges

  • 7:30-7:45 Snacks provided by CCSD

  • 7:45-8:00 03 Arrives and warm-up (Orchestra room)

  • 8:00-9:30 Orchestra 3 Rehearsal (Orchestra room)

  • 9:15-9:30 02 Arrives and warm-up (Sunset)

  • 9:30-11:00 Orchestra 2 Rehearsal (Orchestra room)

  • 11:00-11:30 Break

  • 11:15-11:30 01 Arrives and warm-up (Sunset)

  • 11:30-1:00 Orchestra 1 Rehearsal (Orchestra room)

 

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 - Orchestra 4 only (Midwest first rehearsal)

  • 7:30-7:45 Snacks provided by CCSD 

  • 7:45-7:55 04 Arrives and warm-up

  • 8:00-10:00 Orchestra 4 rehearsal

  • 10:00-10:15 Break

  • 10:15-11:30 Sectionals with Coaches


 

All students challenge with their current level music

(ex. Orch 2 plays Orch 2 summer excerpt to tryout for an Orch 3 spot)

 

The summer packet of music will be our initial playing test for all students in the second week of school.  If a student withdraws over the summer in the next higher orchestra for your instrument and you would like to compete for this opening (only a few students could move up).

 

June - July:

  • Practice all of your summer excerpts, starting at slow tempos and working your way to the metronome tempo listed.

  • Practice the listed scales at quarter note = 60.

  • If you are a current LVA student and didn't get at least 13/20 points on memory in your May jury, then finish memorizing.

 

On July 18th:

  • Check our webpage to get the excerpts/scale to challenge.

 

Orchestra 1 Scale & Excerpts:

Violins

  1. B Harmonic Minor Scale (Quarter note = 60)

  2. Overture To Alcina Vln 1 m. 35-62 @ Quarter = 88

  3. “Autumn” From The Four Seasons m. 1-29 @ Quarter = 126, All Solo passages

  4. Capriccio Italien Vln 1 & Vln 2 m. 126-154 @ Quarter = 120

 

Violas

  1. F Harmonic Minor Scale (Quarter note = 60)

  2. Overture To Alcina m. 20-43 @ Quarter = 88, 

  3. “Autumn” From The Four Seasons m. 1-29 @ Quarter = 126

  4. Capriccio Italien m. 133-152 @ Quarter = 120

 

Cellos

  1. F Harmonic Minor Scale (Quarter note = 60)

  2. Overture To Alcina  m. 21-51 @ Quarter = 88

  3. “Autumn” From The Four Seasons m. 1-29 @ Quarter = 126, All Solo passages

  4. Capriccio Italien m. 133-152 @ Quarter = 120

 

Basses

  1. G# Harmonic Minor Scale (Quarter note = 60)

  2. Overture To Alcina  m. 21-51 @ Quarter = 88

  3. “Autumn” From The Four Seasons m. 1-29 @ Quarter = 126

  4. Capriccio Italien m. 123-126, and m. 147-162 @ Quarter = 120


 

Orchestra 2 Scale & Excerpts:

Violins

  1. B Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60 

  2. Fasch Symphony  m. 31-56 @ Dotted Quarter = 72

  3. Palmetto Suite, mvt 1, m. 19-43 @ Quarter = 100

  4. Palmetto Suite, mvt 3, m. 19-43 @ Dotted Quarter = 76

  5. Palmetto Suite, mvt 3, m. 73-87 @ Dotted Quarter = 60

 

Violas

  1. F Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60

  2. Fasch Symphony  m. 31-56 @ Dotted Quarter = 72

  3. Palmetto Suite, mvt 1, m. 19-43 @ Quarter = 100

  4. Palmetto Suite, mvt 3, m. 19-43 @ Dotted Quarter = 76

  5. Palmetto Suite, mvt 3, m. 73-87 @ Dotted Quarter = 60

 

Cellos

  1. F Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60

  2. Fasch Symphony  m. 31-56 @ Dotted Quarter = 72

  3. Palmetto Suite, mvt 1, m. 19-43 @ Quarter = 100

  4. Palmetto Suite, mvt 3, m. 19-43 @ Dotted Quarter = 76

  5. Palmetto Suite, mvt 3, m. 73-87 @ Dotted Quarter = 60

 

Basses

  1. G# Harmonic Minor Scale @ Quarter note = 60

  2. Fasch Symphony  m. 31-56 @ Dotted Quarter = 72

  3. Palmetto Suite, mvt 1, m. 19-43 @ Quarter = 100

  4. Palmetto Suite, mvt 3, m. 19-43 @ Dotted Quarter = 76

  5. Palmetto Suite, mvt 3, m. 73-87 @ Dotted Quarter = 60

 

Orchestra 3 Scale & Excerpts:

Violins

  1. B Harmonic Minor Scale (Quarter note = 60) 

  2. Warrior Legacy m. 91-106 @ Quarter = 116

  3. Toccata m. 47-91 (no metronome since there are so many tempo changes)

  4. Frank Sonata m. 124-169 @ Half note = 80

 

Violas

  1. F Harmonic Minor Scale (Quarter note = 60)

  2. Warrior Legacy m. 13-22 @ Quarter = 92

  3. Toccata m. 21-49 @ Quarter = 104

  4. Frank Sonata m. 73-118 @ Half note = 80 (New spot since the last page was missing in the summer music folder)

 

Cellos

  1. F Harmonic Minor Scale (Quarter note = 60)

  2. Warrior Legacy m. 72-87 @ Quarter = 116

  3. Toccata m. 26-53 @ Quarter = 104

  4. Frank Sonata m. 124-169 @ Half note = 80

 

Basses

  1. G# Harmonic Minor Scale (Quarter note = 60) 

  2. Warrior Legacy m. 72-87 @ Quarter = 116

  3. Toccata m. 26-53 @ Quarter = 104

  4. Frank Sonata m. 124-169 @ Half note = 80

 

Practice these excerpts and plan on playing them for us live on July 26th or 27th 



 

     Thank you,

 

          Eric McAllister & Lindsey Springer

               - Directors

 

If there are any problems, email Mr. McAllister at mcallen@nv.ccsd.net  and Mrs. Springer at sprinlr@nv.ccsd.net

 

 

    Thank you,

Eric McAllister & Lindsey Springer

- Directors