Decatur Strings

Special Intermediate Orchestra Rehearsal TONIGHT! 
In preparation for our Winter Concert next week, Talley and Fave Intermediate Orchestras will rehearse together tonight (Thursday, Jan 23) at 6:30 in the cafetorium of Renfroe Middle School. Parents and students should enter the building at the back of the school near the bus drop-off zone. Parents are invited to stay for the rehearsal and a short parent information session afterward. The entire rehearsal and info session should be over by 7:30.   


Beginning Orchestra  - Schedule Changes starting in January 2020

Next week, Beginning Orchestra students will come to class two mornings per week.  One class will be a full orchestra rehearsal and one will be a sectional rehearsal.  Here is the schedule at each school:

Fifth Avenue (FAVE) UES
Monday: Cellos/basses sectional / Orchestra Room - Mod#2 (Instructor: Emily Damrel)
Tuesday: Violins/ violas sectional / Orchestra Room - Mod#2 (Jessica Daniel)
Wednesday: Full Orchestra (all instruments) / Orchestra Room - Mod#2 (Emily Damrel)

Talley Street UES 
Monday: Full Orchestra (all instruments) / Music Room (Instructor: Jessica Daniel)
Wednesday: Violins - Group B sectional / Music Room (Jessica Daniel)
Thursday:  Violins - Group A / Music Room (Jessica Daniel) 
Thursday: Cellos/Bass/Violas sectional in the Art Room (Emily Damrel) Winter Concert


Combined Orchestras Winter Concert - Wednesday, January 29 @ 7:00 pm 
at the Renfroe Cafetorium

Our Winter Concert, featuring the combined Intermediate Orchestras from FAVE and Talley Street and the Renfroe Orchestra, will be held on Wednesday, January 29 @ 7:00 pm in the Renfroe Cafetorium.  All students should report to Renfroe at 6:00 pm for tuning and warm-up.

Concert Wear
Renfroe Orchestra will wear all black - black shirts or blouses and black pants or skirts. 

Fave and Talley students should wear a white shirt or blouse and black pants.   Black or brown shoes.


A NEW Resource to help your students practice at home!

We now subscribe to Essential Elements Interactive which will allow your student to enhance their practice experience at home.  To access Essential Elements Interactive at home, please go to https://www.essentialelementsinteractive.com.  Enter the activation code that can be found on the first inside page of your student's Essential Elements book. Once you log-on your student can access play-along tracks for every exercise in their book.