October 29, 2019

Hi everybody,

Our next rehearsal (Saturday, November 2) is only 8 days before our concert!! So, this is the homestretch, and this is where we bring our focus to the max.

Be a good team player and PRACTICE!!

Rehearsal plan for Saturday, November 2


  • Tutti:...

October 22, 2019

Hi everybody,

A very special treat coming up this Saturday: during the last 30 minutes of rehearsal, we will host a mini-recital by Raphaël Feuillâtre, an international rising star of classical guitar. Mr. Feuillâtre comes to us thanks to the generosity of the PSU Guita...

October 15, 2019

Hi everybody,

We are done with sectionals for this term, and we have several special guests this Saturday (Oct 19). Details below.

Rehearsal plan for Saturday, October 19


  • Tutti: Beethoven, movements 3 and 4

- break -

  • 11:00am-11:30am: Wieniawski Vio...

October 3, 2019

Rehearsal plan for Saturday, October 12

9:30am-10:45am: Sectionals

  • Strings and woodwinds: Beethoven, movements 1 and 2

  • Brass and percussion: Tower and Kaminsky 

- break -

11:00am-12:30pm: Beethoven with Carlos Kalmar! (tutti, movements 1 and 2)

Short films!


September 24, 2019

Sectional + full orchestra rehearsal plan for 9/28

9:30am-10:45am: Sectionals

- Woodwinds (separate sections, each with a coach): Beethoven (movs 1 & 3)

- Brass (all together): Tower (all-brass ensemble, blend)

- Strings: Beethoven (movs 1 & 3)

11:00am-12:30pm: Full Orchest...

September 18, 2019

Hi all,

Please grab your Golijov part and spend 15 minutes watching this video. It will answer many of your questions.

We'll discuss on Saturday, and if there are any questions remaining, we will schedule a Skype call with the "criers."

We'll begin work on Tchaikovsky thi...

September 18, 2019

Practice parts

Available here.

We will have hard copies for everybody tomorrow.

Note for flutes: 1st flute will play the part from Lee's reduction. 2nd and 3rd flutes will play from the original Tchaikovsky parts. 

Orchestra Roster

Violin 1

Guest Professional Mentor - princ...

September 17, 2019

Sectional + full orchestra rehearsal plan for 9/21

This coming Saturday is our first day of sectional rehearsals. (For those of you who are new to the orchestra: most concert terms we have 3 weeks of sectionals. We invite guest coaches from the Oregon Symphony and other...

September 4, 2019

Hi everybody, 

Before you click below, a word about my philosophy behind my seating assignments:

My seating rosters are NOT rankings. I'm looking for balanced sections and rotation of leadership. This year we have a VERY strong orchestra. You have earned yourself a place...

September 4, 2019

Regular rehearsals

Saturdays at Roseway Heights Middle School from 1:10pm to 2:50pm

(No rehearsal on: Sep 7, Nov 30, Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 4, March 21, March 28)

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