Animated Violin and Notes

Orchestra Rehearsal Expectations

Animated Violin and Notes

1.  Enter the orchestra room quietly and in an orderly fashion.

2.  Be in your seat with all of your materials, ready to learn, when the tardy
     bell rings.

3.  Place case beside the chair.

4.  Sit quietly in your chair while the teacher is tuning the instruments.  The
     teacher will come to your chair to tune your instrument.  Try to listen to
     the pitches your teacher plays because someday you will be tuning your
     own instrument.

5.  Always have a pencil in your case (sharpened).

6.  ABSOLUTELY NO GUM OR FOOD WILL BE TOLERATED IN THE
     ORCHESTRA ROOM.

7.  Personal grooming is a private matter and should not be done during
     orchestra rehearsal.  Make-up, brushes, non-orchestra related materials
     will be taken up and turned into the main office if used during class. 

8.  Students should use the restroom between classes. DO NOT ASK TO
     LEAVE THE ROOM DURING CLASS.

9.  Talking is not acceptable during instruction or playing.  Remember that
      it is very difficult for the director to give directions with extra talking
      taking place.  There will be an appropriate time for questions.

10.Playing or plucking during tuning and instructions is inappropriate and
     can not be tolerated as it interferes with teaching and with the learning
     of others.  Orchestra is an aural activity and students must be able to 
     listen in order to play in tune, with a good sound and in order to make
     improvements. 

11. Students must bring all music to their stand each day.

12. Take care of the instrument you use.

13. You will maintain respect for yourself, your friends and your director at
       all times. 

14. Remember that our goal is to learn as much as we can about music
       and our instruments, enjoying music for the whole class period.

15. ORCHESTRA IS A TEAM EFFORT AND IT REQUIRES EVERYONE
      COOPERATING AND LISTENING AT ALL TIMES TO BE
      SUCCESSFUL!!

GOOD ATTITUDE + EFFORT = ACHIEVEMENT

Garner Expectations

1.    Come to class prepared and on time.

2.    Respect the rights and property of all other people

3.    Follow class procedures.

4.    Stay on task and follow teachers instructions.

5.    Use time wisely.

6.    Follow all school rules.

7.    Accept the consequences of your behavior.

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