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Friday, May 29, 2020

End of Year Orchestra Check Out Sheet

Please see the attached check list to ensure that you complete all necessary tasks for orchestra while in the building next week.  All students should be in the building ONLY on the day and time assigned to them by the administration to clear out lockers etc. and should include this checklist in the music department as part of that process. Don't forget that students are expected to wear face masks, social distance at all times, and complete all tasks in the building as quickly as possible.   Please contact Mrs. Siebenthal immediately with any questions. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Summer Music Opportunities

As COVID-19 continues to inspire creativity and people work to find alternatives to things that have been done in the past, the NCHS orchestra program is really excited to present some great opportunities for music this summer.  Students are HIGHLY encouraged to take advantage of at least one of these activities!  Illinois Wesleyan and the University of Missouri - St. Louis are both offering a FREE summer music camp experience, while ISU is offering a session of private lessons for a reasonable fee.  All activities are done online, via Zoom, etc.  Please click on the links below for more information and registration.  Let Mrs. Siebenthal know if there is anything she can do to be of assistance.  

University of Missouri St. Louis (June 1-5 FREE FREE FREE!)  https://music.umsl.edu/summercamps/string-camp.html     

ISU String Project (June 22 - Aug 2)   https://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/music-communityschool/     

IWU Illinois Chamber Music Festival (July 20-25 FREE FREE FREE)  

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Join Us Now for the 2020 NCHS Orchestra Awards Night and Senior Recognition

The Siebenthal family is on the couch waiting for you to join us for the 2020 NCHS Orchestra Awards Night and Senior Recognition!  Use the links below to download the video from Google Drive, or watch via YouTube.  And a special shout out to all of the parent volunteers who delivered senior gifts in the monsoon today - you guys are amazing!!!  Thanks so much for helping us make this day a little brighter for our seniors!



Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Orchestra Awards and Senior Recognition

Tune in here on the orchestra blog at 7 pm, Thursday May 14th for access to the NCHS Orchestra Awards Night and Senior Recognition (www.nchsorchestras.org).  We will post links and details at that time. The awards will also be posted on all Google Classrooms at the same time in the hopes we may be able to thwart technology if something goes wrong...  Let's watch together even though we are apart and show solidarity for our seniors - GO IRON! 

Saturday, May 9, 2020

2020 NCHS Orchestra Awards Night & Senior Recognition

In lieu of our spring concert this year, the orchestra program will be presenting our awards and senior recognition on Thursday night, May 14th @ 7:00 pm.  A video will be pushed out at that time so that we might all watch it together and support one another, even though we still remain apart.  The end-of-the-year award winners will be announced and our seniors will be recognized. More details as to how this will be posted will become available this week as we work to figure out the best implementation.  Please plan on joining us May 14th @ 7 pm as we celebrate our music making this year together.