Hello String Players!!!  

1. PWCS All-County Audition: December audition music is "Hopak" plus two scales, one major and one melodic minor. Music is posted on class pages/class files/all-county. Practice videos of Hopak and the scales will are on flipgrid. code is: allcountyaudition

2. Regional Orchestra Audition is September 26: Music is posted in class pages, class files/regional orchestra.  The music is "The Sprint"  and two scales one major and one melodic minor.  Flipgridcode for practice videos is  regional2020

All bows should be re-haired this summer. The hair wears out after much use and it won't hold rosin any more plus it becomes slippery.

Strings should be replaced yearly. 
V/VA-Recommend Prelude for steel strings and Dominant for aluminum [softer and warmer tone} Pirastro {{softer and warmer tone}
Cello strings- Prelude for steel strings or Larsen for a better, warmer tone

Books needed for fall:
Incoming 6th graders:  Measures of Success book one [for your instrument]
7th graders: Artistry for strings book 1 (bright green) [order for your instrument]
8th graders: Artistry for strings book 2 (red) and Essential Techniques for Strings (dark green) [order for your instrument]

Everyone needs their own rosin for home AND school use.
Every string player will have a locker in the orchestra room to keep their rosin/music/instrument case in. Please label with your name on all parts.

all Violin and Viola players will need their own shoulder pad:
-6th grade- sponge
-7th & 8th grade: Kun Super should Pad for your instrument size [written inside the instrument if you don't know for sure]

All cello and Bass players need a rock stop. 
Cellos- recommend a chair strap not the rubber disk that slides
Basses- silicone disk or rubber disk if you can't find silicone

Instrument rental will occur in the fall. All cello players and bass players will have an instrument to take home AND one for school.  

Playalong Tracks made by Sam Runolfson:

1. Fight song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoLgdgC9D_4&fbclid=IwAR0GpYfp8RsePhLQJ-WMBBxkxhEw_V92l34CGYBN5lioBIXeEzxKAhKqVXw

2. Oats & Peans & Beans Playalong. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajrd1EyNHEM&fbclid=IwAR1yX2vn-q7lRZzhfMrbLciuvUzYobqYffuYsynGNM6GBp2UvCIL7vxRpqg

3. Dancing Queen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7CZyKfHHFo&fbclid=IwAR3erdWYvclzuq1kNqBWwV5DhoyAweFAEoyAAvsO1wHB5MwIujK4HbERuuY

4. 500 Miles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9xcBn7tPOU&fbclid=IwAR17MTvl2TwCxdNP6Phgo-3p4g7JiaWUBL6miMlCvEKADrBUzTA7pohWxe8

5. I Love Rock & Roll. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UI87hLobrU&fbclid=IwAR0mwwAfLS794JnXRTPGGoOCpb6J7oANAhpOTybMEaAsaILGKi16hrjfEJY

6. Eye of the Tiger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzVP0SdVXO8&fbclid=IwAR1XEBrIZ6gpvxaqtmXYJJJWweThGRitbGxpv1Z-n_USCleJHFCZ_FTtxFI

7. Mega Man, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPbASav8DGs&fbclid=IwAR1KDekjvWuCMs3zJHUVIx4m9EnK3cq4kP5Gtdif1rcQ2SnEuZYbOuULkmg
8. Jurassic Park. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHp8qU55S10&fbclid=IwAR3rjuacm5v7Ez_Lmm5_rvFqbFDNKDa29m2dWx9UAoVURVMEJPxumjXK2Eg

9. Dance to the beginning strings play along open strings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOs2O7A_fm0&fbclid=IwAR2k1zz-eWTak2dSR8R_fIdh1XuWWVQpozvJ5PFK6-Vs5QdW8AxKgk10CU0

10. Star Warshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tmsoNLhs4A&fbclid=IwAR0ea0F2BWTAG6qVvs2-X4J6vH3hokK7ov0fBVeZLPpeVFSv6x8H_ooUw3U