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    Welcome to Jackson Middle School Orchestra!!

     

    Playing a musical instrument is great for your brain!  Studies upon studies agree that playing a musical instrument makes connections between math, reading and emotions which make you learn faster and become a problem solver.  Not only that, but music is fun!  We have orchestra students from all grade: 6, 7 and 8 at Jackson Middle School.  I have been teaching orchestra for over 20 years, and my main instrument is the violin, but I can play all of them: violin, viola, cello and bass.  I love teaching orchestra students how to play and become great musicians.  With a little work and a great attitude we can make it happen together!

    Below is the concert schedule for all grades.  Rehearsal schedules will be sent home with students or emailed at least 2 weeks prior to the concert.  Concert attire for 6th and 8th graders= Black pants/long skirt and White shirt.  Concert attire for 7th graders= Black pants/long skirt and Blue shirt.

    Concert Schedule:

    Orchestra 2019

    When are my performances?

     

    8th Grade

    October 22, 2019                    CPHS “side by side” - 7:30 p.m. (rehearsal on October 15, 3:15-4:30)

    December 17, 2019                Winter Concert – 7:00 at JMS (rehearsal on December 10, 3:15-4:30)

    March 31, 2020                       String Fling- CPHS, 7:30 p.m

    TBD                                        8th grade festival- CPHS during the day field trip

    June 4, 2020                           Pops Concert – 7:30 at CPHS

     

    7th Grade -

    December 5, 2019                 Winter Concert – 7:00 at JMS (rehearsal November 20, 3:15-5:05)

    March 31,  2020                     String Fling, CPHS- 7:30 p.m.

     May 12, 20120                      Spring Concert – 7:00 at JMS (Rehearsal May 5, 3:15-4:30)

     

    6th Grade -      

    September 9, 2019                Instrument Display Open House at JMS cafe 4:00-7:00 

     

     January 21, 2020                 Winter Concert –

                                                  Orchestra 1 @ 6:30 and Orchestra 2 @ 7:45 at JMS

                                                  (Rehearsal for Orch 1- January 15, 3:15-5:05)  (Rehearsal for Orch 2- January 16, 3:15-5:05)

    March 31, 2020                     String Fling, CPHS- 7:30 p.m.  (no after school rehearsal for this concert only)    

                         

     May 19, 2020                      Spring Concert – 

                                                 Orchestra 1 @ 6:30 and Orchestra 2 @ 7:45 at JMS

                                                 (Rehearsal for Orch 1- May 11, 3:15-5:05)  (Rehearsal for Orch 2- May 14, 3:15-5:05)

     

     

     

     

     
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    Johnna Lawrence
    6th, 7th and 8th grade Orchestra
    Jackson Middle School
    6000 109th Ave.      
    Champlin Minnesota 55316
    johnna.lawrence@ahschools.us
    763-506-3955
     
  • Teaching Schedule:
     
      Day 1   Day 2
     Period 1      prep prep
     Period 2 8th grade orchestra  8th grade orchestra 
     Period 3 7th grade orchestra    7th grade orchestra
     Period 4 8th grade orchestra  8th grade orchestra 
     Period 5 7th grade orchestra 6th grade orchestra
     Period 6 prep prep 
     Period 7 6th grade orchestra      6th grade orchestra