Welcome to the HEB Elementary Honor Orchestra home page! The HEB Elementary Honor Orchestra is designed to provide a weekly orchestra experience for Suzuki students in the HEB school district who were chosen through an audition process. Through their training and hard work at rehearsals the students will learn: correct rehearsal procedures; to read music more easily; both to work as a team and to be a leader; to polish pieces for performances; and to present polished performances. The Honor Orchestra has performed at the National Suzuki Association Leadership Training Meeting; Majestic Theater; Texas Music Educators Convention; and at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
The conductor of the Elementary Honor Orchestra is Vincent Pugh. Mr. Pugh is the Suzuki teacher at Bellaire Elementary and has conducted orchestras and honor orchestras in Kansas City, San Antonio, Austin and Arlington. Mr. Pugh really enjoys conducting youth orchestras and thinks one of the most exciting things in the world is to listen to young people perform with energy.
Auditions were held on September 16th and 17th and congratulations goes to all students who were selected. I am looking forward to working with you on some wonderful and challenging music this year!
For October 30 - Good rehearsal! Be sure to show your parents - Jaws! Don't forget our timed fingering quiz next week - get your time under 20 seconds. Be sure to practice Turbulence 1-44, Joust 1-29, Dabbling in the Dew 1-19.
For October 16th rehearsal - Timed fingering - be sure to learn all notes on the G and C strings so you can mark them quickly! 2 weeks until a final quiz on them. Practice G scale, G chorale, Perpetual Motion Rock, Turbulence 1-33, Joust 1-27 and Dabbling in the Dew 1-24. Be sure to check smartmusic for assignments.
For October 9th rehearsal - Thanks for a good rehearsal in spite of the weather on October 2nd! Please practice the G scale and G chorale, 1-19 in Dabbling in the Dew, 1-24 in Turbulence and 1-19 in Joust and the D scale and Perpetual Motion Rock.
Smart music can be found here: www.smartmusic.com
Please return your contract during rehearsal next week if you forgot it last week.
Please check this page weekly for practice spots and announcements. For the first assignment please to listen to a recording of the 4 of the pieces we will begin playing. You will find recordings of our pieces in the document manager area. Also practice 1-19 in Dabbling in the Dew, 1-17 in Turbulence and 1-22 in Joust and the D scale and Perpetual Motion Rock. Don't forget to sign-up for the EHO smartmusic class (through Bellaire Elementary) for assignments and a chance to send recordings to Mr. Pugh.