• Music Ensembles

    • This year at Mountain View School, musical ensembles will once again be offered during “Zero Period”.  Students have the opportunity to select: 
      • Band, under the direction of Mrs. Leigh Carpenter,
      • Chorus, under the direction of Ms. Samantha Ferrara
      • Orchestra, under the direction of Ms. Samantha Ferrara
      • Mountain View Singers, a select chorus for 7th and 8th graders will meet every other school day.

    • “Zero Period” will run daily from 7:40 am to 8:25 am.  Ensemble rehearsals will take place according to the following schedule:
      • Monday:  Orchestra (Grades 5 - 8) 
      • Tuesday:  Junior Band (Grades 5 & 6)
      • Wednesday: Senior Band (7 & 8)
      • Thursday:  
      • Friday:  
      • EEE: 

    • Sign up information for each ensemble can be accessed by chosing the link on the list to the left.


     

    • Students who have never taken an instrument will have the opportunity to begin an instrument regardless of their grade level.  Students who wish to progress to a new instrument should talk to their director.  As in past years, children who elect to take band and orchestra will be required to take one “pull out” lesson per week for instrumental instruction.  This lesson will be assigned according to skill and experience.  Lessons will rotate through a schedule of lesson periods and students will come at a different time each week of the cycle.

    • This year we will ask all performers to wear a “Mountain View Music” white polo shirt with black slacks or skirts (that come at least to the top of the knee) for all performances.  Students will be asked to purchase these shirts for $16.00.  We will display shirt samples at “Back to School Night” on October 1st and take orders that night and the following week. 

    • Students planning to participate in an ensemble, should read the letter specific to that ensemble and fill out the sign-up sheet.  Fill out a sign up sheet for every ensemble you plan to participate in.  If you are a beginner in band or orchestra, you will meet with your director to try out instruments and select the one best suited to you.  Students who need to rent an instrument for the school year should obtain a rental contract from your director.

    • All forms should be returned to your homeroom teacher by Friday, September 11th.


     

    Thank you for your interest in Mountain View School’s musical ensembles!  

    • Zero Period Ensemble rehearsals will begin  for Band  on Tuesday September 17, 2013.

    • We are sincerely looking forward to another exciting year of making music together.

     Mrs. Carpenter and Ms. Ferrara