Poinsettia Flowers Fall Fundraiser

Please support the Davis High and Holmes Junior High School Orchestra Programs Fall fundraising efforts by ordering poinsettias for yourself, friends, relatives, co-workers, and neighbors. They make the perfect holiday decoration. The flowers are $12.00 each, and come in a 6-inch pot.

Attached are three documents:

  • Instructions: Please read
  • Flyer: Students can email this out to any of their prospective buyers, who can use it to (1) order online or (2) print out and return with their payment.
  • Order Form: Students should use this to track all non-online-store purchases.

Step 1: Ordering Flowers

Purchasers should be encouraged to order poinsettias on the DHS-Holmes Orchestra Store. Online orders are by credit card only.

For those who do not order online, students should collect their payment (Cash or Check payable to “DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters”) and keep a record of the items purchased on the attached order form.

Step 2: Submitting Your Orders

Turn in the completed order form along with all cash and check payments you receive to Mr. Moreno in your orchestra class by Thursday, November 15.

Step 3: Flower Pickup

Poinsettias will be available for pickup in front of the DHS Richard Brunelle Performance Hall located at the edge of the DHS Parking lot at 315 W. 14th Street, Davis on Saturday, November 24th, 10am-12pm. Individuals are responsible for picking up the flowers they order. Please make sure everyone who orders flowers from you knows they are responsible for picking them up on November 24th.

If you have any questions, please contact our Poinsettia coordinator, Terry Tafoya

See’s Candies Fall Fundraiser

Please support the Davis High and Holmes Junior High School Orchestra Programs by helping to promote our Fall See’s Candies Fundraiser. You can help us reach our fundraising goal by taking orders from friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers, or order some sweets for yourself for the holidays.

Attached are these three documents:

  • Instructions: Please read
  • Flyer: Students can email this out to any of their prospective buyers, who can use it to (1) order online or (2) print out and return with their payment.
  • Order Form: Students should use this to track all non-online-store purchases.

Step 1: Ordering Candies

For those who do not order online, students should collect their payment (Cash or Check payable to “DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters”) and keep a record of the items purchased on the attached order form.

Step 2: Submitting Your Orders

Turn in the completed order form along with all cash and check payments you receive to Mr. Moreno in your orchestra class by Tuesday, November 27th.

Step 3: Picking Up Your Candies
All candy orders will be available for pick up at the DHS and Holmes Orchestra Program Winter Concerts at the DHS Richard Brunelle Performance Hall:

  • Holmes Orchestras Winter Concert – December 10, 2018
  • DHS Orchestras Winter Concert – December 14, 2018

Students should pick up candies to fill all of their orders at their winter concert, then deliver the orders to the purchasers who returned forms to them and/or who listed the student as their contact when they placed their orders online. 

If you have any questions, please contact our See’s Candies Coordinator, Delinda Nicolet.

BEEP 6

Tuning-up

I encourage you get the ‘Cleartune’ app, and set it to A=415 – ‘Violin Family’. Use Cleartune to tune-up whenever you practice. It is important to practice tuning so you can quickly tune accurately, and to learn to manipulate the pegs efficiently. After your first string is in-tune, try tuning the other strings by ear – and only then check Cleartune to see how accurate you are – adjust as necessary.

FRANCE – 17th century

In the 17th century, music played an important part at the French royal court. The first permanent string orchestra in France, called ‘The Twenty-four ordinary violins of the King’, was established in 1618, and played for royal balls, celebrations, and official ceremonies. In the families of the nobles, and the wealthy, children were taught to sing and to play musical instruments, such as harp, violin, viola da gamba, flute, guitar, and harpsichord, either in the convent schools, or at home with private tutors.

In 1647, Lully was brought to Paris from his native Florence to be in the service of the French court. Under Lully, music became not simply entertainment, but an expression of royal majesty and power.
The young Louis XIV was an avid dancer and participant in ballet. Ballet was commonly practiced by young nobles, along with fencing and horsemanship. Only men danced, except in ballets given by the ladies of the Queen. Louis practiced several hours a day, and made his first ballet appearance in the Ballet de Cassandre at the age of thirteen. In 1653, Louis was featured in the Ballet Royal de la Nuit by Lully. This court ballet lasted 12 hours, from sundown until sunrise, and consisted of 45 dances. Louis appeared in five of them, the most famous of which saw the young king in the role of Apollo – the Sun King – a title he subsequently adopted for himself.

During 1660’s, Lully collaborated with the playwright Moliere to produce comedie-ballet which combined theater, comedy, incidental music, and ballet – such as Le bourgeois Gentilhomme, and also wrote incidental music for plays by Moliere. Lully initiated his own tragédie en musique with the opera Cadmus et Hermione, in 1673.

The most popular gathering place for street musicians and singers, as well as clowns, acrobats, and poets, in Paris was the Pont Neuf. All the carriages of the aristocracy and the wealthy crossed the bridge, and since it was the only bridge not lined by houses, there was room for a large audience. Listeners could hear comical songs about current events, romantic poems set to music, and the latest melodies by Lully


 

Louis Couperin, 1626-1661. Organist, harpsichordist, and keyboard composer.

Monsieur Sainte Colombe,1640-1700. Viola da Gamba player and composer (featured in the movie: Tous les matins du monde).

Jean-Baptiste Lully, 1632-1687. Composer to the French court of Louis XIV.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier 1643-1704, Composer and organist.

– Richard Webb 10-19-18

Coda Honors Symphony and String Orchestra Members 2018-19

Congratulations to the Following Davis High and Holmes Junior High Orchestra students who will be representing our orchestra programs at the state level! Bravo to all of you for your hard work. You will surely learn a lot that weekend and meet some wonderfully talented musicians from all over the state.

Coda Honors String Orchestra:

  •  Second Violin: David Zhang Holmes Junior High School

 Coda Honors Symphony Orchestra:

  • First Violin: Kaoruko Hayashi- Holmes Junior High School
  • First Violin: Sue Bin Park- Davis Senior High School
  • Viola: Antony Zhao – Davis Senior High School
  • Cello: Jessica Li – Davis Senior High School

The CODA High School Honor String Orchestra:

  • Rehearsals and performance will take place at November 30-December 1, 2018; University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.
  • Conductor-Toru Tagawa

CODA High School Honor Symphony Orchestra:

  • Rehearsals and performance will take place at November 30-December 1, 2018; University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.
  • Conductor- Dr. Nicolas Waldvogel

BEEP Quiz 1

1. Name the first Italian opera (note – it is frequently performed in modern times).

  • Who composed it?
  • Where and when was it first performed?
  •  Provide a synopsis of the opera.

2. Research the life of the artist Artemisia Gentileschi, and write a brief biography.

3. Arcangelo Corelli wrote pieces principally for which combination(s) of instruments?

  • Name two of Corelli’s students.

4. Briefly describe three of the following movies:

  •  England my England, 1995
  •  Stage Beauty, 2004
  •  Admiral de Ruyter, 2015
  • Girl with the Pearl Earring, 2003
  • Tous Les Matins Du Monde, 1991
  • A Little Chaos, 2014

5. The basic form of the Violin family of instruments was established where, and when?

  • Name, and describe, the other ‘V’ family of European bowed string instruments contemporary with the establishment of the violin.
  • Describe the differences between the two types of instrument.

6. All strings used on European bowed instruments were originally made of plain animal gut. 

  • Where and when were the first metal-wire covered gut strings used, and why (physics)?
  • All-metal strings for violin family instruments date from…?

7. Describe ‘Guiana sea-pirate wood.’ 

  • By what name is the wood better known?
  • What, in your possession, is made of this wood?

8. Describe the instruments in this painting by Evaristo Baschenis.

  • When and where was the painting painted?

– Richard Webb