BEEP 24

Folías de España
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI0S-qUS5pw&list=PLpQR-EF8W5IcdEl94cJcDoQMPQ6zIzrTj

Less Well Known Baroque Stringed Instruments

The Evolution of the Violin Bow:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU48vc25vF0

17th century MEDICINE

In 17th-century Europe people were not aware that disease was spread by germs, and did not think of washing their hands before eating so diseases could spread quickly. People dreaded catching malaria, and cholera (both prevalent in parts of Europe in 17thc. and beyond), which they thought came from a poisonous gas called ‘miasma’ from sewers and cesspits. Doctors still believed the ideas of a Greek physician called Galen. He thought that the body was ruled by four humours, or fluids, which determined what your personality was and how you reacted to various diseases. The four humours were :

  • Blood/Sanguine – hot: fiery personality
  • Phlegm – cold: calm personality
  • Yellow bile – dry: bad-tempered personality
  • Black bile – moist: melancholy personality

In China, plants have been used for medicinal purposes for 4,500 years and some of these were brought to Europe. Many European plants, such as foxglove and marshmallow, were also used to treat illnesses. As well as these, doctors believed in the power of powders said to be made from strange ingredients such as horn from the mythical unicorn, and bezoar stone (made famous again in J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter books), which was claimed to be the tears of a stag turned to stone. Live worms, fox lungs (for asthma), spiders’ webs, swallows’ nests and the skulls of executed criminals were also highly sought-after ingredients.

Leeches are a type of slug-like worm, used for thousands of years to reduce blood pressure and cleanse the blood. A leech placed on the skin will consume four times its own weight in blood, and with the blood the toxins that produce diseases. While the leech is sucking it releases a chemical called hirudin, which prevents coagulation, or clotting of the blood. Fevers were thought to be the result of too much blood in the body: doctors deliberately cut veins or used leeches to release this ‘bad’ blood.

A Frenchman named Ambroise Pare discovered that the best way to treat a wound was not to put boiling oil on it, as had previously been the practice, but instead to apply a cold lotion made of egg yolk, oil of roses and turpentine. William Harvey published De Motu Cordis in 1628, determining the function of the heart & circulation of blood, using dissections and other experimental techniques – a great step forward in the understanding of working of the human body. New medications which became popular included tobacco, coffee, tea, and chocolate: all of them were first used as medicines!

In England, herbal treatment reached its peak of popularity with the publication of the Herbal by Nicholas Culpeper: The English Phystian, 1652. He described and illustrated many plants, and suggested medicinal uses for each plant. One such was the herb Wintergreen, which contains salicin, a natural form of the painkiller. Some advances in medicine came about through treating soldiers and sailors on the battlefield.

By the end of the 17th century, a more clinical and scientific approach to health, based on actual observation, gradually began to appear. This laid the foundations for the much greater medical progress in the 18thc. century and 19thc.

Wintergreen, The English Physitian, Culpeper:
“…Wintergreen is a singularly good wound herb, and an especial remedy for healing green wounds speedily; the green leaves being bruised and applied, or the juice of them. A salve made of the green herb stamped, or the juice boiled with hog’s lard, or with salad oil and wax, and some turpentine added to it, is a sovereign salve, and highly esteemed by the Germans who use it to heal all manner of wounds and sores. The herb boiled in wine and water, and given to drink to them that have any inward ulcers in their kidneys, or neck of the bladder, doth wonderfully help them. It stays all fluxes, and may take away any inflammation rising upon pains of the heart”.

Richard Webb

Easter See’s Candy Fundraiser

Please support the Davis High and Holmes Junior High School Orchestra Programs by helping to promote our Easter 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 to celebrate springs. 

Order online at dhs-holmes-orchestras.org/store  (credit card only), or complete the order form attached and return it with your payment to a DHS or Holmes Orchestra student (checks payable to “DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters”).   Final day to order is Tuesday, April 2nd.
 
Candies will be available for PICK UP in front of DHS Richard Brunelle Performance Hall on Thursday April 18 from 6:30 -7:30 pm.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Delinda Nicolet
 

Valentines Day Sees Candy Fundraiser

Please support the Davis High and Holmes Junior High School Orchestra Programs See’s Candies Fundraiser. Order See’s Candies for those you love: your family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and don’t forget yourself. It makes the perfect Valentines Day gift.  Please see attached flyer and send around to everyone you know!

2019-valentine-sees-fundraiser-flyer

Order online at http://dhs-holmes-orchestras.org/store/ (credit card only). 

Final day to order is Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Candies will be available for pick up at the DHS Richard Brunelle during DHS Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal on Wednesday February 13 between 6:45 to 7:45 pm. 

If you have any questions, please contact Delinda Nicolet

Thank you for your support!

“Alice in Wonderland” Presented by DHS Symphony Orchestra

We have wonderful kids family outreach concert coming up in February “Alice in Wonderland”. See Poster attached and details below.  This is a world premier and a commissioned work by composer Betsy Lackey. Betsy has composed a few other pieces we have performed in the past including : Pinocchio, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Ugly Duckling. Sponsors include: Tandem Properties and DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters, Li Family Starter Grant. Please share this with family and friends.

Davis Senior High School Symphony Orchestra Presents the World Premiere of “Alice in Wonderland”

Director:

Angelo Moreno

Narrator:

Michael Lackey

Composer:

Betsy Lackey

Choreographer:

Jacob Gutiérrez-Montoya 

Dancers:

Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theatre

Date: Saturday 2/16

Time: Concert 11AM-12PM

Ticket Information: Open to the public tickets available at the door, $5 Kids under 18, $10 Adults over 18. Doors open at 10:30AM

Location:

Richard Brunelle Performance Hall

Davis Senior High School

315 West 14 Street

Davis 95616

Lunar New Year Dinner Fundraiser

DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters invites you to celebrate the Lunar New Year while you support music education in Davis. Enjoy a delicious meal of Lemongrass Chicken Vermicelli (Bun Ga Nuong) or Lemongrass Tofu Vermicelli (Bun Tau Hu Chay), drinks, desert and more! 

Live performances by the incredible student musicians of the Davis High and Holmes Junior High Orchestras.

Saturday, January 26th, 2019
5:00 – 7:30PM
Davis Senior High School “All Student Center”
315 West 14th Street, Davis, CA 95616

Tickets are $25 per person. To purchase tickets and select your meal option got to:

https://dhs-holmes-orchestras.org/store/product/lunar-new-year-fundraiser/ 

All proceeds will go to directly support the DHS and Holmes Orchestra Programs. We thank you in advance for your support.

Placement Auditions

Attention all 9th, 10, 11th grade students,

This week I have been announcing the DHS Orchestra Program’s Placement Audition process that takes place February 25th- March 1st. All requirements are attached and listed below for auditioning into the DHS Symphony Orchestra and DHS Baroque Ensemble. I am starting this conversation now in order to motivate you to start preparing this month by picking your scales and solo and beginning the process of learning everything to the best of your ability by the end of February. For 99% of you, you will need all of this time to prepare in order to feel confident and in technical control of your audition performance.

Note: If you do not wish to participate in the audition process but want to continue to improve daily on your instrument and be a part of a wonderful orchestra here at DHS, then plan to sign up for the DHS Chamber Orchestra. This is our largest orchestra at DHS and a great place to be with friends and make music on a daily basis together.

I am announcing now for everyone still deciding which orchestra to audition for, that the DHS Baroque Ensemble will be doing a major tour next year in June 2020 to England and France; two of the leading countries for Baroque composers and performance. The DHS Baroque Ensemble will enjoy a 14 day performance tour filled with tourist attractions and the opportunity to play in some of the best churches and performance venues in both countries. There is room in the group for 20 violins, 6 violas, 6 cellos, two basses, and 4 keyboard players. Consider this once in a life time opportunity when it comes time to designate which group you want to audition for. See video below of our amazing tour to Austria and Italy from 2017. It shows the excitement and fun shared by all who attended.

DHS Baroque Tour Documentary Video of the Austria and Italy Tour 2017:
https://youtu.be/K_zjS4ecpmE

Contact Mr. Moreno if you have any questions.

Davis High School Orchestra Program
Audition Requirements
2019-2020
Symphony Orchestra and Baroque Ensemble

All DHS Orchestra Auditions will be held at Davis High  in the Music Building room PA-3 from February 25th – March 1st.  Check your school music room for the DHS Orchestras Open Audition sign-up sheets starting in January.  Auditions are for all in coming 10th grade students, continuing 11th grade students, and 12th grade students not currently in an audition group.

Sign-up Deadline is Friday, February 8th

The final audition schedule will be posted Tuesday, February 21st, which will include your individual audition day and time. Your requested times may change to fit the final schedule, so make sure and check the schedule carefully. If you have a major conflict with your scheduled time email Mr. Moreno ASAP to work it out.

  • Audition Dates and Times by Instrument:
  • Violins: Monday, February 25th, 3:50PM – 8:00PM
                  Tuesday, February 26th, 3:50PM – 8:00PM
  • Violas: Thursday, February 28th, 3:40PM – 6:00PM
  • Cellos/Basses:  Friday, March 1st, 3:50PM – 8:00PM

Key Board Players Auditioning for a Harpsichord position in the Baroque Ensemble: Contact Mr. Moreno directly to set an audition time. If you are a string player who also plays keyboard and would like to audition for harpsichord sign up for two time slots back to back.

Please Note: All Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion students who are interested in auditioning for the DHS Symphony Orchestra see audition requirements online at: dhsbandboosters.com
Information will be posted soon. All Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion students interested in participating in the DHS Symphony Orchestra must be members of the DHS Symphonic Band.

If none of these audition times work for your schedule and you need assistance contact Mr. Moreno

Description of The Davis High School Symphony Orchestra:

The Davis High Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Angelo Moreno, is an advanced full symphony orchestra including strings, winds, brass and percussion. The group will study and perform music for symphony orchestra from the classical to modern eras. In recent years, the Symphony Orchestra has performed Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, Dvorak’s Eighth and Ninth Symphonies and Elgar’s Nimrod, amongst many other pieces of music from Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Schumann, Haydn, Brahms and many other composers.

Description of The Davis High School Baroque Ensemble:

The Davis High Baroque Ensemble, under the direction of Angelo Moreno is a unique string orchestra which includes the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, and Key Board players who are interested in learning to play the Harpsichord. Students will perform on Baroque instruments, which include string instruments converted to Baroque style with gut strings and Baroque style bows. The group will study and perform music from the Baroque Era, including composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, Telemann, and Handel.

Audition Requirements:

Strings – Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass:

  • 3 octaves of any major scale in quarter notes, at a tempo of 144
           (Basses 2 octaves)
  • 3 octaves of any melodic minor scale in quarter notes at a tempo of 120
           (Basses 2 octaves)
  • 3-4 minute excerpt of an unaccompanied solo (skip over long rests) that demonstrates your ability.

Key Board Players Auditioning for Harpsichord:

  • 3 octaves of any major scale in two hands- in quarter notes, at a tempo of 144
  • 3 octaves of any melodic minor scale in two hands-  in quarter notes at a tempo of 120
  • 3-4 minute excerpt of an unaccompanied solo (skip over long rests) that demonstrates your ability.

Note: All players will be asked to sight read

Note: All instruments- when deciding on solo literature consult your private instructor or school music teacher.

***REQUIRED***
Please provide a copy of your solo music the day of your audition for the adjudicator

Contact Mr. Moreno if you have any questions at (530) 400-7614 (cell) or by email

dhs-orchestra-program-placement-audition-information

2019 DHS Concerto Competition Information

2019 DHS Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.
DHS Richard Brunelle Performance Hall

 


What is it?

The DHS concerto competition is an annual event held early every Winter Semester to choose one student musician at DHS who will perform with the DHS Symphony Orchestra and receive a $500 award.  The winner will have the opportunity to play his or her piece with the DHS Symphony Orchestra in Concert—TBA.

Click here to see profiles of past winners.

What music should be played for the competition?

  • The competition piece should be a movement from a concerto.
  • It is required that the contestants memorize their piece for both the competition and the final performance.
  • The competition is a recital format.
  • Note: The musicians should provide their own accompanists and two copies of the music for the judges.

Who may compete?

  • The competition is open to the entire DHS student population.
  • A musician who won this competition in a previous year may not compete again. 

What instrument may competitors play?

  • Competitors may play any appropriate instrument for which concertos are written.

When and where is the competition being held?

  • This year’s competition will be held This year’s competition will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. DHS Richard Brunelle Performance Hall. It is open to the public, free admission.

When does the winner perform with the Orchestra?

  • The winner will perform with the Orchestra at a public concert decided upon by the director.
  • Performances in the past have been featured at the end of the year Finale Concert and the Wennberg Concert held at the Mondavi Center, DHS Symphony Kids Outreach Concerts, and Carnegie Hall, NY.

Who will judge the competition?

  • The judges will be professional musicians who are familiar with orchestral performance and the expected level of the winner.

Who will be in the audience for the competition?

  • The competition will be open to the public so invite your family and friends. There will be two adjudicators seated in the back of the room along with Mr. Moreno.

How do I sign up for the Concerto Competition and what information do I need to provide?

  • Mr. Moreno has a sign up sheet posted in PA-3 on the computer lab window. Deadline to sign up is
    Friday, November 16, 2018.
  • To apply to the competition, you need to provide the following:
    • The name of your piece, the movement, and the composer
    • The approximate length of your piece
    • The instrument you will play
    • Whether two pianos will be needed
  • You must also send Mr. Moreno an email at amoreno@djusd.net with following information:
    • Your Name (first and last)
    • Instrument
    • Name of Solo and Composer
    • Total Time of Solo

Are there any further requirements?

  • The night of the competition all performers will be required to provide two (2) copies of their music for the adjudicators.
  • Appropriate concert dress for the concerto competition performance is required. Suggest “Concert Black.”

You can view and download a PDF of this information here.

Join Our Facebook Page

Below are links to the Orchestra Program Facebook pages. You can get updates by liking your orchestra’s Facebook Page. It’s also great way to share your photos and videos of all of our orchestra activities with friends and family.

Check out the Holmes Advanced Orchestra on our facebook page performing the National Anthem for 17,000 fans tonight at the Kings game at the Golden One Center

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.

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

DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters Needs You

I am very excited about the development and the enormous support behind our new DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters non-profit organization. This group of forward thinking, supportive, resourceful and highly talented parents have one common connection; their appreciation for the musical excellence our orchestra programs represent, how student’s lives are being positively affected by their participation, and their want to support the future vision and goals for the DHS and Holmes Orchestra Programs.  

DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters is recruiting members for this year. If you would like to be a part of the orchestra programs leadership, please click on the link below to check out the sign up genius for open committee coordinator positions for 2018-19 school year.

Please click here to see available volunteer positions for 2018-19 school year.

Thank you in advanced for your continued support,

Mr. Moreno