and members must be members of their school orchestra if there is a school
orchestra program offered at school.
see the audition
should have the following in order to participate in TJS
instrument (violin, viola, cello or bass) of the proper size for the player
can be one of your own, a rented instrument, or one which has been checked
out from your school orchestra director. It should be in playing
condition (all four strings playable) and in a functional case.
a bow of proper
size with playable hair
the appropriate instrument
bass players must have an endpin stop
a pencil (or
pencils -- no pens) on the music stand at each rehearsal
Junior Chamber, Chamber II and Chamber I must have mutes
two (2) clothespins
to keep music from blowing off the stand
other items which might be nice but not required (if you’re looking for
birthday, holiday, or incentive gifts)
a music stand
for home practice
a Dampit (humidifier
for inside the instrument case)
attend as many rehearsals as possible.
and CHAMBER II members
may take two (2) homework/study cuts per semester. Of course, if
the school orchestra has a performance during a scheduled Junior Chamber
or Chamber II rehearsal, the school orchestra performance has priority
over a TJS rehearsal. Any other school activity involving a grade
also has priority over a TJS rehearsal.
I members may take one
(1) homework study cut per semester. The school activities described
above for Junior Chamber and Chamber II above also apply to Chamber I.
to leave a message if you are ill or have a school related activity.
must miss a rehearsal, IT
IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
to notify us at 745-5830 of your absence and THE
REASON for your
absence from rehearsal. You should also inquire if there are any
(3) tardies mean you lose any chance at first chair, AND three (3)
unexcused absences means we will schedule a conference with you and your
parents concerning your sense of responsibility.
It is a
matter of very bad manners to simply fail to show. This is a point
about which we feel very strongly. It will definitely affect decisions
on first chair selection and/or advancement to the next orchestra.
certain technical requirements, all TJS members are required to participate
in their school orchestra program, if the school offers such a program.
information or to schedule an audition appointment please call (520)465-1334.