June 22, 2020- LAST update for the year!!!!
All classes- Today I will attempt a Kahoot at 2PM. Tomorrow- I hope you eat some waffles!
Congratulations- you made it to the end of the year. I have posted my grades so all assignments are now closed. Thank you for all you work and perseverance. Orchestras Keep calm and Play on! Have a restful summer, everyone!
June 15, 2020 - Your weekly plan is posted. The last day to submit late assignments is THIS Friday.
June 8, 2020- Your weekly plan is posted now. This week is for catching up on any missing assignments. We're almost done! You can do this!
June 1, 2020- It's June!!!!! Your weekly plan is now posted. This week is a focus on getting your videos in on Friday.
May 26, 2020- Your weekly plan is now posted. Office hours the same as last week.
Greenwood/Chamber senior recognition and orchestra awards live meet is Friday at 7PM.
May 18, 2020 - Your weekly plan is posted. Office hours remain the same. Join me for the Friday Kahoot class- this week at 2PM!
May 11, 2020 - Your weekly plan is posted on your class page. It was also sent out via skyward. Office hours are the same as last week. Stop by if you you've got a question or just to say hi! As always, I'm monitoring e-mail during school hours on week days.
May 4, 2020- Your weekly plan is posted on your class page. It was also sent to students via Skyward. Office hours this week Tuesday 10-11 am and Thursday 10-12 both via e-mail or Teams.
April 27, 2020 - Please check your class page for weekly plans. They have also been sent to you (students) via Charms, and Skyward finally sent, too.
April 20, 2020- Please check your class page for weekly plans.
State winners- I am VERY sad to report that State is officially cancelled for this year.
April 9, 2020- Here is the link to next year's All-NW, All-State audition materials- these materials will also be used for auditions for Evergreen and Issaquah Chamber Strings for the 21-22 school year.
April 7, 2020- check your e-mail for a message from charms with a video link!
April 6, 2020- Here we are, it's Monday again! As you know, after break we will have more structure to what is going on with your online learning. Bear with me while I try to navigate a lot of the technology along with you! I will be posting a weekly schedule to your class page. This will include office hours via e-mail. This week I would like you to explore musictheory.net. There self-paced lessons and exercises. You do NOT need to buy an app for this- there are add ons that you can get but are completely *optional.*
I will also be hosting a Kahoot session for each class. I will send you the game code via Charms. More info to follow on day/time for this. I hope to see you there but I understand if it doesn't work for you!
March 30, 2020- Welcome to Monday, Everyone!
I have a couple of suggestions for you this week!
1- I invite you to send me a short video of yourself playing something. It can be something that you are having trouble with (rhythm, bowing, whatever) or something you're really happy with having made progress! I will send individual feedback to you- this is not required, nor will it be graded- just a chance for you to get feedback from me.
2- Continue to listen to recordings I have posted to your class. I will put more up in coming days/weeks.
Kahoot! class meet ups: I am working on some Kahoot games and I will be posting game times for each class to play together online. Stay tuned for more on this... Stay safe and play on!
I will be posting here weekly. I will also e-mail you to prompt you to look when I have updated my website. Please look on this main page as well as on the page for your ensemble. Evergreen there is now a page for you as well. I will be posting recordings and other activities for you based on your ensemble.
You first thing "to do" is for ALL groups. Please click on this link and take this google survey.
Welcome to Orchestra!
We are proud in the Issaquah School District to be able to offer an orchestra program that serves students who want to pursue orchestra as a hobby as well as the serious music student with higher ambitions. The Orchestra 1 class is Greenwood Orchestra and is for any student who has played a string instruments for more than three years. No audition is required for this ensemble. Chamber Orchestra is an audition-based group for the more advanced player with three or more years of experience. Orchestra 2 is Evergreen Philharmonic is an audition-based full orchestra. For more information about auditioning for Evergreen Philharmonic please CLICK HERE. A new website is currently under construction for Evergreen. Also, the audition window has moved due to scheduling. Auditions will now be due by 11:00PM the Friday before February break. This deadline also applies to Chamber Strings.Buckley, Aoife
The Ravellious Quartet (Anna Kiesewetter, Timothy Tan, Faith Lee, Tommy Erikson)
Issy Winds and Piano (Joshua Park and Tina Shigeyama: Timothy Tan, piano)
Woodwinds - Small
Li, Jason (Oliva Wang, Piano)
1st Alternate winners (2nd Place)
The Mighty Mallets (Rishu Khare and Olivia Wang)
2nd Alternate winners (3rd Place)
Double Sharp Quartet (Olivia Wang,Eileen Kim,Dylan Chu, Leah Jasinski)
Ms. Leah Weitzsacker is the Issaquah High School orchestra director. She also teaches one class at Skyline High School. Ms. Weitzsacker directs the Greenwood Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Evergreen Philharmonic. She would be happy to answer any question you may have about the program. She may be most easily reached by e-mail. If you would like to contact Mrs. Weitzsacker, click on the link below.