Riverside Orchestra

Riverside Intermediate & Junior High

September 12, 2014
by Miss Marvin
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Happy Friday!  I wanted to make you aware of two great orchestra-related events around Indy right now.

Saturday, September 13th is the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Community Day.  It is a free event that showcases all the ISO has to offer.  There are performances, tours of the theater and guest appearances.  You can try out an instrument, or try your hand at conducting!

Community Day runs from 2pm – 5pm tomorrow, and is downtown at Hilbert Circle Theater.  It is FREE to attend.  For more info: ISO Community Day


The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis started last week, and is currently in the second round of competition.  This quadrennial competition brings together some of the world’s best violinists.  They are fantastic, talented young (as young as 16!) musicians, all here in Indy for two weeks to perform and compete.  I highly encourage you to check out the performances.  You can either attend in person, or can stream the competition live on the internet!  There are performances all this weekend, and throughout the week next week.  The finals will be next weekend, the 19th and 20th, at Hilbert Circle Theater.  The winner gets a gold medal and the use of a beautiful Stradivarius violin for the next four years.

To watch live from your computer, or for more information on performances, check out: IVCI 2014


Students of course can earn extra credit for attending these events.  And as always, let me know of any questions or concerns.  Have a wonderfully music-filled weekend!

August 13, 2014
by Miss Marvin
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Day 1: Done!

Whew!  We’ve made it through the first day!

I hope you are as excited for a great school year as I am!  I have updated the “Forms and Files” link to include copies of the classroom procedures, as well as the return envelope and concert dates.  Students all received a color-coded copy in class today.  Please get these signed and returned as soon as possible!

We will do more boring stuff Thursday (folder and instrument assignments, etc).  Students WILL need their instruments FRIDAY.

As always, contact me with any questions or concerns.  Have a great week!

Miss Marvin