Riverside Orchestra

Riverside Intermediate & Junior High

October 17, 2016
by Mrs. Kitchell
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In Between Concerts…Now What?

Have you noticed your child hasn’t brought their instrument home the last few days, or doesn’t seem to be practicing as much?  They may be suffering the dreaded “in between concert” slump.  Here’s how you can encourage them:

-play favorite concert pieces from the past

-review scales and exercises from our technique book

-try to figure out a song “by rote” (from just hearing it)

-download something from the internet to play.  Use keywords like “easy,” “beginner,” “solo,” and your instrument.

-skype or facetime an out-of-town relative for an impromptu concert – doesn’t have to be anything fancy!


We will get our next concert pieces soon.  But in the mean time, happy practicing!

September 12, 2016
by Mrs. Kitchell
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Playing Tests 9-15

Hello!  Here are the excerpts for the Playing Tests for Thursday, 9/15.  These will be done IN CLASS.

Click on the link to see the possible choices for your class and your instrument.


Happy practicing! :-)

Mrs. K

August 25, 2016
by Mrs. Kitchell
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Signing up for Remind

Hello!  This week, we took a minute to enroll almost everyone in the Remind app.  If you would like to receive these notifications as well, here are the directions on how!

Easiest way is by text:

Number to enter: 81010

Message should read (based on your child’s orchestra):

Chamber: @gaa9b

Concert: @rjhconcert

Symphony: @rjhsymph

Philharmonic: @rjhphil

You will get a response asking for your name.  Reply with that, and you’re all set!

Other ways:

Sign up for remind on their website: www.remind.com – set up a brief profile, and then select “join a class.”  Use the codes above (you won’t need the “@” symbol).

Try this link:  http://www.remind.com/join/_____ (the blank should be the class code, again without the “@” symbol).


If none of these work, let me know, and I can manually enter you in the class.


Contact me with any questions or concerns.  Have a great weekend!