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Performing Arts Live Calendar:


Welcome to String Ensemble and Orchestra 2020-2021


High School Instrumental Music


Instrumental Music - Strings - 2021-2022


Haddon Township High School


Mrs. Cheryl Van Buren




Course Expectations:


Welcome to 2021-2022 Instrumental Music Strings class!


This year you will continue your study of stringed instrument performance on Violin, Viola, Cello, and/or Bass through daily rehearsals and music activities and assignments designed to strengthen you as a musician. You will experience growth in string performance technique, musicianship, endurance, ensemble playing, music theory, music appreciation, and music technology applications. 




High School Winter Concert


Wednesday, December 15th, 7:30 p.m. 


Mandatory Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, December 8th, 6:00-9:00 p.m.


High School Spring Concert


Thursday, June 2nd, 7:30 p.m.


Mandatory Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, May 25th, 6:00-9:00 p.m.






Tuesday, June 7th  (rain date June 8th) 6:00-8:30 p.m. at RMS Complex


Course Goals:


Practice your instrument on a daily basis


Learning orchestra literature for string ensemble and full orchestra


Learning to perform in tune with a beautiful tone


Perform with the correct posture and strength


Learning and understanding key signatures, time signatures, and string articulations


Learning and performing scales and arpeggios with various bowings 


Learning to mark music efficiently like a professional


Turning in every assignment on time 




Participation grade is daily


Attendance at mandatory rehearsals


Scale tests


Technical exercises assessments 


Concert repertoire assessments 


Class Preparation:


Please be prepared for class every day with your instrument, music and supplies needed for your instrument. Phones will be off and away in your bag. When you are seated for class, tune carefully and set up your iPad with scale studies. As soon as you can, start warming up on the scales assigned or the ones we are working on. Your music should be on the iPad for ease of portability specifically for home practice. Classroom and concert repertoire will be shared electronically in Google Drive.





Middle School Instrumental Music


Rohrer Middle School Morning Music - STRING ENSEMBLE 


Teacher: Mrs. Van Buren


Class Time: 7:40-8:15 a.m.


Place: High School Auditorium (HS130)


String players have the opportunity at Rohrer Middle School to perform in the String Ensemble. Strings class meets 5 days a week for all students. 


You receive a grade on your report card every marking period for Morning Music String Ensemble. Be prepared every day with your instrument, concert music, a pencil and your iPad. Being ON TIME every day (7:40) counts as a percentage of your grade.


Concert Attendance is mandatory! Here are the dates you need to know for future planning:


RMS Strings/Orchestra - 2021-2022 Concert Dates:


Winter Concert - Monday, December 13, 2021


  7:30 p.m. 


Spring Concert - Tuesday, May 31, 2022


  7:30 p.m.


Arts Extravaganza - Tuesday, June 7, 2022


  6:00-8:30 p.m.


I am looking forward to live performances this school year!!


If you have any questions, please see me or email me!


-Mrs. Van Buren 








Jennings and Van Sciver Permission Form


Edison/Strawbridge/Stoy Permission Form




I am confident we will all have a great year! Email me with any questions! 



Mrs. Cheryl Van Buren