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Schmidt's Music & Repair

http://schmidtsmusic.com/

 

Blues Angel Music

http://bluesangelmusic.com/

 

Tringas

https://www.tringas.com/

 

Ye Ol' Fiddle Shoppe

https://www.yeolfiddleshoppe.com/

 

Disclaimer:  The School District of Escambia County and Ferry Pass Midde School's Administration and Web Manager are not responsible for any advertisements, graphics, or links to businesses or organizations outside of the district.

Resources

Music Theory.net

https://www.musictheory.net/

 

The Rhythm Trainer

http://www.therhythmtrainer.com/

 

Quizlet (aid for studying)

https://quizlet.com/

 

String Skills

http://stringskills.com/

 

Note Flight (free program for composing music)

https://www.noteflight.com/

 

Muse Score (free program for composing music or searching for music)

https://musescore.org/en

 

Disclaimer:  The School District of Escambia County and Ferry Pass Midde School's Administration and Web Manager are not responsible for any advertisements, graphics, or links to businesses or organizations outside of the district.

 

Local Orchestra Groups

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra (PSO)

http://www.pensacolasymphony.com/default.asp

 

University of West Florida Runge Strings

https://uwf.edu/cassh/departments/music/

 

Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

http://mattiekellyartscenter.org/nfso/

 

Emerald Coast Honors Orchestra (ECHO)

https://www.emeraldcoasthonorsorchestra.com/

 

Disclaimer:  The School District of Escambia County and Ferry Pass Midde School's Administration and Web Manager are not responsible for any advertisements, graphics, or links to businesses or organizations outside of the district.

Orchestra Locker

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Informational Meeting for Incoming 6th graders!


 

Welcome to the FPMS Orchestra Website!

Welcome students and parents! This is the Ferry Pass Middle School Orchestra website where you can find information about our program. Please check this site throughout the year for information on school concert dates, fund raisers, orchestra news, and other resources. Here at Ferry Pass, we have three different levels of orchestra:

6th Grade - Sinfonia

7th Grade - Chamber

8th Grade - Philharmonic

The names of these orchestras will appear frequently in home call-outs, handouts, and on the website. The orchestra program is designed for students to be able to move at their own pace while still having clear expectations and goals to meet throughout the year to keep them on track. I have very high expectations for behavior, responsibility, musicianship, and effort. While music is very fun, it also requires an immense amount of hard work and time. If you are ready to have some fun and are up for a challenge, then you are in the right place!

 If you have any questions regarding grading policies, concert attendance, or uniforms, please see the orchestra handbook under the locker section of the website.

- Ms. Swift

cswift@escambia.k12.fl.us

2018 - 2019 Concert Dates


 

Meet the Director

Ms. Swift has been teaching orchestra at Ferry Pass Elementary, Ferry Pass Middle School, and West Florida High School of Advanced Technology in the Escambia County School District since she graduated from UWF with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education in 2015.  Her primary instrument is the viola and secondary violin. Ms. Swift grew up in Pensacola playing in her middle and high school orchestra as well as the Escambia County Youth Orchestra and All County Orchestra. She performs in an electric string quartet and plays the electric viola in a local rock group called the White Tie Rock Ensemble that recreates everyone's favorite classic rock hits. Since 2012, Ms. Swift has also been an instructor for the Emerald Coast Honors Orchestra, a local group of young musicians who play frequent concerts of varying styles in the community and even Orlando,FL in the summer.

T-Shirt and Polo Purchase

 

Here is the T-Shirt design for the 2018 - 2019 school year! 

 

*The cost is to be announced very soon.*

 

ALL orchestra students must purchase an orchestra t-shirt to wear at performances.

 

Philharmonic students must also purchase an additional black polo to wear at our Music Performance Assessment (MPA) to be worn with black dress pants black socks, a black belt, and nice, black shoes. The cost for the polo is $28.

 

Shirt order forms and money are due by Friday September 28th.

Exact Cash is accepted (no change) and Checks should be made out to Ferry Pass Middle School and include your phone #.

Bi-Annual Car Wash Fundraiser

The main fundraiser that the orchestra holds is a bi-annual Car Wash. Tickets are $5 a piece and are sold prior to the car wash and on the day of the event. I reccommend selling tickets to family, family friends, and teachers (NOT door to door). The orchestra students wash cars at the front of the school from 9am to Noon. We hold one in the beginning of the year and one at the end during the warmer times of the school year. Parents and Guardians, feel free to bring an extra hose, hose splitter, buckets, sponges, or soap with you to help us out. Come on out and have a good time while donating to a musical cause!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 - 2019 Car Wash Dates!

Saturday September 22nd 9am - Noon

Saturday April 13th 9am - Noon

Local Instrument Shops

Schmidt's Music & Repair

http://schmidtsmusic.com/

 

Blues Angel Music

http://bluesangelmusic.com/

 

Tringas

https://www.tringas.com/

 

Ye Ol' Fiddle Shoppe

https://www.yeolfiddleshoppe.com/

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