Alex M. Martino

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Mr. Torbett

Spencer Crossing, Bentley and Martino Jr. High

6th Grade  Orchestra

I teach 6th grade orchestra at Bentley & Spencer Crossing Intermediate schools. We meet once a week during school in small groups and three times a week after school as a combined large group.

Our weekly sectionals for Crossing are on Thursdays and for Bentley students are on Fridays.  

The after-school rehearsals will be three days a week (Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays) from 2:15 - 3:15 pm. Bentley students will be bussed to Crossing and pickup will be at Crossing for all 6th grade students. 

I communicate with students through Google Classroom. Our 6th grade orchestra code is:

Parent communications (including a weekly sectional schedule reminders) is through the Remind text app. You can choose to receive reminders via email, text (sms) or through their app. If you choose the cell option, our phone numbers are hidden.

Text @6thorch122 to 81010 to join.

Other Notes

  • Continuing students will need the book Spotlight on Strings (book 1, for their instrument). It is available to order from Quinlan & Fabish or your favorite music store or bookseller.
  • I recommend that 2nd year violin & viola students start using a should rest. It helps to more firmly hold up the instrument. 

If you're visiting here as a prospective New Lenox student or a Bentley/Crossing 6th grade who'd like to join but didn't sign up last year, it's not too late to join orchestra!! Just send me a message about yourself and we can discuss how to make orchestra work for you!