Hello Orchestra Parents and Students!
We are deep into the Fall Semester here at school and there are several items we want everyone to be aware of. Please read this ENTIRE email! Each item is important!
Most importantly : If your uniform does not fit appropriately, the deadline for letting one of the directors know is TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31. We want to make sure everyone has a correctly fitting uniform for this year. Please let us know if you have an issue with your uniform by TUESDAY!
The week of November 13th, students will have their Winter Concert playing test. Some students should already have music to practice. The rest of our concert music practice copies will be distributed next week.
There are still students who need to turn in their forms from the beginning of the year. These include the ORHS Orchestra Handbook Acknowledgement Form and the Permit to Travel/Health Form for the 2017-2018 School Year.
Orchestra fees may be paid on the ORHS Web-store. Payments can be made partially, if necessary. As always, please contact the directors if there is a financial situation we need to be aware of. We are happy to help when we can!
November 8th : Chamber Orchestra and Aquila di Guerra will perform at the Texas Renaissance Festival! These students have worked so hard on their program for the festival competition and are ready to have some fun! Students in these two ensembles should have purchased a festival ticket on the ORHS Webstore. **Please note, purchasing the meal ticket is optional.**
December 11th : Our Winter Concert is right around the corner and will be full of lots of holiday cheer! We look forward to seeing you there!
The ORHS Orchestra Booster Club is currently doing a fundraiser. Students are selling Holiday Greenery and Wreather through Mickman's Holiday Gifts! Please open the attachment to see the promotional flyer! Information on the fundraiser went home this week with students. Students in Sinfonietta will receive information Monday in class.
CONGRATULATIONS are in order for the following students :
- For auditioning and making the CISD 9th and 10th Honor Orchestra : Audrey Carroll, Abigail Christensen, Reilly Curren, Matt Dunn, Amelie Nguyen and Nathan Stern.
- For auditioning and making the Region IX Orchestra : Micha Bermoy, Shelby Carroll, Reilly Curren, Amelie Nguyen, Alexcis Osteen and Nathan Stern!
During the month of September, our program collected canned food for Hurricane Harvey victims. We were about to donate over 400 cans!!
WAY TO GO ORCHESTRA! Your directors are proud of all you are accomplishing - in the rehearsal room and in the community!!
Have a great weekend -