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Good morning, orchestra families!


It's hard to believe, but we have arrived at the final day of school for the 2023-2024 school year! It is simply incredible what your students have accomplished this year- All-County, All-State, Student Conference Experience, District Solo & Ensemble, District Music Performance Assessment, ASTA National Orchestra Festival, State Music Performance Assessment, four concerts, and so much more! It is truly a testament to your children's work ethic, musicality, and growth this year. I am so proud to be their orchestra director, and I am so thankful to you, their parents, for giving them the opportunity to participate in our program.


EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT!

During spring break of 2025, all students in our program will have the opportunity to sign up for our trip, "An Americana Concert in DC"! This trip will feature tours of the Smithsonian, the Holocaust Museum, the International Spy Museum, a National Symphony Orchestra concert at the Kennedy Center, as well as dine local restaurants and shop at local stores. Our trip will culminate with a performance in DC! We hope you will consider having your child join us on this exciting trip!


GRADUATION INFORMATION:


Graduation Roster
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Graduation Itinerary
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Above is the roster of student performers for the DPHS Graduation Ceremony on Friday, May 31, at 8:30am at the Addition Finance Arena at UCF, as well as the itinerary for the day. If your child cannot participate, please let me know ASAP!


If you have any questions, please let me know!

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Hello, Orchestra Students & Families!

Message from the Director

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Good afternoon, orchestra families!


Our final concert of the year will be THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH AT 7PM. The students have worked exceptionally hard to prepare our final performance of the year for you, and we hope you, your family, and your loved ones will be able to join us! The link to purchase tickets is below this

The students have voted on BUSCH GARDENS as our theme park for this year's trip! See below for the itinerary, price, where to pay, and how to chaperone if interested!

All-State audition music has been posted! See below on how to access it for auditions in September.

Students interested in interviewing for our Leadership Council for next year, please read below to access the application.

Have a wonderful weekend! As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns :)

Sincerely- Ms. Raine Hollingsworth

Spring Concert and Senior Farewell!

Join us on Friday, April 26th, at 7pm in our south campus Performing Arts Center! Tickets are available for purchase here: teachtix.com/dphs/spring-orchestra-concert


***All attendees must purchase a ticket in order to attend. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door!

Orchestra Leadership Council

Would you/your child be interested in serving on our Orchestra Leadership Council next year? Complete this application!

https://forms.gle/FRbfvrmuVYdwWJiN8

Busch Gardens Trip!

Saturday, May 4th will be our annual theme park field trip! This year, students have voted to go to Busch Gardens! See the attached items for more information:


Itinerary & list of suggested items:

2024 Busch Gardens Itinerary
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Schoolpay link to purchase your ticket(s)- 35% discount! Regularly $138!

https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Bush-Gardens/SoveuM


Link to become an approved ADDitions chaperone:

https://www.drphillipsorchestras.com/how-to-volunteer

NATIONALS PHOTOS

If your student attended Nationals with us over spring break, here is the professional photograph of our ensemble! Feel free to purchase if you would like :)

https://www.randomphotography.com/gallery-image/National-Orchestra-Festival-and-Suzuki-Association-Performing-Groups/G00009fq1gXSsKc4/I00009Hy9r4XkilQ/C0000GKEiZRfMBsU

All-State Music!

All-State music has been published! Auditions will take place in September in the 24-25 school year. Please access the links here:

https://www.drphillipsorchestras.com/all-state-information

OBLIGATIONS- Remaining Payments

FAIR SHARE: At this time, any student who has not paid their Fair Share will have the amount added to their obligations. Payments must now be made in the MEDIA CENTER. Fair Share for the 23-24 school year is $100. Fair Share for the 22-23 school year was $60.

Remaining Dates for the 23-24 School Year


  • Fri 4/26- SPRING CONCERT & SENIOR FAREWELL 7pm (ALL)

  • Fri 5/3- In-class award ceremony & End-of-Year Celebration afterschool 2:30pm-6:30pm

  • Sat 5/4- Theme Park Trip

  • Mon 5/6-Fri 5/11- Audition Study Unit recordings

  • Mon 5/6-Tues 5/7- Senior VPA Recital 7pm

  • Wed 5/15- SENIORS LAST DAY!

  • Fri 5/24- Last day of school!

  • Fri 5/31- DPHS Graduation 8:30am (Chamber & Premiere)

Summer Camps!

Are you looking for a way to enrich your child's summer while enhancing and building their musical skills??? Consider enrolling your child in a summer music camp! We are fortunate to have several here in the state of Florida which are guaranteed to help build your students skills and confidence!


Dr. Phillips High School Graduation

Graduation for the class of 2024 will take place on Friday, May 31 at 8:00am! Students in grades 9-11 in Premiere and Chamber will need to plan to attend. We will need to be at the UCF ADDitions Arena by 6:30am. Your children will be performing "Pomp and Circumstance" while the seniors arrive, and will play one recessional song as seniors leave the seating area!


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Hello, Orchestra Students & Families!

Message from the Director

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

Good afternoon, orchestra families!


This evening, if you have some free time and are looking for a cheap option for dinner, come to Southwest Middle School for their 13th annual Fine Arts Festival! Premiere Orchestra will be performing at 7pm, and choirs, band, and orchestras from area elementary, middle, and high schools will be featured! In addition, there will be food trucks, games, prizes, art available for purchase, and live music! We hope to see you there! It begins at 5:30pm and runs until 8pm.

The students have voted on BUSCH GARDENS as our theme park for this year's trip! See below for the itinerary, price, where to pay, and how to chaperone if interested!

All-State audition music has been posted! See below on how to access it for auditions in September.

Students interested in interviewing for our Leadership Council for next year, please read below to access the application.

Our final concert of the year will be FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH AT 7PM. We hope to see you and your family there! Have a wonderful weekend! As always, please don't hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns :)


Sincerely- Ms. Raine Hollingsworth

SWMS Fine Arts Festival

SENIORS SENIORS SENIORS- Parents, we need your help!

Orchestra Leadership Council

Spring Concert and Senior Farewell!

Busch Gardens Trip!

All-State Music!

OBLIGATIONS- Remaining Payments

Remaining Dates for the 23-24 School Year

Summer Camps!


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