Hello, Orchestra Students & Families!
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Now that our first fundraiser has been completed, students will be contacted by one of our two treasurers informing them of their remaining Fair Share and other obligations for the school year. Below is information about payments and how to complete them.
FAIR SHARE: We ask that remaining Fair Share payments be completed by Tuesday, October 31st. Fair Share payments can be made here: https://www.drphillipsorchestras.com/make-a-payment
Fair Share for the 23-24 school year is $100. Parents can make a $50 or $100 payment on SchoolPay at the link above.
Fair Share for the 22-23 school year was $60. Parents can make that payment at the same link above.
Please send the SchoolPay receipt(s) to email@example.com in order to have your Fair Share payment confirmed with our records.
ALL-STATE AUDITIONS: If your student is auditioning for All-State this Saturday, make sure that you have paid for your audition at this link: https://www.drphillipsorchestras.com/make-a-payment
Please send the SchoolPay receipt(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to have your All-State audition payment confirmed with our records.
VPA POLOS: If you purchases a VPA Polo for your child in the VPA Magnet Program, make sure that you have paid for your shirt at this link: https://www.drphillipsorchestras.com/make-a-payment
Please send the SchoolPay receipt(s) to email@example.com in order to have your VPA Polo payment confirmed with our records.
NATIONALS DEPOSIT AND 2ND INSTALLMENT: The 2nd installment for our trip to Nationals is due today. If you have not already done so, please visit the website https://www.grouptravelplanners.com/tripportal and enter the trip ID 10859 in order to set up your child's account and make the necessary payments. You can email me with any questions or difficulties with the website!
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS
Here is the website to set up your child's payments for the ASTA Nationals Trip: https://www.grouptravelplanners.com/tripportal
The trip number is 10859
$75 dollar deposit was due August 30.
Installment 2 of $220.50 is due today.
WE STILL NEED THREE MORE CHAPERONES TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN! Thank you to Mrs. Caputo, Mrs. Anderson, and Mr. McNarney for agreeing to chaperone for this trip! If you would like to apply to chaperone, please fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/jZdWuGuuXtNJkhW4A
ALL-STATE SCHEDULE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED:
TICKETS WILL BE SOLD FOR OUR FALL CONCERT:
They will be $11.05 per ticket, and will be available by online purchase only. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door! Donations can also be made at the time of ticket purchases. The website for ticket purchases will be coming soon!
T-SHIRTS, HOODIES, TOTE BAGS, MAGNETS:
These are the items that received the most votes in our apparel voting form! Be on the lookout for order forms soon!
1st 9 Weeks events:
Saturday, September 23rd, Freedom High School- All-State Auditions (All-State students only)
Monday, September 25th-Thursday, September 28th (by appointment after school)- All-County auditions. Students can sign up for an audition time here: https://www.drphillipsorchestras.com/all-county-audition-information
Wednesday, October 11th, 7pm- Fall Orchestra Concert (required for all orchestra students)
Remaining Concert Dates for 23-24 School Year:
Tuesday, December 5th, 7pm
Thursday, February 22nd, 7pm
Music Performance Assessment (one of these dates): Thursday, February 29th-Saturday, March 2nd
Friday, April 26th, 7pm
VPA Magnet Recitals:
Magnet Students are required to wear their VPA Polos all day on recital days in order to receive full recital credit. This year, being in uniform and attending recitals will be a grade for VPA Magnet students. Being tardy or out of uniform will result in a lower grade. Missing the recital without first submitting an "Excused Absence Application" form will result in a F for that recital grade.
Here are the remaining VPA Recital Dates for this year (also available digitally at Calendar):
Wednesday, November 8th- 1:30pm
Wednesday, January 17th- 1:30pm
Wednesday, February 7th- 1:30pm
Wednesday, March 13th- 1:30pm
Monday, May 6th- 2:30pm (Seniors only, dress rehearsal)
Tuesday, May 7th- 7:00pm
As always, please call, email, or message with any questions or concerns!
Sincerely, Mrs. Raine Allen