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  • Writer's pictureRaine Allen

Monday, April 1st, 2024

Hello, Orchestra Students & Families!

Message from the Director


Good afternoon, orchestra families!

Mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, guardians, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, and loved ones- it is with the greatest pride possible that I write to inform you that ALL of our orchestras have received top marks in their assessment performances. First, on February 29th and March 1st, Sinfonia, Philharmonia, Chamber, and Premiere Orchestras earned Superior ratings at District Music Performance Assessment. Then, Premiere Orchestra traveled to Louisville, KY, to represent DPHS, Orange County, and Florida on the national stage at the American String Teachers Association National Orchestra Festival, where they received a unanimous rating of "Outstanding", the highest possible score.

Due to these high achievements, our active participation and advocacy in the community through our artistic abilities, and your support of our growing musicians, the entire Dr. Phillips High School Orchestra is a finalist in the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's "High School Program of Distinction" program!!! This is due to the hard work of each and every student in our program, in addition to the support their families provide everyday.

I truly could not ask for a better group of students to work with each day, nor more supportive parents and families than you all. Thank you for helping create and sustain such a vibrant strand of our local arts community.

Sincerely- Ms. Raine Hollingsworth

SENIORS SENIORS SENIORS- Parents, we need your help!

Parents of seniors! Our Senior Farewell is coming up soon at our Spring Concert, and I need your help to make it a memorable one for our graduating seniors. Please fill out this form so I can complete our first ever Commemorative Senior Program, a physical keepsake which will include their final orchestra concert program, as well as an individual page dedicated to each senior.

BASS STUDENTS- Saturday, April 20th

Bass students- here is an opportunity to build your skills specifically designed for bassists! Check it out and register soon!

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

  • Mon 4/15- State MPA, Blake High School (Premiere)

  • Fri 4/19- Southwest Fine Arts Festival (Premiere)

  • Wed 4/24- Swan Hotel Performance (String Quartet Premiere Only)


  • 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!

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