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  • Writer's pictureRaine Allen

Orchestra Newsletter 2/16/23

Good afternoon, orchestra families!

We are exactly ONE WEEK away from our Pre-MPA concert on Thursday, February 23rd, at 7pm! We hope that you and your family will join us for a night of enjoyable music as our students work to prepare for their Music Performance Assessment performances. Please read on to learn about other important dates coming up!

  • Attached is a MUSIC PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT INFORMATION sheet. Please read it and let me know if you have any questions! Hard copies will be made available at our concert next week as well. There is also a copy of the itinerary included.

  • MUSIC PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT will be Tuesday, March 7th for Sinfonia Orchestra (5th period), and Wednesday, March 8th for Philharmonia (2nd period), Chamber (4th period), and Premiere (3rd period). More information can be found in the attached information sheet.

  • ASTA Student Day- The American String Teachers Association will be having their national conference in Orlando this year, and on Saturday, March 18th, they will be hosting their annual "Student Day" event! "Be the Future: An ASTA Leadership Experience". You are developing skills in performance, teaching, and leadership in a variety of ways through your participation in orchestra and strings. There are so many incredible options that involve your string instrument for your future – from teaching in the classroom, performing on national stages, working in film, and even providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences for youth and adults! In these sessions, you will explore leadership strategies to implement in your life today, learn more about string careers, engage with current music majors and music professors, and immerse in music making. See the attached flyer for more information! Sign ups for interested students who would like to attend this FREE event will be coming soon!

  • STATE SOLO & ENSEMBLE will be Saturday, April 1st, at Strawberry Crest High School in Brandon, FL. The deadline to register for students who qualified at district on February 4th is TOMORROW at 2:30pm: Sincerely, Mrs. Raine Allen Director of Orchestras, Dr. Phillips High School Conductor, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras 407-355-3200 ext. 6052667 Book time to meet with me

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