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  • Writer's pictureRaine Allen

Orchestra Newsletter 3/23/23

Good afternoon, orchestra families!

First and foremost, I hope you all had a FANTASTIC, RESTFUL spring break! We are back fully into the 4th 9 weeks, and ready to finish the 2022-2023 school year strong! We have several events coming up in the final quarter, so please read on and mark your calendars!

  • CONGRATULATIONS!!!- I am ECSTATIC to announce that ALL FOUR ORCHESTRA ENSEMBLES earned a SUPERIOR RATING at District Music Performance Assessment! This is truly a testament to the hard work, dedication, talent, and grit of every student in our orchestra program, and I could not be prouder of what they have accomplished. We truly are "Never Less Than The Best"!!!

  • STATE SOLO & ENSEMBLE- The State Solo & Ensemble schedule is attached. I am aware that not all schedule requests could be accommodated in this final schedule. If you have a concern with your time, please reach out to me ASAP!

  • 2ND DISTRICT SOLO & ENSEMBLE- For students who have signed up to participate in the 2nd district Solo & Ensemble event, the schedule is attached. Titles are due TOMORROW for those who have still not made a selection!

  • BROOKDALE RECITAL- We still have one more Brookdale Assisted Living Facility recital for students who would like to earn community service through performing in the community! Please fill out this form if interested, students earn 4 hours for each recital! Senior Living Ensemble Volunteering Hello if you are certain you can come Wednesday 3/29 from 6:15-7:15 PM please fill out the form below. We will be performing easy solos, duets, trios, etc. for the elderly at Brookdale Retirement Home to spread orchestral happiness! You will receive 4 community service hours for participating and for practices beforehand.

  • SOUTHWEST MIDDLE SCHOOL FINE ARTS FESTIVAL- Members of the Premiere Orchestra (3rd Period) will be performing at the annual Southwest Middle School Fine Arts Festival on Friday, April 14th, at 7:40pm!

  • STATE MUSIC PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT- Premiere Orchestra will be traveling to Blake High School in Tampa, FL, on Monday, April 24th to perform at State Music Performance Assessment!

  • SPRING CONCERT- Our final concert of the year will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd, at 7pm in our Performing Arts Center! We hope to see you there to not only enjoy the final performance from our ensembles this year, but to also bid a fond farewell to our seniors!

  • CELLOBRATION- Calling all cello students! Please check out to learn about this annual day of cello rehearsals and concert happening on May 6th at Winter Park High School! Central Florida Cellobration This year's Central Florida Cellobration (formerly Orlando Cellobration) will take place on May 6-7 at Winter Park High School in Orlando, FL.

  • FSU SUMMER MUSIC CAMPS- Summer is just around the corner! Are you considering ways to improve your skills over the summer, make new friends, learn from world-class conductors and educators, while making fun memories that last a lifetime??? Then register for FSU Summer Music Camps! There is a STRING ORCHESTRA CAMP dedicated to large ensembles, small ensembles, music theory, music history, and special teams of counselors who focus entirely on creating a positive experience for campers (Mrs. Allen used to be one!!!) Check it out and register today!!!

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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