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  • Writer's pictureRaine Allen

Orchestra Newsletter 4/3

Good evening, orchestra families! Here are some updates and reminders for your week ahead. As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

  • FAIR SHARE PAYMENT- As a reminder, make sure to pay your student’s $60 Fair Share obligation here: https://www.drphillipsorchestras.com/pay-fair-share

  • SWMS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL- Premiere Orchestra will once again be performing at the Southwest Middle School Fine Arts Festival on Friday, April 14th at 7:30pm! Please join us if you’re free to celebrate the arts in our community and support our Premiere Orchestra and all the performing arts ensembles of the Southwest Learning Community!

  • STATE MUSIC PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT- Premiere Orchestra will be performing at State MPA on the morning of Monday, April 24th, 2023 (specific times to be announced) at Blake High School in Tampa, FL. WE NEED PARENT CHAPERONES! If you would like to attend with us (and join us for lunch afterwards at Chili’s!) please REPLY TO THIS EMAIL and also fill out the chaperone application here: https://www.drphillipsorchestras.com/how-to-volunteer

  • SENIORS, SENIORS, SENIORS!!!- We are hard at work preparing our senior sendoff! In order to do that, we need some information from your senior! Please fill out this form so we can finalize their graduation gifts: https://forms.gle/caKriytRLtu8v4or5

  • SPRING CONCERT- Our final concert of the year will be Tuesday, May 2nd, at 7pm in our PAC on South Campus. We hope to see you there for our final performance of the season!

  • TRIP TO ISLANDS OF ADVENTURES- Our annual Orchestra Theme Park Field Trip has returned post-COVID! Students have until THIS WEDNESDAY to indicate if they would like to attend the trip on Saturday, May 6th: https://forms.gle/zEpwx5eqBjFaDL4y9

  • LAST ASSIGNMENT OF THE YEAR- Our final assignment of the year will be our annual “Audition Study Unit”. Students will be asked to study, prepare, and record a real-life audition excerpt from an area youth orchestra audition requirement (not from Orlando in order to preserve fairness). The primary purpose of this assignment is to simulate the real-world experience of preparing for and submitting an audition- therefore, the expectation is that all students will prepare and submit this assignment (with the exception of seniors, as it is due over a week after their last day). As a secondary purpose, students who plan on returning to orchestra next year will have the material from this assignment factored into their placement for next year. If you or your student have questions or concerns about this assignment, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Was that a lot of dates? No worries! You can always check the most up-to-date calendar here: https://www.drphillipsorchestras.com/calendar

Sincerely, Mrs. Raine Allen Director of Orchestras, Dr. Phillips High School Conductor, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras 407-355-3200 ext. 6052667 www.drphillipsorchestras.com

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