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  • Writer's pictureRaine Allen

Orchestra Newsletter 5/4

Good morning, orchestra families!

Please let me begin by saying THANK YOU to all our students for such an amazing Spring Concert! I am truly blown away by the musicianship, artistry, and growth of these incredible students. I've said it before, and I'll say it again- teaching these young people is a privilege and a pleasure, and something I treasure each and every day!

If you missed the concert, check out the recording here!

I am also incredibly proud to announce that Premiere Orchestra earned a Superior at State Music Performance Festival on April 24th, at Blake High School in Tampa, FL! This truly "Never Less Than The Best!"


If your child still needs to pay their Orchestra Fair Share obligation, they can do so here: Students can also make a payment with cash, credit, and/or debit cards in the Media Center.


For students who are interested in auditioning for All-State next year, please access the audition information and requirements here:


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. Students may begin turning in their assignments now, but the final due date is Friday, May 19th. If you or your student have questions or concerns about this assignment, please don’t hesitate to reach out!


There is still time to participate in a summer music camp! Check out our list! We have DPHS students participating in FSU Summer Music Camps, and OPO Summer Music Camp. Check them out and make your summer musical!

As always, if you have any questions or concern, please don't hesitate to reach out!


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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