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  • Writer's pictureRaine Allen

Orchestra Newsletter September 26, 2023

Updated: Oct 26, 2023

Hello, Orchestra Students & Families!


MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR


I hope this newsletter finds you well and that your students are working hard to finish the 1st 9 weeks strong! In just 15 DAYS- we have our first concert of the year! Every person that would like to attend our concert will need to purchase a ticket, either in advance or at the door. Ticket sales will close 30 minutes after the start of the concert at 7pm. You will not be able to enter the concert without a ticket. You can purchase your tickets here: https://teachtix.com/dphs/fall-orchestra-concert

This week, we have All-County auditions ongoing for students who wish to participate in the audition process. The schedule of auditions is located here: https://www.drphillipsorchestras.com/all-county-audition-information


Would you and your family like our OFFICIAL orchestra shirt for the 23-24 school year??? Head on over to https://www.customink.com/fundraising/dphs-orchestra-apparel and purchase yours today!


Please read on for other information!

  • FAIR SHARE: We ask that remaining Fair Share payments be completed by Tuesday, October 31st. Fair Share payments can be made here: https://www.drphillipsorchestras.com/make-a-payment

    • Fair Share for the 23-24 school year is $100. Parents can make a $50 or $100 payment on SchoolPay at the link above.

    • Fair Share for the 22-23 school year was $60. Parents can make that payment at the same link above.

    • Please send the SchoolPay receipt(s) to raine.allen@ocps.net in order to have your Fair Share payment confirmed with our records.

  • VPA POLOS: If you purchases a VPA Polo for your child in the VPA Magnet Program, make sure that you have paid for your shirt at this link: https://www.drphillipsorchestras.com/make-a-payment

    • Please send the SchoolPay receipt(s) to raine.allen@ocps.net in order to have your VPA Polo payment confirmed with our records.

  • NATIONALS 3rd INSTALLMENT: The 3rd installment for our trip to Nationals is due Monday, October 30th. If you have not already done so, please visit the website https://www.grouptravelplanners.com/tripportal and enter the trip ID 10859 in order to set up your child's account and make the necessary payments. You can email me with any questions or difficulties with the website!

ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING EVENTS

  • NATIONALS INFORMATION:

  • WE STILL NEED THREE MORE CHAPERONES TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN! Thank you to Mrs. Caputo, Mrs. Anderson, and Mr. McNarney for agreeing to chaperone for this trip! If you would like to apply to chaperone, please fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/jZdWuGuuXtNJkhW4A

  • Remaining 1st 9 Weeks events:

  • Monday, September 25th-Thursday, September 28th (by appointment after school)- All-County auditions.

  • Wednesday, October 11th, 7pm- Fall Orchestra Concert (required for all orchestra students)

  • Remaining Concert Dates for 23-24 School Year:

  • Tuesday, December 5th, 7pm

  • Thursday, February 22nd, 7pm

  • Music Performance Assessment (one of these dates): Thursday, February 29th-Saturday, March 2nd

  • Friday, April 26th, 7pm

  • VPA Magnet Recitals:

    • Magnet Students are required to wear their VPA Polos all day on recital days in order to receive full recital credit. This year, being in uniform and attending recitals will be a grade for VPA Magnet students. Being tardy or out of uniform will result in a lower grade. Missing the recital without first submitting an "Excused Absence Application" form will result in a F for that recital grade.

    • Here are the remaining VPA Recital Dates for this year (also available digitally at Calendar):

      • Wednesday, November 8th- 1:30pm

      • Wednesday, January 17th- 1:30pm

      • Wednesday, February 7th- 1:30pm

      • Wednesday, March 13th- 1:30pm

      • Monday, May 6th- 2:30pm (Seniors only, dress rehearsal)

      • Tuesday, May 7th- 7:00pm

As always, please call, email, or message with any questions or concerns!

Sincerely, Mrs. Raine Allen

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