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  • 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!" OBLIGATIONS 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. ALL-STATE AUDITION INFORMATION For students who are interested in auditioning for All-State next year, please access the audition information and requirements here: FINAL PROJECT- AUDITION STUDY 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! SUMMER CAMPS 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! 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

  • Islands of Adventure Field Trip Info

    Good afternoon! This email is for students & chaperones of our field trip to Islands of Adventure this Saturday- all others, please disregard and have a wonderful day! PLEASE CHECK THE ATTACHED (UPDATED) LIST FOR YOUR STUDENT'S NAME- we want to make sure we have an accurate headcount! 2023 Islands of Adventure Itinerary 8:30am- Students & chaperones meet at Guest Drop-Off: 8:30am-8:45am- Students, chaperones, and director review safety guidelines, group expectations, and itinerary for the day 9:00am-8:30pm- Students and chaperones spend the day in the park (in groups no smaller than 3) 9:00pm- Students check out with director at Guest Drop-Off before leaving with their parent WHAT TO BRING: $$$MONEY$$$- Make sure to bring enough for at least two meals and a snack. Here are the dining options and prices for both Islands of Adventure & Universal Studios (for those with their own passes who will be going to both parks):,usf,ioa,vb,allparks,portofino-bay-hotel,hard-rock-hotel,royal-pacific-resort,sapphire-falls-resort,surfside-inn-and-suites,universals-aventura-hotel,cabana-bay-beach-resort,dockside-inn-and-suites,on-site-hotels,citywalk,on-site-entertainment&attraction_interest= ***SUNSCREEN***- It will be a long day in the parks! Bring sunscreen and reapply it throughout the day to protect your skin. Remember, you can get a sunburn even when it’s cloudy outside! COMFORTABLE CLOTHING & SHOES!- These are big parks. It will be hot. There is a lot of walking. Make sure to dress accordingly! PHONE BATTERY PACK/CHARGER- Your phone might die if you spend all day in the parks, especially if you use it frequently to text, take photos, use social media, or access the Universal Studios app for navigation or ride reservations. Bring a battery pack as a back up! BACKPACK- It’s a lot of stuff! So bring a bag to comfortably carry it all. Sincerely, Mrs. Raine Allen Director of Orchestras, Dr. Phillips High School Conductor, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras 407-355-3200 ext. 6052667

  • Orchestra Newsletter- 4/21, State MPA

    Good morning! This email is for the parents and students of 3RD PERIOD PREMIERE ORCHESTRA only! If your child is not in that ensemble, please disregard this email and have a wonderful weekend! It is hard to believe, but State Music Performance Assessment is on Monday! Below is the itinerary for the day: Monday, April 24th, 2023- PREMIERE ORCHESTRA 6:00am- Call time in the orchestra room 6:30am- LEAVE from Dr. Phillips High School 8:00am- Arrive at Blake High School in Tampa, FL 10:00am- Warm-Up 10:30am- Performance 11:00am- Clinic 12:00pm- Depart Blake HS for lunch at Chili’s 12:15pm-1:45pm- Lunch at Chili’s in Tampa, FL, then depart Tampa ~3:15pm- Arrive back to Dr. Phillips High School Some helpful tips for a successful day!​​​​ Make sure your child's uniform is clean and ready for our performance on Monday! Breakfast will be provided on Monday morning. However, have your child bring any additional snacks they may want or need before lunch. Make sure your child has money for lunch at Chili's, about $25 is recommended. If your child is using a personal instrument for our performance, make sure they bring it & any other necessary accessories with them on Monday. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to me! Sincerely, Mrs. Raine Allen Director of Orchestras, Dr. Phillips High School Conductor, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras 407-355-3200 ext. 6052667

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  • FAQs | DPHS Orchestra

    Frequently Asked Questions "I don’t know if I should join orchestra ?" You absolutely should! You will be a part of one of the most successful organizations on campus. You will perform for thousands of people each year! You will learn the responsibility and self-discipline that it takes to succeed in all aspects of your adult lif e. You will make lots of new friends and go into the first day of high school already k nowing your friends from middle school who continued into high school with you. Being a part of the orchestra program is the most unique opportunity there is in high school! Plus, colleges look for involvement in an activity when going through applications, and participation in orchestra helps you stand out! Most importantly, you will have lots of fun! “What orchestra class should I sign up for?” Freshmen should sign up for Orchestra 3, sophomores Orchestra 4, juniors Orchestra 5, and seniors Orchestra 6. Students will then be placed into one of our ensembles based on their auditions. ​​ “I don’t have a ride home, so I don't think I would be able to make it to concerts.” No worries! You should definitely come. We can always find a ride home for you. Not having a ride is never an excuse. We can always find a way for you to get home if you can not be picked up. Even if you do not have a ride here, we can find a way! "I don't think i'll have time for orchestra with all my advanced classes or dual en rollment!" Students in the orchestra program have some of the highest GPA’s in the school, and historically many of our Super Scholars (students accepted into the top 20 colleges and universities in the COUNTRY) and our Valedictorians and/or Salutatorians have come from the orchestra program. A very large portion of our students are in AP and Honors Classes. Most have 3.5 GPA’s and higher! Orchestra students are regarded throughout the school by the teachers as some of the best students in their class. What you learn in orchestra is Time Management. This is the skill that you will learn that will help be successful in your classes and in life after high school. ​ "Playing is cool...but what ELSE will we do???" So much! Here is a list of things other than rehearsing a performing that we do each year! ​ Welcome Jamboree for all new and returning members with games, prizes, pizza, candy, and a movie! Orchestra shirts and hoodies with each member's name on them Field trip to WKMG News 6 Studios to record holiday music (which is broadcast on TV!) followed by lunch out at a restaurant! Field trip to attend a dress rehearsal of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, followed by dinner at an area restaurant. Winter Celebration with hot cocoa, games, prizes, Secret Santa, pizza, candy, and a holiday movie! Annual field trip to an area theme park- in the past we've visited Busch Gardens, Magic Kingdom, and Islands of Adventure! Participation in a Walt Disney World Performing Arts Workshop- which includes a day in the theme park afterwards! Have ideas? Join and share them with us! ​

  • Concert Programs | DPHS Orchestra

    Spring Concert Program- 2023 ​

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