Willow Springs Orchestra Newsletter

April 27, 2017


Our spring Concert is on MONDAY. Sloan Creek Orchestra will start the concert at 6:30 p.m. with Willow Springs Orchestra's immediately following. All Orchestra students must be at the high school by 5:30 p.m. in their formal uniforms to be tuned and warmed up.

Audition videos for next year are due no later than Friday, May 5 on google classroom. See below for more information.

If you have any questions please let us know!

Mrs. Gearhart


Mr. Sloan


Mrs. Winkler


Ms. Coad


Spring Concert

Monday, May 1st, 6:30pm

2350 Estates Parkway

Lucas, TX

Concert Details!

When: Monday, May 1

Where: Lovejoy HS Auditorium

What time: Warm-up time – 5:30 PM

6th grade – STAGE

Concert Orchestra – Orchestra room

Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra – Band hall


What to wear: Formal Wear (same as Fine Arts Festival, February concert, UIL)

What to Bring: Music, Instrument, Shoulder rest, Rockstop

Cellos and Basses – please bring your home instruments – make sure they are well in tune before the concert

Placement Auditions for 7th graders ONLY

WSMS Orchestra Class Placement Assignment

Due Friday, May 5


1. Video each selection.

2. Upload to your Orchestra Google Classroom (named by your orchestra class period)

Philharmonic Orchestra Selections – all instruments

F Major Scale

Habanera from Carmen (no repeats)

Procession of the Nobles (no repeats)

Solo of your choice – you may use the same one from Solo Festival

Chamber Orchestra Selections – all instruments

F Major Scale

Habanera from Carmen (no repeats)

Procession of the Nobles (no repeats)

Theme from Rosamunde

Alleluia (no repeats)

Solo of your choice – you may use the same one from Solo Festival

Orchestra Booster Club Positions Available!

Dear Orchestra Parents,

The Orchestra Booster Club is an important resource for the Orchestra Directors and Students. We are in need of 4 volunteer positions for the board: President, Membership, Secretary, and Treasurer. Please consider donating your time and experience to the board - the Orchestra Booster Club can't continue without filling these positions. Detailed position tasks below. Please contact me if you have questions and are interested in being on the board.

Requirements forall 4 positions: Attend the 4 (August, October, January & April) Booster Club Meetings throughout the school year (evenings).

All positions have structures in place for an easy transition.

Treasurer Tasks: Tasks include creating and maintaining annual budget, coordinating authorized check signers and providing change for orchestra sales events. Also, bookkeeping duties such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, monthly reconciliation, financial records,financial reports, and quarterly and annual taxes.

Secretary Tasks: Record minutes for all meetings, send Treasurer and President the meetings for their records, communicate with Technology chair all meeting dates for posting on the website.

Membership Tasks: Organize forms for registration(online as well with Technology chair), collect registration information and record in excel, produce reports for CD's, T-shirts, DSO Concert, Decals, Yard Signs, VIP Seating, Committee members. Produce detailed student information for each school Directors. Create detailed deposits based on registration for Treasurer. The majority of the work for this position is in the Fall.

President: Supervise other board positions ensuring tasks are completed, preside at board meetings, execute any contracts(insurance), appoint committee members, and all other general duties.


Lori DiLiegro

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are highly encouraged for every student in orchestra. Private lessons are a one on one lesson with a professional musician.

We have a few teachers who come to LHS and teach privately during class. The lessons are $20 per half class lesson.

Their availability is limited so if you are interested please contact them ASAP.

Here are the teachers and their info.

Trey Anderson - Bass



Larry Latanzi - Violin and Viola



Stephen Beall - Violin and Viola



Phillip Taggart - Cello



Also here is a Viola teacher who lives in Lovejoy who teaches out of his house or will come to your house.

Samuel Kuang -Viola



LOVE---Lovejoy Orchestra Vend & Exchange

This venue is for all participating Lovejoy Orchestra families that wish to buy, sell, trade, exchange or donate any orchestra items they no longer need. Items including but not limited to: pleated wing tip tuxedo shirts, instrument, case, bow, ect.


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