Lovejoy Orchestra Newsletter

November 3, 2016


We are looking forward to some cooler weather heading our way since every class is busy working on Holiday music for our next performance at the Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, December 3rd. The orchestra concert will start with the SCIS Beginner Orchestra, then the WIllow Springs Orchestras and finish with the High School Groups. The concert will begin at noon, we will let you know when musicians need to arrive in a few weeks!

The high school groups have been focusing on tone quality and right hand technique. We have been discussing bow lane, bow weight, bow speed and tilting of the bow to achieve more accurate dynamics with good tone quality.

Our next spirit night is coming up on Tuesday, November 8th at Raising Cane's on Stacy Road. Mention Lovejoy orchestra at checkout and the booster club will receive a portion of the sale!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr. Sloan

Mrs. Winkler

Orchestra Spirit Night

Tuesday, Nov. 8th, 10am-9pm

190 East Stacy Road

Allen, TX

Our Lovejoy Orchestra Spirit day/night is at Raising Cane’s: Tuesday, November 8, from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. This is ALL DAY so if you are not able to make dinner time you can meet a friend for lunch, pick up lunch and bring to your kids, or bring back lunch to your office and still support LOBC! Please plan on joining us for a great combo of delicious food, good company, and support of our Lovejoy Orchestra. 15% of the proceeds from our visit will go to the Orchestra Booster Club. When you order please let them know you are with Lovejoy Orchestra. Includes dine in, drive thru and take out.

Raising Cane’s is located at 190 E. Stacy Rd., Allen.

Lovejoy Orchestra Trip to the DSO

We will be taking a count of how many students are planning on riding the bus by the end of next week. Please let your student know how they are getting to the concert so that we have an accurate count.

DSO Holiday Pops Concert

December 2nd, 7:30 p.m.

Bus transportation provided for Orchestra Students

departing from Willow Springs @ 5:45 p.m.

Congratulations to All Region Orchestra Students!

We wanted to give a shout out to all of the students who auditioned for All Region this past Saturday! Everyone did a fantastic job and we are so proud of all the hard work that was put in by these students to learn this music and go through the audition process.

Congratulations to the following musicians who made the All Region Orchestra!


Anthony Tang

Andrew Chang

Daniel Xue

Carol Xu

Sarah Dunham


John Reaves


Abigail Xue- alternate


Zach McCormick

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


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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.