Orchestra Times - August 2022
The official newsletter of Centennial Orchestra
Welcome back Titan Orchestra!
Our newsletters are the primary way we share program-wide information so please take time to read through them and continue to refer to them when they are sent. You can always find the newsletters on our Orchestra website (www.centennialorch.com) and in Canvas.
Planning for Day 1
Bring a personal device and a pencil with you on the first day of school. We will begin with instruments on Monday, August 15th.
Click the button above to access CheddarUp!
Routine Instrument Care
Reach out to your instrument vendor to set up an appointment and to see if you can drop it off. This can take time as most luthiers are also preparing for the next school year so don't wait!
All students are required to be in their Orchestra's Remind. Parents are encouraged to keep up with regular reminders and updates for Orchestra.
Parents and Students: Click on the link below to join your orchestra's
- Concertante 1A- Orchestra F
- Camerata 2A- Orchestra E
- Symphonic 4B- Orchestra D
- Philharmonic 3A- Orchestra C
- Virtuosi 2B- Orchestra B
- Chamber 3B- Orchestra A
All students should be registered for their own class Remind!
Disney Interest Form - Final Call Due by Sunday August 14th
Trip planning and deposits will start soon. Trip cost per student will be $800 + student fundraising. Registration is first come first serve and will cap at 125 total students, chaperones, and directors.
Private Lesson Registration
Interested in Private Lessons?
Private lessons provide your student the opportunity to have individual attention to their instrument. This individual attention will allow your student to grow rapidly as a player and musician. The benefits of private lessons include supplemental one-on-one focused instruction to help students reach their full potential on their instrument; additional attention to students' individualized goals; and a competitive edge in orchestra placement, All-Region, and Solo & Ensemble each year. Private lessons improve a student's technique and allow them to learn increasingly complex music that top-level orchestras play. Students aspiring to join the Virtuosi or Chamber groups are expected to be in private lessons as the rigor of the music demands specialized attention.
Returning students must complete the registration form to reserve your position in our CHS Private Lesson Program.
2022-2023 All-Region and All-State Materials
All-Region and All-State are individual competition opportunities that all students are encouraged to prepare for. The process of preparing for an audition teaches goal setting, discipline, problem solving, and patience. Practicing and preparing challenging music makes students better players and helps develop a continuous growth mindset, whether they audition or not.
Students interested in auditioning for All-Region and/or All-State should start working on the material now with their private lesson teachers. Please take a moment to learn more about the All-Region and All-State process below
All-Region Registration and Payment Information
The All-State music can be accessed through the link above. All-Region music will be released on August 9th.
Titan Orchestra Breakfast Socials!
Booster Club Parent Volunteers Needed for the 2022-2023 School Year!
The Centennial Orchestra Booster Club is an integral part of the orchestra’s growth. Parents will donate countless hours to figure out ways to raise money for the Centennial Orchestra. They will volunteer to help out at concerts, receptions, contests; the list goes on and on.
Students really enjoy all of the “extra” things that happen in orchestra. We go on trips, have parties, compete in contests, eat lots of food, and so much more! We look forward to maintaining traditions!
All of these “extra” things are not free. Students want to see the traditions thrive. They will carry on as long as we have parents to volunteer and help raise the necessary funds to do so.
A small number of parents cannot continue to do all of the work for an orchestra this size. The booster club, the Centennial Orchestra, and the directors need help from ALL parents.
The orchestra’s school accounts and budget only take care of a very small amount of the monetary needs of the Centennial Orchestra. Fundraising and parent help is essential.
Parent volunteers are needed in the following ways:
Serving at concert receptions
Helping to prepare/set up/serve at the Orchestra Banquet at the end of the year
Spring Trip Chaperone
Field Trip Chaperone
Orchestra Party Chaperone
Offering to pick up food or drinks for an orchestra function or party
Being a member of the booster club board
In order for this orchestra to run efficiently, ALL must contribute. The CHS Orchestra students deserve the best! Parents, you have wonderful children, and they should get to experience every opportunity that the CHS Orchestra has to offer.
Letterman Jacket Fitting for Qualified Students
Information packets will be provided for students who qualify before the fitting. Families may start planning and designing your jacket by https://mecasportswear.net/
IT IS TIME FOR CENTENNIAL, WESTER, AND LAWLER ORCHESTRAS MEDIEVAL TIMES SOCIAL EVENT! WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO TRAVELING DOWN TO THE DALLAS CASTLE FOR AN EVENING OF FOOD AND FUN!
WE ARE ALSO IN NEED OF PARENT CHAPERONES TO HELP SUPERVISE STUDENTS ON THE BUS AND IN THE AUDIENCE DURING THE SHOW. PLEASE CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW AND COMPLETE THE FORM AND PAYMENT BY Tuesday August 30th.