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RVHS Orchestra Newsletter Feb. 1- 5

Welcome Ms. Morris

Welcome Ms. Morris

I would like to introduce Ms. Olivia Morris who will be joining me as a student teacher. Olivia Morris is from Charlotte, North Carolina and has been playing viola for eleven years. She is currently a student at the University of South Carolina where she is pursuing a Music Education degree under the guidance of Dr. Gail Barnes. She has also studied viola with Dr. Constance Gee and Dr. Daniel Sweaney at the university. Ms. Morris currently lives in Cayce with a roommate and her cat, Sir Henry Pickle.


Monday Feb. 1 - Music Boosters at 6:30pm

Music Booster Meeting at 6:30pm. Ridge View High School Orchestra Room. We will be discussing details about the Spring Orchestra Camp. Volunteers are needed. Please come and join the discussion.

Tuesday Feb. 2 - EXTRA CREDIT, 6:30 at the District Auditorium

Richland Northeast High School Orchestra and Summit Parkway Middle School Orchestra were selected to perform at the South Carolina Music Educators Convention on Friday Feb. 5th. I have the privilege to guest conduct one of the Summit Parkway Middle School pieces for the convention. Please come out and see Mr. Pagal conduct :) and to support the RNE and SPMS Orchestras.

Wednesday Feb. 3 - POPS Orchestra 3:45pm

POPS Orchestra will resume after school from 3:45-4:30pm. Students who are in POPS should attend. We will be sight reading new music and prepare for the next gig.


Orchestra Camp Permission Slip is PAST DUE

Guest musicians will be working with students during our spring orchestra camp. All students are required to attend. The camp begins Friday Feb. 12th from 4:00pm – 6:30pm. and Saturday Feb. 13th from 8:30am - 5:00pm.

The purpose of the camp is to work on concert festival music and to learn and refine technical skills with the guest clinicians. The cost of this weekend is $20.00 due Friday January 29 for those who have NOT paid their orchestra dues. This cost will help cover the cost for food for Friday night and Saturday Lunch.


We need donations! If your Last Name begins with:

A-F - Bring Chips

G-M - Bring Baked Goods

N-S - Bring Breakfast items

T-Z - Bring Drinks


Tuesday Feb. 9- $25 Carowinds Deposit Due

The RVHS Orchestra will be performing at Festivals in the Park at Carowinds on Saturday May 7th, 2016. The cost of the trip is $80 which includes: ticket, transportation, performance fee and lunch. Make Checks payable to: RVHS ORCHESTRA. Below is the payment schedule.

Payment #1 - Feb. 9 - $25.00 deposit

Payment #2 - March 8 - $25.00

Payment #3 - April 5 - $30.00 Final Payment Due.

For more information and to sign up click here.