Duluth HS Orchestra Newsletter
September 2, 2022
What Are We Doing in Orchestra?
We have continued to work on our parade tunes and have completed the full sequence now with all classes, We have also spent a lot of time refining our playing of the National Anthem in preparation for our performance on Friday, Sept. 9th!
Parents, please take a moment and go though the orchestra handbook below. Once you have looked over it, please fill out our handbook acknowledgement form below. It is very important we have this signed form on file for each student.
Handbook Parent Sign Off/Media Form:
Fee Sheet for Orchestra
You may also mail fees to the PO Box. DO NOT USE MY PAYMENTS PLUS please!
Click below to access fee sheet (you don't need to turn this in unless you are mailing in your money or turning it in at school)
Please make sure to get fees paid. The polos are coming in on Thursday before the National Anthem!!!
National Anthem Performance
Fine Arts Night is Friday, Sept. 9th!
All orchestra students will be performing the National Anthem on the field prior to the start of the game. We will perform with all the music programs from the entire Duluth Cluster. This counts as a summative assessment grade.
Students need to arrive at 5:30 PM in the DHS orchestra room. Please wear white orchestra polo shirt (students who have ordered one should receive this week), black pants and tennis shoes. Shirts should be tucked in or tied back. NO JEANS, SHORTS OR KHAKIS,
Be sure to sign in for attendance. Students can be picked up at 7:20 PM, or they may stay for the game and cheer on the wildcats!!!!
Come cheer on our music students and our DHS Wildcats!
Orchestra Parent Night Recordings
We enjoyed getting to see some of you last Thursday night during our zoom meeting. I am linking the video as well as a copy of the presentation below for anyone who would like to review it or who was unable to attend. In addition, I am also linking our budget slides that were presented as well.
Thank you so much for supporting these amazing young musicians and myself and Dr. Lemonds! We are so grateful for our orchestra community here in the Duluth Cluster!
We have an Amazon wishlist if you would like to donate some items we need to our program! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1A9M1K244ZSP2?ref_=wl_share
Music Students Score Better In Math and English than their Nonmusical Peers!
Check out this article about the research between the study of music and scoring hire in other subjects in high school!https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2019/06/music-students-score-better
Private Teacher List
Amazon Smile and Corporate Giving
Here are some simple ways you can help our orchestra!
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com and designating Duluth String Orchestra Alliance Inc. as your chosen charity!
In addition, many companies will match charitable giving if you designate Duluth String Orchestra Alliance as your charity! Check with your employer about matching gifts!
1. visit- www.publix.com
2. log in or set up a publix account
3. select "my account"
4. Designate Duluth HS Orchestra as your Publix Partner
5. Each time you shop at Publix, enter your phone number, and a portion of your purchase come back to the Duluth HS Orchestra
Kroger Community Partners!
1. visit www.kroger.com
2. log in or set up your kroger account
3. Scroll to the bottom and under Community select "Community Rewards"
4. Type in Duluth String Orchestra Alliance in the search field
5. Select us as your organization, and you are all set!
6. each time you shop using your Kroger Plus card, we get a portion of your purchase!
REMIND 101 CODES FOR ALL CLASSES!
Please make sure you are signed up for Remind 101, and Parents there is a remind for you too! We send out updates and reminders to your phone using this system!
To join Remind 101 for your orchestra class-
1st period- in the text box put @sym-orch
2nd period- in the text box put @con-orch
3rd period- in the text box put @cham
4th period- in the text box put @phil-orch
5th period- in the text box put @sinfo-orch
Parents- in the text box put @orchpare