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.

Orchestra Handbook:


Handbook Parent Sign Off/Media Form:


Fee Sheet for Orchestra

Please pay fees online at http://www.duluthorchestra.org/dues-and-uniform-payments.html

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!

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Upcoming Events:

Sept. 8th- Cow Patty Bingo kickoff during class!

Sept. 9th- Orchestra Fees Dues

Sept.9th- 5:30 PM- National Anthem Performance/Fine Arts Night at DHS 1st Home Game

Sept. 24th- Duluth Fall Parade!

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.

Here is the link to the volunteer survey for volunteering for all sorts of different orchestra help throughout the year (not just board members).

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!

Amazon Wishlist!

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!


Orchestra Calendar for 2022-23

We are so happy to have a calendar full of events, concerts and activities for this upcoming school year! Please click below to access the orchestra calendar for the entire year!

Supply List!

All students need to have the items listed on the supply list! Please contact us with any questions. Rental information can be found below.
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Private Teacher List

Look for us on Facebook, Instagram and our Website!

Facebook and Instagram- search Duluth High School Orchestra

See pictures from events and get updated announcements!

website- www.duluthorchestra.org

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!

Publix Partners!

Publix has started a new program that will help support our orchestra each time you shop at Publix.

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!

Here is another easy way to support our orchestra program every time you shop at Kroger!

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 Codes


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-

text- 81010

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

Scan Here to make a donation to the DHS Orchestra!

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