Orangeville Fine Arts Boosters

February/March 2023

Fine Arts Boosters' Mission and Vision

The Orangeville music department serves Orangeville students K-12th grade in music education through elementary music education, 5th-12th bands, 6th-12th choirs, and the yearly spring theater production.

We hope to bring many new educational programs, experiences, and opportunities to the students at Orangeville with the help of our Fine Arts Boosters organization and its volunteers.

Meet the Fine Arts Boosters

President: Laura Heath

Vice President: Leslie Schmidt

Treasurer: Billie Setterstrom

Secretary: Shawn Folgate

*We are currently seeking new members to be officers. Please speak with a current officer if you are interested. Thank you!

Music Department Director - Mr. Collin Zier

Mr. Zier has been teaching the K-12 music program at Orangeville School District for four years. He loves working with the students and instilling a passion for music in them. His goal is to reach more students and teach them the joy of music while continuing to build the Orangeville music department into a thriving space for young people to discover and explore their talents.

FAB Meetings

*All meetings will be held in the Orangeville music room unless otherwise specified.

Meeting Dates & Times

April 13, 2023 - 6:00 pm

May 11, 2023 - 6:00 pm

June 8, 2023 - 6:00 pm

Music Department Events

Orangeville Theater Production - The Show Must Go On! Part Duex!

Come out and support the Orangeville Theater Department on Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th, as they preform The Show Must Go On! Part Deux! Showtime is 7:00 pm and the production will take place in the Orangeville High School Gymnasium. Tickets can be purchased at the door: $8.00 per ticket, $6.00 for students.

Call the Orangeville Jr. & Sr. High School Office with any questions.

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Elementary Fundraising Update

The Fine Arts Boosters would first like to extend a huge 'THANK YOU' to our elementary families, friends, community members, and Orangeville schools' staff for supporting our fundraisers this year. We are deeply grateful for your support in helping us raise funds to purchase an elementary music curriculum. To date, our total amounts to $850.00.

Now for the big update!

The Orangeville School District has partnered with us to provide the remaining funds needed to purchase the ENTIRE elementary music curriculum!

We are very excited to provide this new music curriculum to our elementary students in a much sooner time frame than previously anticipated.

Thank you, Orangeville School District, for supporting our students and the elementary music department!

Elementary Music Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who sold or purchased from our Little Caesars Fundraiser!

We are excited to announce that we raised $1,548.00 for the elementary music department!

We are working closely with Mr. Zier to purchase further needed elementary music supplies and will let you know what is purchased as the year continues.

Orders will be delivered the week of March 20th. At that time, you will receive an email letting you know orders are in and information about pickup.

If you have any questions, please email the Fine Arts Boosters or Mr. Zier.

High School Solo and Ensemble Contest

On March 3rd, the Orangeville High School band and choir students participated in the Solo and Ensemble Contest at West Carroll High School in Savanna, IL, with 33 other area schools.

The Solo and Ensemble Contest is a day for students to perform previously prepared instrumental or vocal pieces before a judge to be scored and rated by division. Students can choose to perform solos or large/small group ensembles. They are then scored in several areas, including but not limited to rhythm, accuracy to printed pitches, and technique.

We are proud of the band and choir students who participated in this contest! Getting up and performing in front of others and being critiqued is never easy. However, it allows the students to learn valuable information from judges specializing in that specific vocal area or instrumental group with which they are judging. Therefore, this contest provides an excellent opportunity for our students to become better musicians and vocalists.

The performance ratings range from division I (superior) to division V (poor). Orangeville students received 4 division I ratings, 4 division II ratings, 4 division III ratings, and no division IV or V ratings. Furthermore, Mason Raab and Alex Schmidt received a division I rating with a score of 39.5 out of 40 points!

Congrats to the high school band and choir and Mr. Zier for a successful day at the Solo and Ensemble Contest!

2022-2023 Music Department Dates

Elementary Events

Elementary Spring Program - May 17, 2023

  • Location: Terry Miller Memorial Gymnasium
  • Time: 6:30 PM

Jr. High School Events

Spring Concert - May 3, 2023

  • Location: Terry Miller Memorial Gymnasium
  • Time: 6:30 PM

Sr. High School Events

Organizational Contest - April 14-15, 2023

  • Location: TBA
  • Time: TBA

Spring Concert - May 3, 2023

  • Location: Terry Miller Memorial Gymnasium
  • Time: 6:30 PM

Other Performances - TBA

Graduation Ceremony