Strings N'Things

RVHS Orchestra Newsletter Feb. 15-19


Dear Orchestra Parents,

This weekend's orchestra camp was a huge success! We could not have had such a successful orchestra camp without the help of wonderful parent volunteers. We wanted to personally thank the following volunteers who made this weekend a huge success. Ms. Berry, Ms. Morales, Ms. Dozier, Ms. Adams, Ms. Quattlebaum, Ms. Preudhomme, Ms. Myers and the boosters: Ms. Tisdale, Mr. and Mrs. Danzy, Ms. Jenkins, Ms. Hong, Ms. Young and Ms. Gonzalez. Ms. Tisdale, Ms. Jenkins and Ms. Young - thank you so much for acquiring the yummy freebies from Panara, Starbucks and Food Lion. That was so helpful!!

Your contributions and time spent here over the weekend were invaluable. We kept the kids well - fed (very important!); they learned a lot and we all had a good time on Friday night playing games and hanging out. I think the personal time spent with the section coaches was very helpful, improving & strengthening each student's ability to play his or her instrument. Thank you so much for making the time for your family to participate in this weekend's orchestra camp. Their time here really made a big difference.


Tina Dia & Phillip Pagal



Thursday 2/18 - $25 Carowinds Deposit PAST 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. WEDNESDAY IS THE LAST DAY DEPOSITS WILL BE ACCEPTED

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.

Friday 2/19 - District Audition Permission Slip Due

Dr. Jerry Gatch is our guest conductor this year. The Richland Two District Honors Orchestra is a select group of Richland Two CHAMBER ORCHESTRA students chosen by audition. It has been a very successful and ever-evolving part of our district's orchestra program for three decades! Audition is required for all Chamber Orchestra Students.

AUDITION MARCH 21 at Westwood H.S.

AUDITION FORM - Print, Sign and Return with $10.00 Fee covers snacks and dinner


Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser

Saturday, March 12th, 8-10am

10102 Two Notch Road

Columbia, SC

The RVHS Orchestra is taking over Applebee’s! We are having an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast on Saturday morning, March 12th. We are asking all students to sell a minimum of TWO tickets by March 8, 2016. We would like to share pancakes with as many friends and family members as we can! The Pops Orchestra will also be there playing a selection of musical favorites. Flyers, Tickets and Letter to Parents will be given to students at our kick-off Monday Feb. 22.

Orchestra students 16 & older will be “working” during the breakfast, as food and beverage servers, greeters and bussers. Please consider asking your student to volunteer.

It will be a great morning of music and pancakes. We hope all families will spend two hours with us during the busy holiday season.

UNSOLD TICKETS: Must be returned by Tuesday, March 8th

(Students will be charged the cost of the tickets if not returned by Tuesday, March 8th.)