Duluth HS Orchestra Newsletter

October 1, 2021

What Are We Doing in Orchestra?

We have jumped into our fall/winter concert music! The students are working very hard to prepare a wonderful concert, and we continue to work on skill building and tone development in each class!

Chamber Orchestra is preparing for the KSU Orchestra Invitational which will take place at the end of October, and both Chamber and Philharmonic will be presenting a concert at Duluth Town Green as part of Howl on the Green and Food Truck Friday! We are working on a set of Halloween music for that concert!

Here is a link where students can download and print practice copies of all their concert music:


Upcoming Events:

  • 2nd Disney Deposit of $250 due Oct. 11th
  • October 14- Taco Mac Spirit Night to support Duluth HS Performing Arts!
  • Oct 16- District Allstate Auditions- select students
  • Oct. 23- Cow Patty Bingo!!! 1:30-3:30 PM @ DHS
  • Oct. 28 KSU Invitational Performance- Chamber Orchestra
  • Oct 29- Howl on the Green Concert- Chamber and Phil @ 5:30 PM Town Green

Parade Pictures!

Thank you to all our wonderful students who marched in the Duluth Fall Festival Parade! We are so proud of our orchestra students and their great community performance! Here is a link to some event pictures!


Fee Reminder

Students are getting uniforms ordered through school, but it is important that these items are paid for before the student can be given the uniform. Please make sure you have paid you yearly dues and any other necessary fees.

Here is a link that reminds you and explains each fee! https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vShyWrwVa7tI6XYcCBe_rXMKhVtbzBj3T9JPgXCmCnaUdBxdtgtMiKvtG0ow7U7SVKwHv5Scdha9f0y/pub

Special shout out to Chamber and Philharmonic who already have over 50% of student dues paid!!!!

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!

Cow Patty Bingo Tickets

Please make sure you have returned your Cow Patty Tickets and moooooooney to the orchestra room! We are working on getting the grid laid out and all tickets assigned! We can't wait until Oct. 23rd! Please be sure to join us for some fun and lots of cute fuzzy animals as part of our petting zoo!

Duluth Performing Arts Disney Trip Payment Reminder

We are so excited about our upcoming trip to Disney! WE have over 130 performing arts students that will be going on this trip! If you are signed up, please make sure you prepare to make your 2nd payment if you haven't already!

Please make your payment at www.duluthorchestra.org or by sending in check (payable to DSOA) or cash!

Italy Trip for Spring Break! Update

The Duluth HS Orchestra had planned an Italy trip for spring 2020, but it was pushed back due to the pandemic. We will be able to finally take that trip this spring break (2022). There are still spots remaining on the trip. So, if you would like to go, we recommend signing up now.

For over 18 years, we have traveled with the student tour company EF tours. We have had wonderful experiences with the company, and they have provided us with safe, fun and educational tours for our students. They offer a variety of payment plans and options so that each family can find the plan that suits their needs. Previous travelers with EF tours will receive a $100 discount!

Our trip for 2022 is a 10 day tour of Italy. You can view the specific itinerary by clicking the tour link below.

To sign up, you need to only pay a $95 deposit. This deposit secures the pricing for you. You then have several months to make payments toward your trip.

To view the tour, see pricing, and sign up for the trip please visit:


Orchestra Calendar for 2021-2022

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!

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

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!

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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website- www.duluthorchestra.org