Willow Springs Orchestra Newsletter

January 19, 2017


All orchestra's are very busy preparing for our next performance. As a reminder, ALL students are to have their own tuner to use in class DAILY. See below for more information on what tuners work best for each instrument and how to purchase one.

Ensemble Festival - TUESDAY, JANUARY 31st - 5:00 - 7:30 PM - The students have been working hard on their ensembles. Most students have signed up for our Ensemble Festival where they can perform for a judge and receive ratings, comments, and medals or ribbons. It is a great opportunity for students to get feedback from judges! Please look for an email with the schedule so that you know when your student is performing!

The Concert Orchestra will perform next on February 27th at our Winter Concert. This concert will be much shorter than normal because all UIL groups will be performing in a separate performance on a different night. This concert starts at 6:30 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium.

Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra's have 2 performances coming up. The first is our Pre-UIL Concert which will be here in the auditorium at LHS starting at 6:30 on Tuesday, March 21st. We will have judges here to help us better prepare for our contest. Their next performance will be on April 5-6 for UIL at the Allen HS PAC. The UIL times will not be available until about 1-2 weeks before. We will email out these times as soon as we get them!

If you have any questions please let us know!

Mrs. Gearhart


Mr. Sloan


Mrs. Winkler


Ms. Coad


Private Lessons

Private Lessons are highly encouraged for every student in orchestra. Private lessons are a one on one lesson with a professional musician.

We have a few teachers who come to LHS and teach privately during class. The lessons are $20 per half class lesson.

Their availability is limited so if you are interested please contact them ASAP.

Here are the teachers and their info.

Trey Anderson - Bass



Larry Latanzi - Violin and Viola



Stephen Beall - Violin and Viola



Phillip Taggart - Cello



Also here is a Viola teacher who lives in Lovejoy who teaches out of his house or will come to your house.

Samuel Kuang -Viola



LOVE---Lovejoy Orchestra Vend & Exchange

This venue is for all participating Lovejoy Orchestra families that wish to buy, sell, trade, exchange or donate any orchestra items they no longer need. Items including but not limited to: pleated wing tip tuxedo shirts, instrument, case, bow, ect.


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