TWHS Orchestra News Letter

March-April 2022

March Update

Welcome back from Spring Break! This year is flying by and we are very close summer! It has been a phenomenal year so far, but lets make sure we end the year on the highest note yet!


Between us and the end of the year we have:

  • Spring Classics Concert on March 26th
  • UIL Concert and Sight Reading for Symphony Orchestra on March 29th at 6:30 PM
  • UIL Concert and Sight Reading for Concert Orchestra on March 30th
  • UIL Concert and Sight Reading for Chamber Orchestra on March 31st
  • CISD Concert and Sight Reading Camerata Orchestra on April 2nd at TWHS 9th Grade
  • Spring Trip to Memphis and Nashville on April 27th through May 1st
  • End of the Year Banquet and Senior Sendoff on May 10th at The Woodlands Country Club
  • Broadway Concert Dress Rehearsal 9-11:30 AM Philharmonic, Camerata, Symphony and Chamber Orchestras and 1 to 3:15 PM for Concert and Chamber Orchestras (May 14th)
  • A Night on Broadway and Senior Sendoff Concert on May 14th at 7 PM
  • Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition May 27-28 at UT Austin


In this newsletter, we kick off our Crescendo Fundraiser, share details about our Spring Classics Concert, our UIL Trips, our Trip to Nashville, and our End of the Year Banquet.


This is A LOT to keep up with, so please make sure to read this whole news letter, keep the link to this news letter to reference latter, and make sure to check BAND.

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Here is the schedules for our March 26th Spring Classics Concert. ALL STUDENTS MUST STAY AFTER THE CONCERT TO HELP CLEAN UP!


Students MUST wear their formal uniform and black socks/shoes. Boys will be given the green ties the night of the concert and MUST return them before they leave.


Auditorium Doors will open at 6:15 PM, and we will not have concessions available at this concert.



March 26th
  • 2:00-4 PM Officers Set up and Decorate Stage and Front Foyer
  • 5:45 PM -6:00 PM All Orchestra Students Arrive (WEAR YOUR PERFORMANCE CLOTHES) STAY IN YOUR ASSIGNED ROOMS
Concert Orchestra- Choir Room
Symphony Orchestra and Mariachi Members- LGI 2
Camerata Orchestra Room 141 (Fashion Design Room)
  • 6:00- 6:15 PM Tune and Warm Up in Holding Rooms
  • 6:15 PM take seats in the auditorium NO PHONES ON STAGE OR IN THE AUDITORIUM
  • 6:30 PM Concert STARTS
  • 8:30-9 PM ALL ORCHESTRA MEMBERS STAY TO CLEAN UP!
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UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluations

On March 29th-31st Chamber, Concert and Symphony Orchestras will travel to Klein Oak High School to take part in the UIL Region 9 Orchestra Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluations.

Cello and Bass players will be taking school instruments to these events. Students will be pulled from school all day on their assigned contest day. Please do not bring backpacks the day you go to contest.



On Tuesday March 29th SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WILL GO TO CONTEST:


  • 7:45-8:00 AM Arrive in the Orchestra Room wearing normal clothes. BRING YOUR FORMAL UNIFORM, Your instrument/music, and a lunch
  • 8-10:40 AM Rehearsal
  • 10:40-11:12 AM Lunch
  • 11:12-11:30 AM Change into formals
  • 11:30 AM-12:00PM Pack up and load the busses
  • 12:00 PM Depart TWHS for Klein Oak HS
  • 1:00 PM Warm Up
  • 1:30 PM Performance on Stage
  • 2:00 PM Sight-Read
  • 2:30 PM Load busses and depart for TWHS
  • 3:15Pm Arrive TWHS





On Wednesday March 30th CONCERT ORCHESTRA WILL GO TO CONTEST:


  • 8:45-9:00 AM Arrive in the Orchestra Room wearing normal clothes. BRING YOUR FORMAL UNIFORM, Your instrument/music, and a lunch
  • 9-10:55AM Rehearsal
  • 10:55-11:30 AM Lunch
  • 11:30-11:45 AM Change into formals
  • 11:45-1:30 PM Rehearsal
  • 1:30 PM Pack up and load the busses
  • 2:00 PM Depart TWHS for Klein Oak HS
  • 3:00 PM Warm Up
  • 3:30 PM Performance on Stage
  • 4:00 PM Sight-Read
  • 4:30 PM Load busses and depart for TWHS
  • 5:15 PM Arrive TWHS





On Thursday March 31st CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WILL GO TO CONTEST:


  • 7:45-8:00 AM Arrive in the Orchestra Room wearing normal clothes. BRING YOUR FORMAL UNIFORM, Your instrument/music, and a lunch
  • 8-10:40 AM Rehearsal
  • 10:40-11:12 AM Lunch
  • 11:12-11:30 AM Change into formals and load bus
  • 11:30 AM Depart TWHS for Klein Oak HS
  • 12:30 PM Warm Up
  • 1:00 PM Performance on Stage
  • 1:30 PM Sight-Read
  • 2:00 PM Load busses and depart for TWHS
  • 2:45 PM Arrive TWHS
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It’s almost time to celebrate the year at the Orchestra Banquet! We will be having our banquet at The Woodlands Country Club - Palmer Course on Tuesday May 10th at 6pm. All TWHS Orchestra students and family are invited to attend. Please purchase tickets by April 15th to attend.


Tickets

Seniors - $0 (must RSVP/Reserve a ticket to attend)

9th - 11th Orchestra students - $15

Parents/Family - $35


Banquet Menu: Italian Buffet:

Tossed Mixed Garden Salad

Panko Breaded Chicken with House Marinara and Mozzarella

Creamy Fettuccini Alfredo with Sauteed Spinach

Pancetta Sauteed Green Beans

Fresh Garlic Bread


Dessert:

New York Style Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce


Drinks:

Water

Iced Tea

Lemonade

Coffee


Dietary Restrictions can be accommodated. Please email Courtney Llamas, Booster Club Vice-President with any special needs or concerns: courtney.llamas@gmail.com


Senior Pictures for Banquet

Our banquet is scheduled for Tuesday May 10th at 6pm. We will have a slideshow to showcase our seniors who are graduating. All pictures must be in jpeg format. Include full name in the subject line and email to shieldnstar5@msn.com by April 13th. Pictures not received by this deadline may not make the slideshow!

  • 1-2 baby pictures
  • 2-4 orchestra pictures (these can be school pictures, pictures with their instrument, etc)
  • Graduation/senior picture (please include where they are going to school)
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Message from the Booster Club

Orchestra Board Volunteers

We are starting to get ready for next year and we will need to replace a few parents of seniors who will be leaving us! Please let us know if you can help. Please email Courtney Llamas, Booster Club Vice-President if you are willing to help us out: courtney.llamas@gmail.com

Sponsorships

Do you have a local business that needs to advertise, or do you know one that does? The Orchestra is looking for sponsorship. This is a great way to advertise your favorite business.


Please fill out the form below, or send this form to the manager of your favorite local business.

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Memphis and Nashville Trip

We are so excited for our Spring Trip this April. For those that registered, all funds are now due.


Use this link to access the updated itinerary, pricing, and all other details: https://greenlight.grcoll.co/go/whs22tn

Final Spring Trip Itinerary

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2021-2022 Concert Schedule

SPRING 2022

Saturday Mar 26 Spring Classics Concert

Tuesday-Thursday Mar 29-31 UIL Concert and Sight-reading Evaluation

Thursday-Sunday April 27- May 1 Orchestra Spring Trip - Nashville/Memphis

Tuesday May 10 Orchestra Banquet at The Woodlands Country Club

Saturday May 14 A Night on Broadway Concert and Senior Send Off

SAVE THE DATE

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BAND APP

This year we are using the band app to communicate. We have TWO "BANDS", one for parents, and one for students. Scan the QR Codes below with your phone, or use the following links to join our BAND.


Parent Band Link: https://band.us/n/a9a45fW5R8R9M


Student Band Link: https://band.us/n/a1aa56W9Rbsea

Band App for PARENTS ONLY

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Band App For Students

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All the above supplies are available from Lisle Violin Shop. The shop will deliver the products to TWHS, if you call and place an order.


ALL STUDENTS NEED NEW STRINGS AND A REHAIRED BOW YEARLY!


Call Lisle Violin: (346) 236-6650

Private Lessons

Private Lessons for all students are highly encouraged. Please see our list below of private teachers in the area. It is possible to arrange for private lessons at school during orchestra.
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New Mariachi Ensemble

We are excited to announce the formation of a new Mariachi ensemble here at TWHS. All interested students, regardless of cultural background or experience level, are invited to join. Rehearsals are on Friday afternoons.


The Mariachi will perform on our March 26th and May 14th Concerts, and at the CISD Hispanic Achievement Celebration on April 21st at College Park HS.


Join the Mariachi Band below

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Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest

Students that made a 1 (top score) on their memorized class 1 solo, or a class 1 ensemble, have qualified for State Solo and Ensemble.


This will take place on the Campus of UT Austin on May 28th. All qualified students, who wish to compete should talk with Mr. Michaelson if they haven't already.

Competition Time

Chamber Orchestra has entered into several prestigious national competitions. Please enjoy their performance of the first movement of Mendelssohn's Octet for Strings in Eb Major and Patterson's I See You.

Aaron Michaelson

TWHS Chamber Orchestra Competition Entry by Aaron Michaelson
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Concert Live-Streams

We hope that everyone can attend our concerts live and in-person, but for those that cannot, we live streaming all of our concerts this year. Anyone wanting to view the live stream for any of our concerts can register using this link: https://woodlandsorch.anywhereseat.com


This is also a great option for family, friends, or alumni of TWHS Orchestra who live out of town. Live Streams start 10 minutes before each concert.


If you miss any concert, a recording of the live stream is eventually posted to our website www.TWHSOrchestra.org

TWHS Orchestra Directors