Willow Springs Orchestra Notes

November 19, 2015

Good Morning Parents!

I hope you enjoy our new format for our weekly email. Our goal is to keep everyone informed with what is happening with the Lovejoy Orchestra Program. If you have any suggestions for our weekly communication please email Mary Winkler and mary_winkler@lovejoyisd.net

Thank You!


LovejoyArts will kick off its annual district event, the Fine Arts Festival, on December 4, 2015 featuring concerts by the Lovejoy Band program. The Festival continues all day on Saturday, December 5, 2015 with the first performances beginning at 10:00 in the morning at Lovejoy High School. This year's Festival will feature artwork from all campuses and students taking visual art courses. In addition, performances from Lovejoy elementary music, choir, orchestra, dance, Majestics and theatre programs will be scheduled throughout the day. The new Fine Arts Dance and Rehearsal Space will host its first Open House on Saturday. For a performance schedule and map of the Lovejoy Arts Fine Arts Festival, please go to the Lovejoy ISD Fine Arts Festival web page:http://www.lovejoyisd.net/MP.cfm?P=9131& or check us out on Facebook at LovejoyArts.

If you would like to help support the Festival which hosts an entire day of community fun, please review our list on sign up genius of needed donations. Parents from every Lovejoy campus are invited to review our list and sign up to support the Festival. Check our website for limited volunteer opportunities as well.


Fine Arts Festival Concert Information

It’s hard to believe it is almost Thanksgiving! We wanted to take a moment to send out some information about our next concert. Our next concert is our Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, December 5, 2015. The Lovejoy Fine Arts Festival showcases excellence in our K-12 performing and visual art programs. Each year our performing arts groups provide concerts, theatre programs and dance reviews while the visual art programs set up art galleries and working studios. It is a wonderful event that brings together our community to celebrate and give back to those in need. Please take a moment to read the information regarding when the orchestra will be performing at this required event.




TUNING AND WARM – UP: 11:15 AM – in the following locations

SCIS 6th Grade Beginning Orchestra – Stage

WSMS Concert Orchestra – Orchestra Room

WSMS Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra – Band Hall


SCIS Beginning Orchestra (6th grade) – Dress Clothes – no athletic shoes, jeans, or t-shirts

All WSMS Orchestras – Formal Uniform

WHAT TO BRING: Music, Instrument, Shoulder Rest/Rock Stop

(Cellos and Basses – if home instruments are very out of tune, bring them to school the week before for tuning)

Booster Club Position Still Needed

We still have ONE booster club position that needs to be filled. If you are interested in the below position please email Lori Di Liegro (lori@diliegro.com)

FUNDRAISING. The duties for this position are:

attending board meetings (3-4 per school year)

set up dates for spirit night dinners and advertising for those nights

encourage donations from Booster members

collect advertisers for distributing flyers at concerts

oversee Valentine Fundraiser

oversee Concert CD's - purchasing, making

Boy's Shirt Exchange

Orchestra boys are required to wear pleated wing tip tuxedo shirts during their performances. The average shirt is only worn twice a year! The shirt typically costs $30.00.

Since our boys grow quickly, shirts are purchased almost every year. This venue will give you an opportunity to sell, buy, or donate a gently used shirt! If you are selling the shirt, list the price and size including youth/adult size. If you find a shirt you want, please contact the parent below to make the transaction. ONCE YOU'VE SOLD YOUR SHIRT, EDIT YOUR ENTRY AS SOLD.

If you are donating a shirt to the Lovejoy Booster Club, please send the shirt to your Orchestra teacher and I will make them available on this site. Your child will receive a form for your donation.

Thanks for participating in recycling our shirts!

Click this link to sign up!!

Group Organizing Made Easy!

Hello, Cynthia Beets!

You have been invited by Cynthia Beets to sign up for "Boys Pleated Wing Tip Tuxedo Shirt Exchange." Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.

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Upcoming Dates

December 4th-5th: Fine Arts Festival (Orchestra will perform on the 5th - time TBA)

December 11th-12th:All-Region Middle School Clinic and Concert at Allen High School (for students who made the All Region Orchestra ONLY)