Duluth HS Orchestra Newsletter

Week of April 11, 2022

What's Going on in Class?

We are working on our spring concert music. Students will prepare some pop/movie tunes. In addition, our seniors will present their annual senior song and walk!

Final Day to Submit Missing Work

Students who have missing assignments have until May 13, 2022 to submit work. No missing work will be taken after this date. All missing work can be submitted for full credit.

Orchestra Pictures!


All students will be photographed for the orchestra composite. Students need to bring their uniform.

Parents, your child will be bringing an order form home. If you do not get the order form you can order online. We encourage parents to Pre-Order Online at pdiportraits.com. If you pre-order online BY picture day you will receive a FREE 2022 Photo Calendar. Parents will have to enter the coupon code from the order form or in this email below, in order to NOT be charged shipping when you order online. If you DO NOT have an order form please use the Coupon Code below at checkout for online orders. ALL Orders will be shipped back to the Teacher UNLESS You pay the $6 shipping fee ONLINE.

The Coupon Code is (Online Orders ONLY): 041522

Friday is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the FREE 2022 PHOTO CALENDAR OFFER!

Order Today at pdiportraits.com!

Interested in auditioning for Philharmonic or Chamber Orchestra?

Students who are interested in auditioning for Phil or Chamber will do so on April 29th during their orchestra class period. Audition music can be found on the cow bulletin board in the orchestra room, or by clicking the links below.



Upcoming Events:

These are the events that are REQUIRED and GRADED events for ALL orchestra students this semester. Please make sure to add them to your calendar!

  • Spring Concert- May 3rd- DHS Theater
  • Orchestra Awards Night-May 10th DHS Theater

Dues, payments, uniform orders etc.....

Please make sure you have paid your orchestra dues for the year. We are happy to check for you if you still owe dues. Also, we have several students who still need to complete uniform payments. Below you can find all the options.

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

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!

Class Dues Percentage Students Paid:

Symphonic (1st) 48.98%

Concert (2nd) 43.64%

Chamber (3rd) 63.89%

Philharmonic (4th) 55.71%

Sinfonia (5th) 28.07%

Wiley Awards- performers wanted!

The DHS Broadcast Production Studio is putting together the first-annual end-of-the-year awards show for students called the Wiley Awards. As this awards show will be structured similar to Oscars, we are interested in having a variety of performances. We are looking for soloists, duets, dances, skits, monologues, or other performances that work with the show’s theme, “Old Hollywood”.

The Wiley Awards will be at 6pm on May 19th in the Theater. Performers will have free entry to the show, and tickets will be available if any friends or family that would like to attend. We ask that performers also be available for a brief rehearsal from 2-4pm on May 16th to prepare.

If you know of any performers who are interested, students can fill out the interest form linked below.


Also, if you know any students who would be interested in being the host of the awards show, we are also looking for a host! Students can audition individually or in a pair. Students can sign-up to be a host(s) with the link below.


We know how many talented students are in our DHS performing arts programs and would greatly appreciate their support.

DHS Chamber Orchestra Performing at the Georgia Music Educators Conference

Our chamber orchestra performed for the Georgia Music Educators Association state conference at the end of January. This was tremendous honor for our program and students. Our chamber orchestra was selected to perform through a competitive audition process against other orchestra from around the state of Georgia. Below is a link to their performance video and audio tracks of their performance!


Orchestra Calendar!

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!

Look for us on Facebook, Instagram and our Website!

Facebook and Instagram- search Duluth High School Orchestra

See pictures from events and get updated announcements!

website- www.duluthorchestra.org

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

Private lesson list!

Ways to help our program!

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

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!

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!

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

Scan Here to make a donation to the DHS Orchestra!

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