Sloan Creek Orchestra Newsletter

April 18, 2017

Parents,


Congratulations to all of the students who participated in our Solo Festival! We are so incredibly proud of how everyone performed!


Our next performance will be at LHS on May 1st. Students will need to wear nice dress clothes and nice shoes. Please no shorts, t-shirts, or tennis shoes. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Students will need to arrive no later than 5:30 p.m. so that we may rehearse as a group before the concert.


Students have been working very hard on learning new skills on their instruments. All classes are working on advanced finger patterns and different bowing techniques. We are really looking forward to showing off our progress for you at our May 1st performance!


This week we passed out information for our festival performance on Monday, May 15th. All students MUST complete all four requirements in order to be eligible to attend this festival. Permission forms were due this past Monday, there is still time to get them in!!


If you have any questions please let us know!


Mr. Sloan

joey_sloan@lovejoyisd.net


Mrs. Winkler

mary_winkler@lovejoyisd.net


Mrs. Gearhart

amy_gearhart@lovejoyisd.net


Ms. Coad

dawn_coad@lovejoyisd.net

Orchestra Booster Club Positions Available!


Dear Orchestra Parents,

The Orchestra Booster Club is an important resource for the Orchestra Directors and Students. We are in need of 4 volunteer positions for the board: President, Membership, Secretary, and Treasurer. Please consider donating your time and experience to the board - the Orchestra Booster Club can't continue without filling these positions. Detailed position tasks below. Please contact me if you have questions and are interested in being on the board.

Requirements forall 4 positions: Attend the 4 (August, October, January & April) Booster Club Meetings throughout the school year (evenings).

All positions have structures in place for an easy transition.

Treasurer Tasks: Tasks include creating and maintaining annual budget, coordinating authorized check signers and providing change for orchestra sales events. Also, bookkeeping duties such as accounts receivable, accounts payable, monthly reconciliation, financial records,financial reports, and quarterly and annual taxes.

Secretary Tasks: Record minutes for all meetings, send Treasurer and President the meetings for their records, communicate with Technology chair all meeting dates for posting on the website.

Membership Tasks: Organize forms for registration(online as well with Technology chair), collect registration information and record in excel, produce reports for CD's, T-shirts, DSO Concert, Decals, Yard Signs, VIP Seating, Committee members. Produce detailed student information for each school Directors. Create detailed deposits based on registration for Treasurer. The majority of the work for this position is in the Fall.

President: Supervise other board positions ensuring tasks are completed, preside at board meetings, execute any contracts(insurance), appoint committee members, and all other general duties.

Thanks,

Lori DiLiegro
972-824-2452

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

214-532-4969

guyforest3rd@gmail.com

Larry Latanzi - Violin and Viola

214-868-6925

texasstrad@swbell.com

Stephen Beall - Violin and Viola

304-376-9077

mrbeallsezgopractice@hotmail.com

Phillip Taggart - Cello

214-418-1278

ptcello@yahoo.com

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

972-467-7613

kuang.samuel@gmail.com

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.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0545aaa822a75-lovelovejoy

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