Lovejoy Orchestra Newsletter

November 17, 2016


Washington D.C. Trip Commitment Letters and first payment are due TODAY! This is a firm deadline to reserve our seats for the flight. See below for more details.

Our next performance at the Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, December 3rd. The orchestra concert will start with the SCIS Beginner Orchestra, then the WIllow Springs Orchestras and finish with the High School Groups. The concert will begin at noon, we will let you know when musicians need to arrive in a few weeks!

We have so much to be thankful for this year. One of those is having the opportunity to teach these wonderful students. They brighten our day and we love getting to share our love of music with them. We wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope you all enjoy time together this Thanksgiving Holiday!

Mr. Sloan

Mrs. Winkler

Congratulations to Anthony Tang!! All State Violinist!

This past weekend orchestra directors from all over the state of Texas came together in Houston to judge the All State recordings.

Daniel Xue and Andrew Chang did a phenomenal job and came within making the All State Orchestra by 20 spots. We are so proud of their commitment to learning this hard music and they have grown as musicians going through this process.

We are so very excited for Anthony Tang, who came out 67th overall in the State of Texas! He will be performing with the All State Philharmonic Orchestra at the TMEA Convention in San Antonio in February! Way to go Anthony!

Fine Arts Festival

LovejoyArts Fine Arts Festival

LovejoyArts will kick off its annual district event, the Fine Arts Festival, on Friday, December 2, 2016 featuring concerts by the Lovejoy Band program and a preview of the Varsity Cheerleaders UIL performance as well as WSMS Cheer. The Visual Art galleries will be available for touring between concerts and performances. The Festival continues all day on Saturday, December 3, 2016 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. We will host performances from Lovejoy elementary music, choir, Color Guard, orchestra, studio dance, Majestics and theatre programs will be scheduled throughout the day. The newly renovated LHS Visual Arts studios will be open for public tours!

Orchestra Parents please come support our Lovejoy Fine Arts programs and see the amazing works the Fine Arts Festival has to offer! When choosing your volunteer time please keep in mind that the Orchestra concert begins at noon.

If your Lovejoy Arts student is participating in the festival, we hope to see all parents from every campus involved in serving the Festival with a donation or volunteer time.

To make a donation, please click the following link:

To serve as an adult volunteer, please click the following link:

For more information, contact Fela Mathy, Director of Fine Arts.

Join the Lovejoy Arts Facebook page for the most up to date information on the Festival!

Lovejoy Orchestra Tour to Washington D.C. April 20-23, 2017

All commitment letters and first payments are due TODAY, Thursday, November 17th. If you pay online, please be sure to send in the commitment letter with all signatures.

We are looking forward to a great trip!

Lovejoy Orchestra Trip to the DSO

DSO Holiday Pops Concert

December 2nd, 7:30 p.m.

Bus transportation provided for Orchestra Students

departing from Willow Springs @ 5:45 p.m.

Congratulations to All Region Orchestra Students!

We wanted to give a shout out to all of the students who auditioned for All Region this past Saturday! Everyone did a fantastic job and we are so proud of all the hard work that was put in by these students to learn this music and go through the audition process.

Congratulations to the following musicians who made the All Region Orchestra!


Anthony Tang

Andrew Chang

Daniel Xue

Carol Xu

Sarah Dunham


John Reaves


Abigail Xue- alternate


Zach McCormick

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


Follow us on Twitter!

Follow @LovejoyOrch to get reminders and tweets throughout the year.

If you do not have a twitter account, you can receive our tweets as a text message by texting the number "40404" and in the message field type "follow@LovejoyOrch".

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.