Lovejoy Orchestra Newsletter
December 1, 2016
Tomorrow evening is our DSO Trip! All tickets have been passed out, we have held on to tickets for those students that are planning to ride the bus. The buses will depart from WILLOW SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL at 5:45 p.m. Students should arrive no later than 5:30 p.m. Please be sure that they have eaten a good dinner since we are not providing food. Students are allowed to bring a bottle of water and snack for after the concert if they need it, they will just have to leave it on the bus because it is not allowed in the Meyerson.
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, the Philharmonic and Symphonic Orchestra's need to arrive at 12:15 p.m. and the Chamber orchestra needs to arrive at 12:30 p.m.
Congratulations to Anthony Tang!! All State Violinist!
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Hello LHS Orchestra Family,
The online payment system for the Orchestra Spring Trip is finally available. I know that most everyone sent checks for the first payment, however you may still use the online system for future payments.
Below are the instructions on how to access it. It is a little clumsy since it is also attached to our Charms accounts.
Here is the Link:
When the link opens click on the Washington D.C. Orchestra Trip button.
In the next window (Charms parent/member/student area)
Enter lovejoyorch in the school code field.
In the next window enter your student's charms password. It should be their student ID ( unless you have changed it)
The next window ask for you to change your password, you do not have to change it. Click on the $ tap at the top of the window and it will take you to the Student Financial Statement window.
In the Student Financial Statement window you will click on the select trip drop down menu and select Washington DC. Click on make payment
In the next window you will enter the amount of the payment you wish to make and click on start payment.
The next window will show the amount of the payment and the trip for which it will be made. Click on go to checkout and follow the instructions to make payment.
Please let me know if you have any difficulties with this process.
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!
Abigail Xue- alternate
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
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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.