Lovejoy Orchestra Newsletter

March 30, 2017


All student have been working hard on our new music for our upcoming performances. We will have one after school rehearsal for the students who are attending the trip to Washington D.C. the week of April 17th. We are currently checking the school calendar to find the best date to avoid conflicts. We will let you know as soon as we schedule this to make sure that all students attend.

If you have a senior in orchestra, please look below for information regarding scholarship! The due date is April 28th!!

We have the audition packets ready for students today to pick up to begin working on their placement audition for next year. We will have 4 orchestra's next year at the high school. Auditions will be done by video this year. Students will make a video using a device and upload to google classroom. If they do not have a device to use, they will be able to use the orchestra ipads.

Philharmonic Orchestra- no audition required

Symphony Orchestra- audition required

Concert Orchestra- this is the NEW group, audition required

Chamber Orchestra- audition required

If you have any pictures or videos of orchestra events, please share them with Clay Parker, see below for his email.

If you have any questions please let us know!

Mr. Sloan

Mrs. Winkler

Senior Orchestra Scholarship!

Lovejoy High School Orchestra Booster Scholarships

The mission of this scholarship is to reward two students who has demonstrated dedication to the Lovejoy High School Orchestra Program. Annually, the LHS Orchestra Booster Club would like to recognize two outstanding senior students who has been involved in various orchestra activities and have used their time and talents to enhance the orchestra program at Lovejoy High School. Presentation of these scholarships will be based on the candidate's dedication to the program, musical accomplishments, expression of professional goals and personal qualifications.

Please complete application and all of its components.

2017 Schedule

April 28 Application Deadline. Return to:_Attn: Lori DiLiegro 1710 Brookcrest Ct, Allen, TX 75002.

May 5 Scholarship winner announced at Orchestra Banquet.

Orchestra Banquet

Friday, May 5th, 6-10pm

440 Country Club Road

Fairview, TX

Lovejoy High School Orchestra Booster Club

Invites you to attend the annual banquet

When: Friday, May 5th, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Social Time, Photo Booth

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Dinner/Program

Where: Sloan Creek Cafeteria

RSVP: by April 29th

Cost: Orchestra Students $5.00

Families & Dates $20.00 per person

Dress: Business Casual

Please Note: Payments must be made prior to the banquet. Make checks payable to LOBC. No funds will be accepted at the door.

Mail payment to: Lori DiLiegro, 1710 Brookcrest Ct., Allen, TX 75002

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

Final Trip Payment is due today!

Final Trip Payment is due on March 9th- $250.

Here are instructions on how to use the online payment system!

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.


If you have any pictures or videos of any orchestra events please email them to Clay Parker at He is already starting to put together our end of the year video for the banquet!

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


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.

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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".