Lovejoy Orchestra Newsletter

April 18, 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. on WEDNESDAY, April 19th in the band hall until 5:30 p.m. All students will have one carry on bag and one bag to be checked. Violins and Violas will be bringing their instruments as their 2nd carry on bag, we are renting cellos and basses in D.C.

Everyone going on trip to Washington D.C. will need to meet up at the high school at 2:30 a.m. to load the buses and head to the airport. Wear comfortable clothes!

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

We have extended the deadline for audition videos to Monday, April 24th. This will give students ONE more week to work on the music.

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


Wednesday, April 19th, 4:15-5:30pm

Lovejoy High School BAND HALL

This is a mandatory rehearsal for all students that are attending the Washington D.C. trip!!

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 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.


Lori DiLiegro

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

Everyone attending trip will need to be in the LHS Orchestra room no later than 2:30 a.m. to start loading the buses and get to the airport.

Make sure that you have a photo ID on you and all of your bags are clearly labeled with your name.

You must pack the trip t-shirt and this year's orchestra shirt. We will be wearing the trip shirt on Friday and the orchestra shirt on Saturday.

Mr. Sloan is sending out an email to all chaperones with important information. Please let us know if you have any questions!


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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