RHS Orchestra Beat

April 25, 2019 Edition

Chamber Music Festival Times for Saturday @ RHS

RHS Students perform in Orchestra Room or Band Hall - rooms are across the top. Enlarge on your screen!
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News

  • Rehearsals with piano accompanists are happening during classes! - bring $50 and pay your accompanist directly!
  • We are hosting the Richardson Chamber Music Festival, so we thank you to the many hands to help!
  • We are looking for a student office aid during 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th next year. Let us know if you are interested!
  • If you are a parent interested in serving on our Orchestra Board next year, please email Mrs. Long!
  • Pay your fees IN FULL and go to the banquet for FREE!! All others (parents, friends $10)
  • Remember Orchestra is a skill-based cumulative program! Students should be practicing every day at home for 30+ minutes in order to keep up with the rigors of Orchestra. The 30+ minutes can be divided into 2 practice sessions (ex: morning/afternoon or before/after dinner).

Outreach Tour 4/24

It was a huge success! We toured some retirement/assisted living homes in Richardson: Apple Tree Court, Eldorado, Cottonwood Creek, The Village. Thank you to our kids for bring such joy to other people who need it!

Raffle Items Needed!

We are having a raffle on our May 14 Concert and need your donations!


If you or your business is interested in donating something for our May Concert raffle, contact Monica Scott at monica@logotology.com. Items may include restaurant gift cards, air pods, salon gift cards, sports or concert tickets. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!

Upcoming Events

2018-19 Orchestra Calendar is posted on the website!

2019-20 Orchestra Calendar will be ready by the end of the school year!



APRIL

27 Chamber Music Festival @ RHS


May

2 Eagle Fest @ RHS (String Orchestra blocked 2nd-3rd)

14 Final Spring Concert

15 RHS Orchestra Auditions begin

17 Banquet

22 Junior Night (college prep)

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Garland Symphony needs volunteers!

The Garland Symphony Orchestra is looking for volunteers to help with our 2018-19 Season. We need 6-8 volunteers at each of our performances. Our season is as follows:

May 10

For each concert, students will need to arrive at the Granville Performing Arts Center (300 N. Fifth St.) at 6:15 PM. We ask that they be dressed in “Sunday Best.” (No jeans allowed). Duties will include ushering, taking tickets, filling programs, and general help throughout the hall. Students are welcome to stay to watch the performance free-of-charge but must stay through the end of intermission. Volunteers are eligible to earn up to 3 hours of community service.

Please contact me if students are interested, and I can add them to our volunteer list. Thank you for your help!

Kind regards,

Marissa Mediati
General Manager

Garland Symphony Orchestra

P) 972-926-0611

gm@garlandsymphony.org

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College Night - Music School Version

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Get your fees in!!

Statements have been emailed! Students are notified every day via our classroom slides! Charms is available for checking your balances 24/7!


The following are the fees due. We accept checks (written to Richardson Area Orchestra Club [RAOC], cash, or credit card payments through Charms. Each student in the RHS Orchestra is responsible for the program’s operation. The philosophy is that each high school student will share an equal part of the financial responsibility of funding orchestra program expenses not provided by the district. Some of these expenses include special music arrangements, contest entry fees, instruments, equipment and repair not provided by the RISD, clinician fees, food and drinks for orchestra activities, orchestra banquet expenses, rental of off-campus performance venues, scholarships, and orchestra club administrative costs such as website maintenance, postage and printing. Please refer to the RHS Handbook for a complete breakdown of fees.


9th Grade - $180.00

10th & 11th Grade - $155.00

12th Grade - 180.00

Add-ons

Add $100.00 if using a school-owned instrument

Private Lessons

$18 per 30-minute lesson. Pay your teacher directly!


Violin

Annie Jeong elfofviolin@hotmail.com

Helen Lee helenhj083@gmail.com (810) 922-6323

Karin Harrell 1karinharrell@gmail.com (216) 798-6754

Sean Burrows sburrows@mail.smu.edu (972)​ ​762-1365


Viola

John Batchelder johnabatch@gmail.com 972-998-7675

Steven Juarez sjuarez88@gmail.com

Chris Sykora c.sykora@me.com

Sarah Walsh ‭violasaurusarah@yahoo.com (972) 365-3202‬


Cello

Jason Mooney jasonmooney89@gmail.com (631) 804-5131

Aniko Juhasz aniko52606@gmail.com 214-392-3838

Drew Schindler aoschindler@mail.smu.edu 303-328-8313

Alayna Mitchakes layniemitchakes@gmail.com 214-500-0761


Bass

Troy Tippawang tippawangbass@gmail.com (469) 826-6033

Lynette Sykora l.sykora@me.com 214-674-5322


Contact our teachers today to get started! It is never too late to start!

Breezin Thru Theory

Has 2 parts:

  1. Lessons - Lessons will be assigned the Friday before so they can be ready for the drills on Monday. (not graded)

  2. Drills - Students are given 4 min. in class each day to complete the drills. (grades are taken from these drills once they click SUBMIT) They can do the drills as many times as they want to in order to earn the grade they desire.

All assignments for the week are due by each Friday @4:10p

Overview Video

Community Concert Corner


  • SMU Symphony Concert @ SMU
  • DSO Student Tickets - https://www.mydso.com/buy/student-tickets
  • RSO Concert - Eisemann
  • UTA Symphony Orchestra
  • May 4 @ 8pm - RSO
  • April 30 @ 7:30pm - Richland Spring Symphonic Instrumental Music Concert 2: Inspired Visions
  • May 11 @ 7:30pm - Richland Music Scholarship Benefit Concert

Chamber Orchestra

Honors

  • April 25 Honors Concert Critique #2 Due
  • May 10 Honors Research paper Due
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