Willow Springs Orchestra Newsletter

February 26, 2016

Chamber Orchestra UIL Reminders

Hello Chamber Orchestra Families!

Your kids are doing such a fantastic job preparing for our March UIL Contest. I can't wait to see what they will do with the music as we head into the home stretch of preparation. I just wanted to take a moment to remind you of the dates surrounding this event. I am hoping to hear what our exact performance time is within the week so that I can give you the plans for our contest day.

Monday, March 7, 2016UIL Rehearsal – Required – 4:00 – 5:00 PM – WSMS Orchestra Room – required event

Monday, March 21, 2016UIL Rehearsal – Required – 4:00 – 5:00 PM – WSMS Orchestra Room – required event

Tuesday, March 22 – Thursday, March 24, 2016 Middle School UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest – Allen HS – we will perform on one of these days – the schedule will not be released until February by our region chair. This is our version of STAAR testing…please avoid scheduling appointments on these days. Required Event.

Thank you for all your amazing support of our program!

Volunteers Needed!!

Hello Orchestra Parents!!

We hope you are having a great week! We have another parent volunteer opportunity coming up in the next few weeks. On Tuesday, March 8, our incoming 6th grade orchestra students will be attending our annual Instrument Selection Night. We have over 80 students signed up for Beginning Orchestra next year!! WOW!! We know that you, as parents, have helped our program grow by your awesome support!

Please let us know if you are able to help with a shift at our instrument drive. Please use the following link for our Sign-Up Genius Volunteer Page.


Some of the things that we need help with are:

· Running the check in and check out tables

· Collecting and organizing paperwork

· Directing students to the areas where they will be sized for an instrument

Thank you again so much for all you do for our orchestra program!

Boy's Shirt Exchange

Orchestra boys are required to wear pleated wing tip tuxedo shirts during their performances. The average shirt is only worn twice a year! The shirt typically costs $30.00.

Since our boys grow quickly, shirts are purchased almost every year. This venue will give you an opportunity to sell, buy, or donate a gently used shirt! If you are selling the shirt, list the price and size including youth/adult size. If you find a shirt you want, please contact the parent below to make the transaction. ONCE YOU'VE SOLD YOUR SHIRT, EDIT YOUR ENTRY AS SOLD.

If you are donating a shirt to the Lovejoy Booster Club, please send the shirt to your Orchestra teacher and I will make them available on this site. Your child will receive a form for your donation.

Thanks for participating in recycling our shirts!

Click this link to sign up!!

Group Organizing Made Easy!

Hello, Cynthia Beets!

You have been invited by Cynthia Beets to sign up for "Boys Pleated Wing Tip Tuxedo Shirt Exchange." Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.

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