Lovejoy Orchestra Newsletter

December 8, 2016


Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered at the Fine Arts Festival last Saturday. It is such a huge undertaking and we really appreciate it! We are so very proud of the students' performance and their behavior at the Dallas Symphony on Friday Night.

Students have already started new music for our next performance!

Orchestra Holiday Party is TOMORROW night in the orchestra room at LHS starting at 6:30 p.m. There will be an ugly sweater contest and sock exhange!

Have a wonderful weekend and STAY WARM!

Mr. Sloan

Mrs. Winkler

Congratulations to Anthony Tang!! All State Violinist!

This past weekend orchestra directors from all over the state of Texas came together in Houston to judge the All State recordings.

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!

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.

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


Orchestra Holiday Party

Thursday, Dec. 8th, 6:30pm

2350 Estates Parkway

Lucas, TX

Wear your ugly sweater, bring socks to exchange filled with goodies ($10 limit), and socks to donate.

Pizza, drinks and desserts will be provided!

Orchestra Spirit Night

Thursday, Dec. 15th, 4-11pm

190 East Stacy Road

Allen, TX

Click this link

and bring this flyer with you to BJ's for dinner! The Orchestra Booster Club will receive 20% of the proceeds!

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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