Duluth HS Orchestra Newsletter
Week of Sept 12, 2022
What Are We Doing in Orchestra?
We are so proud of all the classes and their great performance on Friday, Sept. 9th for the National Anthem! We are refining and working on the last details for our upcoming parade on Saturday 9/24/22. Please see below for more information about the parade. We are finishing up selecting and handing out concert music this week as well. Students will have a short assignment to complete on the digital day. It will be available in e-class.
Parents, please take a moment and go though the orchestra handbook below. Once you have looked over it, please fill out our handbook acknowledgement form below. It is very important we have this signed form on file for each student.
Handbook Parent Sign Off/Media Form:
Arrive- before 8:45 AM in the Orch. Room
Wear- Black LONG pants, white DHS Orchestra polo, comfortable shoes
Be sure to- sign in with your attendance officer
This is a required event for all orchestra students. It will count as a summative (AKS Mastery) Grade. Please let is know if you have any questions!
BE SURE YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR REMIND IN CASE THERE IS A CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER!
Cow Patty Bingo!
More tickets are available in the orchestra room, if your student would like to sell more. There are prizes available for top sellers and winning ticket seller. All details can be found in the student envelope.
Students will need to return the envelope with 10 sold ticket stubs and $50 by Sept. 29th. For more information please read the insert about Cow Patty in the ticket envelope. That information is also linked below!
Please congratulate the following Duluth HS Orchestra students who auditioned in these area youth orchestras for the 22-23 season!
Gwinnett County Youth Symphony:
Dayae Kwak -violin
Sonayon Ayeni -viola
Mark Geonmin Park-cello
Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra
Fee Sheet for Orchestra
You may also mail fees to the PO Box. DO NOT USE MY PAYMENTS PLUS please!
Click below to access fee sheet (you don't need to turn this in unless you are mailing in your money or turning it in at school)
Please make sure to get fees paid. The polos are coming in on Thursday before the National Anthem!!!
National Anthem Performance
Thank you to all our wonderful orchestra students who helped make Fine Arts Night a success!
Over 850 Wildcat musicians took the field Friday night to perform the National Anthem for our first home football game! It was a wonderful evening to celebrate the arts in our cluster! We are so proud of our fantastic student musicians!
Orchestra Parent Night Recordings
We enjoyed getting to see some of you last Thursday night during our zoom meeting. I am linking the video as well as a copy of the presentation below for anyone who would like to review it or who was unable to attend. In addition, I am also linking our budget slides that were presented as well.
Thank you so much for supporting these amazing young musicians and myself and Dr. Lemonds! We are so grateful for our orchestra community here in the Duluth Cluster!
Orchestra Calendar for 2022-23
Private Teacher List
Amazon Smile and Corporate Giving
Here are some simple ways you can help our orchestra!
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com and designating Duluth String Orchestra Alliance Inc. as your chosen charity!
In addition, many companies will match charitable giving if you designate Duluth String Orchestra Alliance as your charity! Check with your employer about matching gifts!
1. visit- www.publix.com
2. log in or set up a publix account
3. select "my account"
4. Designate Duluth HS Orchestra as your Publix Partner
5. Each time you shop at Publix, enter your phone number, and a portion of your purchase come back to the Duluth HS Orchestra
Kroger Community Partners!
1. visit www.kroger.com
2. log in or set up your kroger account
3. Scroll to the bottom and under Community select "Community Rewards"
4. Type in Duluth String Orchestra Alliance in the search field
5. Select us as your organization, and you are all set!
6. each time you shop using your Kroger Plus card, we get a portion of your purchase!
REMIND 101 CODES FOR ALL CLASSES!
Please make sure you are signed up for Remind 101, and Parents there is a remind for you too! We send out updates and reminders to your phone using this system!
To join Remind 101 for your orchestra class-
1st period- in the text box put @sym-orch
2nd period- in the text box put @con-orch
3rd period- in the text box put @cham
4th period- in the text box put @phil-orch
5th period- in the text box put @sinfo-orch
Parents- in the text box put @orchpare