Duluth HS Orchestra Newsletter

Week of Sept. 12, 2021

Upcoming Events:

  • National Anthem Performance- Sept. 17 @ 5:30 PM
  • First deposit for Disney Due $150- Sept 20th
  • Parade Sept- 25th @ 9AM
  • Cow Patty Bingo Tickets Due- Sept. 30th

National Anthem Performance-Fine Arts Night- Sept. 17th


Friday, Sept. 17th is Fine Arts Night at the DHS Home Football Game!!!!

All orchestra students will be performing the National Anthem on the field prior to the start of the game.

We will perform with all the music programs from the entire Duluth Cluster. This counts as a summative assessment grade.

Students need to arrive at 5:30 PM in the DHS orchestra room. Please wear white orchestra polo shirt (students who have ordered one should receive this week), black pants and tennis shoes. Shirts should be tucked in or tied back. NO JEANS, SHORTS OR KHAKIS, Be sure to sign in for attendance. Students can be picked up at 7:20 PM, or they may stay for the game and cheer on the wildcats!!!!

All orchestra families will be provided with 2 tickets to the game to come and see their student perform! Tickets will be distributed to your student.

Come cheer on our music students and our DHS Wildcats!

Cow Patty Bingo Tickets

Our Cow Patty Bingo Fundraiser kicked off last Thursday, 9/9/21! Students each have 10 tickets to sell. Students each recieved a ticket packet with 10 tickets and instructions. We ask that each student sell 10 tickets. Tickets are $5 each.

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. 30th. For more information please read the insert about Cow Patty in the ticket envelope.

Duluth Performing Arts Disney Trip! UPDATE!

Our tour company allowed us to extend our sign up window until Sept. 20th. If you still want to sign up to go on the Disney trip, you can by paying your deposit.

We will be traveling to Disney World in February with our entire Duluth HS Performing Arts team! This trip is open to any orchestra student in 9-12 grade. Below is the information regarding costs, payment schedules and a sample itinerary. Students planning to attend this trip must make their first deposit of $150 by Sept. 20th to secure their place on the trip. Please make your payment at www.duluthorchestra.org

What Are We Doing in Orchestra?

Students have worked hard on the National Anthem, Parade Tunes, and sightreading. We are still finishing up sight reading and planning our fall concert program pieces with each class!

We also kicked off our annual fundraiser-Cow Patty Bingo! See below for more info.

Parents, if you haven't yet gone through the orchestra handbook, please take a moment to do so below. Then please complete the sign off/media form. Also, if you were unable to attend the parent meeting, the links are below. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Orchestra Handbook:


Handbook Parent Sign Off/Media Form:


Orchestra Calendar for 2021-2022

We are so happy to have a calendar full of events, concerts and activities for this upcoming school year! Please click below to access the orchestra calendar for the entire year!

Fee Sheet for Orchestra

Please pay fees online at http://www.duluthorchestra.org/dues-and-uniform-payments.html

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)

Italy Trip for Spring Break! Update

The Duluth HS Orchestra had planned an Italy trip for spring 2020, but it was pushed back due to the pandemic. We will be able to finally take that trip this spring break (2022). There are 5 spot remaining on the trip. So, if you would like to go, we recommend signing up now.

For over 18 years, we have traveled with the student tour company EF tours. We have had wonderful experiences with the company, and they have provided us with safe, fun and educational tours for our students. They offer a variety of payment plans and options so that each family can find the plan that suits their needs. Previous travelers with EF tours will receive a $100 discount!

Our trip for 2022 is a 10 day tour of Italy. You can view the specific itinerary by clicking the tour link below.

To sign up, you need to only pay a $95 deposit. This deposit secures the pricing for you. You then have several months to make payments toward your trip.

To view the tour, see pricing, and sign up for the trip please visit:


Amazon Wishlist!

We have an Amazon wishlist if you would like to donate some items we need to our program! https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1A9M1K244ZSP2?ref_=wl_share

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!

Publix Partners!

Publix has started a new program that will help support our orchestra each time you shop at Publix.

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!

Here is another easy way to support our orchestra program every time you shop at Kroger!

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 Codes


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-

text- 81010

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

Scan Here to make a donation to the DHS Orchestra!

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