Willow Springs Orchestra Newsletter

December 1, 2016


Tomorrow evening is our DSO Trip! All tickets have been passed out, we have held on to tickets for those students that are planning to ride the bus. The buses will depart from WILLOW SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL at 5:45 p.m. Students should arrive no later than 5:30 p.m. Please be sure that they have eaten a good dinner since we are not providing food. Students are allowed to bring a bottle of water and snack for after the concert if they need it, they will just have to leave it on the bus because it is not allowed in the Meyerson.

Our next performance at the Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, December 3rd. The orchestra concert will start with the SCIS Beginner Orchestra, then the WIllow Springs Orchestras and finish with the High School Groups.




TUNING AND WARM – UP: 11:00 AM – in the following locations

WSMS Concert Orchestra – Orchestra Room

WSMS Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra – Band Hall


All WSMS Orchestras – Formal Uniform – Uniforms were distributed the week before Thanksgiving

WHAT TO BRING: Music, Instrument, Shoulder Rest/Rock Stop

(Cellos and Basses – if home instruments are very out of tune, bring them to school the week before for tuning)

Mr. Sloan


Mrs. Gearhart


Ms. Coad


Mrs. Winkler


Fine Arts Festival

LovejoyArts Fine Arts Festival

LovejoyArts will kick off its annual district event, the Fine Arts Festival, on Friday, December 2, 2016 featuring concerts by the Lovejoy Band program and a preview of the Varsity Cheerleaders UIL performance as well as WSMS Cheer. The Visual Art galleries will be available for touring between concerts and performances. The Festival continues all day on Saturday, December 3, 2016 with the first performances beginning at 10:00 in the morning at Lovejoy High School. This year's Festival will feature artwork from all campuses and students taking visual art courses. We will host performances from Lovejoy elementary music, choir, Color Guard, orchestra, studio dance, Majestics and theatre programs will be scheduled throughout the day. The newly renovated LHS Visual Arts studios will be open for public tours!

Orchestra Parents please come support our Lovejoy Fine Arts programs and see the amazing works the Fine Arts Festival has to offer! When choosing your volunteer time please keep in mind that the Orchestra concert begins at noon.

If your Lovejoy Arts student is participating in the festival, we hope to see all parents from every campus involved in serving the Festival with a donation or volunteer time.

To make a donation, please click the following link:


To serve as an adult volunteer, please click the following link:


For more information, contact Fela Mathy, Director of Fine Arts. fela_mathy@lovejoyisd.net

Join the Lovejoy Arts Facebook page for the most up to date information on the Festival!

Orchestra Formal Uniform Information!

For our next concert on December 3, we will be wearing our formal concert uniform.

Dresses and pants will be coming home with your student this week, so please be on the look out for those items.

Girls are issued a black dress. If you have not received it yet, it is still being altered and you will get it in time for the concert. In addition to the dress, girls are expected to wear black dress shoes to the concerts.

Boys are issued black tuxedo pants. If you have not received those yet, they are still be altered and you will get them in time for the first concert. Boys are responsible for getting a pleated wing tip tuxedo shirt, available at Al's formal wear or any tuxedo shop. Boys are expected to wear black socks and black dress shoes for concerts. At concerts boys will be given a tie and cummerbund to wear during the concert that will be turned in after the event.

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.