Titan Orchestra Times - 2023-2024
The official newsletter of Centennial Orchestra
Parent Volunteers Needed
We have had some great events for our students this year, including our breakfast socials and our back-to-school bash. With 200 involved students, we are in great need of more regular parent support coming up for events. Ways you can support your student in orchestra are:
- Picking up and dropping off supplies for events to CHS,
- Uniforms - Sizing, Collection, Pick-up, and drop-off for end-of-year maintenance
- Decorating - Concerts, Banquets, etc.
- Chaperone - Social Trips, UIL, Spring Trip
- Concert Support - Receptions, Student Wrangling, Dress Rehearsal Meals
Thank you for your involvement and support in making Titan Orchestra the best place for all of our students!
All-Region Mock Auditions Begin Next week 9/18
Frisco Community Band String Student Invitation
- Music may be found here HERE
- Rehearsals are Sunday 10/1 2:30pm-5:00pm and Tuesday 10/3 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Lawler MS Band Hall
- The concert is October 5 at 8:00pm at CHS immediately following the Centennial Orchestra Concert
- Let Ms. Bell know if you are interested in participating in this opportunity
September Breakfast Social is this Friday 9/15
Back to School Bash Social Thursday September 7th
All-Region Tutorials Start Next Week
All-Region tutorials will be held before and after school starting the week of August 28th, students are highly encouraged to attend. Mock auditions will begin the week of September 18th, students must attend four mock auditions, one session per week
Students can pick up a printed copy of the music in the orchestra room.
Titan Orchestra Parent Volunteers
DAAYO Chamber Program Openings
DAAYO Chamber Strings is currently taking applicants for the 23-24 season
- Students will form quartets (or quintets) based on their respective levels. You can listen to the work students did last season here:
- The group meets on Saturdays (starting on 9/9/23) from 1-3 PM (1 hour per quartet or quintet).
- Financial aid is available for qualified string students. See audition requirements and registration: https://daayo.org/chamber-audition/
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Meet the Teacher Night Recap
Action: All-Region and All-State Materials
All-Region and All-State are individual competition opportunities that all students are encouraged to prepare for. The process of preparing for an audition teaches goal setting, discipline, problem-solving, and patience. Practicing and preparing challenging music makes students better players and helps develop a continuous growth mindset, whether they audition or not.
Students interested in auditioning for All-Region and/or All-State should start working on the material now with their private lesson teachers. Please take a moment to learn more about the All-Region and All-State process below.
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All students are required to be in their Orchestra's Remind. Parents are encouraged to keep up with regular reminders and updates for Orchestra.
Parents and Students: Click on the link below to join your orchestra's
- Concertante 1A- Orchestra F
- Symphonic 2A- Orchestra D
- Philharmonic 3A- Orchestra C
- Camerata 4B- Orchestra E
- Virtuosi 2B- Orchestra B
- Chamber 3B- Orchestra A
All students should be registered for their own class Remind!
Beginning of the year forms and fees due Friday 8/18
It has been a great week welcoming our students back and beginning to play new music this week. We are so excited to get to know our new to CHS Orchestra students and support our returning students both in and outside of Orchestra.
Next week, we will review our handbook, expectations, and guidelines with all students. Students renting an instrument will receive a contract for their yearly rental and will be able to view their fee in online school fees soon.
Titan Orchestra has a one-time Activity Fee of $100 for all students or $75 for families with more than one Orchestra student at Centennial. Our fees and expenditures are outlined in our handbook or you can view them here: Titan Orchestra Expenditures You can pay through our Orchestra store through card or e-check by visiting our Titan Orchestra Store.
Any student wishing to enroll in private lessons should turn read and complete the private lesson registration form. Lessons are on a first come, first serve, basis and spots will fill up quickly. Lessons will begin soon!
Routine Instrument Care
Reach out to your instrument vendor to set up an appointment and to see if you can drop it off. This can take time as most luthiers are also preparing for the next school year so don't wait!
Booster Club Parent Volunteers Needed for the 2023-2024 School Year!
The Centennial Orchestra Booster Club is an integral part of the orchestra’s growth. Parents will donate countless hours to figure out ways to raise money for the Centennial Orchestra. They will volunteer to help out at concerts, receptions, contests; the list goes on and on.
Students really enjoy all of the “extra” things that happen in orchestra. We go on trips, have parties, compete in contests, eat lots of food, and so much more! We look forward to maintaining traditions!
All of these “extra” things are not free. Students want to see the traditions thrive. They will carry on as long as we have parents to volunteer and help raise the necessary funds to do so.
A small number of parents cannot continue to do all of the work for an orchestra this size. The booster club, the Centennial Orchestra, and the directors need help from ALL parents.
The orchestra’s school accounts and budget only take care of a very small amount of the monetary needs of the Centennial Orchestra. Fundraising and parent help is essential.
Parent volunteers are needed in the following ways:
Serving at concert receptions
Helping to prepare/set up/serve at the Orchestra Banquet at the end of the year
Spring Trip Chaperone
Field Trip Chaperone
Orchestra Party Chaperone
Offering to pick up food or drinks for an orchestra function or party
Being a member of the booster club board
In order for this orchestra to run efficiently, ALL must contribute. The CHS Orchestra students deserve the best! Parents, you have wonderful children, and they should get to experience every opportunity that the CHS Orchestra has to offer.