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AHS Orchestra update – 04.03.19

1. SOLO & ENSEMBLE
2. SPRING FLING
3. COLONIAL
4. SYMPHONY & PHILHARMONIC REHEARSALS

  1. SOLO & ENSEMBLE:  Solo & Ensemble is THIS SATURDAY, April 6!!!  Student performance times are posted in the Orchestra Hall and on Charms.  Students will be given a handout with their times, and specific details, in class Thursday/Friday of this week.  Student ensembles will perform for their class Thursday/Friday.  A reminder to be EARLY for your performance time!
  1. SPRING FLING:  our next social event, the Spring Fling, is coming up on Friday, April 12!!!  Come have fun with your AHS Orchestra family playing games, and with an ice cream sundae bar provided by the booster club!  Guys, bring drinks; girls, bring snack items; ALL students, wear your orchestra t-shirt.
  1. COLONIAL:  mark your calendars for May 22-26!!!  We need an ARMY of volunteers for Colonial on these days.  We need you, your family, your neighbors, your friends…ANYone you know who can help us make this a success!  Watch for emails starting next week with details of how to sign up to help.
  1. SYMPHONY & PHILHARMONIC REHEARSALS:  Symphony and Philharmonic will start rehearsals for our Spring Concert on Monday, April 8, from 4-6p.  These rehearsals are required of all students in Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras.  Students have been given information in class with a specific schedule of these extra rehearsals.

Please let us know if you have any questions, and thank you for your continued support of the AHS Orchestra!

AHS Orchestra update – 03.28.19

1. SPRING TRIP REMINDERS

2. SOLO & ENSEMBLE
3. COLONIAL
1. SPRING TRIP REMINDERS:  we hope you’re ready for an awesome trip!!!  Please read over your trip handbook to make sure you know all of the details, including what to pack.  Some reminders…
  • Bag check is TODAY at 5p
  • Call time TOMORROW is 6a
2. SOLO & ENSEMBLE:  solo & ensemble is quickly approaching!!!  Performance times for Saturday, April 6 will be posted on Charms sometime today (we will send a Remind once available).  All ensembles will perform for each-other in class on Thursday/Friday next week, and we’ll review other details for performances at that time.
3. COLONIAL:  we need YOU…and your friends, neighbors, ANYone you know who might be able to be part of our army of volunteers needed for Colonial!!!  May 22-26.  Watch for information about signing up online, or simply email Mr. Chapman to sign up.  Thank you for helping us make Colonial a HUGE success!!!
Please let us know if you have any questions, and thank you for your continued support of the AHS Orchestra!

AHS Orchestra update – 03.08.19

1. TRIP MEETING REMINDER

2. TRIP REHEARSAL
3. COLONIAL
1. TRIP MEETING REMINDER:  Spring Trip participants, remember that our trip meeting is March 19 at 7p.  This is the Tuesday after Spring Break, and the meeting is REQUIRED of any student going on the trip WITH a parent/guardian.  We will go over specific details for the trip, the current version of the itinerary, and forms that need to be turned in.  Students who have been invited to participate in the performance only do not need to attend this meeting.
2. TRIP REHEARSAL:  ALL students participating in the trip performance at the Capitol on March 29 will have a rehearsal on Monday, March 25, from 4-6p.  This rehearsal is REQUIRED to participate in the performance.
3. COLONIAL:  mark your calendars!!!  Colonial (the Charles Schwab Challenge) is coming up May 20-26, and we will need an ARMY of volunteers to have a successful year!  After spring break, we will send out information about how to start signing up,  SO START TALKING TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE YOU KNOW NOW!!!  We will especially need adults who can work during the week, when students are not available.  MORE TO COME…
We hope everyone has a wonderful, restful spring break.  Please let us know if you have any questions, and thank you for your continued support of the AHS Orchestra!!!