Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Snap! Fundraising

Orchestra Parents,

Please take a moment to read about one of this year's most significant fundraising efforts.  Last year, we made $3,800 from this one fundraiser!

We will be kicking off our Snap! Raise campaign this week. Snap is an online donation campaign that allows our program to receive donations from our networks and supporters. Snap uses the power of email, text, and social media with a safe, fun, and interactive approach. All we ask is that each parent/guardian help their student gather 20 or more email addresses of their biggest fans. Please review the info below to see just how much of an impact this campaign can have for our students.

*Your contacts are strictly private and protected, and never sold or shared.*

Snap Fact Overview: 
1. Safe and Protected - Snap! Raise is the safest online donation campaign available. All data is private and never redistributed. Your student’s information on the Snap page is less detailed than what would be on a team website roster.
2. Online donation platform - Reach potential donors via email, social media, and text to ask them to support our program and visit the page, where they can seamlessly donate.
3. Email Strategy - All supporters will receive a receipt for their gift that is tax deductible, included with a personalized thank you from the student. There are three reminder emails sent to donors, with an option to unsubscribe. 
4. Network - Snap’s platform and process is what makes their campaigns so successful. It allows an extensive reach across communities by providing options to connect with multiple donors and their social networks, maximizing our raising efforts.  

Please consider helping your student with this fundraiser.  It doesn't get any easier than this for families to raise money for the Orchestra program.  Thank you in advance for your help!  

Monday, September 4, 2017

Fundraising Booster meeting Tuesday

Bet you’ve spent all weekend cooking and entertaining, right? Relax and join the Orchestra Boosters for a fundraising brainstorming session tomorrow night (Tuesday 9/5) at 6:30 p.m. at Brothers Bar & Grill, 7407 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree.  It’ll be a fun time to get together and ponder what options we might want to explore for fundraising, as well as setting some goals, for Orchestra Boosters this year. 

Whether you’re giving some thought to helping as committee chair, want to be a regular helper, or just want to know what’s going to be happening this year, come meet up with us – especially if you have some great ideas to share!  We promise we’re all great people to get to know and hang around!

Please RSVP if you want to join us so we know how many seats to save!  We hope you’ll join us for this important planning session.  Thanks in advance for helping us make this a great year for our students!  

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Volunteers needed for EBOP Instrument Rental Night!

Our first fundraising opportunity is here, and we are soliciting volunteers to participate. Golden Music (website: goldenmusic.co) is offering an opportunity to raise funds if we can coordinate groups of volunteers to work several events with them.

Any parents and students interested in helping will need to attend a training session in the HRHS Orchestra room on Thursday, August 31st, at 4 p.m. Then our first event kicks off with EBOP Instrument Rental Night at 6 p.m.!

Approximately 10 volunteering events for this fundraiser will occur over the next few weeks. Golden Music has requested up to 20 volunteers per event. Each event will last approximately 4 hours. We understand that your time available to dedicate to volunteering can be limited, but we would like to supply as many volunteers to as many events as we can to make the most of this fundraising opportunity. Students and families can receive volunteer hours, and Orchestra lettering points for participating in the training and working the events.

More information about the events to be worked, locations, dates, and times will be provided at the training session tomorrow. The HRHS Orchestra Boosters are asking for your help to make this important first fundraising opportunity a success. We hope to see you there. Please contact Ryan Woodworth with any questions you may have prior to tomorrow's training session at rswoodworth@dcsdk12.org.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Required Orchestra Meeting - Tuesday 8/29/2017 at 6:30 PM

Just a quick reminder to mark your calendar for the Required Orchestra Meeting for students and parents on Tuesday, August 29 @ 6:30-8:15 p.m.

Plan at least an hour to get everything done.  Come at 6:30 and hit a few stations before the short 7 p.m. presentation, or come at 7 p.m. for the presentation and do everything afterward.

Here are the highlights of our agenda:
  1. Concert Attire** (scroll to the bottom of this post for details)**
  2. Fundraising for your $100 Student Fee and opportunities for personal orchestra-related expenses
  3. Orchestra Merchandise  
  4. Volunteer Opportunities
  5. Friends of the Orchestra

  • Quick presentation meeting at 7 p.m.
  • Stations remain open for you to finish up until 8:15 p.m.
  • Please bring your checkbook to pay for concert attire and/or the Orchestra Student Fee, or to start in on fundraising opportunities.


  • Do these things at home before you come!





    Looking forward to seeing you Tuesday night!

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Sign-up for Orchestra Parent Text Message Reminders

    HRHS Orchestra Families,

    Orchestra parents/guardians are able to sign up to receive text message reminders of important upcoming events.  These text alerts are infrequent and often used in conjunction with only a subset of the Orchestra e-mails.  Participation is voluntary but potentially helpful if you check your e-mail infrequently or if the Orchestra informational e-mails are getting lost in a sea of spam.

    If you want to receive these messages but do not want to get them via text message, an alternative is to receive these messages via the REMIND app, which you can download to your smartphone.  Your orchestra student should already be receiving similar messages as part of a separate classroom REMIND group set up by Mr. Woodworth.

    To receive these periodic messages, send a text message to number 81010 with @orchparen in the message field.

    Again, enter this number:  81010
    Text this message:  @orchparen

    Participation is optional, and you can leave the group at any time if you no longer wish to receive these messages.

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Tuxedo Returns Tomorrow 5/4

    HRHS Orchestra Families,

    If your student has a rented tuxedo, please have them bring it to tomorrow's Orchestra Banquet.  We will be checking them in for a short time both before and after the Banquet.

    Senior girls who would like to donate or sell their concert dress can bring those as well.  Sales of used dresses will not occur until August, so please attach contact information if you wish to be reimbursed.

    Thanks!

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    Sign-up for Orchestra Parent Text Message Reminders

    HRHS Orchestra Families,

    Orchestra parents/guardians are able to sign up to receive text message reminders of important upcoming events.  These text alerts are infrequent and often used in conjunction with only a subset of the Orchestra e-mails.  Participation is voluntary but potentially helpful if you check your e-mail infrequently or if the Orchestra informational e-mails are getting lost in a sea of spam.

    If you want to receive these messages but do not want to get them via text message, an alternative is to receive these messages via the REMIND app, which you can download to your smartphone.  Your orchestra student should already be receiving similar messages as part of a separate classroom REMIND group set up by Mr. Woodworth.

    To receive these periodic messages, send a text message to number 81010 with @orchparen in the message field.

    Again, enter this number:  81010
    Text this message:  @orchparen

    Participation is optional and you can leave the group at any time if you no longer wish to receive these messages.