Saturday, December 7, 2019

Live-streaming tonight's concert

Here is the link if you would like to watch the live-stream of tonight's 7 p.m. Winter Showcase concert!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

How to donate to HRHS Orchestras - effortlessly!

So, in my last post, I told you about two awesome fundraising programs we are involved in.  This email is to give you directions so that you too can participate!
For King Soopers:
Your everyday shopping can be a great boost to our fundraising efforts!  To associate your loyalty card with the King Soopers Community Rewards Program, visit http://www.kingsoopers.com and click on "Welcome, Sign In" then click "Sign In" and sign in to your King Soopers account OR create a new account. Once signed in, click on "My Account" and then "My Account" again. This brings you to the Account Summary page. On the left side, click on "Community Rewards." Under "Find an Organization," search for HRHS and then click "Enroll" under Highlands Ranch High School Orchestra Boosters VL865.  Now all you have to do is swipe your loyalty card or enter your alternate ID every time you shop to earn money for our Orchestra program.  It couldn't be any easier!
For Amazon Smile:
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are approaching quickly!  You can support HRHS Orchestras by shopping on Amazon!
Just click here, log in, and select us (Hrhs Orchestra Boosters) to help raise money for the Orchestra general fund while you do all of your normal (and holiday!) shopping on Amazon. Be sure to bookmark Amazon through Smile and open through that link. It's a win-win all the way around! We appreciate all you do to help us support this wonderful organization. Happy shopping!  

Why you should donate to HRHS Orchestras

Our Booster board wants to let everyone know about two effortless fundraising campaigns you can do as you go about your holiday gift and grocery shopping. This is a long email with a lot of information, but please read to the end. See next post for how to sign up to help!
First, our King Soopers program is so much easier than it used to be. Right now, we have 12 families participating in this program. Together for the 3rd quarter of the year, they raised $414! We currently have nearly 60 families combined in the three Orchestras. Think how much we could raise if everyone took the simple steps to sign up!
To put this in perspective, Mrs. Jonas asked for section coaches to come in the first week of December. This will cost $450 for a total of 150 minutes of coaching (50 minutes with each of the three classes). We will spend more in this one transaction than we raised in 3 months of our King Soopers program.
Second, we participate in the Amazon Smile program. This is equally easy and beneficial to our program. You use the Amazonsmile.com website to do your normal (and holiday) shopping, and they will donate money back to our program. How cool is that? From July to September of this year, we earned $7.25. They donate millions of dollars a year to organizations just like ours. We should be taking advantage of this benefit, especially as we prepare for the holidays (think Black Friday and Cyber Monday specifically!).
So why do we do these two programs, as well as the restaurant nights and various other fundraisers? We have used these funds for the following:

* Section Coaches
* Special Guests
* Classroom instrument repair
* Senior Scholarship fund
* Homecoming Parade
* Trick-or-treat street
* Strings Camp
* End-of-Year Banquet

We also use this money for other items that the Orchestra program may need as the year progresses. This is so important for the success of our Orchestra program!
Our next Booster meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at 6:30 in the HRHS Orchestra room. These meetings are where we discuss what funds are needed, fundraising options, and how funds are used, as well as upcoming events. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come! As always if you have questions, please let us know.

Meeting minutes posted

The minutes from our November booster meeting have been posted on the Booster page of this website. Thank you!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Booster agenda

The agenda for our upcoming Booster meeting has been added to the website.  Feel free to come join us if you see something that interests you, or if you have another issue to discuss, please let us know ahead of time.  Hope to see some new faces Monday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 in the HRHS Orchestra room.  Here's the link if you need it.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Booster meeting coming up

Just a reminder that our next Booster meeting is Monday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the HRHS Orchestra room.  By being a parent or guardian of an Orchestra member, you are a member of our Booster organization!  We invite -and encourage! - you to join us at these meetings.  This is where you can find out all about our upcoming events, fundraising and budgeting, and so much more!  We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Just a reminder that Butter Braid delivery will be this Friday, Nov. 8.  You can pick up your order from 12:30 - 3 p.m. ONLY.  Items can be picked up near the student entrance of the school (across from the band room).  We have no way to store items that are not picked up so be sure to make arrangements to be there during this time!
Your items should be returned to the freezer within 3-4 hours, but the sooner the better.
Thank you so much for all your hard work with this fundraiser.  We will see you all Friday afternoon to pick up your orders!