Saturday, December 9, 2017

Gift card donations requested

Do you happen to have extra gift certificates sitting around that you haven’t used? Does someone at work keep giving you Starbucks, Dairy Queen, Cold Stone Creamery, or other gift cards?  You take them and say “thank you,” but it’s not your cup of tea.  You hold on to them, but wonder when you’ll ever use them.  Well, have we got a solution to your problem!  
We are asking for gift cards to any variety of businesses to use as thank you gifts for teachers, section coaches, and others.  We only ask that they be new, at least $10 in value, and free of any personalization.  Please feel free to send them in with your students to class (if you think it’s safe! Ha ha!). As always, please feel free to email Sandra or Mr. Woodworth if you have any questions.  Thanks for helping us, and lightening your wallet’s load.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A new Mark Wood video

Hello everyone!

We wanted to share this video from Douglas County School District on our Mark Wood visit.  It's great fun to watch him in class with the kids!  Be sure to watch the Channel 9 video also in our blog.
One more thing:  Don't forget to check the calendar on the website as we have several Winter Showcase rehearsal and performance dates coming up quickly!
If we don't chat again before Thanksgiving break, have a wonderful, safe holiday with your loved ones.  We are very thankful for your continued support for our Boosters and our students!

Start your holiday shopping now!

Hi everyone,
Here is the order form for the holiday scrip order.  Mr. Woodworth has forms, as well.
The orders are due back to Mr. Woodworth or Deb Stilwell by Nov. 29, along with payment; it will take about a week to get the cards in.  We will distribute them to the students or email the parents that they're in -- whichever they prefer.  
It's an easy fundraiser for the students.  The scrip company will pay Boosters the total of all the rebates, then, from there, they will be posted to the individual students’ accounts.  Besides those listed on the form, there are hundreds of other retailers available.  There is a link to GL Scr​​ip on the order form.

You can start the season feeling good knowing that your early holiday shopping also benefits our Orchestras.  Please contact Deb Stilwell if you have any questions.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Mark Wood visit on Channel 9

Channel 9 showcased our Orchestra visit from Mark Wood on air Sunday evening.  Here is the link to watch the clip if you missed it.  We have also added a link to a portion of the Feeder Festival concert to our Concert Videos section on the lower right side of this page.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Silent auction at Mark Wood concert Friday!

Hello all,

Tomorrow night is our big Mark Wood concert at 7 p.m.! Have you bought your tickets yet?  We hope you got a preview at our amazing Feeder Fest tonight. Wow!  In addition to another raffle at tomorrow night’s concert, we will also be featuring a silent auction on some fabulous gift baskets.  We have several baskets to choose from, including “Home for the Holidays,” “Relaxation,” a special Mark Wood basket, and more!  The bidding for some of these baskets will start as low as $10! You may pay by cash or credit card tomorrow night.  We hope you will join us and invite all your family and friends.  It’s sure to be a fantastic night!  We can’t wait to see everyone there and ready to rock!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Butter Braid forms due Friday!

In the excitement of our week, we don't want to forget that Butter Braid order forms are due during class this Friday, Nov. 10.  Students can pick up their orders after school next Friday, Nov. 17.  

We are so excited to see everyone tomorrow for the Feeder Fest and Friday night for the Mark Wood concert. (Have you bought your tickets yet?)Thanks again for your continued support!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Mark Wood Concert

Mark Wood Concert
Friday, November 10, 2017
Highlands Ranch High School Orchestras

The Highlands Ranch Orchestra’s Mark Wood concert is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.  We are putting on a fun and unique performance with legendary Rock Violinist Mark Wood.  We are looking forward to an evening full of rehearsals, a fabulous concert, and lots of fun with Mark Wood.  The Mark Wood concert will be at Highlands Ranch High School, with the concert in the auditorium at 7 p.m.

  • We will have a silent auction for two baskets Friday night.  These baskets will be on display before and during the concert.
  • HRHS Orchestra has been donated a Mark Wood SVC Stingray electric violin to be drawn for at the Friday  night concert. Tickets are $5 each, and 5 for $20. Please bring cash or check! We hope that you win! You must be present to win!
  • We will be having a short intermission during the concert, where refreshments may be purchased.
  • Reminder that Mark Wood is performing both at Feeder Fest on Thursday, Nov. 9 and, as a grand finale, he is in recital Friday,  Nov. 10 with HRHS Orchestras. These are TWO different performances; students are performing at both. Please help to fill the audience!  Here is more information.

Here is an informal outline of Friday evening’s activities:

5:00 PM High school students check-in and help set up at HRHS
5:15 PM Sound check
6 PM Volunteers arrive
7  PM Concert begins, HRHS Auditorium

There is no cost for Orchestra students.  Adult tickets are $15, and student tickets are $10.  You can still buy tickets here.

Students need to eat before they arrive at 5 p.m.

Dress code:
Wear jeans and your Orchestra t-shirt.

HRHS Parent Volunteers:
Parents, we need your help with the ticket booth, check in, and concessions, starting at 6 p.m.. In order to pull off this great community performance,  we need volunteers. HRHS families, please help! (Log in with school code HRHSOrchestra, then go to the November calendar, and click on the hand on the date for the Mark Wood concert.) If you prefer or have questions, please contact Sandra Rainey (

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ryan Woodworth
Highlands Ranch HS Orchestra Director

(303) 387-2652