Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thank You!

Hi All,

I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for attending the meeting last night. It is always great to see the excitement at the beginning of the year. I am looking forward to see the passion of musical growth this year.

I wanted to remind all orchestra families of a few things;
  1. If by chance we have not received all of your forms from the meeting, please turn them in tomorrow. (Friday August 21)
  2. Students DON'T FORGET the annual HRHS Orchestra BBQ at Falcon Park is tomorrow at 3pm.
  3. Thank you families for signing up for both specific volunteer roles and event help last night. We are still needing several parents to step up for additional volunteer positions including fundraising and Winter Concert. If interested please email me.
  4. If you signed up as a volunteer for Fall Concert and Play-A-Thon we strongly encourage you and invite all families to attend our next booster meeting September 8th, 7pm in the Orchestra room.
Thank you again for all of your help and encouraging your student toward success on their string instrument!

If interested here are some beneifcial articles sites to read below:

Monday, August 17, 2015

Required Orchestra Meeting Reminder

Just a quick reminder to mark your calendar for the required Orchestra Meeting for students and parents on Wednesday, August 19 @ 6:30-8:15 pm.

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

Here are the highlights of our agenda:

Stations open at 6:30
  1. Smart Music  
  2. Concert Attire** (scroll to the bottom of this post for details)**
  3. Fundraising for your $100 Student Fee and personal orchestra-related expenses
  4. Orchestra Merchandise  
  5. Volunteer Opportunities  

  • Quick presentation meeting at 7:00
  • Stations remain open for you to finish up until 8:15
  • Please bring your checkbook to pay for concert attire and/or the Orchestra Student Fee

  • Do these things at home before you come!

    Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday night!

    Friday, August 14, 2015

    Welcome to HRHS Orchestras 2015-2016

    Orchestra students and families, you are vital to the HRHS orchestra program and we THANK YOU in advance for your help to make this year a success!

    We look forward to an excellent year with continuing and new families, soliciting your ideas and participation along the way. The goal is to support your HRHS Orchestra Program with 100% participation for events throughout this upcoming year, for you to enjoy the music, and get to know one another...and have fun!

    Our first General Orchestra Booster meeting will be Wednesday, August 19 from 6:30-8:15 pm.
    • All students are required to attend! (get important information, build new and/or stronger relationships with other students, get required points--it's for a grade!). 
    • Parents and guardians, we want you to attend, too! (get important information, build new and/or stronger relationships with other parents, start passive fundraising for your Student Fee and other orchestra-related expenses.)
    Click here for a check off sheet of things you need to do before the meeting and at the meeting.

    There will be stations to travel to on either side of a short general meeting that starts at 7pm. Plan for at least an hour, possibly longer if you do not bring your own measurements for concert attire (scroll to the bottom for details). Come early and hit some stations before the meeting or come at 7:00 and plan to stay after the meeting to get it all done then. The idea is to optimize everyone’s valuable time while accomplishing important details. The Checkoff Sheet helps make sure you don't miss anything.

    • 6:30 pm Stations Open ~ Students and parents start at the Orchestra Room and go to stations to complete required task ~ be sure to get a signature when each task is completed
    • 7:00 pm ~ Everyone attends a quick general meeting: who, what, when, where, why about your boosters, followed by the election of officers for 2015-16
    • After meeting ~ resume traveling to stations until we end at 8:15

    1. Smart Music  - Learn about how we will use this app for at-home practice
    2. Concert Attire** - Turn in measurements and payment (scroll to the bottom of this post for details)**
    3. Fundraising - The $100 annual Student Fee will be explained, along with multiple fundraising options to meet the family account requirement 
    4. Orchestra Merchandise – we will have t-shirts, mugs, sweats, etc. available for purchase
    5. Volunteer Opportunities – Parents, YOUR participation is vital to the HRHS Orchestra Program!!! Your boosters are asking YOU to volunteer for at least one event during the 2015-16 school year. We'll have details on dates, times and duties. Plus you'll get to meet and talk with some other great orchestra parents
    Take a few minutes to explore our website where you can access announcements (like this one), our calendar on the right sidebar of every page (we are still updating for this year), fundraising information, and more! We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, August 19.

    **Concert Attire Info