Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Booster Meeting and Other Reminders

The next Orchestra Boosters meeting is Thursday, October 1 @ 7pm in the Orchestra Room. All parents and students are invited, and students receive points toward lettering for their own attendance and their parents' attendance. We'll be finalizing plans for Play-A-Thon and Fall Concert and begin planning for our November Feeder Fest Concert that includes elementary and middle school orchestras. Hope to see you there!

Click here to review minutes from the September Booster Club meeting.

Other Upcoming Events
  • Play-A-Thon -- Saturday October 3 (9:45am-3pm) -- click here for all the details and our new option to make Play-A-Thon donations online. Parents, don't miss the concert at the end starting at 2pm. THANK YOU to everyone who signed up to help with Play-A-Thon or bring snack items for our Fall Concert. All those slots have been filled! WE APPRECIATE YOU!
  • Fall Concert -- Wednesday, October 7 @ 7pm in the HRHS Auditorium. We still have a few slots left for parents to help sell snacks and water. Click here for the sign up.
  • Pre-order Concert CD's -- Save $5 and order a 3-CD bundle to get professional recordings of our entire concert season OR pre-order your single CD for the Fall Concert. Either way, your pre-order will help defray the costs of the professional recording company (they record free if we pre-sell 10 CD's before each concert. Otherwise, they charge us $150 per concert for recording.). Use the dropdown box below to select the bundle or a single CD and pay online. CD's are delivered 4-6 weeks after the concert.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Everything You Need to Know About Play-A-Thon and Fall Concert

Play-A-Thon and Fall Concert are right around the corner. Here are all the details you need for both:


In case you missed the packet your student brought home last week, here's a rundown on Play-A-Thon plus new information on how supporters can donate to Play-A-Thon online this year.

Play-A-Thon happens on Saturday, October 3 at HRHS
  • Check-in starts at 9:45am and all students should be ready to play by 10am
  • Bring $5 to cover lunch and snacks
  • Formal Rehearsal @ 2-3pm -- Parents and other audience members are welcome!
  • We still need some parent volunteers! Also we'll be collecting donations of snacks and water at Play-A-Thon to sell at our October 7 Fall Concert. Click here for the signup sheet.
Play-A-Thon serves two purposes for HRHS Orchestras:
  • A concentrated (and FUN) time to work on technique, pitch, rhythm and performance in preparation for our concert season.
  • Our biggest program fundraiser of the year to purchase items from the Director's Wish List and to enable a scholarship fund for students who need financial assistance to participate in orchestra activities throughout the year.

Between now and October 3, students should be using their Play-A-Thon packets OR our Play-A-Thon webpage (including a way to donate online!) to ask for and collect donations. Donations are due by October 3.

To make it even easier, just forward this email to supporters. They can use the Donation button below and choose an amount to donate for Play-A-Thon, then make their contribution online using either a PayPal account or any credit or debit card:


Fall Concert
  • October 7 @ 7pm HRHS Auditorium
  • We need parent volunteers to help sell water and snacks. Click here to sign up.
  • Pre-order Concert CDs
    • This concert and two others in our season will be professionally recorded
    • Preorder a 3-Concert Bundle for $40 (save $5 over single CD prices) OR
    • Preorder a single CD for the Fall Concert only for $15
    • Why preorder? Preorders help us defray the costs of the recording company
    • Concert CD's make great keepsakes for your student or gifts for family members who live far away and can't attend your student's concerts.
    • Use the drop-down menu below to order and pay online for either your 3-Concert Bundle ($40) or a single CD of the Fall Concert only ($15). We will deliver CDs to you as soon as they are available from our recording company (usually 4-6 weeks after each concert).

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Orchestra Booster Meeting 9/8 @ 7pm

Parents and students, please plan to attend the upcoming Orchestra Booster Meeting on Tuesday, September 8 @ 7pm in the Orchestra Room. Students get points toward their orchestra letter for attending and they get additional points for their parents' attendance.

We plan to keep the meeting to one hour. We will be planning and organizing for two upcoming events, and we want all students and parents to have a voice in that process.
  • Play-a-thon on October 3
  • Fall Orchestra Concert on October 7
We hope to see you there!