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).