Tuesday, August 30, 2016

September 1st Boosters Meeting

Orchestra Families,

Please note that the new start time for this Thursday's (9/1/16) Boosters Meeting at the HRHS Orchestra Room is 6:15 PM (This supersedes what appears in the Orchestra Calendar).

Anyone who has signed up to volunteer at the Play-A-Thon (10/1/16) and/or Fall Concert (10/5/16) should be in attendance. See link below for who has signed up.

Volunteer Sign-Ups 2016-2017

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Golden Music Recruitment Fundraising Opportunity - HRHS Training Session 8/16/2016 at 7 PM

Our first fundraising opportunity is right around the corner and we are soliciting volunteers to participate. Golden Music (website: goldenmusic.co) is offering an opportunity to raise funds if we can coordinate groups of volunteers to work several events with them.

Any parents and students interested in signing up will need to attend a short training session in the HRHS Orchestra room on Tuesday, August 16th, at 7 PM. The training will last approximately 90 minutes. Approximately 10 volunteering events for this fundraiser will occur beginning the week of August 15th and extending through Labor Day week. Golden Music has requested up to 20 volunteers per event. Each event will last approximately 4 hours. We understand that your time available to dedicate to volunteering can be limited, but we would like to supply as many volunteers to as many events as we can to make the most of this fundraising opportunity. Students and families can receive volunteer hours and Orchestra lettering points for participating in the training and working the events.

More information about the events to be worked, locations, dates, and times will be provided at the training session on Tuesday, August 16th, at 7 PM in the HRHS Orchestra room. The HRHS Orchestra Boosters are asking for your help to make this important first fundraising opportunity a success. We hope to see you on Tuesday. Please contact Ryan Woodworth with any questions you may have prior to Tuesday's training session at rswoodworth@dcsdk12.org.

Required Orchestra Meeting - Wednesday 8/17/2016 at 6:30 PM

Just a quick reminder to mark your calendar for the Required Orchestra Meeting for students and parents on Wednesday, August 17th @ 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 7 PM presentation, or come at 7 PM for the presentation and do everything afterward.

Please bring an item to donate to the orchestra and drop it off in the Orchestra room when you arrive. Cases of bottled water, paper plates, napkins, and plastic knives/forks/spoons are the most common items needed throughout the year.

Here are the highlights of our agenda:

  1. Smart Music  
  2. Concert Attire** (scroll to the bottom of this post for details)**
  3. Fundraising for your $100 Student Fee and opportunities for personal orchestra-related expenses
  4. Orchestra Merchandise  
  5. Volunteer Opportunities (specific needs will be posted, please signup!!)  
  6. Friends of the Orchestra
  7. New York Trip! More details at the meeting


  • 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, or to start in on fundraising opportunities.


  • Do these things at home before you come!





    Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday night!