Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Tuxedo Returns Tomorrow 5/4

HRHS Orchestra Families,

If your student has a rented tuxedo, please have them bring it to tomorrow's Orchestra Banquet.  We will be checking them in for a short time both before and after the Banquet.

Senior girls who would like to donate or sell their concert dress can bring those as well.  Sales of used dresses will not occur until August, so please attach contact information if you wish to be reimbursed.

Thanks!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sign-up for Orchestra Parent Text Message Reminders

HRHS Orchestra Families,

Orchestra parents/guardians are able to sign up to receive text message reminders of important upcoming events.  These text alerts are infrequent and often used in conjunction with only a subset of the Orchestra e-mails.  Participation is voluntary but potentially helpful if you check your e-mail infrequently or if the Orchestra informational e-mails are getting lost in a sea of spam.

If you want to receive these messages but do not want to get them via text message, an alternative is to receive these messages via the REMIND app, which you can download to your smartphone.  Your orchestra student should already be receiving similar messages as part of a separate classroom REMIND group set up by Mr. Woodworth.

To receive these periodic messages, send a text message to number 81010 with @orchparen in the message field.

Again, enter this number:  81010
Text this message:  @orchparen

Participation is optional and you can leave the group at any time if you no longer wish to receive these messages.

Great Works - Thursday April 27th

HRHS Orchestra Families,

The upcoming Great Works event features the top ensembles at HRHS.  The performance will include full orchestra and choir, thespian Shakespeare, as well as our annual concerto competition with winners Simon Ye on saxophone and Trevor Vogel on Viola.

Symphony orchestra students are required to attend this performance, all other audience members will need to have a ticket.  Tickets are $5 each.

Online ticket sales are active and you are encouraged to purchase your tickets in advance for the show.  The ticket purchase website is:  Great Works Tickets

The Great Work performance is on Thursday, April 27th, at St. Andrews United Methodist Church at 7:00 PM.

St. Andrews United Methodist Church is located at 9203 S University Blvd in Highlands Ranch, just to the north of the shopping center in the NW corner of the University/Highlands Ranch Parkway intersection.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Arts Alive - Tuesday April 25th

HRHS Orchestra Families,

Arts Alive is coming up on Tuesday, April 25th, from 7:00 - 9:30 PM in the HRHS Commons area.

Arts Alive is our end-of-year finale for the Symphony orchestra students.  It is a kaleidoscope of ensembles from guitar, piano, vocal, and winter percussion in a Carnival like performance with goodies and treats around the halls.

Chamber orchestra students are required to attend.

Please come join us!

Parent volunteers for this event will be contacted via separate e-mail with additional information.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

HRHS Orchestra Banquet - Thursday May 4th

HRHS Orchestra Families,

Our End-of-Year Orchestra Banquet will be on Thursday, May 4th, in the HRHS auditorium.  The Orchestra Boosters will be providing the main dish and drinks, but are asking the families to bring sides and desserts to share in a pot luck fashion.  Please arrive in the 6:30-6:45 PM timeframe so you have time to drop off your side/dessert in the Orchestra Room before joining us in the main auditorium.

Please RSVP no later than April 28th at this link:  Orchestra Banquet E-vite Invitation

Once you've clicked on the link, View the Message From The Host, go to RSVP, and add a message in your RSVP reply stating whether you will be bringing a Side Dish or Dessert.

May the 4th Be With You!

Online Ticket Sales for Great Works Performance on April 27th

HRHS Orchestra Families,

Online sales for our upcoming Great Work performance on April 27th are active and you can purchase your tickets in advance for the show.  Tickets are $5 each.

The ticket purchase website is:  Great Works Tickets

The Great Work performance is on Thursday, April 27th, at St. Andrews United Methodist Church at 7:00 PM.

St. Andrews United Methodist Church is located at 9203 S University Blvd in Highlands Ranch, just to the north of the shopping center in the NW corner of the University/Highlands Ranch Parkway intersection.  We hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

April 10th Boosters General Meeting

HRHS Orchestra Families,

Or next Booster Club General Meeting is this Monday, April 10th, from 7:30-8:00 PM in the HRHS Orchestra Room.  The main topics for this meeting will be planning for upcoming events in the coming month, including Arts Alive (April 25th), Great Works (April 27th), and the End of Year Banquet (May 4th).

Parents and students are welcome to attend the General Meetings.  Please come if you are interested in assisting in the planning and/or volunteering for these events.

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Saturday April 8th - Volunteer Work Day at HRHS and Social Event at Fox & Hound

HRHS Orchestra Families,

This Saturday, April 8th, the Booster Club is organizing a volunteer Work Day at HRHS followed by a social event.  We are looking for help with the following tasks at the school.  Students are encouraged to help out with their parents and can earn volunteer hours towards their graduation requirement.  If you are interested, please let Ryan Woodworth know (Ryan.Woodworth@dcsdk12.org) and we can coordinate specific times and work assignments.  We may also need additional help with supplies and tools.  Please let us know if you can help out!

  • Hanging plaques and Senior class pictures in the Orchestra room
  • Affixing a mirror and bow hooks to the walls
  • Reupholster the Bass instrument rack
  • Construct Cello instrument rack (using PVC)
  • Music library

Regardless of whether you wish to participate in the Work Day event, but especially if you do, Parents and Guardians of Orchestra students are invited to join the HRHS Orchestra Boosters at a social event at the Fox & Hound Sports Tavern in Lone Tree, located at 9239 Park Meadows Drive.

We will gather in the Burgundy Room starting at 4:30 PM on Saturday.  Please join us if you can!

Fox & Hound Website

Last Scrip Order for this school year - Due Wednesday April 5th

The last Scrip order of the 2016-2017 school year for physical gift cards is due on Wednesday, April 5th.  Please get your order to Mr. Woodworth by the end of the school day if you are interested. 

Cards usually arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday the following week.

See the Fundraising tab on the website for more information about Scrip.

Monday, March 13, 2017

HRHS Orchestra Restaurant Fundraiser at Chick-Fil-A on Thursday Mar 16th

HRHS Orchestra Families,

Please join us this Thursday, March 16th, for a Restaurant Fundraiser at Chick-Fil-A restaurant located in the King Soopers shopping center at University and Highlands Ranch Parkway (3700 E Highlands Ranch Pkwy).

20% of all applicable sales from 4 PM to 8 PM will benefit the HRHS Orchestra!  Just mention HRHS Orchestra when ordering!

And be sure to tell your friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers, friendly strangers, and anyone else you can think of to stop into Chick-Fil-A this Thursday.  MAKE SURE THEY MENTION HRHS ORCHESTRA WHEN ORDERING!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Spring Orchestra Concert - Wednesday 3/15/2017

Our Spring Concert is coming up this Wednesday, March 15th, at 7:00 PM at the HRHS auditorium.

We are requesting that Symphony orchestra families donate either treats or bottled water to sell before/after the concert and at intermission.  Remaining bottled water will be used to keep our students hydrated at future events.

If your student is in the Symphony orchestra please bring the following to the Orchestra Boosters table set up outside the auditorium entrance on the day of the performance.

  • Last names beginning with A-H:  Treats/snacks (homemade or store bought)
  • Last names beginning with I-Z:  One case of bottled water 

The Booster Club will be selling these items for $1 each to go towards the Booster's General fund.  Chamber orchestra families will be asked to provide the same items for Arts Alive.  Thanks in advance for anything you can provide.

If you are interested in purchasing a recording of the performance and would like to pre-order before the performance, please send an order form and check for $15 made out to HRHS Orchestra Boosters to school with your student to give to Ryan Woodworth by 3/15.

Volunteers helping out with the Spring Concert (Link to Volunteer Signup Sheet) will be contacted with more specific information about their participation.

See you at the show!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

March 7th Boosters General Meeting

HRHS Orchestra Families,

Or next Booster Club General Meeting is this Tuesday, March 7th, from 6:30-7:00 PM in the HRHS Orchestra Room.  Parents/Guardians and students are welcome to attend the General Meetings.  The main topics for this month's meeting will be:

  • Planning for upcoming events in the coming month
  • Fundraising activities
  • Recruiting volunteers for next year's Booster club Open positions

Several Executive Board members and other parent/guardian volunteers will not be returning next school year and new members will be required. Parents or guardians of a student currently in the orchestra program are eligible to serve on the Executive Board.  Term of office is one year.  Officers can serve up to two consecutive years in the same position.  Interim Board officers will be selected by May 15th, work alongside their predecessor for the remainder of the school year, and assume their full duties by June 1st.
  • President (Open position, candidate identified)
  • Vice President (Open position, this year's Board included two Co-Vice Presidents)
  • Treasurer (Current Treasurer has offered to stay-on, pending re-election)
  • Secretary (Open position)
Additional assistance from parents/guardians is needed for non-Executive Board positions including communications, hospitality, volunteer coordination, fundraising, King Soopers cards, Scrip, concert attire, and scholarships.

If you would like to learn more about these Open positions and would consider joining the Boosters next school year as an Executive Board member or in a non-Board position, please attend this meeting.

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

DCSD Solo and Ensemble Festival 2017

HRHS Orchestra Families,

The 25th annual Douglas County School District Solo and Ensemble Festival will be on Saturday, March 11th, from 8:00 AM until 12:30 PM at Legend High School in Parker, CO.

As in the past, all entries to the Festival need to be completed, and paid for, online.  The entry fee is $17.00 for the first student (Solo) and an additional $5.00 for each additional student (Ensemble). The Festival website can be accessed at this link:  Douglas County Solo and Ensemble Festival Website

The Mission of the Douglas County Solo and Ensemble Festival is to improve student musicianship by providing an opportunity for students to perform quality solo and ensemble music for professional musicians, as judges, and receive constructive criticism.

Please encourage your students to participate in this wonderful performance opportunity and don't hesitate to contact Mike Snell, the Festival Manager, or Ryan Woodworth if you have any questions or require further information.

The Entry Deadline is Friday, February 24th, at 11:45 PM

Monday, February 13, 2017

February 16th Boosters General Meeting

HRHS Orchestra Families,

Or next Booster Club General Meeting is this Thursday, February 16th, from 6:00-6:30 PM in the HRHS Orchestra Room.  The main topics for this meeting will be planning for upcoming events in the coming month, including the New York trip and Spring Orchestra Concert.

Parents and students are welcome to attend the General Meetings.  Please come if you are interested in planning for these events and also future fundraising opportunities.

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

HRHS Orchestra Restaurant Fundraiser at Casa Caliente on Sunday Feb 12th

HRHS Orchestra Families,

Please join us this Sunday, February 12th, for a Restaurant Fundraiser at Casa Caliente restaurant located in the Enchanted Grounds mini-mall on Colorado Blvd between Veneford Ranch Rd and Siskin Ave (8800 S. Colorado Blvd). Over the phone orders for pickup at the restaurant are also included.

20% of all applicable sales from 11 AM to Closing will benefit the HRHS Orchestra!  Just mention HRHS Orchestra when ordering!

And be sure to tell your friends, family members, neighbors, co-workers, friendly strangers, and anyone else you can think of to stop into Casa Caliente this Sunday.  MAKE SURE THEY BRING A COPY OF THE FLYER LINKED BELOW OR MENTION HRHS ORCHESTRA WHEN ORDERING!

You can checkout the Casa Caliente website, including the menu, at this link:
Casa Caliente Restaurant and Cantina Website

The restaurant night flyer can be found at this link:
Casa Caliente Restaurant Fundraiser Flyer

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Winter Strings Camp This Weekend - February 3rd and 4th

HRHS Orchestra Families,

Winter Strings Camp is coming up this Friday and Saturday, 2/3 - 2/4, at HRHS.

The camp on Friday will begin with registration at 3:30 PM and go until 8:00 PM.  Dinner will be provided at the 5:45 - 6:30 PM dinner break.

Camp will resume on Saturday from 9:00 AM through 3:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided during the 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM lunch break.

If you have any questions about Winter Strings Camp, please contact Ryan Woodworth.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

CMEA Information Meeting - Mandatory for Chamber Parents

HRHS Orchestra Families,

The Colorado Music Educators Conference (CMEA) performance at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs is coming up on Saturday, January 28th.  Students will arrive at the hotel on Friday, the 27th, for an overnight stay.  The HRHS ensemble performance will be at 10:15 AM on Saturday at the International Center North.

There is a Mandatory Parent Meeting to discuss the details of this overnight trip on Wednesday, January 18th, at 6:00 PM in the HRHS Auditorium.  Please plan on attending this meeting if you have a Chamber Orchestra student participating in CMEA.  Parent volunteering opportunities for this trip will also be discussed.

Up to 150 audience members can obtain free tickets to the performance at the Broadmoor.  Tickets will be provided to the first 150 RSVP's at the CMEA Ticket/DVD Order Form website linked here.

The students will also be performing a CMEA Sendoff Concert on Thursday, January 26th, at 7:00 PM in the HRHS Auditorium.  Attendance is free for this performance.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

January 11th Boosters General Meeting

HRHS Orchestra Families,

Or next Booster Club General Meeting is this Wednesday, January 11th, from 7:00-8:00 PM in the HRHS Orchestra Room.  The main topics for this meeting will be planning for upcoming events in the next month, including Continental League, CMEA, and Winter Strings Camp.

Parents and students are welcome to attend the General Meetings.  Please come if you are interested in planning for these events and also future fundraising opportunities.

We hope to see you there!