Thursday, March 3, 2016

UPDATE: Intermediate & Advanced Orchestra

Dear Intermediate and Advanced Orchestra Parents,


Please find below final information for our upcoming concert and California trip.


Festival Workshop and Concert

On Tuesday, March 15 the orchestras will host a special guest clinician who will spend the day working with our orchestras.Bill Bitter is an award winning music educator who has taught high school orchestra in the Phoenix, Arizona area for over 30 years. Mr. Bitter will work with our students on their concert music during their regular orchestra class periods. In addition to working with Mr. Bitter during their regular class period 4th period Intermediate Orchestra students will have an activity excuse to miss 5th period and 2nd period Advanced Orchestra students will have an activity excuse to miss 6th period to continue to work with Mr. Bitter. To culminate our workshop day the students will perform a concert in the Green Valley HS Theater that evening. This concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. and feature both the Intermediate and the Advanced Orchestras along with the GVHS Chamber Orchestra. Friends and family are encouraged to support our students by coming to this free concert. The concert will be fairly short and should be over by 7:15 p.m. Call for the students will be 5:10 p.m. and students will wear the formal concert dress that they did for our Winter Concert.


California Trip

The final payment for March 31 – April 2 trip to California is due on Thursday, March 17. The payment of $100.00 can be made in cash, money order, or cashier’s check directly to the school bank or the student can bring the payment to their orchestra class. Payment can also be made on the GVHS web store under Green Valley Orchestra Trip. Since our trip is the weekend after Spring break it is imperative that all payments are made by the due date. If you need to make other arrangements, please contact me as soon as possible. Please also note that after March 17 both the deposit and the 2nd trip payment are non-refundable if a student cancels. I will be sending a final itinerary and packing list home as soon as our Disneyland workshop time is confirmed.


Chocolate Sale

We are now wrapping up our World’s Finest Chocolate sale. All money and/or unsold candy needs to be returned by Thursday, March 17. Students who sold candy can use the credit from this sale towards their last trip payment along with any other fund raising credit they have.


Thank you for your continued support of the GVHS Orchestra program. I am extremely grateful to be teaching such outstanding students and I look forward to an outstandingperformance as well as a fun spring trip with them.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. My email is and my school phone number is 799-0950 ext. 4063.





Shelly Burger

Green Valley High School Orchestras

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