Monday, May 12, 2014

Symphony Orchestra Students will Perform at Graduation

Graduation for Green Valley High SchoolFriday, June 13 at UNLV Thomas and Mack Center

The graduation ceremony starts at Noon and the orchestra, band, and choir will all be performing during the ceremony. Graduating seniors have the option to process in and then join the orchestra and band in playing the rest of the processional and America the Beautiful. All 9th, 10th and 11th grade Symphony Orchestra students are expected to perform. Final rehearsal on the morning of graduation at 9:00 a.m. in the GVHS Band Room. After the rehearsal we will travel to Thomas and Mack by school bus.  There will also be a bus coming back to Green Valley after the graduation ceremony. Your students should be back to school by 3:00 p.m. If for some reason your child will not be able to perform at graduation, please notify me as soon as possible.

Auditions for Next Year Chamber Strings & Symphony Orchestra

Students who wish to be in our Chamber Strings or Symphony Orchestra classes next year need to successfully pass an audition!

Auditions will be held May 13 – 15  Sign Up in Orchestra Room

Students were given the opportunity to pick up audition excerpts about a month ago and should already be working on them.  The normal progression in our program is to participate one year in Intermediate Orchestra then one or two years in the Advanced Orchestra before auditioning for the Chamber Strings or Symphony. It is also common for some students to choose to stay in Advanced Orchestra until they graduate. Please be aware that the Symphony class is a bigger time commitment than Intermediate, Advanced, or the Chamber Strings classes. Students are expected to be at after school rehearsals every Monday and Early Bird rehearsals every Tuesday starting in October. The difficulty of the literature that both the Chamber Strings and the Symphony play will also require more home practice for most students. The last thing to consider is that the Symphony travels almost every year. Some of the trips are smaller but the plan for next year is to take a bigger trip to perform in a major US concert hall.

Need of Raffle Donations!

Help Collect Raffle Donations for Spring Concert!

Every year our booster club collects donated items (show tickets, gift baskets, gift certificates, etc.) that are then raffled off at our concerts. We need your help with this for the Spring Concert! If you know of a business or an individual that would like to help our orchestra program out by donating an item, please contact me with their information or secure the donation and send it to school with your child. Thank you in advance for helping to make our Spring Concert Raffle a success.

Orchestra Awards Banquet

Mark Your Calendar!

The Orchestra Awards Banquet and Dinner 

GVHS Cafeteria on Wednesday, May 28 at 6:00 p.m. 

All orchestra students, parents, and friends are invited to the banquet. 

Cost: $10.00 for students, $12.00 for guests, and graduating seniors attend for free. 

Tickets are now available to be purchased during your child’s orchestra class or before/after school. They will also be available to purchase at our Spring Concert.

Jewelry Show Fundraiser

Attention To All Orchestra Students

GVHS Band & Orchestra will be helping out at the Annual International Jewelry Show May 30th, 2014- June 2nd, 2014 as a fundraiser!Letters about this event and how to sign up to work will be given out early next week in orchestra class. The best part of this fund raiser is for every shift worked by the student or the student’s family member, your child earns $25 in his/her student account! This is a very easy and quick way to earn money for next year’s trip and class fees or to cover any old orchestra fines.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Upcoming Concert

Friday, May 16th                                    
Jazz Concert 7:00 pm                            

Saturday, May 17th
Band Concert 4:00pm

              Orchestra Spring Concert

Wednesday, May 21st @ GVHS

Call time 5:15pm (Symphony)
Call time 6:00pm (Advanced Orchestra)
Call time 6:15pm (Intermediate Orchestra)

Concert time 7:00pm

Finish time: 8:30pm

Upcoming Rehearsals for May 2014

Saturday, May 10                
Joy Prom Gig 3pm-5:30pm- M Resort

Monday, May 12                
Beethoven 4:30pm-5:15pm    St. Louis 5:15pm-5:50pm
Vancouver (strings plus horns/oboes) 5:50pm-6:30pm

Wednesday, May 14
Seniors 7:05am- 7:55am

Wednesday, May 14
Vancouver (strings plus horns/oboes) 4:00pm-5:45pm

Friday, May 16
Seniors 2:30pm-3:15pm

Monday, May 19 
Vancouver (strings plus horns/oboes) 3:30pm-4:20pm

Staff Development Day- STILL REHEARSING
Beethoven 4:30pm-5:15pm    St. Louis 5:15pm-5:50pm

Tuesday, May 20
Seniors 7:05am- 7:55am

Thursday, May 22
Vancouver (strings plus horns/oboes) 4:00pm-5:30pm IF NEEDED

Tuesday, May 27
Mary Poppins (orchestra only)  2:30pm-5:00pm

Tuesday, May 27
Senior Awards 6:00pm  Gig group to play afterward 7:30ish

Wednesday, May 28
Mary Poppins Full Run 2:30 until we get through it