Thursday, May 21, 2015

Orchestra Banquet

Thursday, May 28, 2015
6:00 pm
GVHS Cafeteria

Tickets on sale now:
Students $10
Guests      $12
Seniors    FREE
See Ms. Burger to purchase tickets

Macaroni Grill will be served and awards will be handed out

Your attendance is important to us!

News Update for May 2015

Dear Orchestra Parents,

Thank you for your support of our recent Spring Concert. We just have a couple more events and items that need your attention before we close another successful year!

The Orchestra Awards Banquet and Dinner will take place in the GVHS Cafeteria on Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 p.m. All orchestra students, parents, and friends are invited to the banquet. The cost of the event will be $10.00 for students, $12.00 for guests, and graduating seniors attend for free. Tickets are available to purchase in the orchestra room.

Jewelry Show Fund Raiser
We had a huge response of parents and students to work at the jewelry show fund raiser. There are still a few slots available on Friday morning, May 29 and Monday morning, June 1. Contact Ms. K by email at if you are interested in working one of these slots. It is really important that we do not have no shows for this event so if you signed up to work please make sure to be at the Mandalay Bay by your assigned time. If for some reason you have a conflict with the time/date that you are working please notify Ms. K as soon as possible.

Graduation for Green Valley High School will be held on Thursday, June 4 at UNLV Thomas and Mack Center. The graduation ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m. 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. We will do one final rehearsal on the afternoon of graduation at 4:00 p.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 student should be back to school by 8:45 p.m. If for some reason your child will not be able to perform at graduation, please notify me as soon as possible.

At this point all school equipment and music should have been turned in. If your child has an instrument, music, or other equipment that belongs to GVHS please have them return it as soon as possible. Instruments will be available to check out for summer loan the last week of school.

As always, thank you for your continued support of our orchestra program. We certainly could not do it without you! I look forward to seeing you at one of our banquet.

Shelly Burger

Green Valley Orchestras

(702) 799-0950 ext. 4063

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Earn Money for Student at the Jewelry Show

Attention Parents!

You can earn money for your student by working the jewelry show. Date and time are below. Each person you bring will makes $10/hr ($25 per shift). You can sign up as many people you like, but they must show up to check in. 

Signup will start TODAY, May 12th at 11am. Please email Ms. Diane Koutsulis-

Dear GVHS Band and Orchestra Parents:

Every year we participate in an international jewelry show, being held this year at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  Band students and family members have worked this show for many years and we hope to continue this wonderful relationship.  The show is a very large production, and because of this, the security company is looking for many people to help out.  The work is not difficult--we work in the vaults checking in pieces at night and checking out pieces in the morning hours.  The shifts are as follows:

May 29 Friday morning 7-9:30 AM
Friday evening 5-7:30 PM
May 30 Saturday morning 7-9:30 AM
Saturday evening 5-7:30 PM
May 31 Sunday morning 7-9:30 AM
Sunday evening 5-7:30 PM
June 1 Monday morning 7-9:30 AM
As you can see by these dates, the students are still in school for some of these shifts, and this creates a unique challenge. Since the Monday is actually the beginning of finals, we will need as many parents as possible for that shift.   Every shift pays $10/hour per person ($25).  If you bring family members along, you can make quite a bit of money.  If you do the math, this is a great opportunity to raise a lot of money.  Remember, these funds go into the STUDENT ACCOUNT.  Because this is a very important commitment and because we’ve had such a huge response these last few years, we have a very organized method of signing up.  You will be able to request four slots/student beginning on Tuesday, May 12, at 11 AM.  You must do this through email—  
Every day after that Tuesday, you will be able to sign up for four more slots (per student), until they’re all filled up.  You will always receive a return email from me confirming the times and numbers of workers.  If you are not able to use the internet, please give me a call, so that we can work out some other way.  

Thanks for your patience with us as we organize this very profitable event.  

Wednesday, May 6, 2015