Tuesday, February 16, 2016

ATTENTION: Symphony and Chamber Orchestra Students and Parents

Dear Symphony and Chamber Orchestra Parents,

The Symphony and Chamber Orchestras have been hard at work preparing for our festival performances. The remaining section of this letter has items that will need your attention in the coming months.

Pre-Festival Concerts
On Wednesday, February 24 the Symphony Orchestra will join with the Advanced Orchestras from Thurman White and Greenspun Middle Schools for a Pre-Festival Concert. The concert will be in the GVHS Theater at 6:00 p.m. The call time for all Symphony students is 5:20 p.m. in the band room and the concert should finish no later than 7:30 p.m. On Tuesday, March 15 the Chamber Orchestra will perform their Pre-Festival Concert with the Green Valley Advanced and Intermediate Orchestras. This concert will also start at 6:00 p.m. in the GVHS Theater and finish no later than 7:15 p.m.  Call time for Chamber Orchestra students will be 5:20 p.m. in the orchestra room.

CCSD Advanced Orchestra Festival
The Chamber and Symphony Orchestras will perform in the CCSD Advanced Orchestra on Wednesday, March 16. This performance will be held on the campus of Las Vegas Academy in the Lowden Theater.  The schedule for the day is listed below;

7:05 a.m.         Early Bird rehearsal
8:00 a.m.         Check into to 1st period
8:15 a.m.         Busses load to leave for LVA
9:00 a.m.         Arrive LVA and take festival picture
9:45 a.m.         Chamber Orchestra Warm-up
                        Symphony students to the audience to listen
10:10 a.m.       Chamber Orchestra Performance
10:45 a.m.       Chamber Orchestra Clinic
11:10 a.m.       Symphony Orchestra Warm-up
                        Chamber Orchestra to the audience to listen
11:35 a.m.       Symphony Orchestra Performance
Noon               Symphony Orchestra Clinic
1:30 p.m.         Busses Return to GV (Approximate)

Family and friends are more than welcome and encouraged to attend this performance. I would like all students to ride the bus to LVA but parents may transport their student home from LVA as long as I have a note ahead of time.

California Trip
The second payment for March 31 – April 2 trip to California is due on Tuesday, February 23. The payment of $175.00 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. For those students planning to travel with us an updated itinerary with hotel information is attached to this letter. Please also note that the tour bus along with symphony and baseball tickets are being finalized and purchased on February 24. After this date I cannot add students to the trip nor can I refund deposit money if a student cancels after this date.

Chocolate Sale
The orchestras will begin selling World’s Finest Chocolate bars next Tuesday, February 16. Each bar sells for $1.00 and for every 10 bars sold the student earns $4.00 in their fund raising account. Students may begin selling by checking out a bag 20 assorted chocolate bars. Once a positive pattern of selling the chocolate bars and returning the money in a timely manner is established the student may check out a case of 60 bars if they want. If you want your child to check out more than 20 bars to start please send a note with them with the amount of chocolate that you would like. Please remember that once a case is opened it cannot be returned so all bars checked out need to be sold.

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 outstanding
pre-festival and festival performances as well as a fun Spring trip with them.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have.  My email is sab564@interact.ccsd.net and my school phone number is 799-0950 ext. 4063.


Shelly Burger

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