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News and Updates - Oct 5th

posted Oct 6, 2010, 1:03 PM by Oakton Orchestras   [ updated Oct 14, 2010, 1:33 PM ]
CAR WASH SUCCESS!!!  
THANKS TO CRIS CERVA  for her tremendous work in organizing our first fundraiser of the school year.  The car wash this past Sunday at the Vienna Sunoco was a terrific SUCCESS.  Over $700 was raised in the span of six hours to raise funds for our upcoming spring trip to New York (see more below regarding the trip).  Many, many thanks to the numerous student musicians and parents who volunteered their valuable time and donated items to make this event so rewarding and FUN!!!!!  See pictures from the event
 


CONGRATULATIONS TO SRO STUDENTS!!!  
On Monday October 4th, fifteen student musicians from OHS auditioned for spots in the ultra-competitive Senior Regional Orchestra.  The following orchestra students garnered spots in this pretigious honors orchestra:
Violin (44 seats out of 130 auditionees)
     Stacey Ham
     Irene Lee
     Alice Xiang
     Christina Lee
     Rachel Kim
Viola (16 seats out of 50 auditionees)
     Mikey Lankenau
     Wendy Xue
Cello (14 seats out of 52 auditionees)
     Mike Dettmar
 
The following students were selected as alternates:  Andrew Mitchell, violin; Andrew Lankenau and Emily Wang, cello.  Please congratulate all students who auditioned.  WAY TO GO COUGARS - WE'RE VERY PROUD OF YOU!!!!
 
SENIOR DISTRICT AUDITIONS
Students are encouraged to audition for this competitive honors orchestra on November 8th at Franklin Middle School!  Audition registration forms and $5.00 fee (payable to OHS) are due to Mrs. Myers by this Thursday, October 7th.  Auditon requirements are posted on Blackboard. 
 
SPRING TRIP TO NEW YORK!!!
Our students are taking their talent on the road to the Big Apple March 31 - April 2.  ATTENDANCE BY ALL STUDENTS IS ENCOURAGED AND ESSENTIAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THIS TRIP!  Competition performance, master class/clinic, Broadway Show, and New York Philharmonic Concert included.  Trip Deposit Form must be returned with first deposit of $150 by Friday, October 15th.  Additional montly deposits will follow, and fundraising oppotunities will abound!!!  Parent chaperones are needed and sponsored for FREE by the OHS Orchestra Booster Club.  For additional information, see the Spring Trip page.
 
ORDER YOUR CONCERT ATTIRE NOW!!!
For freshman and growing uperclassmen - if you still need to order official OHS orchestra concert attire, do it now!  Please see Mrs. Myers during Cougar Time this week to get measured and place your order! 
 
SCRIP ORDER DEADLINE OCTOBER 15!
If you are interested in placing a scrip/giftcard order this month, your order and payment are due by Friday, October 15!  Please contact Wendy Smith at  wendysmith7@gmail.com or vist our GLScrip webpage for additional information.
 
FALL CONCERT OCTOBER 28TH!!!
Mark your calendars for the first concert of the year,  7 p.m., OHS auditorium.  All Orchestras, Costume Concert!  
 
REMINDER FOR CHECKS
Our awesome and diligent treasurer, Diane Farmer, would like to remind you to place your child's full name in the Memo section of any checks you send it so that we can accurately account for your payments!
 
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS:  We need your photos and videos of events and concerts. Send to bill-lankenau@cox.net to post so that we can brag about your kids!
 
QUESTIONS????  Feel free to contact Patty Lankenau at patty.lankenanu@cox.net, or Mrs. Myers at DKMyers@fcps.edu with any questions, ever.  We are commited to making this year thoroughly enjoyable, fun and rewarding to your family!

Patty Lankenau
President, OHS Orchestra Booster Club
patty.lankenau@cox.net
(703) 715-8527
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