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News & Updates: February 27

posted Feb 27, 2012, 7:36 PM by Oakton Orchestras   [ updated Feb 27, 2012, 7:44 PM ]
HAPPY EARLY SPRING!  Lots of news and reminders to share this week:
 
COUGARS ROAR AT ALL STATE AUDITIONS!   Please take a moment to congratulate the following exceptional musicians who garnered a seat in the Virginia All-State Orchestra through a competitive audition this past Saturday. They will represent Oakton at the All-State event April 12-14, 2012 in Richmond.  Additionally, Stacy Ham placed 1st in the state out of a field of 115 violinists!

 


ViolinStacy Ham, Irene Lee, Alice Xiang and Rachel Kim

 

Viola:   Mikey Lankenau

 

FESTIVAL PERMISSION FORMS DUE TOMORROW!  Students must return their Festival permission form by TOMORROW (Feb. 28), or face dire consequences (you don't want to know!)

 

TRIP BALANCES DUE TOMORROW!  Students who owe a balance on their trip payments must return final payment TOMORROW (Feb. 28), or face MORE dire consequences.

 

CONCERT ORCHESTRA PARENT CHAPERONES NEEDED!  Mrs. Myers DESPARATELY needs 2-3 parents to ride the bus from Oakton to Chantilly HS on Friday afternoon for the Festival performance.  If we don't have enough parents to help, Mrs. Myers will have to CANCEL the bus transportation and all students will have to find their own transportation to Chantilly on Friday afternoon.  Please email Mrs. Myers at Debra.Myers@fcps.edu or call her at (703) 319-2748 if you can help! 

 

ORCHESTRA SPIRIT DAY THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 2!  All students should wear their orchestra t-shirts to school on Friday.

 

BOWLING SOCIAL NEXT WEEKEND!  Student officers are planning a bowling social for the weekend of March 10 to celebrate our brilliant Festival performances (which they are confidently predicting).  We are shooting for a Saturday evening event.  More details as to time and place coming soon.

 

ISO AUDIENCE SUPPORT FOR ALL FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES!  Please come out and support our students' performances at Festival this weekend by filling up many seats in the audience!  Our musicians do their best with a full, supportive audience (and the judges are easily and shamelessly swayed by loud and enthusiastic applause!!!)  Bring grandparents, siblings, friends and neighbors.   Details of the performances for each orchestra are below:

 

DISTRICT ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL DETAILS

CONCERT ORCHESTRA
Friday, March 2, 2012

 

Where: Chantilly High School

             4201 Stringfellow Road

             Chantilly, VA  20151

 

Arrival Time: 4:40 PM    

Performance time : 5:55 PM

 

We have secured a bus to transport the Concert Orchestra to Chantilly. 

We would love to have an audience, so please come join us for the performance!

We also need 2-3 parent chaperones to ride the bus with us- chaperone arrival to OHS by 3:30PM.

 

Concert Orchestra will be finished by 6:45 PM. Students will need to be picked up at Chantilly HS. 

 

Concert Orchestra musicians must bring their CONCERT UNIFORM to school on Friday, March 2nd.  They will change into their uniforms at Oakton before boarding the bus to Festival.  Please remember BLACK SOCKS and BLACK DRESS SHOES as well as the BLACK BUTTON COVERS for the gentlemen’s shirts.

 

Students should be using their “best quality” instrument for the Festival performance.

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DISTRICT ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL DETAILS

SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA
Saturday, March 3, 2012

 

Where: Chantilly High School

             4201 Stringfellow Road

             Chantilly, VA  20151

 

Arrival Time: 7:30AM

Performance time: 8:40 AM

 

We would love to have an audience, so please come join us for the performance!

 

Symphonic Orchestra will be finished by 9:30 AM.

 

Symphonic Orchestra musicians must wear their  CONCERT UNIFORM.   Please remember BLACK SOCKS and BLACK DRESS SHOES as well as the BLACK BUTTON COVERS for the gentlemen’s shirts. 

 

Students should be using their “best quality” instrument for the Festival performance.  If this means you must use a school owned instrument, transportation needs to be arranged for the instrument.

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DISTRICT ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL DETAILS

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Saturday, March 3, 2012

 

Where: Chantilly High School

             4201 Stringfellow Road

             Chantilly, VA  20151

 

Arrival Time: 2:30 PM

Performance time: 4:00 PM

 

We would love to have an audience, so please come join us for the performance!

 

Chamber Orchestra will be finished by 5:00 PM.

 

Chamber Orchestra musicians must wear their CONCERT UNIFORM.   Please remember BLACK SOCKS and BLACK DRESS SHOES as well as the BLACK BUTTON COVERS for the gentlemen’s shirts. 

 

Students should be using their “best quality” instrument for the Festival performance.  If this means you must use a school owned instrument, transportation needs to be arranged for the instrument.

 

That's all folks!  Enjoy your week.

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