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Oakton Orchestras Weekly News and Updates (Nov 26, 2014)

posted Nov 29, 2014, 8:36 AM by Oakton Orchestras
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SENIOR DISTRICT ORCHESTRA REPRESENTATIVES!  Please congratulate the following students who successfully auditioned for a seat in District 12's 2015 Senior District Orchestra from a highly competitive pool of peers: 

Violin I:  Sophy Cho

Violin II:  Marina Huang, Matthew Yang and Nina Jacobs

Viola:  Derek Tu and Benji Wallace

Cello:  Kelly Sherman - Principal (WOOT!!!), Annika Lee, and Christopher Skangos

Alternates:  Adam Blakney, Eileen Pi and Gloria Lee

Congratulations to ALL students who auditioned and represented our school and orchestra program so well.  We are PROUD of everyone!!!

ISO TRUCKER DAD (OR MOM) FOR ORLANDO TRIP   Calling one more parent secretly harboring a lifelong trucker dream! We still need one parent to share in driving a van of larger instruments to Orlando and back on our spring trip and to chaperone while there.  One lucky dad has already volunteered, and only one spot remains!  If you sign up for this most cool chaperone opportunity (which could no doubt be the feature of a hot new Discovery Channel show), the cost of your trip participation (hotel, park tickets, etc.) will be FREE!  Please contact Patty Lankenau if you are interested or need more information.

THANK YOU TO PARENT VOLUNTEERS - Chi Wai (Event Coordinator), Jennifer Skangos and Tim Sweeney for ensuring the success of this year's Cheesecake Fundraiser! We sold a record number of cakes and raised much needed spring trip funding support due to your generous contribution of time and talents.     

DECEMBER CONCERT DATES!  Mark your calendars now for these upcoming, festive concerts (mandatory attendance for all applicable performers!):


December 13th at 7:30 p.m. for CHAMBER ORCHESTRA ONLY.  This is a super special collaborative performance by Oakton's top orchestra and chorus groups of the Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio. Note that this is a new concert date for Chamber kids - not previously on the orchestra calendar. Please mark your calendars with the following rehearsal schedule:

Friday, December 5:     ASR (after school rehearsal)   2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Monday, December 8:  ASR  2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 10:  Cougar Time - I

Friday, December 12:  Dress Rehearsal  3 - 6:30 p.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church

Saturday, December 13:  CONCERT  7:30 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church

December 18th at 7 p.m. ALL ORCHESTRAS WINTER CONCERT, with the Luther Jackson Middle School Chamber Orchestra as our special guests.

 Please invite family and friends to join us for both of these festive and fun concerts - they are both GUARANTEED to bring joy to your holiday season!

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A BLESSED AND JOYFUL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - WITH PLENTY OF PRACTICE TIME TO BURN OFF THOSE FEAST CALORIES! 

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