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OHS Orchestras News and Reminders (Week of December 2)

posted Dec 4, 2013, 4:35 PM by Oakton Orchestras

KUDOS TO SENIOR DISTRICT ORCHESTRA MEMBERS!   We had a RECORD number of our students (13!) qualify for the District XII Senior Orchestra last month!  Please extend hearty CONGRATULATIONS to the following students: 

Violins:  Annie Pan, Steven Yi, Ashley Tern, Sophy Cho, Li-Chian Wang, Liana Poon, Erica Pi, Marina Huang and Nina Jacobs (First Alternate)

Violas:  Brian Lehman, Sarah Chung and Thomas Meldrum (ask Brian to tell you his audition story sometime - it's hilariously horrible!)

Bass:  Conor Moran and Maryann Rigo

And thank you to ALL students who auditioned.  You represented OHS gloriously and we are very proud of you!

OHS ORCHESTRAS HOLIDAY CONCERT will take place next Thursday, December 12 at 7 p.m. OHS Auditorium.  Call time (check-in) is 6 p.m.  Invite family and friends to celebrate the holiday season with a wonderful (and FREE!) evening of musical merry-making!  NOTE THAT STUDENTS WILL DEBUT THEIR NEW FORMAL CONCERT ATTIRE AT THIS CONCERT - please make sure that all hemming and ironing is done in time!  

Symphonic Orchestra families are hosting the post-concert reception this time.  Anne Suh has sent out a Sign-Up Genius invitation to Symphonic families to contribute goodies and set-up items.  In case you missed it, the link is here Holiday Concert Reception Sign-Up.  Thanks in advance for your contributions!

PARENT NEEDED TO RECORD CONCERTS!  We would love to have a good quality sound recording of next week's concert. If you have a decent recording device and would like to help, please let contact Mr. Oppenheimer.  We also would love to have a video recordings as well - please volunteer to share with us, especially if you are planning to video the concert anyway!    

ADDITIONAL DECEMBER CONCERT AND REHEARSAL DATES FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA!  Chamber Orchestra families should mark their calendars for the following additional upcoming rehearsal and concert dates:

Chamber Orchestra/OHS Chorus combined concert:  Tuesday, December 17th at 7 p.m. OHS Auditorium (mandatory concert event). Call time is 6:45 p.m.

After-School Rehearsals Friday, December 6 from 2:15 to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, December 11 from 2:15 to 4 p.m.

Cougar Time Rehearsal: Monday, December 16

"Carols in the Concourse" Run-Out Concert:  Thursday, December 19 from 2:30 to approx. 8 p.m., Dulles International Airport. United Airlines has invited us to perform holiday music in the concourse to boost seasonal spirit for tired travelers.  This is not a mandatory event, but participation is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED - participants will earn points towards their Orchestra Letter and community service hours for NHS or other purposes (and it will also be just plain fun). School bus will transport kids to and from the airport. Mr. Oppenheimer will be distributing more details soon. WE NEED PARENT CHAPERONES TO HELP SUPERVISE!!! Please contact Patty Lankenau to volunteer ASAP as we need to provide the TSA with a fixed list of personnel imminently.  Students should also contact Mr. Oppenheimer ASAP if they are NOT  able to participate.   

CHAMBER PARENT NEEDED! To assist Mr. Oppenheimer in copying music and preparing "gig" binders for the Chamber Orchestra, preferably next Friday afternoon (December 13th).  Please contact Mr. Oppenheimer if you can lend a hand! 

Have a super rest of the week!


Patty Lankenau and Anne Suh,

Vounteer Team Co-Chairs