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OHS Orchestras News and Reminders (Week of February 3rd)

posted Feb 3, 2014, 5:23 PM by Oakton Orchestras
February is in Full Swing with Preparation for Spring's Big Events!  Please note the following:

Final NY Trip Billing:  Each student will be receiving a final, personal billing statement soon for his or her personal spring trip balance due.  The total trip cost per student will be $610.  The final billing statement will reflect all prior deposits and application of fundraising credits from current and prior school years.  When received, please send in your final payment, payable to "Oakton High School" ASAP so that we can meet travel agent deadlines.

Thank You: to Terri Leckner for coordinating our Classic Cookie Dough Fundraiser!  Look for a follow-up email soon for details about order distributions.   

Practice Every Day!:  Mr. Oppenheimer has made a special request that all parents check with their children about their practice habits. Students should try to practice their concert selections at least 5 days a week, even if they cannot practice it for very long. At this age it is far more important to have consistent contact and playing of the instrument than lengthy practice sessions. Many students are coming to rehearsals/class unprepared and not having practiced any of their concert music. Success in March and on the trip means EVERY player is doing their part.  And how better to spend dreary winter days than playing music!

Students and parents should check the “web links” section on FCPS 24/7 Blackboard for posted videos and sound recordings to help with concert preparation.  

Mandatory After-school Rehearsals:  Please mark your family calendars with the following mandatory after-school rehearsals to prepare for SUPERIOR performances at District XII Assessment:

Symphonic/Concert: Thursday February 13th
Thursday February 20th
Monday March 3rd
Monday March 10th
Monday March 17th (as needed)
 Chamber: Thursday February 27th
Thursday March 20th (as needed) 

All rehearsals will take place from 2:30-4:00PM

All info is on the OHS Orchestras Website and Blackboard.