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OHS Orchestras News & Reminders (Week of February 10)

posted Feb 9, 2014, 6:36 PM by Oakton Orchestras   [ updated Feb 9, 2014, 6:37 PM ]
Final NY Trip Billing:  Each trip participant received in class last week a final, personal billing statement showing the spring trip balance due.  The total trip cost per student is $610.  The final billing statement reflects all prior deposits and application of fundraising credits from current and prior school years. Please send in your balance due no later than this Tuesday, February 11th, checks payable to "Oakton High School" so that we can meet travel agent deadlines.

Pick Up Your Cookie Dough Orders: this Tuesday, February 11th between 2 and 3:30 in the Orchestra Room.  These are refrigerated items that must be picked up and delivered right away.  We cannot store them for you.  If the pick-up time is inconvenient for you, please ask a friend to help.  Contact event coordinator Terri Leckner with any questions.   

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. 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