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OHS Orchestras Reminders (Week of May 12, 2014)

posted May 14, 2014, 5:59 PM by Oakton Orchestras   [ updated May 14, 2014, 6:02 PM ]
 Thursday, May 29th!  
Mark your calendars now for this memorable evening of celebration and music.  Our annual Awards Dinner will take place in the OHS Cafeteria from 5 to 6:30 or so, immediately before the concert.   Please use this link to our website Awards Dinner Information for more information ALL FAMILY MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN US for this special event - the cost will be $10 per person, with a maximum family price of $40.  Please send in your check payable to "Oakton High School" with a note in the memo line of how many persons will be attending from your family.   Dinner will be a "New York themed" celebration of all our students' accomplishments this school year, and there were many!    We need a final headcount by next Friday, May 23, so send in your RSVP soon!!!

WE NEED MANY VOLUNTEERS (set up, servers, decorations, clean up, etc.) to make this event a success!  Please volunteer by clicking this link Awards Dinner Volunteer Signup  to help! Feel free to contact event coordinator Kathy Rigo with questions.

OUR FINAL CONCERT will immediately follow the Awards Dinner May 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the OHS Auditorium.  This special concert will honor our graduating seniors and will feature wonderful senior solos and specially arranged and orchestrated (pun intended) group performances.  Please don't miss this special culmination of our remarkable school year!

GIVE YOUR SENIOR A SHOUT OUT! Here's an opportunity to let your graduate know how proud you are of his or her accomplishment in reaching this huge milestone!  Place a "Senior Send Off Message" in the concert program for our year-end concert. Here's what to do:

1. Think of a send-off message of 50 words or less (Example:  Harriet - we are so proud of you.  We wish you all the best at the College of Serious Students)

          2. Send your message via email to Anne Suh at  by next Wednesday, May 21.  Please DO NOT reply to this email. 

          3. Send in payment of $10 via cash or check (to "Oakton High School") to Mr. Oppenheimer.           

This is a great way to show your support for your child as well as the orchestra program.  Questions?  Contact Anne Suh.

COME SEE THE UPCOMING PRODUCTION OF PIRATES OF PENZANCE Thursday - Saturday, May 15, 16 or 17!  Gilbert & Sullivan's masterpiece is done proud by OHS's performing arts department.  OHS orchestra, band, chorus and theater students will perform three nights in this year's spring musical extravaganza.  This promises to be a fun, quality production that you don't want to miss.  Please see the Drama Department Website for information on showtimes and ticket purchases.  Come support fellow orchestra students who are putting in long hours of pit orchestra rehearsals to make this an evening to remember!     

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!  Parent volunteers are ESSENTIAL to the success of our fabulous orchestra program.  Sadly, several key senior parents are "graduating" in a few weeks.  Please take a look at the attached list of Volunteer vacancies and consider volunteering to help.  This is a great way to stay connected with your child's high school life, make new friends, and contribute to a most worthy cause without spending a dime!  Please contact Patty Lankenau with questions about any of the positions, or better yet, to volunteer! 

Enjoy the rest of the week, and remember to RSVP and volunteer for the Awards Dinner!