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OHS Orchestras Reminders (Week of September 23)

posted Sep 23, 2013, 7:30 PM by Oakton Orchestras
ORCHESTRA NIGHT is this WEDNESDAY NIGHT, September 25th in the OHS Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. All families are invited to attend.  Spring trip plans will be announced and measuring for new uniforms will take place. See below for more details about new uniforms.

NEW CONCERT UNIFORMS!  Our good-looking student musicians will look even better on stage this year with fresh concert attire.  All students new to the OHS orchestra program will be expected to purchase formal concert attire.  The ladies' attire will be a full length washable black dress for a price of approx. $74.  The gentlemen's attire will be a full tuxedo outfit (jacket, tux shirt, bow tie, cummerbund and brass shirt studs) for a price of approx. $100.  UPPERCLASS LADIES will have the option to continue wearing their current 2-piece black top/skirt attire instead of purchasing the new dress. UPPERCLASS MEN will be required to wear the new outfit, but the orchestra program will pay for the cost of the new tux shirt, studs and bow tie (you should already have pants, jacket and cummerbund).  Note that a LIMITED number of uniforms will be available to rent at the rate of $30 per year (but for the long haul, it makes sense to purchase).  Students on free or reduced lunches should let Mr. Oppenheimer know if they would like to learn about special uniform options. 

Measuring for new concert attire will take place on Orchestra Night - we will need several parent volunteers to help measure (this is easy - a quick tutorial will be provided!) Bring a checkbook to pay for your order.     

CAR WASH COORDINATOR AND OTHER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We need a parent volunteer to serve as Carwash Coordinator in order to proceed with future carwash plans.  Please consider offering your time to help with this fun social/fundraising pursuit.  Contact Patty or Anne below if you can help. We have supplies, sign-up templates and more to help you get started.

DISTRICT XII ORCHESTRA AUDITION information and materials are now posted on our website Senior Regional and Senior District Orchestras and available in hard copy from Mr. Oppenheimer.

SENIOR REGIONAL ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS for those who have previously registered will take place next Monday, September 30 at JEB Stuart High School, Falls Church.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!  All students should be actively, and regularly practicing at home to prepare for the October 29 fall concert. 

Feel free to contact Mr. Oppenheimer, Patty Lankenau or Anne Suh at any time with questions, or even better, suggestions for supporting the excellence of our orchestra program. Please also let us know if you are no longer with the orchestra program and would like to unsubscribe to these messages.

 Patty Lankenau and Anne Suh - Volunteer Team Co-Chairs