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OHS Orchestras Updates and Reminders (Week of November 11)

posted Nov 15, 2013, 5:16 AM by Oakton Orchestras   [ updated Nov 15, 2013, 5:35 AM ]
of $100 is due the week of November 25, before Thanksgiving!  Please send in your check, payable to "Oakton High School", with "trip deposit" noted in the memo line.  Additional check deposits will be collected monthly.  The final trip amount is approximately $650, based on total/final number of trip participants.

CHEESECAKE PICK-UPS will take place Monday afternoon, November 25 in the OHS Lecture Hall from 2 - 4 p.m.  Cheesecakes must be retrieved in this timeframe as they need to stay refrigerated and we cannot store them! Please mark your calendars.  We need parent volunteers to help from 12:15 to 2 p.m. (sorting of orders) and from 2 to 4 p.m. (distribution of orders).  Please contact Cheesecake Coordinator Tammy Ham to volunteer! 

BARNES & NOBLE BOOK FAIR will take place Black Friday, November 29th at the Fair Lakes Promenade store from 3:30 to 11 p.m Support the OHS Orchestras while doing your holiday shopping on Black Friday!  See the attached flyer and Barnes & Noble Bookfair page for more information!  Orchestra students will be at the Barnes &Noble Fair Lakes store from 3:30 to 11:00 pm. performing holiday music, face painting, story telling, and craft-making and gift wrapping. Please come to shop and support our kids, and encourage friends, family and neighbors to do the same!  Just mention OHS Orchestra at check-out in the store on Friday, or use the shopping voucher attached.  You can also order online from November 29 - December 3 using unique code #11080439.  B&N will donate a percentage of all sales to our orchestra program!   

Mr. Oppenheimer will have student sign-up sheets in class.  We need plenty of parent volunteers to assist with gift wrapping and voucher distribution.  Parents should sign up for a convenient shift at the Sign-Up genius link here:  B&N Parent Volunteers. We appreciate your support!  Please contact B&N Coordinator Connie Lehman with questions. 

SENIOR DISTRICT ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS are Tuesday, November 19th at Kilmer Middle School, 8100 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA  22182.   Good luck to all of our student musicians who are auditioning!

ROOM PARENTS NEEDED FOR CONCERT ORCHESTRA! We need three room parents for the Concert Orchestra!  Please don't neglect this terrific group of kids!  Parents are need to volunteer for concert support (checking in the kids before each concert) and coordinating celebratory festivities (providing goodies after each terrific concert)!  Remember how much you miss your room-parent days from elementary school?  This is your chance to re-live those moments, free from messy crafts and sticky fingers.  Please contact Patty Lankenau if you can serve as a room parent for the concert class.

ADDITIONAL DECEMBER CONCERT FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA!  The Chamber Orchestra will be performing with the OHS Chorus at their holiday concert on Tuesday evening, December 17th at 7 p.m.!  This is a NEW, additional concert date not previously on the orchestra calendar.  Chamber Orchestra families should mark their calendars NOW as this is a mandatory class concert performance.  It will also be a very special musical celebration of the holiday season with collaborative choral and orchestra music (so, no complaining).  

KUDOS TO SENIOR REGIONAL ORCHESTRA PARTICIPANTS Tiffany Cai, Angela He, Chris Suh, Ian Johnson and Jack Lankenau for a GREAT concert on Saturday!  Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique has never sounded so FANTASTIQUE!  We are very proud of you for all of your hard work and dedication in representing our orchestra program so beautifully (and thank you for the awesome free concert!)  
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS of our fall concert are now available on our website under the "Photos and Videos" tab. Take a look to re-live that wonderful evening of music-making or (eee-gads) to see what you missed!  

Have a super rest of the week!

Patty Lankenau and Anne Suh,
Vounteer Team Co-Chairs  
Oakton Orchestras,
Nov 15, 2013, 5:34 AM