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OHS Orchestra Updates and Reminders (Week of September 30th)

posted Oct 3, 2013, 4:00 AM by Oakton Orchestras   [ updated Oct 3, 2013, 4:01 AM ]
ORDER YOUR CONCERT UNIFORM NOW!  Our orchestra students will look as good as they sound with new concert attire! The ladies' attire will be a full length washable black dress for a price of $59.  NOTE, that this is a new/reduced price as our previous dress selection was unexpectedly discontinued. A photo of the new dress, which will be BLACK not red, is posted under the Forms and Documents tab. All who prepaid for the former dress at Orchestra Night will have their checks returned. The gentlemen's attire will be a full tuxedo outfit (jacket, tux shirt, bow tie, cummerbund and brass shirt studs) for a price of $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).  

Parent volunteers (who are amazingly awesome people) have been in classes this week measuring for the new uniforms. Students from whom payment is due will be bringing home an order form - please ask them for it!  Please return the order form with appropriate payment ASAP.  Checks are payable to "Oakton High School". In the event that your child is not measured in class this week, the order form and instructions for measuring at home are posted on our website under the Forms and Documents tab.  It is REALLY important that your order form and payment are returned ASAP so that uniforms will be available for our December concert! 

SPRING TRIP:  NEW YORK CITY!!  OHS Orchestras will take a bite out of the Big Apple March 27 -29, 2014.  Mr. Oppenheimer unveiled our exciting plans for the orchestras' enrichment spring trip at Orchestra Night.  We're looking forward to 3 fun-filled, adventuresome, and MUSICAL days.  Sight-seeing, the NY Phil, Central Park, China Town, Boat Tour, and MORE (including hotel omelet bar) await.  Please see the Spring Trip 2014 tab of our website for more information.  NOTE:  your initial trip deposit of $200 payable to Oakton High School is due by October 11th.  Please send your payment ASAP to reserve your spot.  We are shooting for 100% participation so that all of our wonderful kids can benefit from this enriching (and really fun) experience. Please contact Mr. Oppenheimer at with questions or if you would like to explore financial assistance options.        
ORCHESTRA NIGHT was very informative - news about new concert attire, our NYC trip, 2014 t-shirt design, as well as other programming highlights were presented. Please see the 2013 Orchestra Night Presentation under the Forms and Documents tab of our website in case you missed this meeting.  

DISTRICT XII ORCHESTRA AUDITION information and materials are now posted on our website under the Upcoming Competitions tab and available in hard copy from Mr. Oppenheimer.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!  All students should be actively, and regularly practicing at home to prepare for the October 29 fall concert. We can't wait to be wowed!

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