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Welcome Oakton Orchestra Families 2015-2016

posted Sep 15, 2015, 12:51 PM by Oakton Orchestras

WELCOME to Another Year of Fun and Music-Making with the OHS Orchestras! 


We hope that all of our wonderful orchestra families, both new and returning, have settled in well enough to the new 2015-2016  school year.  The OHS Orchestra Boosters will be sending you periodic reminders and news about  the OHS orchestra program.  All of these e-mail announcements will also be posted on the homepage of the OHS Orchestras website at  so that you will have multiple resources to keep you informed. 




BACK TO ORCHESTRA NIGHT  iTUESDAY, September 15th in the OHS Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.  All new orchestra families are expected to attend, and all returning families are strongly encouraged to participate. Mr. Oppenheimer will unveil exciting details about this year's spring trip and other exciting programming activities.  

Also, uniform measuring for new students will take place on Orchestra night.  Bring your checkbook to place your uniform order!



These include:

Student Information Form    handed out in 5lass and at Cougar Kick-off,

Participation Fee Form Handed out in Class

Student-Parent-Teacher Contract attached at the back of the Handbook and Syllabus (which was distributed in all classes in the past few days)

  THIS FORM IS ALSO AVAILALBLE ON THE "Forms and Documents" tab of the OHS Orchestra Website). 


Parents as well as students are expected to review the Handbook for a good understanding of class expectations. 


The 2015-2016  Orchestra Calendar is also attached at the front of the Handbook. Or can be found on the web site

Please make sure all concert and other dates are transferred onto your family calendars.  Concert participation is MANDATORY for all students!


SENIOR REGIONAL AUDITIONS are coming up on Monday, September 28th at Robinson Secondary School, 4PM. 


BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS for 9th and 10th graders is Wednesday, September 16th.  BTS Night for 11th and 12th graders is Thursday, September 24rd

Mr. Oppeheimer will share a brief overview of classroom plans and expectations.


REMIND 101 enrollment is available to all students and parents who would like to receive text message reminders from Mr. Oppenheimer about class assignments, concerts, auditions and other important things.  Instructions for enrolling are in the Orchestra Handbook (a copy of which is on our website) and will also be available at Back-to-School Night and Orchestra Night. If you would prefer an email reminder rather than a text reminder, please send an email to


Text Messaging

@oakorch – everyone

@oakcon – concert

@oaksym – Symphonic

@oakchamber – Chamber


Text to 81010 or 571 267 3170




VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES will abound for orchestra parents!  The OHS Orchestra Boosters is a parent-led volunteer organization commitment to supporting the OHS orchestra director, our program, and our kids.  Fundraising to support spring trip costs and overall programming needs is a vital part of our mission, but not the only one!  More information about critical volunteer vacancies will be available at Orchestra Night and open positions will be noted under the "Volunteers" tab on our website. Please also feel free to contact this year's parent chair Jennifer Skangos,  Terri Leckner with any questions.


I look forward to working with our most awesome orchestra families throughout the school year to make this a fantastic year of music-making and fun.  Feel free to contact Mr. Oppenheimer or Jennifer Skangos, Terri Leckner at any time with questions, or even better, suggestions for supporting the excellence of our orchestra program. 


Jennifer Skangos and Terri Leckner

OHS Orchestra Boosters


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