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Welcome to the 2016-2017 Oakton HS Orchestras

posted Sep 12, 2016, 11:35 AM by Oakton Orchestras   [ updated Sep 13, 2016, 8:24 AM ]

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


Information in this email

  • Back to Orchestra Night -- Wednesday September 28th
  • Request for Volunteers  ---Immediate need for Uniforms
  • Orchestra Forms
  • Orchestra Calendar  2016-2017
  • Senior Regional Auditions -September 26th Jeb Stuart HS
  • Back to School Nights
  • Remind 101

We hope that all of our wonderful orchestra families, both new and returning, have settled in well enough to the new 2016-2017  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. 

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And see instructions for Remind 101 in this message.


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BACK TO ORCHESTRA NIGHT  iWednesday, September 28th in the OHS Lecture Hall 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!

Volunteers Needed

Many hands make light work, and it is also a lot of fun!  Please considering volunteering a little bit of your time to the Orchestra this year. Volunteer Opportunities can be found on the Webiste

We have an immediate need for several people to measure for new uniforms. (Description: Measure for new uniforms, complete order forms, & distribute in the fall. Collect and inventory uniforms in spring for  rental.) 

This will be done at back to orchestra night.  Please email myself or Mr. Oppenheimer if you are available to help with this. Thank you.


These include: 

Student Information Form    handed out in class 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 AVAILABLE 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 2016-2017  Orchestra Calendar  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 26th at JEB Staurt High School, 4PM.  

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS for 9th and 10th graders is Wednesday, September 15th.  BTS Night for 11th and 12th graders is Thursday,September 22nd.  

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

Thank you for your time.  Information will be coming regarding upcoming fundraising events.  If you have any ideas, don't hesitate to let us know. 

We are looking forward to an amazing year in Orchestra.