I hope you all had a great long weekend! Hopefully you are rested and ready to go! I spent the weekend in Houston at Rice University where I attended an IB Music training workshop. It was very informative and it was great to be able to meet and network with teachers from all over North America!
The orchestras have a lot going on in the next few months, so please read the information below…
Fall Concert Wrap-Up
I’m so proud of each of the orchestras on their Fall concert! The amount of progress that has taken place in such a short amount of time is remarkable! I’m looking forward to seeing what the rest of the year will bring. Congratulations, everyone!
I wanted to send a special thank you to the AHSOA board for their hard work in putting together the pre-concert dinner and the concert cafe. Your work is greatly appreciated. You help make everything so special for our kids!
If you have photos from the concert that you’d like to share, please share them with alpharettaorchestras@官方app彩票下载安装gmail.com.
Lip Dub Video
The entire AHS will take place in a lip dub video this Friday during our “pep rally” time. This is a chance for you to show your orchestra spirit, so please bring your uniform on Friday so we can be a part of it! We will be in the 2300 hall toward the end and through the door to the outside, just before the camera arrives at the football team and the 官方app彩票下载安装 bus. More details to follow, but do plan on brining your uniform Friday. If you don’t have your uniform, you will be able to participate in the gymnasium with the rest of the 官方app彩票下载安装.
All-State Auditions, Round 1
We have almost 40 students auditioning for the GMEA All-State Orchestra this year! Please don’t forget your audition date is this Saturday, October 13 at Autrey Mill Middle School. Times have been posted on the bulletin board outside of Dr. Laux’s office.
If you have not yet paid your AS Audition fee, please do so online: http://www./paypal/
North Georgia Honor Orchestra
Congratulations to Charlsie Wemple and Nathaly Jose-Maria for participating in the North Georgia Honor Orchestra this weekend at Kennesaw State University. In addition to their own program, they performed side-by-side with the KSU symphony orchestra. Thank you for representing Alpharetta High School in such an exemplary way!
Tanner Photography Fundraiser
There are still spots remaining for families to sign up for our Tanner Photography Fundraiser. For just $25 you get a photo shoot and an 11”x14” family photo!
The shoot will take place on Sunday, October 21 and families can reserve their 10 minute time slot online.
Sign up here — don’t wait!
KSU Orchestra Invitational
For our second year, the AHS Philharmonia, Sinfonia, and Symphony will perform at the KSU Orchestra Invitational on November 2, 2018. Students will be excused from 官方app彩票下载安装 on this day and will perform on the beautiful stage at KSU. Three adjudicators will provide audio and written feedback and we will receive a clinic with nationally-known string pedagogue and conductor, Mr. Scott Laird. In addition to each of the orchestra’s performances, students will each lunch at the award-winning KSU Commons, take a campus tour, and enjoy a performance by the KSU Symphony Orchestra.
Students will be required to bring in money for lunch ($9.00) and complete a permission form available from Dr. Laux. If you would like to pay for your lunch online, please do so here: http://www./paypal/
Tentative Itinerary – KSU Orchestra Invitational
Friday, November 2, 2018
8:10 AM – Leave AHS for Kennesaw State University
9:30 AM – Philharmonia warm-up
10:15 AM – Philharmonia performance
11:00 AM – Sinfonia warm up
11:45 PM – Sinfonia performance
12:45 PM – Lunch at KSU dining facility, “The Commons” & Campus Tour
2:00 PM – KSU Symphony Orchestra’s Performance
2:45 PM – Symphony warm-up
3:30 PM – Symphony performance
4:30 PM – Leave KSU for AHS
5:45 PM – Arrive back at AHS
Fulton County Honors Orchestra
Auditions for the FC Honor Orchestra are coming up soon! If you are interested in signing up, please do so at the front of the orchestra room. There is a $10 audition fee payable to AHSOA. The fee is due by Monday, November 5. Pay your audition fee online: http://www./paypal/
Auditions are on Wednesday, November 7.
Get the audition music and details here:
Yankee Candle Fundraiser for Midwest Clinic Trip
Members of the AHS Symphony and Chamber Orchestra are selling Yankee Candles to support their trip to Chicago for their performance at the Midwest Clinic. All orders must be placed by October 29! Please support the orchestra’s trip by selling candles!
Enter Group Code # 990068277
At checkout you’ll have the opportunity to enter the name and or the Seller ID of the person you are supporting.
Not valid in Retail Stores. Valid only at www.YankeeCandleFundraising.com – Group Code is required. Unlimited use allowed. Take a picture with your phone and share with friends.. No Cash Value to Shopper but valuable to our group and your support is appreciated! This online fundraiser ends 12/31/18 – Please shop to support this group! More information: Contact Southern Fundraising,Debbie Corbi, at dcorbi@官方app彩票下载安装southernfundraising.com
Our first ever AHSO Concerto Competition will be coming up second semester. Winners of the competition will have the opportunity to perform with the AHS Symphony Orchestra on the Spring Concert.
Fine Arts Diploma Seal
Seniors – if you are interested in obtaining a Fine Arts Seal on your diploma, please see me for the application. Juniors, if you’d like to see the requirements so you can plan for next year, I’m happy to give you the form.
Upcoming Concerts & Events
October 4 – Yankee Candle Fundraiser begins (Symphony & Chamber for Midwest Trip)
October 29 – Yankee Candle Fundraiser Orders due! (Symphony & Chamber for Midwest Trip)
November 2 – KSU Orchestra Invitational (Phil, Sinfonia, Symphony, Chamber)
December 4 – Winter Concert, 7:00 PM (all orchestras)
December 11 – Midwest Clinic Preview Concert , 7 PM (all orchestra students must attend)
December 18-21 – Midwest Clinic Trip to Chicago (Symphony Strings)
February 7 – LGPE Preview Concert, 7 PM (all orchestras)
February 12-14 – LGPE at Northview HS (Exact Day/Time TBA)
April 18 – Spring Concert, 7 PM (all orchestras)
April 26 – Awards Banquet
April 30 – Senior Showcase (all orchestra students must attend)
May 9-10 – Solo & Ensemble Performances during class