DSAO Newsletter Week of October 28, 2018

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

To Do Week of October 28


Homework Assignments

Playing/chair tests Nov. 1

Middle School Prepare Carmen Suite  (all movs.) Brook Green Suite  3rd. mov, Palladio 1st. mov

High School Tchaikovsky Serenade (mov. 4) Petrushka 1st. tableau


Colorado Young Sinfonia logo

Our own Leslie Wilburn will have his composition O’Poveste premiere October 28 and November 4! Join him and the Colorado Young Sinfonia in celebrating this wonderful accomplishment!

Sunday, Oct 28, 2018  7:30 PM
Tickets:  Free (donations accepted)
Lakewood United Methodist Church
1390 Brentwood St, Lakewood

Sunday, Nov 4, 2018  7:00 PM
Tickets:  $10 adults; $5 students, seniors, & children under 12
Broomfield Auditorium
3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield

Take Advantage of these amazing student opportunities next week!

Thursday, November 1: There will be a violin masterclass at CU College of Music from 9 am – 10:30 am that is free and open to the public. Please email Dr. L as soon as possible if you are interested.

Saturday, November 3: There will be a Citizen Artist Talk at 1 pm at Naropa Performing Arts Center. Learn more about Midori’s inspiring international career and dedication to community at this one-hour presentation.

Sunday, November 4: From 12 – 1:30 pm, there will be a mixed Presentation/Play Along at Naropa Performing Arts. Midori will give a presentation on empowering citizen’s with art and her work in communities. At the end, people will also be able to play and we encourage people to bring their instruments. Please use this link to register and receive your music.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTeeyLlwMnLjOM6CescrPRidgmaI9Ioz7GgsTJGZI6vySjBA/viewform?embedded=true

Sunday, November 4: The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra presents Midori will be playing Sibelius Violin Concerto. at 7 pm at Macky Auditorium. There are student tickets available for only $5 by calling 303-449-1343.

Monday, November 5: Midori will be giving a masterclass at Boulder High School from 10:51 – 11:43 am. If you wish to observe, please email Dr. L as soon as possible.

Monday, November 5: At 6 pm, Midori will be performing with the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra and premiering Cicero’s Dream, the very same piece you will be playing! Come and enjoy this world premiere. Student tickets are FREE with this exclusive link, offered only to schools that have agreed to participate in the Cicero’s Dream consortium.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5xzGk6lZXycFvQwT6pNPoYCd4GwNwdPkcM_vFUmnYx9knkQ/viewform

​​We are in the final 3 weeks!


We are in the final weeks of this year’s Fill the Gap Campaign and
need every DSA family to participate!
Thank you to the 383 families who have already donated!
We currently have raised $518,914 with 36% of
DSA families participating.
Below is a chart showing the participation level in each department (as of two weeks ago)

​We have just 5 weeks to reach our goal of $600,000 with $82,000 to go!
The campaign will close on November 16th and
we will publicly recognize all donors after that.

Do your part to support the amazing education DSA offers!
Gifts of all amounts will count toward participation.

CLICK HERE to donate!

​Thank you for your support!!!

Questions? Please contact Susan Knill at dsafriendsfoundation@gmail.com



DSA Orchestra’s Winter Silent Auction and Dinner

Is coming….

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

5:30 Dinner and Silent auction before concert.

NO need to cook! Come and enjoy a winter soup and salad dinner before the concert. Details to come.

Be a part of our orchestra community for this great event to raise money for our educational and travel fund!

*Step 1. Donation: We ask that each family donate something to our Orchestra Silent Auction (does not need to be a complete basket). Share your special talent, memorabilia that is collecting dust, a weekend in the condo that you own, lessons, tutoring, or handmade art or jewelry. OR ask the concert hall, restaurant or coffee shop you frequent to donate something or a gift card for our kids. Items collected will be put into a variety of baskets for the auction.

*Step 2. Use this TAX FORM for businesses that donate.

*Step 3. Attach ITEM FORM to your collected items and drop it in Dr L’s office by December 3rd.

*Step 4.RSVP for dinner and come early to bid on auction items before the concert!

($9/adults and $7 student/child). More information and link to follow in future newsletter.

Need to get the creative juices flowing? You can choose to bring items that fit a theme below or bring something entirely different.  

BASKET THEMES

Food/Restaurant- Fast food, slow food, cooking, gift certificates

Movie night/shopping (movie tickets, shop certificates, popcorn)

Fun in the Sun or Night under the Stars (Outdoor adventures, live theater etc)

Spa, pamper (massage, spas, lotions, soaps)

Home and Garden

Creativity Unleashed (art, lessons, handmade ornaments, knitting, jewelry)

Music to My Ears (music themed items)

Holiday Cheer

Family Day- Passes, museum tickets, zoo, board games

****We are always looking for baskets or bags that you no longer need!

QUESTIONS: Contact Carolfennellart@gmail.com or ha.hampton@gmail.com for info.


Master Classes for Hands-on Learning

Observe expert clinicians as they work with top-quality students to hone and refine their performance. Bring your instrument and join the instruction. It’s a great learning opportunity for teachers and students alike.

Pre-collegiate and collegiate master classes include violin, viola, cello, and bass. Multi-level master classes include eclectic styles and chamber music.

Learn more about master class clinicians.

Know a student or interested in being a student for a master class? Apply today, and no later than Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Award Deadlines

Recognize an outstanding teacher or researcher with these awards presented at ASTA National Conference:

String Researcher Award
Nominations due by October 30

Elizabeth A. H. Green School Educator Award
Nominations due by November 1

ASTA in Albuquerque Travel Reminders
March 6 – 10, 2019

Thank you to all the parents and students who joined us recently for the travel meeting.  The meeting was very well attended, and we believe many questions were answered.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, links for the agenda (CLICK HERE), cost breakdown (CLICK HERE), and preliminary itinerary  (CLICK HERE) are provided for your convenience.  Please note that the itinerary is preliminary only and will change as we add activities and refine the days’ plans.  Likewise, the cost breakdown is our best estimate at this time and may change if circumstances and bids change as the trip approaches.

A few items that require immediate attention:

1)  Trip Payments:  The first of 4 installment payments for the trip is past due.  Payments should be made online through the My Schoolbucks site or app.  If you are unable to pay online, you may send a check payable to DPS to Terrie.  Please make your payment ASAP so that we have the cash on hand to make our payments to ASTA.  Because of a change in the bus quote, we had to revise the payment schedule.  The new payment schedule is:High School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        256.00

1/12/19          257.00

Total                1023.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

 

 

Middle School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        255.00

1/12/19          255.00

Total                1020.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

All payments will be due on the 12th of the month for the next 4 months.

2)  Forms:  The Consent to Emergency Treatment and Durable Power of Attorney forms are required for any off-campus trip.  These forms must be turned into Terrie by December 1, 2018 in order for your child to be allowed on the trip.  These forms can be found on the DSAO website under travel.  In addition, the ASTA Photo Release is required by ASTA.  This form is also available on the DSAO website under travel.


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that new King Soopers gift cards are available.  The money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for our ASTA trip.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!




Make sure that your Emails are updated

It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.


2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Chamber Concert

Friday, Nov 30, 7pm

Winter Concert

Saturday, Dec 8, 7pm
Sunday, Dec 9, 3pm

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

Spring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO Newsletter Week of October 14, 2018

Support our Master Mentors

and Fill the Gap!

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

To Do Week of October 14


​​We are in the final 5 weeks!


We are in the final weeks of this year’s Fill the Gap Campaign and
need every DSA family to participate!
Thank you to the 383 families who have already donated!
We currently have raised $518,914 with 36% of
DSA families participating.
Below is a chart showing the participation level in each department.

​We have just 5 weeks to reach our goal of $600,000 with $82,000 to go!
The campaign will close on November 16th and
we will publicly recognize all donors after that.

Do your part to support the amazing education DSA offers!
Gifts of all amounts will count toward participation.

CLICK HERE to donate!

​Thank you for your support!!!

Questions? Please contact Susan Knill at dsafriendsfoundation@gmail.com


ASTA in Albuquerque Travel Update
March 6 – 10, 2019

Thank you to all the parents and students who joined us recently for the travel meeting.  The meeting was very well attended, and I believe many questions were answered.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, links for the agenda (CLICK HERE), cost breakdown (CLICK HERE), and preliminary itinerary  (CLICK HERE) are provided for your convenience.  Please note that the itinerary is preliminary only and will change as we add activities and refine the days’ plans.  Likewise, the cost breakdown is our best estimate at this time and may change if circumstances and bids change as the trip approaches.

A few items that require immediate attention:

1)  Trip Payments:  The first of 4 installment payments for the trip is past due.  Payments should be made online through the My Schoolbucks site or app.  If you are unable to pay online, you may send a check payable to DPS to Terrie.  Please make your payment ASAP so that we have the cash on hand to make our first payment to ASTA by today’s deadline.  Because of a change in the bus quote, we had to revise the payment schedule.  The new payment schedule is:High School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        256.00

1/12/19          257.00

Total                1023.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

 

 

Middle School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        255.00

1/12/19          255.00

Total                1020.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

All payments will be due on the 12th of the month for the next 4 months.

2)  Forms:  The Consent to Emergency Treatment and Durable Power of Attorney forms are required for any off-campus trip.  These forms must be turned into Terrie by December 1, 2018 in order for your child to be allowed on the trip.  These forms can be found on the DSAO website under travel.  In addition, the ASTA Photo Release is required by ASTA.  This form is also available on the DSAO website under travel.


DSA Orchestra’s Winter Silent Auction and Dinner

Is coming….

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

5:30 Dinner and Silent auction before concert.

NO need to cook! Come and enjoy a winter soup and salad dinner before the concert. Details to come.

Be a part of our orchestra community for this great event to raise money for our educational and travel fund!

*Step 1. Donation: We ask that each family donate something to our Orchestra Silent Auction (does not need to be a complete basket). Share your special talent, memorabilia that is collecting dust, a weekend in the condo that you own, lessons, tutoring, or handmade art or jewelry. OR ask the concert hall, restaurant or coffee shop you frequent to donate something or a gift card for our kids. Items collected will be put into a variety of baskets for the auction.

*Step 2. Use this TAX FORM for businesses that donate.

*Step 3. Attach ITEM FORM to your collected items and drop it in Dr L’s office by December 3rd.

*Step 4.RSVP for dinner and come early to bid on auction items before the concert!

($9/adults and $7 student/child). More information and link to follow in future newsletter.

Need to get the creative juices flowing? You can choose to bring items that fit a theme below or bring something entirely different.  

BASKET THEMES

Food/Restaurant- Fast food, slow food, cooking, gift certificates

Movie night/shopping (movie tickets, shop certificates, popcorn)

Fun in the Sun or Night under the Stars (Outdoor adventures, live theater etc)

Spa, pamper (massage, spas, lotions, soaps)

Home and Garden

Creativity Unleashed (art, lessons, handmade ornaments, knitting, jewelry)

Music to My Ears (music themed items)

Holiday Cheer

Family Day- Passes, museum tickets, zoo, board games

****We are always looking for baskets or bags that you no longer need!

QUESTIONS: Contact Carolfennellart@gmail.com or ha.hampton@gmail.com for info.


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that new King Soopers gift cards are available.  The money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for our ASTA trip.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!



Free Family Concert with Fourth Degree Percussion

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:00 pm
Denver School of the Arts, 7111 Montview Blvd.
Tickets:  FreeClap your hands and tap your feet while learning about rhythm and the sound patterns that create music.  This FREE family-friendly musical afternoon features Fourth Degree Percussion, an ensemble of musicians from the Lamont School of Music including Alec Flatness, Kevin Keith, James Nickell and Benjamin Yats.

Entertaining and instructive, Fourth Degree will demonstrate minimalist composition, phasing, hocket, and improvisation as they perform the following works:

Steve Reich: “Clapping Music”
John Eriksson: Tråd (for Marimba)
Andrew Beall: Rancho Jubilee (for Cajon trio)
Shaun Tilburg: Four-Minute Psychosis (for two snare drummers)
David Friedmann/Dave Samuels: Carousel (for jazz Marimba/vibraphone)
Wally Gunn: Ore (for two speaking percussionists)
Paul Lansky: Springs (for four multi percussionists)

We’ll have refreshments and hands-on activities in the lobby following this interactive program.  Fun for all ages!

Questions? Call 303-388-9839 or email tickets@friendsofchambermusic.com.

Sunday, October 21, 2018
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Denver School of the Arts
7111 Montview Blvd, Denver

Link to FCM’s website:
https://friendsofchambermusic.com/archives/concerts/good-vibrations-free-family-concert-2



Make sure that your Emails are updated

It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.


2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Chamber Concert

Friday, Nov 30, 7pm

Winter Concert

Saturday, Dec 8, 7pm
Sunday, Dec 9, 3pm

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

Spring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO News and Updates Week of October 7 2018

Concert Week!

Concessions Volunteers and Supplies Needed

October 13 and 14

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

To-Do Week of October 7

  • Fall Concert
    • Saturday, October 13 at 7pm
      • 6:15p: Students should be present, in concert attire and tuning.  Please see handbook for information.
      • Volunteer concession managers needed for concert. Please CLICK HERE to sign up
    • Sunday, October 14, at 3pm
      • 2:15p: Students should be present, in concert attire and tuning.  Please see handbook for information.
      • Volunteer concession managers needed for concert. Please CLICK HERE to sign up

Upcoming Events



Fall Orchestra Concert

Our first concert of the year is this coming weekend!

Saturday, October 13 at 7pm

  • 6:15p: Students should be present, in concert attire and tuning.  Please see handbook for information.
  • Volunteer concession managers needed for concert. Please CLICK HERE to sign up

Sunday, October 14, at 3pm

  • 2:15p: Students should be present, in concert attire and tuning.  Please see handbook for information.
  • Volunteer concession managers needed for concert. Please CLICK HERE to sign up

The high school will be performing the world premiere
of a new piece by renowned Colorado composer, Susan Day,
Parkland.  We are honored to be presenting this brand new work.

Also on the program: Movements 1 and 2 of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.

The high school seniors will also be playing Barber’s Adagio for Strings as a special tribute to Veronica Williams, to whom the concert is being dedicated.

The middle school orchestra will perform Faure’s Pavane and Brahms’ Hungarian Dance no. 5,   In addition, the middle school orchestra will present two fun, vibrant pieces: Yumiweeus by Richard Meyer, and Downtown Funk by Michael Hopkins.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

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Concessions

Please bring the following items by grade for concessions at these concerts:

6: water, juice or sodas
7: chips and fruit (pre-packaged apple slices are great!)
8: cookies/pastries (preferably pre-packaged)
9: candy/candy bars
10: water, juice or sodas
11: cookies/pastries (preferably pre-packaged)

Seniors are exempt from donations requirements unless you wish to contribute.



Congratulations to Western States Honors Orchestra Students!

Four Denver School of the Arts Orchestra students will attend Western States Honors Orchestra in November.  Congratulations to Landon Fennell, who was accepted to Chamber Orchestra, and to Kai Padilla-SmithLily Primus and Claire Harris, who were accepted to Symphony Orchestra.

They will attend WSHO the weekend of Nov. 1-3, and perform at the Union Colony Theatre on November 3rd, along with over 100 students from high schools in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.

ASTA in Albuquerque Travel Update
March 6 – 10, 2019

Thank you to all the parents and students who joined us Thursday night for the travel meeting.  The meeting was very well attended, and I believe many questions were answered.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, links for the agenda (CLICK HERE), cost breakdown (CLICK HERE), and preliminary itinerary  (CLICK HERE) are provided for your convenience.  Please note that the itinerary is preliminary only and will change as we add activities and refine the days’ plans.  Likewise, the cost breakdown is our best estimate at this time and may change if circumstances and bids change as the trip approaches.

A few items that require immediate attention:

1)  Trip Payments:  The first of 4 installment payments for the trip is due THIS FRIDAY, October 12.  Payments should be made online through the My Schoolbucks site or app.  If you are unable to pay online, you may send a check payable to DPS to Terrie.  Please make your payment by this deadline so that we have the cash on hand to make our first payment to ASTA by the deadline of October 15.  Because of a change in the bus quote, we had to revise the payment schedule.  The new payment schedule is:High School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        256.00

1/12/19          257.00

Total                1023.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

 

 

Middle School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        255.00

1/12/19          255.00

Total                1020.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

All payments will be due on the 12th of the month for the next 4 months.

2)  Scholarships:  We have a limited amount of funds at our disposal to use toward need-based scholarships to ensure that all of our students can make it to Albuquerque with us.  If you would like to apply for scholarship funds, please email Tracy Holt, DSA’s Arts Administrative Assistant, at tracy_holt@dpsk12.org by Wednesday, October 10.  DSA’s administration will make decisions concerning scholarship awards and will notify you as soon as they are able.

3)  Chaperones:  If you are interested in being a chaperone for the trip, please email Terrie at tyreeworld@centurylink.net by Wednesday, October 10.  Please be aware that chaperones are asked to pay 1/2 the amount paid by students.  We will try to make final decisions and send out notifications to chaperones by the end of the week.  We anticipate needing 7 orchestra parents (and 3 band parents) to chaperone the high school. and 5 parents to chaperone the middle school.  We would love to have moms and dads, parents from different grades, and both experienced and inexperienced chaperones (the latter so that we can pass on our knowledge and have you ready to carry on the tradition!).

4)  Forms:  The Consent to Emergency Treatment and Durable Power of Attorney forms are required for any off-campus trip.  These forms must be turned into Terrie by December 1, 2018 in order for your child to be allowed on the trip.  These forms can be found on the DSAO website under travel.  In addition, the ASTA Photo Release is required by ASTA.  This form is also available on the DSAO website under travel.


DSA Orchestra’s Winter Silent Auction and Dinner

Is coming….

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

5:30 Dinner and Silent auction before concert.

NO need to cook! Come and enjoy a winter soup and salad dinner before the concert. Details to come.

Be a part of our orchestra community for this great event to raise money for our educational and travel fund!

*Step 1. Donation: We ask that each family donate something to our Orchestra Silent Auction (does not need to be a complete basket). Share your special talent, memorabilia that is collecting dust, a weekend in the condo that you own, lessons, tutoring, or handmade art or jewelry. OR ask the concert hall, restaurant or coffee shop you frequent to donate something or a gift card for our kids. Items collected will be put into a variety of baskets for the auction.

*Step 2. Use this TAX FORM for businesses that donate.

*Step 3. Attach ITEM FORM to your collected items and drop it in Dr L’s office by December 3rd.

*Step 4.RSVP for dinner and come early to bid on auction items before the concert!

($9/adults and $7 student/child). More information and link to follow in future newsletter.

Need to get the creative juices flowing? You can choose to bring items that fit a theme below or bring something entirely different.

BASKET THEMES

Food/Restaurant- Fast food, slow food, cooking, gift certificates

Movie night/shopping (movie tickets, shop certificates, popcorn)

Fun in the Sun or Night under the Stars (Outdoor adventures, live theater etc)

Spa, pamper (massage, spas, lotions, soaps)

Home and Garden

Creativity Unleashed (art, lessons, handmade ornaments, knitting, jewelry)

Music to My Ears (music themed items)

Holiday Cheer

Family Day- Passes, museum tickets, zoo, board games

****We are always looking for baskets or bags that you no longer need!

QUESTIONS: Contact Carolfennellart@gmail.com or ha.hampton@gmail.com for info.


Free Family Concert with Fourth Degree Percussion

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:00 pm
Denver School of the Arts, 7111 Montview Blvd.
Tickets:  FreeClap your hands and tap your feet while learning about rhythm and the sound patterns that create music.  This FREE family-friendly musical afternoon features Fourth Degree Percussion, an ensemble of musicians from the Lamont School of Music including Alec Flatness, Kevin Keith, James Nickell and Benjamin Yats.

Entertaining and instructive, Fourth Degree will demonstrate minimalist composition, phasing, hocket, and improvisation as they perform the following works:

Steve Reich: “Clapping Music”
John Eriksson: Tråd (for Marimba)
Andrew Beall: Rancho Jubilee (for Cajon trio)
Shaun Tilburg: Four-Minute Psychosis (for two snare drummers)
David Friedmann/Dave Samuels: Carousel (for jazz Marimba/vibraphone)
Wally Gunn: Ore (for two speaking percussionists)
Paul Lansky: Springs (for four multi percussionists)

We’ll have refreshments and hands-on activities in the lobby following this interactive program.  Fun for all ages!

Questions? Call 303-388-9839 or email tickets@friendsofchambermusic.com.

Sunday, October 21, 2018
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Denver School of the Arts
7111 Montview Blvd, Denver

Link to FCM’s website:
https://friendsofchambermusic.com/archives/concerts/good-vibrations-free-family-concert-2

DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that new King Soopers gift cards are available.  The money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for our ASTA trip.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!


Become a Perennial Patron!

From Mr. Kohut:

We are severely lagging behind last year’s participation.  Below is a chart of participation by each major (as of early September).

We must meet the $600,000.00 funding goal so we do not have to trim back each departments allotment for artists.  

Fill the Gap helps to address these realities:

  • DSA is tuition free, but donation dependent.
  • Because DSA gets no extra funding for the arts beyond our mill levy allocation, financial support from all families is required.
  • Fill the Gap was started as a way to unite all DSA families in raising money for the school as a whole
  • Fill the Gap funds a wide variety of areas. While funds raised benefit every department, they also go towards academics, capital improvements, building safety/security, and technology.
  • The gap this year is $1,380 which translates to $115 per month.
  • Monthly donations are encouraged as a way to spread out this expense.
  • Families are asked to participate at a level which fits their budget.
  • Donations are 100% tax deductible
  • This campaign benefits the entire school, not just your arts major.

Thank you so much and contact me if you have any questions.

William Kohut
Principal
Denver School of the Arts
william_kohut@dpsk12.org
Please CLICK HERE to set up your monthly donation.




Make sure that your Emails are updated

It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.


2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Concert

Saturday, Oct 13, 7pm
Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm

Fall Chamber Concert

Friday, Nov 30, 7pm

Winter Concert

Saturday, Dec 8, 7pm
Sunday, Dec 9, 3pm

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

Spring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO News and Updates Week of September 30, 2018

Mandatory Travel Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30p

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.
  • Don’t forget to reload your King Soopers card; 5% goes for this year’s ASTA trips.
    • Cards can be purchased for $2.50 (the amount pre-loaded on the cards) from Terrie Tyree at school, and will be available at the travel meeting this Thursday.
  • URGENT: Please Fund Our Master Mentors!  Please contribute what you can so that DSAO can reach 100% participation.
  • Please note: CMEA Honor Performance, January 26, 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.
  • Jefferson Symphony Orchestra International Young Artists Competition for Strings
    • Deadline October 31
  • Make sure that you like and share the DSAO Facebook page, especially when we have upcoming events!
  • 2018-2019 DSAO Performance Schedule
  • Please make sure that your email addresses are updated

To-Do Week of September 30

  • Thursday, Oct 4 at 6:30 pm, Concert Hall: ASTA Travel Meeting

Upcoming Events

  • Fall Concert
    • Saturday, Oct 13, 7pm
    • Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm

Mandatory Travel Meeting

Thursday, October 4 at 6:30p in the Concert Hall!

Dear DSAO Parents and Students,

It’s time to start planning our trip to Albuquerque for the 2019 ASTA conference and National Orchestra Festival!  To get started on the planning process and update all families about our travel plans, we are asking parents to please attend a mandatory travel meeting this Thursday, October 4, at 6:30 in the concert hall.  We recognize this is late notice, and apologize profusely, but we hope you understand that the delay was unavoidable and that you will nevertheless make every effort to attend the meeting.

A few important details about the trip we wanted to get out to you as quickly as possible:

1)  Trip Dates:  We plan to depart Denver, Wednesday, March 6, and return to Denver, Sunday, March 10.

2)  Hotel:  We will be staying at the Doubletree Hotel, which is within walking distance of the Albuquerque Convention Center,where the ASTA conference will be held.

3)  Payment Schedule:  The orchestra’s first payment to ASTA is due Monday, October 15.  In order to have funds available to make this payment, we must collect a first installment payment from families by Friday, October 12.  We anticipate the following payment schedule. This does not include costs of any other activities that may become available for students.

ASTA Albuquerque, NM

Payment Schedule

High School

 

10/12/18        230.00

11/12/18        230.00

12/12/18        230.00

1/12/19          230.00

Total                920.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

 

Middle School

 

10/12/18        222.00

11/12/18        222.00

12/12/18        222.00

1/12/19          222.00

Total                888.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

Although not all the trip details have been confirmed at this time, we will convey as much additional information at the meeting Thursday as is possible.   Hopefully, many of your questions will be answered, but we will do our utmost to answer any additional questions you may have.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

DSAO Travel Committee,

Suzi Erickson

Sharon Felser

Heidi Martin

Laurie Ivy

and

Dr. L, Terrie Tyree, and Alenka Han

DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that new King Soopers gift cards are available.  The money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for our ASTA trip.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!



Assignments

Please see concert materials and assignments for each orchestra below:

Middle School

Concert Program:
Faure Pavane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ogPNEDpotY

Brahms Hungarian Dance no.5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzo3atXtm54

Meyer Yumeweeus https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=yumiweeus&suggested=top-titles

Hopkins Downtown Funk https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=downtown+funk&suggested=department-filter&pageview=list-view&departments=Orchestra

Assignment:
1. Know  your parts, playing test date will be announced shortly.
2. Listen to recordings of these pieces  on J.W. Pepper or Youtube

High School

Concert Program

Day Parkland
Tchaikovsky Serenade 1,2
Barber  Adagio (seniors only)

Know your parts,playing test date will be announced shortly.
Listen to various recordings of Serenade  including: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHtojYUEVz8&t=25s

Full Orchestra

Study parts  and write in measure numbers if they are missing (Beethoven) for Friday’s rehearsal

1. Petrushka: 1st. mov.

2. Watch and follow your part:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esD90diWZds&t=1010s

3. Beethoven 5 1st. mov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgyB12J6xk8

Thanks,
Dr. L


Become a Perennial Patron!

From Mr. Kohut:

We are severely lagging behind last year’s participation.  Below is a chart of participation by each major (as of early September).

We must meet the $600,000.00 funding goal so we do not have to trim back each departments allotment for artists.  

Fill the Gap helps to address these realities:

  • DSA is tuition free, but donation dependent.
  • Because DSA gets no extra funding for the arts beyond our mill levy allocation, financial support from all families is required.
  • Fill the Gap was started as a way to unite all DSA families in raising money for the school as a whole
  • Fill the Gap funds a wide variety of areas. While funds raised benefit every department, they also go towards academics, capital improvements, building safety/security, and technology.
  • The gap this year is $1,380 which translates to $115 per month.
  • Monthly donations are encouraged as a way to spread out this expense.
  • Families are asked to participate at a level which fits their budget.
  • Donations are 100% tax deductible
  • This campaign benefits the entire school, not just your arts major.

Thank you so much and contact me if you have any questions.

William Kohut
Principal
Denver School of the Arts
william_kohut@dpsk12.org
Please CLICK HERE to set up your monthly donation.




Make sure that your Emails are updated

It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.


2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Concert

Saturday, Oct 13, 7pm
Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm

Fall Chamber Concert

Friday, Nov 30, 7pm

Winter Concert

Saturday, Dec 8, 7pm
Sunday, Dec 9, 3pm

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

Spring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO News & Updates Week of Sept 24, 2018

Dear DSA Orchestra,

A thousand “thank you’s” can’t express how truly grateful we are for the DSA Orchestra!  Many families came together and organized a beautiful, moving memorial that we will always treasure.  Thank you to the high school orchestra, including several alumni, for performing “Adagio for Strings.”  And thank you to the Senior players for “Ashokan Farewell.” Everyone played with such poise and passion, given the circumstance, and both songs were beautiful.  

Thank you so much for the hoodie, tree, and guest book.  These are amazing mementos that we will always hold close to our hearts.   Thank you to all who brought food to the reception! The extra food fed many of our family members/friends and the unopened food was donated to a food shelter.  

You have been a part of our lives for many years.  It is difficult to express how sad it will be to attend future concerts without Roni somewhere in the viola section; but we are and will continue to be an orchestra family and look forward to the next concert.  We are grateful beyond words for your friendship during this difficult time.

Thanks again,

Michelle, Hank, and Indiya Williams


Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Upcoming Events

  • Fall Concert
    • Saturday, Oct 13, 7pm
    • Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm


Assignments

Please see concert materials and assignments for each orchestra below:

Middle School

Concert Program:
Faure Pavane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ogPNEDpotY

Brahms Hungarian Dance no.5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzo3atXtm54

Meyer Yumeweeus https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=yumiweeus&suggested=top-titles

Hopkins Downtown Funk https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=downtown+funk&suggested=department-filter&pageview=list-view&departments=Orchestra

Assignment:
1. Know  your parts, playing test date will be announced shortly.
2. Listen to recordings of these pieces  on J.W. Pepper or Youtube

High School

Concert Program

Day Parkland
Tchaikovsky Serenade 1,2
Barber  Adagio (seniors only)

Know your parts,playing test date will be announced shortly.
Listen to various recordings of Serenade  including: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHtojYUEVz8&t=25s

Full Orchestra

Study parts  and write in measure numbers if they are missing (Beethoven) for Friday’s rehearsal

1. Petrushka: 1st. mov.

2. Watch and follow your part:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esD90diWZds&t=1010s

3. Beethoven 5 1st. mov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgyB12J6xk8

Thanks,
Dr. L


Become a Perennial Patron!

From Mr. Kohut:

We are severely lagging behind last year’s participation.  Below is a chart of participation by each major (as of early September).

We must meet the $600,000.00 funding goal so we do not have to trim back each departments allotment for artists.  

Fill the Gap helps to address these realities:

  • DSA is tuition free, but donation dependent.
  • Because DSA gets no extra funding for the arts beyond our mill levy allocation, financial support from all families is required.
  • Fill the Gap was started as a way to unite all DSA families in raising money for the school as a whole
  • Fill the Gap funds a wide variety of areas. While funds raised benefit every department, they also go towards academics, capital improvements, building safety/security, and technology.
  • The gap this year is $1,380 which translates to $115 per month.
  • Monthly donations are encouraged as a way to spread out this expense.
  • Families are asked to participate at a level which fits their budget.
  • Donations are 100% tax deductible
  • This campaign benefits the entire school, not just your arts major.

Thank you so much and contact me if you have any questions.

William Kohut
Principal
Denver School of the Arts
william_kohut@dpsk12.org
Please CLICK HERE to set up your monthly donation.



Violinist and Golf Champion

On Sept 12, 2018 (previously scheduled for Sept 5th, delayed then re-scheduled due to heavy rain), Ryan Sangchompuphen, Sophomore, Orchestra/Violin, won the Denver Public School Varsity Cup by 7 strokes at Kennedy Golf Course, with a round of 73 at the final DPS tournament of the season.   Ryan also claimed his 1st ever Individual Denver Varsity League medalist title and helped East High School Boys Golf claim the team title in the league too.




Make sure that your Emails are updated

It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that, starting May 15, 2017, the money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser will now go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for trips.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!


2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Concert

Saturday, Oct 13, 7pm
Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm

Fall Chamber Concert

Friday, Nov 30, 7pm

Winter Concert

Saturday, Dec 8, 7pm
Sunday, Dec 9, 3pm

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

Spring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO News and Updates 9 September 2018

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Upcoming Events

  • Fall Concert
    • Saturday, Oct 13, 7pm
    • Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm

Become a Perennial Patron!

From Mr. Kohut:

We are severely lagging behind last year’s participation.  Below is a chart of participation by each major.

We must meet the $600,000.00 funding goal so we do not have to trim back each departments allotment for artists.  If we are not over the $525,000.00 mark by Friday, September 14th I will have to reduce each department’s funding for artists for the fall semester. 

Fill the Gap helps to address these realities:

  • DSA is tuition free, but donation dependent.
  • Because DSA gets no extra funding for the arts beyond our mill levy allocation, financial support from all families is required.
  • Fill the Gap was started as a way to unite all DSA families in raising money for the school as a whole
  • Fill the Gap funds a wide variety of areas. While funds raised benefit every department, they also go towards academics, capital improvements, building safety/security, and technology.
  • The gap this year is $1,380 which translates to $115 per month.
  • Monthly donations are encouraged as a way to spread out this expense.
  • Families are asked to participate at a level which fits their budget.
  • Donations are 100% tax deductible
  • This campaign benefits the entire school, not just your arts major.

Thank you so much and contact me if you have any questions.

William Kohut
Principal
Denver School of the Arts
william_kohut@dpsk12.org
Please CLICK HERE to set up your monthly donation.


Western States Honor Orchestra Information

  • For 9-12th grade students
  • Not required, participation is voluntary

  • If you are selected to participate, you will be eligible for an excused absence

  • This will not be an organized school-sponsored trip so parents will be responsible for travel, accommodation & chaperone arrangements per WSHO requirements.

  • Entry form and fee must be completed/paid by you at:

  • Please let Terrie Tyree (tyreeworld@centurylink.net) know if you are submitting a file to gain access to the Dropbox folder.

  • Recordings must be submitted to WSHO dropbox by the end of the day on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 so he has time to review the files before he has to submit files on Friday, September 14th.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Audition Recordings and Submissions

  1. Complete and submit the online AUDITION APPLICATION prior to 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018.  You will be required to pay a $30 application fee when you submit the form.  Credit card and e-check payments will be accepted.

  2. Your high school orchestra director must request a Dropbox folder to submit your audition recording by emailing WSHOF@unco.edu.  If you are a homeschooled student, your parent/guardian may request a folder.  Students, please do not request a folder directly.

  3. Audition recordings (mp3 files only) must be submitted to your school’s Dropbox folder in the following format.

    • The audition document (mp3 file) must be labeled: LastName_FirstName_School_Instrument.mp3

    • All required audition material must be included in one file in the following order: Scales, Orchestral Excerpts, Solo Selection. Only one file including all audition requirements should be submitted per applicant.  An announcement of the student name and instrument is NOT required at the beginning of the recording.

    • Audition recordings must be recorded without accompaniment.  Recordings must also be unedited with no added “overdubs” or reverb.

    • Mp3 files must be compressed at a bitrate of no more than 256 kbps. Files larger than 20MB will not be accepted. Consider that the quality of the audition recording may reasonably affect the perception of the adjudicators.

    • Links to the required audition materials are listed in the Resources Section.

Application Deadline

The recorded audition, completed application form and audition fee must be RECEIVED  by 4:00 PM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018.  Any recordings or applications received after this date will not be eligible!

Results

  • Audition results will be posted to the WSHOF website by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 28th.

  • We regret that we are unable to provide evaluations of each student, nor are we willing to repeat the process in order to possibly reconsider a student’s audition.  All judges’ decisions are final.




Make sure that your Emails are updated

It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that, starting May 15, 2017, the money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser will now go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for trips.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAOtravel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!


2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Concert

Saturday, Oct 13, 7pm
Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm

Fall Chamber Concert

Friday, Nov 30, 7pm

Winter Concert

Saturday, Dec 8, 7pm
Sunday, Dec 9, 3pm

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

Spring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO News and Updates, 26 Aug 2018

Handbook Acknowledgement Due Today, 6p

Back-to-School Night Thursday, August 30

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

To Do Week of August 26, 2018

  • Thursday, August 30: Orchestra Back-to-School night
    • Middle School, 6:30-7:30p
    • High School 7:30-8:30p

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, September 22, 5-7p: DSA Gala Night

DSAO Handbook

The DSAO Handbook is one of the most important reference manuals for you and your orchestra student in helping to make their career a success. Please CLICK HERE to access the 2018-2019 Handbook, and email your acknowledgment (no need to electronically sign the document) to Terrie Tyree (tyreeworld@centurylink.netby tonight at 6p.


Back-to-School Night, August 30

Dear Orchestra Students and Parents;First of all, welcome to DSA to all the new families!

I have chosen Aug. 30 at 6:30-7:30 for Middle School and 7:30-8:30 for High Schoolfor the Orchestra Back to School Night. I know it’s short notice but please make every effort to have at least one parent or guardian from each family represented. I will be going over this year’s events, the handbook, course expectations, behavior,  and other aspects of the orchestra class.  There have also been some changes in the school this year that I would like to discuss at this meeting. Thank you for your flexibility. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Lasansky


Preliminary Auditions for 2018-19

Middle School requirements:

A classical solo of your choice demonstrating lyrical and technical abilities. Two scales a major scale of your choice and a melodic minor scale of your choice. Two octaves required, three octaves encouraged.

No sight reading at the audition.

High school:

We will no longer require the Western States orchestral excerpts. Instead, we will use pieces that DSAO will be playing in 2018-19.

Tchaikovsky String Serenade

Violin: 1st. mov: L-N,      Waltz m181- end,   4th mov: m108-letter E

Viola: 1st. mov:  m 218-m 235,  Waltz 5 after D to letter E,  4th mov m108 to letter C

Cello 1st. mov: m 177 to m 189  and   m.226 -m 265,  Elegy m79-m96  4th mov. letter B to m.128

Bass 1st. mov: m226 -249  and m 275- m293 Waltz m95-m103 Elegy m109-m136 4th mov. m192-m 232

Also:
A classical solo of your choice demonstrating lyrical and technical abilities. Please prepare two scales, three-octave  Db Major and three-octave c# melodic minor.
No sight reading at the audition

High School String and Full Orchestra
Music Preparation

For Full Orchestra please start studying and listening to Stravinsky’s Petrushka. Due to copyright restrictions, the parts can’t be printed. However, you can see the parts clearly on our website using a computer or tablet.

Dr. L


Become a Perennial Patron!

DSA is tuition-free, but donation dependent. Why? District funding does not cover all of DSA’s unique expenses, resulting in a funding gap of $1,380 per student. Your ongoing monthly support provides vital, predictable revenue, ensuring the strong legacy of DSA success. Join the over 500 DSA families who are already supporting DSA with a monthly gift, and become a “Perennial Patron”!
Your monthly donation continues until you make a change or cancel. Please CLICK HERE to set up your monthly donation.


Make sure that your Emails are updated

We at OFA hope that you had a wonderful summer. It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that, starting May 15, 2017, the money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser will now go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for trips.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!


2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Concert

Saturday, Oct 13, 7pm
Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm

Fall Chamber Concert

Friday, Nov 30, 7pm

Winter Concert

Saturday, Dec 8, 7pm
Sunday, Dec 9, 3pm

Spring Concert

Saturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO News and Updates, 12 Aug 2018

August Back-to-School Preparations Underway

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.
  • Please RSVP!  Many openings still available for volunteers and donations
    • Sunday, August 19, 4:00-7:00(ish)pm at the large picnic shelter at Fred Thomas Park:  Back-to-school Picnic
    • Saturday, August 25, 12:00pm-8:00(ish)pm at Marina Point picnic area at Chatfield State Park: Wombat Day
  • Please read and acknowledge student handbook either at Back-to-School Night or by Saturday August 25
  • Back-to-School Night Thursday, August 23rd
  • Fill the Gap program is in full swing!  Please contribute what you can so that DSAO can reach 100% participation.
  • Make sure that you like and share the DSAO Facebook page, especially when we have upcoming events!
  • 2018-2019 DSAO Performance Schedule
  • Please make sure that your email addresses are updated
  • Don’t forget to reload your King Soopers card; 5% goes for future trips

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, August 19, 4:00-7:00(ish)pm at the large picnic shelter at Fred Thomas Park:  Orchestra Back-to-School Picnic
  • Thursday, August 23rd, 5:30p: Back-to-School Night
  • Saturday, August 25, 12:00pm-8:00(ish)pm at Marina Point picnic area at Chatfield State Park:  Wombat!!
  • Saturday, September 22, 5-7p: DSA Gala Night

DSAO Handbook

The DSAO Handbook is one of the most important reference manuals for you and your orchestra student in helping to make their career a success. Please CLICK HERE to access the 2018-2019 Handbook, and either turn in the signed acknowledgment at the end of the handbook when attending Back-to-School Night.  Otherwise, email your acknowledgment (no need to electronically sign the document) to Terrie Tyree by Saturday, August 25.


Back to School Picnic! August 19th

Hello Orchestra Families!  We hope that you’ve had a wonderful summer!  School is starting soon and it’s time for our back to school picnic.  We are having our picnic this year at Fred Thomas Park.  We will be at the large pavilion on the north side of the park. This is an informal opportunity to meet our new families and reconnect with returning families.

In addition, just like last year, you can complete, sign, and notarize your school forms at the picnic!!  Heidi Martin and Heather Hampton have generously agreed to offer their time, talents, and legal authority to help everyone complete this important task.  They will have a table set up under the picnic shelter where they will be notarizing DPS forms.   There are forms for school trips, waivers for activities, and medical authorizations, and several require notarization which can be hard to accomplish.  Get your forms completed, turned in, and checked off your list at the picnic!  Forms will be available online and at the picnic.

 

Please sign up here to RSVP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba9a92aa5f94-back2
We will be ordering sandwiches from Jimmy John’s and are asking $5 per person to cover the cost. (please click here to pay via PayPal).  We will have vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options available, so let us know your preferences on sign up.

Back by popular demand, we will have a “make your own sundae bar”!  Coolers with dry ice will be available to keep the ice cream frozen.

For the ice cream and additional picnic items, please sign up here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba9a92aa5f94-back2 

***When RSVPing, please include the following: How many people in your party, how many will want sandwiches, and any dietary requests.  Please use the link above to pay via paypal.  Alternatively, you may bring cash or check to the picnic.*** 

We hope to see you there!

Date: 08/19/2018 (Sun.)
Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm MDT
Location: Fred Thomas Park – 2400 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80207



Wombat Day, August 25!!!

It’s hard to believe but summer has flown by and the beginning of the school year is just a couple of weeks away.  That means it’s time to prepare for the orchestra’s annual team building day – WOMBAT!!  For those of you new to the orchestra, Wombat is an annual event the orchestra holds at the beginning of the school year to allow everyone to get to know our new members and re-connect with old friends in a casual, outdoor setting.  Wombat got its name years ago — long before any of the current seniors attended DSA — from a prior conductor who loved wombats.  The name has stuck all of these years later.

Here are the Wombat details:

When?  Saturday, August 25, noon-8pm
Where?  Chatfield State Park, Marina Point Picnic Area
What?  Wombat Day!!  Food, games, paddle boarding, and fresh air
Who?  ALL DSA students and as many parent helpers & chaperones as are willing and able to attend
Cost?  $25/student, payable by cash or check to DPS

A few important additional points to keep in mind:

Chatfield State Park lies southwest of Denver, off E-470.  Here is a map to help you get to the park:  http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Chatfield/Documents/Chatfield-Direction-Map.pdf.  Once you are inside the park, follow this map to Marina Point Picnic Area:  http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Chatfield/Documents/ChatfieldAreaMap.pdf  It’s a bit hard to read, but Marina Point is the picnic area near the tip of the peninsula that juts into the lake.

Because this is a Colorado State Park, there is a fee of $8 per car per day to enter the park.  We recognize that not all families can afford to pay the entrance fee while others may not have the time to drive all the way down there to get their kiddos to the park. Therefore, as in years past, carpools will be leaving DSA promptly at 11 a.m. to take kids in need of rides to Chatfield, returning to DSA between 8:30 and 9pm. (Please note, return time to DSA is approximate, so check with your child or the driver for a more accurate arrival time.) If you are able to be a carpool driver, please click here to sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba9a92aa5f94-august5.   If you are in need of a ride, simply sign up on the sheet in the orchestra room during that first week of school.  All parents of students catching a ride to Chatfield will need to fill out, sign, and submit a permission slip or your student will not be able to ride with another parent.  Alternatively, if you can get your child to and/or from Chatfield, but don’t want to drive to the picnic area or pay the entrance fee, we will have shuttle drivers at the Plum Creek (south) entrance on Roxborough Park Rd., which is the entrance closest to the Marina Point Picnic.  Shuttle drivers will be stationed at the entrance from 11:45 to 12:15 to take kids to the picnic area; pick up at the entrance will be between 8 and 8:30pm.  All children must be met and picked up by 8:30.  And, of course, bringing your kiddo and donations all the way to the picnic area is always an option.

This year, we will be providing an afternoon snack and grilled burgers, hot dogs, and veggie options for dinner.  If you are able to contribute food or other supplies to feed the hungry teens, please sign up here:

Wombat Day Food: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba9a92aa5f94-august4

Wombat Day Equipment: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba9a92aa5f94-august6

Please note that this year we’re asking students to either bring a lunch with them to eat at the park, or eat lunch before they arrive at the park.  We will not be preparing lunch at the park for the kids because of the later start time.

We also need parent volunteers to chaperone our students at the park, prepare and lay out snacks and dinner, and supervise the activities.  If you are available and willing to cover a shift or two during the day, please sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba9a92aa5f94-august5

The seniors and juniors are in the process of organizing lots of fun activities, team-building games, and get-to-know-you interactions.  There will also be paddle-boarding and/or kayaking on Chatfield Lake, a beach where you can hang out with your friends, and team skits presented at the end of the day by each team for everyone’s enjoyment.

The cost for the park reservation fee and all of these activities is $25/student, payable to DSP by check or cash.  We’ll be collecting the fee at the back-to-school picnic on August 19, and also have waiver forms available for the paddle boarding.  Please click here for the paddle-boarding waiver form.

Terrie Tyree will be also be collecting money and forms in the forms box in the orchestra room the first week of school.

To make this day as fun for everyone as possible, please consider leaving your pet at home.  Parents, if you’d like to let your dog scamper around the park, please plan on staying at the park with your dog.  Chaperones are not responsible for caring for your pet and your student will be too busy with activities to keep an eye on Fido.  Thank you.

Wombat will be tons of fun and we’re looking forward to seeing as many orchestra members as possible at the park on August 25!!

Dr. Lasansky


Become a Perennial Patron!

DSA is tuition-free, but donation dependent. Why? District funding does not cover all of DSA’s unique expenses, resulting in a funding gap of $1,380 per student. Your ongoing monthly support provides vital, predictable revenue, ensuring the strong legacy of DSA success. Join the over 500 DSA families who are already supporting DSA with a monthly gift, and become a “Perennial Patron”!
Your monthly donation continues until you make a change or cancel. Please CLICK HERE to set up your monthly donation.

Preliminary Auditions for 2018-19

Middle School requirements:

A classical solo of your choice demonstrating lyrical and technical abilities. Two scales a major scale of your choice and a melodic minor scale of your choice. Two octaves required, three octaves encouraged.

No sight reading at the audition.

High school:

We will no longer require the Western States orchestral excerpts. Instead, we will use pieces that DSAO will be playing in 2018-19.

Tchaikovsky String Serenade

Violin: 1st. mov: L-N,      Waltz m181- end,   4th mov: m108-letter E

Viola: 1st. mov:  m 218-m 235,  Waltz 5 after D to letter E,  4th mov m108 to letter C

Cello 1st. mov: m 177 to m 189  and   m.226 -m 265,  Elegy m79-m96  4th mov. letter B to m.128

Bass 1st. mov: m226 -249  and m 275- m293 Waltz m95-m103 Elegy m109-m136 4th mov. m192-m 232

Also:
A classical solo of your choice demonstrating lyrical and technical abilities. Please prepare two scales, three-octave  Db Major and three-octave c# melodic minor.
No sight reading at the audition

High School String and Full Orchestra
Music Preparation

The High School string orchestra has been invited to play at CMEA in January 2019! We will probably perform Tchaikovsky Serenade there (all movements are now on the website). Please study Bartok Divertimento (on the website) since there’s a good chance we will be performing this as well next year.

For Full Orchestra please start studying and listening to Stravinsky’s  Petrushka. Due to copyright restrictions, the parts can’t be printed. However, you can see the parts clearly on our website using a computer or tablet.

I hope everyone is having a good summer!”

Dr. L



Back-to-School Night, August 23

Dear Orchestra Students and Parents;

I want to take this opportunity to invite and encourage all of you to come see me (and other teachers) during Back to School night. This is one of the few opportunities I have to communicate with you as a group in order to explain certain things about the program.  It’s also a chance for you to ask questions you might have.  I would be very grateful if you could make an effort to attend!

Thanks,
Dr. Lasansky

DSA Back-to-School Night

Please put August 23rd on your calendar for DSA’s Back to School Night.



DSAO Awarded the American Prize

The Denver School of the Arts Symphony in Denver CO, Enrique Lasansky, conductor is the 2017-18 winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the public magnet school division. The Denver School of the Arts Symphony was selected from applications reviewed recently from all across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, competitions unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings. The American Prize has attracted hundreds of qualified contestants from all fifty states since its founding, has awarded more than $50,000 in prizes in all categories since 2010, and is presented annually in many areas of the performing arts.

Link to official announcement: http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2018/07/winning-ensembles-orchestras-2017-18.html

DYAO Award
The American Prize in Orchestral Performance, 2017-18—youth orchestra division

The American Prize winner:
Denver Young Artists Orchestra
Denver CO
Wes Kenney, conductor



Make sure that your Emails are updated

We at OFA hope that you had a wonderful summer. It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that, starting May 15, 2017, the money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser will now go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for trips.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!


2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Concert

Saturday, Oct 13, 7pm
Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm

Fall Chamber Concert

Friday, Nov 30, 7pm

Winter Concert

Saturday, Dec 8, 7pm
Sunday, Dec 9, 3pm

Spring Concert

Saturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO News and Updates, Week of May 13, 2018

Orchestra Banquet on Friday

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

To Do Week of May 13

  • Fri. May 18, 6p: Annual Orchestra Banquet

Upcoming Events

  •  Wed., May 23rd, 6p at Dazzle Jazz Club: Tony Golden Senior Recital


DSAO End of Year Celebration Coming Up!

We are in need of parent or student photos from orchestra concerts, trips, rehearsals, etc. for the slideshow at the banquet. They need to be in .jpg form and can be sent or shared via email, dropbox, or google photos to hannahlindberger@gmail.com. 

Hi Everyone! We’ve had such a busy and successful year in orchestra, and it’s time to gather together and celebrate all of our accomplishments, recap the year that was, and bid a fond adieu to our departing seniors.  (Sniff!!)  Here are the details for our annual end-of-the-school-year banquet:

What?  Annual Orchestra Banquet
When?  Friday, May 18, 6:00pm-9:00pm (or thereabouts)
Where? DSA Commons
Who?  Everyone!  All orchestra members and their families are encouraged to attend!

We are asking for a bit of help to make this fun event a success, and there are still a couple of places open for volunteering.  Please CLICK HERE to:

  • Help with set-up
  • Help with clean-up
  • Bring some soda, juice, or giant water/lemonade container
  • Bring a dessert to share

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the banquet!

Alenka Han & Hannah Lindberg


Save the Dates!
Next Month, and Next Year!

With the school year winding down and preparations for next year already underway, please save the following dates for upcoming orchestra events:

Friday, May 18, 6:00-9:00pm in the DSA Commons:  End of the School Year Banquet!

Sunday, August 19, 4:00-7:00(ish)pm at the large picnic shelter at Fred Thomas Park:  Orchestra Back-to-School Picnic

Saturday, August 25, 11:00am-7:00(ish)pm at Marina Point picnic area at Chatfield State Park:  Wombat!!



Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

We are continuing to accept donations of concert attire for the DSAO orchestra closet.

Has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire that you have purchased?  Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet. Donate them to the DSAO orchestra closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room, and so please send those outgrown suits, tuxedos, shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, shoes (anything really) in.  We started our orchestra concert closet so that we could store outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family prior to each concert for outfitting their growing musician.)

Questions or requests contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

It is always important to remember that, when you shop at King Soopers you are also able to help the orchestra with ongoing expenses, even as our trips have come and gone for this year (Congratulations again to Dr L, staff, chaperones and especially the students!)

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for trips.  King Soopers sends DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!

DSAO News and Updates Week of May 6, 2018

Senior Recital Monday!

Orchestra Concert Sat and Sun!

New Student Reception Saturday!

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.
  •  Annual Orchestra Banquet details below!
    • Please RSVP and turn in payment by this Friday, May 11
  • Please join us on Saturday, May 12 from 5:30-6:30 for a pre-concert welcome reception to greet our new families and students!  We’d love to have as many current DSAO families and students in attendance as possible to warmly welcome our new members.  Please sign-up here (CLICK HERE) to bring an item to share at the reception.
  • Pass the word!  DSAO Signs of Life on Colorado Public Radio May 11 and 12
    • The first movement of Signs of Life airs on Colorado Spotlight Friday 11 May (about 10:20a & 6:20p).
    • The whole piece airs on Weekend Spotlight on Saturday 12 May (about 5:35p) and Sunday 13 May (about 12:35p).
    • CLICK HERE for the full recording.
  •  Save the dates to end this year, and begin next year
  • Don’t forget to reload your King Soopers card; 5% goes for future trips

To Do Week of May 6

  •  Monday, May 7, 7pHannah Lindberg Senior Recital
  • Sat. May 12, 7p: Spring Orchestra Concert
    • 5:30p-6:30p: New Student Reception (CLICK HERE to sign up)
  • Sun. May 13, 3p: Spring Orchestra Concert

Upcoming Events

  • Fri. May 18, 6p: Annual Orchestra Banquet
  •  Wed., May 23rd, 6p at Dazzle Jazz Club: Tony Golden Senior Recital


Concessions

Please bring the following items by grade for concessions at these concerts:

6: water, juice or sodas
7: chips and fruit (pre-packaged apple slices are great!)
8: cookies/pastries (preferably pre-packaged)
9: candy/candy bars
10: water, juice or sodas
11: cookies/pastries (preferably pre-packaged)

Seniors are exempt from donations requirements unless you wish to contribute.


Hannah Lindberg Senior Recital

Monday, May 7, 7p, Concert Hall


DSAO End of Year Celebration Coming Up!

We are in need of parent or student photos from orchestra concerts, trips, rehearsals, etc. for the slideshow at the banquet. They need to be in .jpg form and can be sent or shared via email, dropbox, or google photos to hannahlindberger@gmail.com. 

Hi Everyone!  It’s hard to believe but the school year will be winding down to a close in just four short weeks.  Whew!  We’ve had such a busy and successful year in orchestra, and it’s time to gather together and celebrate all of our accomplishments, recap the year that was, and bid a fond adieu to our departing seniors.  (Sniff!!)  Here are the details for our annual end-of-the-school-year banquet:

What?  Annual Orchestra Banquet
When?  Friday, May 18, 6:00pm-9:00pm (or thereabouts)
Where? DSA Commons
Who?  Everyone!  All orchestra members and their families are encouraged to attend!
How much?  $15/student or child; $20/adult
To whom payable?  DPS

Dr. L’s favorite Chinese restaurant, Yu Hong, will be catering the event.  Please RSVP here (CLICK HERE) so we know how many are coming.  Please send your checks to Terrie to help cover the catering and decorating costs.  You can just put a check in an envelope, with your child’s name on the outside, in Terrie’s forms box in the orchestra room.

We are also asking for a bit of help to make this fun event a success.  Please CLICK HERE to:

  • Help with set-up
  • Help with clean-up
  • Bring some soda, juice, or giant water/lemonade container
  • Bring a dessert to share

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the banquet!

Alenka Han & Hannah Lindberg


Save the Dates!
Next Month, and Next Year!

With the school year winding down and preparations for next year already underway, please save the following dates for upcoming orchestra events:

Saturday, May 12, 5:30-6:30pm:  New Student and Family Reception.  Please join us to welcome new orchestra students and their families at a pre-concert reception.  We’d love to have as many existing orchestra students and families as possible to make our new members feel welcome.

Friday, May 18, 6:00-9:00pm in the DSA Commons:  End of the School Year Banquet!

Sunday, August 19, 4:00-7:00(ish)pm at the large picnic shelter at Fred Thomas Park:  Orchestra Back-to-School Picnic

Saturday, August 25, 11:00am-7:00(ish)pm at Marina Point picnic area at Chatfield State Park:  Wombat!!



Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

We are continuing to accept donations of concert attire for the DSAO orchestra closet.

Has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire that you have purchased?  Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet. Donate them to the DSAO orchestra closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room, and so please send those outgrown suits, tuxedos, shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, shoes (anything really) in.  We started our orchestra concert closet so that we could store outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family prior to each concert for outfitting their growing musician.)

Questions or requests contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

It is always important to remember that, when you shop at King Soopers you are also able to help the orchestra with ongoing expenses, even as our trips have come and gone for this year (Congratulations again to Dr L, staff, chaperones and especially the students!)

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for trips.  King Soopers sends DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!