DSAO News and Updates Week of April 22, 2018

Chamber Concert This Friday!

Students required to attend

Summary Headlines – Please Read

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  •  Students going to CPR will leave DSA on Tuesday at 11:15a
    •  If students are driving, please contact Terrie so that she will sending out parent driver permission forms.
  •  Spring Chamber Concert Friday, April 27, 7p
    • Students are required to attend
    • Concession information is below
  •  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
  • Senior Recitals have begun with gusto!  Congrats to Aana Rase and Mia Herlinger.

To Do Week of April 22

  • Fri. Apr 27, 7p: Spring Chamber Concert

Upcoming Events

  • Sat. May 12, 7p: Spring Orchestra Concert
  • Sun. May 13, 3p: Spring Orchestra Concert

Senior Recitals

Alicia Rey-Miller and Josh McClendon – April 30, 7p

Hannah Lindberg – May 7, 7p

Tony Golden – May 23rd, 6p at Dazzle Jazz Club

Chamber Concert Friday

7p, Concert Hall

All DSAO students required to attend.

Come celebrate the hard work of our chamber ensembles, so important to the growth of our students into mature, confident, leading and listening musicians.


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.

Senior Recitals Underway 

Aana Rase, Senior Recital. Leslie Wilburn and Kai Padilla-Smith at piano. 

Mia Herlinger, Senior Recital.

From the DSA newsletter:

Aana Rase gave her senior recital on April 6 and Mia Herlinger presented hers on April 15. Both concerts were amazing productions. Aana shared her love of slam poetry and German dancing, in addition to performing numerous viola solos and a spectacular Shostakovich quartet. She was accompanied by Leslie Wilburn on piano, Landon Fennell and Kai Padilla-Smith on violin, and Dylan Tyree on cello.  Mia opened her show by performing on electric violin with her bands, The Rocky Mountain Turn-Arounds (bluegrass) and Nordic Daughter (rock). She then performed a wide variety of solo pieces, including works by Vivaldi, Queen, the Beatles, and Bach. Backing up Mia for her solo performance were Landon Fennell and Kai Padilla-Smith on violin, Aana Rase and Alicia Rey-Miller on viola, Dylan Tyree and Mia’s little brother, Ben Herlinger, on cello, and D’Marco Martinez on bass guitar, as well two members of Nordic Daughter. Mia and Aana have set the bar HIGH!!  Well done to both of them!


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.

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!  Details on cost, payment, and volunteer needs forthcoming.

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!!

Congratulations to Leslie Wilburn!

Congratulations to Leslie Wilburn for winning the Denver Young Artists Orchestra Composition Competition.  The DYAO will perform Leslie’s piece, Valse Scherzando, at its final concert of the season, Transformations, on Sunday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Hall.  The concert will also feature Mahler’s glorious 5th Symphony and the winner of the concerto competition, Christina Johnson, performing Barber’s Violin Concerto.  It should be a spectacular concert.  Several members of the DSA orchestra perform with the DYAO — Lily Primus, Ethan Scheve, Anna Neznamova, Landon Fennell, and Alex Han — so come cheer on your fellow DSAers and enjoy some beautiful music.  Tickets

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!

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)