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

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  •  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


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!