DSAO Newsletter Week of October 28, 2018

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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.

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.

​​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.  


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!

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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