Summer News July 26, 2015

Save the Date!

  • Tuesday, August 18, 5-9p: DSAO Picnic!
  •  Wednesday, Sept. 16: High School Western State Auditions Due (Click Here)

Upcoming Events

  • Please click here for the 2015-2016 schedule.  As events get closer they will be displayed in this section.

Back-to-School Picnic/Potluck

The Back-to-school picnic will be at 5:00 pm-9:00 pm on Tuesday August 18th at Stapleton Central Park picnic area (the same area as last year).

Please RSVP at this link (Click here) and also sign up at that link to assist with potluck or other items.  This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with old friends and to introduce new students to our community.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

For those of you who want to get started with next fall’s seating auditions.

High School: Western States audition music

Middle School:

  1. A classical solo of your choice (must demonstrate technical and lyrical playing)
  2. Two or three octave A major and c minor scale.
  3. Sight- reading

I hope everyone is having a great summer!


Dr. Lasansky

Websites for Next Year’s
National Competitions

Please visit these websites and become more acquainted with the competitions that our students have successfully qualified for next year.  Congratulations again to our young musicians for your hard work!

  • High School: Midwest Clinic – Chicago, Illinois • Dec. 15-19, 2015 (Click Here)
  • Middle School: ASTA National Orchestra Festival – Tampa Bay, Florida • March 3-5, 2016 (Click Here)

YoungArts Foundation Application

The National YoungArts Foundation (formerly the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, or NFAA) would like to offer our most talented art students the opportunity of a lifetime. From April 21, 2015 through October 16, 2015, YoungArts will be accepting applications for its 2016 Program.

For more information and application instructions, please Click here

Openings for 2015-2016 OFA Volunteers!

Thanks so much to all who volunteered in whatever capacity last year with OFA.  As you know so well, parent support and fundraising are critical to our program. Please visit BringIt to sign up for open positions for 2015-2016, or reply to this email indicating your particular skills and interests.

No contribution is too small.  Every minute of volunteer time is valuable and appreciated.

2015-2016 Schedule

10/2/15         7PM            ORCHESTRA CONCERTS
10/3/15         3PM            ORCHESTRA CONCERTS
10/30/15       7PM            MOSCOW QUARTET
11/5/15 – 11/7/15             WESTERN STATES HONOR ORCHESTRA (HIGH SCHOOL)
11/20/15       7PM            CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS #1
11/21/15       3PM            CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS #2
12/12/15       3PM            ORCHESTRA CONCERTS
12/13/15       3PM            ORCHESTRA CONCERTS
12/15/15 – 12/20/15          MIDWEST CLINIC – CHICAGO (HIGH SCHOOL)
1/29/16         7PM            MOSCOW QUARTET
2/11/16 – 2/13/16             COLORADO ALLSTATE ORCHESTRA (HIGH SCHOOL)
2/26/16         7PM            ORCHESTRA CONCERTS
2/27/16         3PM            ORCHESTRA CONCERTS
3/11/16         7PM            TALENT SHOW
3/12/16         3PM            TALENT SHOW
3/24/16 – 4/5/16               EUROPE TRIP – HIGH SCHOOL (SPRING BREAK + FEW DAYS)
5/6/16           7PM            CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT #1
5/7/16           3PM            CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT #2
5/14/16         7PM            ORCHESTRA CONCERTS
5/15/16         3PM            ORCHESTRA CONCERTS