Week of January 10, 2016


  • Juries: This year all students except Seniors will be required to play juries. The jury will consist of two scales (same requirements as DSA auditions-see website under:apply) and one movement of a major solo piece.
  • Seniors are required to present a senior recital. See Dr. Lasansky if you have questions.

To-Do:  Week of January 10, 2016

  • Sat, Jan 16, 7a-2p: New Student Auditions.  We need greeters and snacks (CLICK HERE)!

Upcoming (See performance schedule below or on website)

  • Thurs, Jan 21: Chair tests
    • Middle School:Perseus
    • High School; Prokofiev Violin Concerto 2 (1st.mov) Dvorak Serenade mov.2 and and Bruch  Violin Concerto 4 before D until Tempo Primo after E
  • Fri, Jan 29, 7p: Moscow Quartet
  • Thurs, Feb 11-Sat, Feb 13: Colorado All-State Orchestra
  • Fri, Feb 26, 7p: Orchestra Concert
  • Sat, Feb 27, 3p: Orchestra Concert
  • Wed, Mar 2-Sun, Mar 6: ASTA National Orchestra Festival

Request for Volunteers and Donations
New Student Auditions

Saturday, January 16th  7am-2pm

CLICK HERE to sign up for a donation or a volunteer timeslot.

Thank you so much to the families who have already volunteered or will be providing donations.  More are needed for this week.

January at DSA signifies audition time for students who would like to attend DSA.  We have a great opportunity for students and parents to help out!

We would like to provide “support staff” in the form of parents and students who can spend time manning the audition tables and welcoming our DSA hopefuls.

These tables include the audition sign-in sheet and a courtesy snack table to offer parents or students waiting for auditions.

This is a great opportunity to show our DSAO hospitality, greet our prospective students and their parents, and provide a relaxing space during the big auditions.

LOCATION: DSA-Orchestra Room Hall

ASTA National Orchestra Festival
Tampa Bay Florida
March 2nd – 6th 2016

We are extremely excited that our kids earned the privilege to participate in this prestigious competition. Between competition, conference sessions and fun activities (hint: BEACH!), this is guaranteed to be an amazing and rare experience for our young Sinfonia, and we need every one of our students to participate! As a quick calendar reference, we will leave Denver on March 2, 2016 at 6:10 p.m. and return to Denver on March 6, 2016 at 11:10 a.m. Additional itinerary information will be sent out once finalized, 

Master Mentor/Visiting Artist Program

If you have not already set up a contribution, we wanted to remind you about the $350 fee,  per family,  for our Master Mentors program.  This is an expectation for all DSAO families.

Contributions can be made by check or through the DSA Friends Foundation at www.dsafriends.org.  If you can’t make the payment all at once, please do so in monthly installments.   Please make checks payable to DSA Friends Foundation, and put “Orchestra family contribution” or “master mentor” in the memo line.  Please give checks to Tracy Holt in the main office.

This is also a fantastic way for family and friends to support your student! Please pass along the dsafriends.org website link to those you know are interested in supporting our programs.

For further information, please visit the OFA Fundraising website.

Investing in DSAO

Advertising in the Concert Brochure

We’d love your help to secure community support for DSAO visiting artists and travel!  If you are ready to roll up your sleeves, check out our updated concert ad brochure.  Businesses or families can take out ads that appear for the entire season (4 concerts) or just once as a note of congratulations.
Please put “Advertising”  in the subject line and contact Chari Pashman at kcdawg@comcast.net.  This is also a good way to put a personal message of congratulations for your student, to be displayed in the program.

Schedule a House Party

Schedule a house party featuring DSAO musicians and ask the attendees to support  this year’s trips.  It’s a fun and easy way to introduce friends, family and community to the excellence of our program and could garner DSAO fans for years to come.

 Buy groceries, support DSAO

Make sure you purchase a reloadable King Soopers card! It’s simple to get started with a $2.50 card.  Each time you reload the card, DSAO gets 5% back! Everyone buys groceries, so it a very easy way for friends and family to contribute as well. You may email Carol Fennell for information about purchasing a card.

DSA is collecting Boxtops!

DSA receives free money for each box top turned in.  Please group the box tops in a bag or envelope, and mark them with “Orchestra” so that the funds will come to us.  The collection box is located in the main office.

Concerts for 2015-2016

2015-16 CONCERT SCHEDULE AVAILABLE NOW! This year is better than ever and we can’t wait to share our talent with you! Please visit  http://dsa.dpsk12.org/performances/ as each concert date approaches (usually at least 3 weeks ahead of concert dates). You will be able to purchase tickets online! 

Orchestra Concerts
February 26, 2016 7:00 P
February 27, 2016 3:00 PM

Chamber Music Concerts
May 6, 2016 7:00 PM
May 7, 2016 3:00 PM

Orchestra Concerts
May 14, 2016 7:00 PM
May 15, 2016 3:00 PM

Colorado Chamber Players

Shostakovich Year One