Week of January 18, 2015


To-Do: Week of Jan 18

  • Donations and volunteers still needed this weekCLICK HERE to sign up for a donation or a volunteer timeslot.  Thank you all for your contributions!
  • Tuesday, January 20th, 4:30p-6p: Volunteers and donations for new student auditions
  • vn91Classical_BassC_600.jpgThursday, Jan. 22, 7p: CMEA Concert, DSA Concert Hall
  • Saturday, January 24th,9a-12p and 12:40p-3:30p: Volunteers and donations for new student auditions

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, Jan. 30, 2:35p: DSAO High School Students – Charter bus leaves to take all high school students and chaperones to the Broadmoor Hotel.
  • vn91Classical_BassC_600.jpgSaturday, Jan. 31, 12-12:45p: DSAO Chamber Orchestra at CMEA Main Ballroom
  • vn91Classical_BassC_600.jpgWednesday, Feb. 4:  High school students perform with UNC Greeley Orchestra  (charter bus leaves DSA at 2p)
  • vn91Classical_BassC_600.jpgFeb. 12-14: Colorado All-State Orchestra, Fort Collins
  • Wednesday, Feb. 18, 9am – 10am: Merling Trio Master Class
  • vn91Classical_BassC_600.jpgFriday, Feb. 20, 7p: Moscow Quartet, DSA Concert Hall


CMEA Preview Concert
Jan 22, 7p

DSA Concert Hall
FREE EVENT – Students required, families encouraged!

The annual Colorado Music Educators Association gathering in Colorado Springs has once again invited DSA music groups to participate in the concert portion of their conference. This performance is a preview of the concerts that will be performed the following weekend.  Among others, attendees will be able to hear Liam Ramsey-White’s  original piece, featuring solo work by Scott Chiu, Clarinetist.  The Chamber Orchestra will also be performing pieces by Bartok and Mozart.

There will be classical offerings from the Piano students and Guitar ensembles playing classical and jazz pieces.  Allegro Voce, our 8th and 9th grade mixed choir, will perform works from many cultures and languages. A mixed evening of music for your enjoyment.


Colorado All-State Orchestra
Student Reimbursements Needed

DSA has made the payment for all All-State students, and so students selected for All-State must pay DSA $55.00 each for reimbursement.  Please put payments in the “forms” bin in the orchestra room and or give it to either Terrie Tyree or Tracy Holt in the main office.


Request for Volunteers and Donations
New Student Auditions

Tuesday, January 20th 4:30pm – 6pm
Saturday, January 24th 9am – 12pm and 12:40 – 3:30pm

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


CYS Annual Competition

The Colorado Young Sinfonia, directed by Basil Vendryes, announces a concerto competition:

March 11th, 2015

Winner(s) to be awarded $500/$250 AND will perform with the Colorado Young Sinfonia in April 2015.

Competition will be in two Categories:

  • Junior Division: Students up to age 14 (all instruments)
  • Senior Division: Students up to age 21(all instruments/voice)
Repertoire should be chosen from works for string orchestra, or chamber orchestra with a small wind complement.  Repertoire choice MUST be approved by CYS.

Entries must be postmarked by March 1st, 2015.  Application Fee is $35.00.

Contestants will be expected to perform the entire concerto with CYS.  All auditions must be performed with piano accompaniment (not provided).  For more information and application forms, please contact CYS Director Basil Vendryes  bvendryes@msn.com  (720)371-4145

Basil C. Vendryes
Principal Viola, Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Faculty, Lamont School of Music, University of Denver
Director, Colorado Young Sinfonia
Faculty, Castleman Quartet Program
Faculty, Green Valley Music Festival


Master Mentor/Visiting Artist Program

Your orchestra is so grateful to the 50% of families who have been able to make this commitment thus far.  If you have not given your $300 contribution yet please do so as soon as possible.

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.

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

ede9f649-c2be-4243-ac18-a4194b2e934b.jpg Buy groceries, support DSAO

Make sure you purchase a reloadable King Soopers card!  It’s simple, you buy groceries with the card and the orchestra gets 5% back. You can reload it time and time again to keep giving to DSAO.  Please email Carol Fennell for information about purchasing a card.  If you have already purchased a card, don’t forget to reload.  Every time you do, it benefits DSAO!


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.


Click here to view advertising brochure. Please note a change in contact information: Please put “Advertising”  in the subject line and contact dsaorchestra1@gmail.com.  This is also a good way to put a personal message of congratulations for your student, to be displayed in the program.

Volunteer with the OFA!

Thanks so much to all who have signed up to volunteer with OFA.  Parent support and fundraising are critical to our program. The OFA Executive Team is seeking parents who can assist in particular with advertising layout or with contacting businesses to inform them about advertising opportunities in our programs.  Please contact Jeff Volkert by email or phone: 303-881-9327.

There is still a position open for historian as well.  Please visit BringIt to sign up for this opportunity.