Week of November 20, 2016

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To Do – Week of November 20

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

Upcoming Events

  • Thurs Dec 8, 10:30a, U C  Anschutz Medical Center: High School Concert for patients and staff
  • Sat Dec. 10, 7:00 PM, Concert Hall: Orchestra Concert
    • CLICK HERE to purchase tickets as the date approaches.
    • 6:15p: Students should be present, in concert attire and tuning.  Please see handbook for information.
    • Thank you to all who have signed up as volunteer concession managers. If interested in volunteering for subsequent concerts, please CLICK HERE to sign up.
  • Sun Dec. 11, 3:00 PM, Concert Hall: Orchestra Concert
    • CLICK HERE to purchase tickets as the date approaches.
    • 2:15p: Students should be present, in concert attire and tuning.  Please see handbook for information.
    • Thank you to all who have signed up as volunteer concession managers. If interested in volunteering for subsequent concerts, please CLICK HERE to sign up.
Please review concert attire requirements:

Boys

  • Black tuxedo
  • White dress shirt – clean and pressed!
  • Black socks and black dress shoes
  • Black cummerbund or black tuxedo vest
  • Suspenders are permitted, but must be either black or white
  • Black bow tie
Girls
  • Plain, black, Discrete length black skirt or black dress slacks
  • Plain black top.
  • Plain black or neutral hosiery
  • Black dress shoes (No open-toed shoes or sandals)
  •  No plunging necklines, rising slits, low-cut backs, or displays of midriff. Dress and skirt slits must not exceed six inches in length. Wear a slip if the outfit requires it.


Accepting Donations Now Through November 30!

Second Annual Winter Orchestra Silent Auction 

Saturday, December 10th

before and during the concert intermission

Accepting donations for the winter silent auction NOW through November 30. Drop off items in Dr L’s office.

CLICK HERE to access the letter for business donations.

CLICK HERE for form that accompanies your donation.

THANK YOU for supporting DSA orchestra.

Do you have a special talent?  Does everyone rave about your homemade cheesecake?  Do you have memorabilia stuffed in a box in some closet collecting dust?  Do you own a condo that you could share for a weekend, or drive Uber, make art or tutor?

Consider donating your items, time (adults or students) and talent for our Winter Silent Auction. A few ideas might be…..cookie baking and decorating with kids, jewelry making workshop, cooking a meal, cooking lesson, jewelry handmade or jewelry no longer needed, artwork, sports memorabilia, babysitting, massage, give a lesson or mentor a student. Ask the concert hall, restaurant you frequent or the coffee shop you swing by each morning to donate a little something for our kids.   Items can be purchased, found or donated in the themes below (suggestions only) and will be put into baskets for the auction.

*We are asking that each family donate to our Orchestra Silent Auction.

Basket Themes by grades (You do NOT have to stick to these themes; these are to generate ideas!)

6th grade- Food/Restaurant- Fast food, slow food, cooking, gift certificates

7th grade- Movie night/ shopping

8th grade- Lottery

9th grade- Fitness, outdoor, indoor, spa

10th grade- It’s a wrap (holiday items, wrapping supplies, gift ideas)

11th grade- Travel

12th grade- Gardening

*All proceeds go directly back to the orchestra department to fund the Master Mentor program.

*We are also looking for any baskets or bags that you are no longer using!  ContactCarolfennellart@gmail.com for info.

High School Orchestra Events Coming Up!

From Dr: Lasansky:

1. DSA High School Orchestra has been invited to play a concert for patients and staff  at U C  Anschutz Medical Center  12/8/16 at 10:30 am.  We will have lunch at Stapleton after the concert. We need three chaperones to accompany us.

2. DSA High School Orchestra has also been selected  to play at the National Association of School Board Members (NASBM) at the Denver Convention Center on March 25-26. The exact time of the concert will be known in the next few weeks. Please check to see if you have any vacation plans or conflicts  during this period and let me know asap: enrique_lasansky@dpsk12.org.  This concert will be  required of all high school students in order for the event to be successful.

For information on the conference please go to: https://www.nsba.org/conferencehttps://www.nsba.org/conference

Thanks,
Dr. L


Homework Assignments

Please visit http://www.dsaorchestra.org for full assignment instructions.  Hover over “Students” and click appropriate Assignments page.  Orchestral music is also found at this location.  Please note that the new password is Debussy16.

Middle School

Next Concert Repertoire:
Mozart Magic Flute Overture
Led Zeppelin Reunion
Harry Potter arr. Story
Dvorak New World Symphony mov. #4 (Monday)


High School

NEXT CONCERT
Atom Heart Club Suite # 1
Bach Harpsichord Concerto in d minor (complete)
And the Birds are Still
Bohemian Rhapsody Mia Herlinger violin solo


Master Mentor/Visiting Artist Program

As we begin the school year, we wanted to remind you about the $350 fee,  per family,  for our Master Mentors program.  This is an expectation for all DSAO families.

For all of our new members of DSAO: we use this money throughout the year  to bring in a whole team of outstanding musicians to work with DSAO students. These mentors work with individual sections, coach chamber music, and sometimes work one on one with students. This  aspect of the  DSAO program is one of the main things that set us apart from other school orchestra programs and help us achieve the excellence we are accustomed to.

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


Attention Business Owners – Friends and Family!

Welcome to the new school year! As you head back to school, please consider promoting your business (or promoting your friend’s business) in this year’s DSAO concert programs. (CLICK HERE for brochure). Advertising money helps fund the orchestra program, and has the added bonus of helping our families and friends promote their businesses!

Ad Submittals: It’s incredibly easy to submit advertising artwork/logos/business cards via email to Mark Herlinger, our advertising and program graphic designer. If you need assistance designing your advertisement, Mark will help you with that too! For questions about graphic guidelines to submit advertisements, please contact markherlinger@gmail.com.

Payment: Via check – Once payment is received (please turn in checks to Tracy Holt, DSA Arts Secretary in the Front Office) the advertisement will be placed in the program which is printed for all major orchestra concerts throughout the year.

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! No hidden costs!  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, or pick up a card at the next concert’s concession table .

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.

Call for Volunteers

We are still in need of volunteers to help out with important fundraising tasks.  These positions do not require a significant amount of time, but every extra hand is critical.

Please go to this link to help out!
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba9a92aa5f94-201620171

Student Volunteer Opportunities with El Sistema

From the website: “Almost 40 years ago, Dr. José Antonio Abreu gathered 11 children in a parking garage in Carácas, Venezuela, to play music—and El Sistema was born. The El Sistema model, using ensemble music to transform the lives of at-risk youth and communities, has now become a world-wide phenomenon.”
Regular El Sistema after school programming will meet at the following times and locations beginning this Tuesday, September 6th.  This provides a wonderful opportunity for orchestra students and parents alike to help spread the love and learning of music through volunteer time.   Parents or students interested in volunteering can contact El Sistema at volunteer@elsistemacolorado.org.

Garden Place Academy:
M-W 3:30-5:30, Th 1-3

Swansea Elementary School:
M-Th 3-4:30

Bruce Randolph Middle/High:
M-Th 2:30-5:30

DSAO  SCHEDULE 2016/17

Saturday 12/10  Orchestra Concert  7:00 PM Concert Hall
Sunday 12/11 Orchestra Concert 3:00 PM Concert Hall

Saturday 1/21  Full Orchestra Concert 7:00pm Concert Hall
Sunday 1/22   Full Orchestra Concert 3:00pm Concert Hall

Friday March 3 7p  L’Histoire du Soldat Concert Hall
Saturday March 4 3p and 7p   L’Histoire du Soldat  Concert Hall

Friday 3/10 Orchestra  Concert 7:00 PM Concert Hall
Saturday  3/11 Orchestra Concert 3:00 PM Concert Hall

Friday 4/28    Chamber Concert 7:00 PM  Concert Hall

Friday  5/12     Disney/Pops Orchestra  Concert 7:00 PM  Concert Hall
Sat.     5/13   Disney/Pops Orchestra Concert  7:00 PM  Concert Hall
Sunday 5/14   Disney/Pops Orchestra Concert  3:00 PM  Concert Hall

Complete Forms for off-campus activities

 Please note the Power of Attorney and Consent for Emergency Care forms, and a copy of the medical insurance card must be completed and turned in for each student any off-campus overnight trip/event, even those events where parents are in attendance.  The Power of Attorney form requires both parents to sign and is required to be notarized. You may find a notary at your local bank, or you may contact either Tracy Holt in the main office or Linda Vliet in the counseling office and ask if they can notarize for you.  Both parents must be present to sign if not already completed. Please date both forms for the entire school year so you only have to do this once.  Otherwise you have to complete both for all trips/events.  These forms are available on the DSAO website  (Click Here).  Please print, complete, have notarized and drop off in the orchestra forms box in the orchestra room.

For students who have medical conditions or who take medications (including over the counter medications), you need to contact the school nurse for the current school year forms for the trip (Please see forms link on website for these forms).  

Thank you!