Week of November 22, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you to Dr. L, to the OFA,
to the parents and especially
to the students for your passion and work!

To-Do:  Week of November 22, 2015

 

Upcoming (See performance schedule below or on website)

  •  Tues, Dec. 1: Mahler Assignment due
  •   Wed, Dec. 2, 2:35p-5:30p: Middle School Special Concert
    • Band, orchestra and El Sistema
    • Students are required to participate
    • Parent volunteers requested to provide snacks for students
    • Students will  need to be ready for a 2:45-4:00 rehearsal followed by snacks.
    • The concert will take place 4:30-5:30. Parents are welcome to attend
  •  Wed, Dec. 2, 6-7p: DSAO Pre-Audition Meeting
  •  Thurs, Dec. 3, 12:15-3p: High School Chamber Orchestra CPR Performance
  •  Fri, Dec 4: Deadline for Silent Auction items
  •  Fri, Dec 4, 8-3: High School Orchestra performances at high schools
  • Sat, Dec 5: 9a-noon, West High SchoolCitywide Intermediate Sectional Rehearsal
  •  Winter Concerts: Please help us get the word out so we can fill the concert hall!
    • Sat, Dec. 12, 3p
    • Sun, Dec. 13, 3p
  •  Mon, Dec 15-Sat, Dec 20: Midwest Clinic (CLICK HERE for live viewing instructions)
  • Fri, Jan 8, 10a-4:30pCitywide Rehearsal
  • Sat, Jan 9, 9a-2p, West High SchoolCitywide Rehearsal
  • Sat, Jan 9: 3p, West High SchoolCitywide Performance

Congratulations to Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Participants

  1st Violin
Julie Minn
Ethan Scheve
Sandy Battulga
Izzy Oss
Kai Padilla-Smith
Kendra Jackson

2nd Violin
Oliver Costello
Ryan Sangchompuphen
Katie Hagevik
Emily Sheve
Myles Smirnow
Alicia Yang

Viola
Clair Osmun
Claire Harris
Josh Felser
Kayden Gosselin
Kate Arnold

Cello
Dylan Tyree
Quinn Osmun
Katie Delson
Margo Klanjsek
Georgia Galardi-Pittard

Orchestra Fundraiser
Wednesday, November 25th from noon to 3PM!

$10/hour

Play for 1 – 3 hours

Blaster included (but you can upgrade for a small fee)

Ages 5 and up

YOU MUST WEAR SOCKS!

Please tell them you are there for the Denver School of the Arts Fundraiser.

Find out more info at:

http://www.dartwarz.com/content/centennial-co

Fill out your waiver ahead of time! At the bottom, right hand side is an orange button labeled ‘Waiver”. Check in will be faster and easier!

Location: 8150 S. University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80122

Check in at 11:40 if you want to play at 12. You need to check in and pay, then there is a 15 briefing (this does not count towards your paid play time). Play starts every 5 minutes.

 

First Annual Winter Silent Auction

December 12th

During the orchestra concert

We need your donations by December 4th! 

Be creative!  Do you tutor? Speak a foreign language?  Give a lesson on an instrument?  Have a condo that you might share for a weekend?  Wonderful!

Please note that you need only bring in ITEMS that match the themes.  The students will then assemble the items into baskets once they are collected.

Please fill out the application form (CLICK HERE or HERE) when you bring in your items.

Thank you for your support for our amazing students!!

The themes below are flexible, so if you have an idea different than your grade, go for it!

Please email carolfennellart@gmail.com if you have questions.

6th grade- Movie/Cinema
7th grade- It’s a date/ Parents night out
8th grade- Travel/International
9th grade- Handmade/Creative
10th grade- Staying In
11th grade- Outdoor Adventure/Sports
12th grade- I love being Pampered

*We are also in need of baskets, so if you have any gathering dust, let me know!
 

Citywide Orchestras Rehearsal Schedule

 

DPS City Wide Orchestra rehearsals and concerts are fast approaching.

Info and music parts are available on the Citywide website (http://dps-citywideorchestras.wikispaces.com/ ) under the “Practice Tools” section.
Intermediate Honor Orchestra 

“Overture” to __Royal Fireworks Music__ George Frideric Handel/Arr. Richard Meyer, 2014 
“Intermezzo” from __Carmen__ Georges Bizet/Arr. Richard Meyer 2013
“Cumberland Cross” Carl Strommen 2015
“Ancient Echoes of Time” Douglas E. Wagner 2015 
“Freedom Finale” Arr. Michael Story 2012

Advanced Honor Orchestra

Berceuse and Finale from the Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsk
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 by Edvard Grieg 
Second Symphony (Fourth Movement) by Jean Sibelius

Combined Finale

 

The Pink Panther by Mancini/arranged by John Caponegro

 
Intermediate sectional rehearsal: Sat, Dec 5, 9a-noon, West High School
Rehearsal: Fri, Jan 8, 10a-4:30p, West High School
Rehearsal: Sat, Jan 9, 9a-2p, West High School
Performance: Sat, Jan 9, 3p, West High School

 
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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.

 

Assignments

Advanced Orchestra Mahler Examination:

Study the score of the Mahler Adagietto. In addition become familiar with the history of the music. What did Mahler say about this movement?

Listen to the piece many times. Which version do you prefer?  Why? Become familiar with Mahler’s use of harmony. We will go over the harmony and structure in class. Your major assignment for the first quarter  is to make a tone map  of the Adagietto. If you are not familiar with tone maps, please look this up. This assignment will be due 12/1/15.

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.

 

Volunteer Positions

SLOTS STILL OPEN!

Please visit this page to see if you can help with some of our open positions. It really does take a village, so let’s share the responsibility and help our kids!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba9a92aa5f94-20152016

VISITATION DAYS 2015
Please sign up here to help with Visitation Days for prospective students!
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054BA9A92AA5F94-visitation

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

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!WARM UP TO WINTER WITH US!
Orchestra Concerts
December 12, 2015 3:00 PM
December 13, 2015 3:00 PM
MIDWINTER’S MUSIC
Orchestra Concerts
February 26, 2016 7:00 P
February 27, 2016 3:00 PM

 

SPRING INTO THE SEASON WITH DSAO!
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

Coming up in November, CCP and DSA perform!