DSAO Newsletter Week of February 10, 2019

Audition Volunteers/Donations Needed Saturday

ASTA Mandatory Meeting 2/21

Please Read Important Strike Update from Dr. L

Summary Headlines – Please Read
*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.  MANDATORY ASTA ALBUQUERQUE TRIP MEETINGDr. L., the travel committee, and trip chaperones are hosting a mandatory meeting for orchestra and band parents and students on Thursday February 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the DSA Cafeteria/Commons.  We will discuss trip details including meals, activities, dress, rules, etc.  See you there!Audition Volunteers, donations and concession volunteers needed Playing test segments belowSenior Recitals begin in March!ASTA Albuquerque Trip information A copy of medical insurance card is needed as soon as possibleMedication Release Form due by Feb. 22 at noon. NO EXCEPTIONSMount Rushmore Music Festival Summer Academy Priority Deadline Feb. 15.Make sure that you like and share the DSAO Facebook page, especially when we have upcoming events!The Orchestra Closet is Open and Available!URGENT: Please Fund Our Master Mentors!  Please contribute what you can so that DSAO can reach 100% participation.    To Do Week of February 10February 16: Audition DayUpcoming EventsMarch 6-10: ASTA in AlbequerqueSenior Recitals
3/12 7pm  Frances Martin
3/14 7pm  Fin Costello & Joe Cohen
3/15 7pmAnna-Claire Schultz & Nell Rudoff
3/18 5pm Caitie Noles & D’Marco Martinez
3/18 7pm Alex Han & Mary Fox 
3/19 5:15pm  Sabrina Towne
3/21 7pm Landon Fennell
3/22 5pm  Aubrey Empson
 2018-2019 DSAO Performance Schedule



Dear DSAO families,

Negotiations between DPS and DCTA broke down again on Saturday.  DPS has announced that  teachers will go on strike tomorrow. Recently I wrote to you regarding  my intention not to participate in the strike. My only reason for this decision  was to continue rehearsing our orchestras  for our upcoming trip/competition. However, I was subsequently informed that if I reported to work during a strike, nobody could guarantee that I would be able to hold rehearsals. This is because I could be assigned to supervision duties as needed, in order to keep the building open.  

By crossing the picket line I could  be weakening the teachers’ position in the dispute without being able to continue   rehearsals. That would not be acceptable. Therefore, I have changed my previous decision and will  join the vast majority of my fellow teachers in the strike tomorrow. 

My hope is that the strike will be short and that  teachers will  be successful  in achieving much needed changes  in the compensation system. Should the strike last longer than a week, I will be in touch with you about alternate rehearsal strategies! 

Thank you for your continued support!
Dr. Lasansky
Concessions and Audition Volunteers Needed

2019 Audition Days Volunteers Needed!Hello orchestra families!  We will be needing student and parent volunteers to help with auditions on Saturday February 16th. We will need:4 High School students to help Dr. L as peer judges3 8th Grade or above student ambassadors to help with check in/warm ups1 Parent volunteerSnack donationsPlease CLICK HERE for available slots!  Thank you!Location: Orchestra Room/Hallway  2018 – 2019 Concessions & Merchandise Sales
We still need concessions volunteers for our upcoming concerts, and our March 3 concert in particular.  Please CLICK HERE to sign up.  Thank you so much!


 Playing Tests
Below are the playing test spots. Test date will be announced soon and will take place after Feb.10.
 High School
Violin I
Petrouchka: 46-56 68-72
Ellington: 46-58, 128-132
Beethoven 5: 32-56, 400-F
Mahler: 9 after 2 (6 flat key change)-9 before 3 (2 sharp key change)

Violin II
Mahler: 16 after 2 – 3
Petrushka: 54-56 & one after 68- one before 72 (top part) 
Beethoven: 400 to F 
3 Black Kings: 2 before D to 2 after E (first part) 

Violas
Beethoven Symphony No. 5: measure 143-B 1st mvt.
The Three Black Kings: B-measure 54 1st mvt.
Petrouchka: number 68-73 


Cello

Mahler Adagietto: Beginning to Reh 1, top line (everyone) 
Beethoven 5: 1st Movement: 142 – Reh. B
Petrouchka: Ms.  6-9
Rehearsal Number 2- Rehearsal Number 3

Bass

Beethoven 5, 24 before D to 7 bars after D
Petrouchka: 55 -56
 Middle School
 Violin I
La Espanola: 43-45 95-100
Palladio 11-18
Yumiweeus 132-138
Carmen: Les Toreadors 1-17
Pavane 47-56

Violin II
La Espanola 18-26 95-100
Palladio 11-18
Yumiweeus 30-37 (choose top or bottom)
Carmen Habanera 13-21 Les Toreadors 17-25
Pavane 31-34 39-42

Viola
La Espanola 19-24
Palladio 3-6 43-45
Yumiweeus 49-59 (choose top or bottom -play  solo parts)
Carmen  Aragonaise 132-139 Habanera 13-21
Pavane 44-59

Cello 

La Espanola 
Pavane 2-5 35-38 (everybody plays top part)
Yumiweeus 68-76 (choose either part) 
Carmen:Les Toreadors 17-25 77-79

Bass:
 Yumiweeus, 23  30 and   117 to mm 122
 

RUSHMORE MUSIC FESTIVAL

SUMMER ACADEMY June 29th – July 21st, 2019
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, South Dakota

Financial Aid Priority Deadline: February 15th, 2019
WHAT MAKES THE RUSHMORE MUSIC FESTIVAL UNIQUE?
Rushmore Music Festival’s Summer Academy places a strong focus on the individualized learning through a rigorous and intensive environment. Without an orchestral component, the private instruction and chamber music coachings are at the heart of growth for every musician at the Rushmore Music Festival. Every day, students have two designated hours of individual practice time and two hours of chamber music rehearsal, in order to make immense leaps in their development in just three weeks. Students attend weekly faculty concerts with additional opportunities to observe faculty rehearsals, as they prepare for their own performances and the annual Chamber Music Competition.

What sets the Rushmore Music Festival apart from other programs is the integration of supportive classes such as Music Theory & Ear Training, Public Speaking & Acting, Improvisation, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics – all with the intention of giving students a solid foundation of musical concepts, while creating well-rounded, communicative young artists.

Applications are open to intermediate-advanced students ages 12 through college, studying violin, viola, cello, piano, and composition. 

Start your online application today and resume at any time! 
 Summer Academy Highlights2 hour-long lessons per week2 hour-long chamber music coachings per weekWeekly studio/performance classesAnnual Student Chamber Music Competition & AwardsInstrumental Application Requirements:Submit a recent video recording of 2 contrasting pieces that demonstrate musical and technical abilityString students must also submit a recording of two 3-octave major scales of applicant’s choosing in half notes (quarter note = 60 BPM)Completed Online Student Application$50 Application Fee (non-refundable)Composition Academy Highlights2 hour-long lessons per weekComputer Notation/Engraving & 20th Century Techniques classesWorkshop and record your composition with RMF FacultyCollaborate with a student chamber group & premiere your compositionComposition Application Requirements:2 examples of your composition (sheet music in .pdf format + audio/video recording, midi accepted)Completed Online Student Application$50 Application Fee (non-refundable)Program Tuition & Deadlines

$2,950 for On-Campus students (includes Room & Board)

Financial Aid & Merit Scholarships available with priority given to need-based requests.

Financial Aid Priority Deadline: February 15th, 2019
Final Application Deadline: April 1st, 2019

 Student Counselors: Full-time and part-time counselor positions for students over the age of 18 are open for the 2019 Summer Academy. This is not a paid position. Benefits include full or partial cover of room and board & program tuition. A complete list of benefits and counselor responsibilities can be found on the Summer Academy application.What are our students saying about their experience at the 2018 Summer Academy?

“The most important thing I learned from this camp is purpose. Being surrounded by top-level musicians and faculty reinforced to me why I want to be a musician and why chamber music has a special place in my heart.”
— DANIEL, FLORIDA

“The growth I’ve had as a player throughout my time here has been astounding! It has been amazing meeting people from all around the country who share my passions.”
— MAYCEE, SOUTH DAKOTA

“Music is about how well you can communicate to the audience. This, I believe, will change the way I approach music forever.”
— LEAH, WYOMING
 To learn more about the Rushmore Music Festival, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please contact us at RushmoreMusicFestival@gmail.com or by calling (605) 646-3146.APPLY




ASTA in Albuquerque Travel Reminders
March 6 – 10, 2019Trip Medication Release Form Due Feb 22, 2019 at Noon.  NO EXCEPTIONS. CLICK HERE for linkCopy of medical insurance card needs to be handed into Terrie Tyree as soon as possible Trip TipsTip 1, For cello and bass’, and any other instrument without a hard case: Either rent, borrow or buy a hard case for your instrument. They will be transported in the luggage compartment of the bus to/from ASTA.  We’ll make every effort to have only instruments in one bus, and all of the luggage will be transported in the luggage compartment of the other two buses.  Small instruments can be taken on the bus with the student. Trip Meeting Documents
Links for the agenda (CLICK HERE), cost breakdown (CLICK HERE), and preliminary itinerary  (CLICK HERE) are provided for your convenience. A few items that require immediate attention: Trip Payments and Forms to Complete
1)  Trip Payments:  Full payment is PAST DUE.  Payments should be made online through the My Schoolbucks site or app.  If you are unable to pay online, you may send a check payable to DPS to Terrie.  Please make your payment ASAP so that we have the cash on hand to make our payments to ASTA.  The payment schedule is:   High School                $1,023.00 $125 to be brought for foodMiddle School$1,020.00$125 to be brought for food2)  Forms:  The Consent to Emergency Treatment and Durable Power of Attorney forms are required for any off-campus trip.  These forms must be turned into Terrie by ASAPin order for your child to be allowed on the trip.  These forms can be found on the DSAO website under travel.  In addition, the ASTA Photo Release is required by ASTA.  This form is also available on the DSAO website under travel. 
 
National Association for Music Composition

Student Composers CompetitionEncourage your K-12 students to enter the Student Composers Competition
Deadline for applications is March 29.NAfME is seeking original music written by student composers for featured performance in the Young Composers Concert at the National Conference in Orlando, Florida, this November. Teachers and students are invited to submit original compositions by students for possible inclusion in the concert. Students in elementary school, secondary school, college, and graduate school are eligible to submit compositions.Compositions may also be submitted for specific chamber instrumentation and may be eligible for performance at the Young Composers Concert and a cash award. Compositions submitted that fall outside of the choral or chamber instrumentation guidelines will be adjudicated but will not be eligible for awards or for performance.Up to ten winning composers will receive cash awards, thanks to the generous support of the European American Musical Alliance (Dr. Philip Lasser, president) and the Double R Foundation. All entrants will receive written evaluations of their compositions.
Learn more:2019 Rules and Entry Directions2019 Student Acknowledgement and School Sponsorship formHear the 2018 Winning CompositionsThe deadline for applications is March 29, 2019. Learn more here

Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!
The DSAO orchestra closet stores outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family for outfitting their growing musician. Let us know if you are in need of anything from the closet. 

Now that we are into concert season has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire? Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet. 

Donate them. We are always accepting donations of concert attire for the closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room throughout the school year.

So send in those outgrown suits, tuxedos, dress shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants and shoes and we will add them to our growing closet. 

Have a clothing request from the closet or have questions?

Contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)
 

 DSAO King Soopers Cards are Now Available
Terri Tyree has a new batch of King Soopers Cards, ready for pickup! Please note that the cards come loaded with $2.50, which is what we charge for them.  Correct change is appreciated, or alternatively feel free to write a check, made payable to DPS.   Students can bring in the money & come see me and I will give them the card(s).  
More information is below.  Thank you so much!Dear DSAO Families,With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that new King Soopers gift cards are available.  The money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.  Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for our ASTA trip.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.  King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.  If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.Thank you!

 Make sure that your Emails are updated It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.
 
 2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCESSpring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pmASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber ConcertFriday, Apr 26, 7pmSpring Orchestra ConcertSaturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO Newsletter Week of February 3, 2019



Audition Volunteers and Donations Needed

This Saturday

Summary Headlines – Please Read
*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.   Audition Volunteers, donations and concession volunteers needed Playing test segments belowSenior Recitals begin in March!ASTA Albuquerque TripPlease read carefully! New information and remindersA copy of medical insurance card is needed as soon as possibleMedication Release Form due by Feb. 22 at noon. NO EXCEPTIONSMount Rushmore Music Festival Summer Academy Priority Deadline Feb. 15.Make sure that you like and share the DSAO Facebook page, especially when we have upcoming events!The Orchestra Closet is Open and Available!URGENT: Please Fund Our Master Mentors!  Please contribute what you can so that DSAO can reach 100% participation.    To Do Week of February 3February 7-9: Colorado All-State OrchestraFebruary 9: Audition DayUpcoming EventsFebruary 16: Audition DayMarch 6-10: ASTA in AlbequerqueSenior Recitals
3/12 7pm  Frances Martin
3/14 7pm  Fin Costello & Joe Cohen
3/15 7pmAnna-Claire Schultz & Nell Rudoff
3/18 5pm Caitie Noles & D’Marco Martinez
3/18 7pm Alex Han & Mary Fox 
3/19 5:15pm  Sabrina Towne
3/21 7pm Landon Fennell
3/22 5pm  Aubrey Empson
 2018-2019 DSAO Performance Schedule


 Playing Tests
Below are the playing test spots. Test date will be announced soon and will take place after Feb.10.
 High School
Violin I
Petrouchka: 46-56 68-72
Ellington: 46-58, 128-132
Beethoven 5: 32-56, 400-F
Mahler: 9 after 2 (6 flat key change)-9 before 3 (2 sharp key change)

Violin II
Mahler: 16 after 2 – 3
Petrushka: 54-56 & one after 68- one before 72 (top part) 
Beethoven: 400 to F 
3 Black Kings: 2 before D to 2 after E (first part) 

Violas
Beethoven Symphony No. 5: measure 143-B 1st mvt.
The Three Black Kings: B-measure 54 1st mvt.
Petrouchka: number 68-73 


Cello

Mahler Adagietto: Beginning to Reh 1, top line (everyone) 
Beethoven 5: 1st Movement: 142 – Reh. B
Petrouchka: Ms.  6-9
Rehearsal Number 2- Rehearsal Number 3

Bass

Beethoven 5, 24 before D to 7 bars after D
Petrouchka: 55 -56
 Middle School
 Violin I
La Espanola: 43-45 95-100
Palladio 11-18
Yumiweeus 132-138
Carmen: Les Toreadors 1-17
Pavane 47-56

Violin II
La Espanola 18-26 95-100
Palladio 11-18
Yumiweeus 30-37 (choose top or bottom)
Carmen Habanera 13-21 Les Toreadors 17-25
Pavane 31-34 39-42

Viola
La Espanola 19-24
Palladio 3-6 43-45
Yumiweeus 49-59 (choose top or bottom -play  solo parts)
Carmen  Aragonaise 132-139 Habanera 13-21
Pavane 44-59

Cello 

La Espanola 
Pavane 2-5 35-38 (everybody plays top part)
Yumiweeus 68-76 (choose either part) 
Carmen:Les Toreadors 17-25 77-79

Bass:
 Yumiweeus, 23  30 and   117 to mm 122
Concessions and Audition Volunteers Needed

2019 Audition Days Volunteers Needed!Hello orchestra families!  We will be needing student and parent volunteers to help with auditions on Saturday February 9th and Saturday February 16th. For each day we will need:4 High School students to help Dr. L as peer judges3 8th Grade or above student ambassadors to help with check in/warm ups1 Parent volunteerSnack donationsPlease CLICK HERE for available slots!  Thank you!Location: Orchestra Room/Hallway  2018 – 2019 Concessions & Merchandise Sales
We still need concessions volunteers for our upcoming concerts, and our March 3 concert in particular.  Please CLICK HERE to sign up.  Thank you so much!
 

RUSHMORE MUSIC FESTIVAL

SUMMER ACADEMY June 29th – July 21st, 2019
Black Hills State University
Spearfish, South Dakota

Financial Aid Priority Deadline: February 15th, 2019
WHAT MAKES THE RUSHMORE MUSIC FESTIVAL UNIQUE?
Rushmore Music Festival’s Summer Academy places a strong focus on the individualized learning through a rigorous and intensive environment. Without an orchestral component, the private instruction and chamber music coachings are at the heart of growth for every musician at the Rushmore Music Festival. Every day, students have two designated hours of individual practice time and two hours of chamber music rehearsal, in order to make immense leaps in their development in just three weeks. Students attend weekly faculty concerts with additional opportunities to observe faculty rehearsals, as they prepare for their own performances and the annual Chamber Music Competition.

What sets the Rushmore Music Festival apart from other programs is the integration of supportive classes such as Music Theory & Ear Training, Public Speaking & Acting, Improvisation, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics – all with the intention of giving students a solid foundation of musical concepts, while creating well-rounded, communicative young artists.

Applications are open to intermediate-advanced students ages 12 through college, studying violin, viola, cello, piano, and composition. 

Start your online application today and resume at any time! 
 Summer Academy Highlights2 hour-long lessons per week2 hour-long chamber music coachings per weekWeekly studio/performance classesAnnual Student Chamber Music Competition & AwardsInstrumental Application Requirements:Submit a recent video recording of 2 contrasting pieces that demonstrate musical and technical abilityString students must also submit a recording of two 3-octave major scales of applicant’s choosing in half notes (quarter note = 60 BPM)Completed Online Student Application$50 Application Fee (non-refundable)Composition Academy Highlights2 hour-long lessons per weekComputer Notation/Engraving & 20th Century Techniques classesWorkshop and record your composition with RMF FacultyCollaborate with a student chamber group & premiere your compositionComposition Application Requirements:2 examples of your composition (sheet music in .pdf format + audio/video recording, midi accepted)Completed Online Student Application$50 Application Fee (non-refundable)Program Tuition & Deadlines

$2,950 for On-Campus students (includes Room & Board)

Financial Aid & Merit Scholarships available with priority given to need-based requests.

Financial Aid Priority Deadline: February 15th, 2019
Final Application Deadline: April 1st, 2019

 Student Counselors: Full-time and part-time counselor positions for students over the age of 18 are open for the 2019 Summer Academy. This is not a paid position. Benefits include full or partial cover of room and board & program tuition. A complete list of benefits and counselor responsibilities can be found on the Summer Academy application.What are our students saying about their experience at the 2018 Summer Academy?

“The most important thing I learned from this camp is purpose. Being surrounded by top-level musicians and faculty reinforced to me why I want to be a musician and why chamber music has a special place in my heart.”
— DANIEL, FLORIDA

“The growth I’ve had as a player throughout my time here has been astounding! It has been amazing meeting people from all around the country who share my passions.”
— MAYCEE, SOUTH DAKOTA

“Music is about how well you can communicate to the audience. This, I believe, will change the way I approach music forever.”
— LEAH, WYOMING
 To learn more about the Rushmore Music Festival, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please contact us at RushmoreMusicFestival@gmail.com or by calling (605) 646-3146.APPLY




ASTA in Albuquerque Travel Reminders
March 6 – 10, 2019Trip Medication Release Form Due Feb 22, 2019 at Noon.  NO EXCEPTIONS. CLICK HERE for linkCopy of medical insurance card needs to be handed into Terrie Tyree as soon as possible Trip TipsTip 1, For cello and bass’, and any other instrument without a hard case: Either rent, borrow or buy a hard case for your instrument. They will be transported in the luggage compartment of the bus to/from ASTA.  We’ll make every effort to have only instruments in one bus, and all of the luggage will be transported in the luggage compartment of the other two buses.  Small instruments can be taken on the bus with the student. Trip Meeting Documents
Links for the agenda (CLICK HERE), cost breakdown (CLICK HERE), and preliminary itinerary  (CLICK HERE) are provided for your convenience. A few items that require immediate attention: Trip Payments and Forms to Complete
1)  Trip Payments:  Full payment is PAST DUE.  Payments should be made online through the My Schoolbucks site or app.  If you are unable to pay online, you may send a check payable to DPS to Terrie.  Please make your payment ASAP so that we have the cash on hand to make our payments to ASTA.  The payment schedule is:   High School                $1,023.00 $125 to be brought for foodMiddle School$1,020.00$125 to be brought for food2)  Forms:  The Consent to Emergency Treatment and Durable Power of Attorney forms are required for any off-campus trip.  These forms must be turned into Terrie by ASAPin order for your child to be allowed on the trip.  These forms can be found on the DSAO website under travel.  In addition, the ASTA Photo Release is required by ASTA.  This form is also available on the DSAO website under travel. 
 
National Association for Music Composition

Student Composers CompetitionEncourage your K-12 students to enter the Student Composers Competition
Deadline for applications is March 29.NAfME is seeking original music written by student composers for featured performance in the Young Composers Concert at the National Conference in Orlando, Florida, this November. Teachers and students are invited to submit original compositions by students for possible inclusion in the concert. Students in elementary school, secondary school, college, and graduate school are eligible to submit compositions.Compositions may also be submitted for specific chamber instrumentation and may be eligible for performance at the Young Composers Concert and a cash award. Compositions submitted that fall outside of the choral or chamber instrumentation guidelines will be adjudicated but will not be eligible for awards or for performance.Up to ten winning composers will receive cash awards, thanks to the generous support of the European American Musical Alliance (Dr. Philip Lasser, president) and the Double R Foundation. All entrants will receive written evaluations of their compositions.
Learn more:2019 Rules and Entry Directions2019 Student Acknowledgement and School Sponsorship formHear the 2018 Winning CompositionsThe deadline for applications is March 29, 2019. Learn more here

Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!
The DSAO orchestra closet stores outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family for outfitting their growing musician. Let us know if you are in need of anything from the closet. 

Now that we are into concert season has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire? Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet. 

Donate them. We are always accepting donations of concert attire for the closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room throughout the school year.

So send in those outgrown suits, tuxedos, dress shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants and shoes and we will add them to our growing closet. 

Have a clothing request from the closet or have questions?

Contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)
 

 DSAO King Soopers Cards are Now Available
Terri Tyree has a new batch of King Soopers Cards, ready for pickup! Please note that the cards come loaded with $2.50, which is what we charge for them.  Correct change is appreciated, or alternatively feel free to write a check, made payable to DPS.   Students can bring in the money & come see me and I will give them the card(s).  
More information is below.  Thank you so much!Dear DSAO Families,With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that new King Soopers gift cards are available.  The money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.  Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for our ASTA trip.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.  King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.  If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.Thank you!

 Make sure that your Emails are updated It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.
 
 2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCESSpring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pmASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber ConcertFriday, Apr 26, 7pmSpring Orchestra ConcertSaturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO Newsletter Week of January 20, 2019

National Western Stockshow

CMEA

ASTA Forms and Reminders

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Upcoming Events

  • Stock show January 22-24
    • Tuesday 01/22/19 (3 Buses)
      Pickup at school at 630pm (off of Montview)
      Return to school sometime after 12am
      Also need a Big Truck for equipment.
    • Wednesday 01/23/19 (3 Buses)
      Pickup at school 530pm
      Return to school after 9pm
    • Thursday 01/24/19 ( 3 Buses)
      Pickup at school 530pm
      Return to school after 9pm
      Need Big Truck for equipment
  • CMEA Honor Performance, January 26, 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.
    • Bus leaves at 6AM – Montview side
    • Kids can bring something to eat on the bus if they’d like.
    • Warm up is at 8AM
    • Performance is at 9AM
  • February 7-9: Colorado All-State Orchestra
  • March 6-10: ASTA in Albequerque

Evening of Dancing Horses
2019 National Western Stock Show

Please familiarize yourself with this link to the schedule of performance

  • Tuesday 01/22/19 (3 Buses)
    Pickup at school at 630pm (off of Montview)
    Return to school sometime after 12am
    Also need a Big Truck for equipment.
  • Wednesday 01/23/19 (3 Buses)
    Pickup at school 530pm
    Return to school after 9pm
  • Thursday 01/24/19 ( 3 Buses)
    Pickup at school 530pm
    Return to school after 9pm
    Need Big Truck for equipment

Support DSA and have a great time!

DSA Orchestra is performing once again at the Evening of Dancing Horses, at the 2019 National Western Stock Show. To show the National Western how much we appreciate them showcasing our kids’ talent – and paying them to play – we would like to have as large a group as possible at the performances on January 23 and 24. You can buy discounted tickets for DSA friends and family and some proceeds will go to DSA! Please CLICK HERE to buy the discounted tickets (promo code is DSA). See you there!


ASTA in Albuquerque Travel Reminders
March 6 – 10, 2019

  • Trip Medication Release Form Due Feb 22, 2019 at Noon.  NO EXCEPTIONS. CLICK HERE for link
  • Copy of medical insurance card needs to be handed into Terrie Tyree as soon as possible

Trip Tips

  • Tip 1, For cello and bass’, and any other instrument without a hard case: Either rent, borrow or buy a hard case for your instrument. They will be transported in the luggage compartment of the bus to/from ASTA.  We’ll make every effort to have only instruments in one bus, and all of the luggage will be transported in the luggage compartment of the other two buses.  Small instruments can be taken on the bus with the student.

Trip Meeting Documents

Links for the agenda (CLICK HERE), cost breakdown (CLICK HERE), and preliminary itinerary  (CLICK HERE) are provided for your convenience. A few items that require immediate attention:

Trip Payments and Forms to Complete

1)  Trip Payments:  Full payment is now due.  Payments should be made online through the My Schoolbucks site or app.  If you are unable to pay online, you may send a check payable to DPS to Terrie.  Please make your payment ASAP so that we have the cash on hand to make our payments to ASTA.  The payment schedule is:High School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        256.00

1/12/19          257.00

Total                1023.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

 

 

Middle School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        255.00

1/12/19          255.00

Total                1020.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

2)  Forms:  The Consent to Emergency Treatment and Durable Power of Attorney forms are required for any off-campus trip.  These forms must be turned into Terrie by ASAP in order for your child to be allowed on the trip.  These forms can be found on the DSAO website under travel.  In addition, the ASTA Photo Release is required by ASTA.  This form is also available on the DSAO website under travel.


2018 – 2019 Preview Mornings Tour Guides Needed!

Dear Parents,

DSA preview days continue second semester, and we need your help to sell our fantastic orchestra program to prospective students!

Do you remember what it was like when you were first considering DSA for your student?  How much you appreciated the insights and words of advice you got from your DSA parent-tour guide?  Well, it’s time to pay it forward!

Just a few hours of your time may help us recruit more instrumentalists for the orchestra.  (We especially need cellos in middle school! Hint. Hint.)

Missed preview training?  No worries!  Ms. Odom’s training session is viewable on youtube.  Please contact Melinda Kunzler our preview coordinator for the link or any further questions you may have!

So, please, please sign up for this semester’s positions (CLICK HERE) so that we can ensure the orchestra is well represented in April as DSA welcomes families considering enrolling their talented kiddos in our very special school.

Thank you Orchestra Family!


National Association for Music Composition

Student Composers Competition

Encourage your K-12 students to enter the Student Composers Competition!
Deadline for applications is March 29.

NAfME is seeking original music written by student composers for featured performance in the Young Composers Concert at the National Conference in Orlando, Florida, this November. Teachers and students are invited to submit original compositions by students for possible inclusion in the concert. Students in elementary school, secondary school, college, and graduate school are eligible to submit compositions.

Compositions may also be submitted for specific chamber instrumentation and may be eligible for performance at the Young Composers Concert and a cash award. Compositions submitted that fall outside of the choral or chamber instrumentation guidelines will be adjudicated but will not be eligible for awards or for performance.

Up to ten winning composers will receive cash awards, thanks to the generous support of the European American Musical Alliance (Dr. Philip Lasser, president) and the Double R Foundation.

All entrants will receive written evaluations of their compositions.
Learn more:

The deadline for applications is March 29, 2019. Learn more here


RUSHMORE MUSIC FESTIVAL

SUMMER ACADEMY

June 29th – July 21st, 2019

Black Hills State University
Spearfish, South Dakota

Financial Aid Priority Deadline: February 15th, 2019

WHAT MAKES THE RUSHMORE MUSIC FESTIVAL UNIQUE?

Rushmore Music Festival’s Summer Academy places a strong focus on the individualized learning through a rigorous and intensive environment. Without an orchestral component, the private instruction and chamber music coachings are at the heart of growth for every musician at the Rushmore Music Festival. Every day, students have two designated hours of individual practice time and two hours of chamber music rehearsal, in order to make immense leaps in their development in just three weeks. Students attend weekly faculty concerts with additional opportunities to observe faculty rehearsals, as they prepare for their own performances and the annual Chamber Music Competition.

What sets the Rushmore Music Festival apart from other programs is the integration of supportive classes such as Music Theory & Ear Training, Public Speaking & Acting, Improvisation, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics – all with the intention of giving students a solid foundation of musical concepts, while creating well-rounded, communicative young artists.

Applications are open to intermediate-advanced students ages 12 through college, studying violin, viola, cello, piano, and composition. 

Start your online application today and resume at any time!


Summer Academy Highlights

  • 2 hour-long lessons per week
  • 2 hour-long chamber music coachings per week
  • Weekly studio/performance classes
  • Annual Student Chamber Music Competition & Awards

Instrumental Application Requirements:

  • Submit a recent video recording of 2 contrasting pieces that demonstrate musical and technical ability
  • String students must also submit a recording of two 3-octave major scales of applicant’s choosing in half notes (quarter note = 60 BPM)
  • Completed Online Student Application
  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)

Composition Academy Highlights

  • 2 hour-long lessons per week
  • Computer Notation/Engraving & 20th Century Techniques classes
  • Workshop and record your composition with RMF Faculty
  • Collaborate with a student chamber group & premiere your composition

Composition Application Requirements:

  • 2 examples of your composition (sheet music in .pdf format + audio/video recording, midi accepted)
  • Completed Online Student Application
  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)

Program Tuition & Deadlines

$2,950 for On-Campus students (includes Room & Board)

Financial Aid & Merit Scholarships available with priority given to need-based requests.

Financial Aid Priority Deadline: February 15th, 2019
Final Application Deadline: April 1st, 2019

Student Counselors: Full-time and part-time counselor positions for students over the age of 18 are open for the 2019 Summer Academy. This is not a paid position. Benefits include full or partial cover of room and board & program tuition. A complete list of benefits and counselor responsibilities can be found on the Summer Academy application.


What are our students saying about their experience at the 2018 Summer Academy?

“The most important thing I learned from this camp is purpose. Being surrounded by top-level musicians and faculty reinforced to me why I want to be a musician and why chamber music has a special place in my heart.”
— DANIEL, FLORIDA

“The growth I’ve had as a player throughout my time here has been astounding! It has been amazing meeting people from all around the country who share my passions.”
— MAYCEE, SOUTH DAKOTA

“Music is about how well you can communicate to the audience. This, I believe, will change the way I approach music forever.”
— LEAH, WYOMING


To learn more about the Rushmore Music Festival, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please contact us at RushmoreMusicFestival@gmail.com or by calling (605) 646-3146.


Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

The DSAO orchestra closet stores outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family for outfitting their growing musician. Let us know if you are in need of anything from the closet.

Now that we are into concert season has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire? Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet.

Donate them. We are always accepting donations of concert attire for the closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room throughout the school year.

So send in those outgrown suits, tuxedos, dress shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants and shoes and we will add them to our growing closet.

Have a clothing request from the closet or have questions?

Contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)


DSAO King Soopers Cards are Now Available

Terri Tyree has a new batch of King Soopers Cards, ready for pickup! Please note that the cards come loaded with $2.50, which is what we charge for them.  Correct change is appreciated, or alternatively feel free to write a check, made payable to DPS.   Students can bring in the money & come see me and I will give them the card(s).
More information is below.  Thank you so much!

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that new King Soopers gift cards are available.  The money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for our ASTA trip.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!



Make sure that your Emails are updated

It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.


2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

Spring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO Newsletter Week of January 14, 2019

Chaperones Needed this Month

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.
  • We need several chaperones for the upcoming Stock Show and CMEA performances.  Please email Terrie at tyreeworld@centurylink.net if you are able to assist. Thank you so much!
  • Full Trip Payment is due.
  • National Western Stockshow discount ticket information below!
  • January 22-24: Stock show rehearsals and performances
  • January 26, 9a: CMEA Honor Performance, Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.
  • Preview Mornings: We need more volunteers for our April preview mornings.  Thank you in advance for your assistance.
  • Please review ASTA Travel Reminders Below!
  • Make sure that you like and share the DSAO Facebook page, especially when we have upcoming events!
  • The Orchestra Closet is Open and Available!
  • URGENT: Please Fund Our Master Mentors!  Please contribute what you can so that DSAO can reach 100% participation.

Upcoming Events

  • Stock show January 22-24
    • Rehearsal: Tuesday 1/22 starting at 8 or 8:30pm.  The bus will leave DSA at approx. 6pm.
    • Performances: Wednesday & Thursday 1/23 & 1/24 at 7pm.  The bus will leave DSA approx. 5pm.
  • CMEA Honor Performance, January 26, 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.
  • February 7-9: Colorado All-State Orchestra
  • March 6-10: ASTA in Albequerque

Evening of Dancing Horses
2019 National Western Stock Show

Support DSA and have a great time!

DSA Orchestra is performing once again at the Evening of Dancing Horses, at the 2019 National Western Stock Show. To show the National Western how much we appreciate them showcasing our kids’ talent – and paying them to play – we would like to have as large a group as possible at the performances on January 23 and 24. You can buy discounted tickets for DSA friends and family and some proceeds will go to DSA! Please CLICK HERE to buy the discounted tickets (promo code is DSA). See you there!

ASTA in Albuquerque Travel Reminders
March 6 – 10, 2019

Thank you to all the parents and students who joined us recently for the travel meeting.  The meeting was very well attended, and we believe many questions were answered.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, links for the agenda (CLICK HERE), cost breakdown (CLICK HERE), and preliminary itinerary  (CLICK HERE) are provided for your convenience.  Please note that the itinerary is preliminary only and will change as we add activities and refine the days’ plans.  Likewise, the cost breakdown is our best estimate at this time and may change if circumstances and bids change as the trip approaches.

A few items that require immediate attention:

1)  Trip Payments:  Full payment is now due.  Payments should be made online through the My Schoolbucks site or app.  If you are unable to pay online, you may send a check payable to DPS to Terrie.  Please make your payment ASAP so that we have the cash on hand to make our payments to ASTA.  The payment schedule is:High School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        256.00

1/12/19          257.00

Total                1023.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

 

 

Middle School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        255.00

1/12/19          255.00

Total                1020.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

2)  Forms:  The Consent to Emergency Treatment and Durable Power of Attorney forms are required for any off-campus trip.  These forms must be turned into Terrie by ASAP in order for your child to be allowed on the trip.  These forms can be found on the DSAO website under travel.  In addition, the ASTA Photo Release is required by ASTA.  This form is also available on the DSAO website under travel.


2018 – 2019 Preview Mornings Tour Guides Needed!

Dear Parents,

DSA preview days continue second semester, and we need your help to sell our fantastic orchestra program to prospective students!

Do you remember what it was like when you were first considering DSA for your student?  How much you appreciated the insights and words of advice you got from your DSA parent-tour guide?  Well, it’s time to pay it forward!

Just a few hours of your time may help us recruit more instrumentalists for the orchestra.  (We especially need cellos in middle school! Hint. Hint.)

Missed preview training?  No worries!  Ms. Odom’s training session is viewable on youtube.  Please contact Melinda Kunzler our preview coordinator for the link or any further questions you may have!

So, please, please sign up for this semester’s positions (CLICK HERE) so that we can ensure the orchestra is well represented in April as DSA welcomes families considering enrolling their talented kiddos in our very special school.

Thank you Orchestra Family!



Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

The DSAO orchestra closet stores outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family for outfitting their growing musician. Let us know if you are in need of anything from the closet.

Now that we are into concert season has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire? Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet.

Donate them. We are always accepting donations of concert attire for the closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room throughout the school year.

So send in those outgrown suits, tuxedos, dress shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants and shoes and we will add them to our growing closet.

Have a clothing request from the closet or have questions?

Contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)


DSAO King Soopers Cards are Now Available

Terri Tyree has a new batch of King Soopers Cards, ready for pickup! Please note that the cards come loaded with $2.50, which is what we charge for them.  Correct change is appreciated, or alternatively feel free to write a check, made payable to DPS.   Students can bring in the money & come see me and I will give them the card(s).
More information is below.  Thank you so much!

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that new King Soopers gift cards are available.  The money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for our ASTA trip.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!



Make sure that your Emails are updated

It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.



2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

Spring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO Newsletter Week of January 6, 2019

Welcome Back!

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.
  • Friday, January 11Final Trip Payment is due.
    • King Soopers card balances will be emailed this week, so that they can be deducted from the final payment.
  • January 10, 9:15a-1:30p:  Colorado Symphony Rehearsal with Itzhak Perlman
    • Those who have not made their $10 payment must do so the first day students are back
    • Students need to bring their lunch to school, for eating on the way back to school
  • January 22-24: Stock show rehearsals and performances
  • January 26, 9a: CMEA Honor Performance, Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.
  • Reminder: Music to prepare
  • Preview Mornings: We need more volunteers for our April preview mornings.  Thank you in advance for your assistance.
  • Please review ASTA Travel Reminders Below!
  • Don’t forget to reload your King Soopers card; 5% goes for this year’s ASTA trips.
    • Cards can be purchased for $2.50 (the amount pre-loaded on the cards) from Terrie Tyree at school.
  • Make sure that you like and share the DSAO Facebook page, especially when we have upcoming events!
  • The Orchestra Closet is Open and Available!
  • URGENT: Please Fund Our Master Mentors!  Please contribute what you can so that DSAO can reach 100% participation.
  • Please make sure that your email addresses are updated

To Do Week of January 6

  • Thursday, January 10, 9:15a-1:30p: CSO Rehearsal

Upcoming Events

  • Stock show January 22-24
    • Rehearsal: Tuesday 1/22 starting at 8 or 8:30pm.  The bus will leave DSA at approx. 6pm.
    • Performances: Wednesday & Thursday 1/23 & 1/24 at 7pm.  The bus will leave DSA approx. 5pm.
  • CMEA Honor Performance, January 26, 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.
  • February 7-9: Colorado All-State Orchestra
  • March 6-10: ASTA in Albequerque

2019 Preparations

Dear orchestra students:

2019 will be very busy for us. I wanted to list all the pieces we will be doing in case there’s any confusion about that. Please make sure all these pieces are prepared when we get back!

Middle School

Pavane
Yumiweeus
Palladio
Carmen
and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (check website) link is:

http://conquest.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/b/bb/IMSLP279787-PMLP05176-Mozart_Eine_K.N.M._Parts.pdf

High School

Stock Show Music:
Michael Jackson Medley

Lady Gaga Poker Face

A Tribute to Elvis
Beatles (Here Comes the Sun and Sun King)
Ellington Three Kings (1st. mov)
Tchaikovsky Serenade (waltz)
Carmen Suite
Appalachian Spring (two excerpts)
Petrushka
Beethoven 5

CMEA music

Tchaikovsky Serenade (all of it!)
Mahler Adagietto

ASTA Music
Mahler Adagietto

Beethoven 5 (1st. mov)
Ellington Three Kings (first two movs.)

Petrushka (1st. tableau)

Thanks!
Dr. L

ASTA in Albuquerque Travel Reminders
March 6 – 10, 2019

Thank you to all the parents and students who joined us recently for the travel meeting.  The meeting was very well attended, and we believe many questions were answered.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, links for the agenda (CLICK HERE), cost breakdown (CLICK HERE), and preliminary itinerary  (CLICK HERE) are provided for your convenience.  Please note that the itinerary is preliminary only and will change as we add activities and refine the days’ plans.  Likewise, the cost breakdown is our best estimate at this time and may change if circumstances and bids change as the trip approaches.

A few items that require immediate attention:

1)  Trip Payments:  The final payment for the trips is due on Friday.  Payments should be made online through the My Schoolbucks site or app.  If you are unable to pay online, you may send a check payable to DPS to Terrie.  Please make your payment ASAP so that we have the cash on hand to make our payments to ASTA.  The payment schedule is:High School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        256.00

1/12/19          257.00

Total                1023.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

 

 

Middle School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        255.00

1/12/19          255.00

Total                1020.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

All payments will be due on the 12th of the month for the next 4 months.

2)  Forms:  The Consent to Emergency Treatment and Durable Power of Attorney forms are required for any off-campus trip.  These forms must be turned into Terrie by ASAP in order for your child to be allowed on the trip.  These forms can be found on the DSAO website under travel.  In addition, the ASTA Photo Release is required by ASTA.  This form is also available on the DSAO website under travel.


2018 – 2019 Preview Mornings Tour Guides Needed!

Dear Parents,

DSA preview days continue second semester, and we need your help to sell our fantastic orchestra program to prospective students!

Do you remember what it was like when you were first considering DSA for your student?  How much you appreciated the insights and words of advice you got from your DSA parent-tour guide?  Well, it’s time to pay it forward!

Just a few hours of your time may help us recruit more instrumentalists for the orchestra.  (We especially need cellos in middle school! Hint. Hint.)

Missed preview training?  No worries!  Ms. Odom’s training session is viewable on youtube.  Please contact Melinda Kunzler our preview coordinator for the link or any further questions you may have!

So, please, please sign up for next semester’s positions (CLICK HERE) so that we can ensure the orchestra is well represented in April as DSA welcomes families considering enrolling their talented kiddos in our very special school.

Thank you Orchestra Family!



Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

The DSAO orchestra closet stores outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family for outfitting their growing musician. Let us know if you are in need of anything from the closet.

Now that we are into concert season has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire? Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet.

Donate them. We are always accepting donations of concert attire for the closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room throughout the school year.

So send in those outgrown suits, tuxedos, dress shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants and shoes and we will add them to our growing closet.

Have a clothing request from the closet or have questions?

Contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)


DSAO King Soopers Cards are Now Available

Terri Tyree has a new batch of King Soopers Cards, ready for pickup! Please note that the cards come loaded with $2.50, which is what we charge for them.  Correct change is appreciated, or alternatively feel free to write a check, made payable to DPS.   Students can bring in the money & come see me and I will give them the card(s).
More information is below.  Thank you so much!

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that new King Soopers gift cards are available.  The money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for our ASTA trip.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!



Make sure that your Emails are updated

It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.



2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

Spring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO Newsletter Week of December 16, 2018

Successful Silent Auction and Concert

Thank you to all of Our Volunteers!

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

To Do Week of December 16

  • Wednesday, December 19: CSO Rehearsal Payment Due

Upcoming Events

  • Stock show January 22-24
    • Rehearsal: Tuesday 1/22 starting at 8 or 8:30pm.  The bus will leave DSA at approx.  6pm.
    • Performances: Wednesday & Thursday 1/23 & 1/24 at 7pm.  The bus will leave DSA approx.  5pm.
  • CMEA Honor Performance, January 26, 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.


Colorado Symphony Rehearsal with Itzhak Perlman

Jan 10: 9:15a-1:30p

$10 Payment by 12/19

Both the MS & HS orchestras will be going on a field trip January 10th from 9:15 – 1:30, to the Colorado Symphony Rehearsal with Itzhak Perlman.  Cost is $10.00 per student, and must be paid to Terrie Tyree by 12/19 (cash or check payable to DPS).   We’re also looking for a few chaperones.  Please let Terrie know if you can help (tyreeworld@centurylink.net). 



From OFA President Alenka Han:

Thank you to everyone who attended, donated, helped, or in any way contributed to our annual orchestra dinner, silent auction, and winter concert.  Thanks to you, the event was an enormous success and raised close to $2400 which will help defray some of the costs of our upcoming trip to Albuquerque.  Yay!!

Special thanks go out to Melinda Kunzler for cooking up fabulous soups for us to enjoy; Heather Hampton for all her work organizing, cooking, and helping in every way imaginable; Hillary Chartrand for getting lots of auction items; Alex & Michelle Costantino for auction set up; and Peggy Mroz for working from early set up through clean up.

But, the biggest thank you must go out to Carol Fennell, without whose incredible vision and countless hours spent cooking, collecting donations, putting together baskets, selling tickets, drafting reminders, and organizing every auction detail, the auction and dinner would not have happened.

We are a stronger orchestra thanks to the dedicated work of these tireless volunteers.

Thank you!!  Alenka Han



Lily Primus Featured on CPR Holiday Music Compilation

Our very own harpist, Lily Primus, is a featured performer on CPR’s new holiday CD, Comfort and Joy.  She performs Greensleeves with the Colorado Chamber Players.  You can read about Lily’s contribution to the CD and contact CPR to order a copy of it by clicking here: https://www.cpr.org/classical/story/comfort-joy-is-cpr-classicals-new-holiday-compilation

Way to go, Lily!



Colorado All-State Orchestra

February 7-9, 2019

Congratulations to the following students who were accepted into Colorado All-State Orchestra, which will be February 7-9, 2019 in Ft. Collins:

Thea Dardanis, cello
Claire Harris, viola
Anne Martz, flute
Daniel Orthel, trombone
Lily Primus, harp
Ben Segall, oboe
Caden Sader, flute
Dylan Tyree, cello


2018 – 2019 Preview Mornings Tour Guides Needed!

Dear Parents,

DSA preview days continue second semester, and we need your help to sell our fantastic orchestra program to prospective students!

Do you remember what it was like when you were first considering DSA for your student?  How much you appreciated the insights and words of advice you got from your DSA parent-tour guide?  Well, it’s time to pay it forward!

Just a few hours of your time may help us recruit more instrumentalists for the orchestra.  (We especially need cellos in middle school! Hint. Hint.)

Missed preview training?  No worries!  Ms. Odom’s training session is viewable on youtube.  Please contact Melinda Kunzler our preview coordinator for the link or any further questions you may have!

So, please, please sign up for next semester’s positions (CLICK HERE) so that we can ensure the orchestra is well represented in April as DSA welcomes families considering enrolling their talented kiddos in our very special school.

Thank you Orchestra Family!


ASTA in Albuquerque Travel Reminders
March 6 – 10, 2019

Thank you to all the parents and students who joined us recently for the travel meeting.  The meeting was very well attended, and we believe many questions were answered.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, links for the agenda (CLICK HERE), cost breakdown (CLICK HERE), and preliminary itinerary  (CLICK HERE) are provided for your convenience.  Please note that the itinerary is preliminary only and will change as we add activities and refine the days’ plans.  Likewise, the cost breakdown is our best estimate at this time and may change if circumstances and bids change as the trip approaches.

A few items that require immediate attention:

1)  Trip Payments:  The first 3 of 4 installment payments for the trip are past due.  Payments should be made online through the My Schoolbucks site or app.  If you are unable to pay online, you may send a check payable to DPS to Terrie.  Please make your payment ASAP so that we have the cash on hand to make our payments to ASTA.  Because of a change in the bus quote, we had to revise the payment schedule.  The new payment schedule is:High School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        256.00

1/12/19          257.00

Total                1023.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

 

 

Middle School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        255.00

1/12/19          255.00

Total                1020.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

All payments will be due on the 12th of the month for the next 4 months.

2)  Forms:  The Consent to Emergency Treatment and Durable Power of Attorney forms are required for any off-campus trip.  These forms must be turned into Terrie by ASAP in order for your child to be allowed on the trip.  These forms can be found on the DSAO website under travel.  In addition, the ASTA Photo Release is required by ASTA.  This form is also available on the DSAO website under travel.


Master Classes for Hands-on Learning

Observe expert clinicians as they work with top-quality students to hone and refine their performance. Bring your instrument and join the instruction. It’s a great learning opportunity for teachers and students alike.

Pre-collegiate and collegiate master classes include violin, viola, cello, and bass. Multi-level master classes include eclectic styles and chamber music.

Learn more about master class clinicians.

Know a student or interested in being a student for a master class? Apply today, and no later than Tuesday, January 8, 2019



Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

The DSAO orchestra closet stores outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family for outfitting their growing musician. Let us know if you are in need of anything from the closet.

Now that we are into concert season has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire? Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet.

Donate them. We are always accepting donations of concert attire for the closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room throughout the school year.

So send in those outgrown suits, tuxedos, dress shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants and shoes and we will add them to our growing closet.

Have a clothing request from the closet or have questions?

Contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)


DSAO King Soopers Cards are Now Available

Terri Tyree has a new batch of King Soopers Cards, ready for pickup! Please note that the cards come loaded with $2.50, which is what we charge for them.  Correct change is appreciated, or alternatively feel free to write a check, made payable to DPS.   Students can bring in the money & come see me and I will give them the card(s).
More information is below.  Thank you so much!

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that new King Soopers gift cards are available.  The money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for our ASTA trip.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!



Make sure that your Emails are updated

It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.



2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

Spring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO Newsletter Week of 2 December, 2018

Winter Concert

and Silent Auction

Dec 8 and 9

We Need Volunteers!

Donations Due Monday


Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.
  • Middle School trip to Blessed Sacrament, Thursday Dec. 6 at 10a
    • Bus leaves DSA 9:15
    • Please wear concert dress to school so you are ready to go
    • We’ll be going to lunch after the performance, so either bring a lunch or money to purchase one
    • We’ll return to school by 12:30pm
  • CMEA ticket requests due Dec 14.
  • Preview Mornings: We need more volunteers for Monday and Wednesday this week especially, but all mornings have slots available.  Thank you in advance for your assistance.
  • The Orchestra Closet is Open and Available!
  • URGENT: Please Fund Our Master Mentors!  Please contribute what you can so that DSAO can reach 100% participation.
  • Please review ASTA Travel Reminders Below!
  • ASTA Master Class Opportunities and other ASTA News
  • Don’t forget to reload your King Soopers card; 5% goes for this year’s ASTA trips.
    • Cards can be purchased for $2.50 (the amount pre-loaded on the cards) from Terrie Tyree at school.
  • Please note: CMEA Honor Performance, January 26, 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.
  • Make sure that you like and share the DSAO Facebook page, especially when we have upcoming events!
  • Please make sure that your email addresses are updated

To Do Week of December 2

Upcoming Events



DSA Orchestra’s Winter Concert, Silent Auction and Dinner

Next Saturday!

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Hello Orchestra Family!

Can you believe our winter concert and silent auction is next week already?  As our largest fundraiser of the year, we need your help to ensure its success!  What’s required? We need a few willing volunteers to help set up before the concert, help manage intermission auction bidding, post-concert auction payments, and then finally, a helpful clean up crew. Please contact Carol Fennell our auction coordinator with any questions!  She will provide all instruction and direction necessary, so don’t fear new tasks-we’ll all learn together!

DSAO 2018 Winter Silent Auction Volunteers

This year, we will be hosting another wonderful dinner prior to the auction.  No need to cook, come join us for a cozy meal and support our orchestra at the same time! We need your RSVP by Tuesday, December 4th so please RSVP as soon as possible!

2018 Winter Silent Auction Dinner RSVP

5:30 Dinner and Silent auction before concert.

NO need to cook! Come and enjoy a winter soup and salad dinner before the concert. Details to come.

Be a part of our orchestra community for this great event to raise money for our educational and travel fund!

*Step 1. Donation: We ask that each family donate something to our Orchestra Silent Auction (does not need to be a complete basket). Share your special talent, memorabilia that is collecting dust, a weekend in the condo that you own, lessons, tutoring, or handmade art or jewelry. OR ask the concert hall, restaurant or coffee shop you frequent to donate something or a gift card for our kids. Items collected will be put into a variety of baskets for the auction.

*Step 2. Use this TAX FORM for businesses that donate.

*Step 3. Attach ITEM FORM to your collected items and drop it in Dr L’s office by December 3rd.

*Step 4. RSVP for dinner and come early to bid on auction items before the concert!

($9/adults and $7 student/child).

Need to get the creative juices flowing? You can choose to bring items that fit a theme below or bring something entirely different.  

BASKET THEMES

Food/Restaurant- Fast food, slow food, cooking, gift certificates

Movie night/shopping (movie tickets, shop certificates, popcorn)

Fun in the Sun or Night under the Stars (Outdoor adventures, live theater etc)

Spa, pamper (massage, spas, lotions, soaps)

Home and Garden

Creativity Unleashed (art, lessons, handmade ornaments, knitting, jewelry)

Music to My Ears (music themed items)

Holiday Cheer

Family Day- Passes, museum tickets, zoo, board games

****We are always looking for baskets or bags that you no longer need!

QUESTIONS: Contact Carolfennellart@gmail.com or ha.hampton@gmail.com for info.


CLICK HERE For Tickets

Concessions


Please bring the following items by grade for concessions at these concerts:

6: water, juice or sodas
7: chips and fruit (pre-packaged apple slices are great!)
8: cookies/pastries (preferably pre-packaged)
9: candy/candy bars
10: water, juice or sodas
11: cookies/pastries (preferably pre-packaged)

Seniors are exempt from donations requirements unless you wish to contribute.


2018 – 2019 Preview Mornings Tour Guides Needed!

Dear Parents,

DSA preview days are fast approaching, and we need your help to sell our fantastic orchestra program to prospective students!

Do you remember what it was like when you were first considering DSA for your student?  How much you appreciated the insights and words of advice you got from your DSA parent-tour guide?  Well, it’s time to pay it forward!

Just a few hours of your time may help us recruit more instrumentalists for the orchestra.  (We especially need cellos in middle school! Hint. Hint.)

Missed preview training?  No worries!  Ms. Odom’s training session is viewable on youtube.  Please contact Melinda Kunzler our preview coordinator for the link or any further questions you may have!

So, please, please sign up for this week’s positions (CLICK HERE) so that we can ensure the orchestra is well represented over the next few weeks as DSA welcomes families considering enrolling their talented kiddos in our very special school.

Thank you Orchestra Family!


ASTA in Albuquerque Travel Reminders
March 6 – 10, 2019

Thank you to all the parents and students who joined us recently for the travel meeting.  The meeting was very well attended, and we believe many questions were answered.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, links for the agenda (CLICK HERE), cost breakdown (CLICK HERE), and preliminary itinerary  (CLICK HERE) are provided for your convenience.  Please note that the itinerary is preliminary only and will change as we add activities and refine the days’ plans.  Likewise, the cost breakdown is our best estimate at this time and may change if circumstances and bids change as the trip approaches.

A few items that require immediate attention:

1)  Trip Payments:  The first 2 of 4 installment payments for the trip are past due.  Payments should be made online through the My Schoolbucks site or app.  If you are unable to pay online, you may send a check payable to DPS to Terrie.  Please make your payment ASAP so that we have the cash on hand to make our payments to ASTA.  Because of a change in the bus quote, we had to revise the payment schedule.  The new payment schedule is:High School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        256.00

1/12/19          257.00

Total                1023.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

 

 

Middle School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        255.00

1/12/19          255.00

Total                1020.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

All payments will be due on the 12th of the month for the next 4 months.

2)  Forms:  The Consent to Emergency Treatment and Durable Power of Attorney forms are required for any off-campus trip.  These forms must be turned into Terrie by December 1, 2018 in order for your child to be allowed on the trip.  These forms can be found on the DSAO website under travel.  In addition, the ASTA Photo Release is required by ASTA.  This form is also available on the DSAO website under travel.


CMEA January Trip Ticket Requests Due 12/14

HS will be performing 1/26 at 9am at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.  We can get free tickets to attend the performance, but you must let Terrie Tyree know (tyreeworld@centuryink.net) how many you need by 12/14.  These tickets are for the performance only.

Also, there is a Manhattan Transfer Concert on Thursday evening of the conference.  This is an incredible opportunity for your students to see this world renowned performing group.  Tickets are $10 per student and $15 per adult in advance (transportation is on your own).  Please send your check to Terrie (via the “forms” bin in the orchestra room) with your name and number of tickets you would like by 12/14.  Tickets at the door for this performance will be $15 per student and $35 per adult.  Everyone must purchase a ticket to attend.


Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

The DSAO orchestra closet stores outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family for outfitting their growing musician. Let us know if you are in need of anything from the closet.

Now that we are into concert season has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire? Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet.

Donate them. We are always accepting donations of concert attire for the closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room throughout the school year.

So send in those outgrown suits, tuxedos, dress shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants and shoes and we will add them to our growing closet.

Have a clothing request from the closet or have questions?

Contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)


DSAO King Soopers Cards are Now Available

Terri Tyree has a new batch of King Soopers Cards, ready for pickup! Please note that the cards come loaded with $2.50, which is what we charge for them.  Correct change is appreciated, or alternatively feel free to write a check, made payable to DPS.   Students can bring in the money & come see me and I will give them the card(s).
More information is below.  Thank you so much!

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that new King Soopers gift cards are available.  The money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for our ASTA trip.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!


Master Classes for Hands-on Learning

Observe expert clinicians as they work with top-quality students to hone and refine their performance. Bring your instrument and join the instruction. It’s a great learning opportunity for teachers and students alike.

Pre-collegiate and collegiate master classes include violin, viola, cello, and bass. Multi-level master classes include eclectic styles and chamber music.

Learn more about master class clinicians.

Know a student or interested in being a student for a master class? Apply today, and no later than Tuesday, January 8, 2019



Make sure that your Emails are updated

It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.



2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Winter Concert

Saturday, Dec 8, 7pm
Sunday, Dec 9, 3pm

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

Spring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO Newsletter Week of November 25, 2018

Chamber Concert November 30

Student Attendance Required

Preview Mornings Begin This Week

Volunteers Still Needed!

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.
  • Fall Chamber Concert this Friday
    • All DSAO students required to attend and support fellow performers
    • Students please check in with Terrie
    • Please see below for concessions contributions by year
  • Preview Mornings: We need more volunteers for Monday and Wednesday this week especially, but all mornings have slots available.  Thank you in advance for your assistance.
  • Winter Orchestra Concert and Silent Auction in two weeks!  Information below (CLICK HERE)
  • The Orchestra Closet is Open and Available!
  • URGENT: Please Fund Our Master Mentors!  Please contribute what you can so that DSAO can reach 100% participation.
  • Please review ASTA Travel Reminders Below!
  • ASTA Master Class Opportunities and other ASTA News
  • Don’t forget to reload your King Soopers card; 5% goes for this year’s ASTA trips.
    • Cards can be purchased for $2.50 (the amount pre-loaded on the cards) from Terrie Tyree at school.
  • Please note: CMEA Honor Performance, January 26, 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.
  • Make sure that you like and share the DSAO Facebook page, especially when we have upcoming events!
  • Please make sure that your email addresses are updated

To Do Week of November 25

  • Friday, November 30, 7p: Chamber Concert

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, December 8, 7p: Orchestra Concert
  • Sunday, December 9, 3p: Orchestra Concert

 


Chamber Concert

November 30, 7p


All DSAO students are required to attend and support our fellow classmates, as indicated in the DSAO handbook.  This will affect your grade, and so please make sure that you check in with Terrie.
We also need to restock our concessions, and so please bring concessions as indicated by the class levels below.  Thank you so much for your contributions!

Concessions


Please bring the following items by grade for concessions at these concerts:
6: water, juice or sodas
7: chips and fruit (pre-packaged apple slices are great!)
8: cookies/pastries (preferably pre-packaged)
9: candy/candy bars
10: water, juice or sodas
11: cookies/pastries (preferably pre-packaged)

Seniors are exempt from donations requirements unless you wish to contribute.


 

2018 – 2019 Preview Mornings Tour Guides Needed!

Dear Parents,

DSA preview days are fast approaching, and we need your help to sell our fantastic orchestra program to prospective students!

Do you remember what it was like when you were first considering DSA for your student?  How much you appreciated the insights and words of advice you got from your DSA parent-tour guide?  Well, it’s time to pay it forward!

Just a few hours of your time may help us recruit more instrumentalists for the orchestra.  (We especially need cellos in middle school! Hint. Hint.)

Missed preview training?  No worries!  Ms. Odom’s training session is viewable on youtube.  Please contact Melinda Kunzler our preview coordinator for the link or any further questions you may have!

So, please, please sign up for this week’s positions (CLICK HERE) so that we can ensure the orchestra is well represented over the next few weeks as DSA welcomes families considering enrolling their talented kiddos in our very special school.

Thank you Orchestra Family!



DSA Orchestra’s Winter Concert, Silent Auction and Dinner

Only two weeks away!

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Hello Orchestra Family!

Can you believe our winter concert and silent auction is only 2 weeks away?  As our largest fundraiser of the year, we need your help to ensure its success!  What’s required? We need a few willing volunteers to help set up before the concert, help manage intermission auction bidding, post-concert auction payments, and then finally, a helpful clean up crew. Please contact Carol Fennell our auction coordinator with any questions!  She will provide all instruction and direction necessary, so don’t fear new tasks-we’ll all learn together!

DSAO 2018 Winter Silent Auction Volunteers

This year, we will be hosting another wonderful dinner prior to the auction.  No need to cook, come join us for a cozy meal and support our orchestra at the same time! We need your RSVP by Tuesday, December 4th so please RSVP as soon as possible!

2018 Winter Silent Auction Dinner RSVP

Please see below for details

5:30 Dinner and Silent auction before concert.

NO need to cook! Come and enjoy a winter soup and salad dinner before the concert. Details to come.

Be a part of our orchestra community for this great event to raise money for our educational and travel fund!

*Step 1. Donation: We ask that each family donate something to our Orchestra Silent Auction (does not need to be a complete basket). Share your special talent, memorabilia that is collecting dust, a weekend in the condo that you own, lessons, tutoring, or handmade art or jewelry. OR ask the concert hall, restaurant or coffee shop you frequent to donate something or a gift card for our kids. Items collected will be put into a variety of baskets for the auction.

*Step 2. Use this TAX FORM for businesses that donate.

*Step 3. Attach ITEM FORM to your collected items and drop it in Dr L’s office by December 3rd.

*Step 4. RSVP for dinner and come early to bid on auction items before the concert!

($9/adults and $7 student/child).

Need to get the creative juices flowing? You can choose to bring items that fit a theme below or bring something entirely different.

BASKET THEMES

Food/Restaurant- Fast food, slow food, cooking, gift certificates

Movie night/shopping (movie tickets, shop certificates, popcorn)

Fun in the Sun or Night under the Stars (Outdoor adventures, live theater etc)

Spa, pamper (massage, spas, lotions, soaps)

Home and Garden

Creativity Unleashed (art, lessons, handmade ornaments, knitting, jewelry)

Music to My Ears (music themed items)

Holiday Cheer

Family Day- Passes, museum tickets, zoo, board games

****We are always looking for baskets or bags that you no longer need!

QUESTIONS: Contact Carolfennellart@gmail.com or ha.hampton@gmail.com for info.

ASTA in Albuquerque Travel Reminders
March 6 – 10, 2019

Thank you to all the parents and students who joined us recently for the travel meeting.  The meeting was very well attended, and we believe many questions were answered.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, links for the agenda (CLICK HERE), cost breakdown (CLICK HERE), and preliminary itinerary  (CLICK HERE) are provided for your convenience.  Please note that the itinerary is preliminary only and will change as we add activities and refine the days’ plans.  Likewise, the cost breakdown is our best estimate at this time and may change if circumstances and bids change as the trip approaches.

A few items that require immediate attention:

1)  Trip Payments:  The first 2 of 4 installment payments for the trip are past due.  Payments should be made online through the My Schoolbucks site or app.  If you are unable to pay online, you may send a check payable to DPS to Terrie.  Please make your payment ASAP so that we have the cash on hand to make our payments to ASTA.  Because of a change in the bus quote, we had to revise the payment schedule.  The new payment schedule is:High School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        256.00

1/12/19          257.00

Total                1023.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

 

 

Middle School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        255.00

1/12/19          255.00

Total                1020.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

All payments will be due on the 12th of the month for the next 4 months.

2)  Forms:  The Consent to Emergency Treatment and Durable Power of Attorney forms are required for any off-campus trip.  These forms must be turned into Terrie by December 1, 2018 in order for your child to be allowed on the trip.  These forms can be found on the DSAO website under travel.  In addition, the ASTA Photo Release is required by ASTA.  This form is also available on the DSAO website under travel.



Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

The DSAO orchestra closet stores outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family for outfitting their growing musician. Let us know if you are in need of anything from the closet.

Now that we are into concert season has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire? Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet.

Donate them. We are always accepting donations of concert attire for the closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room throughout the school year.

So send in those outgrown suits, tuxedos, dress shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants and shoes and we will add them to our growing closet.

Have a clothing request from the closet or have questions?

Contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)


DSAO King Soopers Cards are Now Available

Terri Tyree has a new batch of King Soopers Cards, ready for pickup! Please note that the cards come loaded with $2.50, which is what we charge for them.  Correct change is appreciated, or alternatively feel free to write a check, made payable to DPS.   Students can bring in the money & come see me and I will give them the card(s).
More information is below.  Thank you so much!

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that new King Soopers gift cards are available.  The money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for our ASTA trip.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!


Master Classes for Hands-on Learning

Observe expert clinicians as they work with top-quality students to hone and refine their performance. Bring your instrument and join the instruction. It’s a great learning opportunity for teachers and students alike.

Pre-collegiate and collegiate master classes include violin, viola, cello, and bass. Multi-level master classes include eclectic styles and chamber music.

Learn more about master class clinicians.

Know a student or interested in being a student for a master class? Apply today, and no later than Tuesday, January 8, 2019



Make sure that your Emails are updated

It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.



2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Chamber Concert

Friday, Nov 30, 7pm

Winter Concert

Saturday, Dec 8, 7pm
Sunday, Dec 9, 3pm

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

Spring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO Newsletter, Week of November 11, 2018

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, November 30, 7p: Chamber Concert
  • Saturday, December 8, 7p: Orchestra Concert
  • Sunday, December 9, 3p: Orchestra Concert

2019 Colorado Allstate Orchestra Audition files

Due to Dr. Lasansky November 11, 2018

  • Colorado Allstate Orchestra in Ft. Collins will be held February 7 – 9, 2019
  • ASO is for HS Students in grades 10 – 12

  • Colorado ASO format directions state files need to be labeled (please refer to website): StudentLastName_FirstName_School_Instrument.mp3

  • Use CMEA # 000299964 on the registration form.

  • Pay the $25 audition fee (by November 13, 2018) either on-line or by check.  Checks should be made payable to CMEA, and mailed directly to Jennifer West, Colorado ASO Treasurer, Mesa Ridge High School, 6070 Mesa Ridge Pkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80911.  Checks need to be postmarked by November 13, 2018.


Please Sign up for Upcoming Preview Mornings!

Training Available November 15

It’s that time of year again for prospective students and families to tour DSA and learn about our school!  This is a great opportunity to share how wonderful our orchestra program is!Many of you were able to tour the school prior to your student being accepted and remember what it was like. The tours this year will be the same as previous years. There is approximately a 2-hour commitment on those mornings.

This year we will be having 2 preview sessions: one in the fall for prospective students and additional preview mornings in the spring for new accepts.

Please use this link (CLICK HERE) to sign up or for more information.

New to giving tours or would like a refresher?  No problem!  There will be a Preview Mornings parent training session this coming week, Thursday 11/15, from 7:40 – 9 am in room #113.  If you cannot attend the meeting, that’s ok!  We can fill you in on any questions you may have.

To best serve our prospective students and families, we will need 2-3 people for each time slot.  We need both middle school and high school parents, or those familiar with both.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Melinda Kunzler


 

DSA Orchestra’s Winter Silent Auction and Dinner

Is only four weeks away!

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Our annual dinner and auction is only 4 weeks away!

Have you contributed anything to the silent auction?

The money we raise goes directly to the orchestra and helps defray the costs of our upcoming trips.

Please consider contributing to the auction!

Also…join us for dinner before the auction.  CLICK HERE to pay ($9 adults, $7 student) or send a check to DPS and put in forms box in orchestra room.

Please see below for details

5:30 Dinner and Silent auction before concert.

NO need to cook! Come and enjoy a winter soup and salad dinner before the concert. Details to come.

Be a part of our orchestra community for this great event to raise money for our educational and travel fund!

*Step 1. Donation: We ask that each family donate something to our Orchestra Silent Auction (does not need to be a complete basket). Share your special talent, memorabilia that is collecting dust, a weekend in the condo that you own, lessons, tutoring, or handmade art or jewelry. OR ask the concert hall, restaurant or coffee shop you frequent to donate something or a gift card for our kids. Items collected will be put into a variety of baskets for the auction.

*Step 2. Use this TAX FORM for businesses that donate.

*Step 3. Attach ITEM FORM to your collected items and drop it in Dr L’s office by December 3rd.

*Step 4.RSVP for dinner and come early to bid on auction items before the concert!

($9/adults and $7 student/child). More information and link to follow in future newsletter.

Need to get the creative juices flowing? You can choose to bring items that fit a theme below or bring something entirely different.  

BASKET THEMES

Food/Restaurant- Fast food, slow food, cooking, gift certificates

Movie night/shopping (movie tickets, shop certificates, popcorn)

Fun in the Sun or Night under the Stars (Outdoor adventures, live theater etc)

Spa, pamper (massage, spas, lotions, soaps)

Home and Garden

Creativity Unleashed (art, lessons, handmade ornaments, knitting, jewelry)

Music to My Ears (music themed items)

Holiday Cheer

Family Day- Passes, museum tickets, zoo, board games

****We are always looking for baskets or bags that you no longer need!

QUESTIONS: Contact Carolfennellart@gmail.com or ha.hampton@gmail.com for info.


A letter from DSA’s Principal

Dear DSA parent,

Last week, a team of DSA faculty and staff returned from the annual conference of the Arts Schools Network in Orange County, California. We participated in training, led some sessions ourselves, and toured peer schools. I’ve served on the ASN board for 8 years and am honored to be President of ASN for the next two years.

Last Friday, DSA was recognized as an Exemplary Arts School — an award we have consistently received since 2014. While we’re extremely proud of that level of achievement, the conference reminds me painfully each year of how much our faculty and staff — and students — do without resources that pale in comparison to our peer schools around the country.

From discussions with leaders of schools across the country, I have learned that many of them — public schools like ours — receive about double the amount of district or base funding that DSA does — about twice as much per student. Most of the schools raise additional funds beyond that, but they start out at a significant advantage. If you are not aware, Colorado is ranked number 48 of the 50 states in school funding.

Our Fill the Gap campaign isn’t intended to make up for that disadvantage. What it does do — and the reason we need everyone’s participation — is to help provide the necessary resources for us to go beyond “typical school” to function as the exemplary arts school we are. It is also imperative that we have close to 80% participation in order to demonstrate to private outside funders the strong internal support we have from our school community. The financial situations of our families vary widely and, knowing that, I respectfully ask that all families make a donation (large or small) that fits your budget. All gifts count toward participation.

I’m very grateful for the support of everyone who has already participated, and for the fact that you entrust us with your students. If we all work together, we can make a big difference in their lives and careers.

William M. Kohut,
Principal, Denver School of the Arts
(720)424-1702

ASTA in Albuquerque Travel Reminders
March 6 – 10, 2019

Thank you to all the parents and students who joined us recently for the travel meeting.  The meeting was very well attended, and we believe many questions were answered.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, links for the agenda (CLICK HERE), cost breakdown (CLICK HERE), and preliminary itinerary  (CLICK HERE) are provided for your convenience.  Please note that the itinerary is preliminary only and will change as we add activities and refine the days’ plans.  Likewise, the cost breakdown is our best estimate at this time and may change if circumstances and bids change as the trip approaches.

A few items that require immediate attention:

1)  Trip Payments:  The first of 4 installment payments for the trip is past due.  Payments should be made online through the My Schoolbucks site or app.  If you are unable to pay online, you may send a check payable to DPS to Terrie.  Please make your payment ASAP so that we have the cash on hand to make our payments to ASTA.  Because of a change in the bus quote, we had to revise the payment schedule.  The new payment schedule is:High School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        256.00

1/12/19          257.00

Total                1023.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

 

 

Middle School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        255.00

1/12/19          255.00

Total                1020.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

All payments will be due on the 12th of the month for the next 4 months.

2)  Forms:  The Consent to Emergency Treatment and Durable Power of Attorney forms are required for any off-campus trip.  These forms must be turned into Terrie by December 1, 2018 in order for your child to be allowed on the trip.  These forms can be found on the DSAO website under travel.  In addition, the ASTA Photo Release is required by ASTA.  This form is also available on the DSAO website under travel.



Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

The DSAO orchestra closet stores outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family for outfitting their growing musician. Let us know if you are in need of anything from the closet.

Now that we are into concert season has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire? Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet.

Donate them. We are always accepting donations of concert attire for the closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room throughout the school year.

So send in those outgrown suits, tuxedos, dress shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants and shoes and we will add them to our growing closet.

Have a clothing request from the closet or have questions?

Contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)



DSAO King Soopers Cards are Now Available

Terri Tyree has a new batch of King Soopers Cards, ready for pickup! Please note that the cards come loaded with $2.50, which is what we charge for them.  Correct change is appreciated, or alternatively feel free to write a check, made payable to DPS.   Students can bring in the money & come see me and I will give them the card(s).
More information is below.  Thank you so much!

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that new King Soopers gift cards are available.  The money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for our ASTA trip.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!


Master Classes for Hands-on Learning

Observe expert clinicians as they work with top-quality students to hone and refine their performance. Bring your instrument and join the instruction. It’s a great learning opportunity for teachers and students alike.

Pre-collegiate and collegiate master classes include violin, viola, cello, and bass. Multi-level master classes include eclectic styles and chamber music.

Learn more about master class clinicians.

Know a student or interested in being a student for a master class? Apply today, and no later than Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Award Deadlines

Recognize an outstanding teacher or researcher with these awards presented at ASTA National Conference:

String Researcher Award
Nominations due by October 30

Elizabeth A. H. Green School Educator Award
Nominations due by November 1


Make sure that your Emails are updated

It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.


2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Chamber Concert

Friday, Nov 30, 7pm

Winter Concert

Saturday, Dec 8, 7pm
Sunday, Dec 9, 3pm

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

Spring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm

DSAO Newsletter Week of November 4, 2018

Summary Headlines – Please Read

*Please note that some of the top links are bookmarks to later sections of the email.  If those links don’t work, please scroll through the email to find the appropriate section.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

To Do Week of October 28

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, November 30, 7p: Chamber Concert


A letter from DSA’s Principal

Dear DSA parent,

Last week, a team of DSA faculty and staff returned from the annual conference of the Arts Schools Network in Orange County, California. We participated in training, led some sessions ourselves, and toured peer schools. I’ve served on the ASN board for 8 years and am honored to be President of ASN for the next two years.

Last Friday, DSA was recognized as an Exemplary Arts School — an award we have consistently received since 2014. While we’re extremely proud of that level of achievement, the conference reminds me painfully each year of how much our faculty and staff — and students — do without resources that pale in comparison to our peer schools around the country.

From discussions with leaders of schools across the country, I have learned that many of them — public schools like ours — receive about double the amount of district or base funding that DSA does — about twice as much per student. Most of the schools raise additional funds beyond that, but they start out at a significant advantage. If you are not aware, Colorado is ranked number 48 of the 50 states in school funding.

Our Fill the Gap campaign isn’t intended to make up for that disadvantage. What it does do — and the reason we need everyone’s participation — is to help provide the necessary resources for us to go beyond “typical school” to function as the exemplary arts school we are. It is also imperative that we have close to 80% participation in order to demonstrate to private outside funders the strong internal support we have from our school community. The financial situations of our families vary widely and, knowing that, I respectfully ask that all families make a donation (large or small) that fits your budget. All gifts count toward participation.

I’m very grateful for the support of everyone who has already participated, and for the fact that you entrust us with your students. If we all work together, we can make a big difference in their lives and careers.

William M. Kohut,
Principal, Denver School of the Arts
(720)424-1702

ASTA in Albuquerque Travel Reminders
March 6 – 10, 2019

Thank you to all the parents and students who joined us recently for the travel meeting.  The meeting was very well attended, and we believe many questions were answered.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, links for the agenda (CLICK HERE), cost breakdown (CLICK HERE), and preliminary itinerary  (CLICK HERE) are provided for your convenience.  Please note that the itinerary is preliminary only and will change as we add activities and refine the days’ plans.  Likewise, the cost breakdown is our best estimate at this time and may change if circumstances and bids change as the trip approaches.

A few items that require immediate attention:

1)  Trip Payments:  The first of 4 installment payments for the trip is past due.  Payments should be made online through the My Schoolbucks site or app.  If you are unable to pay online, you may send a check payable to DPS to Terrie.  Please make your payment ASAP so that we have the cash on hand to make our payments to ASTA.  Because of a change in the bus quote, we had to revise the payment schedule.  The new payment schedule is:High School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        256.00

1/12/19          257.00

Total                1023.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

 

 

Middle School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        255.00

1/12/19          255.00

Total                1020.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

All payments will be due on the 12th of the month for the next 4 months.

2)  Forms:  The Consent to Emergency Treatment and Durable Power of Attorney forms are required for any off-campus trip.  These forms must be turned into Terrie by December 1, 2018 in order for your child to be allowed on the trip.  These forms can be found on the DSAO website under travel.  In addition, the ASTA Photo Release is required by ASTA.  This form is also available on the DSAO website under travel.



DSA Orchestra’s Winter Silent Auction and Dinner

Is coming….

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

5:30 Dinner and Silent auction before concert.

NO need to cook! Come and enjoy a winter soup and salad dinner before the concert. Details to come.

Be a part of our orchestra community for this great event to raise money for our educational and travel fund!

*Step 1. Donation: We ask that each family donate something to our Orchestra Silent Auction (does not need to be a complete basket). Share your special talent, memorabilia that is collecting dust, a weekend in the condo that you own, lessons, tutoring, or handmade art or jewelry. OR ask the concert hall, restaurant or coffee shop you frequent to donate something or a gift card for our kids. Items collected will be put into a variety of baskets for the auction.

*Step 2. Use this TAX FORM for businesses that donate.

*Step 3. Attach ITEM FORM to your collected items and drop it in Dr L’s office by December 3rd.

*Step 4.RSVP for dinner and come early to bid on auction items before the concert!

($9/adults and $7 student/child). More information and link to follow in future newsletter.

Need to get the creative juices flowing? You can choose to bring items that fit a theme below or bring something entirely different.  

BASKET THEMES

Food/Restaurant- Fast food, slow food, cooking, gift certificates

Movie night/shopping (movie tickets, shop certificates, popcorn)

Fun in the Sun or Night under the Stars (Outdoor adventures, live theater etc)

Spa, pamper (massage, spas, lotions, soaps)

Home and Garden

Creativity Unleashed (art, lessons, handmade ornaments, knitting, jewelry)

Music to My Ears (music themed items)

Holiday Cheer

Family Day- Passes, museum tickets, zoo, board games

****We are always looking for baskets or bags that you no longer need!

QUESTIONS: Contact Carolfennellart@gmail.com or ha.hampton@gmail.com for info.



Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

The DSAO orchestra closet stores outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family for outfitting their growing musician. Let us know if you are in need of anything from the closet.

Now that we are into concert season has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire? Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet.

Donate them. We are always accepting donations of concert attire for the closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room throughout the school year.

So send in those outgrown suits, tuxedos, dress shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants and shoes and we will add them to our growing closet.

Have a clothing request from the closet or have questions?

Contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)




Take Advantage of these amazing student opportunities next week!

Sunday, November 4: The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra presents Midori will be playing Sibelius Violin Concerto. at 7 pm at Macky Auditorium. There are student tickets available for only $5 by calling 303-449-1343.

Monday, November 5: Midori will be giving a masterclass at Boulder High School from 10:51 – 11:43 am. If you wish to observe, please email Dr. L as soon as possible.

Monday, November 5: At 6 pm, Midori will be performing with the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestra and premiering Cicero’s Dream, the very same piece you will be playing! Come and enjoy this world premiere. Student tickets are FREE with this exclusive link, offered only to schools that have agreed to participate in the Cicero’s Dream consortium.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5xzGk6lZXycFvQwT6pNPoYCd4GwNwdPkcM_vFUmnYx9knkQ/viewform

Colorado Young Sinfonia logo

Our own Leslie Wilburn will have his composition O’Poveste premiere November 4! Join him and the Colorado Young Sinfonia in celebrating this wonderful accomplishment!

Sunday, Nov 4, 2018  7:00 PM
Tickets:  $10 adults; $5 students, seniors, & children under 12
Broomfield Auditorium
3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield

DSAO King Soopers Cards are Now Available

Terri Tyree has a new batch of King Soopers Cards, ready for pickup! Please note that the cards come loaded with $2.50, which is what we charge for them.  Correct change is appreciated, or alternatively feel free to write a check, made payable to DPS.   Students can bring in the money & come see me and I will give them the card(s).
More information is below.  Thank you so much!

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that new King Soopers gift cards are available.  The money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser go into specific student travel accounts (based on card ownership & use) and will be used towards their Orchestra travel expenses.

Each time you reload your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card (must be purchased through DSAO for $2.50 – which is the amount already loaded on the card), 5% of each reloading (up to $500) is awarded to DSAO, and we will track it for you and your student.  That is 5 cents on every dollar you spend without costing you anything!  Even a small amount can help when it comes time to pay for our ASTA trip.  King Soopers send DSAO a check each time the reloads reach $5,000 or more, and that is when your students travel account will be credited with the amount earned.  There is no cash value attached to the account, it is for DSAO fundraising only.  Funds may follow the student from year to year providing they stay in the Orchestra.  Once the student graduates, or leaves the Orchestra, the funds will be transferred to the DSAO travel scholarship fund, or may be transferred to a sibling within the Orchestra.  Funds are not issued to the departing student or family.

Cards may be used at any Kings Soopers and City Market stores and can be used for many types of purchases including groceries, prescriptions, and gasoline.  They cannot be used to purchase lottery tickets, stamps, money transactions, gift cards and other types of tickets.

Once you’ve purchased your card from DSAO, You simply give the card to your cashier before your purchases are scanned so the reloading is paid as a separate transaction (or you can do this at the Customer Service before making your purchases).  You pay for the reload amount by cash, check or credit card. You can then use the Gift Card to pay for your purchases at any checkout line or fuel center. You can reload again and again.   The more you use it, the more money is earned for your student.  The money on the card never expires: However, if your balance goes to zero and you don’t reload it within 90 days, the card becomes inactive. You would then need to get a new card from DSAO.  If you reload it after it is inactive, your student will not get credit for the reloads.

When DSAO plans a trip, and money is due, we will send you the balance in your students trip account to apply toward the amount due for that trip.

King Soopers cards will be available prior to each concert in May.

If you have questions please contact Terrie Tyree at tyreeworld@centurylink.net or Lisa Scheve at lbassow@comcast.net.

Thank you!


Master Classes for Hands-on Learning

Observe expert clinicians as they work with top-quality students to hone and refine their performance. Bring your instrument and join the instruction. It’s a great learning opportunity for teachers and students alike.

Pre-collegiate and collegiate master classes include violin, viola, cello, and bass. Multi-level master classes include eclectic styles and chamber music.

Learn more about master class clinicians.

Know a student or interested in being a student for a master class? Apply today, and no later than Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Award Deadlines

Recognize an outstanding teacher or researcher with these awards presented at ASTA National Conference:

String Researcher Award
Nominations due by October 30

Elizabeth A. H. Green School Educator Award
Nominations due by November 1


Make sure that your Emails are updated

It is very important that each family have at least one email address that is actively monitored for DSAO news.  Email is the primary source of up-to-date information.  Please click the appropriate link at the bottom or reply to this email if an address needs to be deleted (“unsubscribe from this list”), changed (“update subscription preferences”) or added.  Thank you so much.


2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Chamber Concert

Friday, Nov 30, 7pm

Winter Concert

Saturday, Dec 8, 7pm
Sunday, Dec 9, 3pm

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

Spring ConcertSaturday, Mar 2, 7pm
Sunday, Mar 3, 3pm

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Sunday, May 5, 3pm