DSAO News and Updates, Week of May 13, 2018

Orchestra Banquet on Friday

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 May 13

  • Fri. May 18, 6p: Annual Orchestra Banquet

Upcoming Events

  •  Wed., May 23rd, 6p at Dazzle Jazz Club: Tony Golden Senior Recital


DSAO End of Year Celebration Coming Up!

We are in need of parent or student photos from orchestra concerts, trips, rehearsals, etc. for the slideshow at the banquet. They need to be in .jpg form and can be sent or shared via email, dropbox, or google photos to hannahlindberger@gmail.com. 

Hi Everyone! We’ve had such a busy and successful year in orchestra, and it’s time to gather together and celebrate all of our accomplishments, recap the year that was, and bid a fond adieu to our departing seniors.  (Sniff!!)  Here are the details for our annual end-of-the-school-year banquet:

What?  Annual Orchestra Banquet
When?  Friday, May 18, 6:00pm-9:00pm (or thereabouts)
Where? DSA Commons
Who?  Everyone!  All orchestra members and their families are encouraged to attend!

We are asking for a bit of help to make this fun event a success, and there are still a couple of places open for volunteering.  Please CLICK HERE to:

  • Help with set-up
  • Help with clean-up
  • Bring some soda, juice, or giant water/lemonade container
  • Bring a dessert to share

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the banquet!

Alenka Han & Hannah Lindberg


Save the Dates!
Next Month, and Next Year!

With the school year winding down and preparations for next year already underway, please save the following dates for upcoming orchestra events:

Friday, May 18, 6:00-9:00pm in the DSA Commons:  End of the School Year Banquet!

Sunday, August 19, 4:00-7:00(ish)pm at the large picnic shelter at Fred Thomas Park:  Orchestra Back-to-School Picnic

Saturday, August 25, 11:00am-7:00(ish)pm at Marina Point picnic area at Chatfield State Park:  Wombat!!



Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

We are continuing to accept donations of concert attire for the DSAO orchestra closet.

Has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire that you have purchased?  Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet. Donate them to the DSAO orchestra closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room, and so please send those outgrown suits, tuxedos, shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, shoes (anything really) in.  We started our orchestra concert closet so that we could store outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family prior to each concert for outfitting their growing musician.)

Questions or requests contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

It is always important to remember that, when you shop at King Soopers you are also able to help the orchestra with ongoing expenses, even as our trips have come and gone for this year (Congratulations again to Dr L, staff, chaperones and especially the students!)

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 trips.  King Soopers sends 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.

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

Thank you!

DSAO News and Updates Week of May 6, 2018

Senior Recital Monday!

Orchestra Concert Sat and Sun!

New Student Reception 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.
  •  Annual Orchestra Banquet details below!
    • Please RSVP and turn in payment by this Friday, May 11
  • Please join us on Saturday, May 12 from 5:30-6:30 for a pre-concert welcome reception to greet our new families and students!  We’d love to have as many current DSAO families and students in attendance as possible to warmly welcome our new members.  Please sign-up here (CLICK HERE) to bring an item to share at the reception.
  • Pass the word!  DSAO Signs of Life on Colorado Public Radio May 11 and 12
    • The first movement of Signs of Life airs on Colorado Spotlight Friday 11 May (about 10:20a & 6:20p).
    • The whole piece airs on Weekend Spotlight on Saturday 12 May (about 5:35p) and Sunday 13 May (about 12:35p).
    • CLICK HERE for the full recording.
  •  Save the dates to end this year, and begin next year
  • Don’t forget to reload your King Soopers card; 5% goes for future trips

To Do Week of May 6

  •  Monday, May 7, 7pHannah Lindberg Senior Recital
  • Sat. May 12, 7p: Spring Orchestra Concert
    • 5:30p-6:30p: New Student Reception (CLICK HERE to sign up)
  • Sun. May 13, 3p: Spring Orchestra Concert

Upcoming Events

  • Fri. May 18, 6p: Annual Orchestra Banquet
  •  Wed., May 23rd, 6p at Dazzle Jazz Club: Tony Golden Senior Recital


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.


Hannah Lindberg Senior Recital

Monday, May 7, 7p, Concert Hall


DSAO End of Year Celebration Coming Up!

We are in need of parent or student photos from orchestra concerts, trips, rehearsals, etc. for the slideshow at the banquet. They need to be in .jpg form and can be sent or shared via email, dropbox, or google photos to hannahlindberger@gmail.com. 

Hi Everyone!  It’s hard to believe but the school year will be winding down to a close in just four short weeks.  Whew!  We’ve had such a busy and successful year in orchestra, and it’s time to gather together and celebrate all of our accomplishments, recap the year that was, and bid a fond adieu to our departing seniors.  (Sniff!!)  Here are the details for our annual end-of-the-school-year banquet:

What?  Annual Orchestra Banquet
When?  Friday, May 18, 6:00pm-9:00pm (or thereabouts)
Where? DSA Commons
Who?  Everyone!  All orchestra members and their families are encouraged to attend!
How much?  $15/student or child; $20/adult
To whom payable?  DPS

Dr. L’s favorite Chinese restaurant, Yu Hong, will be catering the event.  Please RSVP here (CLICK HERE) so we know how many are coming.  Please send your checks to Terrie to help cover the catering and decorating costs.  You can just put a check in an envelope, with your child’s name on the outside, in Terrie’s forms box in the orchestra room.

We are also asking for a bit of help to make this fun event a success.  Please CLICK HERE to:

  • Help with set-up
  • Help with clean-up
  • Bring some soda, juice, or giant water/lemonade container
  • Bring a dessert to share

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the banquet!

Alenka Han & Hannah Lindberg


Save the Dates!
Next Month, and Next Year!

With the school year winding down and preparations for next year already underway, please save the following dates for upcoming orchestra events:

Saturday, May 12, 5:30-6:30pm:  New Student and Family Reception.  Please join us to welcome new orchestra students and their families at a pre-concert reception.  We’d love to have as many existing orchestra students and families as possible to make our new members feel welcome.

Friday, May 18, 6:00-9:00pm in the DSA Commons:  End of the School Year Banquet!

Sunday, August 19, 4:00-7:00(ish)pm at the large picnic shelter at Fred Thomas Park:  Orchestra Back-to-School Picnic

Saturday, August 25, 11:00am-7:00(ish)pm at Marina Point picnic area at Chatfield State Park:  Wombat!!



Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

We are continuing to accept donations of concert attire for the DSAO orchestra closet.

Has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire that you have purchased?  Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet. Donate them to the DSAO orchestra closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room, and so please send those outgrown suits, tuxedos, shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, shoes (anything really) in.  We started our orchestra concert closet so that we could store outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family prior to each concert for outfitting their growing musician.)

Questions or requests contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

It is always important to remember that, when you shop at King Soopers you are also able to help the orchestra with ongoing expenses, even as our trips have come and gone for this year (Congratulations again to Dr L, staff, chaperones and especially the students!)

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 trips.  King Soopers sends 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.

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

Thank you!

DSAO News and Updates Week of April 29, 2018

Senior Recital 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.
  •  Annual Orchestra Banquet details below!
  • Please join us on Saturday, May 12 from 5:30-6:30 for a pre-concert welcome reception to greet our new families and students!  We’d love to have as many current DSAO families and students in attendance as possible to warmly welcome our new members.  Please sign-up here (CLICK HERE) to bring an item to share at the reception.
  • Leslie Wilburn composition performance on Sunday at 2:30p!
  • Isaiah Duran wins Denver Youth Music Award
  •  Save the dates to end this year, and begin next year
  • Don’t forget to reload your King Soopers card; 5% goes for future trips

To Do Week of April 29

  •  Alicia Rey-Miller and Josh McClendon – April 30
    • Reception: 6:15p
    • Recital: 7:00p
    • Refreshments afterwards

Upcoming Events

  • Sat. May 12, 7p: Spring Orchestra Concert
    • 5:30p-6:30p: New Student Reception (CLICK HERE) to sign up
  • Sun. May 13, 3p: Spring Orchestra Concert
  • Fri. May 18, 6p: Annual Orchestra Banquet

Senior Recitals

Hannah Lindberg – May 7, 7p

Tony Golden – May 23rd, 6p at Dazzle Jazz Club


DSAO End of Year Celebration Coming Up!

We are in need of parent or student photos from orchestra concerts, trips, rehearsals, etc. for the slideshow at the banquet. They need to be in .jpg form and can be sent or shared via email, dropbox, or google photos to hannahlindberger@gmail.com. 

Hi Everyone!  It’s hard to believe but the school year will be winding down to a close in just four short weeks.  Whew!  We’ve had such a busy and successful year in orchestra, and it’s time to gather together and celebrate all of our accomplishments, recap the year that was, and bid a fond adieu to our departing seniors.  (Sniff!!)  Here are the details for our annual end-of-the-school-year banquet:

What?  Annual Orchestra Banquet
When?  Friday, May 18, 6:00pm-9:00pm (or thereabouts)
Where? DSA Commons
Who?  Everyone!  All orchestra members and their families are encouraged to attend!
How much?  $15/student or child; $20/adult
To whom payable?  DPS

Dr. L’s favorite Chinese restaurant, Yu Hong, will be catering the event.  Please RSVP here (CLICK HERE) so we know how many are coming.  Please send your checks to Terrie to help cover the catering and decorating costs.  You can just put a check in an envelope, with your child’s name on the outside, in Terrie’s forms box in the orchestra room.

We are also asking for a bit of help to make this fun event a success.  Please CLICK HERE to:

  • Help with set-up
  • Help with clean-up
  • Bring some soda, juice, or giant water/lemonade container
  • Bring a dessert to share

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at the banquet!

Alenka Han & Hannah Lindberg


Save the Dates!
Next Month, and Next Year!

With the school year winding down and preparations for next year already underway, please save the following dates for upcoming orchestra events:

Saturday, May 12, 5:30-6:30pm:  New Student and Family Reception.  Please join us to welcome new orchestra students and their families at a pre-concert reception.  We’d love to have as many existing orchestra students and families as possible to make our new members feel welcome.

Friday, May 18, 6:00-9:00pm in the DSA Commons:  End of the School Year Banquet!

Sunday, August 19, 4:00-7:00(ish)pm at the large picnic shelter at Fred Thomas Park:  Orchestra Back-to-School Picnic

Saturday, August 25, 11:00am-7:00(ish)pm at Marina Point picnic area at Chatfield State Park:  Wombat!!



Congratulations to Leslie Wilburn!

Congratulations to Leslie Wilburn for winning the Denver Young Artists Orchestra Composition Competition.  The DYAO will perform Leslie’s piece, Valse Scherzando, at its final concert of the season, Transformations, on Sunday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Hall.  The concert will also feature Mahler’s glorious 5th Symphony and the winner of the concerto competition, Christina Johnson, performing Barber’s Violin Concerto.  It should be a spectacular concert.  Several members of the DSA orchestra perform with the DYAO — Lily Primus, Ethan Scheve, Anna Neznamova, Landon Fennell, and Alex Han — so come cheer on your fellow DSAers and enjoy some beautiful music.  Tickets



Isaiah Duran Wins Denver Youth Music Award!

Best Original Electronic Song

The Denver Youth Music Awards (https://benjaminrthompsonm.wixsite.com/dyma)is a contest and event for young musicians in Denver. The DYMAs provide an opportunity for young people to showcase their talents, network with other musicians, and learn from professionals in the industry.  Isaiah won Best Original Electronic Song (Any sub-genre: instrumental hip hop, dubstep, house, EDM, etc…).  “For the original categories, the winners [are] determined by a panel made up of individuals involved in music education and the music industry. The committee [considers] the following criteria for each submission: composition, performance, production, innovativeness, and overall impact on the listener.”

Isaiah described his song in this way: “I wanted to make a song that I could finally incorporate my violin into. An instrument I love, and am very passionate about. I featured my violin in multiple different parts of this song. The reason I associate this song with clouds is that many initial ideas I had for this song came to me on an airplane. Hope you enjoy!”

Isaiah’s song:
https://soundcloud.com/xisaiahdurianx/isaiah-final-project-x?in=htec-audio-production/sets/2018-dymas-best-original
All of the songs in the category:

https://soundcloud.com/htec-audio-production/sets/2018-dymas-best-original


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

It is always important to remember that, when you shop at King Soopers you are also able to help the orchestra with ongoing expenses, even as our trips have come and gone for this year (Congratulations again to Dr L, staff, chaperones and especially the students!)

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 trips.  King Soopers sends 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.

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

Thank you!



Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

We are continuing to accept donations of concert attire for the DSAO orchestra closet.

Has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire that you have purchased?  Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet. Donate them to the DSAO orchestra closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room, and so please send those outgrown suits, tuxedos, shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, shoes (anything really) in.  We started our orchestra concert closet so that we could store outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family prior to each concert for outfitting their growing musician.)

Questions or requests contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)

DSAO News and Updates Week of April 22, 2018

Chamber Concert This Friday!

Students required to attend

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.
  •  Students going to CPR will leave DSA on Tuesday at 11:15a
    •  If students are driving, please contact Terrie so that she will sending out parent driver permission forms.
  •  Spring Chamber Concert Friday, April 27, 7p
    • Students are required to attend
    • Concession information is below
  •  Save the dates to end this year, and begin next year!
  • Don’t forget to reload your King Soopers card; 5% goes for future trips
  • Senior Recitals have begun with gusto!  Congrats to Aana Rase and Mia Herlinger.

To Do Week of April 22

  • Fri. Apr 27, 7p: Spring Chamber Concert

Upcoming Events

  • Sat. May 12, 7p: Spring Orchestra Concert
  • Sun. May 13, 3p: Spring Orchestra Concert

Senior Recitals

Alicia Rey-Miller and Josh McClendon – April 30, 7p

Hannah Lindberg – May 7, 7p

Tony Golden – May 23rd, 6p at Dazzle Jazz Club



Chamber Concert Friday

7p, Concert Hall

All DSAO students required to attend.

Come celebrate the hard work of our chamber ensembles, so important to the growth of our students into mature, confident, leading and listening musicians.

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.


Senior Recitals Underway 


Aana Rase, Senior Recital. Leslie Wilburn and Kai Padilla-Smith at piano. 

Mia Herlinger, Senior Recital.

From the DSA newsletter:

Aana Rase gave her senior recital on April 6 and Mia Herlinger presented hers on April 15. Both concerts were amazing productions. Aana shared her love of slam poetry and German dancing, in addition to performing numerous viola solos and a spectacular Shostakovich quartet. She was accompanied by Leslie Wilburn on piano, Landon Fennell and Kai Padilla-Smith on violin, and Dylan Tyree on cello.  Mia opened her show by performing on electric violin with her bands, The Rocky Mountain Turn-Arounds (bluegrass) and Nordic Daughter (rock). She then performed a wide variety of solo pieces, including works by Vivaldi, Queen, the Beatles, and Bach. Backing up Mia for her solo performance were Landon Fennell and Kai Padilla-Smith on violin, Aana Rase and Alicia Rey-Miller on viola, Dylan Tyree and Mia’s little brother, Ben Herlinger, on cello, and D’Marco Martinez on bass guitar, as well two members of Nordic Daughter. Mia and Aana have set the bar HIGH!!  Well done to both of them!


 

DSAO End of Year Celebration Coming Up!

We are in need of parent or student photos from orchestra concerts, trips, rehearsals, etc. for the slideshow at the banquet. They need to be in .jpg form and can be sent or shared via email, dropbox, or google photos to hannahlindberger@gmail.com.


Save the Dates!
Next Month, and Next Year!

With the school year winding down and preparations for next year already underway, please save the following dates for upcoming orchestra events:

Saturday, May 12, 5:30-6:30pm:  New Student and Family Reception.  Please join us to welcome new orchestra students and their families at a pre-concert reception.  We’d love to have as many existing orchestra students and families as possible to make our new members feel welcome.

Friday, May 18, 6:00-9:00pm in the DSA Commons:  End of the School Year Banquet!  Details on cost, payment, and volunteer needs forthcoming.

Sunday, August 19, 4:00-7:00(ish)pm at the large picnic shelter at Fred Thomas Park:  Orchestra Back-to-School Picnic

Saturday, August 25, 11:00am-7:00(ish)pm at Marina Point picnic area at Chatfield State Park:  Wombat!!


Congratulations to Leslie Wilburn!

Congratulations to Leslie Wilburn for winning the Denver Young Artists Orchestra Composition Competition.  The DYAO will perform Leslie’s piece, Valse Scherzando, at its final concert of the season, Transformations, on Sunday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Hall.  The concert will also feature Mahler’s glorious 5th Symphony and the winner of the concerto competition, Christina Johnson, performing Barber’s Violin Concerto.  It should be a spectacular concert.  Several members of the DSA orchestra perform with the DYAO — Lily Primus, Ethan Scheve, Anna Neznamova, Landon Fennell, and Alex Han — so come cheer on your fellow DSAers and enjoy some beautiful music.  Tickets


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

It is always important to remember that, when you shop at King Soopers you are also able to help the orchestra with ongoing expenses, even as our trips have come and gone for this year (Congratulations again to Dr L, staff, chaperones and especially the students!)

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 trips.  King Soopers sends 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.

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

Thank you!



Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

We are continuing to accept donations of concert attire for the DSAO orchestra closet.

Has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire that you have purchased?  Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet. Donate them to the DSAO orchestra closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room, and so please send those outgrown suits, tuxedos, shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, shoes (anything really) in.  We started our orchestra concert closet so that we could store outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family prior to each concert for outfitting their growing musician.)

Questions or requests contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)

DSAO News and Updates April 15, 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.
  •  Save the dates to end this year, and begin next year!
  • Don’t forget to reload your King Soopers card; 5% goes for future trips
  • Congrats to Dylan Tyree for selection of his composition Murmuration for the 12th Annual Colorado Composers Concerts (COCOCO 12); tonight, Metro State, 6:30p
    • Dylan’s composition will be performed by members of the Playground Ensemble (including DSAO master mentor Robyn Julyan
    • 6:30 – 7:15 Pre-concert lecture & composer talkback
    • 7:30 Performance at the King Concert Hall, Auraria Campus (AHEC Box office). performance

To Do Week of April 15

  • Sun, April 15, 7p Oriental TheatreMia Herlinger
    • Doors open at 6 pm, show starts at 6:30p, Mia solo performance 8p
    • Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door
    • All proceeds go to the DSAO scholarship fund

Upcoming Events

  • Fri. Apr 27, 7p: Spring Chamber Concert
  • Sat. May 12, 7p: Spring Orchestra Concert
  • Sun. May 13, 3p: Spring Orchestra Concert

Senior Recitals

Alicia Rey-Miller and Josh McClendon – April 30, 7p

Hannah Lindberg – May 7, 7p

Tony Golden – May 23rd, 6p at Dazzle Jazz Club


Mia’s Senior recital – rock, pop, bluegrass, classical

April 15th, 6:30p – Oriental Theater

  • Tickets $10 in advance. $15 at the door
  • All proceeds will be donated to the DSA Orchestra scholarship fund 
  • Tickets available at www.MiaAsano.com under ‘events’ (credit, debit and PayPal accepted) or hard copies can be directly purchased from Mia

Save the Dates!
Next Month, and Next Year!

With the school year winding down and preparations for next year already underway, please save the following dates for upcoming orchestra events:

Saturday, May 12, 5:30-6:30pm:  New Student and Family Reception.  Please join us to welcome new orchestra students and their families at a pre-concert reception.  We’d love to have as many existing orchestra students and families as possible to make our new members feel welcome.

Friday, May 18, 6:00-9:00pm in the DSA Commons:  End of the School Year Banquet!  Details on cost, payment, and volunteer needs forthcoming.

Sunday, August 19, 4:00-7:00(ish)pm at the large picnic shelter at Fred Thomas Park:  Orchestra Back-to-School Picnic

Saturday, August 25, 11:00am-7:00(ish)pm at Marina Point picnic area at Chatfield State Park:  Wombat!!

Congratulations to Leslie Wilburn!

Congratulations to Leslie Wilburn for winning the Denver Young Artists Orchestra Composition Competition.  The DYAO will perform Leslie’s piece, Valse Scherzando, at its final concert of the season, Transformations, on Sunday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Hall.  The concert will also feature Mahler’s glorious 5th Symphony and the winner of the concerto competition, Christina Johnson, performing Barber’s Violin Concerto.  It should be a spectacular concert.  Several members of the DSA orchestra perform with the DYAO — Lily Primus, Ethan Scheve, Anna Neznamova, Landon Fennell, and Alex Han — so come cheer on your fellow DSAers and enjoy some beautiful music.  Tickets

DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

It is always important to remember that, when you shop at King Soopers you are also able to help the orchestra with ongoing expenses, even as our trips have come and gone for this year (Congratulations again to Dr L, staff, chaperones and especially the students!)

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 trips.  King Soopers sends 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.

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

Thank you!



Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

We are continuing to accept donations of concert attire for the DSAO orchestra closet.

Has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire that you have purchased?  Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet. Donate them to the DSAO orchestra closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room, and so please send those outgrown suits, tuxedos, shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, shoes (anything really) in.  We started our orchestra concert closet so that we could store outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family prior to each concert for outfitting their growing musician.)

Questions or requests contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)

DSAO News and Updates Week of April 8, 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.
  •  Congratulations Leslie Wilburn, winner of DYAO Composition Competition. Concert April 29!
  • Please note that the May 12 Spring Orchestra Concert time has changed in the newsletter, to 7p.
  • Updated information regarding Senior Recitals

To Do Week of April 8

  • Sun, April 15, 7p Oriental TheatreMia Herlinger
    • Doors open at 6 pm, show starts at 6:30p, Mia solo performance 8p
    • Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door
    • All proceeds go to the DSAO scholarship fund

Upcoming Events

  • Fri. Apr 27, 7p: Spring Chamber Concert
  • Sat. May 12, 7p: Spring Orchestra Concert
  • Sun. May 13, 3p: Spring Orchestra Concert

Senior Recitals

Alicia Rey-Miller and Josh McClendon – April 30, 7p

Hannah Lindberg – May 7, 7p

Tony Golden – May 23rd, 6p at Dazzle Jazz Club



Mia’s Senior recital – rock, pop, bluegrass, classical

April 15th, 6:30p – Oriental Theater

  • Tickets $10 in advance. $15 at the door
  • All proceeds will be donated to the DSA Orchestra scholarship fund 
  • Tickets available at www.MiaAsano.com under ‘events’ (credit, debit and PayPal accepted) or hard copies can be directly purchased from Mia

Congratulations to Leslie Wilburn!

Congratulations to Leslie Wilburn for winning the Denver Young Artists Orchestra Composition Competition.  The DYAO will perform Leslie’s piece, Valse Scherzando, at its final concert of the season, Transformations, on Sunday, April 29, at 2:30 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Hall.  The concert will also feature Mahler’s glorious 5th Symphony and the winner of the concerto competition, Christina Johnson, performing Barber’s Violin Concerto.  It should be a spectacular concert.  Several members of the DSA orchestra perform with the DYAO — Lily Primus, Ethan Scheve, Anna Neznamova, Landon Fennell, and Alex Han — so come cheer on your fellow DSAers and enjoy some beautiful music.  Tickets


Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

We are continuing to accept donations of concert attire for the DSAO orchestra closet.

Has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire that you have purchased?  Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet. Donate them to the DSAO orchestra closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room, and so please send those outgrown suits, tuxedos, shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, shoes (anything really) in.  We started our orchestra concert closet so that we could store outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family prior to each concert for outfitting their growing musician.)

Questions or requests contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

It is always important to remember that, when you shop at King Soopers you are also able to help the orchestra with ongoing expenses, even as our trips have come and gone for this year (Congratulations again to Dr L, staff, chaperones and especially the students!)

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 trips.  King Soopers sends 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.

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

Thank you!

DSAO News and Updates Week of April 1, 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.
  •  DSAO and DYAO selected as semi-finalists for the American Prize youth orchestra division
  •  Playing test preparation instructions below
  •  Please note that the May 12 Spring Orchestra Concert time has changed in the newsletter, to 7p.
  •  Updated information regarding Senior Recitals

To Do Week of April 1

  • Fri. Apr 6, 7pAana Rase Senior Recital

Upcoming Events

  • Fri. Apr 27, 7p: Spring Chamber Concert
  • Sat. May 12, 7p: Spring Orchestra Concert
  • Sun. May 13, 3p: Spring Orchestra Concert

Senior Recitals

Mia Herlinger – April 15th at the Oriental Theatre,
  • Doors open at 6 pm, show starts at 7p
  • Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door
  • All proceeds go to the DSAO scholarship fund

Alicia Rey-Miller and Josh McClendon – April 30, 7p

Hannah Lindberg – May 7, 7p

Tony Golden – May 23rd, 6p at Dazzle Jazz Club



Playing Test Preparation

Playing test excerpts for Middle School 

Violin I:
Bartok 2nd.  movement bar 17-end.
4th. mov.  bars 3-18

Adagio for strings bars 47-51

Violin II:
Bartok 6 to end

Adagio for Strings 4-5

Viola:
Bartok: VII movement. Number 7 to the end

Adagio for Strings: Number 2 to number 3.

Troika: Pickup to measure 55 to measure 63

Cello:
Adagio for strings 3-5

Bartok “Poarga Romaneasca” 5 to the end

Bass:
Adagio for Strings beginning

Bartok mov. 5-Number 5 to the end

High School Orchestra:

Study for playing test on 4/5

Review Wagner, Ellington. De Falla and have this music for recording sessions on 4/3 and 4/4.


DSAO, DYAO Semi-finalists American Prize

Great News! Our high school ensemble has just been selected as a semi-finalist in the youth orchestra division of The American Prize national non-profit competitions in the performing arts.

The American Prize will be announcing finalists in the division soon. You can learn more about this prestigious national competition here: www.theamericanprize.org or follow the news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Prize-celebrating-American-excellence-in-the-arts/214320622728 or Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanprize

Here’s the link to the semi-finalists: http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2018/02/semi-finalists-orchestras-2017-18.html

SEMI-FINALISTS: The American Prize in Orchestral Performance—youth orchestra division, 2017-18

Jennifer Harrell
Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra
Knoxville TN
James Fellenbaum, conductor

Ralph T. Jackson
Bridle Path/Montgomery Select String Ensemble
Lansdale PA

Sarah Loudermilk
Houston Youth Symphony
Houston TX
Michael Webster, conductor

Joanne Walle
Oakland Youth Orchestras
Rochester MI
Zeljko Milicevic, conductor

Kelly Waltrip
Denver Young Artists Orchestra
Denver CO
Wes Kenney, conductor

Thomas Dickey
OSU String Academy
Stillwater OK

Enrique Lasansky
Denver School of the Arts Symphony
Denver CO


Mia’s Senior recital – rock, pop, bluegrass, classical

April 15th, 6:30p – Oriental Theater

  • Tickets $10 in advance. $15 at the door
  • All proceeds will be donated to the DSA Orchestra scholarship fund 
  • Tickets available at www.MiaAsano.com under ‘events’ (credit, debit and PayPal accepted) or hard copies can be directly purchased from Mia


Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

We are continuing to accept donations of concert attire for the DSAO orchestra closet.

Has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire that you have purchased?  Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet. Donate them to the DSAO orchestra closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room, and so please send those outgrown suits, tuxedos, shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, shoes (anything really) in.  We started our orchestra concert closet so that we could store outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family prior to each concert for outfitting their growing musician.)

Questions or requests contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

It is always important to remember that, when you shop at King Soopers you are also able to help the orchestra with ongoing expenses, even as our trips have come and gone for this year (Congratulations again to Dr L, staff, chaperones and especially the students!)

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 trips.  King Soopers sends 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.

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

Thank you!

DSAO News and Updates – Week of March 25, 2018

Happy Spring!

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.
  •  Recognition of DSA Middle School Orchestra from ASTA e-newsletter
    • Thank you again to all who made our award-winning trips possible.
  •  Playing test preparation instructions below
  •  Please note that the May 12 Spring Orchestra Concert time has changed in the newsletter, to 7p.
  •  Updated information regarding Senior Recitals

Upcoming Events

  • Fri. Apr 27, 7p: Spring Chamber Concert
  • Sat. May 12, 7p: Spring Orchestra Concert
  • Sun. May 13, 3p: Spring Orchestra Concert

Senior Recitals

Aana Rase – April 6th, 7p

Mia Herlinger – April 15th at the Oriental Theatre,

  • Doors open at 6 pm, show starts at 7p
  • Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door
  • All proceeds go to the DSAO scholarship fund

Alicia Rey-Miller and Josh McClendon – April 30, 7p

Hannah Lindberg – May 7, 7p

Tony Golden – May 23rd, 6p at Dazzle Jazz Club



Playing Test Preparation

Playing test excerpts for Middle School 

Violin I:
Bartok 2nd.  movement bar 17-end.
4th. mov.  bars 3-18

Adagio for strings bars 47-51

Violin II:
Bartok 6 to end

Adagio for Strings 4-5

Viola:
Bartok: VII movement. Number 7 to the end

Adagio for Strings: Number 2 to number 3.

Troika: Pickup to measure 55 to measure 63

Cello:
Adagio for strings 3-5

Bartok “Poarga Romaneasca” 5 to the end

Bass:
Adagio for Strings beginning

Bartok mov. 5-Number 5 to the end

High School Orchestra:

Study for playing test on 4/5

Review Wagner, Ellington. De Falla and have this music for recording sessions on 4/3 and 4/4.


From the most recent ASTA e-newsletter:

2018 National
Orchestra
Festival Winners

We are pleased to announce the grand champions of the ASTA 2018 National Orchestra Festival, held March 8-10 in Atlanta, Georgia.
High School Grand Champion
Moanalua High School
Symphony Orchestra
Honolulu, Hawaii
Elden Seta, Director
Middle School Grand Champion
Denver School of the Arts
Middle School Sinfonia
Denver, Colorado
Enrique Lasansky, Director
The 2018 National Orchestra Festival included 28 ensembles from 15 states.

This is a great opportunity to once again convey our thank yous to all who made these trips possible this year.

Thank you to Dr L for his tireless work on every aspect of student preparation, score and competition selection, and at the end directing our students in multiple award-winning performances.

Thank you to the master mentors for making sure that students are well-equipped with the finer individual and interactive skills necessary to perform at such high levels.

Thank you to the chaperones for making sure that our kids were safe, well-fed, well-attired and well-behaved as they traveled by plane and bus across the country:

  • Middle School: Sharon Felser, Laurie Ivey, Wil Rickards & James Lobato
  • High School: Lisa Scheve, Keven Scheve, Alenka Han, Heidi Martin, Eva Marie (Rea) Schultz, and Terrie Tyree

Thank you finally and especially to the students and parents for your commitment to excellence and the sacrifice of financial resources that make these trips viable.    Your dedication to the arts make us all so proud and grateful!



Mia’s Senior recital – rock, pop, bluegrass, classical

April 15th, 6:30p – Oriental Theater

  • Tickets $10 in advance. $15 at the door
  • All proceeds will be donated to the DSA Orchestra scholarship fund 
  • Tickets available at www.MiaAsano.com under ‘events’ (credit, debit and PayPal accepted) or hard copies can be directly purchased from Mia


Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

We are continuing to accept donations of concert attire for the DSAO orchestra closet.

Has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire that you have purchased?  Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet. Donate them to the DSAO orchestra closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room, and so please send those outgrown suits, tuxedos, shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, shoes (anything really) in.  We started our orchestra concert closet so that we could store outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family prior to each concert for outfitting their growing musician.)

Questions or requests contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

It is always important to remember that, when you shop at King Soopers you are also able to help the orchestra with ongoing expenses, even as our trips have come and gone for this year (Congratulations again to Dr L, staff, chaperones and especially the students!)

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 trips.  King Soopers sends 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.

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

Thank you!

DSAO News and Updates Week of March 18, 2018

Senior Recitals Begin This Week

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

  • Fri. Apr 27, 7p: Spring Chamber Concert
  • Sat. May 12, 3p: Spring Pops Concert
  • Sun. May 13, 3p: Spring Pops Concert

Senior Recitals

Aana Rase – April 6th at 7pm

Mia Herlinger – April 15th at the Oriental Theatre,

  • Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm
  • Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door
  • All proceeds go to the DSAO scholarship fund


Mia’s Senior recital – rock, pop, bluegrass, classical

April 15th, 6:30p – Oriental Theater

  • Tickets $10 in advance. $15 at the door
  • All proceeds will be donated to the DSA Orchestra scholarship fund 
  • Tickets available at www.MiaAsano.com under ‘events’ (credit, debit and PayPal accepted) or hard copies can be directly purchased from Mia


Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

We are continuing to accept donations of concert attire for the DSAO orchestra closet.

Has your musician managed to outgrow all of that fabulous concert attire that you have purchased?  Don’t let those items collect dust in the back of their closet. Donate them to the DSAO orchestra closet.

We have collection boxes in the orchestra room, and so please send those outgrown suits, tuxedos, shirts, bow ties, cummerbunds, dresses, tops, skirts, pants, shoes (anything really) in.  We started our orchestra concert closet so that we could store outgrown but still very wearable concert attire donated by orchestra families.  This clothing and formal attire is available to any orchestra family prior to each concert for outfitting their growing musician.)

Questions or requests contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

It is always important to remember that, when you shop at King Soopers you are also able to help the orchestra with ongoing expenses, even as our trips have come and gone for this year (Congratulations again to Dr L, staff, chaperones and especially the students!)

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 trips.  King Soopers sends 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.

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

Thank you!

DSAO News and Updates – Week of 11 March 2018

Congratulations!!!

 

A Rewarding set of Trips

Our high school orchestra together with DSA band students received the third place award in The National Orchestra Cup competition! At the American String Teachers (ASTA) National Orchestra Festival, the DSA high school string orchestra received a superior rating from all three judges!

Our middle school orchestra were first in their division and are the 2018 National Grand Champions!

Congratulations to all the DSA students who competed! A big thank you to all the parents who helped organize or served as chaperones on the trip! Finally a huge thank you to our excellent Master Mentors who coach our students on a weekly basis: Ben Tomkins, Robyn Julyan, Paul Primus, Matt Diekman, Danielle Guideri, David Short, Jeremy Nicholas and Mark Stefaniw. We could not have achieved these honors without your contributions!

Senior Recitals

Hannah Lindberg – March 20th at 7pm

Alicia Rey-Miller (with Basil Armatas) – March 21st at 7pm

Aana Rase – April 6th at 7pm

Mia Herlinger – April 15th at the Oriental Theatre,

  • Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm
  • Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door
  • All proceeds go to the DSAO scholarship fund

2017-2018 Schedule and Events

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 27, 7pm

Spring Pops Concert

Saturday, May 12, 3pm
Sunday, May 13, 3pm


Mia’s Senior recital – rock, pop, bluegrass, classical

April 15th, 6:30p – Oriental Theater

  • Tickets $10 in advance. $15 at the door
  • All proceeds will be donated to the DSA Orchestra scholarship fund 
  • Tickets available at www.MiaAsano.com under ‘events’ (credit, debit and PayPal accepted) or hard copies can be directly purchased from Mia