DSAO News & Updates Week of Sept 24, 2018

Dear DSA Orchestra,

A thousand “thank you’s” can’t express how truly grateful we are for the DSA Orchestra!  Many families came together and organized a beautiful, moving memorial that we will always treasure.  Thank you to the high school orchestra, including several alumni, for performing “Adagio for Strings.”  And thank you to the Senior players for “Ashokan Farewell.” Everyone played with such poise and passion, given the circumstance, and both songs were beautiful.  

Thank you so much for the hoodie, tree, and guest book.  These are amazing mementos that we will always hold close to our hearts.   Thank you to all who brought food to the reception! The extra food fed many of our family members/friends and the unopened food was donated to a food shelter.  

You have been a part of our lives for many years.  It is difficult to express how sad it will be to attend future concerts without Roni somewhere in the viola section; but we are and will continue to be an orchestra family and look forward to the next concert.  We are grateful beyond words for your friendship during this difficult time.

Thanks again,

Michelle, Hank, and Indiya Williams


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

  • Fall Concert
    • Saturday, Oct 13, 7pm
    • Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm


Assignments

Please see concert materials and assignments for each orchestra below:

Middle School

Concert Program:
Faure Pavane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ogPNEDpotY

Brahms Hungarian Dance no.5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzo3atXtm54

Meyer Yumeweeus https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=yumiweeus&suggested=top-titles

Hopkins Downtown Funk https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/search.jsp?keywords=downtown+funk&suggested=department-filter&pageview=list-view&departments=Orchestra

Assignment:
1. Know  your parts, playing test date will be announced shortly.
2. Listen to recordings of these pieces  on J.W. Pepper or Youtube

High School

Concert Program

Day Parkland
Tchaikovsky Serenade 1,2
Barber  Adagio (seniors only)

Know your parts,playing test date will be announced shortly.
Listen to various recordings of Serenade  including: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHtojYUEVz8&t=25s

Full Orchestra

Study parts  and write in measure numbers if they are missing (Beethoven) for Friday’s rehearsal

1. Petrushka: 1st. mov.

2. Watch and follow your part:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esD90diWZds&t=1010s

3. Beethoven 5 1st. mov https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgyB12J6xk8

Thanks,
Dr. L


Become a Perennial Patron!

From Mr. Kohut:

We are severely lagging behind last year’s participation.  Below is a chart of participation by each major (as of early September).

We must meet the $600,000.00 funding goal so we do not have to trim back each departments allotment for artists.  

Fill the Gap helps to address these realities:

  • DSA is tuition free, but donation dependent.
  • Because DSA gets no extra funding for the arts beyond our mill levy allocation, financial support from all families is required.
  • Fill the Gap was started as a way to unite all DSA families in raising money for the school as a whole
  • Fill the Gap funds a wide variety of areas. While funds raised benefit every department, they also go towards academics, capital improvements, building safety/security, and technology.
  • The gap this year is $1,380 which translates to $115 per month.
  • Monthly donations are encouraged as a way to spread out this expense.
  • Families are asked to participate at a level which fits their budget.
  • Donations are 100% tax deductible
  • This campaign benefits the entire school, not just your arts major.

Thank you so much and contact me if you have any questions.

William Kohut
Principal
Denver School of the Arts
william_kohut@dpsk12.org
Please CLICK HERE to set up your monthly donation.



Violinist and Golf Champion

On Sept 12, 2018 (previously scheduled for Sept 5th, delayed then re-scheduled due to heavy rain), Ryan Sangchompuphen, Sophomore, Orchestra/Violin, won the Denver Public School Varsity Cup by 7 strokes at Kennedy Golf Course, with a round of 73 at the final DPS tournament of the season.   Ryan also claimed his 1st ever Individual Denver Varsity League medalist title and helped East High School Boys Golf claim the team title in the league too.




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.


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that, starting May 15, 2017, the money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser will now 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 trips.  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!


2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Concert

Saturday, Oct 13, 7pm
Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm

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 News and Updates 9 September 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

  • Fall Concert
    • Saturday, Oct 13, 7pm
    • Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm

Become a Perennial Patron!

From Mr. Kohut:

We are severely lagging behind last year’s participation.  Below is a chart of participation by each major.

We must meet the $600,000.00 funding goal so we do not have to trim back each departments allotment for artists.  If we are not over the $525,000.00 mark by Friday, September 14th I will have to reduce each department’s funding for artists for the fall semester. 

Fill the Gap helps to address these realities:

  • DSA is tuition free, but donation dependent.
  • Because DSA gets no extra funding for the arts beyond our mill levy allocation, financial support from all families is required.
  • Fill the Gap was started as a way to unite all DSA families in raising money for the school as a whole
  • Fill the Gap funds a wide variety of areas. While funds raised benefit every department, they also go towards academics, capital improvements, building safety/security, and technology.
  • The gap this year is $1,380 which translates to $115 per month.
  • Monthly donations are encouraged as a way to spread out this expense.
  • Families are asked to participate at a level which fits their budget.
  • Donations are 100% tax deductible
  • This campaign benefits the entire school, not just your arts major.

Thank you so much and contact me if you have any questions.

William Kohut
Principal
Denver School of the Arts
william_kohut@dpsk12.org
Please CLICK HERE to set up your monthly donation.


Western States Honor Orchestra Information

  • For 9-12th grade students
  • Not required, participation is voluntary

  • If you are selected to participate, you will be eligible for an excused absence

  • This will not be an organized school-sponsored trip so parents will be responsible for travel, accommodation & chaperone arrangements per WSHO requirements.

  • Entry form and fee must be completed/paid by you at:

  • Please let Terrie Tyree (tyreeworld@centurylink.net) know if you are submitting a file to gain access to the Dropbox folder.

  • Recordings must be submitted to WSHO dropbox by the end of the day on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 so he has time to review the files before he has to submit files on Friday, September 14th.

AUDITION INFORMATION

Audition Recordings and Submissions

  1. Complete and submit the online AUDITION APPLICATION prior to 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018.  You will be required to pay a $30 application fee when you submit the form.  Credit card and e-check payments will be accepted.

  2. Your high school orchestra director must request a Dropbox folder to submit your audition recording by emailing WSHOF@unco.edu.  If you are a homeschooled student, your parent/guardian may request a folder.  Students, please do not request a folder directly.

  3. Audition recordings (mp3 files only) must be submitted to your school’s Dropbox folder in the following format.

    • The audition document (mp3 file) must be labeled: LastName_FirstName_School_Instrument.mp3

    • All required audition material must be included in one file in the following order: Scales, Orchestral Excerpts, Solo Selection. Only one file including all audition requirements should be submitted per applicant.  An announcement of the student name and instrument is NOT required at the beginning of the recording.

    • Audition recordings must be recorded without accompaniment.  Recordings must also be unedited with no added “overdubs” or reverb.

    • Mp3 files must be compressed at a bitrate of no more than 256 kbps. Files larger than 20MB will not be accepted. Consider that the quality of the audition recording may reasonably affect the perception of the adjudicators.

    • Links to the required audition materials are listed in the Resources Section.

Application Deadline

The recorded audition, completed application form and audition fee must be RECEIVED  by 4:00 PM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018.  Any recordings or applications received after this date will not be eligible!

Results

  • Audition results will be posted to the WSHOF website by 5:00 pm on Friday, September 28th.

  • We regret that we are unable to provide evaluations of each student, nor are we willing to repeat the process in order to possibly reconsider a student’s audition.  All judges’ decisions are final.




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.


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that, starting May 15, 2017, the money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser will now 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 trips.  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 DSAOtravel 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!


2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Concert

Saturday, Oct 13, 7pm
Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm

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 News and Updates, 26 Aug 2018

Handbook Acknowledgement Due Today, 6p

Back-to-School Night Thursday, August 30

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 August 26, 2018

  • Thursday, August 30: Orchestra Back-to-School night
    • Middle School, 6:30-7:30p
    • High School 7:30-8:30p

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, September 22, 5-7p: DSA Gala Night

DSAO Handbook

The DSAO Handbook is one of the most important reference manuals for you and your orchestra student in helping to make their career a success. Please CLICK HERE to access the 2018-2019 Handbook, and email your acknowledgment (no need to electronically sign the document) to Terrie Tyree (tyreeworld@centurylink.netby tonight at 6p.


Back-to-School Night, August 30

Dear Orchestra Students and Parents;First of all, welcome to DSA to all the new families!

I have chosen Aug. 30 at 6:30-7:30 for Middle School and 7:30-8:30 for High Schoolfor the Orchestra Back to School Night. I know it’s short notice but please make every effort to have at least one parent or guardian from each family represented. I will be going over this year’s events, the handbook, course expectations, behavior,  and other aspects of the orchestra class.  There have also been some changes in the school this year that I would like to discuss at this meeting. Thank you for your flexibility. I look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Lasansky


Preliminary Auditions for 2018-19

Middle School requirements:

A classical solo of your choice demonstrating lyrical and technical abilities. Two scales a major scale of your choice and a melodic minor scale of your choice. Two octaves required, three octaves encouraged.

No sight reading at the audition.

High school:

We will no longer require the Western States orchestral excerpts. Instead, we will use pieces that DSAO will be playing in 2018-19.

Tchaikovsky String Serenade

Violin: 1st. mov: L-N,      Waltz m181- end,   4th mov: m108-letter E

Viola: 1st. mov:  m 218-m 235,  Waltz 5 after D to letter E,  4th mov m108 to letter C

Cello 1st. mov: m 177 to m 189  and   m.226 -m 265,  Elegy m79-m96  4th mov. letter B to m.128

Bass 1st. mov: m226 -249  and m 275- m293 Waltz m95-m103 Elegy m109-m136 4th mov. m192-m 232

Also:
A classical solo of your choice demonstrating lyrical and technical abilities. Please prepare two scales, three-octave  Db Major and three-octave c# melodic minor.
No sight reading at the audition

High School String and Full Orchestra
Music Preparation

For Full Orchestra please start studying and listening to Stravinsky’s Petrushka. Due to copyright restrictions, the parts can’t be printed. However, you can see the parts clearly on our website using a computer or tablet.

Dr. L


Become a Perennial Patron!

DSA is tuition-free, but donation dependent. Why? District funding does not cover all of DSA’s unique expenses, resulting in a funding gap of $1,380 per student. Your ongoing monthly support provides vital, predictable revenue, ensuring the strong legacy of DSA success. Join the over 500 DSA families who are already supporting DSA with a monthly gift, and become a “Perennial Patron”!
Your monthly donation continues until you make a change or cancel. Please CLICK HERE to set up your monthly donation.


Make sure that your Emails are updated

We at OFA hope that you had a wonderful summer. 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.


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that, starting May 15, 2017, the money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser will now 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 trips.  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!


2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Concert

Saturday, Oct 13, 7pm
Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm

Fall Chamber Concert

Friday, Nov 30, 7pm

Winter Concert

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

Spring Concert

Saturday, 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 News and Updates, 12 Aug 2018

August Back-to-School Preparations Underway

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.
  • Please RSVP!  Many openings still available for volunteers and donations
    • Sunday, August 19, 4:00-7:00(ish)pm at the large picnic shelter at Fred Thomas Park:  Back-to-school Picnic
    • Saturday, August 25, 12:00pm-8:00(ish)pm at Marina Point picnic area at Chatfield State Park: Wombat Day
  • Please read and acknowledge student handbook either at Back-to-School Night or by Saturday August 25
  • Back-to-School Night Thursday, August 23rd
  • Fill the Gap program is in full swing!  Please contribute what you can so that DSAO can reach 100% participation.
  • Make sure that you like and share the DSAO Facebook page, especially when we have upcoming events!
  • 2018-2019 DSAO Performance Schedule
  • Please make sure that your email addresses are updated
  • Don’t forget to reload your King Soopers card; 5% goes for future trips

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, August 19, 4:00-7:00(ish)pm at the large picnic shelter at Fred Thomas Park:  Orchestra Back-to-School Picnic
  • Thursday, August 23rd, 5:30p: Back-to-School Night
  • Saturday, August 25, 12:00pm-8:00(ish)pm at Marina Point picnic area at Chatfield State Park:  Wombat!!
  • Saturday, September 22, 5-7p: DSA Gala Night

DSAO Handbook

The DSAO Handbook is one of the most important reference manuals for you and your orchestra student in helping to make their career a success. Please CLICK HERE to access the 2018-2019 Handbook, and either turn in the signed acknowledgment at the end of the handbook when attending Back-to-School Night.  Otherwise, email your acknowledgment (no need to electronically sign the document) to Terrie Tyree by Saturday, August 25.


Back to School Picnic! August 19th

Hello Orchestra Families!  We hope that you’ve had a wonderful summer!  School is starting soon and it’s time for our back to school picnic.  We are having our picnic this year at Fred Thomas Park.  We will be at the large pavilion on the north side of the park. This is an informal opportunity to meet our new families and reconnect with returning families.

In addition, just like last year, you can complete, sign, and notarize your school forms at the picnic!!  Heidi Martin and Heather Hampton have generously agreed to offer their time, talents, and legal authority to help everyone complete this important task.  They will have a table set up under the picnic shelter where they will be notarizing DPS forms.   There are forms for school trips, waivers for activities, and medical authorizations, and several require notarization which can be hard to accomplish.  Get your forms completed, turned in, and checked off your list at the picnic!  Forms will be available online and at the picnic.

 

Please sign up here to RSVP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba9a92aa5f94-back2
We will be ordering sandwiches from Jimmy John’s and are asking $5 per person to cover the cost. (please click here to pay via PayPal).  We will have vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free options available, so let us know your preferences on sign up.

Back by popular demand, we will have a “make your own sundae bar”!  Coolers with dry ice will be available to keep the ice cream frozen.

For the ice cream and additional picnic items, please sign up here:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba9a92aa5f94-back2 

***When RSVPing, please include the following: How many people in your party, how many will want sandwiches, and any dietary requests.  Please use the link above to pay via paypal.  Alternatively, you may bring cash or check to the picnic.*** 

We hope to see you there!

Date: 08/19/2018 (Sun.)
Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm MDT
Location: Fred Thomas Park – 2400 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80207



Wombat Day, August 25!!!

It’s hard to believe but summer has flown by and the beginning of the school year is just a couple of weeks away.  That means it’s time to prepare for the orchestra’s annual team building day – WOMBAT!!  For those of you new to the orchestra, Wombat is an annual event the orchestra holds at the beginning of the school year to allow everyone to get to know our new members and re-connect with old friends in a casual, outdoor setting.  Wombat got its name years ago — long before any of the current seniors attended DSA — from a prior conductor who loved wombats.  The name has stuck all of these years later.

Here are the Wombat details:

When?  Saturday, August 25, noon-8pm
Where?  Chatfield State Park, Marina Point Picnic Area
What?  Wombat Day!!  Food, games, paddle boarding, and fresh air
Who?  ALL DSA students and as many parent helpers & chaperones as are willing and able to attend
Cost?  $25/student, payable by cash or check to DPS

A few important additional points to keep in mind:

Chatfield State Park lies southwest of Denver, off E-470.  Here is a map to help you get to the park:  http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Chatfield/Documents/Chatfield-Direction-Map.pdf.  Once you are inside the park, follow this map to Marina Point Picnic Area:  http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Chatfield/Documents/ChatfieldAreaMap.pdf  It’s a bit hard to read, but Marina Point is the picnic area near the tip of the peninsula that juts into the lake.

Because this is a Colorado State Park, there is a fee of $8 per car per day to enter the park.  We recognize that not all families can afford to pay the entrance fee while others may not have the time to drive all the way down there to get their kiddos to the park. Therefore, as in years past, carpools will be leaving DSA promptly at 11 a.m. to take kids in need of rides to Chatfield, returning to DSA between 8:30 and 9pm. (Please note, return time to DSA is approximate, so check with your child or the driver for a more accurate arrival time.) If you are able to be a carpool driver, please click here to sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba9a92aa5f94-august5.   If you are in need of a ride, simply sign up on the sheet in the orchestra room during that first week of school.  All parents of students catching a ride to Chatfield will need to fill out, sign, and submit a permission slip or your student will not be able to ride with another parent.  Alternatively, if you can get your child to and/or from Chatfield, but don’t want to drive to the picnic area or pay the entrance fee, we will have shuttle drivers at the Plum Creek (south) entrance on Roxborough Park Rd., which is the entrance closest to the Marina Point Picnic.  Shuttle drivers will be stationed at the entrance from 11:45 to 12:15 to take kids to the picnic area; pick up at the entrance will be between 8 and 8:30pm.  All children must be met and picked up by 8:30.  And, of course, bringing your kiddo and donations all the way to the picnic area is always an option.

This year, we will be providing an afternoon snack and grilled burgers, hot dogs, and veggie options for dinner.  If you are able to contribute food or other supplies to feed the hungry teens, please sign up here:

Wombat Day Food: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba9a92aa5f94-august4

Wombat Day Equipment: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba9a92aa5f94-august6

Please note that this year we’re asking students to either bring a lunch with them to eat at the park, or eat lunch before they arrive at the park.  We will not be preparing lunch at the park for the kids because of the later start time.

We also need parent volunteers to chaperone our students at the park, prepare and lay out snacks and dinner, and supervise the activities.  If you are available and willing to cover a shift or two during the day, please sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba9a92aa5f94-august5

The seniors and juniors are in the process of organizing lots of fun activities, team-building games, and get-to-know-you interactions.  There will also be paddle-boarding and/or kayaking on Chatfield Lake, a beach where you can hang out with your friends, and team skits presented at the end of the day by each team for everyone’s enjoyment.

The cost for the park reservation fee and all of these activities is $25/student, payable to DSP by check or cash.  We’ll be collecting the fee at the back-to-school picnic on August 19, and also have waiver forms available for the paddle boarding.  Please click here for the paddle-boarding waiver form.

Terrie Tyree will be also be collecting money and forms in the forms box in the orchestra room the first week of school.

To make this day as fun for everyone as possible, please consider leaving your pet at home.  Parents, if you’d like to let your dog scamper around the park, please plan on staying at the park with your dog.  Chaperones are not responsible for caring for your pet and your student will be too busy with activities to keep an eye on Fido.  Thank you.

Wombat will be tons of fun and we’re looking forward to seeing as many orchestra members as possible at the park on August 25!!

Dr. Lasansky


Become a Perennial Patron!

DSA is tuition-free, but donation dependent. Why? District funding does not cover all of DSA’s unique expenses, resulting in a funding gap of $1,380 per student. Your ongoing monthly support provides vital, predictable revenue, ensuring the strong legacy of DSA success. Join the over 500 DSA families who are already supporting DSA with a monthly gift, and become a “Perennial Patron”!
Your monthly donation continues until you make a change or cancel. Please CLICK HERE to set up your monthly donation.

Preliminary Auditions for 2018-19

Middle School requirements:

A classical solo of your choice demonstrating lyrical and technical abilities. Two scales a major scale of your choice and a melodic minor scale of your choice. Two octaves required, three octaves encouraged.

No sight reading at the audition.

High school:

We will no longer require the Western States orchestral excerpts. Instead, we will use pieces that DSAO will be playing in 2018-19.

Tchaikovsky String Serenade

Violin: 1st. mov: L-N,      Waltz m181- end,   4th mov: m108-letter E

Viola: 1st. mov:  m 218-m 235,  Waltz 5 after D to letter E,  4th mov m108 to letter C

Cello 1st. mov: m 177 to m 189  and   m.226 -m 265,  Elegy m79-m96  4th mov. letter B to m.128

Bass 1st. mov: m226 -249  and m 275- m293 Waltz m95-m103 Elegy m109-m136 4th mov. m192-m 232

Also:
A classical solo of your choice demonstrating lyrical and technical abilities. Please prepare two scales, three-octave  Db Major and three-octave c# melodic minor.
No sight reading at the audition

High School String and Full Orchestra
Music Preparation

The High School string orchestra has been invited to play at CMEA in January 2019! We will probably perform Tchaikovsky Serenade there (all movements are now on the website). Please study Bartok Divertimento (on the website) since there’s a good chance we will be performing this as well next year.

For Full Orchestra please start studying and listening to Stravinsky’s  Petrushka. Due to copyright restrictions, the parts can’t be printed. However, you can see the parts clearly on our website using a computer or tablet.

I hope everyone is having a good summer!”

Dr. L



Back-to-School Night, August 23

Dear Orchestra Students and Parents;

I want to take this opportunity to invite and encourage all of you to come see me (and other teachers) during Back to School night. This is one of the few opportunities I have to communicate with you as a group in order to explain certain things about the program.  It’s also a chance for you to ask questions you might have.  I would be very grateful if you could make an effort to attend!

Thanks,
Dr. Lasansky

DSA Back-to-School Night

Please put August 23rd on your calendar for DSA’s Back to School Night.



DSAO Awarded the American Prize

The Denver School of the Arts Symphony in Denver CO, Enrique Lasansky, conductor is the 2017-18 winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the public magnet school division. The Denver School of the Arts Symphony was selected from applications reviewed recently from all across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, competitions unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings. The American Prize has attracted hundreds of qualified contestants from all fifty states since its founding, has awarded more than $50,000 in prizes in all categories since 2010, and is presented annually in many areas of the performing arts.

Link to official announcement: http://theamericanprize.blogspot.com/2018/07/winning-ensembles-orchestras-2017-18.html

DYAO Award
The American Prize in Orchestral Performance, 2017-18—youth orchestra division

The American Prize winner:
Denver Young Artists Orchestra
Denver CO
Wes Kenney, conductor



Make sure that your Emails are updated

We at OFA hope that you had a wonderful summer. 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.


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

Dear DSAO Families,

With travel in our near future, we are excited to announce that, starting May 15, 2017, the money we earn from our King Soopers Reloadable Gift Card fundraiser will now 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 trips.  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!


2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Concert

Saturday, Oct 13, 7pm
Sunday, Oct 14, 3pm

Fall Chamber Concert

Friday, Nov 30, 7pm

Winter Concert

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

Spring Concert

Saturday, 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 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!