DSAO Newsletter Week of January 6, 2019

Welcome Back!

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

To Do Week of January 6

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

Upcoming Events

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

2019 Preparations

Dear orchestra students:

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

Middle School

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

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

High School

Stock Show Music:
Michael Jackson Medley

Lady Gaga Poker Face

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

CMEA music

Tchaikovsky Serenade (all of it!)
Mahler Adagietto

ASTA Music
Mahler Adagietto

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

Petrushka (1st. tableau)

Thanks!
Dr. L

ASTA in Albuquerque Travel Reminders
March 6 – 10, 2019

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

A few items that require immediate attention:

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

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        256.00

1/12/19          257.00

Total                1023.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

 

 

Middle School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        255.00

1/12/19          255.00

Total                1020.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

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

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


2018 – 2019 Preview Mornings Tour Guides Needed!

Dear Parents,

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you Orchestra Family!



Orchestra Closet  Open – Accepting Donations!

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

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

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

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

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

Have a clothing request from the closet or have questions?

Contact Chris Engel (cengel_md@yahoo.com)


DSAO King Soopers Cards are Now Available

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

Dear DSAO Families,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you!



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2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

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

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

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