DSAO Newsletter Week of October 14, 2018

Support our Master Mentors

and Fill the Gap!

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To Do Week of October 14


​​We are in the final 5 weeks!


We are in the final weeks of this year’s Fill the Gap Campaign and
need every DSA family to participate!
Thank you to the 383 families who have already donated!
We currently have raised $518,914 with 36% of
DSA families participating.
Below is a chart showing the participation level in each department.

​We have just 5 weeks to reach our goal of $600,000 with $82,000 to go!
The campaign will close on November 16th and
we will publicly recognize all donors after that.

Do your part to support the amazing education DSA offers!
Gifts of all amounts will count toward participation.

CLICK HERE to donate!

​Thank you for your support!!!

Questions? Please contact Susan Knill at dsafriendsfoundation@gmail.com


ASTA in Albuquerque Travel Update
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 I believe many questions were answered.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, links for the agenda (CLICK HERE), cost breakdown (CLICK HERE), and preliminary itinerary  (CLICK HERE) are provided for your convenience.  Please note that the itinerary is preliminary only and will change as we add activities and refine the days’ plans.  Likewise, the cost breakdown is our best estimate at this time and may change if circumstances and bids change as the trip approaches.

A few items that require immediate attention:

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

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        256.00

1/12/19          257.00

Total                1023.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

 

 

Middle School

 

10/12/18        255.00

11/12/18        255.00

12/12/18        255.00

1/12/19          255.00

Total                1020.00

 

$125 to be brought for food

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

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


DSA Orchestra’s Winter Silent Auction and Dinner

Is coming….

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

5:30 Dinner and Silent auction before concert.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BASKET THEMES

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

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

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

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

Home and Garden

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

Music to My Ears (music themed items)

Holiday Cheer

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

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

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


DSAO King Soopers Fundraising

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!



Free Family Concert with Fourth Degree Percussion

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:00 pm
Denver School of the Arts, 7111 Montview Blvd.
Tickets:  FreeClap your hands and tap your feet while learning about rhythm and the sound patterns that create music.  This FREE family-friendly musical afternoon features Fourth Degree Percussion, an ensemble of musicians from the Lamont School of Music including Alec Flatness, Kevin Keith, James Nickell and Benjamin Yats.

Entertaining and instructive, Fourth Degree will demonstrate minimalist composition, phasing, hocket, and improvisation as they perform the following works:

Steve Reich: “Clapping Music”
John Eriksson: Tråd (for Marimba)
Andrew Beall: Rancho Jubilee (for Cajon trio)
Shaun Tilburg: Four-Minute Psychosis (for two snare drummers)
David Friedmann/Dave Samuels: Carousel (for jazz Marimba/vibraphone)
Wally Gunn: Ore (for two speaking percussionists)
Paul Lansky: Springs (for four multi percussionists)

We’ll have refreshments and hands-on activities in the lobby following this interactive program.  Fun for all ages!

Questions? Call 303-388-9839 or email tickets@friendsofchambermusic.com.

Sunday, October 21, 2018
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Denver School of the Arts
7111 Montview Blvd, Denver

Link to FCM’s website:
https://friendsofchambermusic.com/archives/concerts/good-vibrations-free-family-concert-2



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2018/19 DSAO PERFORMANCES

Fall Chamber Concert

Friday, Nov 30, 7pm

Winter Concert

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

CMEA Honor Performance

January 26: 9am Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs.

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

ASTA NOF in Albuquerque 

March 6-9

Spring Chamber Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 7pm

Spring Orchestra Concert

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