For those of you whom I have not met or spoken to yet, my name is Sarah Payne and I will be the new orchestra director at FDHS. I have worked at Bryan Station MS since 2011, and have also met many of you as the District 7 MS Honors Orchestra Chair, KMEA All-State Chair, and Viola instructor and Conductor at the EKU Foster Music Camp. Prior to working in Lexington, I worked at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis from 2006-2010, so I am very excited to be returning to high school.

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and invite you and your families to attend a meet-and-greet picnic at Jacobson Park on Friday, August 9th at 6pm, Shelter #2. I will send a RSVP in July; if you are not sure whether you are going to be in orchestra next year or not, please come anyway!A FDHS Google Classroom has already been created, and the students have received an invite to their school e-mail accounts. Please visit the page, and fill out the “get to know you” survey.I have a lot of exciting concerts and events planned for the FDHS orchestra, and am looking forward to a very exciting school year as we build the program!

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to working with all of you, and hope that everyone has a safe and restful summer! sarah.payne@fayette.kyschools.us