September Updates

Good Morning,
The Orchestras are off to a great start! I am so impressed with how great the students already sound, and they have demonstrated such hard work within a very short period of time. This is going to be a fabulous year for the Douglass Orchestras!
Congratulations to our students of the month for the month of August; these students have demonstrated leadership, hard work and dedication to the orchestra both in and outside class:
Concert Orchestra: Ashden Hunt
Symphonic Orchestra: Kiara Flores
Chamber Orchestra: Kylie Profitt

Just a few reminders for the upcoming month:
If you have not turned in your orchestra participation form and/or instrument rental contract, please make sure to turn those in ASAP.
Students will be trying on orchestra dresses this week; students who need to purchase a tux will be sent home with instructions on how to measure for the appropriate size. Please return these no later than September 10th. 
Fiddle Club will begin on Friday, September 10th; students must turn in their permission slip to participate by Thursday, September 9th.
All-State Registration is due September 17th (Chamber Orchestra and select Symphonic members only). 
Mentoring at EJHayes and Crawford MS have been put on hold due to increased student Covid cases and quarantines at the middle schools; we will plan to begin in October if possible – students interested in being a mentor should turn in their permission slips before October 1st.
Solo and Ensemble permission slips are due October 13th.
The October 15th Chili and Arts Night has been postponed; we will update you when a new date has been selected.The first playing test is due on Canvas by September 10th; students should record playing tests before school, after-school, or at home. If you plan to record before or after-school, please let me know a head of time. 
If you have any questions/concerns please let me know.
Thank you!
Mrs. Payne

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