November Updates

There are quite a few events going on this month, so please read thoroughly.
1) If you received a letter from FDHS in regards to a missing orchestra fee, but you have paid, please disregard.
2) Mentoring this month will take place on the 7th at Hayes and the 14th at Crawford. There will be no mentoring on the 21st and 28th.
3) Fiddle Club has one final rehearsal this Friday, November 8th until 5pm. We will also meet on November 22nd in preparation for our December performance. There will not be Fiddle Club on November 15th. Any student who wishes to become a new Fiddle Club member for our December performance must attend the November 22nd rehearsal.
4) Fiddle Club and CGWA 6-8th grade will have their Veterans Day performance on Monday, November 11th. The students should arrive by 6pm; the concert begins at 6:30pm. Students are to wear “dress” attire (i.e. dress pants, button up shirts, dresses, etc.) within school dress code. Any student not in fiddle club may attend the performance for extra credit.
5) All-State Auditions are on Saturday, November 16th at Woodford County Middle School. Students have received their audition times. Students should arrive 15-30 minutes early to tune, warm-up, and find your audition room.
6) All students participating in Solo and Ensemble are required to perform at our S&E Recital night on Thursday, November 21st. Students should arrive by 6pm; the performance begins at 6:30pm. Students are to wear “dress” attire (i.e. dress pants, button up shirts, dresses, etc.) within school dress code. Any student not participating in Solo and Ensemble may attend the performance for extra credit.
7) Solo & Ensemble is Saturday, November 23rd at Bryan Station High School. Students will receive their times this week.
Items due:
November 8th: Fiddle Club Permission Slips for Veterans Hospital Performance
November 11th: Shirt & Decal Order forms (copy attached)
November 11th: Accessories Order forms (copy attached)
December 10th: Playing Tests to Google Classroom
Looking ahead:
December 12th: Concert (students will stay after-school for this concert; concert begins at 6:30pm)
December 14th: Fiddle Club Performance (10am location TBA; 2pm Liberty Ridge Senior Living Facility)

End of September Reminders

  1. Solo and Ensemble Permission Slips and Fees are due Wednesday, October 2nd
  2. Playing Tests are due to Google Classroom by Monday, October 7th
  3. Our first concert is Thursday, October 10th
    1. Students arrive dressed between 5:30-6pm
    2. Girls: Black Dress (provided), black dress shoes, nude/black tights optional
    3. Boys: Black tux pants, white tux shirt, bow-tie, cummberbund, black dress shoes, black socks; jacket will be provided at the concert and must be returned at the end of the concert.
    4. Performance begins at 6:30pm
    5. Students are required to attend the entire concert

End of August

Congrats on a great first few weeks! Each ensemble is working very hard and have had a very successful start to their concert pieces for the October concert. Upcoming in September:

  1. Mentoring begins on September 5th at EJ Hayes, and September 12th at Crawford.
  2. Private lessons will begin the first week of September.
  3. The North Star Orchestra will have their first rehearsal on September 6th after-school.
  4. All-State registration forms are due September 6th.
  5. Dr. Jasinski and Dr. Darville from EKU will be working with the Concert Orchestra on September 6th.
  6. Concert attire sizes are due September 13th.
  7. Solo and Ensemble Registration is due September 30th.

Please continue bringing in Sponsorship forms. All Sponsorships received prior to the first concert will be included in the October concert program.

Keep up the good work!

First few days

Students should have brought home information regarding the following:

  1. FDHS Orchestra Handbook
    1. Return Participation Contract with $25 class fee
    2. If you need to purchase a uniform, include $55 with the class fee
    3. A copy of the Handbook is available for download under “parent resources”
  2. Rental Contracts (for students using FDHS instruments)
    1. Return with $25 Rental Fee
  3. Remind 101 sign-up information
  4. Sign-up information for:
    1. Private Lessons
    2. Mentoring
    3. North Star Orchestra (AKA Fiddle Club)

Please return the above forms with the associated fees by the end of the month.

Chair Auditions are due to Google Classroom August 22nd.