AHSO Newsletter, 04-26-2017

Spring Concert Wrap-Up

Words can hardly express my feelings for our Spring Pops concert this week. Every orchestra performed extremely well, and I am very proud of all of the students. I was impressed with the level of improvement of each orchestra over the course of this school year – remarkable!

Seniors – your solo performances were outstanding!  I hope it was the experience you were expecting.  We will miss you all next year!

Special thanks to the AHSOA Board for their work in setting up the fabulous student dinner and Concert Cafe.  Also, many thanks to all the parents who donated items to sell.

It has been a fantastic year indeed!

Photo & Video Media Needed!

Parents — if you captured photos or videos, please share them with me via Google Drive, Dropbox, or other means. I would like to have a collection of media to use for promotional purposes and for our photo slide show.

You can share them with me at lauxc@fultonschools.org

Special Guest

On Monday, May 1 the AHSO will host a presentation by Emily Dixon from Beau Vinci Violins.  Ms. Dixon will discuss instrument construction, choosing the right instrument and bow, and will have some samples available for students to try out.

AHS Graduation Ceremony

We will start music for the AHS Graduation Ceremony next week! Here are the titles we will be performing:

  • Strauss: Also Sprach Zarahustra
  • Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance, March #1 (excerpt)
  • Smith: Star Spangled Banner
  • Meyer: Millennium
  • Williams: Star Wars – Throne Room & End Title

The graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 25 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.  Details will be forthcoming…

AHSO Newsletter, 04-21-17

NOTE: Parents and students, due to county-wide technical difficulties with the internet  last Friday, this email newsletter did not send as it was supposed to.  My sincerest apologies for the late note. 🙁

The Spring Concert is Here!

I’m so excited for our final concert of the year!  Our Spring “Pops” Concert will be on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 PM.  Each of the orchestras will  be featured, along with some senior soloists, and the annual Pirates of the Caribbean grand finale.

Students opting to eat dinner with us should arrive at 5:15 PM and report to the cafeteria.  After dinner, students will have time to change into their concert uniform.

I think impressed with what you hear and will enjoy the selections we have prepared!

Orchestra Awards Banquet Tickets

The annual AHS Orchestra awards banquet will be held on Sunday, May 7 at 5:00 PM.  This year, we will feature a buffet-style dinner along with our awards ceremony. The banquet will be held at the Marriott Hotel at 5750 Windward Parkway Alpharetta, GA 30005. Attire is Semi-formal.  The cost is $31 per person, and all checks should be made payable to AHSOA.

You must RSVP for this event by turning in the form with your payment in the orchestra lockbox no later than Friday, April 28, 2017. Please contact Mrs. McVay with questions.

2017 Awards Banquet flyer

AHS Graduation

The AHS Graduation is on Thursday, May 25.  Please mark your calendars, because every orchestra student is required to play at graduation. This performance will count as the student’s final examination grade.  Details will be forthcoming.