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September Newsletter

Congratulations, MHSO!

What a wonderful first concert of the year! All 7 orchestras were absolutely stunning. Thank you, parents, for your continued support of our orchestra program through your attendance at our concerts.

Vertical Raise

We will begin our VerticalRaise campaign on Wednesday, October 9th! VerticalRaise is a fundraiser similar to SnapRaise. We have raised over $30,000 through this type of fundraising and hope to have two successful, separate campaigns: one for general orchestra needs and one for Symphony’s trip to compete in the National Orchestra Festival at the American String Teachers Association in Orlando. We have used Vertical Raise funds for new bass stools ($180/each), padded black chairs ($150/each), several thousands of dollars of strings, shoulder rests, rosin, etc. These funds help us purchase supplies that the district does not provide.

This handout was sent home today (some students will receive their hand out on Monday) to help brainstorm different family and friends that would like the opportunity to support the Martin Orchestra through a monetary donation. We assure you these email addresses are not used for any other purpose.

Please take time this weekend to compile email addresses for supporters of the Martin Orchestra!

On Wednesday, October 9th students will upload their email addresses into the Vertical Raise website so our fundraiser can begin.

Thank you for your help executing a successful campaign!

Spring Trip – Corpus Christi and ASTA!

We are traveling to Corpus Christi, TX for our annual spring trip! (For 10th-12th grade students only.) The dates are April 2-5, 2020. Trip packets and contracts were due TODAY.

Symphony will be traveling to a National Competition in Orlando from March 5th-9th, 2020.

Scholarships for both trips will be awarded by the end of October.

Chaperones will be notified of status by Thursday, October 10th.

Region Orchestra Auditions

Region auditions are on Saturday, October 19th at Seguin High School. Transportation is NOT provided. More explicit details will be given to students during class as the date draws near.

Individual Orchestra Portraits

On Thursday & Friday, October 24th & 25th, our photographer, Terry Ip, will be on campus to take individual orchestra student photos. All students will need their uniform at school on Thursday, October 24th as that is the day we will be taking the orchestra group photo. Those that do not take their individual photo on Thursday will need their uniform on Friday, October 25th. When information about ordering pictures is available, it will be posted here.

Arlington ISD 2019 Bond

A Bond Information Presentation will occur on Monday, October 21st at the PDC in room 301B at 6pm. Community members are encouraged to attend to receive information about how the 2019 Bond promotes Arlington ISD Fine Arts.

Upcoming Events

Oct 1               Fall Concert at MHS Auditorium, 6:30pm
Oct 4 Trip contracts due
Oct 8 Booster Club Meeting, 7pm
Oct 9 Vertical Raise Begins
Oct 19             Region Orchestra Auditions at Seguin High School
Oct 26            All-State Recording at Bowie HS

Nov 8 Social Event - GAME NIGHT!, 6pm-8pm
Nov 12 Booster Club Meeting, 7pm
Nov 25-29 Thanksgiving Break

Dec 13 JV Orchestra Concert, 6:30pm, MHS Auditorium
Dec 16 Varsity Orchestra Concert, 7:00pm, Arborlawn Methodist Church, FW

 
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