All State Audition Results: Round 1

by Mrs. Laux on October 19, 2016

Congratulations to all who auditioned for All-State Orchestra last weekend! The following musicians scored high enough to proceed to round 2 auditions on January 7th at Westminster School:
Mark A., violin
Olivia C., cello
Kevin C., violin
Eric C., cello
Elias F., violin
Celeste H., violin
Joshua I., cello
Sallie K., violin
Abhinav K., bass
Abhishek K., bass
Gabby L., violin
Samantha M., violin
Charlie O., violin
Maddie O., violin
John R., violin
Banglue W., violin
Erica W., violin
Faith X., violin


Conference Week

by Mrs. Laux on October 17, 2016

Conference week connections schedule (early release at 2:15pm):

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: First Connection
Tuesday,Thursday: Second Connection

Chamber:  Monday, Friday this week as usual. If you are attending the Nashville trip, please get your permission forms in so we may begin planning rooms.

8th Universal Trip: Student rooms have been finalized, parent chaperones will be notified this week. If you are wanting to make reservations for Disney Springs, here is the info: Sunday, March 26th, 6:30pm-on.  Disney Springs Reservations 

Concerts Next Week!! All classes will receive hard copies of concert info
Tuesday, October 25th: 
7-1, 8-1 Classes: Report to Dickerson between 6pm-6:15pm, start time is 6:30pm.
7-2, 8-2, Chamber: Report to Dickerson between 7pm-7:15pm, start time is 7:30pm. 

Thursday, October 27th:
6-1: Report to Dickerson between 6pm-6:15pm, start time is 6:30pm.
Report to Dickerson between 7pm-7:15pm, start time is 7:30pm. 



Uniforms, 8th Grade Trip, Fall Concerts

October 4, 2016

Thank you to all of our orchestra families who helped support the orchestra in our annual fundraiser. We greatly appreciate your efforts and donations!! Concert Uniforms: There are still many unpaid 7th grade uniforms, 6th grade t-shirts, and 8th grade uniform replacements that have not yet been paid for. Uniforms cannot be distributed until payments have cleared, […]

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Fundraiser, Uniforms, and Fall Break

September 20, 2016

8th Grade Genuine People Article Both 8th grade classes had a class assignment based on this article. We are working towards creating respectful, responsible adults, aware of the world around them as we prepare for our upcoming trip out of state. Fundraiser Turn In:  All classes:  This Thursday and Friday only. No late orders can be accepted. Thank […]

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Parent Volunteers needed this Thursday and Friday!

September 18, 2016

We need some help! Fundraiser turn in is this Thursday and Friday, September 22-23.  We still have spots to be filled to help total and log forms. Please spend a couple of hours assisting. Sign up HERE. Thank you for your continued support! Families, please have ONE check to DMS ready for turn in on Thursday. We […]

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Week Seven Post

September 16, 2016

All Classes: Fundraiser orders and ONE payment are due Thursday September 22nd and Friday, September 23rd.  PLEASE turn in orders at this time only. Cash, check or money order made to DMS. Donations will be accepted at any time throughout the school year. Donations and fundraiser payments must be in separate envelopes. Students will be given school […]

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Uniforms, spirit wear, class updates and more!

September 11, 2016

All classes-Playing checks: We are now into our weekly routine for each class. Every Friday each class will have a graded playing check and a written check as well. This means your child always  has something they should be practicing. Parents: As discussed in our classes the other day, long intervals of practice time are not always the most […]

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Fundraiser Time!

September 1, 2016

Orchestra families: All orchestra members were presented with our one and only fundraiser today. Here are a few reminders/tips: 1. We always take donations! Please do not feel obligated to sell! We will take any financial support you can give. Remember, 100% of your donation goes directly  to benefiting the orchestra program, 40% of the fundraiser […]

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Fundraiser kickoff and important info

August 30, 2016

All classes:  Our ONE and ONLY fundraiser kickoff will be this Thursday. No instruments! Parents: we need some assistance, please sign up on this link. Spiritwear: Orders are due tomorrow! No exceptions. We need to get orders placed, so we are not accepting any orders after tomorrow. See Ms. Laux or Mr. Bitinas for a form and […]

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Week 4

August 28, 2016

We are halfway through the first quarter! Here are some reminders and information: 6th Grade:  You have been amazing these first couple of weeks! Thank you for your focus and attention to detail! Parents, we have a fantastic bunch of rising musicians! This week, we have already learned Hot Cross Buns, and began Mary Had a […]

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