Dear students and parents,
Welcome to a new year in the East High Orchestra program! If you are new to us, we welcome you to East High and wish you a wonderful 4 years with us. To returning students, I say: welcome back!
This year we are kicking off our in-house lesson program. Please see the attached document if you are interested in this for your student. We are very grateful to our parent booster board, Thunder Bird Orchestra Parents’ Society, for making this possible!
That said, any and all parents who would like to help direct and make possible opportunities for our East High Orchestral students, we welcome you to our first meeting of the year on Aug. 27th at 6pm in PA7, East Orchestra room.
This year I will be communicating through Charms Office Assistant, a program designed for School performing ensembles. I can track trip and fund raising monies and communicate better with you all. Last year, we had an outage with Q right when I needed to communicate to folks so I am looking forward to this new option. I will send home information on how parents can connect, so when you see it, please take a moment to make sure you are signed up. I will check on families who it’s difficult for them to connect and work on a solution.
Symphonic is going to Hawaii this year! Our first trip meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 5th at 6pm in PA7, East Orchestra room.
And finally, I am attaching the orchestra handbook so you have a chance to read it before you are hit with massive amounts of information next week!
Many thanks and yours in strings,
Janeen Ceparano Wilkins