NCHS Orchestras

...creating lifelong purveyors of music

Monday, September 10, 2018

Our 1st NCHS Orchestra Parents Association meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 pm in the orchestra room (room 50).  Doors J around the back of the building will be open and you can enter the music hallway from that parking lot.  We would love to see a huge turnout as we begin planning for the Hauntcert and the Spaghetti Supper!

Hauntcert Volunteer List

It's that time of year, and we have our Hauntcert 2018 volunteer list ready to go.  Please consider donating a few hours of your time to help us out with this massive undertaking!  You can click here for the Sign Up Genius list

Uniform Reminder

Tuxes have been sent home with the men (or as many parts as we have available with the remaining ones on order).  Please make sure your son has tried it on for a parent and that any repair needs are brought to the director's attention by Friday (missing buttons, etc.). 

Hauntcert T-Shirts

Hauntcert T-shirts are now available for online purchase - orders close on Sept 15.  They are black, available in both long ($13.15) and short sleeve ($9.25), with ink choice colors of blue, orange, or yellow. Click on the following links if you would like to place an order:


Black w/Blue: https://www.customink.com/g/nmw0-00bh-w7n2 

Black w/Lime: https://www.customink.com/g/nmw0-00bh-w5bp

Black w/Orange: https://www.customink.com/g/nmw0-00bh-w6zr

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Uniforms and Concessions

Uniforms - Uniforms should be coming home tomorrow (Friday) with the men. Please double check the fit of all pieces and make note of any missing buttons or other problems. If you haven't seen the uniform by Monday, please remind him to bring it home...  New dresses will be ordered within the next day or so.  Please don't forget that they will all need to be hemmed when they arrive.

Football Game Concessions - Friday, September 7th the orchestra and band are responsible for manning the concession stand at the football game.  This is an easy fundraiser that typically contributes between $400-500 to our program.  We need to get the volunteers secured as quickly as possible for the event.  Please click here to sign up and donate a few hours to a great cause! 

Orchestra Homework - If your student has not completed the homework assignments due on Friday the 7th, you can print off this email that was sent to your inbox as verification of the blog subscription.  Assignments may be found on Google Classroom.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Welcome to the 2018-2019 NCHS Orchestra Program!


Welcome to another great year of music making together!!!  The students' first assignment has been posted to Google Classroom and they should print/complete the last three pages of the course syllabus with their parents.  This includes the syllabus verification page, the uniform fee and verification page, and the blog subscription verification.  If you are receiving this blog update as an email, please print the email out for your student as evidence of the blog subscription process. Looking forward to a great year of music making with everyone!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Information Regarding Spring Concert and Dress Rehearsal

The dress rehearsal scheduled for Monday, May 14th will involve CHAMBER ORCHESTRA ONLY.  There is still a small possibility that it may not be needed, but at this point we need all Chamber Orchestra members to plan on attending so that we can work with winds for the full orchestra.  If utilized, the rehearsal will last from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm (please note the change in time from the original). Information for the concert is as follows:



Concert Date:   Tues. May 15
Time:   7:00 pm
Call Time:   6:00 pm
Dress:   Concert uniform**

**Please note that as part of their concert grade, students are required to turn in their uniform immediately following the concert and MUST bring clothes to change into.  Equipment crew will coordinate the collection.

Concert Refreshments Needed!

Please consider helping us out and donating refreshments for our post-concert celebration.  You can click here for the SignUp Genius link to donate.  Thanks for your help!!!!

Ice Cream Party

Our annual ice cream party honoring our seniors will be Wed. May 16th.  Please help us out and have your student sign up through Google Classroom to bring something to add to the party.  The orchestra will provide bowls, spoons, and the ice cream.  Students should provide the toppings.  No products containing nuts please!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Avanti's Dine To Donate

Don't forget to plan next week's menu with the orchestras' Dine to Donate event at Avanti's in mind (Monday, April 9th, 11 am until closing).  The event is held at either Bloomington-Normal location, but participants must show a copy of this flyer in order for the orchestra to get credit (either a paper copy or a picture on your phone).  Mark your calendars now to treat yourself to a cooking-free meal!

Krispy Kreme Reminder

Don't forget that all Krispy Kreme orders and money are due BY CLASS ON FRIDAY (Apr 6th).  Please make sure that you have checked the following items before turning in:

1. All information is filled out in the green boxes
2. All orders have been added up and recorded in the total boxes at the bottom
3. All payments add up to the total numbers of orders and all checks have been made payable to NCHS Orchestras
4. Order form and payments are sealed in an envelope with student's name on the outside

Cards and certificates will be available for delivery next week!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Save the Date

The orchestras' Dine to Donate event at Avanti's will be Monday, April 9th, 11 am until closing.  The event is held at either Bloomington-Normal location, but participants must show a copy of this flyer in order for the orchestra to get credit (either a paper copy or a picture on your phone).  Mark your calendars now to treat yourself to a cooking-free meal!

Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

Krispy Kreme fundraiser order forms will be coming home on Wed. March 21st.  Students are selling BOGO cards for $20 (good for 10 free dozen) and $8 certificates good for a dozen doughnuts (sold for $8.99 in the store).  All orders and money need to be turned in by April 6th.  Checks should be made payable to NCHS Orchestras.

Prep Freeze Reminder

Don't forget that our Prep Freeze Cook fundraiser is this Thursday, March 22 at their facility on Oakland Avenue.  Stock up on some fast, delicious meals to get your family through the busy spring semester!  We will get a percentage of the profit from all items sold during their regular business hours.  See the attached flyer for more details.  

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Incorrect Concert Date in Last Email

A correction to yesterday's updates:  while the post on the blog has been updated, the email sent to you had the incorrect date for the Unit Orchestra concert.  The concert is this Tuesday, March 20th!  Sorry for the typo!!