The time has changed for the Monday, Oct. 24th rehearsal in order to fit with our percussionist's schedule. The rehearsal has been moved from Monday afternoon to Monday evening and will be from 6:00-8:30 pm (Oct. 24). Sincere apologies for the inconvenience, but this was the only time out of all of our scheduled rehearsals that our percussionist could join us. If you have any apps that support the iCal links, you can add our calendar using the following address: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/n2eoe7idhlcv29rm1f5jr4m6r8%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
Our next NOPA (NCHS Orchestra Parents Association) meeting will be this Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 pm in the orchestra room. Please consider joining us as we begin to hash through Hauntcert details. Doors J around the back of the building will be open.
Next week's combined rehearsal will be on Wednesday (Oct. 5) from 3:30-6:00 pm. Please make sure that students have a ride waiting for them at 6:00 (freshmen may be done a little early). There is no marching band rehearsal, so all students should be picked up in the bus lane following the rehearsal, NOT the main entrance. Students should bring all of their materials with them as they will not be allowed back to their lockers - all of the hallway doors are locked at that time.
With the exception of one jacket, all of the men's uniforms have now been distributed. Please ensure that your son now has a jacket, pants, a shirt, and ESPECIALLY a bow tie. Let me know asap if anything is still missing. Women's uniforms are being specially made by the company as they no longer carry those items in stock, and should be in before the concert. Please double check whether or not the uniform needs hemming (it is almost a guarantee that new skirts will need hemming as they usually come extremely long). Shirt and jacket replacement buttons will be sent home next week. All students must provide black dress shoes (no flip flops) and black socks/nylons.
We could still use a few more Hauntcert volunteers: one to help video the Hauntcert, one more stage manager, and someone to help coordinate the decorations. If any of these play to your strengths, please consider helping us out. Sign ups will be available soon for Hauntcert cookie donations and for the homecoming game concession stand workers. Thanks for all you do to support our kids and our program!!!
If you still have not sent the blog verification email to school with your student, please print off this email (or have them take a picture of it with their phone) and send it with them. We still have a number of Concert Orchestra students who are missing this assignment in addition to a few from the other orchestras.