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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Best wishes to our 13 orchestra students participating in the ILMEA District 3 festival at Olivet Nazarene University this Saturday. Those students participating were given a handout at school today regarding the festival. Parents may click here for another copy of the information.  Please let us know immediately if a parent is unable to attend the concert and your student will need a ride home!

Monday, November 12, 2018

U5 Orchestra Spirit Wear

Unit 5 Orchestra spirit wear is now available in a variety of different styles (hoodies, t-shirts, flannel pants, etc.) and colors.  You can click here to be directed to the online order form.  ALL ORDERS ARE DUE BY SUN. NOV. 18th.  These would make great holiday gifts - just email Siebs if you want your order to be a surprise!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Butter Braid Fundraiser

The NCHS Orchestra Butter Braid sale has officially kicked off!!!  Information and order forms were sent home with students on Wednesday.  All orders and monies are due back by Nov. 26th.  All items sold MUST be picked up on Friday in the orchestra room between 3:30-5:00 PM.  Click here for more information. We are continuing to raise money to replenish orchestra funds after the purchase of our new uniforms and Butter Braid requires us to sell a minimum of 100 units in order to receive not only our profit bonus, but the ability to have all of our items shipped bundled together by individual student orders.  Offer your friends, family, and colleagues the opportunity to purchase some puffed pastry goodness for the holiday season!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Great Opportunity for Students!!!

Bloomington-Normal orchestra students have just been presented with a great opportunity to hear some fantastic live music by two of Central Illinois' premier musicians. The fastest way to grow a musician is to listen to professionals, and there is NO substitute for hearing professionals in a live setting. 

The recital will be Wednesday, November 14, at 7 p.m. in The Music Shoppe's recital hall.  All are welcome and the recital is free of charge.

The program will feature the following works:  Sonata in G Major, K.301 by W. A. Mozart, Three Romances, Op. 22 by Clara Schumann, Five Madrigal Stanzas by Czechoslovakian composer Bohuslav Martinu, and Sonata No. 2 in G, Op. 13 by Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.

Marcia Henry Liebenow, Concertmaster of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, teaches violin, viola, and chamber music at Bradley University.  She leads a multi-faceted career as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist.

As a pianist and collaborative artist, Andrea Molina has been an official accompanist for music organizations and ensembles across the country as well as serving as the principal pianist for the Peoria Ballet, Heartland Festival Orchestra and Peoria Symphony where she has appeared as guest soloist.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Updated Spaghetti Supper Information

Date: Mon. Nov. 12
Performance Time:  6:40 pm
Dress:  New orchestra t-shirt (the long sleeve black one) and jeans.

We will be having a short rehearsal for each group prior to the event so that they can warm up and briefly practice with the other orchestra they will be performing with. 

5:00-5:20  Chamber & Intermezzo Orchestras
5:30-6:15  Sinfonia & Concert Orchestras
6:20-6:30  All orchestras for tuning
6:40          Performance

**All of our NCHS Orchestra spots for the volunteer list are full!!!  Thanks to all of our wonderful parent volunteers - you're awesome!!!  If you wanted to help out and didn't get the opportunity, our junior high orchestra friends at CJ and EJ could use some help filling their lists - feel free to grab an unfilled slot if you didn't get the chance to get on the NCHS list.**

DON'T FORGET OUR LAST NOPA MEETING BEFORE THE SPAGHETTI SUPPER WILL BE TUESDAY NOV 6TH IN THE ORCHESTRA ROOM @ 7PM - please consider joining us as we finish up all of the last minute details for the orchestra's turn at running the entire spaghetti supper (in addition to our volunteer slots).