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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Rehearsal Reminder

Don't forget about our combined rehearsal this Wednesday, September 29th, from 3:30-6:00 pm.  Personnel required at this rehearsal include Chamber, Intermezzo, and Sinfonia orchestra members.  We will be done promptly at 6:00 pm and all students should plan to have their ride waiting for them in the parking lot at that time.  Please pick students up in the bus lane NOT in the main lot.

Hauntcert Decorations Needed!

The orchestra is seeking to borrow as many decorations this year as possible for the Hauntcert.  Due to the tenuous nature of the pandemic, we will be working on a "shoestring" budget and are hoping that there are many items lurking in your homes that would fit the bill this year.  Our theme is animals, so anything we could borrow (ie large stuffed animals, posters, etc) fitting that theme or anything zoo related would be greatly appreciated.  We ask that you send these items to school this week (or email a picture) so that everything is here for our NOPA meeting on the 5th.  Even if we aren't able to use it, having as many options available as we can is so greatly appreciated!


Our next NCHS Orchestra Parents meeting will be on Tuesday, October 5th @ 7 pm in the orchestra room (rm 50).  Doors J around the back will be open.  Please consider joining us as we continue to plow through Hauntcert needs and organize decorations.  All NCHS Orchestra parents are welcome to attend!


Students who were fitted for uniforms should now have them at home and should have tried them on for a parent.  Missing items were ordered on Friday and will be sent home as soon as they arrive.  Please make sure that you have seen the items on your student and have made arrangements to get any hemming needs taken care of (all new pants and dresses will come completely unhemmed!).  Don't forget to check the syllabus for uniform policies regarding uniform care, hemming, etc.

Fundraising Volunteers Needed

We are in need of 1-2 volunteers to assist the choir's fundraising team on our ensembles' joint efforts.  Many hands make light work, and the choir team is an experienced, well-oiled machine.  Please thoughtfully consider volunteering for this opportunity!

Friday, September 3, 2021

Orchestra Calendar Update


There was a discrepency between the calendar on the syllabus and the orchestra Google Calendar.  Our first Hauntcert rehearsal will be Wednesday September 29th, NOT the 22nd.  We had a last minute change at the beginning of the year due to homecoming.  Thanks for your flexibility!



The NCHS Orchestra Parent's Association will hold its first meeting this coming Tuesday, Sept. 7th at 7:00 pm in the orchestra room (50). Doors J around the back of the building will be unlocked.  This organization is open to all orchestra parents and is dedicated to helping provide all of those "extras" to our music students.  We'll be focusing on brainstorming Hauntcert ideas and possibly any needs we have for Spaghetti Supper.  We have most executive officer positions open, and are looking forward to new volunteers!

Orchestra & Choir Concession Stand Fundraiser


The orchestra and choir will kick off our first fundraiser of the year in one week and will be working the concession stand at the September 10th varsity football game.  This will be a general fundraiser (not for the trip), and we will need both students and parents alike to make it a success.  Please click here to volunteer for a shift.  Fundraisers like these help us continue to supplement supply budgets and purchase music, instruments, etc.  Thanks in advance for getting involved!!!!