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Monday, October 30, 2023

Post-Hauntcert Thank You's & Fundraiser Updates

Overwhelmingly grateful Hauntcert thank-you's to everyone who helped us with this year's production!  The volunteer list was full and things worked seamlessly Thursday night.  There's no way we could bring an event like this to the stage without so many dedicated students and parents, and there is no way to express how thankful I am to everyone.  This was surely our most attended Hauntcert to date and the community saw a polished, well-oiled machine.  Thanks again!  Stay tuned for upcoming links for videos and pictures. 

Don't forget about our Papa John's Dine-To-Donate on Halloween - pepperoni goes great with candy!!!  Click here for instructions to make sure the orchestra and choir get credit for your order.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Orchestra Updates 10.19.23

Hauntcert Rehearsal/Concert Information

Monday, Oct 23rd - 3:35-6:00 pm; combined Sinfonia, Intermezzo, Chamber Orchestras with percussionist

Tuesday, Oct 24th - 6:00-9:00 pm; dress rehearsal for combined Sinfonia, Intermezzo, & Chamber Orchestras

Thursday, Oct 26th

    Call Time: 5:00 pm

    Show Times:  6:00 & 7:30 pm

    Dress:  Concert uniforms

**This is a long week for our musicians - please make sure students are staying on top of their school work and working ahead when necessary.  Also encourage your musician to get plenty of rest, eat healthy, etc. so that they can stay "germ free" and are ready to perform!**

Thank you to all who volunteered to help out with our production this year.  An email will be sent with a link to instructions for the various jobs.  We are still in need of someone to oversee our trick-or-treating volunteers and another stage manager.  Please consider helping us out in these positions.

We are still in need of many bags of candy and AAA batteries and would be so grateful to any families who could help us out with this.  Please make sure that you or your student sign in any candy donations so we know how much we have.  We are also still in need of extension cords to borrow.

Students have access to paper copies of the Hauntcert flier, but if you have a need for access to an electronic version for e-bulletin boards etc. you can find it by clicking here.

Don't forget to put Papa John's Dine to Donate on your calendar - Oct 31st

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Orchestra Updates 10.14.23

Rehearsal Reminder: there is rehearsal on Monday, October 16th from 3:30-6:00 pm for Sinfonia, Intermezzo and Chamber Orchestras.  Students who can get a ride to school should bring their cellos from home, students need to have their ride waiting for them at 6 pm and should be picked up in the bus lane. 

Hauntcert Donations:  we are in need of a number of items for our production this year.  Many bags of candy are needed to provide treats for our little ones trick-or-treat hallway (and a few more volunteers are needed to pass out candy).  We are also in great need of AAA battery donations for our many stand lights.  Borrowing extension cords for our electric stand lights is also a priority.  If you have cords we could borrow, please make sure to label with your name and send to school this week.  There are also still spots on the volunteer list that we would like to fill.

Hauntcert Decorations: our program this year consists of movie music and our theme is "Villains on Strike".  We are seeking to borrow anything you might have at home we could use as decorations that would fit that theme (ie "villain-y" posters, life size cut outs, yard inflatables, etc.).  We also need to create an "office scene" for our emcee, so any unique things you could send in that would help us would also be appreciated.  Fun Halloween decorations we could borrow would be great as well.  Please label anything we could borrow with your name and send to school no later than this Friday.  

Papa John's Dine-to-Donate: we are scheduled for Oct. 31st.  More information on specifics will be available closer to the date, but we need to fill the RSVP list in order to be allowed to host the event.  Remember this is a non-binding agreement, we simply need to get names.  Please click on this link and add your name and the name of your family members.  This fundraiser will be going in the orchestra's general account.

Poinsettia Fundraiser: sales kicked off on Friday.  Orders are due on October 27th.  These are beautiful plants and almost sell themselves!  Orders are due NO LATER than October 27th so we can have the plants in for the holiday season.  This fundraiser will be going into individual Europe accounts, but students who sell that aren't going on the trip can have their profits directed back to the orchestra program. 

Chamber Orchestra Last Minute Calendar Additions:  VOLUNTEERS from Chamber will be performing at the choir concert on Tuesday, October 17th.  They should arrive at school no later than 7:00 pm for tuning and warm-ups and will be playing towards the end of the concert.  Concert uniform is the dress code.  ALL of Chamber Orchestra has been invited to perform at the faculty meeting on the early dismissal day on Oct. 18th.  More information will be available next week, but they will perform at 12:30 pm at the beginning of the faculty meeting.  Students will be done by 12:45 pm.  This year's orchestra t-shirt and jeans is the dress code.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Orchestra Updates October 4th

We need you!  Our Hauntcert volunteer list is open and in need of awesome orchestra parents to fill it - please click here and help us with this year's show.

Our next NCHS Orchestra Parents meeting will be next Thursday on October 12th at 7:00 pm in the orchestra room (rm 50).  Doors J around the building will be unlocked.  This organization is open to all parents and is dedicated to helping provide all of the "extras" for our students.  Please come join us and get involved!

Reminder that Dip'n Good Dips fundraiser is due this Friday, October 6th.

Hauntcert spirit wear is now available!!!  The link will be open until midnight on October 9th.  Short and long sleeve t-shirts as well as crewneck sweatshirts are available for purchase.  Choose the bulk shipping option and NCHS to have the spirit wear delivered to school.