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TNR & SECTIONALS
No TNR next week due to the New Orleans parent meeting. TNR will resume on May 6th (6-7pm phil & 7-8pm chamber). No sectionals through the end of the year.
 
CAR WASH
Does your car leave behind a trail of pollen dust? Do people write wash me signs on the windows? Perhaps your car is decorated with bird droppings? YOU’RE IN LUCK! Our orchestra car wash is this Saturday, April 26th from 8am-12pm at the Cici’s Pizza off of Pin Oak. We are still in need of a few parent volunteers for two shifts that day. See link to sign up.
 
SPRING TRIP MANDATORY PARENT MEETING
Trip meeting next Tuesday, April 29th at 6:30pm in the band hall. Attendance is mandatory for at least one parent AND the student.
 
If your child takes prescription medication it must be administered by at Katy ISD employee during the trip. Students may self-medicate (i.e. inhaler) ONLY if there is already a form on file with the OTHS nurse. For those students that need to be administered medication please completely fill out the following form and bring with you to the 4/29 mandatory meeting. Medications must be dropped off with Mr. Porter on Friday morning (5/2) at 6 AM. All medications must be in their original container in a clear zip-lock bag with your child’s name clearly written on the bag. Prescription meds but be in their original container with the child’s name printed on the bottle. MED FORM HERE
 
FINE ARTS BANQUET
See the link for information regarding our first ever Fine Arts Banquet on May 17th with band, choir and theatre. Return this form with your payment to Mr. Porter by May 6th. No late forms will be accepted.
 
ORCHESTRA OFFICERS 2014-2015
We have some fantastic candidates for Orchestra Officers! Speeches will take place in each orchestra period (1st, 4th and 6th periods) next Monday, April 28th. We will plan to vote on our 2014-2015 officers in class on Thursday, May 1st!
 
PERFORMANCE DATE
We’ve been asked to provide pre-ceremony music for the OTHS Awards Night on May 13th. Chamber members please add this to your calendar. We will perform from 6:30pm to 7:00pm in the PAC that evening.
 
ALL-REGION/ALL-STATE 2014-2015
Any students interested in trying out for all-state or all-region orchestra next year... the etude books have been released! The all-region and all-state audition material will come from these books (see link). The specific etude information will be released on May 1st at 8am. This gives everyone lead-time to order books before the specific etudes are released.
 
SAVE THE DATES:
 
April
26  Orchestra Car Wash at Cici’s Pizza on Pin Oak
29  Mandatory student/parent trip meeting (6:30p)
 
May
2-4  Spring Trip to New Orleans!!!
13  Awards Ceremony Performance (6:30-7pm)
16  Spring Concert (7pm)
17  Fine Arts Banquet
 
DOWNLOAD THE OTHS ORCHESTRA CALENDAR TO YOUR PHONE. GO TO CHARMSOFFICE.COM AND SYNC THE ORCHESTRA CALENDAR DIRECTLY TO YOUR DEVICE. All updates are synced automatically.
 
 
Musically Yours,
 
Matthew Porter
www.tompkinsorchestras.org

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