Happy New Year Orchestra families! And a new year it is, with a bunch of dates to put on your calendars:
Jan 29 - ELBOPA - Board-only mtg - 7 pm in the H S Orch room
Feb 5 - ELBOPA Mtg - 6:30 pm - H S Orch room
Feb 9 – High School District Solo & Ensemble at Haslett H S (registered students only)
Feb 20 - Pre-festival concert - middle school band and orch at MMS – 7 pm
Feb 21 - Pre-festival concert - high school band and orchestra at ELHS – 7 pm
March 1 and 2 – Festival Band and Orchestra Concerts. Times will be announced closer to the events.
March 5 – ELBOPA Meeting - special topics geared for current 8th grade families: curriculum night (aka how to fit 4 years of fine arts into your student’s H S schedule); marching band information and registration
March 23 – High School State Solo & Ensemble (for qualifying students)
December Collage Event
What a successful event this was. Not only did we experience brilliant performances by our students and teachers, but approximately $2000 was received in donations to go towards next year’s Collage event.
A DVD of the event is available which includes a 20 minute montage of the visual artwork and ensemble pieces from Friday in addition to the Saturday night performance. $20 for 1 DVD, $30 for 2. Go to the ELBOPA website to order or contact Aaron Most at email@example.com.
In addition, Bob Campbell has a wide variety of still photos that are available for download or purchase. Go to
http://collegevilleproductions.zenfolio.com/f566807022 Select buy and you’ll get options that include a free low resolution download (which gets emailed to you upon completing the order process) or $.99 per single purchase of a higher resolution photo.
EL Band and Orchestra Apparel
East Lansing Band and Orchestra sweatshirts and tee shirts (short and long sleeved) have arrived and are available in teacher classrooms for purchase. They have our new logo on the front (see the ELBOPA website or the order website for a picture of the logo). To view the full array of products or to order, go to www.shopelbopa.com. If you have questions, contact ML Konett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solo Ensemble Participants
Reminder that participants for the February Solo Ensemble Festival should be selecting and contacting their pianist now. Teachers have a list of available pianists in the area.
Space Available for the New York Trip
There are 6 spots still available for the spring break New York City trip. These spots can be filled by either student or teachers. If interested contact Karen Henry at email@example.com