ELHS Freshman Orchestra families
Welcome to the East Lansing Band & Orchestra Parent Association (aka ELBOPA). We hope your families' transition into the high school, and especially the high school music program, is a good one!
The ELBOPA group is gearing up for a fast and furious Fall semester. Here are a few pieces of information to get you up to speed.
1 - There is an ELBOPA website that can provide you with background information as well as current news and volunteer/fundraiser events. You can find this website on the left hand link of the HS web page or athttp://elps.k12.mi.us/education/dept/deptinfo.php?sectionid=821. Please take a look at this so you get familiar with our mission, purpose and function. Hopefully you will get involved in some manner this year.
2 - ELBOPA information packets will be emailed to all families in a few weeks. Below is a roster of key contact people in case you have any questions in the meantime:
President: Dianne Syal - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Monique Bierwirth - email@example.com
Secretary: Denny Hoopingarner - firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Romy Fitschen-Brown - email@example.com
** We are in need of chairs for a few of our committees, namely Publicity, Spaghetti Dinner and Orchestra Volunteer Coordinator. If you’re interested, contact Dianne Syal at firstname.lastname@example.org
3 – Dates for your Calendar:
ELBOPA Meeting: August 16, 6 pm in the H S Orchestra room; open to all band and orchestra parents
Night Out - Sunday October 2 from 4 to 8 pm - This is a fun low-key fundraiser event, where the students split the money raised by their small groups to go into their own student accounts. If your student plans to join in this fundraising event but doesn't want to bring their stringed instrument, we might have some kazoos or percussion type instruments for them to play, or they can be the spokesperson for their small group. Volunteer Need: We’ll need drivers! No musical talent necessary - just your driving skills, a car that fits you and 4 others, and a sense of fun.
Car Wash - Saturday October 8. This is a fundraising event from 9 til 4 pm, which supports the general program. ELBOPA strongly encourages every Orchestra student to take part in either Night Out or the Car Wash as this "satisfies" their quota for participation. Volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs.
More specific volunteer info on these events will be in your emailed packet.
4 - ELBOPA will be compiling an ELBOPA H S directory page (paper copies) to be distributed to the students in class and to be available on open house/curriculum night. If you DO NOT want your family's phone and email information on this directory page, please contact Jeanne Maguire at email@example.com.
** If you do not want this particular email address included in the ELBOPA directory or to receive our periodic ELBOPA emails, please let Jeanne know.
Looking forward to a musically eventful year!
ELBOPA E-communications Volunteer