All District Orchestra Audition Sign-ups • Fall Concert Information (Oct. 10th)

Hello Students and Parents:

Information about KC Metro All District Orchestra

If you are signing up to try out for the KC All District Orchestra, you must fill out this google form by Friday of this week: https://goo.gl/forms/zjAfH1bDzElu7Sfw1

The auditions will be held at Liberty High School on Saturday, November 5th and are scheduled auditions so you don’t have to wait all day.

The orchestra will perform on Saturday, January 7th at The Paseo Academy of the Performing Arts.

I have attached the audition excerpts to this email in case you needed them.

INFORMATION ABOUT OUR UPCOMING FALL CONCERT

Our Fall Concerts will be on Monday, October 10th. There are two short concerts:

Concert 1 at 6pm: Concert Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra

Concert 2 at 7pm: Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band

CONCERT ORCHESTRA STUDENTS: Report to Stage at 5:30pm in Full Uniform

PHILHARMONIC STUDENTS: Report to Instrumental Music Room at 5:30pm in full uniform.

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA STUDENTS: Report to the auditorium stage at 6:40pm in full uniform

These will be short concerts and really GREAT! I hope everyone will come out and see our great orchestras.

Men – Make sure you have a wing tipped tuxedo shirt, Black Bow tie, Black Socks and polished black shoes.

We will be contacting students who have not received their tuxes or dresses yet.

Thank you

Mr Mosier

Men’s Choir Uniform INFO

Dear Men’s Choir Parents,

The following information was sent home with your son today. In case the letter doesn’t make it home, please see below.

Have a wonderful day!

Amy Krinke and Jacob Lowry

p.s. If your son was in men’s choir last year and already owns a shirt, the rental fee for the jacket and tie is $10.

September 26, 2016

Men’s Choir Uniform Fee:

$30.00 includes the purchase of a Men’s Choir dress shirt, and the rental of a jacket and tie. Please make checks payable to LSWHS by Friday, September 30th.

Men’s Choir Uniform Information

Black Jacket and Silver Tie:

Your student will soon be fitted for his Men’s Choir jacket and neck-tie. The jackets and ties are the property of the LSW Choral Department, and must be returned in the spring in excellent condition. Should either of them be misplaced or damaged, the student is financially responsible for their replacement. The cost for the rental and cleaning of each jacket and tie is included in the Men’s Choir Uniform Fee.

Blue Shirt:

Your student was measured for his dress shirt by City Nights Formalwear. All Men’s Choir students will purchase the same shirt and is yours to keep. The cost for the shirt is included in the Men’s Choir Uniform Fee.

Black dress slacks, belt, and dress shoes:

Each student must provide their own black dress slacks, dress shoes, and belt. Athletic shoes are not appropriate. Black jeans are not appropriate.

If you have further questions: please e-mail:

amy.krinke

lishin.chen

jacob.lowry

Auction and merchandise tonight

Good morning,

I wanted to give a couple of exciting updates for the Ice Cream Social tonight.

We’ve got some brand new spirit wear available to purchase. There will still be some of our old styles as well but Marcie has been hard at work getting different options available for anyone that is interested. Stop by the merchandise table and have a look, we’ll be able to accept several forms of payment as well.

Auction – For the very first time in the history of the Ice Cream Social we’re going to have a silent action tables due to the amazing support of donations. Stop by the tables to get more information on these items:
Lowes gift card
AMC gift card
Wreath that is hand made
Chipotle gift cards
QuikTrip goodies
Cheesecake Factory gift card
Beauty Brands basket
Spirit Wear basket
Shucks Corn Maze basket
Halloween Basket
Thanksgiving Basket
Homemade Ice Cream Cake (might be a live auction item)
I’m sure there will be some others available as well. These make great presents with the holidays coming up.

Live auction items – Chiefs tickets and Sporting KC tickets (dead center, second row). One of these items will be auctioned between the performances of Orchestra/Choir with the other likely between Choir/Band. There could also be some smaller auction items done between choir changes. If you’ve got auctioneer experience or just want to give it a try come see me.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone tonight for an amazing informal fun performance from our students and having some food at the same time.

Thank you so much!

Brent
LSW Music Parents President

Orchestra Info: Ice Cream Social

Hello Orchestra Parents and Students:

Tomorrow is our annual Ice Cream Social Concert! It’s going to be a great time and I hope you will all come enjoy the music, food and treats as you support the LSWHS Music Department.

Here is information about tomorrow that every student is supposed to know:

  1. You are supposed to wear any LSWHS Titan gear that you want. (The color of your shirt needs to be Blue, Grey or White). If you don’t have a LSWHS Titan shirt, you can wear any shirt that is blue, grey or white.

  2. All students are to report to tune at 5:30pm

  3. Students, keep your cases and belongings (purses etc.) in your instrument locker.

  4. Report to your standing chart position at 5:45pm. (there will be a short tuning with Mr. Mosier at this time)

  5. The Orchestras will perform at 6pm sharp.

  6. All Cellists are to put their chairs back in the instrumental music room.

  7. If you took a music stand out, you are to put it back in the instrumental music room.

  8. You are free to eat, watch other groups or leave after the orchestras play.

I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow evening.

NEXT PERFORMANCE:

Monday, October 10th – Philharmonic and Concert Orchestras – 6pm. Symphony Orchestra – 7pm.

Thank you,

Mr. Mosier

Choir Info: Ice Cream Social Performance tomorrow evening!

Dear Parents:

We are looking forward to the Ice Cream Social tomorrow evening! The kids have been working really hard and are excited to share with you what we have been working on this school year.

All Choir members should be in the LSW courtyard no later than 6:25. The choral performances will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will happen in the following order:
Freshman Women
Men’s Choir
Women’s Choir
Una Voce
Concert Choir

Attire for the ice cream social is: Jeans and Titan Gear (LSW t-shirts, jerseys, etc).

Looking forward to a great evening of music and camaraderie tomorrow night! See you then!

Amy Krinke and Jacob Lowry

FUNDRASIER DUE TOMORROW 9-19

This is a reminder that the Cup fundraiser is due tomorrow. Please make sure the order form and money is put in an envelope and labeled with STUDENTS NAME AND CUP FUNDRAISER.

Put it in the lock boxes in either the choir or Band/orchestra room.

We will also have a table at Ice Cream Social if any one else wants to order.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Thank you, Andrea Kaiser

Titan Pride Update, Week of Sep 19

Well, one busy week down and another one coming!

Here is the schedule for next week:

Monday, September 19th
Spirit Cups Fundraiser orders due along with money. They will be turned in during class. We will be placing one large order so we cannot accept orders past Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 20th
Ice Cream Social
All unsold tickets and money for sold tickets must be turned into the teacher BEFORE Tuesday.
Band students will be wearing the same thing they did for the parade. Wild Wild West shirt and khaki shorts 🙂
IF they are also in choir, they will have time to change shirts if necessary.
Call time for band members is 6:40pm in the band room. We will perform at approximately 7pm.
ALL performers and audience members who plan to eat dinner or dessert must have a ticket. If you are not planning to eat, you do NOT need a ticket.

Thursday, September 22nd
Evening Rehearsal
As mentioned in previous emails, this rehearsal will go from 6pm to 9pm in lieu of us missing a rehearsal on Tuesday night. This will be a VERY important rehearsal as we go to our first competition on Saturday. Students, again, will wear their Wild Wild West shirt for rehearsal along with black marching shoes as we will wear a portion of our uniform that evening for part of the rehearsal.

Friday, September 23rd
Home Football Game
Call times normal for all.
AFTER the game, we will load trailers with all instruments and uniforms as we will be leaving early in the morning. Students will be expected to help with this process.

Saturday, September 24th
Smith-Cotton Marching Festival
Our competition is in Sedalia, MO at Smith-Cotton High School. Attached you will find a detailed schedule of events for the day.

  • Students need to be at LSWHS by 6:45am to load the bus. As they do for football games, the same under-uniform clothing should be worn.
  • Parents are encouraged to make the trip and attend to cheer on the band. Our performance is at 10:34am. Spectator entry is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children (5 or younger).
  • We will be feeding the kids Breakfast and Lunch.
  • IF you need to drive your son/daughter to OR from Sedalia, please send me an email or hand written note with a reason and timing. Students cannot drive themselves or other students.

Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to watch our show tonight AFTER the football game.
Come out and support the drumline tomorrow at LSHS for a 3pm competitive performance!

Smith-Cotton.doc

Help! Ice Cream Social

Music Parents,

We have a huge need for volunteers. The Ice Cream Social is Tuesday September 20th. We are nearly 50 volunteers short. Please take some time to volunteer.
There are two volunteer categories listed CHARMS. One is for volunteering your time at the ice cream social and the second is for supplying a dessert. Please login to CHARMS, click on Volunteer, and select the correct category from the drop down menu (Ice Cream Social or Ice Cream Social Dessert Donation).
If you are volunteering to help out at the social, look for a time that suits your needs and fill in your information for that time slot. Your email address and telephone number will not be visible on the list once you click on "Sign up".
Desserts – We need cupcakes, cookies and brownies, etc. Dairy Queen ice cream will be available, but the other desserts are the biggest hit. If you donate desserts, please include a list of all ingredients. We are not allowed to serve anything that does not contain a list of ingredients. Please also include your name and contact information in case we have any questions.

Auction — Various items will be auctioned off throughout the evening. If you or your business would like to donate an auction item please email us. Some of the items already on the list are Chiefs tickets, Chipotle gift cards, a LSW Music merchandise basket, and a Bath & Body Works basket. Decorative cakes are even a great auction item.

Food service will begin at 5pm with performances starting at 6pm. Food service will stop when we are out of food or when the last performance begins, whichever comes first. Auction items will begin at 6pm as well.

Thank you!

Titan Pride Update, Week of Sept 12

Tuesday, 9/13
Evening rehearsal
Snare drums, 4:30 start
Tenors and Basses, 5:30 start
All others, 6:25 start

Thursday, 9/15 (Homecoming Parade Day)
Students need to wear khaki shorts and their SHOW SHIRT (receive on Tuesday) to school for the parade.
Students will be released from class during 7th hour as we will ride the bus to downtown LS for the parade.
Parade begins at 3:30pm and will head north from the Baptist Church downtown and then head back down Douglas to end.
After the parade, we will feed the kids dinner at the church gymnasium while waiting for the buses to transport us back to LSW for rehearsal.
We SHOULD begin rehearsal by 5pm. This means we will be finished with rehearsal at 7pm. The drumline will hold an additional one hour rehearsal from 7pm to 8pm to prepare for Saturday’s competition.

Friday, 9/16
ICE CREAM SOCIAL TICKET SALE MONEY DUE TO BE TURNED IN AT SCHOOL TODAY!
Football game
Call times are the same, 4:45 for battery, 5:45 for all others.
Since this is the Homecoming game, and we will recognize royalty at halftime, we will be performing our show for POSTGAME. This means dismissal will be approximately 30 minutes later than normal for a game.

Saturday, 9/17
Drummit at the Summit competition, Battery and Frontline ONLY.
All others are encouraged and welcome to come support and cheer on the drumline as they compete at LSHS at 3:00pm on the football field.
Itinerary attached!

Reminders:

  • Ice Cream Social ticket sale money due on Friday
  • Competition time for full band on Saturday, Sept 24th will run approximately 6:30am to 3:30pm. More information to follow next week.
  • Spirit Cup Fundraiser orders/money due Monday, Sept 19th
  • Second installment of Band Fees due on September 15th if you did NOT pay in full during band camp
  • Please sign up to volunteer at the Ice Cream Social by going to CHARMS.

Have a great weekend!

Drummit at the Summit.docx

Orchestra Tuxedo Fittings Tomorrow 5:30-8:30pm

Hello Orchestra Parents and Students:

Tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 8) We need all males to report to the instrumental room to be sized and pick up their tuxedos between 5:30 and 8:30pm.

We also need parent volunteers to help with this. If you are a parent and you can help with tuxedo sizings please contact Marla Franklin at: mfranklin@saint-lukes.org

I will be announcing this in class today and hopefully we will all look better by the end of tomorrow evening!

Thank you

Kirt Mosier