AHS Orchestra Students traveling to Bahamas March 21-26 as part of an international competition.
Additional information is now avaiable about the Orchestra Bahamas Trip. We will have an information meeting on Monday, March 4th in the AHS Orchestra room at 7:30 PM. Please see the attachments below for more important information:
Congratulations to both the H.S. Concert Orchestra and the H.S. Philharmonic Orchestras for their Outstanding performances at the OMEA STATE Orchestra Competition on Friday, Feb. 22,2013
The orchestras continue to make Aurora history with the second consecutive year for the Philharmonic Orchestra earning the highest possible rating ("Outstanding") at the Ohio Music Education Association STATE Orchestra Competition held at Hudson High School. The Concert Orchestra also made history by being the first younger level group in Aurora's history to earn the highest possible rating ("Outstanding") at a STATE Event. Not only did the Concert Orchestra earn a great rating, but they received "Outstanding" from each of the three floor judges. You can't do any better than that! Congratulations to the students in both groups for their outstanding achievement. We are all very proud of the tradition of excellence that you are establishing.
Harmon Orchestras perform for first annual PTO Fish Fry - Friday, Feb. 22,2013
This is a reminder about our concert this Friday for the PTO Fish Fry dinner. Please see the Concert Instruction Sheet for more details. This paper was given to the students last week and should have been shared with you already. Please also see the PTO Fish Fry flyer as a reference.
As mentioned earlier in the year, this concert will different than normal. The students have been studying chamber music and the concert will be completely student lead. I have a conflict with a high school orchestra event and will not be there, but Mr. Nabring will be around to help with tuning. We will need some parent volunteers to help make sure the students get to the proper locations in the cafeteria by their performance. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help. Mrs. Ellis will be there around 5:30 and Mrs. Goldston will be around to help, but I will need others to help as well.
Logistically, this is a very challenging event, especially since I will not be there, but the kids are very excited to show off what they can do and I am very happy with their progress. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
The menu for the event is:
Fish (Fish nuggets for kids), french fries, coles slaw, dessert and drinks.
Prices:Ages 13-adult is $6, Senior citizens are $4, 5-12 are $4, kids under 5 are free.
You do not have to purchase food in order to attend and watch your children perform.
Thanks again for your support
Steak N' Strings / Outback Steakhouse Fundraiser - sold out! :)(posted Jan. 3, 2013)
Thank you to everyone for your support for this event. With around 400 tickets sold, this event is now sold out and we even have a waiting list of around 30 people! In addition to the great dinner provided by Outback Steakhouse of Macedonia, we are raffling off some fantastic baskets. Thank you to Chris Hannes for handling this portion of the event - its absolutely amazing!
Steak N' Strings / Outback Steakhouse Fundraiser Deadline to order tickets is Friday, Dec. 21st - You cannot purchase tickets at the door. The only way you can participate and earn money is if the ticket order forms are turned in by Friday!
This is a fantastic fundraiser both for the students and for the Aurora Orchestra Association and is a great way to support the students.
1. Earn Credit in your account to go towards your trip - Students earn 70% profit for each ticket sold.
2. The meal is an excellent value - The steack dinners normally cost $26 in the restaurant. When you add in the cost of a drink, tip and taxes, your meal will cost close to $30. We are selling tickets for $20 (this includes drinks and desert!). When you factor in that 70% of the cost of the ticket will go into your credit account ($14), then its like getting a $30 steak dinner for only $6!
3. Nearly 100 local businesses have donated items for our raffle baskets that will be raffled off the night of the dinner. There is everything from hotel get away packages to gourmet dinners, golf outings, signed sports items, tickets to concerts and shows - this is the best raffle package I've ever seen.
Please help us make this the best fundraiser ever by purchasing tickets for your family and encouraging your friends and neighbors to purchase tickets as well. Simply complete the ticket order form and turn in to Mr. Burdett or mail to:
Aurora Orchestra Association
P.O. Box 475
Aurora Ohio 44202
Questions? Call Kathi at 216-952-8850 or email her at email@example.com
Harmon Orchestra Concert on Thursday, Dec. 13th, 7:00 PM in the AHS Auditorium
Click on the concert Instruction Sheet for more information on arrival times, concert dress, cover design contest and other information. Please be advised the 6th grade warm-up location has been changed to the H.S. Choir Room.
H.S. Orchestra Concert has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Oct. 31, 7:00 PM in the AHS Auditorium
as you already know, school was cancelled today due to weather concerns and therefore all events for the day including the high school orchestra concert was cancelled. After looking at sports schedules and auditorium availability, the orchestra concert has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 31st at 7:00 PM in the AHS auditorium. Since the city wide trick or treat festivities have also been cancelled, there will not be a conflict.
Highschool orchestra students should plan on arriving at the school early to change into their uniforms as discussed in class. I would like to have all students dressed and ready to tune and warm-up by 6:35 PM. Philharmonic students will warm up in the Choir Room. Concert Orchestra students will warm up in the Orchestra Room.
Please help spread the word that the concert has been rescheduled to Wednesday. The students sound fantastic and its going to be a great concert and we would certainly like to have a big crowd in the audience.
Harmon Orchestra Concert on Thursday, Oct. 18th at 7:00 PM in the AHS Auditorium
Join Join the Harmon Orchestras on Thursday, Oct. 18th for their annual October spookfest concert. Students will be playing a variety of spooky songs including "Waltz of the Goblins", "Dance Diabolique" and "Curse of the Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space"! Parents and students can find concert instructions here and information about the cover design contest here. You can find more pictures of last years concerts at http://www.auroraorchestra.org/ . Click on the facebook link and search the photo albums for "AOA fall concert 6-7-8."
Fall Festival Performance Cancelled (posted at 10:17 PM on Saturday, Sept. 29th)
After looking at the weather forcasts on several websites, I've decided to cancel our Fall Festival Concert on Sunday. The last thing I want is for people to take time out of their busy Sunday family time and arrive at Sunny Lake park only to find out that its raining and we can't perform. Even worse, I'd hate to to begin the performance and have it rain while we're performing and have personal and school instruments damaged by the rain.
Thank you for all of your hard work in preparing for this event. You sound fantastic and I know the audience would have enjoyed listening to you. I know that several have passed up on other opportunities to participate in this event. Thank you for your sacrifice and dedication. Thank you also to Mr. Joe Kotlin (for organizing this event, transporting and providing chairs for the orchestra) and for all of the other volunteers that make this event possible every year. Here's hoping next year will work out better.
I will take this moment to remind you that the registration deadline for our Orchestra Performance Cruise to the Bahamas is on Tuesday. Once I have all of the registration forms and payments turned in, I can calculate the new lower final payment. I'm working on updating student credits this weekend and will post them on the charms website as soon as it is finished. This will help families make an informed decision regarding the trip.
Thank you again for your patience regarding this performance. Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions.
Welcome to the 2012-2013 School Year!
Please take a moment to complete the Handbook forms. They can be found under your child's grade level orchestra
High School Orchestra Performance Cruise Information
Please click on the Orchestra Performance Cruise Registration Packet for information on the 2013 H.S. Orchestra Cruise.
Please click on the Tentative Itinerary for information on the schedule for the trip.
Please see the "2013 Bahamas Performance Cruise" tab to the left for information about the trip including answers to some common questions.
AHS Orchestras performed fantastically at the Ohio Music Education Association State Competition Finals! ( posted Feb. 2012)
Orchestras receive scores ranging from 1 (highest rating) to 5 (lowest rating) from three floor judges and one sight reading judge. The ratings are combined into an overall rating of 1-5.
The AHS Philharmonic Orchestra received a "Superior", the highest possible rating - earning straight 1's from all floor judges! This is the first time since the 1980's that an ensemble from Aurora has received the highest rating at a State OMEA event and it is the first time that the orchestra has received this rating.
The AHS Concert Orchestra also performed very well receiving an "Excellent", the second highest possible rating. The students received a 1 from the sight reading judge!
Congratulations to all of the students for their dedication and hard work that went into preparing for this event. Also thank you to the many parents who helped to chaperone the event.