Newsletter (Oct 2015)

Hello Orchestra Family,

Our annual Halloween Orchestra Concert is approaching fast! We’re excited to share what we’ve been working on in orchestra with our fans.

Halloween Concert (Oct 21)

  • 6:15p – Arrive at MSN Orchestra Room
  • 7:00p – Performance Begins
  • Students are invited to wear their Halloween Costume!
    • The costume should not hinder their performance ability in any way. No large hats, masks, gloves, etc.
    • Alternatively, students may wear black, dress clothes, orchestra polo, etc.
  • Make sure your iPads are charged!
  • Bring treats to share for the back table at the conclusion of the concert.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

  • Begins Tuesday, October 6.
  • Ends Thursday, October 22 (the day after the concert).
    • Please turn in all money with order forms.
  • Delivery: Thursday, November 19
    • Since most items are perishable, orders must be picked up by 4:00 PM.
    • If a student has fewer than 10 items, they can probably just take them home on the bus. However, if they have more than 10, the student should planned to be picked up as items can be quite heavy.
    • Students deliver all items.

University of Illinois Orchestra Clinic (Nov 18)
6th Grade Only

  • Intermezzo Orchestra (6th Grade) Only
  • Field trip to Niles West HS where we will perform for two esteemed clinicians. Performing in a combined MSN/MSS Orchestra.
  • Chaperones needed. Let me know if you are willing / able to join us as a chaperone.
  • Download and Return the Permission / Confirmation Form to
    • Included in the form is the orchestra polo order information.

Orchestra Polo

  • 6th Grade Families: See the above University of Illinois Orchestra Clinic Permission / Confirmation Form for details.
  • 7th / 8th Grade Families: If you need a new orchestra polo, please send in $25 and a shirt size.
    • Checks written to “CUSD 95”
    • Adult Sizes: S, M, L, XL

Prima Musica Ensemble

Congratulations to the members who auditioned and made it! Our normal rehearsal schedule is Wednesday after school – but be sure to stay up to date by checking the back board in the orchestra room. Sometimes we have to change to another day we may not have school on a Wednesday, if Mr. Broach needs to attend a meeting, or something else.

  • Violin: Andrew, Alex, Nandini, Annette, Peter, Dylan
  • Viola: Suzie
  • Cello: Josh, Jora, Genna
  • Bass: Iman