Darby Orchestra eNewsletter #1, August 22, 2013

Welcome Back!

It is a pleasure to welcome everyone in our Darby Orchestra family back to school! I hope all of you had a fun, restful summer. I am very excited about the new school year and our orchestras here at Darby High School! In this eNewsletter you will find information relating to our policies and procedures, concert and activity calendar, and items that are to be completed and returned. Read on…


Handbook, fees, online information

All orchestra students have a copy of the Darby Orchestra Handbook. Students are asked to share this information with parents; an online copy can be found



A second packet given to all orchestra members contains the orchestra Contract, which is to be filled out and signed by parents and students, along with permissions for use of online audio/video, fundraising, a method book order form, and school instrument rental form (this last only for students renting a cello or bass from the school). This return packet is due Friday, Aug. 30; a PDF of it can be found



Lastly, parents are asked to

. We ask that this also be completed by Friday, Aug. 30.


All rental and book fees should be turned in by Friday, Sept. 13. Please send Uniform and Musical Instrument Rental fees directly to:


Hilliard Music Boosters

Darby Chapter

PO Box 371

Hilliard, OH 43026


You may also pay Booster fees on Charms (click on the link). Your initial login is your student ID number. Further instructions can be found in the orchestra Handbook.


Uniform fitting

All students will be fitted for a formal orchestra uniform; this year’s fitting night is Thursday, Sept. 19 from 5 to 8 PM. Students should stop by the Orchestra/Choir Room any time between 5 and 8 pm to be fitted and issued their uniform and garment bag.


We are off to a great start and I anticipate a great year! Stay tuned to the Darby orchestra website http://www.darbyorchestra.org for further updates. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at john_riegel@hboe.org (email is a great way to reach me!).