Darby Orchestras eNews, August 29, 2016

Welcome Back! We have had a very successful first week-plus, and I am very excited to be back and starting a new school year at Darby. 2016-17 marks the largest membership in the Darby Orchestra program to date, with 120 musicians in 3 orchestras! In this email you will find some information regarding the orchestra year and upcoming events and activities.

Parents, I have attached two items for your review. The first is the

, which explains the program philosophy, procedures, grading, and calendar dates. Your orchestra member will review this in class and should review it with you as well. The second item is the  
, which we ask parents to go over with their orchestra member and complete this online form. Completion of this contract indicates that students and parents have reviewed the handbook and calendar, and understand and agree to the policies and procedures in the handbook, and to be present as required on performance and rehearsal dates. There is also a space on the form to indicate any anticipated conflicts with orchestra performance events. Students were to have this form completed by Friday, August 26. Be aware that not every date listed on the calendar applies to every orchestra. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Time is coming near for the annual Darby Orchestras Picnic, organized by our officers! This year’s picnic is slated for Thursday, Sept. 1 from 6 to 8 pm at Hilliard Municipal Park. More updates and details will follow in the next few days. Parents, we welcome your help for this event as a chaperone, grill-master, server, or other help! Please contact me if you are able and willing to help out. I appreciate your support of your student and the orchestra program, and I look forward to another great year!


John Riegel

Director of Orchestras

Hilliard Darby H.S.