Darby Orchestras eNews, February 15, 2017

The Darby Orchestras are keeping busy during these “not-so-cold” winter months with several performances at small and large group Adjudicated Events.

Several Darby students performed at the OMEA District XV Solo/Ensemble Event held at Reynoldsburg HS Summit Rd. Campus January 21. All Darby orchestra performers earned Superior or Excellent ratings at this event, which hosted over 1000 performances by students from throughout central Ohio. Way to go, orchestra members!

Chamber Orchestra and Symphony will perform the weekend of February 24 and 25 at the OMEA State Orchestra Adjudicated Event held at Reynoldsburg HS Livingston Ave. campus. Chamber will perform at 9:35 Friday evening and Symphony will perform 11:30 Saturday morning. Detailed schedules for these groups were posted on Canvas and sent via email to their respective members and parents. If you did not receive information, please email me at john_riegel@hboe.org. The public is welcome to attend these adjudicated performances! Audience members are reminded that audio or video recording and still photography are strictly prohibited in performance areas. Thank you for your cooperation.

Concert Orchestra is scheduled to perform at the Hilliard Orchestra Festival adjudicated event on Saturday, March 11 at Hilliard Memorial Middle School. Detailed schedules and performance times will be sent out as soon as they are available.

FLORIDA INFO— For students attending the Orlando trip during Spring Break, updated information was covered at the trip meeting Monday evening Feb. 13. If you were unable to attend, be sure to review the updated information (itinerary, trip procedures/rules, permission forms, emergency medical forms) that will be sent out later this week or early next. Permission slips, emergency medical forms, and the form authorizing parent pick-up in Florida (if needed) are due Monday, March 6. Please email me at john_riegel@hboe.org if you have any questions. Also, if a student has a dietary restriction, please email me as soon as possible regarding that restriction so that we may notify the tour company. Thanks for your help!

Best wishes to all our orchestras in their upcoming competitions!