Darby Orchestras eNews, August 27, 2017

Welcome Back, Everyone! Another Darby Orchestra season is underway with a successful first week back, and I’m excited to be back with your students! Our Darby Orchestra program continues to grow, with over 130 musicians in 4 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 (they are available on your student’s Canvas page as well, under the “Handbook and Forms” module). The first is the 

, which explains the program philosophy, procedures, grading, and calendar dates. Your orchestra member has reviewed this in class and should review it with you as well. The  
is the second item, which we ask parents to go over with their orchestra member and then complete the 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 agree 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 are to have this form completed by Friday, September 1. Be aware that not every date listed on the calendar applies to every orchestra. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Our  annual Darby Orchestras Picnic, organized by our Chamber officers, is upon us! This year’s picnic is slated for Thursday, August 31 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.