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UDSD HONORS ORCHESTRA _2017-18
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TO:ORCHESTRA PARENTS & STUDENTS
FROM:VIRGINIA HERRMANN, vherrman@udsd.org
MAE HUANG,mhuang@udsd.org
CYNDI NOONAN,cnoonan@udsd.org

DATE:September 2017

Congratulations! Your child has been invited to AUDITION for the 26th annual
Upper Dublin Honors String Orchestra. This orchestra will consist of selected students, grades four through eight, who demonstrate above average playing skills and the desire for a more challenging orchestral experience. In that there are many qualified students and limited stage facilities, participation must be determined by audition only.
Auditionsoccur on the evening ofWed. November 1, 2017 in the PAC @ UDHS. Specific details concerning this audition process will follow. The audition music will be distributed upon receiving your signed letter of intent (see page 2). It is expected of all honors orchestra students to commit to all rehearsals and performances as listed below.
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE @ UDHS PAC (rm. A61 & stage)

Wednesday November 15, 2017 6:45PM—8:30 PM
Monday November 20, 2017 6:45PM—8:30 PM
Tuesday November 28, 2017 6:45PM—8:30 PM
Wednesday January 3, 2018 6:45PM—8:30 PM
Monday January 8, 2018 6:45PM—8:30 PM
Wednesday January 17, 2018 6:45PM—8:30 PM
Monday January 22, 2018 6:45PM—8:30 PM

DRESS REHEARSAL @ UDHS PAC Stage
Tuesday January 30, 2018 6:45PM—8:30 PM

CONCERT @ UDHS PAC Stage
Wednesday January 31, 2018 @ 7 PM—arrive @ 6:30pm for tuning

UDES CONCERT TOUR—start @ MGES
Wednesday May 30, 2018 7:30 AM—2:00 PM

All Nov., Dec. & Jan. rehearsals occur in the orchestra classroom at UDHS (rm. A61) as well as on stage in the PAC @ UDHS. Drop off/pick up will be at the PAC entrance.
All honors orchestra students are required to attend all rehearsals and all concerts—unless a compelling excuse exists, such as illness—of which you will notify Mrs. Herrmann by voice mail at 215-643-8900 ext. 2061, or email at vherrman@udsd.org. Please complete page 2 to indicate your interest, then return it immediately by mailin the enclosed envelope no later than OCTOBER 6, 2017to Mrs. Herrmann at UDHS.
For Page 2 commitment form, use this link Honors Orchestra Invitation


AUDITION NIGHT INFORMATION
As per the initial letter, the auditions for honors orchestra are scheduled for Wednesday NOVEMBER 1, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
The auditions will be held in the PAC @ UDHS. Please enter the building at the PAC entrance off of Loch Alsh Avenue. All students are to report to the orchestra room A61 upon arrival. Students will be directed to the appropriate audition rooms after tuning/warm up in room A61.

The music for the audition is enclosed. Be sure to practice everything.
The audition playing time is approximately five minutes. Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to your scheduled time to tune and to warm up. Teachers and UDHS students will be on hand to assist you with tuning.

The audition times are listed below. If your scheduled time is impossible to attend, you must notify Mrs. Herrmann at voice-mail 215-643-8900 ext. 2061, or e-mail vherrman@udsd.org to arrange another time slot on that same evening. The only time that these auditions occur is the evening of November 1, 2017. Each instrument part will audition in a separate room. The person evaluating your audition will hear you only, not see you. The membership of the Honors Orchestra 2017-18 is limited, and therefore is determined solely upon the results of the auditions on this evening.
CELLO & BASS
6:15 PM LAST NAME A-K included
6:45 PM LAST NAME L-Z included

VIOLA

6:15 PM LAST NAME A-H included
6:45 PM LAST NAME I-Z included

VIOLIN 1

6:15 PM LAST NAME A-K included
6:45 PM LAST NAME L-Z included

VIOLIN 2

6:00 PM LAST NAME A-K included
6:20 PM LAST NAME L-R included
6:40 PM LAST NAME S-Z included

BEST OF LUCK TO ALL!!