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Pick up a pizza to support our players!

PLACE YOUR PIZZA ORDER FROM ZEEKS IN RAVENNA ON NOVEMBER 19​

Here's a win-win! Treat yourself to delicious pizza from Zeeks this week, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Roosevelt's Orchestra Program.

 

Offer valid only at the Ravenna location, only on Thursday, November 19.

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ANNUAL POINSETTIA AND WINTER PLANT SALE

We are thrilled to host our annual Poinsettia and Winter Plant Sale again this year. These stunning plants are grown in the Pacific Northwest and will be delivered directly to your doorstep — anywhere in the greater Seattle area. Select your plants and greenery through our online order form

 

Please include your address in the special instruction section. Credit card payments will allow contact-free delivery, but we can also pick up a check at delivery.  Order by Nov. 19 at 9 am. Plants will be delivered to you on Dec 4th and 5th. 

Proceeds from the sale will support our orchestra students. In these uncertain times, RHS Orchestra Boosters have eliminated typical student fees and are relying totally on donations and fundraising efforts.  We do not want program costs to ever be a factor in a student's decision to continue to play music.  

 

Please help us make this year's sale a huge success by spreading the word to family and friends!  

 

At a time when students are isolated from their peers and teachers, it is more important than ever to go the extra mile to ensure equity and keep our musicians engaged and progressing. 

CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY RETREAT

October 25-26- depart RHS at 9 am, return Saturday evening around 9 pm

Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

Click here to download forms for the retreat

 

1. We have changed locations for our overnight stay.  Due to a last minute cancellation at the retreat center,  the entire group will be staying at the Lazy F Camp & Retreat center.  http://lazyfcamp.org/  We will be stopping there on our way to CWU for lunch, activities and sectional practice.  We will head to CWU for the evening to attend a CWU orchestra rehearsal as well as our own rehearsal. We will have dinner at CWU- then head back to the Lazy F overnight. Breakfast is served at the Lazy F- then we will be back to CWU for a full day of music.  We will have dinner at CWU before returning home Saturday evening.  

 

2.  The Lazy F is large cabins- no linens.  Students will need to bring sleeping bags, pillows, towels and toiletries.  A packing list will be sent out before the trip to help answer questions.

 

3.  The field trip form went home with students last week.  It is also available from the link above.  We need these back by Wednesday 10/9.

 

4.  We realize there are conflicting events with Jazz and Marching band.  The directors are working together on priorities as most cases are slightly different.  Please let us know ASAP if your student will have special arrangements.  We can help coordinate as needed, it will impact both our buses and our overnight accommodations so the sooner we know the better.

 

5.  Below is the list of chaperones to date- if you have previously said you were interested, but aren't on the list please let Sandy know.  I may have not tagged the email, but we would love to have you along.

  • Andrew Miller

  • Sandy Miller

  • Shari Kaiser

  • Brett Kaiser

  • Aaron McGrath

  • Tiffany Tarrant

  • Gale Backer

  • Yonah Karp

  • Gayle Herman

  • Tom Holden

  • David Grosskopf

  • Stephanie Hegstad

  • Sarah Thomas

 

SIDE BY SIDE CONCERT w/ SEATTLE SYMPHONY

Thursday, October 24, 7 pm RHS Theater.

 

The night before the retreat-  The RHS Symphony Orchestra will perform with the Seattle Symphony.  https://www.seattlesymphony.org/concerttickets/calendar/2019-2020/symphony/sbs2  Professional musicians from SSO will be joining students through out the month to prepare for the performance.  More details to follow regarding special rehearsal times.  All Orchestra families and students are encouraged to attend.  Please share with neighbors and friends.  

 

PUMPKIN SEED CONCERT

October 29th, 7:00 pm,  RHS Theater - All Orchestras

 Just back from the retreat, come enjoy the fruits of their labor.   

 

BOOSTER BOARD MEETING

Monday, October 21, Ensemble room- next to the Orchestra room- 7:30 pm

All are welcome!  Please join us.  

 

DON'T FORGET

1.  If you haven't turned in your fees please do so ASAP.  These fees support the coaching that is already happening in the classroom, instrument repairs already happening, and support for the retreat. 

  • Booster Fee- $300 

  • Equipment Rental (for students who use school instruments)- $75

  Both paid to  boosters by check, or on website https://www.rooseveltorchestra.org/  at the donate button

  • School lab fee $60 (Wind Ensemble pay lab fee for that class not Orchestra)

Paid to Roosevelt High School through School pay or by check.  If you need assistance with these fees please contact rooseveltorchestra@gmail.com

For questions about our program, send an email message to:

 

RooseveltOrchestra@gmail.com