The Belk Charity Day event will take place on Saturday November 3, 2018 from 6am -10am. Students who wish to sell tickets for the fundraiser will have all raised funds go towards their student account. Any student may join from 10am-12pm on Saturday October 27, 2018 and sell $5 tickets to customers as they enter the store. Mrs. Pacitti will be there to supervise your student. All funds raised from the ticket sales will go to your student’s account.
We have been given an assigned time to pre-sell tickets to the general public this Saturday October 27, 2018 from 10 AM to 12pm (noon) at the Belk location in Marietta off of Dallas Hwy across from the Avenues. Students should wear their casual Orchestra Uniform (polo and khaki pants) if they have it or a Harrison T-shirt and jeans. Feel free to make a poster or bring supplies to make one. If you wish to bring your instrument to display, you may do so but please be mindful of the weather. No one will need to play on October 27. The instruments tend to draw the customer’s attention and help start conversations. If you bring an instrument, you will need a stand for it.
Saturday November 3, 2018 is the day of the Belk Sale and we have been invited to play holiday songs from 10-11am. Students will be able to sign up for times in the orchestra room. Groups must be approved to perform by Mr. Mori for the event. See Mr. Mori if you are interested in performing for the event. You can earn letter points and Tri-M points for this performance. Photos will be taken and sent to participants for use in your portfolio.
Tickets are also available for students to sell to friends and family on their own time. Tickets are $5 and individuals who purchase a ticket will receive “$5 Off” of their first purchase on the day of the November 3 sale in addition to the other discounts and special pricing from Belk. The most popular sale items are the 25%-50% off designer handbags. See the flyer (available in the orchestra room) for a complete list of sales. The first 100 customers in each Belk store on November 3 will receive a free gift card valued anywhere from $5-$1,500!
Mrs. Pacitti will be in class this week to hand out tickets to interested students to sell to family and friends. Parents should discuss with their students in advance how many tickets they wish to try and sell. Money from the sale of tickets should be placed in the black box Clearly Marked with the student’s name and “Belk Charity Fundraiser”. Unsold tickets should be returned in a clearly marked envelope to the black box as well.
We hope to see you on October 27 to sell tickets and on November 3 to join us for the sale and share Holiday Music with the community. We look forward to seeing you at Belk!
Harrison Orchestra Boosters
The Harrison Orchestra will be taking a field trip to the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta on Thursday November 15, 2018 to observe a live rehearsal of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Students will be observing the rehearsal skills and techniques used at the highest levels of our craft by observing one of the best orchestras in our country.
The cost is $10 per student and transportation will be covered by the Harrison Orchestra Boosters. Students will need to bring money for lunch as we will be stopping for lunch before returning to Harrison. The orchestra will depart from Harrison before school begins and will return by the end of the school day. All orchestra students in good standing are encouraged to go on this wonderful opportunity. Students must turn in the ASO Field Trip Permission Form in order to go on this field trip. The $10 (payable to HOB, Inc.) can be turned into the black collection box in the orchestra room. Please write your name and “ASO Field Trip” on the envelope.
The Harrison Orchestra Spirit Wear Catalogue for the 2018-2019 School Year is now available! If you would like to purchase an item, please download and print the order form below and place it in an envelope along with your payment. We accept cash and checks. Please make your check payable to: HHOB
On the outside of the envelope and on your memo line please write “SPIRIT WEAR ORDER” and your student’s name. Have your student place the envelope in the collection box in the Orchestra Room. If you have questions, please contact Calli Southern: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Spirit Wear: November 16, 2018
The Harrison Orchestra Casual Uniform Polo is available for order. These polos are used for any casual performances or events that we may have this year. The polos are the same design as last year’s and will be worn with khaki pants. Please download and print the order form below and place it in an envelope along with your payment.
Please make your check payable to: HHOB
On the outside of the envelope and on your memo line please write “Casual Uniform Polo” and your student’s name. Have your student place the envelope in the collection box in the Orchestra Room.
We are kicking off a new fundraiser called Snap! Raise. Snap! Raise is an online donation platform that encourages tax deductible donations for our student’s fans. There is no selling of products involved. However, we are asking each orchestra student to make a list of 20 email addresses of their “fans” who will consider supporting them. Fans are typically family and family friends who may or may not live in this area. The focus is for each student to sit with their parent(s)/guardian(s) and come up with 20 email contacts of fans/supporters who might consider supporting them in any amount. No amount is too small. More details can be found here
Our Fall Concert is on October 15. The turn-around time for the uniform could take several weeks so it is recommended to order the uniform as soon as possible so that you will have time to make any alterations before the first concert on October 15.All students have a “Uniform Assignment” which will entail them wearing their full uniform with shoes and holding their instrument in their correct playing posture. Please help them take their photo (on their device will work fine) and they should bring it to class for their uniform assignment. Hair should be pulled away from the face.Returning orchestra students should check the status of their uniform to ensure that they have located all parts of their uniform and to ensure that their uniform still fits.Information on How to Order the uniform (and specific parts) can be found below. Once your uniform arrives, please have your student try it on and move in it as though they are playing their instrument. It may need to be adjusted/hemmed by a tailor.
Shoes/Undergarments: All students should wear appropriate black undergarments under their uniform. Black, closed toed dress shoes and socks are the standard uniform. Black, close toed flats are recommended for the ladies.
8:30am Student Drop Off – place instruments and bagged lunch in the following rooms, then report to the Orchestra Room:
Concert – Freshman Cafe
Classic – Band Room
Chamber – Orchestra Room
8:40 Meeting in Orchestra Room
Each class will go through a rotation of locations and instructors.
We will be having a parent information meeting in the Orchestra Room on August 14th at 7:00pm.
We will be discussing important information about Orchestra fees, Booster Club, Orchestra Room Construction, and more! Please make sure at least one parent or guardian is in attendance.