Easter See’s Candy Fundraiser

Please support the Davis High and Holmes Junior High School Orchestra Programs by helping to promote our Easter See’s Candies Fundraiser. You can help us reach our fundraising goal by taking orders from friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers, or order some sweets for yourself to celebrate springs. 

Order online at dhs-holmes-orchestras.org/store  (credit card only), or complete the order form attached and return it with your payment to a DHS or Holmes Orchestra student (checks payable to “DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters”).   Final day to order is Tuesday, April 2nd.
 
Candies will be available for PICK UP in front of DHS Richard Brunelle Performance Hall on Thursday April 18 from 6:30 -7:30 pm.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Delinda Nicolet
 

Valentines Day Sees Candy Fundraiser

Please support the Davis High and Holmes Junior High School Orchestra Programs See’s Candies Fundraiser. Order See’s Candies for those you love: your family, friends, colleagues, neighbors and don’t forget yourself. It makes the perfect Valentines Day gift.  Please see attached flyer and send around to everyone you know!

2019-valentine-sees-fundraiser-flyer

Order online at http://dhs-holmes-orchestras.org/store/ (credit card only). 

Final day to order is Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Candies will be available for pick up at the DHS Richard Brunelle during DHS Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal on Wednesday February 13 between 6:45 to 7:45 pm. 

If you have any questions, please contact Delinda Nicolet

Thank you for your support!

Sign Up for 2019-20 Placement Auditions

Attention all 9th, 10, 11th grade students,

I will be posting the sign up schedule for the 2019-20 DHS Placement Auditions this week in your classrooms.  The sign up deadline is set for Friday, February 8th so please sign up for a time ASAP.  Please  write clearly so I can create the final schedule accurately, which I will post in your classroom the week of February 18th. Once the schedule is posted please check your final posted time to make sure it is accurate and there is not a conflict for you. 

Also, below is the registration form that each student is required to fill out and turn in when they arrive for their audition. Please print and fill it out to turn in when you check in for your audition warm up time.  

I look forward to listening to all of your hard work,

Mr. Moreno

 

Contact Mr. Moreno if you have any questions.

Davis High School Orchestra Program
Audition Requirements
2019-2020
Symphony Orchestra and Baroque Ensemble

All DHS Orchestra Auditions will be held at Davis High  in the Music Building room PA-3 from February 25th – March 1st.  Check your school music room for the DHS Orchestras Open Audition sign-up sheets starting in January. Auditions are for all in coming 10th grade students, continuing 11th grade students, and 12th grade students not currently in an audition group.

Sign-up Deadline is Friday, February 8th

Contact Mr. Moreno if you have any questions or need a sign-up extension. The final audition schedule will be posted Tuesday, February 21st, which will include your individual audition day and time. Your requested times may change to fit the final schedule, so make sure and check the schedule carefully. If you have a major conflict with your scheduled time email Mr. Moreno ASAP to work it out.

Audition Dates and Times by Instrument:

  • Violins: Monday, February 25th, 3:50PM – 8:00PM
                  Tuesday, February 26th, 3:50PM – 8:00PM
  • Violas: Thursday, February 28th, 3:40PM – 6:00PM
  • Cellos/Basses:  Friday, March 1st, 3:50PM – 8:00PM
  • Key Board Players Auditioning for a Harpsichord position in the Baroque Ensemble: Contact Mr. Moreno directly to set an audition time. If you are a string player who also plays keyboard and would like to audition for harpsichord sign up for two time slots back to back.

Please Note: All Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion students who are interested in auditioning for the DHS Symphony Orchestra see audition requirements online at: dhsbandboosters.com. Information will be posted soon. All Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion students interested in participating in the DHS Symphony Orchestra must be members of the DHS Symphonic Band.

If none of these audition times work for your schedule and you need assistance contact Mr. Moreno

Description of The Davis High School Symphony Orchestra:

The Davis High Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Angelo Moreno, is an advanced full symphony orchestra including strings, winds, brass and percussion. The group will study and perform music for symphony orchestra from the classical to modern eras. In recent years, the Symphony Orchestra has performed Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, Dvorak’s Eighth and Ninth Symphonies and Elgar’s Nimrod, amongst many other pieces of music from Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Schumann, Haydn, Brahms and many other composers.

Description of The Davis High School Baroque Ensemble:

The Davis High Baroque Ensemble, under the direction of Angelo Moreno is a unique string orchestra which includes the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, and Key Board players who are interested in learning to play the Harpsichord. Students will perform on Baroque instruments, which include string instruments converted to Baroque style with gut strings and Baroque style bows. The group will study and perform music from the Baroque Era, including composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, Corelli, Telemann, and Handel.

Audition Requirements:

Strings – Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass:

  • 3 octaves of any major scale in quarter notes, at a tempo of 144
           (Basses 2 octaves)
  • 3 octaves of any melodic minor scale in quarter notes at a tempo of 120
           (Basses 2 octaves)
  • 3-4 minute excerpt of an unaccompanied solo (skip over long rests) that demonstrates your ability.

Key Board Players Auditioning for Harpsichord:

  • 3 octaves of any major scale in two hands- in quarter notes, at a tempo of 144
  • 3 octaves of any melodic minor scale in two hands-  in quarter notes at a tempo of 120
  • 3-4 minute excerpt of an unaccompanied solo (skip over long rests) that demonstrates your ability.

Note: All players will be asked to sight read

Note: All instruments- when deciding on solo literature consult your private instructor or school music teacher.

REQUIRED
Please provide a copy of your solo music the day of your audition for the adjudicator.

Contact Mr. Moreno if you have any questions at (530) 400-7614 (cell) or by email

Download a registration form here:

“Alice in Wonderland” Presented by DHS Symphony Orchestra

We have wonderful kids family outreach concert coming up in February “Alice in Wonderland”. See Poster attached and details below.  This is a world premier and a commissioned work by composer Betsy Lackey. Betsy has composed a few other pieces we have performed in the past including : Pinocchio, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Ugly Duckling. Sponsors include: Tandem Properties and DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters, Li Family Starter Grant. Please share this with family and friends.

Davis Senior High School Symphony Orchestra Presents the World Premiere of “Alice in Wonderland”

Director:

Angelo Moreno

Narrator:

Michael Lackey

Composer:

Betsy Lackey

Choreographer:

Jacob Gutiérrez-Montoya 

Dancers:

Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theatre

Date: Saturday 2/16

Time: Concert 11AM-12PM

Ticket Information: Open to the public tickets available at the door, $5 Kids under 18, $10 Adults over 18. Doors open at 10:30AM

Location:

Richard Brunelle Performance Hall

Davis Senior High School

315 West 14 Street

Davis 95616

Lunar New Year Dinner Fundraiser

DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters invites you to celebrate the Lunar New Year while you support music education in Davis. Enjoy a delicious meal of Lemongrass Chicken Vermicelli (Bun Ga Nuong) or Lemongrass Tofu Vermicelli (Bun Tau Hu Chay), drinks, desert and more! 

Live performances by the incredible student musicians of the Davis High and Holmes Junior High Orchestras.

Saturday, January 26th, 2019
5:00 – 7:30PM
Davis Senior High School “All Student Center”
315 West 14th Street, Davis, CA 95616

Tickets are $25 per person. To purchase tickets and select your meal option got to:

https://dhs-holmes-orchestras.org/store/product/lunar-new-year-fundraiser/ 

All proceeds will go to directly support the DHS and Holmes Orchestra Programs. We thank you in advance for your support.