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:

Holmes Advanced Orchestra Outreach Concert

The Holmes Jr. High Advanced Orchestra is preparing for the annual outreach field trip. It will take place on Friday, February 1, 2019 between 8:30 AM and 2:50 PM. Parent chaperones are needed for this trip!

The Advanced Orchestra will perform for students at North Davis and Birch Lane Elementary Schools. They will have the opportunity to mentor the elementary students by demonstrating their orchestral instruments and sharing their musical experiences. Below is the itinerary:

  • 8:30 AM                 Assemble outside Holmes music room, with instruments and music
  • 8:45 AM                 Depart Holmes on foot. (Instruments will go in a van.)
  • 9:00-9:45               Arrive at North Davis Elementary (NDE); set-up and warm-up
  • 9:45-10:20             NDE K-3rd grade concert
  • 10:20-10:35           Break
  • 10:35-11:10           NDE 4th-6th grade concert
  • 11:10-11:55           Clean up; eat pizza lunch in park (provided by DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters)
  • 11:55 PM               Depart for Birch Lane Elementary (BLE)
  • 12:30-12:45           Arrive at BLE; set-up and warm-up
  • 12:45-1:20             BLE K-3rd grade concert
  • 1:20-1:35               Break
  • 1:35-2:10               BLE 4th-6th grade concert
  • 2:10-2:25               Clean up; depart for Holmes; arrive at Holmes at 2:50 PM

Students should wear jeans, their black orchestra t-shirt, a jacket, and good walking shoes. Pizza and snacks will be provided for lunch. Instruments will be transported by vans, but students will walk. Please let Mr. Moreno know if your student cannot walk. We need to transport 41 violins, 11 violas, 14 cellos, and about 20 music stands. We need six parents who would volunteer to use their vans to help us transporting those instruments from site to site.Please indicate your availability on the attached form.

In addition, eight parent chaperones are needed to accompany the students on each walking portions of the trip. If you can chaperone any or all of these legs of the trip, please indicate your availability on the attached form as well. Fill out and return the attached Authorization permission form to Mr. Moreno no later than Tuesday, 22nd.   If your child is unable to attend the trip, please indicate this on the permission form and turn it in so that we may keep track of attendance. If you have questions about this trip, please contact Mr. Moreno or the parent field trip coordinator Jin Xu.

“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

Annual Holmes Junior High Elementary Strings Workshop

Second and Third Year String Students are Cordially Invited to Participate!

This free workshop will give our returning elementary strings students an introduction to the orchestras and the excitement that awaits you at the junior high level. It’s fun, motivating, and musically educational. The afternoon is full of fun new music and wonderful long lasting connections, as you work with 8th and 9th grade Holmes Orchestra students and their Director Angelo Moreno. The day ends in a high-spirited concert where all participants will have the opportunity to show off their new skills. Mr. Moreno will be available to answer parent and student questions after the concert. Come and have a great time taking your music making to the next level!

Workshop details:
‪Saturday, February 9th, 2019‬
‪1 – 4:00 pm; Concert at 4 PM‬
Takes place at Holmes Junior High School in the MPR.

To sign up your child, please use the form below by Wednesday, February 6.

FOR ALL ATTENDING STUDENTS:
Please bring your own instrument and accessories.
This includes a shoulder rest, Rosin, Endpin stop/strap for cellos and basses, and reusable water bottle.

**Music, folders, pencils, snacks, and
T-shirts will be provided by DHS-Holmes Boosters**

To learn more about the Holmes Junior High Orchestra Program, please visit our website:
https://dhs-holmes-orchestras.org/holmes

Reservations are closed for this year’s workshop.

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.

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2019 Elementary Strings Workshop

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Click on the photo to see a gallery of pictures from the 2018 workshop

Second and Third Year String Students are Cordially Invited to Participate!

This free workshop will give our returning elementary strings students an introduction to the orchestras and the excitement that awaits you at the junior high level. It’s fun, motivating, and musically educational.

The afternoon is full of fun new music and wonderful long lasting connections, as you work with 8th and 9th grade Holmes Junior High Orchestra students and the Holmes Junior High Orchestra Director, Angelo Moreno. The day ends in a high-spirited concert where all participants will have the opportunity to show off their new skills. Mr. Moreno will be available to answer parent and student questions after the concert. Come and have a great time taking your music making to the next level!

Event information is below. The Holmes workshop concludes with a concert at the below stated times. All parents and family are invited to attend.

For Future Holmes Jr. High Students

Workshop details

  • Saturday, February 9th, 2019
  • 12:45- Sign in at Check in Table
  • 1:00 – 4:00pm; Concert at 4pm
  • Holmes Junior High School in the Multipurpose Room
  • To reserve your spot, please complete the form below

Please bring your own instrument and accessories

  • Shoulder rest
  • Rosin
  • Endpin stop/strap for cellos and basses
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Music, folders, pencils, snacks, and T-shirts will be provided by the Orchestra Boosters

If you have any questions, please contact Angelo Moreno at amoreno@djusd.net

Student Information

 

Parent/Guardian Contact Information

 

Verification

Placement Auditions

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

This week I have been announcing the DHS Orchestra Program’s Placement Audition process that takes place February 25th- March 1st. All requirements are attached and listed below for auditioning into the DHS Symphony Orchestra and DHS Baroque Ensemble. I am starting this conversation now in order to motivate you to start preparing this month by picking your scales and solo and beginning the process of learning everything to the best of your ability by the end of February. For 99% of you, you will need all of this time to prepare in order to feel confident and in technical control of your audition performance.

Note: If you do not wish to participate in the audition process but want to continue to improve daily on your instrument and be a part of a wonderful orchestra here at DHS, then plan to sign up for the DHS Chamber Orchestra. This is our largest orchestra at DHS and a great place to be with friends and make music on a daily basis together.

I am announcing now for everyone still deciding which orchestra to audition for, that the DHS Baroque Ensemble will be doing a major tour next year in June 2020 to England and France; two of the leading countries for Baroque composers and performance. The DHS Baroque Ensemble will enjoy a 14 day performance tour filled with tourist attractions and the opportunity to play in some of the best churches and performance venues in both countries. There is room in the group for 20 violins, 6 violas, 6 cellos, two basses, and 4 keyboard players. Consider this once in a life time opportunity when it comes time to designate which group you want to audition for. See video below of our amazing tour to Austria and Italy from 2017. It shows the excitement and fun shared by all who attended.

DHS Baroque Tour Documentary Video of the Austria and Italy Tour 2017:
https://youtu.be/K_zjS4ecpmE

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

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

dhs-orchestra-program-placement-audition-information

Holmes Orchestra Program Field Trip November 18

Both the Intermediate and the Advanced Orchestras are invited to the Mondavi Center on Sunday, November 18 for a very special performance of “Love, Jazz, and Sailors” by UC Davis Symphony Orchestra.

The performance is from 7 to 9 PM on Sunday, November 18. All Holmes Orchestra students attending this performance will receive one student ticket free of charge. All students should wear their orchestra shirts. Parents are asked to drop off their student(s) at the Mondavi Center by 6:30pm, and the tickets will be handed out near the front door by parent volunteers prior to the performance.

We will need 14 parent chaperones for this performance. Please indicate your availability on the attached from if you are able to help out. All chaperones will receive one ticket free of charge.

Please turn in the attached forms to Mr. Moreno in class by Friday, November 9. If you have questions about this event, please contact Mr. Moreno, or the parent volunteer Jin Xu.

For additional ticket purchases, you can go to this link:  https://tickets.mondaviarts.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=5703

See two forms attached, fill out and return to class: