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APA Orchestra Updates and Schedule- Week of 4/15

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who embody the spirit of greatness by saying,

“Yes I can, and so can you!”

Thanks for your inspiring dedication

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Current OMG Happenings


Saturday, April 20th is WGASC Championships. It truly is an honor to be the chosen school for this event and the money we earn through concessions and ticketing benefits ALL of our OMG programs (Orchestra, Band and Color Guard)!

We need YOU to help run the event.

Our Color Guard team will likely be performing at another location in the evening if they make finals, which they are on track to do! That means we will need extra people especially in the afternoon and evening.


Again, we are asking that each family donates 1 case (2 12-packs) of soda, as well as 1 package or batch of Baked Goods individually wrapped.

List for Drink donations by last name:

Please bring to M-1 by Thursday, April 18.

A-E: Dr. Pepper

F-K: Sprite/Squirt

L-N: Coke/Pepsi

O-S: Arizona Fruit Teas

T-Z: Root Beer


 All of our programs have events coming up and we always need volunteers! Every moment of time, every item, and every dollar donated, makes our programs better! Click the link below to see our upcoming Drumline, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Color Guard events and find out how you can help!


  • OMG meetings for the rest of the year: 

    • May 1- Wednesday, Austin present

    • June 6- Thursday, Banquet, Senior Center

  • At our May 1st OMG Meeting we will be voting in our nominees for the 2024-2025 OMG Board. Do you like to plan events? We are still looking for Tournament Chairpersons for Band Champs in the Fall and Color Guard Tournaments in the Spring. If you are interested in helping next school year, please contact Heather Lopez, our current Parliamentarian, at if you would like to get involved.

    • Julie Mitchell- nominated to be OMG Secretary

    • Linda Farrow- nominated to be OMG Parliamentarian  

  •  Spring donations are due! Please pay your donations for Drumline, Wind Ensemble, Winter Guard and Jazz Band.  It pays for the Specialists, costumes, props, and equipment.  It is tax deductible. Click below to make your family donation today! Thank you for your support!!

  • We are looking for photos to add to a slideshow for the Year End Banquet. Please click "Photos" below to upload any photos/videos you wish to share.

APA Orchestra Schedule and Updates- 4/15-20


This upcoming week will have no large ensemble rehearsals, but all sectional ensembles (Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Piano) will still hold meetings. All sectional hours remain the same!

We will be joined at Fanfare by both the Dwyer Middle School Band and Orchestra, which should make for a wonderful evening of welcoming some potential future students to the program. We are looking at scheduling a day to bring several students from the orchestra over to Dwyer to also work in a joint rehearsal for recruitment efforts.

Our chamber recital has also been finalized, which will be held on Tuesday, May 21st @ 7:00 p.m. in the Black Box theater. Please have this on your calendars and come support some of the fantastic small ensembles!


Tuesday, April 16th:


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pianos 1 (MPR)


3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Brass coaching (Brass choir)

Pianos 2 (MPR)


5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Saxophone coaching (Sax ensemble)


Thursday, April 18th:


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Woodwind Chamber coaching

Rooms available for small ensemble rehearsals


3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Pianos 2


4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Pianos 1

Strings Chamber coaching (Group 1)


5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Strings Chamber coaching (Group 2)

Rooms available for small ensemble rehearsals


Saturday, April 20th:

Schedule TBD

WGASC Color Guard Championships (Volunteering)



Upcoming Events


  • April 20th: HBHS Hosts Color Guard champs (OMG Fundraiser)

  • Fanfare Dress rehearsals: May 7th and 9th (schedule TBD)

  • Fanfare: May 10th @7:00 p.m.

  • May 21st @ 7:00 p.m.: Student Chamber Recital  

Additional Notes for Parents/Students


  • APA is turning 30!!  There will be a celebration on April 21 during intermission of the 12 pm Clue performance. 

  • The student chamber recital is scheduled for May 21st, 2024 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theater. All students in small groups and pianos will perform this evening.

  • We (really) need student volunteers for our hosting of Color Guard championships on April 20th. The fundraising from these programs helps us fund much of our activities as well, and any volunteer contribution is immensely helpful. We need every student who is available to help out, as this serves as a significant fundraising opportunity for our entire OMG music program. This fundraising helps cover the cost of events, clinicians, sheet music, and equipment.

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