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APA Orchestra Updates and Schedule - Week of 4/29

Updated: Apr 29

OMG Meeting This Wednesday, May 1st @ 7pm!


Come join us to hear about all of the amazing experiences and awards these fabulous kids have gotten!!

We will also be voting for our new board members at this meeting. Nominated for Secretary- Julie Mitchell; Nominated for Parliamentarian- Linda Farrow.


We're getting towards the end of the school year, so we have lots of final performances and awards ceremonies coming up. Keep reading your emails and keep an eye on our Instagram for info!

Do you need to clear out your closets? We need your stuff. We are doing a Savers FUNDrive on May 18. We are collecting clothing, shoes, household items, books, toys. We will have a collection period from May 16-18.


 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!

Announcement from our OMG Banquet Planning Chairs:


Save the Date for the Annual OMG Awards Banquet on

Thursday, June 6th

6pm to 9pm

at the Central Park Senior Center, Parkview Ballroom

18041 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648


Check In will begin at 5:45pm

Mediterranean Cuisine Buffet Dinner will begin service at 6:15pm

Awards will begin at 6:30pm

Tickets are $30 per person from May 1st-31st and include dinner & dessert, can be purchased at


We are also looking for volunteers to help up with the set up and decorating as well as the clean up at this venue - If you are available to arrive early to stay to help us remove our decorations once the awards have completed we would be truly grateful for your assistance. Please click and sign up on the link below so that we can be sure we have enough assistance, Thank you!



Lastly, If you have a Senior student, please be sure to check your emails for a message from Katherine Bello & Nicole Burmaster, this year's banquet coordinators. There is a special request for some assistance for something very special that we can only pull off with your help- Thank you so much!

-Katherine & Nicole

Current OMG Happenings


  • Monday, April 29th @ 6:30pm- Color Guard and Drumline Showcase @ Marina High School  

  • Friday, May 3rd @ 7pm- District Jazz Fest @ Oceanview High School  

  • OMG meetings for the rest of the year: 

  • May 1- Wednesday, Austin present

  • June 6- Thursday, Banquet, Senior Center

  • We have a nomination for Secretary: Julie Mitchell

  • We have a nomination for Parliamentarian: Linda Farrow.

  • Elections are on May 1, 2024

  • 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. Please contact Heather Lopez, our Parliamentarian, at if you would like to get involved.  

  • 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


Congratulations on the successful conclusion of the seasons for

Color Guard and Indoor Percussion!

There are some adjustments to the schedule as we welcome back Advanced Orchestra for this week and next. As we are in the final preparation time for Fanfare, every rehearsal is very important, and students need to prioritize their attendance.

With AP Exams rapidly approaching, along with all of the concerts and the conclusions of the performance calendars, make sure you’re staying on top of coursework and assignments!

APA Orchestra - 4/29 - 5/3

Tuesday, April 30th:


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

Pianos 1 (MPR)

Percussion Ensemble

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

Advanced Orchestra

Pianos 2 (MPR)

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

APA Winds (+ all Chamber Orchestra)

Strings Chamber coaching (Group 1)

Brass Sectional (first 30 minutes)

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

Strings Chamber coaching (Group 2)

Chamber Orchestra 


Thursday, May 2nd


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

Pianos 1

Woodwind Chamber coaching

Rooms available for small ensemble rehearsals

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

Pianos 2

Advanced Orchestra

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

APA Winds

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

Chamber Orchestra (finished at 6:15)

Saxophone coaching (Sax ensemble)


Upcoming Events


  • 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


  • Reminder to all Seniors.  APA is offering scholarships for Seniors, $10,000, $1000, and $500.  Applications are due April 30.  Seniors should have received a link.  Please contact  the APA office for details.

  • 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.

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