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FORT DODGE AREA SYMPHONY 2019 YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION
On Sunday, April 14, 2019 the Fort Dodge Area Symphony will present its annual Young Artists Concert. This event offers talented young musicians the unique opportunity to perform as featured soloists in concert with the Fort Dodge Area Symphony.
The Fort Dodge Area Symphony would like to invite your students to participate in this season’s competition. Auditions will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Churchin Fort Dodge, Iowa. In case of bad weather, an alternate audition dates has been scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2019. Detailed competition information and auditions forms can be found by visiting fdsymphony.org and clicking on Youth Programs.
Please note that audition forms must be postmarked no later than Monday, December 17, 2018. A competition schedule will be sent to all confirmed competition participants in early January 2019.
Completed audition forms can be mailed to:
Young Artists Competition
Fort Dodge Area Symphony
P.O. Box 1291
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Should you have any questions regarding our 2019 Young Artists Competition, please contact Paul Hochmuth, Business Manager, at 515-574-9166 or e-mail Paul at fortdodgeareasymphony@gmail.
Thanks and we look forward to hearing your students at this year’s Young Artists Competition in January 2019.
It’s that time of year again!
The Annual City High Music Department Fruit Sale has begun! Band, Choir and Orchestra students are selling fruit, cheese, sausage, nuts and candy to raise money for school music department related expenses - such as fees and travel. All orders are due back to the music office by Monday, November 5th. The goodies arrive at the school on December 7th and will be distributed from the west band room in the new addition starting at 4:15 pm that day and on the following morning until noon. Money is collected upon delivery of the fruit, cheese, and candy and should be returned to the music office by December 17th.
This year for the fifth time, we will collect fruit donations for distribution by Table to Table. You should find instructions attached. This has been a great success. We are usually able to collect 50 to 75 boxes of fruit, which is then donated to people in need in Johnson County.
All checks (including fruit donations and Fannie May orders) should be payable to City High Music.
As always, we need volunteers to help with this fundraiser. This is usually a lot of fun and a great way to meet the parents of other students involved in the music program. Please let me know if you can help in any of the following ways.
· Order processing – on November 6th and/or 7th during the school day.
· Fruit distribution coordinator – this involves scheduling volunteers, and supervising during set-up and distribution on December 7th and until noon on December 8th. This could be a team or an individual.
· Unloading – the fruit truck will arrive around 7:00 am on December 7th. We have to unload it before 8:00 am when the parking lot starts to fill up. The truck has rollers so there is only a moderate amount of lifting and carrying. Students can also help and will earn Silver Cord hours for this.
· Sorting and organizing for the sale – these volunteers check the boxes for spoilage and get the distribution area set up the morning of December 7th.
· Distribution shifts – we will need volunteers to work 2 hour shifts on December 7th between 4:15 and 6:45pm and on December 8th between 8:45am and noon. Students can also help and can earn Silver Cord hours for this.
Contact me at or 688-1040 if you are able to help or have any questions about the fruit sale. If your student needs brochures, have them stop by my office.
Thank you for your support!
City High Music Secretary
MakeMusic is teaming up with the Canadian Brass to host the Canadian Brass Solo Contest.
To enter, contestants aged 13-18 will submit their performance of Albinoni's Adagio, accompanied by SmartMusic. No purchase is necessary: a free SmartMusic trial subscription is available.
One winner will get a Skype lesson with a member of Canadian Brass, a set of the newly released Canadian Brass Mouthpiece Collection for their school, and an assortment of fun swag from both MakeMusic and the Canadian Brass.
Encourage your students to enter soon. All submissions are due by 11:59 PM MST on November 1, 2018.
The wcfsymphony is accepting applications from musicians in grades eight through twelve throughout Iowa to compete in the wcfsymphony Young Artist Concerto Competition on Sunday, February 17, 2019. The competition will be held in Davis Hall at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Students of piano, strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion in grades eight through twelve are encouraged to participate.
Cash prizes of $400 for first place, $250 for second place, and $150 for third place will be offered. The first place winner may perform with the wcfsymphony on March 23, 2019. Deadline for applications must be postmarked no later than January 17, 2019.
Hi all,Attached please find the Summer newsletter for the City High Marching Band 2018. Please read all of the information carefully, and please place all band events on your calendars. Just a reminder, all band activities are required, so please be aware of all band dates as you make plans.Also, there were many students that did not take marching band shoes home at the end of the school year. These shoes, since none were marked, have been placed in large bins, paired by size. If you left shoes, you should plan to come early on the first day of heck week to retrieve them.Finally, just a note to let you know of the big evening planned for , our home football game vs Ames high. We will be joined by the 8th grade band from Southeast, and will have as our very special guest the University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band under the direction of new assistand director of bands Eric Bush. This should be a fun evening not only for our band program, but for the community as well.Have a great rest of the Summer, and I look forward to seeing you in August.Dr. M