Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Important Events for March

Pre-Assessment Concert #1

Wednesday March 4th @ 7PM, Justice Auditorium

Justice Symphonic and Chamber Orchestras
Along with Glasgow Chamber Orchestra and Elementary Orchestra

Call times:  Justice Musicians arrive before 5:45p
   Symphonic – change into concert attire at 5:45, tuning at 6:10
   Chamber – tuning at 5:45, change into concert attire at 6:10
   Elementary students – rehearsal for String Explosion on auditorium stage at 6:30 sharp

Pre-Assessment Concert #2
Thursday March 5th @ 7PM, Justice Auditorium

Justice Concert Orchestra
Along with Glasgow Concert and Symphonic Orchestras

Call times:  Justice Concert Musicians– tuning at 6pm, then change into concert attire;  
                                                            in auditorium seats no later than 6:50

Reminder for both concerts – DO NOT take the uniforms home after the concert – we need the uniforms so they can be prepared for the assessments

VBODA Assessment Friday March 13th @ Annandale High School

Concert Orchestra:
Dismissed at 1:45p to change into attire
Board bus @ 2:15
Performance Time 4:15p
ETA back at Justice 5:30p
Symphonic Orchestra:
Arrive at Justice by 5p to change into attire
Board bus @ 5:20
Performance Time 7:10p
ETA back at Justice 8:30p

Chamber Orchestra:
Musicians will get their own transportation to Annandale
Arrive in concert attire
Arrive by 7p and meet in lobby
Performance Time 8:40p
Expect to be finished by  9:45p

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Winter Concert December 10th

Justice High School Orchestras

Annual Winter Concert

Tuesday, December 10th @ 7pm

     Students will need to arrive by 5:45p Thanks in advance for arriving on time. Remember to bring your black socks/tights and black dress shoes as all students will be wearing their formal uniforms for the concert.

Join us after the concert for a reception in the Little Theater!

We are asking for donations of your favorite holiday cookies/treats or drinks to share, please sign up at the following link:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0A4AA4AC23A64-orchestra

Drop off the items at the Little Theater on your way into the school. 

Thank you for your tireless support. 
We may not say it often enough but your continued commitment to orchestra is greatly appreciated.

Friday, October 11, 2019

First Concert of the Year @ 6:30p, Note Start Time

Justice High School Fall Concert

under the direction of Cassandra Haynes
October 15th, Tuesday @ 6:30pm
in the Justice Auditorium

A joint concert with Glasgow Middle School Orchestras
 under the direction of Alexandra Touzinsky

Students should be prepared to be in the orchestra room no later than 
the following times for tuning and warm-up:
Chamber - 5:50pm
Symphonic - 6:00pm
Concert - 6:10pm

Student dress is casual for this concert - orchestra t-shirt and jeans. However, some sections may decide to dress up in costumes if they wish :) 

To share in community and to celebrate both Justice and Glasgow families, join us after the concert for pizza provided by the Justice Orchestra Boosters.

We are asking for donations of food such as cookies, vegetable trays, cheese/crackers, etc. and drinks.
 There will be roughly 100 students and their families. 

If your last name is A-L please bring drinks in individual containers such as water or juice boxes.
If your last name is M-Z please bring a side food item to share. 

We will also need help with some clean-up and set-up that evening - this is a great way to volunteer that takes little time but has a large and positive impact on our programs. We thank you in advance for this! 

Monday, August 5, 2019

  Justice Music Department Fundraiser

Tag Day 2019

Saturday, September 14th

Report to Justice at 8am - Finish around 2:30pm

All orchestra students are expected to participate!

Tag Day is the most important fundraiser for the Justice Music Department in that it benefits all students in Orchestra, Band and Chorus. It is an annual September event in which music students canvas the neighborhoods to request donations for Justice’s fantastic music ensembles. Every year the students raise over $30k in one day of fundraising. The funds are then divided between the 3 music disciplines depending on the hours of participation from the students/parents in that music discipline.

 Orchestra parents are needed to make this fundraiser a success!
We need parents to act as drivers for the day. Each driver takes 4 students and drives a designated route through the community. Parents' hours are also included in the division of the funds so please volunteer for this very important event. Every year we have students who are not assigned a driver since there is not enough and we scramble to find someone who can take these eager kids out on their route. Your help would be most appreciated! 

Please consider donating your time as a driver on Tag Day, check back here for the soon-to-be-published Sign Up Genius link for all volunteers.

Monday, May 6, 2019

SPRING CONCERT MAY 28 and Posting Pictures

Please join us for the Final Concert of the school year and the
Awards Ceremony following the concert!

May 28th, Tuesday @7pm

Students will be performing their favorite pieces chosen from performances in previous years (Seniors choice) and we will be honoring our orchestra students at the Awards Ceremony that will take place directly after the concert. 

In honoring the seniors we will present a senior slideshow with pictures from orchestra events and activities throughout their high school experience. Add any pertinent orchestra-related pictures to this dropbox file - and please add a senior picture (or one in similar style) and a baby picture of your senior. 

Examples of pertinent pictures: orchestra students, pictures at concerts/trips/gatherings and of course, our orchestra seniors, baby pictures, young musician, and graduation pictures especially. 

Here is the link: 

    Please add all pictures by Friday May 17th.

Students will need to be at school NO LATER than 5:45pm on May 28th for warm-up or to change into their performance attire. 
Concert Orchestra/Chamber Orchestra - arrive and change at 5:45pm
Symphonic Orchestra - tune at 5:45pm
Chamber - tune at 6:10pm
Concert - tune at 6:30pm

 We are very much looking forward to this concert and hope to see you there! 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Music Trip Reminders


 March 26th (Tuesday)  7:00pm in the auditorium

  • The meeting will cover expectations of the students, itinerary, and answer any questions what students/parents might have. Students will drop off their "checked luggage" after the meeting.
  • Students must pack their performance attire in their checked luggage:
    • Band - black pants; black socks/shoes; black shirt (like a polo or button down)
    • Orchestra/Choir - black performance polo; clean jeans (NO HOLES) (any shade of blue)
  • Students will also need to have packed in their luggage anything they will need Friday, Saturday and for the hotel and for the bus ride home.
Medications are not allowed to be packed in the luggage EXCEPT for prescription acne cream/prescription mouthwash/prescription soap. These are the only exceptions. Other prescription medications can be dropped off at the Tuesday night meeting as well. Please have them in the original bottle with the child's name clearly on it - and please only bring what the child will need on the trip.

All students must fill out and return the medication authorization form and the OTC (over the counter) form. They were due this past Friday. Thank you to all of the parents and students who have already turned them in - it makes the job of sorting and filing them much easier. Your directors have extra copies if you have not turned it in. 

It is a long bus ride to Orlando and back. We will be stopping for breakfast and some breaks, but we want to make sure that we can keep the students fed and most importantly, hydrated.
We are asking for big donations of water bottles and snack food (think Costco/BJ's). If you feel moved to donate, we greatly thank you. We have four full buses of high school students 😃

You can drop off any donations:
  • In the main office at Justice; 
  • Have your child drop them off in the orchestra room; 
  • Bring them to the meeting on Tuesday; 
  • Or drop them off by 6pm on Wednesday. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. 
We look forward to seeing you all Tuesday night for the Parent Trip Meeting! 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

VBODA Concert Schedules March 1st and 2nd

Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association State Assessments (VBODA)
 @ Falls Church HS

All families are invited and encouraged to attend the VBODA performances. 
This is an extremely important concert for the students for which they have worked very hard.

CONCERT ORCHESTRA: March 1st (Friday)
Arrive @ Justice: 5:00pm with departure soon after
Performance: 7:30pm
Estimated time back at Justice: 8:45pm

SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA: March 2nd (Saturday)
Arrive @ Justice: 10:00am with departure soon after
Performance: 12:10pm
Estimated time back at Justice: 1:45pm

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: March 2nd (Saturday)
Arrive @ Falls Church HS by 12:30pm in Formal Attire
Students will drive themselves or carpool, no bus will be provided.
Performance: 2:30pm

REMINDERS: Instrument/Bow, music/music folder, rosin, rock stops for cellos/basses, tuners, mutes, etc.

Concert Orchestra and Symphonic Orchestra students will change into their formal concert attire before loading buses.
Women — black dress, black tights, black shoes. 
Men — black tux pants, white tux shirt, black vest, black socks, black shoes, neck button (black tie for Chamber Orchestra)

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA STUDENTS WILL NEED TO ARRIVE IN THEIR FORMAL ATTIRE. Please pick up your uniform on FRIDAY March 1st before you leave school that day.