Happy First Unofficial Day of Summer! I can’t believe that I’ll be able to sleep in for a while! We had fun at our Awards Ceremony last Tuesday night. We sent off our Seniors in style, and I know that they have many great adventures in their futures! (Please come back to visit!) I wish for all a restful, fun, adventurous summer! I am starting to work, with the help of Orchestra Leadership and Orchestra members, on music and projects for next year. Some new items include a mentoring program for students new to Orchestra, summer sectionals, a workshop with Derrick Spiva (a wonderful LA composer), performances by guest artists, an Advanced Ensemble that will meet during STEP, and a weekend trip to San Diego in March! We still have all of our concerts, elementary tour, Winter Retreat, Festival, Concerto Concert, and Pops Concert. Whew!

Thank you, parents and students, for a fantastic year! I could not be prouder of you! Next year will be another great one!
Parents! We have had some wonderful responses from some of you to volunteer to help with Orchestra. Know that we can use YOU and value your contribution. Please let Yvonne Lim or Cecilia Cheng know if you can help us.

Have a GREAT summer!