Dear UAHS Orchestra students and parents,

Welcome to the UAHS Orchestra program!! We are so excited that you have chosen to participate in
Orchestra this year! We are looking forward to a great year, full of opportunities for you to grow musically,
educationally and socially. This letter contains important information about important Orchestra events.
Please read carefully and make note of all dates, especially concert commitments. Feel free to contact either
one of us if you have questions. We’re looking forward to seeing all of you in a few weeks.
The UAOPA Blitz is our annual fundraiser held in conjunction with the Band. It is our largest fundraiser and all
Orchestra students are expected to participate!! Students are placed into groups of four and with a
volunteer parent driver will be assigned a route to canvas for donations. We need at least 40 parent drivers so
please use the following Sign-up Genius link to volunteer to help.

Our annual picnic will take place in the HS Cafeteria. It’s important that all students attend and bring at least
one parent. We’ll be doing uniform/shoe fittings, CD orders, Yard sign orders, volunteer sign-up, and going
over important information for the year. All students needing a uniform MUST be present to get
measured!! Please bring a dish to share as noted below. Sandwiches, cake, and drinks will be provided by
Upper Arlington Orchestra Parent Association. Additionally, we need volunteers to help at the tables that night
so please use the following Sign-up Genius link if you are able to assist.
• Last Names A-F: Salad or Fruit
• Last Names G-T: Side Dish
• Last Names U-Z: Dessert
• RSVP with Family Name and Number of Attendees at the Sign-up Genius link!!

There is an expectation that all parents will volunteer in some way with the Upper Arlington Orchestra Parent
Association (UAOPA). As you can see from the activities listed above, parent volunteers are the backbone that
helps our excellent orchestra programs thrive at every level. In addition to the links to help with the Blitz and
picnic, we will have an opportunity for parents to sign up at the picnic to volunteer at future events!!

ORCHESTRA DATE SHEET (See the calendar)

Please look at the calendar on this website and make sure you note all dates in your calendar!!


Chris Lape, Ed Zunic and Gretchen Zunic, UAHS Orchestra Directors;

Anne Holzschuh, UAOPA President