2020-21 School Year: Welcome!

Dear Edwardsville Orchestra Parents,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. I hope this letter finds you all healthy. This year is going to look A LOT different than years past, but our organization will continue to support the wonderful Orchestra
Program in District 7.
Who We Are:
We are a non-profit organization that supports the District 7 Orchestra Program at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.  Through our fundraising efforts, we contribute toward instrument purchases and repairs, travel expenses, uniforms, educational enrichment, and scholarships which benefit District 7’s orchestra students.
Our tentative events for the year include (but are subject to change):
-Online raffle
– T-shirt sales at all schools in September/October
– Holiday Wreath and Greenery Sales (delivery late November/early December )
– Possible Dine to Donate events
– TTC (keeping my fingers crossed)
Online Raffle. Here are the details:
  • Purchase raffle tickets for each basket online at our website:  http://orchestraboosters.com .  Go to the EOB Shop Link and click on the Raffle ticket option for the Basket of your choice.  
  • Raffle Ticket Cost:  $5 per entry, or 5 entries for $20
  • No limit on raffle ticket purchases.
  • Raffle tickets will be available on our website from August 24-September 10. 
  • Winning tickets will be drawn on September 11 
  • Raffle open to everyone. Please forward to family and friends.
 

5 baskets available to win.

Basket #1 Music Basket: 

Mojo’s: 4 guitar, bass, drum, ukulele lessons ($80 value)

$25 gift card to Mojo’s

Halpin:  $100 gift card 

 

Basket #2 Lottery basket:

$141 worth of scratch off lottery tickets 

 

Basket #3 Be Healthy basket:

1 Year YMCA Basic Family Membership

$45 gift card to Source Juicery

 

Basket #4 Media basket:

$65 gift card to AMC

$25 gift card to BAM

$25 gift card to Barnes and Noble

 

Basket #5 Local eatery basket:

$10 gift card to Oriental Spoon

$25 gift card Artisan Bakery

$20 gift card The Cup

$10 gift card Annie’s

$20 gift card Chef Shoppe

$15 gift card Dairy Queen

$25 gift card Starbucks

$25 gift card Panera

$25 gift card Wang Gang

Thank you so much for your support, and here’s to making beautiful music this year!
Sincerely,
Jamie Chrenka
Edwardsville Orchestra Boosters
618-960-1970

Supplemental String Instruction Opportunity (Elementary)

Hi Orchestra Family!

We wanted to share with you all an opportunity being offered by the SIUE Suzuki Strings Program that can help bridge the gap for elementary school musicians looking for supplemental instruction while COVID-19 has suspended music ensembles in District 7.

String Bridge is providing virtual instruction for fourth and fifth grade students! Master’s Degree Assistants at SIUE will be teaching virtual groups of 3 or 4 in the Edwardsville String Curriculum with the goal of “bridging the gap” for these students so they are ready when in person string instruction resumes!

Check out the below article from the Intelligencer for more info! Questions and inquiries can be submitted to the Suzuki Program at suzukiprogram@siue.edu. 

Edwardsville Intelligencer – Making Music Happen

Raffle Winners

We have our winners!  We would like to announce the winners of our raffle for EHS Parking passes:
 
Spot #159:  Joshua Welch
 
Spot #164:  Brynn Miracle
 
We will contact the winners individually to arrange for deliver of their Parking Passes.
 
Thank you so much for your support!!  
Stay healthy!