SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH MR. QUINN
Mr. Quinn has office hours on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please use the schedule below to schedule a meeting during those times/days. The meeting does not need to last 15 minutes, and you are welcome to use it for questions, concerns, additional help, or just to say hello. You can also invite other students to your meeting if you would like to have a small group meeting. You will be sent a Zoom code, password, and link.
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SYmphony Orchestra 2020-2021 AUditions
Congratulations to all students who auditioned for Symphony Orchestra in the 2020-2021 season. Your musicianship, skill, determination, and grit is a testament to you as students. I am proud of every single one of you, as you should be proud of yourselves. You will find out the results of the audition just before Spring Break.
Why does it take so long?
I am, first and foremost, your educator. At the end of the day, I need to make a decision based on what is best for you educationally. If I place you into an orchestra that may be too difficult for you just because that's what you want or what your friends are doing, I am setting you up for failure and not doing my primary job. I take the time to make Symphony and Concert class rosters and think on it for at least a week. If I make changes, I start the process over again until it is just right. I do not take this decision lightly, as it greatly affects not only the student auditioning, but the rest of the ensemble as well.
Thank you for sharing your music with me.
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Fall Camp 2020
May 2021 trip to disney
Now that we have gained a better understanding on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as it has developed, we have ultimately decided to move the Disney trip to Memorial Day weekend 2021 (5/28-5/31). After speaking with our administration, our travel company, and watching current travel patterns, we feel this is the best way for us to ensure the trip happens without cancelation and allows us to properly fundraise. If we were to continue with the trip in January, we would not have nearly enough time to fundraise as much as we had planned, it would lessen the time frame to make payments on the trip, and there are too many unknown factors about the COVID-19 virus. We know this may come as a disappointment to some; as directors this was a tough decision but we feel that moving the trip later in the year will give us better security and peace of mind with finances and the travel situation. We see the Disney trip as a "light at the end of the tunnel" and a source of joy for many of our families (ourselves included!) and the last thing we want to do is cancel the trip. While we deeply regret continuing to bump things backwards, we feel that this is the best way for our students to travel safely while still having a proper amount of time to fundraise and prepare financially.
That said, everything about the trip remains the same: the overall cost, inclusions, fundraising plan, etc. We're pushing the entire operation back a few months.
Thank you for your flexibility, understanding, and patience during this time. Stay well and please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.
Ryan Quinn, Orchestra, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Cable, Band, email@example.com
Adrienne Covian, Choir, firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you heard? The Athens Music Department is traveling to Disney World in May 2021! All info will be here.