UPDATE 5/17/17


Hello families!

The spring concert CDs and DVDs are in!  If you ordered one at the concert, please remind your child to pick it up from me before school ends next week! 🙂



Disney Reminders


Dear Disney Orchestra Students and Parents,

Wednesday morning is our departure day for Disney. Chaperones, please report to the orchestra room at 4:15 am. Students & parents report at 4:30 am. Please do not park your cars in the bus lanes. Please park on the field side of the school and enter through the side door by the orchestra room or enter through the back gate.

Please read over the reminders below carefully:

  1. Please complete medication forms before arriving at school on Wednesday. Bring medications in a Ziploc bag with your student’s name written on it.
  2. All students & chaperones with cellphones must enroll in Remind. This is how we communicate to students & chaperones while on the move at Disney. Instructions can be found in your green packets.
  3. You have received the student info packet. Bus seating, chaperone lists, itinerary, etc… are in this packet. Students with devices should take a picture of the info to have it readily available at all time. Yes, Disney has Wi-Fi in the park, so having your device with you is a great idea.
  4. Everyone needs to remember to bring your instrument with you – be prepared to take it out to show your chaperone.
  5. Be sure your instrument, luggage and carry-on bags have your name on them before Wednesday morning!
  6. Be sure that everything that you would like to access on the bus ride down & while in the park on Wednesday is in your carry-on bag. We will not be unloading the cargo portion of the bus until arriving at the hotel late Wednesday night.
  7. Please try to pick up a clear rain poncho. Even though there is not rain currently in our forecast, showers can pop up.
  8. Begin hydrating! Weather will be hot & humid and we need to make sure we all get plenty of fluids. Right now, the forecast for Thursday says a high of 97 degrees. Start hydrating now so that you’ll feel better and not end up at the Disney First Aid Station.
  9. Bring snacks & drinks – remember nothing carbonated & it needs to have a screw top lid so there are no spills.


UPDATE 4/27/17 – Disney Meeting Tonight!


Hello Disney families!  Please don’t forget that we have a mandatory meeting tonight at 6:30 in the theater!  See you all there! 🙂



UPDATE 4.24.17


Disney: The MANDATORY parent/student meeting is this Thursday at 6:30pm in the theater here at Daniell.  Please make sure that you are present and bring any questions you may have.

Cello Students: On May 4th during connections, Mr. Christopher Rex will be joining us!  Mr. Rex is a world famous cellist and has held the first chair seat with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since 1979.  He will be presenting, performing and working with our students in the orchestra room.  We are beyond excited to have this opportunity!  His bio can be viewed here: https://www.atlantasymphony.org/About/Artists/ASO-Musicians/Christopher-Rex.aspx

Sprayberry High School Auditions: Students have been given audition materials for Sprayberry orchestra.  It is expected that they begin preparing for Mr. Thayer’s visit to Daniell where he will hear each student individually and place them accordingly within his program.  The exact date will be released very soon, but they should begin preparing now.



UPDATE 4.17.17


Congratulations on a spectacular concert last Thursday!  All student in attendance performed beautifully.

CDs and DVDs should be in later this week or next week.  I will let parents know when they arrive.

Disney: Please remember that the mandatory CHAPERONE ONLY meeting is this Thursday at 6pm in the band room.  All chaperones must be in attendance to receive important information regarding their duties and the itinerary for the Disney trip.







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