Issue #16-17.01
August 5, 2016  
Congratulations on a great first week of Opus!
Inside this week's Opus Insider: 

Recap of Week 1;
Goals for Week 2;
Opus Texts Opt-in;
OHO Chamber Ensembles Update;
Upcoming Events;
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For all Opus Musicians
Para todos músicos de Opus 
Recap of Week 1 

Congratulations to our Alegría and Festejo musicians, who are already making great progress after just two rehearsals! 

Huge welcome to our beginning Esperanza Opus musicians and families! In just two rehearsals, you have already learned some of the basic musical skills that will help you thrive on your instrument when you receive it in October. 
Next week's goals

Many Esperanza musicians got to take an "Instrument Tour" during family orientation. We're looking forward to reintroducing the instruments to our Esperanza musicians next week. They will spend time on each instrument during rehearsal, then rank the instruments one more time. Students who are in Esperanza Strings will also be sized for each instrument.

Alegría and Festejo musicians will continue to progress on scales, tuning their instruments, and progressing as an ensemble.
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Te xt the code "@sdysopus" to 81010 to receive text messages directed at the entire Community Opus Project.

Text your ensemble code to 81010 to receive text messages directed at your child's Opus site or ensemble. 
          • Halecrest
            • Esperanza Band: "@sdysoebhes"
            • Alegría Band: "@sdysoabhes"
          • Kellogg
            •  Alegría Strings: "@sdysoaskes"
            • Festejo: "@sdysfso"
          • Montgomery
            • Esperanza Band: "@sdysoebmes"
          • Otay
            • Esperanza Strings: "@sdysoesoes"
          • Veterans
            • Esperanza Strings: "@sdysoesves"
            • Alegría Strings: "@sdysoasves" 
For OHO Chamber Musicians
Para los músicos de OHO 
OHO Chamber Ensembles forming now!

Check your email and voicemail for messages from Opus in the next week regarding rehearsal times and locations. We are so excited to get started with OHO Chamber Ensemble rehearsals. Thank you all for your patience as we schedule days, times, and locations that work for all musicians and families.
Upcoming Events
Próximos Eventos 
Saturday, August 20 - Harborfest
Join the Chula Vista community and see Opus musicians perform. Alegría and Festejo musicians will host an Instrument Petting Zoo!

Wednesday, August 31 - Classroom Teachers & School Principals Visit Opus!
Kellogg, Otay, & Montgomery: Invite your classroom teacher and principal to visit you at Opus so you can show them what you're learning!

Thursday, September 1 - Classroom Teachers & School Principals Visit Opus!
Halecrest & Veterans: Invite your classroom teacher and principal to visit you at Opus so you can show them what you're learning!

Monday, September 8 - Labor Day (No Rehearsals)

September 15-18 - Opus Fall Camp
There will be no rehearsals at your normal Opus site this week. Instead, come together with musicians and Teaching Artists from all 5 Opus sites in four days of fun, learning, and music-making.

Friday, September 19 - Dress Rehearsal & Opus Fall Concert+
All Opus musicians from Esperanza, Alegría, and Festejo will perform in a fantastic showcase of learning. This performance is mandatory.

+ indicates mandatory performances for all Opus musicians
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