Issue #16-17.02
August 15, 2016  
Correction to last week's Opus Insider:
The dates written in the "Upcoming Events" section for Fall Camp and the Fall Concert in last week's edition of the Opus Insider were in correct. They have now been corrected and we apologize for the confusion and inconvenience.
Inside this week's Opus Insider: 

Recap of Week 2;
Goals for Week 3;
Opus Texts Opt-in;
Upcoming Events;
Quick Links | Resource Links
For all Opus Musicians
Para todos músicos de Opus 
Highlights of Week 2

Last week, Esperanza musicians had the opportunity to do a second round of the "Instrument Tour," after which they "ranked" each instrument from their favorite to their least favorite.

Alegría and Festejo musicians worked on scales and tuning last week, and are diligently learning their concert music.  
This week's goals

Opus staff are working on comparing Esperanza musicians'  instrument choices to the instruments available so that as many students as possible will receive their first choice in October. This week, students will learn or review lines and spaces in preparation for reading music.

Alegría and Festejo musicians will work on their concert music, review their scales, and continue their progress in tuning!

Many OHO chamber music musicians will begin rehearsing this week with their newly-formed ensembles. Two ensembles will perform this weekend at Harborfest!
Harborfest this Saturday

Selected OHO chamber musicians will perform on the community stage this Saturday, August 20th, at Harborfest. 

Additionally, the Community Opus Project will host a booth. Alegría, Festejo, and OHO musicians are welcome to come by and participate in an instrument petting zoo. 
Opt in for texts

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" 
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 12-15 - 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 16 - 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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