Highlands Ranch High School Orchestra members will be seeking pledges for a 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9 Playathon, planned to raise money for a spring …
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Highlands Ranch High School Orchestra members will be seeking
pledges for a 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9 Playathon, planned to raise
money for a spring break 2011 Band/Choir/Orchestra trip to
Florida’s Disney Parks. Some of this time will be for focused
individual practice, group rehearsals and a dress rehearsal
performance to prepare for the first concert of the year.
The Playathon will be a rehearsal for a 7 p.m. Oct. 12 concert
During the Disney Parks trip, musicians will play Disney movie
music and record backstage music for a Disney video. Joint
ensembles will perform in the parks and receive adjudication by top
Director Ryan Woodworth says, “Our purpose in this travel
performance is more than just playing in a new location; it is to
build excitement and importance of the arts in the community of
Highlands Ranch and in Douglas County. HRHS music students need to
see that the arts strengthen our society and give each student the
confidence they need as they grow into a well-rounded adult.”
Woodworth began as director at HRHS in fall 2009. A University
of Northern Colorado music graduate in Double Bass Performance, he
received a master’s degree and music education degree from Carnegie
Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and worked as a freelance musician
and clinician/lecturer in the Pittsburgh area before his return to
He hopes to build community support for his young musicians.
Businesses and individuals interested in supporting this effort may
contact conductor Ryan Woodworth: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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