Friends of Saguaro Orchestra

Welcome !

Friends of Saguaro Orchestra (FOSO) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt booster club for strings. We hope you will join us in meetings, volunteering, and fund raising so that our students can have the best possible experience in the strings program.

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Events

MAY 13TH 2020 VIRTUAL AWARDS CONCERT RECORDING

Thank you all for attending our virtual concert last night! There were 99 attendees at one point! The music, awards, and slideshows were really amazing. Click to play the recording below. Have a great summer!

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Announcements

FOSO 2020-2021 BOARD ELECTIONS

Hi Everyone,

As mentioned during the virtual concert/awards ceremony last night, we have open positions for the 2020-2021 FOSO Board. Currently, the following individuals have expressed interest in these positions for the board:

President – Toni Macy

Vice-President – Kate Gookin

Treasurer – Sherri Ketterer

Secretary – Melissa Jones

Webmaster – Doug Macy

Fundraising Committee (2 positions) – Patricia George, Michelle Schulte

If you are interested in any of these positions and would also like to be considered for nomination, please reply to this email no later than Saturday, May 16th at 6:00PM. If we have more than two people nominated for a position (other than Fundraising), we will have an online election via email.

SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA RECEIVES SUPERIOR WITH DISTINCTION AT 2020 ABODA CONCERT FESTIVAL!

I am happy to announce that the Symphonic Orchestra received a Superior with Distinction at the area Concert Festival on February 26 at ABODA. The Saguaro students have received Superiors at ABODA in the past but never the distinction award. This is when all 3 judges give you a superior. They will now be moving on to the State Concert Festival.

Pictured below: Orchestra Seniors who participated. From left to right Felipe Carceller, Cole Soto, Anna Jakubczyk, Ashley Latin, Logan Harrison, Daniel Hutton, Marisa Foster, Makayla Zubal, Aidan Jacobson and Director Eileen Wright

For all of this year's announcements and handouts go to the Handouts page.

Coming Soon 2019-2020 Concert Videos

Bumblebee Retreat Slideshow

Eileen Wright

Orchestra Director - Eileen Wright

Ms. Wright graduated cum laude with her Bachelors of Music Education with a violin concentration from Temple University’s Boyer College of Music. Ms. Wright received her Master of Arts in Instrumental Conducting at The College of New Jersey. Ms. Wright taught strings in the Philadelphia Public Schools for 17 years before she came to Arizona. In Philadelphia she instituted the first Suzuki Cello Program in the Philadelphia Public Schools. Ms. Wright has been Orchestra Director at Saguaro High School since 1999, achieving many superior ratings and performances throughout the United States. In this capacity she has also been Orchestra Chair of the Central Regional Orchestra. Ms. Wright was also the editor of the Arizona String Teachers Association Publication. Ms Wright has directed the Scottsdale Unified School District Advanced Honors Orchestra. She has been on faculty at Scottsdale Community College as Orchestra Director since Fall 2014.

Donations Accepted:

By clicking the "Donate" button below, you are donating to the entire orchestra program, not an individual student. The amount will be deductible, but does not qualify for the Public School Tax Credit. To make a tax credit donation for an individual student click HERE

FOSO Board Officers

President - Jeff Harrison

Vice President - Toni Macy

Treasurer - Sherri Ketterer

Secretary - Melissa Jones

Fundraising - Patty Harrison / Joanne Zubal

Webmaster - Erin Hutton