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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Upcoming Events

    • May 20, 7pm – Orchestra Awards Concert
    • May 23 – Graduation

For a complete listing of this year's events go to the Calendar page.

Announcements

CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT TRIP TO PHILLY!

Symphonic Orchestra - Superior, 1st Place, Best Overall Orchestra

Advanced Concert Orchestra - Excellent, 1st Place

SPRING AWARDS CONCERT

MONDAY MAY 20TH AT 7PM, SAGUARO AUDITORIUM


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

Performances

2018 SUSD Honor Orchestra with Maestro Zhang

2018 Carnegie Hall

Click the link below to hear the performance at Carnegie Hall. The music starts at 4:23. If your browser doesn't start the recording, download the file and use your media player.

Carnegie Hall Performance Recording

Click HERE for the link to the official photos available for purchase. password 032018


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

2018-2019 FOSO Board Officers

President - Ted Harrison

Vice President - Jeff Harrison

Treasurer - Elise Whyte

Secretary - Toni Macy

Fundraising - Patty Harrison / Joanne Zubal

Webmaster - Erin Hutton