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

January 14, 6pm – FOSO Booster Meeting – start of POPS planning

January 18 - AMEA Tier One Solo and Ensemble Festival

January 18 - 8am-1pm - Rummage Sale

January 25 – Regional Auditions

January 28 – Concert of Soloists

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

Announcements

Volunteer Opportunities for Rummage Sale

Friday, January 17th from 3:30PM-7:00PM (parents can drop off items to the auditorium lobby, and items will be sorted and priced during this time)

Saturday, January 18th from 7:00AM – 10:30AM (this shift is for setting the sale items up and preparing for the rummage sale opening)

Saturday, January 18th from 10:30AM – 2:00PM (this shift is responsible for the end of the rummage sale including packing items up that don’t sell and preparing them for Goodwill pickup)

Smaller items can be brought to school starting the week of January 6th, but we prefer that larger bulky items such as furniture, exercise equipment, etc. be brought on the Friday evening before, if possible.

Students can sign-up for shifts in their respective classes and parents can volunteer through a Sign-Up Genius link. Here’s the link for the parents sign-up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044ba4ac2da13-orchestra

Thank you once again for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at the Rummage Sale on January 18th.

2020 ORLANDO TRIP INFORMATION

View the trip information document HERE

2020 REGIONAL EXCERPTS AVAILABLE

Click HERE to see the 2020 etudes

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