Monday, August 6, 2018

IMPORTANT NEWS/CHANGES/ADDITIONS!!!


Hello EBOP Community!

This communication contains a GREAT DEAL of information!

Highlands Ranch High School Performing Arts and by extension EBOP, saw a lot of change over the summer:

1.     Due to reshuffling of administrative duties we have a new Activities Director who will oversee Performing Arts at HRHS – Mr. Kelly Corr (kelly.corr@dcsdk12.org). He is very excited to learn about and get involved with the amazing students and families that make up the EBOP community!
2.     As you remember last December, we had a long-term substitute Band Director (Mr. Hinman) finish the 17-18 school year. We now have a new Band Director – Mr. Chris Rigolini who will also serve as the Band Director for EBOP. His bio and picture are below.
3.     At the beginning of June, Mr. Woodworth (HRHS Orchestra/EBOP Director) announced he was moving with his family to Boulder, Colorado. We now have a new Orchestra Director – Mrs. Rebecca Jonas who will also serve as the Orchestra Director for EBOP. Her bio and picture are below.
4.     The Douglas County School District made the change from the payment system “RevTrak” to “My School Bucks”. (As many of you are experiencing during the school registration process.) Unfortunately, the transition has not been a smooth one. We will continue to collect credit card payments online as soon as we get EBOP added to the new system. We respectfully request your patience regarding this issue. When we have the new payment information from My School Bucks, we will send it out to everyone.

Information still to be covered:
1.     The new 2018-2019 Registration link/form
2.     EBOP 2018-2019 Fee
3.     VERY Important EBOP Class Changes, Details and Information
4.     Our New Director’s Bios

1.     The New 2018-2019 Registration Link/Form - We understand many of you may have already registered for EBOP 2018-2019 at the end of last school year. However, we must ask that you click on this link NEW EBOP 2018-2019 Registration and fill out a new registration form for this school year at your earliest convenience. We appreciate your patience and assistance as we get ready for the new year!
2.     EBOP 2018-2019 Fee - Due to the magnitude of changes with EBOP Administrative Personnel, the registration fee will be $325.00 for all who register before the EBOP Instrument Rental Night on August 31st. Beginning September 1st the registration fee will increase to $350.00.
3.     VERY IMPORTANT BEGINNING EBOP CLASS CHANGES - After careful evaluation of the enrollment numbers at each of the seven elementary schools and the increasing cost to provide quality instructors for Beginning EBOP, there will be some changes to a few of the elementary school’s classes.
a.     Arrowwood Elementary, Cougar Run Elementary, Eagle Ridge Elementary, and Lone Tree Elementary will attend Beginning EBOP classes at Highlands Ranch High School. Beginning EBOP classes for BOTH Band and Orchestra will be at HRHS on Tuesday and Thursday from 7:15am to 8:10am and will ride a DCSD School Bus to their respective school afterwards. This format is the same as it was before last school year. At this time, the decision is based on enrollment numbers that do not support the cost of an instructor at each school. We will re-evaluate the enrollment for each school at the end of the 2018-2019 school year and if the opportunity is present to return Beginning EBOP to the elementary school, we will.
b.     The following schools will remain at their elementary school, the same as last school year: Acres Green Elementary School – 7:40am to 8:30am/Band Mon.& Wed/Orchestra (Strings) Tues/Thurs, Fox Creek Elementary School – 7:30am to 8:20am/Band Tues & Fri/Orchestra (Strings) Mon/Wed, and Platte River Academy – 7:15am to 8:05am/Band & Orchestra (Strings) Mon/Wed.
c.     ADVANCED EBOP WILL HAVE NO CHANGES
4.     Our New Director’s Bios and Pictures- We are very proud to announce our new Band and Orchestra Directors who will lead EBOP moving forward.



Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thank You!

Thank you EBOP community
for a wonderful year!

We will be updating the website soon
with the 2018-2019 School Year information.

Stay tuned!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

THANK YOU EBOP COMMUNITY!

Thank you to everyone for your participation and support of EBOP!

We still have 2 events left for this year:

Certificates & Donuts
This is for ALL Beginning & Advanced EBOP Students
Please join us Friday, May 4th from 7:15am to 8:10am
in the HRHS Band & Orchestra Rooms
We will have donuts and hand out EBOP 2017-2018 Certificates of Completion
*Buses will be available to take students back to their respective schools

EBOP Instrument Try Out
Designed for new and incoming EBOP students
to try out instruments and ask questions
Tuesday, May 8th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Highlands Ranch High School
*Help us spread the word!!

Again, we would like to thank you for sharing your children's talent
with us and for all your support throughout the year!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Schools Closed Thurs. 4/26

Due to DCSD Schools cancellation of classes

on Thursday, April 26th

there will be no EBOP classes that morning.

Monday, April 16, 2018

EBOP End of Year Dates/Information

We are rapidly approaching the end of the 2017-2018 School Year!
Here are some details/information to keep in mind...

Tour:
Monday, April 30th - EBOP Advanced Band will visit
8:50am Arrowwood Elementary
9:40am Acres Green Elementary
10:40am Eagle Ridge Elementary
11:40am Lone Tree Elementary

Tuesday, May 1st - EBOP Advanced Strings will visit
8:40am Platte River Academy
9:40am Cougar Run Elementary
910:40am Fox Creek Elementary

Final EBOP Concert
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Arrive at HRHS @5:00pm
Rehearsal from 5:15pm to 5:45pm
Concert will begin at 6:00pm
Highlands Ranch HS Auditorium

Certificates and Donuts
All Beginning & Advanced EBOP students
Friday, May 4th - 7:15am to 8:10am
Highlands Ranch High School
Band and Orchestra Rooms

EBOP Instrument Try Out
Designed for new and incoming EBOP students
to try out instruments and ask questions
Tuesday, May 8th - 5:30pm to7:30pm
Highlands Ranch High School

We would like to sincerely thank you for sharing your children's talent with us
and for all your support throughout the year!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

EBOP- Final Concert Date Change!!

Recently, we were made aware of several schedule conflicts with our 7 feeder elementary schools that would prevent EBOP students from being able to perform in the Final Concert of the year. After much consideration, several emails and phone calls.....

EBOP's Final Concert will be moved to
Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:00pm
in the HRHS Auditorium.
(originally, Tuesday, May 1st)

Please understand we cannot accommodate every schedule, however, we are trying to work with many moving parts and avoid large groups absent at Outdoor Ed, School Musicals, and other School Events. Our hope is to allow as many of our amazing musicians the opportunity to perform in the last concert of the 2017-2018 school year as possible. We appreciate your flexibility and support! EBOP is successful because of all of you!!!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Have a wonderful spring break!

We hope everyone has a wonderful spring break
and don't forget to practice!!

There will be no EBOP classes the week of
March 19th - March 23rd

Save the Date:
Final EBOP Concert
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 @ 6:00pm
HRHS Auditorium