Winter Concert of the CDO Orchestra is on December 11@7pm @Canyon del Oro High School Auditorium. We are looking for your help in making gift baskets as our fundraiser. Thank you
Fall Concert is October 9, 2017 at 7pm.
Canyon del Oro High School, Auditorium
25 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley. (auditorium is located SW corner of the campus, park on the West Parking Lot)
November 11, 2017. We have CDO HS Orchestra Fundraising Concert
11.11.2017 @2pm. Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams Street, Tucson, AZ
Schedule of Concerts/Festival for CDO Orchestra (ABODA Festival is for Symphonic Only)
October 9 (Mon) Fall Concert at 7pm, Auditorium (6:30pm Call)
October 20 (Fri) ABODA Festival, Canceled
November 3, Deadline for sign up for Regional Orchestra Audition for CDO students.
($20 application fee, payable to CDO, memo: Orchestra audition)
December 11 (Mon) Winter Concert at 7pm (6:30pm Call)
December 19 (Tue) Final
January 27 (Sat) Regional Auditions, University of Arizona
February 16(Fri) and 17(Sat) AMEA Regional Festival (Participants only)
February 27 (tue) ABODA Festival at Desert Mountain High School, Scottsdale (Changed)
March 10 (Sat) AMEA All State Audition, Phoenix
March 14 (Wed) Spring Concert at 7pm (6:30pm Call)
March 15-18 (Thu-Sun) Orchestra Spring Trip to Los Angeles, CA
April 5 (Thu), CDO Feeder Concert at 6:00pm
April 19-21 (Thu-Sat), All-State Festival, University of Arizona (Participants only)
April26 (Thu) ABODA All State Festival, Symphonic Orchestra Only, Phoenix
May 14 (Mon) Final Concert, CDO Auditorium at 7pm (5:30pm call)
May 15 (Tue) Orchestra Banquet 6pm – 8pm at MPR
May 23 (Tue) Final
We have our new CDO Orchestra Officers, Librarian and Stage Manager
President: Sidney Estrada
Vice President: Frances Latorre
Secretary: Tania Carvajal
Treasurer: Danielle Fung
Librarian: Gabby Cioca
Stage Manager: Adler Verdugo and Alexander Merritt
CDO HS Orchestra Handbook is available now in PDF. See below.
Please join Fry’s Shoppers Card, and register to CDO Orchestra.
For Information go to : CDO BOOSTER CLUB FRYS VIP REGISTRATION INFO
Wonderful Concert on May 15, 2017, Orchestra’s Final Concert. Here is the youtube video of our performance.
Canyon del Oro High School Orchestra presents
Monday, May 15th @ 7pm. Free Concert.
Canyon del Oro High School, Auditorium (Fine Arts Building), 25 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley.
(Please park on the West Parking lot, Fine Arts Building is located SW corner of the campus)
Meyer: The Idylls of Pegasus, Conductor Kai Skaggs
Newbold: Orion and the Scorpion
Solos by Graduating Seniors, includes works by Teleman, Vivaldi, Bottesini and Lalo.
Meyer: Of Glorious Plumage
Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No.5, 1st movement
Newbold: Warrior Legacy
Thank you so much for your support, and making the Carnegie Hall performance possible. Concert on March,20, 2017 was a big success, and orchestra sounded the best ever. Performing at Carnegie Hall was most memorable event of the whole New York trip. Traveling with 40 students, 4 chaperons and the director went pretty smoothly. Flights were on time, we were able to catch all the buses, concerts, musical and performance at Carnegie Hall. We came back to CDO in timely manner. Thanks to CDO, Amphitheater SD, Town of Oro Valley and many who donated and supported us for this trip. The community really came together to help us, and this trip made us aware how great of community we live in. Special thanks to Dr. Adam Boyles, a graduate of CDO, 1997, currently, MIT Orchestra Director for inviting us in the first place, and working with us in the clinic. We learned so much about the music and life through making this trip a reality.
Words from CDO HS Orchestra Students.
Jorja Overbey: Violin. The trip to New York City was an adventure to be treasured. The bustling people, the traffic, the noises, and the lights enabled the city to come to life. I loved walking in Times Square, and seeing all of the vendors and people in costumes. I loved going to Rockefeller Center and going to the Top of the Rock, where the city view made the world seems so vast. And most of all, I loved performing in Carnegie Hall. I could feel my heart leaping with joy as I walked out on stage with my orchestra family and played as I’ve never played before.
Tania Carvajal: Cello 🗽One word: AMAZING! Surely I’ll remember this experience for the rest of my life. I never even thought that I’d be playing at Carnegie hall, let alone at 16 years old. Carnegie Hall is so beautiful in pictures, but actually being there in person, it was like I was in a movie; so much more gorgeous and beautiful than I had ever anticipated. And to think, the CDO orchestra performed on a internationally famous stage where countless other musically gifted people have performed. It was a huge, huge, HUGE honor to play there. I never actually believed that I was in New York until I was standing in front of Lady Liberty. That’s where it really hit me and I thought, “Wow, we made it. We actually made it!”. I loved the thrill of sightseeing all the famous places you see in movies, read in books, and so much more! Just walking down the streets of the Big Apple was so special to me, and I’m sure it was special for everyone else too. I think the most beautiful part of this awesome trip was how acquaintances became close friends, and how close friends became best friends. My orchestra family will be a family that I will always love and never forget. Thank you to everyone who made this trip possible, a huge thank you to my loving parents, and finally, a thank you to Mr. Tagawa, for turning the CDO orchestra into something greater than it already was.
Dr. Adam Boyles and Toru Tagawa
Received this Letter of Acknowledgment from Governor Doug Ducey:
Please help us by donating your Arizona Tax Credit to CDO HS Orchestra.
For Arizona Tax Credit Donations, go to https://azamphitheater.intouchreceipting.com/
User Name: Student ID Number (You can sign in as a Guest!!)….Password: Last Name with Capital first letter…..Go to : Shop, Then Click: Item at student’s school….School Type – High School, then click: Canyon del Oro High School….Categories: CDO Tax Credits Donation….Find: Orchestra, type in the amount, then click buy, then go to Checkout (upper right corner), then pay with your credit card. You will need to type in your address, credit card number.
Or you can donate to us at Go Fund Me:(Not Arizona Tax Credit) at : https://www.gofundme.com/2r3nm8vn
Or You can send us the check with this form. ArizonaTaxCreditDonationFormCDOHS
Please fill out the form, then print, Check payable to CDO, memo: Orchestra, and send it to
Canyon del Oro High School, Attn: Orchestra Director, Toru Tagawa
25 W. Calle Concordia, Oro Valley 85704
Or You can Donate to CDO Orchestra Booster, which is a 501c3 organization. Payable to CDO Orchestra Booster, and send it to the same address as above.
Thank you Donors!!
$500 PLUS DONORS
FOR CDO ORCHESTRA 2016/2017
- CATALINA COMMUNITY CHORUS, INC $2000.00
- TOWN OF ORO VALLEY $1000.00
- ORO VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE $500.00
- ORACLE PIANO SOCIETY $500.00
- CANYON DEL ORD HIGH SCHOOL SITE COUNSEL $5000.00
- TCI FOUNDATION $1000.00
- TCI WEALTH ADVISORS $1000.00
- KRAMME CONSTRUCTION $1000.00
- STRONGBUILT PLUMBING/AIR $500.00
- CANYON DEL ORO PET CLINIC $500.00
- CDO PARENT ORGANIZATION $500.00
- TRICO ELECTRIC $500.
- WILLIAM AND SHARON NARUS $1000.00
- HUGO AND ELLA SCHLOE JR $1000.00
- DR. DAVID LAPAN $1000.00
- Dr. MARK STRUMPF $1000.00
- VINCENT PRIETO $600.00
SUPPORT FROM CHURCHES: (INCLUDES DONATIONS AND TAX CREDITS)
- ST. ODILIA PARISH $1267
- CRAYCROFT BAPTIST CHURCH $850
- JAPANESE CHURCH OF TUCSON $777
- FAR HORIZON TUCSON RV VILLAGE $500
Special Thanks to: Sacred Heart Parish, SAACA, Tucson Pops Orchestra, Japanese Association of Tucson, Desert Spring Gracious Retirement Living, Chipotle, Rubios, Donors who donated AZ Tax Credit, GoFundMe and CDO Orchestra Booster.
On the Explore News, 10/5/16: http://www.tucsonlocalmedia.com/news/article_c3debf44-8a5a-11e6-8f88-cff5e6e83c06.html
We are on the Explore News, 9/14/16: http://www.tucsonlocalmedia.com/news/article_78c5946e-79e4-11e6-b3d4-a754ff27624f.html
KVOA NEWS 4 Tucson, 9/12/16: http://www.kvoa.com/clip/12728060/cdo-orchestra-trying-to-get-to-carnegie-hall