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

February 11, 6pm – FOSO Booster Meeting with an emphasis on POPS planning

February 14-15 – Regional Festival @ Camelback HS

February 27, 28 & 29 –Saguaro HS Musical "Footloose"

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

Announcements

POPS CONCERT and FUNDRAISER March 28th, 2020

AUCTION BASKET and RAFFLE DONATIONS NEEDED!

We are just a little over two months away from our biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual Pops Concert on Saturday, March 28th.

AUCTION BASKETS: Please use the following Sign-Up Genius link to sign up for Auction Basket items which you would like to provide for the raffle:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044BA4AC2DA13-pops5

DONATION REQUESTS: If you know any businesses that would like to donate, please give the Donation Packet to them to fill out and then return it to Ms. Wright. Download the 2020 Pops Concert Donation Packet HERE

IMPORTANT: All raffle items MUST be received by (or before) Monday, March 2nd and can be turned into Mrs. Wright at school. Please have your gift cards or certificates in an envelope with your name on it so we will know who donated them.

2020 ORLANDO TRIP INFORMATION

View the trip information document HERE

2020 REGIONAL CONCERT

Saturday, February 15 at 3pm at Camelback High School

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