This year FOGO switched to a new system, CHARMS, to facilitate communicating with our families. If you aren’t receiving emails, please send the following information to our Communications team.
Student name: First, Middle Initial, Last
Student grade; orchestra (A, B, C – Freshman strings)
Student mobile phone (if it is OK to send text messages); Student email address
Name(s), email address(es) and mobile phone number(s) (if it’s OK to send text messages)
Orchestra A Parents & Guardians! Come to the Choir Room while your student is rehearsing to learn all about the Spring Trip to Los Angeles.
Trip Dates: Thursday March 7th – Sunday March 10th
(plans are in place for SYSO students to return early for the Concert)
Activities: LA Philharmonic Concert plus Meet & Greet afterwards; Workshop at USC Thornton School of Music; Disneyland (and possible recording lesson)…and more!
Rachel Flamm from ACFEA Tour Consultants will be present from 6:30 – 6:55 to answer questions specific to the tour and registration.
Join FOGO, Mr. Kolk and all your Garfield Orchestra friends at the annual ‘Welcome Back BBQ’ (which is actually a pizza party) on Sunday, September 23rd, starting at 4 PM in the Garfield High School Orchestra Room
FOGO will provide the pizza and drinks and we ask families to bring a side dish/salad or dessert to share.
We will start the afternoon in the Orchestra room and will enjoy food and drinks outside in the courtyard. Come meet the new Garfield Orchestra Director, Bryan Kolk, learn about what’s in store for this year’s orchestras and chat with the FOGO board.
We’d like to welcome our new Music Director, Bryan Kolk, as well as thank Kim Roy for two great years with our students!
Bryan Kolk is a music educator, conductor, and bassist from Michigan. He received a Bachelors of Music Education and Masters in Double Bass performance from the University of Michigan. After graduating he moved to Seattle where he served as Assistant Conductor to the Everett and Bainbridge Island Youth Symphonies, taught orchestra in the Lake Washington School District, performed as principal bass of the Northwest Symphony and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, coached the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras and the Endangered Instrument Program, directed the JazzEd Introductory Ensemble, and managed the International Marrowstone Music Festival.