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CHSO Fundraising

Each April, the CHSO travels to a new destination for our annual spring trip to compete against other high school ensembles. The orchestra has traveled to cities such as Orlando, Chicago, Myrtle Beach, New York City, Nashville, and more! The fundraisers listed here help students and their families raise money for their individual trip accounts. Some students pay for their whole trip with fundraising alone! Please find the CHSO fundraisers options below and sign up to volunteer.


Every three years, the String Ensemble embarks on an international tour! The CHSO has traveled thus far to Austria, Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, and Ireland. During these years, additional individual fundraising, grants, and community donations help lower the cost for each student to attend. 

Baking & Ushering

The CHSO provides ushers and sells baked goods at many community concerts throughout the year as a way for students and their families to fundraise for their spring trip. Please consider signing up to bake or usher using the sign-up buttons below. Students and families are both welcome to volunteer!

Tuesday Evening Concert Series

All concerts are held at Old Cabell Hall


October 10 at 7:30 pm

October 31 at 7:30 pm

November 28 at 7:30 pm

February 20 at 7:30 pm

March 12 at 7:30 pm

March 26 at 7:30 pm

April 23 at 7:30 pm

Chamber Music Festival

Paramount Theater Concerts:

September 7th

September 13th 


Old Cabell Hall Concerts

September 10th


Charlottesville Symphony

Saturday Concerts: Old Cabell Hall

Sunday Concerts: CHS MLK PAC


September 23 & 24

November 11 & 12

February 10 & 11

March 16 & 17

April 20 & 21

UVA Football Concession Sales

Sign up to work the Ben & Jerry's concession stand at the UVA home football games! Student and families and welcome to volunteer.

September 9 -  v. JMU

September 22 -  V. NC State

October 7 - v. William and Mary

November 4 - v. Georgia Tech

November 18 - v. Duke

November 25 - v. Virginia Tech


Poinsettia Sales

The CHSO Poinsettia Sale has become an established event in our community and is an important fundraiser for orchestra students. Our annual poinsettia sale offers red plants in 6” and 8” pots and white and pink plants in 6” pots. The plants are beautiful, reasonably priced, and easy to sell for winter gift-giving and decorating. Approximately 50% of the proceeds each student raises will go directly to their individual trip accounts

Students will receive order forms in class. If you need additional sheets, please find them on the work copies table. Students should return the order form and all checks/cash collected (gallon-size ziplock bag or a business-size envelope) during class by the mid-November due date (TBA).  Checks are much preferred over cash (but we know some customers only pay in cash). All checks delivered must be made out to CHS Orchestra. 

Poinsettia Timeline

Order Forms Distribution:         TBA, early November
Order Forms Due:                      TBA, mid November
Poinsettia Distribution               TBA, late November

CHSO Booster Committees and Chairs

BOOSTER COORDINATOR - Chairperson needed


POINSETTIA SALES - Sherica Jones-Lewis
CAR WASHES - Chairperson Needed
HOSPITALITY - Cheri Bowling 
UNIFORMS - Diane Curtis

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