Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tomorrow is our last regular rehearsal. The recital is next Friday, Nov. 20th - at 10am. The directors typically like the kids to arrive a bit early to warm up and tune. Plan on arriving no later than 9:40. 

Attention recorder and percussion ensemble students:  As announced last week - Emily will be at a music convention tomorrow, so her classes will NOT meet. 

She is going to rehearse with her students, the morning of the recital. Percussion students will rehearse/warm-up at 9am. Recorder students will rehearse/warm-up at 9:30.

The recital will be very low-key, a time of fellowship for the families and a chance to share what we have been up to this semester. 

The choirs and guitar ensemble(s) will go to Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living to perform for the residents on December 4th - at 10am. Mr. Gaskin will let the students know what time to arrive to warm-up.

We begin second semester on January 8th. We assume that all families will return, unless we are told otherwise. The directors use the break to plan for the next semester, planning music, writing parts, etc. Please let us know of any changes in enrollment.

As mentioned earlier in the semester - there will be a class offered for preschoolers - kindergartners, starting in January. The group will be taught by Emily Bachert, a masters student in music therapy.  It will be much like a KinderMusic class, with lots of interactive musical play. The class will meet for 30 minutes - the fee will be $50 per child, for the semester. Emily will be available to talk individually to interested families, discussing class times, etc., at the recital next week.