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String Ensembles

 

Registrations for string ensembles are now open!

(Click the blue button just below for the registration form)

 

For those new to the string ensembles, please direct any questions or arrange for a placement audition by sending an email to strings.dksm@gmail.com

Please Note: For the 2023-2024 season, our Allegro, and Da Capo orchestras (beginner and junior orchestras respectively), will be on pause. We appreciate your patience as the DKSM Board of Directors adapts its organizational model, and we look forward to their return in 2024-2025.

Fall Season (October - November) 2023

Rehearsals for Encore Strings and Post Road strings (Intermediate and Advanced orchestras) will be Thursday evenings, from Oct. 12th – Nov. 30th. Rehearsals will be In St. Paul’s United Church (Pembina Parish) Morden.

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Rehearsal times:

Thursday evenings,

Encore, 6:30 - 7:30

Post Road, 6:30 - 8:00

 

Concert Dates:

Nov. 18th

Post Road will be performing a selection of Christmas music at the Morden Tree Lighting event, in the evening of Nov. 18th. Encore players will also be invited to join for one of the selections in this concert as well.

Dec. 3rd

Encore and Post Road, along with the Winkler Senior Choir, will be performing in the evening of December 3rd, for the Fall DKSM concert.

 

Winter Season (January-February) 2024:

Details and registration coming soon!

Financial aid is available where needed for DKSM string programming.  Please inquire at strings.dksm@gmail.com

Allegro 

Allegro Strings is for violin and cello students playing at a beginner to RCM gr. 1 level (Suzuki book 1).  Students will be playing primarily in the keys of D and G major.  No note reading will be required at this level, but the focus will be on enjoying making music with others, developing aural/oral music skills, practicing ensemble skills and reinforcing proper movement and technical development.  Repertoire will focus mainly on Suzuki pieces, simple canons and/or folk tunes, either in unison or 2 parts.  Through games and activities, students will also strengthen their understanding of basic music concepts, including an introduction to sight reading and string orchestra knowledge.  All ages are welcome.

Allegro will be on pause for the 2023-2024 season, we look forward to their return in 2024-2025.

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DaCapo Strings

DaCapo Strings is an elementary-level string orchestra for violin, viola, cello and bass players who have begun sight reading and are growing in a variety of techniques. Students should be in RCM gr. 2 - 3. All ages are welcome.

Da Capo will be on pause for the 2023-2024 season, we look forward to their return in 2024-2025.

Encore

Encore Strings is an intermediate string orchestra for violin, viola, cello and bass players who are developing a confidence with sight reading and are growing in a variety of techniques (eg. shifting, vibrato, off-the-string playing).  Students should be in RCM gr. 4 - 6.  1st violins will be expected to play in positions.  All ages are welcome.

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Post Road

Post Road is an orchestra for musicians who have ensemble experience and are playing at a minimum RCM gr. 7 level with confidence.  Players will be expected to have sight reading skills and practice time enabling them to learn a wide variety of repertoire rather quickly.

 

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