String Ensembles for all levels and ages

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Register for Winter 2022 String Ensembles! 

String ensembles rehearse during the months of October, November, January and February.  Violin, viola, cello, and bass students of all ages are welcome.

All ages are welcome.  For those new to the string ensembles, please arrange for a placement audition by sending an email to sarah.dksm@gmail.com.

Registration fee:

$40 per participant for the fall season (Oct. - Nov.)
$40 per participant for the winter season (Feb. - March)

COVID-19 Restrictions: 

According to order 19 under the Public Health Act, those participating in group music lessons 12 and over must produce proof of Covid immunization or proof of medical exemption. For participants 12 and over, please email a screenshot of your proof of vaccination or medical exemption to strings.dksm@gmail.com. 

Participants 5 and up will be required to wear a mask during rehearsals and social distancing will be practiced. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, please contact us. 

We ask that you do not attend classes if you are showing any symptoms of illness. 

~ Allegro Strings ~

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.

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Rehearses on Thursdays, 5:15-6:00

Location: Covenant Mennonite Church, Winkler. 

Fall Season: Oct. 14 - Nov. 25, 2021

Winter Season: February 3rd - March 24th, 2022

 

 

 

 

 Director: Sarah-Lynn Bergen

 

~ Encore Strings ~

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.

Rehearses on Thursdays, 6:00-7:00, Location: Covenant Mennonite Church, Winkler. 

Fall Season: Oct. 14 - Nov. 25, 2021

Winter Season: February 3rd - March 24th, 2022

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Director: Rochelle Drudge

~ Post Road Strings ~

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Post Road Youth Strings is a string 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.

 

Rehearses on Thursdays, 7:00-8:30,

Location: Covenant Mennonite Church, Winkler. 

Fall Season: Oct. 14 - Nov. 25, 2021

Winter Season: February 3rd - March 24th, 2022

Director: Jason Vanwynsberghe

String ensembles generously supported by:

Manitoba Arts Council's Arts Development Support Grant