Suzuki Strings of Columbus, Mississippi

Suzuki Method Violin and Cello: Beginners to Advanced Ensemble


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Parents Meetings This Week!

Looking forward to our first parent meeting in a few minutes at 4:45, Tuesday, August 29! We will also have a meeting after the Group Violin play-in on Thursday, August 31, at 4:45 as well. See you at one of these meetings!

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Our New Year is About to Begin

Welcome to new families and welcome back to those who have been in Columbus Suzuki Strings. We are excited to begin another year!

Orchestra and Ensemble begin on Tuesday, August 29.

  • Orchestra 3:45-4:45
  • Parent Meeting 4:45-5:15
  • Ensemble 5:15-5:45

Group Violins begin on Thursday, August 31

  • All Group Play-In 4:00-4:45
  • Parent Meeting 4:45-5:15

Annual dues, fees, and registration forms will be collected at the parent meetings!

Ford private lessons begin after Labor Day. Sandifer students, check with your teachers about when to begin private lessons. All, check with your school to see if you might be able to have a lesson there during the school day.


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All-State Orchestra Participants

allstate2017.jpgCongratulations to our students who took part in All-State this weekend! The Belhaven All-State Orchestra is a prestigious event which is open to high school string musicians in 8th grade and above from across the State of Mississippi.  Students are chosen by audition to take part in this orchestral opportunity. The Concert, which was open to the public,  was held on March 25th and included such pieces as The Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor by Bach,  The Holberg Suite, Op. 40 by Edvard Grieg, and The Danzas de Panama by William Grant Still. The students who participated in this event are members of the Columbus Suzuki Strings Program under the direction of Diane Ford.  From left to right: James Sandifer, Gracie Swartzendruber, Abbey Swartzendruber, Lorn Duff, Aidan Dunkelberg, and Scott Sandifer.


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Columbus Suzuki Strings receives Commendation

Senate Concurrent Resolution 635 to commend the Columbus Suzuki Strings program, especially Trudy Gildea and Diane Ford, for representing the state at Carnegie Hall was passed by the Mississippi Senate and referred to the House Rules Committee on Friday, March 10, 2017. The resolution was introduced by Senators Younger, Gollott, Massey, Butler, Harkins, Chassaniol, Horhn, Simmons, and  Tindell.We are grateful for this recognition of our current success and our long history of serving  our area through music: SC0635PS.