The Advanced Ensemble played for the Pilgrimage Ball in Columbus’s Trotter Convention Center.
Congratulations 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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We are working on plans for fundraisers, starting with an event on February 4, 2017. All funds raised for the trip will be to the Create Foundation.
Download a copy of our brochure for the trip!
Thanks to all who came to the Parents’ Meeting. We had a great turn-out and there was a lot of positive energy in the room! It was good to see everyone again and meet some new families! We even got a good start to recruiting some cello students, and Mary Catherine’s piece sounded wonderful.
If you couldn’t make it to the meeting, please see your teacher as soon as possible to get signed up for the program. New families who are interested should contact Diane Ford.
Looking forward to orchestra and ensemble next week on Tuesday at the usual time, and the first cello group lesson and violin play-in on Sept. 4. The calendar page has been updated with all of these times and dates. Group violin lessons are tentatively scheduled through December. The schedule may change, so check back each month for updates. Don’t forget, you can also subscribe to the calendar and get the latest information, if you use a calendar program on your phone or computer. See the link at the bottom of the calendar page.