SSM Solo recital and ConVivo performances cancelled- read below for reschedules

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Winter snowstorm creates concert cancellations!

 Today’s 2:00 pm Suzuki Strings of Madison Solo recital at Oakwood   Village is cancelled. We will reschedule for next Sunday 2/8 , 2:00 pm.  New Venue: Covenant Presbyterian Church Sanctuary.

ConVivo,  chamber ensemble with our very own Kathy Taylor and Janse Vincent has a reschedule of their concert as well.

The new concert date and time is: Sunday, February 8 at 7:30 pm at the Stoughton Opera House.

 

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Play In Tuesday January 27

images-2Tuesday January 27 is a Play In

Twinkle-Book 3 tune at 4:15  and  start playing at 4:30

Book 4 through Sonora should arrive to tune at 4:45

Announcements are made at 5:00 pm and Newsletter is distributed

Star Spangled Banner( for Hockey game 1/31)  will be rehearsed  at 5:15. We need more participants, please consider joining.

Solo recital dress rehearsal is in the choir room during the PlayIn

GROUP CLASS TUITION IS DUE 1/27

Please be timely with your payment to avoid the $10.00 late fee

 

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Star Spangled Banner performance information for 1/31 Madison Capitols Hockey game

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Saturday , January 31, 2015  is game day : 7:05 game

Performers need to meet in the WEST LOBBY near the will call window by 6:00 pm      

Concert DRESS: white tops and jeans

ALL participating families should purchase their hockey tickets from this link: 10$ per person  ( feel free to invite friends)

https://madcapstickets.com/order/group/Suzukistringsofmadison/

PICK UP TICKETS UNDER YOUR NAME AT WILL CALL IN THE WEST LOBBY WHERE WE WILL MEET BY 6:00 pm.

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Driving/Parking:  enter at the MAIN GATE RIMROCK ROAD-— there is a $7.00 per car entry.  Please go through the tollbooth at Rimrock and then head straight following the signs to the West Lobby /Will Call . Take a right  turn and you will find yourself on the rear 1/2 of the building where the Will call / West Lobby entrance is.

We have a room reserved for our violins and coats etc.

PRACTICE FOR THE HOCKEY PERFORMANCE IS:

DURING THE  TUESDAY PLAY IN 1/29 circa 5:15 pm

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SSM January updates

Quite a variety of announcements in this post!

1/20 GROUP CLASS Tuesday Room changes

Tuesday Group classes 1/20 room changes will be posted as you enter Covenant Presbyterian.   There will be no classes in the B wing of the church.

changes are as follows:

Maria Rosa classes: C206   Kathy: A109  Janse Theory: A104  

Join SSM families at the 1/31 Madison Capitols Hockey game

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SSM has been invited to perform the Star Spangled Banner at the Madison Capitols AAA Hockey game on Saturday, January 31 ( 7:05 pm game)at the Alliant Energy Center.  http://www.madcapshockey.com

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HOW TO ORDER YOUR TICKETS

We will all be seated together and families just reserve and pay for their own tickets using the link below. 10$ each. You don’t have to perform to attend and have fun with your SSM friends.

https://madcapstickets.com/order/group/Suzukistringsofmadison/

 

SSM SOLO RECITALS  at Oakwood Village

February 1 tune 1:30 play 2:00

February 28 tune 12:30 play 1:00

March 1 tune 1:30 play 2:00

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO SUMMER FIDDLING FUN IN MADISON

AMERICAN FIDDLE CAMP REGISTRATION
Registration for the American Fiddle Camp – Madison is OPEN!  Register before 1/31 to SAVE $105 on tuition!!  That’s some huge savings, y’all.
June 23-26, 2015 / Covenant Presbyterian Church / Madison, WI
Brian Wicklund’s 3rd annual American Fiddle Camp is going to be epic.  Brian has hand picked a staff of amazingly talented teachers from across the country who will teach great music and the skills to play it. Students will learn bluegrass, Canadian, jazz, Appalachian, Irish, Scottish, and blues for fiddle, viola, cello, and guitar. We also plan time to kick the soccer ball, hang out with new friends, have a barn dance and join the amazing staff for a concert.
 
 
To learn more about the American Fiddle Camp and registration, visit:
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Join SSM families at the 1/31 Madison Capitols Hockey game

 

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SSM has been invited to perform the Star Spangled Banner at the Madison Capitols AAA Hockey game on Saturday, January 31 ( 7:05 pm game)at the Alliant Energy Center.  http://www.madcapshockey.com

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HOW TO ORDER YOUR TICKETS

We will all be seated together and families just reserve and pay for their own tickets using the link below. 10$ each. https://madcapstickets.com/order/group/Suzukistringsofmadison/

Parking at Alliant Energy Center is $7.00 per car.

You do not need to perform to be able to attend this social SSM event. You can also invite non-SSM friends to join you. You must take care of your own ticket orders. SSM families and friends are seated together.

STAR SPANGLED BANNER PERFORMERS

Participants need to also sign up on poster board at group classes so we know how many are performing.

That night if all the performers could arrive by 6:10 pm.  Madison Capitols will provide a room for our group for any equipment/coats. They will have the group take place on a carpet that they roll on the ice.

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The game starts at 7:05.  We will wear jeans and long sleeved white shirts to keep our uniform simple and organized.

Please print your music :

Star-Spangled Banner Violin 1

 

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January 2015 Review list for group classes/Play In

 

Happy New Year SSM families!

Here is this months play list for getting off to great habits in reviewing your Suzuki pieces.

print your practice list here : JANUARY 2015 SSM PLAY LIST

Bk 1: Twinkles, Lightly Row, Aunt Rhody,Long Long Ago, Perpetual Motion, Minuet 2 Minuet 3, Gossec Gavotte

Bk 2: Chorus, Waltz, Two Grendadiers, Mignon

Bk 3: Bach Minuet, Humoresque, Bach Bourree

Bk 4: Seitz 5/1, Vivaldi a minor 3rd mvt, Bach Double

Bk 5: Vivaldi a minor 2nd mvt, German Dance

Bk 6: Handel Sonata in D mvt 2

Consider making specific goals for your daily review:

Posture check: How are my feet? Am I balanced? Do I feel tension any where as I play?

Tone: Am I listening for clear sound? Do I have noisy neighbors( hitting other strings as I play?)

Intonation: Am I aware of my ringtones? Am I practicing slowly enough to really listen?

Rhythm: Is my pulse steady? Are my fingers and bow working together to create clarity in rhythmic articulation?

Joy: Am enjoying my review playing– practice makes easy!! Can I add vibrato, dynamics,  personal musicianship to these old friends.

Happy reviewing!! Remember always to practice with a purpose.

Perhaps we can create a :

WHAT TO FOCUS ON CHART OF IDEAS FOR THIS MONTH

Add your ideas to the  large white poster board  at group classes.

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Happy New Year : GROUP CLASSES START 1/6

Welcome Back Suzuki Strings Families

Group classes begin on Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January Calendar

Tuesday 6     group classes

Tuesday 13   group classes

Tuesday 20   group classes

Tuesday 27   Play In and dress rehearsal for  Feb 1 recital

Group class tuition due  by Play In  1/27

SPECIAL EVENT SIGN UP COMING NEXT POST!!!

Saturday 31  Star Spangled Banner performance for Madison Capitals Ice Hockey at Alliant Energy Center – all families/friends welcome– SIGN UP for purchasing tickets coming SOON . Link directly to Hockey league.

Star Spangled Banner performers please also sign up on large board at group classes.

 

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100 day club celebrates Tuesday 12/16

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Congratulations to all those who participated in the

100 Day Club

The celebration is Tuesday December 16

at Ten Pin Alley at 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Bowling and Pizza

Ten Pin Alley address is:

6285 Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg

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Today 12/9 at Suzuki Strings of Madison

SIGNS UPS TODAY ONLY 12/9

Pre Order : Sonora Strings Holiday Cookies TODAY!

Beautifully bagged 1 and 2 dozen home made cookies

7.50 and 15.00

Delivered week of Dec 16th

Sign up! for Great Wolf Lodge Concert 12/13-Prelude and Sonora

Sign up! for the 100 Day Club Party 12/16

CLASSES AND REHEARSALS

PreTwinkle class meets at 4:00 pm

Book 1-2 rehearses in CHOIR ROOM 4:00

Book 3- Sonora rehearses in Bradfield Hall 4:45

NO ENSEMBLE TODAY

Please use the Black and White bins to coordinate and refresh your performance attire for these concerts.

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SSM 12/9 rehearsal and adjusted class schedule

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Dear SSM FAMILIES: Thank you for all of the great work this semester. We are excited about our upcoming performances. Please read the schedule for Next Tuesday 12/9 carefully.

Next Tuesday 12/9 will use the following schedule

NO Dalcroze, FSS 1 or FSS 2 or Theory 3 or  Ensemble

YES Pre Twinkles group class but meet at 4:00-4:45*

All other classes are in rehearsals as noted below. Please visit the black and white bins to make sure you  have your concert attire.

 

Tuesday 12/9 Winter concert rehearsal schedules

PLEASE BE ON TIME- many thanks.

Book 1 and Book 2

4:00-4:45 to rehearse for their Madison Central Library Concert on Saturday Dec 13  10:00 am tune and 10:30 am perform.

Book 3 through Sonora

4:45-6:00 to rehearse for their Olbrich Gardens concert on Sunday December  14 , tune 1:30  and perform 2:00 pm

Prelude and Sonora have a Great Wolf Lodge Concert  on Saturday December 13 at 5:00pm  - sign up required

100 Day club will celebrate on Dec 16– parent coordinator needed!

Sonora will package cookies on 5:30 pm Tuesday Dec 16 for their annual holiday sale-consider ordering a dozen or more.

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