Registration for the San Diego Youth Symphony, Community Opus Program is now officially open for the next academic year. There is limited availability and space, so please sign up sooner rather than later! You can enroll you child in the Opus program by following THIS LINK.
Please refer to Musician Handbook 2017-2018 for further information about the Opus Program.
There will be NO music clubs Monday May 15 – Friday June 1
With the exception of the Elite 7 Strings in Grade 6. We will be meeting on Tuesday May 30 and Thursday June 1 at 3:30 – 4:00 to rehearse for Grade 6 promotion.
Please be mindful with regards to the end of club pick up times. I often have my own commitments after school. When you are late collecting your children from clubs, I am late for my own commitments & appointments.
Advanced Dates to Note:
Recorder Ninjas & Violas playing for the Volunteer Appreciation Wednesday May 31 at 6:30pm
Club t-shirts are being given out for performances. Students will receive only ONE t-shirt for the club or clubs they participate in. The t-shirts are now required as part of concert dress. If students lose or damage their shirts they must purchase a replacement at a cost of $15.
If you have not yet signed up for text updates, please subscribe by by texting the club code to 81010:
Guitar Grooves please text @wcgui to 81010
String Orchestra please text @wcstr to 81010
Recorder Ninjas please text @wcrec to 81010
The 6 of Grade 6 Strings:
It is essential that they notify me of any rehearsals they are unable to attend. If they miss more that 3 rehearsals their place will be in jeopardy and they may be dropped from the ensemble. The 6 of Grade 6 will be playing at the Grade 6 Promotion.
Beginner Strings are working on 1 octave scales G Major, D Major & A Major (Violins) or C Major (Violas & Cellos). Practice playing to word rhythms like ‘Pepp-er-on-i Pi-zza’ & ‘Pink Flu-ffy Un-i-corns’, they are also working on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, also in rhythms as suggested above & Frere Jacque (Are You Sleeping), English Round.
Advanced Orchestra are working on 2 Octave scales in G Major or C Major as well as the 1 octave scales listed above with slurred bowing. They are also working on excercises 88, 90 & 141 from Essential Elements – Frere Jacques, English Round, Tallis Canon & Chop Sticks.
Recorders are continuing to work on the recorder karate belts and Stitches
Guitars are working on Yellow submarine, Hey Jude and Let It Be with the chords D Maj, A Minor, G Major, E minor, E Major & F Major.