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Port Moody Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Port Moody Secondary School Strings Orchestra

Welcome to PMSS Strings, offering instruction on bowed string instruments (violin, viola, cello and double bass) through diverse repertoire.​

Schedule update: The 2017-18 Strings schedule will be: Tuesdays 4:30-6:30, Thursday 3:00-4:10. We hope to rehearse at Heritage Woods Secondary School once per month, while they also visit PMSS once per month. Heritage Woods days will be announced in September.

Please ensure that you are present to carry out your playing test and submit your self-evaluation  on Tuesday, June 20 in the PMSS Drama Room (6-8 pm). You have the option of submitting the playing test on video, but please find a moment to obtain, fill out and submit your self-evaluation report THIS WEEK (June 19-23).  Failure to submit a playing test this week (whether live or by video) may result in a failing grade for Term 4, which results in a failing grade for the year - so don't miss this one, folks!!

For those students interested in being part of the BC Music Educators' Association Honours Orchestra, I've pasted the pertinent info below. This is an ensemble that performs for BC music educators (like Mr. Clark and Mr. Luniw) at their big annual convention in October. To be part of the ensemble, you don't need to 'audition' unless you'd like the Concert Master (the first First violin, who tunes the ensembles, sets bowings for the Firsts, etc), but you will need to submit a video for your placement in the orchestra.

We are still taking applications for the string orchestra! Students only need to audition if they are wanting the concert master position. Otherwise, a short excerpt of 30 seconds of any work to determine students ability is all that is necessary. Here is a quick outline of application requirements.

Honour Orchestra Registration 

1) There is an online application that needs to be filled out on the Honour Ensembles page at:

2) For placement in the ensemble, students will perform and record a 30 second excerpt of music they are currently performing with their school or private teacher. Please record each audition requirement on a separate mp3 file and label the following way. 


       eg: cello.joe.blow.excerpt.mp3

(note: 'O Canada' and 'Joe Blow' are just example names - you'd put in your own info in place of these names).

Students will be performing at the Fraserview Church on October 21st. Rehearsals will be from October 19th - 21st with a few rehearsals prior (Dates TBD). If you have any questions, feel free to call me at 604-657-6347.


Derek Ho
Honour Strings Coordinator
BCMEA Conference 2017

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