Welcome to PMSS Strings, offering instruction on bowed string instruments (violin, viola, cello and double bass) through diverse repertoire.
Congratulations to students on their first performance of the year on October 24!
Our next performance will be for the school's Remembrance Day ceremonies on Thursday, Nov 9 - performing either the Haydn Adagio or the new Bach .
While there will not be an official class this Tuesday, Oct 31, students are welcome to come perform their playing test and fill out their self-evaluation report card on this day at 4:30 in the Drama Room if they'd like to complete those tasks "early".
Otherwise, individual testing will take place on Thursday, Nov 2 in Block 6, or you may submit a video clip of you performing the test material (please ensure that your hands and face are visible throughout, and that you count yourself in. Assignment/HandIn/Strings folders on school computers are the destination for submission. Deadline for submission is Noon Nov 3). The material shall be the Haydn Adagio and Presto, bars 144-158. Those who are just beginning to play a Stringed instrument this year may play their most confident and accomplished piece from 'Strictly Strings' if they prefer.
Class Schedule: The 2017-18 Strings schedule will be: Tuesdays 4:30-6:30, Thursday 3:00-4:10. We will rehearse at Heritage Woods Secondary School once per month, while they also visit PMSS once per month. Heritage Woods days will be:
Nov. 7, Dec 8 (both Tuesdays, of course), with a possible performance together on Dec 19 (to be confirmed in the near future).
Heritage Woods Strings will rehearse with us in the Band Room on Oct 17 and Nov 21.
Beginners regularly meet for extra help on Thursday mornings, 7:45-8:20 (in addition to Strings Orchestra class).
This year's Strings orchestra is bigger than ever! Thanks for being part of our ongoing success! ML