Our three orchestra groups, (Senior, Junior and First Strings) rehearse weekly during term time at the Music Department of the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT). A range of public performances take place throughout the year. Under the direction of Jayne Graham, the programme provides members with high quality training as orchestral string players and is a fantastic way for young players to meet other musicians their own age, develop their musical skills, and learn to play as part of a larger group.
Junior Strings Orchestra 2017/2018
MUSIC GENERATION LOUTH ORCHESTRA MEMBERSHIP FEES 2018/2019
Annual Membership Fees for 2018/2019 for Senior Strings, Junior Strings and First Strings as follows: 1 children/young person in family€100 2 children/young people in family€175 (25% discount given for 2nd child/young person) 3 children/young people in family€250 (25% discount given for 2nd & 3rd child/young person)
PAYMENT Fees are payable in two instalments: Term 1: 50% of annual fees should be paid in full no later than 30 September 18. Term 2: 50% of annual fees should be paid in full no later than 30 January 19.
METHOD OF PAYMENT Please note we can no longer accept payment by cash/cheque. Payment must be made via our online link or over the phone by calling 042 9364635 during office hours.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE GIVEN US UP TO DATE CONTACT DETAILS – ADDRESS, EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBERS. The above membership fee includes provision of uniform (Music Generation Louth t shirt), and all associated transport costs to events and performances.
10am-11.30am: Senior Strings
New membership to Senior Strings is restricted to young string players who have passed Grade 5 or higher on their instrument. Evidence may be required at the time of application.
11.45-1.15pm: Junior Strings
Membership to Junior Strings is open to young string players who have passed grade one or higher on their instrument. Evidence may be required at the time of application.
12-1pm: First Strings
First Strings caters for young people who have been attending lessons for a minimum of one year and have not yet presented for grade one performance exam.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE To be confirmed.
ATTENDANCE Playing in an orchestra is being part of a team. It is very important that everyone is committed to attending all the rehearsals so that the group can develop as an ensemble and achieve its full potential. In the event of sickness or any unforeseen circumstances which may mean a child/young person cannot attend a rehearsal, please inform the Programme Director Jayne Graham (086 987 3543) as soon as possible.
VENUE We are once again grateful for the support of Dundalk Institute of Technology for providing us access to the PJ Carroll’s Building as a venue for our rehearsals on Saturday mornings. Occasionally during the year, we hold rehearsals at Wellington Hall, Mary’s Rd as and when PJ Carroll’s Building is not available.