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 2019/2020
Annual Membership Fees for 2019/2020 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)
Fees are payable in two installments:
Term 1: 50% of annual fees should be paid in full no later than 31 August 2019.
Term 2: 50% of annual fees should be paid in full no later than 30 January 2020.
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.
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 and/or auditions arranged.
Senior Strings: Rehearsal Schedule (Provisional)
TERM 1: SUNDAYS 1 AND 22 SEPT; 20 OCT; 10 NOV
PERFORMANCES SAT 23 NOV (TBC) AND SAT 7 Performance Fr 13 or Sat 14 December TBC
TERM 2: SUNDAYS 12 JAN; 2 FEB; 1 AND 22 MAR; 5 AND 25 APR 2020
PERFORMANCE 26 APR 2020 TBC
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.
Junior Strings Rehearsal Schedule (Provisional)
TERM1: 10-11.30AM SATURDAYS 31 AUG; 7,14,21,28 SEPT;5,12,19 OCT;9 AND 16 NOV
PERFORMANCES SAT 23 NOV (TBC) AND SAT 7 DEC. PERFORMANCE FRIDAY 13 AND SAT 14 DECEMBER
TERM 2: 10-11.30AM SATURDAYS 11, 18 and 25 JAN; 1, 8, 22 AND 29 FEB; 7, 14, 21 AND 28 MAR; 4 AND 25 APR 2020
PERFORMANCE SUNDAY 26 APRIL 2020 (TBC)
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. It provides the ideal first experience of playing in a string ensemble and is hugely beneficial in building playing skills and confidence in performance.
First Strings Rehearsal Schedule (Provisional)
TERM1: SATURDAY MORNINGS TIME 11.45-12.30PM: 31 AUG; 7,14,21, 28 SEPT; 5,12,19 OCT; 9 AND 16 NOV
PERFORMANCE: FRI 13 OR SAT 14 DECEMBER TBC
TERM 2: SATURDAY MORNINGS TIME TBA 11, 18 and 25 JAN; 1, 8, 22 AND 29 FEB; 7, 14, 21 AND 28 MAR; 4 AND 25 APR 2020
PERFORMANCE SUNDAY 26 APRIL 2020 (TBC)
To be confirmed.
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. Punctuality is vitally important.
In the event of sickness or any unforeseen circumstances which may mean a child/young person cannot attend a rehearsal, please inform the Coordinator as soon as possible.
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