MAKING MUSIC TOGETHER AGAIN

Posted September 22/16

PARENT INFORMATION

ALL STUDENTS please sign in with Yogita every class.

BEGINNERS

WELCOME TO MATT !! We are almost finished with the Application /start up process. Still a few instrument assignments and swaps will happen this week. 

Practice charts will be issued for your weekly practice record this Tuesday/Wednesday

Homework: All beginners will be practicing the correct way to remove instruments from the case, sit on the chair with correct posture,place the rock stop/shoulder rest in correct position and hold the instrument while sitting.


ADVANCED AND INTERMEDIATE PARENTS: homework is below


1. ALL students must return their music from last year THIS TUESDAY, so we can file it and hand out new music 
2. PRIVATE LESSONS SIGN UP is this Tuesday. We want to start early October-

3. PLAY FAIR: Final details. 
Please see last week's Blog for a Thank you note from MATT. You will receive a copy this Tuesday.
T-shirts :If you ordered a Play Fair t-shirt and have not yet paid for it,(most have, thank you) please do so this week, whether or not you were at the event. The Adv performers received theirs free, but parents/friends/ Board agreed to py for them. MATT cannot justify paying for these when they were ordered ahead with this understanding. Thank you.

4. ADVANCED: NEW DRESS SHIRTS?TOPS  :If you have an idea for a dressy look for the Advanced students who have been invited to play at the December Rose Orchestra concert again this year, please let us know- Something which reflects our new look, maybe sparkly, use your imagination.

INTERMEDIATE HOMEWORK
1. Bring a pencil to every class

2. Play the correct scale for each piece before working on  the music.
learn the notes(write names in with pencil if needed)
Double Trouble: Find 1&2&3&4& for every bar: eighth notes each get a syllable
                           Practice correct notes and counting for bars 1 to 8

ADVANCED HOMEWORK:

1.Your two octave scales are required practice for every week. Learn gradually  to play them  all with perfect tuning and at quick tempo. A new scale sheet will be handed out this week

2. Pachelbel Canon:  4/4 time in D major 
Violins- work on one section  at a time- this week up to bar 12 
Violas and cellos: mark in your fingerings with pencil if needed. You have repeated bars, so learn one at a time WELL and then learn the next one. It is NOT as hard as it looks- HONEST!

3.Canadian Ballad: 3/4 time  in G major
Work on your notes counting 3 in each bar  1&2&3& /1&2&3&
Learn notes and rhythms up to bar 8

4.Four Seasons: Harvest Home: 4/4 in G major 1&2&3&4&
Learn first four bars.

               PRACTICE CAREFULLY! YOU'LL SEE THE PROGRESS BY TUESDAY 






PLAY FAIR SUCCESSES and START UP TIMES THIS WEEK

Sept 17/16 post
see below for Class times and Registration info
PLAY FAIR Sept 17 , 2016: CONGRATULATIONS!
Dear Students, Parents, Board Members, Friends, and Friends of Friends! 
DEAR Advanced 15/16 Students, "Matters"- Rosebudders: 
 Kalpi, Mya, Leah, Raechel, Leila, Thea, Zoe and Ryan.
I am SO proud of you all, and thank you so much for performing today.  You played well and I hope had fun doing it. ALSO I hear that some of you also helped out with the face/hand-painting as well. A new talent I didn't know you had. We may make more use of that talent in future!
Our best Political FAN, Brampton City Councillor, Jeff Bowman, always loves you, (he hasn't missed a performance in the last year) but today he said, "Every time I hear them they get better and better!" He is right, and the more times we perform the more confident we get too!
We had an amazing team this morning- I am feeling so encouraged about the great support shown for MATT by our parents, Board and Friends.
All summer we have been working to put this project together, and together despite rain, last minute volunteer drop-outs, and small audiences,we pulled off  a great concert with lots of good news as a result.
As some of the parents reminded me, even if market people were intent on getting home quickly this morning, every one of those families now has a MATT flyer in their hands. That's called MATT "branding" and this was a main goal of the initiative.
Rogers Television has now shot the second MATT segment , to be aired over the next two weeks. If you have Rogers, watch for it- as you know their community coverage programs repeat frequently. They would like to come again soon and take some class footage.
AND ALSO
One Rose Theatre volunteer, a member of the Knights of Columbus, who had seen our Guardian article this spring,said-
"Our organization wants to help you- what can we do?" My very quick reply: "We need to purchase a 1/4 size bass right now, but the cost is very high." 
He offered to cover that cost for us through the K. of C. organization.
We have learned a lot from this event, and will definitely be better able to plan future outreach projects
I want to thank our fabulous team ,many of whom worked through the summer to help, and thank you to all those able to be there today : Susan Dal Dosso, Kanwal Murtaza, Richard and Wendy Lai, Ky Nguyen, Linette Gowe and Simone, Kendal and John Francey, Nives Bakker and "Mr. Bakker"
Heather Norman, Sean and Shaida Partington and Bem Partington,
Shannon Dixon, Sharon Hooper, Marcia Lovell, Jessica Tiensovan, 
Tanisha Hall, Niti Patel, Susan Thomas, Farah Merrick 
Shawn Ragoobar and Patrenella Lawson.
Thank you to our Board members: Steve, Frances, Bradley, Arlene and Bill; Wayne Strongman (who invented the project idea) and Leona Davidson.
And a special thank you to MATT student Marianna Georges! who had to cover for the henna/face painter. We have since learned that she had a car accident en route this morning, but is fortunately unhurt.
 You are an amazing youhg woman, Marianna!
We have learned a lot from this event, and will definitely be better able to plan  any future city outreach projects.
Much love and gratitude to you all!
See you Tuesday Sept 20th as
 ALL STUDENTS begin the 2016/17 MATT Year.
Beginner Registration will remain open for the next two weeks
CLASS TIMES:
Tuesday Beginners: 4 to 4:45
Wednesday Beginners: 5 to 5:45 pm
Intermediates 4:45 to 5:45 NB bring all last year's music to hand in
Advanced: 5:45 to 6pm NB bring all last year's music to hand in


SEPTEMBER START UP and PERFORMANCE

Sept 13/16

MATT : Music at the Towers
REGISTRATION   FOR  FALL   2016

For  NEW and RETURNING students :

Tuesday September 13, between 4 and 6 pm
in Brampton Towers Party Room
85 Charolais Blvd

NON Returning Students who do NOT play Saturday are requested to RETURN all instruments and music during Registration Tuesday Sept 13th. We will need to use these instruments for other students.

NON Returning students who ARE playing Saturday will return all MATT  instruments materials at noon Saturday before leaving
LAST YEAR'S ADVANCED STUDENTS- Perform Saturday

We are asking all Advanced students who 

are continuing and those who

 are "graduating"  to help promote MATT at the Rose 

Theatre performing at our "Play Fair" event Sept 17 

AT 9,10 AND 11 AM. 

We will perform music learned 

last year: Brandenburg, La Paloma, and possibly also

 Pachelbel Canon for the event


 Rehearsal will be held Tuesday Sept.13: 6 to 7 pm,right 


after Registration, in the party room


please bring your instruments/stands and folders & all music We look forward to making music with you again!

Mayor Lynda Jeffrey's visit -in blue on the right, with our MATT performers
and Manager Rafal Milicer and Ass't Manager Malu Velasco
It was a very hot day so everyone appreciated the shade provided by the tents this year!
Thank you Kalpi Leah, Christian, and Elijah for being there to represent MATT!



Mayor meets MATT at Towers Barbecue Event. August , Sept updates

Sept 13/16

MATT : Music at the Towers
REGISTRATION   FOR  FALL   2016

For  NEW and RETURNING students :

Tuesday September 13, between 4 and 6 pm
in Brampton Towers Party Room
85 Charolais Blvd

NON Returning Students who do NOT play Saturday are requested to RETURN all instruments and music during Registration Tuesday Sept 13th. We will need to use these instruments for other students.

NON Returning students who ARE playing Saturday will return all MATT  instruments materials at noon Saturday before leaving
LAST YEAR'S ADVANCED STUDENTS- Perform Saturday

We are asking all Advanced students who 

are continuing and those who

 are "graduating"  to help promote MATT at the Rose 

Theatre performing at our "Play Fair" event Sept 17 

AT 9,10 AND 11 AM. 

We will perform music learned 

last year: Brandenburg, La Paloma, and possibly also

 Pachelbel Canon for the event


 Rehearsal will be held Tuesday Sept.13: 6 to 7 pm,right 


after Registration, in the party room


please bring your instruments/stands and folders & all music We look forward to making music with you again!

Mayor Lynda Jeffrey's visit -in blue on the right, with our MATT performers
and Manager Rafal Milicer and Ass't Manager Malu Velasco
It was a very hot day so everyone appreciated the shade provided by the tents this year!
Thank you Kalpi Leah, Christian, and Elijah for being there to represent MATT!



Mayor meets MATT at Towers Barbecue Event. August , Sept updates

Aug 27/16

MATT : Music at the Towers
REGISTRATION   FOR  FALL   2016

For  NEW and RETURNING students :

Tuesday September 13, between 4 and 6 pm
in Brampton Towers Party Room
85 Charolais Blvd



LAST YEAR'S ADVANCED STUDENTS

We are asking all Advanced students who 

are continuing and those who

 are "graduating"  to help promote MATT at the Rose 

Theatre performing at our "Play Fair" event Sept 17 

AT 9,10 AND 11 AM. 

We will perform music learned 

last year: Brandenburg, La Paloma, and possibly also

 Pachelbel Canon for the event


 Rehearsal will be held Tuesday Sept.13: 6 to 7 pm,right 


after Registration in the party room


please bring your instruments/stands and folders & all music We look forward to making music with you again!

Mayor Lynda Jeffrey's visit -in blue on the right, with our MATT performers
and Manager Rafal Milicer and Ass't Manager Malu Velasco
It was a very hot day so everyone appreciated the shade provided by the tents this year!
Thank you Kalpi Leah, Christian, and Elijah for being there to represent MATT!



REGISTRATION- FALL 2016 and EVENTS UPDATE

August 18/16 

MATT : Music at the Towers
REGISTRATION   FOR  FALL   2016

For  NEW and RETURNING students :

Tuesday September 13, between 4 and 6 pm
in Brampton Towers Party Room
85 Charolais Blvd


2015/2016 ADV and INT STUDENTS :
 Performances THIS Saturday Aug. 20 at the Towers:
arrive 10:30 Play at 11, 12 and 1pm
Bring folders and all music including ensembles.
For BOTH events :
Wear your  new PLAYFAIR t shirt (receive Saturday)
or wear MATT t shirt
Bring music stands.

 GREAT NEWS!!
You will be happy to meet our new half time Admin Assistant  Yogita, at the events . She has now started work in our MATT office and will be posting her available contact hours.

2015/2016 ADVANCED STUDENTS :
Rehearsal Tuesday Sept.13: 6 to 7 pm for PLAY FAIR
please bring your instruments/stands and folders & all music

"PLAY  FAIR"
MATT is hosting this SPECIAL FAMILY EVENT 
FREE ADMISSION for ALL BRAMPTON GUESTS
in the ROSE THEATRE
Saturday morning Sept. 17: 9 to 12

Reminder to PARENTS: Event promotion by parents and Board members begins at the Farmers market Sat Sept 27.  and Sept 3 and 10. Your t-shirts are now available and can be picked up Registration Day

  • MATT students perform
  • special guest performer
  • henna and face painting
  • surprises



SUMMER BLOG -LAST POST TILL AUGUST

June 23- final blog till August, 2016
FOUND  camera in black bag and   children's goggles- will keep till someone claims them.

Thanks you Linette Gowe, for organizing refreshments, and all parents for providing wonderful treats on Tuesday

and last week at the CONCERT!

 It's  been a  fabulous YEAR FIVE!!


                                      SEE MORE GREAT POOL PARTY PHOTOS BELOW!

   YAYY     ITS' SUMMER!!!


REGISTRATION for BEGINNERS starts now, through till September. Contact Marilyn at Musicatthetowers@gmail.com for Application forms


1. ADVANCED CLASS SAVE THE DATE- 
                                 YOU ARE NEEDED AT :  
Towers Annual Resident BBQ:  So far I have been informed of THREE who cannot make it. ALL others are expected to be  there!!! 
We want to show appreciation for all they do for US, so don't miss this event!  

  • Saturday August 20. at the Towers- Meet in Party room 
  • arrive 10:30. Play (and eat!) 11 to 2 pm  
  • Wear t-shirt and jeans/shorts etc.
  • Bring instrument, stand and folder with ALL music we played this year
2.  ALL students keep instruments throughout the summer till Registration Day DO NOT LEAVE THEM IN THE HEAT- keep in air conditioned or cool area.

3. SEPTEMBER 13th: 4 to 6pm Registration Day for all returning students: 

  • Bring your instrument for size, number and and state of repair checks.  
  • Return any MATT instrument you no longer need . 
  • Your year rental period ends Sept 13th unless you were in the Tuesday Beginner class. Your rental arrangementsTBA
Application forms are available from Marilyn, to be returned and paid by JUNE  30 for $5 early bird discount.Contact Marilyn at Musicatthetowers@gmail.com 



4. Saturday September 17th: 8 am till 1pm for ALL students:
MATT FIRST ANNUAL CHILDREN"S ACTIVITY FAIR held at ROSE THEATRE STUDIO

    INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED  STUDENTS AND "MATT-ers "(Alumni) will participate

             POOL POOL POOL PARTY PARTY PARTY:

















 :                HAPPY SUMMER to all you WONDERFUL CHILDREN and FAMILIES!!
                                                  See you in September!!!