THANKS TO YOU ALL

May 30, 2018

THANK YOU ,THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

Dear MATT Students, Teachers and Parents,

Yesterday was in a way a stressful time for us all- to put together a "show" involving so many people, so much music, in a different location, takes a lot of work by a lot of people.
And the ones who really do the most important part, are the STUDENTS!
YOUR PERFORMANCE:
Let me tell you- You succeeded! Everything you played was about the best it has ever been- that means you gave it your very best shot. SO please give yourselves, and each other, a big pat on the back! You are a team - and your team pulled together yesterday!

I was also so happy with your ability to move when needed in and out of various seating,  While I talked, you moved efficiently and SO quietly. When I turned around , there you were, like magic! And Brennan, with Graeme's help, you did a great job of managing the stage Thank you all.

MY GIFTS:
 And now let me thank you for the beautiful gifts presented to me. When I got home I had a chance to really look at them, and appreciate them- the lovely comments on the card, the beautiful flowers and the wonderful gift card to a favorite restaurant. I am truly blessed to know you all, and to make music with you. Parents I know you are the key to all that we do- Ivone, Jessica, Mercy, Linette, Frances, Shawn, Bradley and Arlene to name only a few.

I hope to see you all next Tuesday June 5, 4 -6 Party time!

With warmest affection to you all
"Ms. Andrea" 


YEAR END DATES and SUMMER INFO

TUESDAY JUNE 5: Year - end AWARDS CELEBRATION  4 to 6pm in Ms Currie’s yard-very close to the Towers 
!MATT Certificates and Special Teacher Awards are presented.
WHAT to BRING:
NO INSTRUMENTS! Bring your bathing suit if you know how to swim. 
All swimmers MUST be supervised by his/her parent at all times! 
A qualified life guard has been hired .

SUMMER MATT Activities
1. Have your child continue playing and learning over the summer if you can-                 especially beginners. Schedule a few lessons-a great motivator.

2 . MATT BOOTHS at Brampton Farmers' Market:  PROMO of MATT  program                                     June 30, July 14, August 11 and Sept 1st 
ADVANCED CLASS MARKET PERFORMANCES June 30th and August 11. 
A reply is requested from all Adv class Parents re: attending this event.  

 MARKET BOOTH HELP  Please Email andrea@musicatthetowers to                                     volunteer for your  available date(s) and shift times
                                  7 to 10:30 or 10:30 to 1pm We NEED your help!.

3. Private lessons continue for participating students and teachers
4. June 6 till mid. August - MATT office is closed. 

5. August  13: ADVANCED AUDITIONS schedule  posted for Advanced class applicants and current ADV. students.  Auditions are held end of August. Audition Requirements are available now- see bulletin Board or ask your teacher for a copy of the requirenments. 

6. Beginners Registration: August 13 to September  11. Classes start September 18

7. Advanced and Intermediate Registration: August 13 to September  8.Classes start Sept 11th  the lovely comments on the card,EAR END DATES and SUMMER INFO

TUESDAY JUNE 5: Year - end AWARDS CELEBRATION  4 to 6pm in Ms Currie’s yard-very close to the Towers 
!MATT Certificates and Special Teacher Awards are presented.
WHAT to BRING:
NO INSTRUMENTS! Bring your bathing suit if you know how to swim. 
All swimmers MUST be supervised by his/her parent at all times! 
A qualified life guard has been hired .

SUMMER MATT Activities
1. Have your child continue playing and learning over the summer if you can-                 especially beginners. Schedule a few lessons-a great motivator.

2 . MATT BOOTHS at Brampton Farmers' Market:  PROMO of MATT  program                                     June 30, July 14, August 11 and Sept 1st 
ADVANCED CLASS MARKET PERFORMANCES June 30th and August 11. 
A reply is requested from all Adv class Parents re: attending this event.  

 MARKET BOOTH HELP  Please Email andrea@musicatthetowers to                                     volunteer for your  available date(s) and shift times
                                  7 to 10:30 or 10:30 to 1pm We NEED your help!.

3. Private lessons continue for participating students and teachers
4. June 6 till mid. August - MATT office is closed. 

5. August  13: ADVANCED AUDITIONS schedule  posted for Advanced class applicants and current ADV. students.  Auditions are held end of August. Audition Requirements are available now- see bulletin Board or ask your teacher for a copy of the requirenments. 

6. Beginners Registration: August 13 to September  11. Classes start September 18

7. Advanced and Intermediate Registration: August 13 to September  8.Classes start Sept 11th 



YEAR END DATES and SUMMER INFO

TUESDAY JUNE 5: Year - end AWARDS CELEBRATION  4 to 6pm in Ms Currie’s yard-very close to the Towers 
!MATT Certificates and Special Teacher Awards are presented.
WHAT to BRING:
NO INSTRUMENTS! Bring your bathing suit if you know how to swim. 
All swimmers MUST be supervised by his/her parent at all times! 
A qualified life guard has been hired .

SUMMER MATT Activities
1. Have your child continue playing and learning over the summer if you can-                 especially beginners. Schedule a few lessons-a great motivator.

2 . MATT BOOTHS at Brampton Farmers' Market:  PROMO of MATT  program                                     June 30, July 14, August 11 and Sept 1st 
ADVANCED CLASS MARKET PERFORMANCES June 30th and August 11. 
A reply is requested from all Adv class Parents re: attending this event.  

 MARKET BOOTH HELP  Please Email andrea@musicatthetowers to                                     volunteer for your  available date(s) and shift times
                                  7 to 10:30 or 10:30 to 1pm We NEED your help!.

3. Private lessons continue for participating students and teachers
4. June 6 till mid. August - MATT office is closed. 

5. August  13: ADVANCED AUDITIONS schedule  posted for Advanced class applicants and current ADV. students.  Auditions are held end of August. Audition Requirements are available now- see bulletin Board or ask your teacher for a copy of the requirenments. 

6. Beginners Registration: August 13 to September  11. Classes start September 18

7. Advanced and Intermediate Registration: August 13 to September  8.Classes start Sept 11th 

SHOWCASE of the YEAR'S ACHIEVEMENTS

May 24, 2018  

FINALE SHOWCASE CONCERT  Tuesday May 29:  6 pm  to 7:15 pm
See student rehearsal times below.
Holland Christian Homes- Heritage Hall, 7900 McLaughlin Rd. S . 
Park in any spot not labelled RESERVED. 

DRESS REHEARSAL
 3:45: TEACHERS ARRIVE , go to Harmony Hall FOR TUNING

 4:10 CHOIR warm up in Heritage Hall enter at MAIN ENTRANCE  pm turn LEFT

STRINGS tuning TIMES : 4 pm Advance
                                           4:05 Intermediates 
                                           4:20 Beginners
             Enter at MAIN ENTRANCE  Turn RIGHT to Harmony Hall
                                                      

4:30 to 5:30 pm FULL REHEARSAL for ALL students in HERITAGE HALL
5:30 Break- Bring a small snack if you think your child will be be hungry- they will join into refreshments after the concert  
5:50 Concert set up time

 
WHAT to WEAR MATT t-shirts, dress pants/skirt/  dress shoes DRESS UP!

WHAT to BRING your instrument, stand , concert music in concert order in folder
                           invite all your family and friends! 
No admission fee is charged, but there may be a collection taken during the event.

                                        PARENTS HELP 
CONCERT REFRESHMENTS  Thank you Intermediate Parent Mercy Mantey for organizing the refreshment sign up!~!Linette Gowe and Mercy are co-ordinators concert day- all are asked to help clean up afterwards. Thank you.

CONCERT DAY TASKS Ivone has been organizing some Parent help for the concert day.  Thanks to all who are willing to help. After the concert we have to return the hall to its "natural state" before leaving. If students and parents all help it is a quick clean up. 

PHOTOGRAPHERS NEEDED.We do need good photos of our events, for use in grant applications, etc, and "for the record"  

Please send Andrea a few of your favorite shots of the concert groups, tuning room shots, food table etc. etc.

HOMEWORK THIS WEEK

All students are now in concert preparation mode for the next two weeks

Find all your concert pieces below and practice each one for perfect timing, tuning, bowing   and  beautiful sound.
When you play remember this is your gift to your friends and family in the audience. They will be proud of your efforts!

CONCERT PROGRAM

BEGINNERS: 
  Twinkles- Mississippi Hot dog. Mississippi mississippi,  Run pony, Long Bows
   Long, Long Ago- to be played from memory
                                                  piano  accompanist  Cecilia Lee

PRACTICE Northern River (played at end of concert)

INTERMEDIATE ENSEMBLE : PS: CECILIA has selected our two ensembles
                        ALLEGRO  Jasjeet , Sofija and Raechel 

MATT CHORUS: 1.When Children Join Hands and Sing. 
                           2.Hymn to Freedom. Words:
                           3. Look to this Day! 


ADVANCED ENSEMBLE: BRANLE 
                         Mya Leah Leila and Elizabeth 

INTERMEDIATES:
1.Water Music Dances 1 and 3 
2. Crepuscule - bar 1 to 47 skip to bar 108 to the end
3. Mexican Hat Dance Ms Yoshi students only
3  Happy Blues
PRACTICE Northern River (played at end of concert) 


CELLO SOLO: Johan Ragoobar: Rigadoon

ADVANCED:
1. Sarabande from Suite Francaise 
2. Harry Potter: 
3. Ave Verum:
4. Beauty and the Beast - to bar 69
5  Fiddlers Three: 
PRACTICE Northern River (played at end of concert) 

STAFF ENSEMBLE: Rondo from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mozart

CONCERT FINALE : ALL STAFF and STUDENTS " Northern River"

                                    HAVE A SUCCESSFUL AND ENJOYABLE SHOW!

YEAR END DATES and SUMMER INFO

TUESDAY JUNE 5: Year - end AWARDS CELEBRATION  4 to 6pm in Ms Currie’s yard-very close to the Towers 
!MATT Certificates and Special Teacher Awards are presented.
WHAT to BRING:
NO INSTRUMENTS! Bring your bathing suit if you know how to swim. 
All swimmers MUST be supervised by his/her parent at all times! 
A qualified life guard has been hired .

SUMMER MATT Activities
1. Have your child continue playing and learning over the summer if you can-                 especially beginners. Schedule a few lessons-a great motivator.

2 . MATT BOOTHS at Brampton Farmers' Market:  PROMO of MATT  program                                     June 30, July 14, August 11 and Sept 1st 
ADVANCED CLASS MARKET PERFORMANCES June 30th and August 11. 
A reply is requested from all Adv class Parents re: attending this event.  

 MARKET BOOTH HELP  Please Email andrea@musicatthetowers to                                     volunteer for your  available date(s) and shift times
                                  7 to 10:30 or 10:30 to 1pm We NEED your help!.

3. Private lessons continue for participating students and teachers
4. June 6 till mid. August - MATT office is closed. 

5. August  13: ADVANCED AUDITIONS schedule  posted for Advanced class applicants and current ADV. students.  Auditions are held end of August. Audition Requirements are available now- see bulletin Board or ask your teacher for a copy of the requirenments. 

6. Beginners Registration: August 13 to September  11. Classes start September 18

7. Advanced and Intermediate Registration: August 13 to September  8.Classes start Sept 11th 

COUNTING DOWN TO CONCERT DAY

May 16, 2018
PARENT NOTES

FINAL  THREE WEEKS: of MATT 2018/19 :

   Tuesday May 22-  not at the TOWERS  -   (final) CLASS REHEARSALS for ALL
             at HOLLAND CHRISTIAN HOMES  (HCH) 7900 McLaughlin Rd South :

  • Enter  at "MAIN ENTRANCE" door
  •    parking at HCH You may park in any spot which is NOT labeled RESERVED                                                     
  •    TIMES of arrival :Choral  Rehearsal 5:45 to 6:10 including  Northern River at 6pm
                            Tuesday and Thursday Beginnersarrive 3:45 class 4:00 -4:45 stay for                                                                                                              Northern River t 5:45 if possible
                           Tuesday and Thursday Intermediatesarrive 4:45 class 5 to 5:45 
                           Advanced :arrive 5:45 class  6 -7pm
  • bring your instrument, stand , concert music
  • wear casual /school clothing    

CONCERT  Tuesday May 29: Holland Christian Homes- Heritage Hall,7900 McLaughlin Rd. S 

DRESS REHEARSAL
4:15 pm  ALL students arrive at  
4:30 to 5:30 pm FULL REHEARSAL  
5:30 Break- Bring a small snack if you think your child will be be hungry- they will join into refreshments after the concert  
5:50 Concert set up time

FINALE SHOWCASE CONCERT 
6 pm  to 7:15 pm 
WHAT to WEAR MATT t-shirts, dress pants/skirt/  dress shoes DRESS UP!

WHAT to BRING your instrument, stand , concert music in folder
                           invite all your family and friends- no admission fee.
                                        
HOMEWORK THIS WEEK

All students are now in concert preparation mode for the next two weeks

Find all your concert pieces below and practice each one for perfect timing, tuning, bowing   and  beautiful sound.
When you have worked hard to learn your part, the concert is a an amazing musical experience for you and your audience!!

CONCERT PROGRAM

BEGINNERS: 
  Twinkles- Mississippi Hot dog. Mississippi mississippi,  Run pony, Long Bows
   Long, Long Ago- to be played from memory
                                                  piano  accompanist  Cecilia Lee

Northern River (at end of concert)
Please note: Scarborough Fair is off the program,  deferred to next year

INTERMEDIATE ENSEMBLE : PS: CECILIA has selected our two ensembles
                        MAY SONG  Jasjeet, Sofija and Raechel Trio    

MATT CHORUS: 1.When Children Join Hands and Sing. 
                           2.Hymn to Freedom. Words:
                           3. Look to this Day! 


ADVANCED ENSEMBLE: Bransle PS: CECILIA has selected our two ensembles
                         Mya Leah Leila and Elizabeth Quartet

INTERMEDIATES:
1.Water Music Dances 1 and 3 
2. Crepuscule - bar 1 to 47 skip to bar 108 to the end
3 `Happy Blues
Northern River ((at end of concert)
Please note Scarborough Fair is off the program, deferred to next year

CELLO SOLO: Johan Ragoobar: Rigadoon

ADVANCED:
1. Sarabande from Suite Francaise 
2. Harry Potter: 
3. Ave Verum:
4. Beauty and the Beast - to bar 69

5  Fiddlers Three: 

STAFF ENSEMBLE: Rondo from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mozart

CONCERT FINALE : ALL STAFF and STUDENTS " Northern River"



PARENTS:CONCERT REFRESHMENTS  It is our tradition to serve  refreshments to our concert guests, including residents of HCH.  Please sign up to bring something beverage / snack / fruit.Thank you Intermediate Parent Mercy Mantey for organizing the sign up!~!

Linette Gowe and mercy will be the co-ordinators- all are asked to help on cocnert days,  who will manage the set up and clean up. Please help!. Thank you.



YEAR END DATES and SUMMER INFO

TUESDAY JUNE 5: Year - end AWARDS CELEBRATION  4 to 6pm Ms Currie’s yard!
NO INSTRUMENTS! Bring your bathing suit if you know how to swim. 
All swimmers MUST be supervised by his/her parent at all times! 
A qualified life guard has been hired .

SUMMER MATT Activities
1. Have your child continue playing and learning over the summer if you can- especially beginners. Schedule a few lessons-a great motivator.

2 . MATT Booths at Brampton Farmers' Market:  June 30, July 14, August 11 and Sept 1st
for program promotion 

 Email andrea@musicatthetowers to volunteer for your  available date(s) 
               Shift times: 7 to 10:30 or 10:30 to 1pm We NEED your help!.

3.   Advanced students perform the June 30 and  and August 11 dates. 
Please mark these into your calendar! 


4. June 6 till mid. August - MATT office is closed

5. August  13: Auditions schedule  posted for Advanced class applicants and current students.  Auditions are held end of August. Audition Requirements are available now. 

6. Beginners Registration: August 13 to September  11. Classes start September 18

7. Advanced and Intermediate Registration: August 13 to September  7.Classes start Sept 11th 

ROUNDING THE LAST CORNERS

May 10, 2018

PARENTS NOTES
1. PLAYATHON  II :please return all funds with a copy of your Pledge sheet
We will announce the gift card prize winner at the concert!

THANK YOU to ALL who attended and performed at the PLAY A THON, 
especially Johan Ragoobar, who played 20 min.solo to keep the music going!




2. PARENT INTERVIEWS: all strings parents are required to have an interview with Ms Currie. Your child's report will be available at this meeting along with discussion about the program and other items. 


3. This week MAy 14 to 19th is the last week of classes at the Towers.
The following week we have combined  Beginner and  Intermediate Classes at the Tuesday dress rehearsal at Holland Christian Homes. See details below :


Tuesday May 22-  not at the TOWERS  -DRESS (final) CLASS REHEARSALS-  

  HELD at Heritage Hall,m HOLLAND CHRISTIAN HOMES - ,7900 McLaughlin Rd South 
parking at HCH You may park in any spot which is NOT labeled RESERVED. 
                                         bring your instrument, stand , concert music
                                          wear casual /school clothing
                                                          
TIMES of arrival Tuesday and Thursday Beginners: arrive 3:45 class 4:00 -4:45 
                           Tuesday and Thursday Intermediates: arrive 4:45 class 5 to 5:45 a
                           Advanced:arrive 5:45 class  6 -7pm 
YEAR END DATES and INFO

Tuesday May 29: FINALE SHOWCASE CONCERT 6 to 7:15pm
 at Holland Christian Homes- Heritage Hall,7900 McLaughlin Rd South 
                                        
ALL students arrive at 4:15 pm FULL REHEARSAL 4:30 to 5:45 pm
Wear MATT t-shirts, dress pants/shoes DRESS UP!
Bring your instrument, stand , concert music

PARENTS: It is our tradition to serve  all who perform and attend, including residents of HCH.  Please bring refreshments. Mid -May we will post a sign-up sheet in class. Sign up to bring your choice of beverage / snack / fruit. It is always a feast of  wonderful variety!

This will be co-organized by two parents,  who will manage the set up and clean up. Please help!. Thank you.


YEAR END DATES and SUMMER INFO
TUESDAY JUNE 5: Year - end AWARDS CELEBRATION  4 to 6pm Ms Currie’s yard!
NO INSTRUMENTS! Bring your bathing suit if you know how to swim. 
All swimmers MUST be supervised by his/her parent at all times!

SUMMER MATT Activities
Please have your child continue playing and learning over the summer if oyu can- especially beginner. Schedule a few lessons wiht Amir- great mitivator

MATT Booths at Brampton Farmers' Market
We are pleased to have  been granted  4 market booth dates at the Brampton Farmers' Market this summer. This has proven to be a great and fun way to get the word out about the program.We will need about 4 -5 parents to help each morning.So try to help at least one Saturday!
The dates are JUNE 30, JULY 14, AUGUST 11 and  SEPTEMBER 1. The Advanced students will perform the June and August dates. Please mark these into your calendar! 

 Please let us know if you can do one or both of the shifts on any of these dates. 
Shift times: 7 to 10:30 or 10:30 to 1pm We NEED your help!. 


    June 6 till mid. August - MATT office is closed

                                Advanced Auditions Mid August schedule posting

                                MATT Registration: Mid August - September 14



HOMEWORK: 



BEGINNERS: 


ALL Students and Parents are asked to help bring in pledges - funds to be handed  in at class or at interview.



1.. CONCERT Scarborough Fair- write in note names and practice  bar 1 to 27 skip to bar 38 to the end
2..For note learning and review: Strictly Strings Page 17 - all
3. Scale of D 


4. Scale of G


5. CONCERT Long, Long Ago- to be played from memory

6. CONCERT Twinkles- 4 ways to play: Long Bows and three rhythms: Mississippi Hot dog. Mississippi mississippi,  Run pony
Practice a different one every day!
7. CONCERT FINALE: Northern River- name all your notes for next class and practice the new bowings

INTERMEDIATES
ALL Students and Parents are asked to help bring in pledges-funds to be handed in  in class or at interview. 
1. CONCERT Scarborough Fair- LISTEN on YOU TUBE! Will accompany choir
2.. Scales of D and G
3. CONCERT Water Music Dances 1 and 3 all
4. CONCERT Crepuscule - bar 1 to 55 skip to bar 108 to the end
5. CONCERT `Happy Blues- Review ALL  Work on CODA ending and "road map"
6.  CONCERT FINALE : Northern River

ADVANCED
ALL Students and Parents are asked to help bring in pledges-funds to be handed in May in class or at interview. 
please mark you Calendar for two summer performances at the farmers market-  
JUNE 30 and AUGUST 11 at  11 AM
ALL for the  CONCERT :
1. SARABANDE and GIGUE from Suite Francaise- 
2. Fiddlers Three: "FIDDLE Style"- use elbow motion/strong arm weight/ fuller bows 
3. Ave Verum: careful attention to BOWINGS- correct slurs,  perfect tuning 
4. Beauty and the Beast - to bar 69
5. Harry Potter: to bar 77- work on dynamics and strong ending!
6.  CONCERT FINALE : Northern River


 when you practice, work to MAKE BEAUTIFUL SOUNDS!