Are you interested in joining a Community Band? For intermediate-level musicians of any age, regardless of band experience. Whether you have played in your school band, participated in Suzuki groups, or have only played solo, this is a great step to develop skills of working in a group band setting. Participants must be able to read music and should have at least 2 years’ experience on their instrument (percussion, brass, and woodwind). The program will be adjusted to the needs and abilities of the group, and may include chamber music breakout sessions or full ensemble work. The program season will end with a performance for family and friends!
Community Band typically meets in the Summer months, more details to come!
New! Circle Singing (Ages 12-Adult)
Circle Singing is an opportunity to explore your singing voice in a safe, informal, and mistake-free environment. Through the use of chant, call-and-response, easy-to-learn songs, and improvisation, a singing circle group is accessible to beginning singers, but can also challenge the experienced vocalist. These gatherings are fun and community building, as well as a chance to gain confidence in singing. Open to all ability levels. Registration required, register for one or all three sessions.
Instructor: Sarah Kaufold is a professional singer and conductor who believes everyone can discover their capacity to sing and how to share their voice. With extensive vocal and choral training, Sarah is experienced in cultivating group singing and instructing vocal technique. She currently directs choirs with Consonare Choral Community, a non-profit choral group based in Mansfield.
Location: Lenard Hall
Sun., Sept. 24 (230450-A)
Sun., Oct. 22 (230450-B)
Sun., Nov. 12 (230450-C)
Times: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Fee Per Date: $10 for residents, $20 for non-residents
Beginner Suzuki Violin Program (Ages 4+)
The Suzuki philosophy emphasizes how learning music in the early years is crucial for developing mental processes and muscle coordination, the method allows for the learning of skills through musicianship starting at a very young age. Suzuki programs emphasize active parent involvement, responsibility, encouragement, and constant repetition, etc. in the learning process in both individual and group lesson settings. This program section is for the beginner. The weekly group class will reinforce skills learned in individual lessons while also providing a social element utilizing organized group activities. Currently accepting Suzuki Violin Book 1 and 2 students. Those beyond Suzuki Violin Book 2 are welcome to register for traditional private lessons until group lessons become available for Books 3 and 4. Suzuki Violin Groups will be held on Fridays 5-5:45pm (10 weeks), with 10- 30 minute private lessons offered on Wednesday afternoons/evenings and Friday afternoons. Please register for Suzuki using the activity number below. You will be contacted to arrange your private lesson time. Parent participation in lessons is required. Instrument rental and book materials are not included.
Instructor: Bobby Luan
Location: Lenard Hall Group Class Dates: Fri., Oct. 6 - Dec. 15 (10 classes) *no lessons Thanksgiving week
Group Class Time: 5-5:45 p.m., Individual lesson times arranged after registration.
Fee: $430 for residents, $440 for non-residents *fee includes weekly 30-minute individual lessons and weekly 45 minute group class.
Activity #: 230105-A