Training Orchestra Information & Registration

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Training Orchestra:

Training Orchestra meets weekly on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 pm beginning mid to late October through the end of April at Maple St. Magnet School for the Arts in their School Band Room. NOTE for 2018: Our start date has been pushed into November from the dates that were earlier posted. The start date for our 2018-2019 Season of Training Orchestra will be Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Maple St Magnet School for the Arts
922 W. Maple St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

For a map to Maple St. Magnet School for the Arts, click here.

The 2018-2019 Training Orchestra will begin rehearsing on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, and will include a parent information meeting.

The KJSS Training Orchestra was developed to give young area string players an opportunity to reinforce the essential basic skills so important to their success. We will concentrate on bow-hand and arm use, left-hand position, and technical advancement such as pre-vibrato, pre-shifting, and exploration of bow strokes used in orchestra playing. A portion of the hour will be dedicated to the rehearsal of music that will be performed at an end of the year concert and pizza party. This will be another exciting year for the KJSS Training Orchestra students as they will also be performing on the Prep Strings Concert in May.

Complete a Registration Form to be a part of this Season’s 2018-2019 Training Orchestra:

  • School Music Teachers & Private Lesson Teachers: click here.
  • Parents: If your child’s teacher has suggested that your child is ready for Training Orchestra, click here.

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