It All Comes Down to This

Tomorrow night, the 17th day of May in the two-thousand-and-eighteenth year of our Common Era at precisely 7 bells of the postmeridian half of the day, we’ll be onstage at LZMSN to make some noise, break some eggs, make some omelettes — musically speaking. I’m just writing to wish you well on everything you’ll be Read more about It All Comes Down to This[…]

A Message from The Viper

Hey, Orchestras of the Lake of Zurich and the Middle School of the North. Yes! This is the Viper, and beginning on April 27, I’ll be coming — I hope — to vipe avay some of the cobvebs in your musical brains as I drag you kicking and screaming into the strange and wonderful world Read more about A Message from The Viper[…]

Newsletter (April 2018)

Upcoming Events DATE EVENT NOTES Friday, Apr 27 Composer in Residence Workshop #1 The Viper, our composer in residence, workshops with both orchestras and in 8th grade lessons. Tuesday, May 9 Composer in Residence Workshop #2 The Viper returns to workshop with both orchestras, in 6th grade lessons, and with Prima Musica. Thursday, May 17 Read more about Newsletter (April 2018)[…]

Reflections (March 2018)

We got through February & March in a blaze! The orchestra’s hard work paid off at our recent performances. On February 23, many students performed solos or in small ensembles at Solo & Ensemble Contest. Check out the performers who received perfect scores at the previous article, “Congratulations S&E Performers!“. Then on March 7, the Read more about Reflections (March 2018)[…]

Newsletter (March 2018)

Upcoming Events DATE EVENT NOTES Wednesday, Mar 7 North StringFest String Festival with Middle School and Elementary Orchestras Saturday, Mar 10 Organization Contest Chamber Orchestra performing at Regional Contest Thursday, May 17 Final Concert Final concert of the year.  Wednesday, May 23 Awards Banquet Celebrate our Achievements in Orchestra.   North StringFest We are gearing Read more about Newsletter (March 2018)[…]

Newsletter (Jan/Feb 2018)

Upcoming Events DATE EVENT NOTES Wednesday, Feb 21 Bistro Nite Optional opportunity for Solo & Ensemble participants to perform their piece in front of an audience. Saturday, Feb 24 Solo & Ensemble Contest All 7th & 8th graders and many 6th graders performing solos and/or in small ensembles. Wednesday, Mar 7 North StringFest String Festival Read more about Newsletter (Jan/Feb 2018)[…]

We are learning to Collaborate!

So the other day, Mr. Broach was out sick and gave instructions to the Intermezzo Orchestra (6th graders) to run rehearsal with student conductors. Don’t worry it wasn’t anything new, as we had practiced many times with students conducting the orchestra. The only difference was that Mr. Broach wasn’t around to help out – just Read more about We are learning to Collaborate![…]