Spring Concert 2019

The Lake Zurich MSN Orchestra’s final concert of the 2018-19 school year will be held on May 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM at LZMSN. In addition to performing music from our rich history, the students will be working with a real live composer, Dr. Ryan Jerving (aka The Viper) who, I’m sure, may insert a Read more about Spring Concert 2019[…]

…and it WAS another day.

by The Viper (original article at theviper.org) A couple weeks ago now, The Viper showed up on May 17, 2018 and did his duty as Composer in Residence with the Orchestras of Lake Zurich Middle School North under the direction of Mr. Riley Broach. You can read about this program and how we all approached it Read more about …and it WAS another day.[…]

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)[…]

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)[…]

On the Road Again. Probably Hwy 45 Mostly.

by Ryan Jerving, The Viper The Viper, His Famous Orchestra, his ukulele, his jug, his suitcase, and his liver all make their way to down to Lake Zurich, Illinois this Friday, Nov. 17, to offer up a pre-Thanksgiving cornucopia of musical nourishment to the students and families of the Lake Zurich Middle School North Orchestras. Read more about On the Road Again. Probably Hwy 45 Mostly.[…]

We came, we sang, we kicked tubs!

Hey, good people… The orchestra concert last night was a great time! It was a musical celebration featuring music for singing, dancing, loving, gondoliering, and dreaming. Oh yeah, and nightmares too. The orchestras prepared their music for the past few months and showed off their hard work last night with some memorable moments. They performed music Read more about We came, we sang, we kicked tubs![…]

Newsletter (May 2017)

Upcoming Events DATE EVENT NOTES May 9 The Viper Workshop #2 Our Composer in Residence, The Viper returns for a second workshop to check in on our progress of his music. May 18 The Viper Workshop #3 Yet again, The Viper returns for a third workshop to put the finishing touches on our evening performance. May 18 Read more about Newsletter (May 2017)[…]

Knock, Knock. Who’s There? It’s The Viper

written by The Viper Middle school denizens of the Northern territory of District 95, Lake of Zurich, United State of Illinois: The Viper comes in peace but he comes with washtub, jug, and, probably a cümbüş (don’t ask) in hand. Beyond that date, there be monsters. But fear not: we’re just that good. I’m looking Read more about Knock, Knock. Who’s There? It’s The Viper[…]