Violin Choir I News

For our last concert, we will perform "I am your Mama" by Dawn Landes (Callan's mom) and "Finale from Surprise Symphony" by Joseph Haydn. Two very different songs! "I'm your Mama" was composed in 2017, "Surprise Symphony" was written in 1792. We will try making different tones and sound for each song.  Download G major Scale (pdf - 166.93 KB) Download Finale from Surprise Symphony (pdf - 1.26 MB… read more about Third Concert Cycle (Last April Concert) »

Welcome to Violin Choir 1! Our classes are on Saturdays, September 9 through December 2 (no class on November 25) in room 101 from 2:15-3:15pm  Please arrive 5 minutes early to get unpacked and ready to tune. The repertoire will be: Bohemian Song and Martin's March.  We will have folders with music printed out for you on the first class on September 9th  and there is no expectation to practice for this first rehearsal. We will have a good time working on sight reading and marking… read more about Violin Choir 1, 1st concert cycle »

Congratulations for the great performance on Saturday!   For our final concert on April 29th, we will work on G major and Bach's Minuet 1, and a new piece by Polish Composer Górecki "Dla Jasiunia (For Jasiunia)" which the composer dedicated this piece for his grandson. All choirs and orchestras will play a piece by J.S. Bach to dedicate the concert for Mr. Sam Hammond who passed away about 2 years ago. He was our beloved pianist to accompany DUSS students at solo recitals and choir concerts for years. He… read more about Third Concert Cycle (April concert) 2023 »

Thank you for the great first concert! We begin to play together well. For the next concert, we will try two songs both in two voices. we'll learn pizzicato and slurs, more complicated bow use and distribution. Let's keep making good sound and music!  Download D major scale (pdf - 154.19 KB) Download Dance Josey (pdf - 260.18 KB) Download Gypsy Love Song (pdf… read more about Second Concert Cycle (February concert) 2022-2023 »

  Welcome to Violin Choir 1! Our classes are on Saturdays, September 10 through December 10 (no class on November 26) in room 104 from 10-11am  Please arrive 5 minutes early to get unpacked and ready to tune. The repertoire will be: Down the Station and Kanon. We will have folders with music printed out for you on the first class on September 10th  and there is no expectation to practice for this first rehearsal. We will have a good time working on sight reading and marking sections in our… read more about Violin Choir 1 1st fall concert cycle »

Hello Violin Choir 1! Our spring 2021 schedule is 3/13, 3/27, 4/17, 5/1* and 5/15*, 2-3pm at Baldwin Tent. (* dates are recording dates) We will be working on simple G major songs. Please warm up and learn the G major scale if you haven't done yet at your private lessons, and start with "She will be coming around the mountain when she comes". This is really fun duet that we combine pizzicato and double stops! Please work on both parts with your private teacher. I upload another song "Blue Bells of Scotland" for an… read more about Spring 2021 Repertoire »

Hello Violin Choir 1. Here are the music we'll work on this semester. It will be uncertain semester but we'll try our best to have fun playing together. Download(s): A_major_scale copy.pdf D major scale.pdf Oh! Susanna (duet).pdf Scherzando.pdf read more about Fall 2020 Repertoire »

On the blog, you will find the music that we will be working on throughout the upcoming months. You will receive a folder with all the music, but if you lose a piece of music, you can print it off here to continue practicing it. I will also post updates on what we will be playing for our 3 concerts, and any other messages to the group.  Here is some additional information about the class: Parents are always welcome to stay as observers. Please arrive early enough to get ready to start on time. Try not to miss… read more about Welcome to the Violin Choir 1 2019-2020 Students and Families »

Thank you so much for making Baroque theme concert special last weekend, March 3rd. I was pleasantly surprised that many students expressed how much they love the Minuet we played.  I think playing Arkansas Traveler alongside VC3 was a lot of fun, too. Here is the music for the end of year concert. "She will be coming around the mountain" has new elements like left hand pizzicato and double stops. "Soldiers Joy" is a fun fiddle tune a bit longer than what we've worked on so far. It will be… read more about Third Concert Cycle »

Thank you for a great concert on Saturday, Nov. 11. It was very special to play Orange Blossom Special with everyone!  Now here are music for the next concert cycle. G major scale is from Suzuki Book 1 most of you have. Minuet could be challenging and it is in two parts! But I believe we can do this. Please work on both top and bottom line. Arkansas Traveler will be played with Violin Choir 3 at the concert. It will be like smaller scale of Orange Blossom Special. It will be fun. Download(s): Minuet.pdf G major… read more about Second Concert Cycle, March 2018 »

Hi Violin Choir 1! Our exciting 50th anniversary concert is coming up. You did great rehearsing with Beginner Violins and Cello Choir last Saturday. We'll have a great performance.  Here is the infomation about the day of the concert, Saturday, November 11th. 10-10:30am regular class in room #104                                                            … read more about November 11th schedule and concert  »

Hi Violin Choir 1 families, Thank you so much for great music making this year! I truly had great time with each one of you and learned a lot from everyone. This Saturday, April 29th will be our last day of group class and a concert. The rehearsal is at 11am in Nelson Music Room. The concert is at 4pm at the same location. Please be there by 3:30pm so that we can tune and line up.  The children grew up so much and progressed well during this school year. Probably I won't see many… read more about Thank you for great music making VC1 »