The ADVANCED GROUP is our "entrance level" orchestra and is perfect for students who have completed 1-3 full years of playing in schools or in private lessons, and are very comfortable reading music. We have annual openings for violin, viola, cello, bass and piano.
The ADVANCED GROUP plays level 2-3 string orchestra music, which has basic rhythms including whole notes, half notes, quarter notes and eighth notes. Emphasis is placed on solidifying the basics in the art of orchestral playing in addition to paying attention to notes, counting, dynamics, bowings and other musical "special effects". The ADVANCED GROUP will often join the EXTREME group for a piece each concert.
Twelve consecutive weekly rehearsals for the ADVANCED GROUP are from 6:30-8:00pm, with a 6:15pm arrival time for tuning. Got Strings rehearses at Souderton Mennonite Church. There is a comfortable waiting room just outside the rehearsal room's door for parents to sit and read, chat or do computer work!
The rehearsal's conductor is available to talk to parents after rehearsals. Mrs. Edgell is available for questions from the parents by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 267-374-1032.
“Got Strings? has given me opportunity to play challenging pieces. It also allows me to be able to work together in a smaller group setting. Most of all, my viola playing has improved since joining Got Strings!! The Got Strings members are friendly and supportive. I love Got Strings!!!”
~ Ben Steinman 2015