West County Strings’ 2018 Spring Festival is set for the afternoon of Sunday, April 29. Dress rehearsals will run from 1:00-3:00 p.m., and the concert will begin at 3:30 p.m. Reception to follow. All events will be held at Chesterfield Presbyterian Church, 15037 Clayton Rd. Read on for everything you need to know about the day!
Who Have You Invited?
For the past few years, we have been grateful to be welcomed to hold our Spring Festival at Chesterfield Presbyterian Church. The space is awesome. It is also large! Your children have all worked so hard this semester to prepare for this concert, and we want them to have an audience as wonderful as their playing! So,
***We’re asking every student, every sibling, and every parent to invite at least one friend, classmate, colleague, or neighbor to come***
It will be a great afternoon of music, and there’s food and drinks to follow!
Now, I know you might be thinking, “Other families will invite people, I don’t need to do it.” If that’s you, then this message is specifically for you! Bring someone along. It’s always a wonderful time.
Dress Rehearsal Schedule
– 1:00 p.m: Vivaldi 4 Seasons
– 1:20 p.m: Bach Double
– 1:40 p.m: Violas (Lully Gavotte, Musette, Etude, Swanee River)
– 2:00 p.m: Humoresque, Boccherini Minuet, Hunter’s Chorus
– 2:30 p.m: Gossec Gavotte, Minuet 2, Perpetual Motion, Allegro
– 2:45 p.m: Song of the Wind, Lightly Row, Twinkles, Chicken on a Fencepost, Old Brass Wagon, Paw Paw Patch
***Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled rehearsal start time in order to allow time to unpack, tune, and be prepared to begin right on time!***
We ask that all students and their families wear their “Sunday best” for all performances. This means no jeans, no tennis shoes or sandals, and no t-shirts. Ball gowns and tuxedos are certainly not required, either! Dress slacks, button-down shirts, and dress shoes are suitable for boys, and tasteful dresses or skirts/dress pants and blouses are appropriate for girls.
***All students whose performance requires sheet music must have their music in a black, 1/2-inch, 3-ring binder, preferably in plastic sheet protectors.***
Do you have a favorite treat that is your specialty? A punch recipe that is to die for? Are you able to pick up a box of cookies or crackers or a bag of fruit on your way? If so, we would love to have your contributions to this year’s reception.
***You can sign up online, or in the studio during your lesson.***
We are extremely grateful for your help!
Still Wondering… ?
Not sure if you know all the pieces you’ll be playing? Check out the Spring Festival ’18 Repertoire List. If you have any other questions at all, don’t hesitate to ask your teacher in your lesson or Mr. Brad at group class. Speaking of group class, we only have classes the evenings of 4/17 and 4/24 left to prepare! So we hope to see you there!