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SCCS office hours for the week of 7/24/17 are: Monday and Tuesday from  9:00 am - noon, Wednesday from 12 - 4:00 pm. The office will be closed on Thursday and Friday. The Uniform Sale and registration packet pick-up is from 4:00 - 7:00 pm in St. Michael's Social Hall and the Cafeteria on Wednesday, July 26.
Extracurriculars » Orchestra

Orchestra

As we prepare for the second half of the year, we are pleased to share with you that Erika Hammerschmidt and Anna Peters will be able to continue to provide instruction to our orchestra students.  Please read through the program descriptions carefully and return your enrollment intent for the second half of the year and payment (see below) by Friday, January 6, 2017. 


Beginning Strings Orchestra, Mrs. Peters

Full ensemble meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 am – 9:00 am.  Cost for this ensemble-only experience is $175/semester.  Mrs. Peters is the instructor.  

A year of individual lessons are required prior to participating in SCCS’s Beginning Strings Orchestra.  Students should know how to read notes on the staff comfortably. Several of our current beginner musicians have made arrangements with external instructors for individual lessons. This is completely fine. However, if your child does not currently have an instructor, Mrs. Hammerschmidt is available for individual lessons at SCCS.  A 25-minute individual weekly lesson (to be held 1x/week at SCCS during the school day) may be added for an additional $75/semester, for a total cost of $250/semester.  Mrs. Hammerschmidt will work with classroom teachers to avoid students missing core courses.  

Advanced Strings Orchestra, Mrs. Hammerschmidt
Full ensemble meets Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:00 am – 9:00 am.  Cost for this ensemble-only experience is $175/semester. Mrs. Hammerschmidt is the instructor.

Individual lessons are required to participate in SCCS’s Advanced Strings Orchestra.  Several of our current advanced musicians have made arrangements with external instructors for individual lessons. This is completely fine. However, if your child does not currently have an instructor, Mrs. Hammerschmidt is available for individual lessons at SCCS.  A 25-minute individual weekly lesson (to be held 1x/week at SCCS during the school day) may be added for an additional $75/semester, for a total cost of $250/semester.  Mrs. Hammerschmidt will work with classroom teachers to avoid students missing core courses.  

Chamber Ensemble, Mrs. Hammerschmidt
This is an audition-based ensemble, offered to advanced string and wind musicians.
Full ensemble meets Mondays and Thursdays, 8:00 – 9:00 am
Sectionals meet:  Tuesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 am, rotating schedule.
This ensemble is open to all string and wind instrumentalists who have completed two years of instruction. The student musician must be currently enrolled in either our Advanced Strings Orchestra or our Intermediate or Advanced Band program offered through Hill-Murray. There is NO additional cost to participate in the Chamber Ensemble; this amazing opportunity is made possible with proceeds from the Evening for the Arts fundraising event.