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Where is everyone?

Posted by Lisa Kitzke on February 12, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Wednesday eve I was lucky to attend a rehearsal out at Schauer Center thanks to an invite from Linda Tennies. I had the chance to observe both Bravura and Presto strings....but work ran late and so did I. I was able to arrive just as the young ones were packing up their instruments...next time Presto strings-next time. So, I stuck around and played with Bravura for their practice. I was happy to see the structure to the rehearsal. That's cool. The kids new what to play and when. They also have a great sense of what to work on for the following week. Rather than taking an entire piece and giving it to kids it's always sensible to assign sections-not entire symphonies! Ask any students of mind...disect every piece. Otherwise it's so often way too overwhelming. Especially for the beginners out there. I was amazed however at the lack of really developed players in stronger numbers. No fault of anyone's really--just surprised with the fact that there are so many string players out there that could be great players, but don't wander outside the box. And what I mean by box is-school. So where is everyone? Surely there must be kids that would love to hang out with other musicians and make music (oh, and have fun?!). I know the years I was in  MYSO (Music for Youth back in my day) were FANTASTIC! We Washington County citizens have opportunities here too....GET INVOLVED EVERYONE! I'm hopeful for the future...there is plenty of potential out there with so many involved in our string programs just in public schools alone. Now to develop and cultivate! I knew I loved gardening...just never applied to music before! Happy Notes everyone~

Lis

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