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    HOW DO I JOIN THE SGASD STRING ORCHESTRA PROGRAM IN 3 EASY STEPS?

     

     

    STEP 1:  WHAT IS A STRING INSTRUMENT?


    ~Please check out this link to find out more about the String Instruments!

    https://www.bepartofthemusic.org/group/index.php?id=3360

     

    ~MRS. GROSS'S VIDEO ( SHOWN AT SCHOOL) ON JOINING THE STRING ORCHESTRA PROGRAM

     

    ~FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE STRING INSTRUMENTS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:)

    https://www.bepartofthemusic.org/bpoto/index.html

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    https://www.bepartofthemusic.org/group/index.php?id=3360

     
     
     
    STEP 2:  HOW DOES A STRING PROGRAM WORK DURING SCHOOL?
     
    DIGITAL "HANDOUTS" FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE STRING FAMILY OF INSTRUMENTS AND THE  SGASD STRING PROGRAM:
     
     
     
     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    STEP 3:  HOW DO I GET MY CHILD AN INSTRUMENT ( AND OTHER INSTRUMENT INFORMATION?

      

     

     ****  YOU MAY GET YOUR INSTRUMENT WHERE YOU WISH.  HOWEVER, GETTING AN INSTRUMENT FROM MENCHEY'S GETS YOU A REPAIR PLAN - MEANING IF THE INSTRUMENT BREAKS, GETS RUN OVER BY A CAR ( YES THIS HAPPENS),  IS STOLEN..... MENCHEY'S WILL REPAIR / REPLACE FOR FREE.  IF YOU GET AN INSTRUMENT ONLINE AND SOMETHING HAPPENS TO IT, THE REPAIR/REPLACEMENT COST WILL BE ON THE PARENT/GUARDIAN.  IF YOU DECIDE TO BUY ONLINE, BE CAREFUL OF INSTRUMENTS MADE IN ASIA AS THE QUALITY IS USUALLY NOT GOOD.  ALSO, STRING INSTRUMENTS ARE SIZED TO THE STUDENT.  AS THE STUDENT GROWS, THEY WILL NEED THE NEXT SIZE INSTRUMENT UNTIL THEY GET TO THE FULL SIZE.  MENCHEY'S GIVES YOU 100% OF YOUR MONEY TOWARD THE NEXT SIZE INSTRUMENT.  IF YOU BUY ONLINE AND NEED TO GET THE NEXT SIZE INSTRUMENT, YOU WILL NEED TO BUY IT OUTRIGHT AND TRY TO FIND SOMEONE TO BUY THE SMALLER INSTRUMENT.  JUST SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT AS YOU CONSIDER JOINING THE STRING PROGRAM HERE AT SGASD. 

     

     

    BEFORE YOU RENT OR BUY A STRING INSTRUMENT, YOU NEED TO KNOW THE SIZE INSTRUMENT YOUR CHILD NEEDS.  WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING, I WILL NEED TO DEPEND ON THE PARENT/GUARDIAN OR MENCHEY MUSIC TO SIZE THE STUDENT.  BELOW IS SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION TO GUIDE YOU IN GETTING THE BEST SIZE INSTRUMENT FOR YOUR CHILD:

     

     

    VIDEO ON HOW TO SIZE YOUR CHILD FOR AN INSTRUMENT - WATCH TILL THE END PLEASE. THANKS!

     

     

    HANDOUTS ON INSTRUMENT SIZING:

    HOW TO MEASURE YOUR CHILD FOR VIOLIN OR VIOLA

    VIOLA SIZING CHART

    HOW TO SIZE YOUR CHILD FOR A CELLO

    CELLO SIZING CHART

    ALL BASS PLAYERS WILL BEGIN ON AN 1/8 SIZE BASS SO IT CAN FIT ON THE BUS:)

     

     

     

     1. BEGINNING STRING PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION & HOW TO GET A STRING INSTRUMENT FOR YOUR CHILD 2020

     

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM MENCHEY MUSIC ON HOW TO RENT AN INSTRUMENT:

    USE THIS LINK FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR:

    LINK FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

     

     MENCHEY MUSIC FLYER FOR STRING 20 21

     

    About the Menchey Music Rental Program

     

     

    How to Rent an Instrument Online 

     

      

     2.  ALL BEGINNING STRING STUDENTS NEED TO HAVE THE BOOK " ALL FOR STRINGS BOOK 1"   FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE INSTRUMENT BY THEIR FIRST STRING LESSON.

     STRING BOOK

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    3.  3RD GRADE/ BEGINNING STRINGS HANDBOOK/GUIDE .

     

     DUE TO COVID-19 AND THE EVER CHANGING INFORMATION, A HANDBOOK/GUIDE WILL NOT BE USEFUL.

     

     

    4. ONCE YOU HAVE DECIDED TO JOIN STRINGS, PLEASE FILL OUT THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION - GOOGLE FORM LINK BELOW:

     

     

     LINK TO BEGINNING STRING REGISTRATION FORM DUE 9/9/20

     

     

    5.  HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR INSTRUMENT  

     

     PLEASE DO NOT GET YOUR INSTRUMENT OUT OF THE CASE BEFORE THE FIRST LESSON.  THIS WAY EVERYBODY'S INSTRUMENT WILL BE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER FOR THE FIRST LESSON:)

     

    INSTRUMENT CARE

     

     

    VIDEO - HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR INSTRUMENT :)

     

     

    6.  WHEN DO I NEED TO BRING MY INSTRUMENT TO SCHOOL?

    I WOULD LIKE TO START LESSONS CYCLE 4.  

     

    HERE IS MRS. GROSS'S  SCHEDULE:

    DAY 1 = PARADISE

    DAY 2 = SPRING GROVE ELEMENTARY

    DAY 3 = SPRING GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL

    DAY 4 - SPRING GROVE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ( 5TH GRADE LESSONS)

    DAY 5 = NEW SALEM ELEMENTARY 

    DAY 6 = SPRING GROVE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL ( 6TH GRADE LESSONS)

     

    THE DAY I AM AT YOUR SCHOOL, IS THE DAY YOU NEED TO HAVE YOUR INSTRUMENT, LESSON BOOK, PENCIL....:)

     

    7.  HOW DO I KNOW WHEN TO COME TO MY LESSON DURING SCHOOL?

    ONCE EVERYONE HAS REGISTARED, THEN I WILL WORK WITH THE CLASSROOM TEACHERS AS TO WHAT TIME YOUR 30 MIN LESSON WILL BE.  REMEMBER, YOU ARE PART OF A PRIVILAGED GROUP OF STUDENTS WHO GET OUT OF CLASS TO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT.  PLEASE FOLLOW ALL SCHOOL RULES IN THE HALLWAYS.  ALSO, YOU MUST WORK WITH YOUR CLASSROOM TEACHER TO DISCUSS WHAT YOU WILL BE MISSING DURING YOUR STRING LESSON.   A SCHEDULE WILL BE MADE AND POSTED IN THE CLASSROOM.  ( SCHEDULES WILL TAKE A WHILE TO SOLIDIFY AS WE MAY HAVE SOME STUDENTS JOINING AFTER THE DUE DATE)

     

    LASTLY,  EVERYTHING WILL BE ON SCHOOLOGY THIS YEAR.  PLEASE CHECK SCHOOLOGY ON A REGULAR BASIS.  

     

     

    PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT MRS. GROSS WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS AT :

    grosss@sgasd.org

    WHEN CONTACTING MRS. GROSS, PLEASE INCLUDE THE STUDENT'S NAME, SCHOOL, AND GRADE.  

    I LOOK FORWARD TO TEACHING YOU ABOUT THE STRING INSTRUMENT AND STARTING YOU ON YOUR INSTRUMENTAL MUSICAL JOURNEY!

    MRS. GROSS