Be a part of this! WOW! Perform with the Hershey Symphony Powerhouse Strings (grades 3-6), and sit side-by-side with the Hershey Symphony Orchestra at one of the subscription concerts on the stage of the Hershey Theatre, and give a concert of your own in October.
Everyone is welcome to join Powerhouse strings as there is no audition requirement. Violin, viola, cello and bass players who have completed two years of study, and read music, may join. No audition is required. Tuition for the program is $100.
Get on the fast track for fall! Join the Hershey Symphony Festival Strings, and Powerhouse Strings, for a one day open rehearsal on Monday, August 13th, at Palm Lutheran Church in Palmyra, under the direction of Ms. Jennifer Meckler. This event is for any student interested in becoming a member of either orchestra for the upcoming season, so bring a friend! Festival Strings, our advanced orchestra, is open to students in grades 6 through 9. All players in this ensemble benefit from having a private teacher and three years of playing experience. Powerhouse Strings is for younger students, grades 5-7, who have only two years of playing experience, and these students should be familiar with low 2, eighth notes, slurs and dotted rhythms.
The day will begin at 10:00am with Festival Strings rehearsing Haydn’s Symphony # 3, a work that will be performed with the Hershey Symphony on Friday, October 26th. Plan to start your day with this rehearsal, unless you know that you’re choosing Powerhouse Strings. Powerhouse Strings will join Festival Strings at 11:30am for a combined rehearsal of Tchaikovsky’s Little Russian Symphony which is programmed for both orchestras with the Hershey Symphony in April of 2019.
After a lunch break, both orchestras will have some fun with a new arrangement by Sandra Dackow, Music Director for the Hershey Symphony, titled Soldiers Joy. The day will conclude with a mini demo presentation for families of the music worked on at 3:00pm, followed by ice cream for all.
You must bring a music stand with your name on it, along with your instrument, and a sack lunch. Casual summer clothes are fine today. Festival Strings participation fee for this event is $40 ($30 for Powerhouse Strings) and will be fully deductible from your enrollment fee in either orchestra, applications for which will be available later in August.
Please email us through this page with the information below to Get on Fast Track for Fall! That way we can have a music folder ready for you. Enrollments will also be accepted on August 13th, along with payments. A detailed schedule will be emailed closer to the date. Let’s play!
Mrs. Lynn Sten, Administrative Coordinator (717-576-3297)
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