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WINTER 2018

Chamber Orchestras Concert
Saturday, December 15th, 7:30PM
Tucson High School. 400 N 2nd Ave

All Orchestras Concert
Sunday, December 16th, 2:30 PM
Catalina High School, 3645 E Pima St

Spaghetti Dinner
November 17, 2018
Christ Church United Methodist
655 N. Craycroft
Festivites begin at 5:00

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TUITIONS
$190 FOR Sinfonia 3
$195 for Sinfonia 2
$200 for Sinfonia 1
$215 for Junior Chamber
$225 for Chamber II
$260 for Chamber I
Partial financial assistance is available on a need basis. Payment may be made by credit card (Visa Mastercard, American Express, Pay Pal), check or cash. Tuitions must be paid in full before the final week of the semester or a student may not register for the next semester.  

AUDITIONS
Placement is determined by technical ability and by note-reading ability.

SINFONIA ORCHESTRAS - Phone interview for initial placement. No playing audition is required for new members to the program, however, once a member of TJS, an audition is required to move up.

JUNIOR CHAMBER AND CHAMBER II - You must meet technical requirements to qualify -- all string players should already play with vibrato, 5th position reading ability for violins and violas; thumb position/treble clef for cellists.

CHAMBER I Auditions occur only in late August.

ALL AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
To participate in Chamber II or Chamber I, you must be in 8th grade or above. Audition to show ability to perform at Chamber Orchestra level IS required.

Besides certain technical requirements, TJS members are required to participate in their school orchestra program.

For more information or to schedule an audition appointment,
please contact TUCSON JUNIOR STRINGS

Dennis Bourret – 465-1334 – dennisbourret@gmail.com
Andrea Jameson, assistant director – 307-5612 –
andrea.jameson4tjs@cox.net
Maree Archuleta, personnel director – 520-490-9628 –
mmarch92@gmail.com

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EASTSIDE
Eastside location
Eastside Sinfonia Orchestras and Junior Chamber
Lutheran Church of Abounding Grace
2450 South Kolb Road
(between 22nd and Golf Links on the west side of the Road)
 

Sinfonia 3
7:50 tuning; 8:00 Full rehearsal; 8:30 Sectional rehearsal; done at 9:00

Sinfonia 2
8:15 tuning; 8:30 Full rehearsal; 9:15 Sectional rehearsal; done at 9:45

Sinfonia 1
9:00 tuning; 9:15 Full rehearsal; 10:00 Sectional rehearsal; done at 10:45

Junior Chamber
9:45 tuning; 10:00 Full rehearsal; 11:00 Sectional rehearsal; done at 11:45
Note: Junior Chamber parents, PLEASE PICK UP YOUR CHILD BY 11:50 as staff must leave location to drive to the Northwest rehearsal location AND get lunch.. Thank you for your cooperation.

NORTHWEST
Northwest location
Ascension Lutheran Church
1220 West Magee Road (85704)
Just east of La Canada Road on the north side of Magee Road.
Please heed "one way" signs.

Sinfonia 3
12:50 tuning; 1PM Full rehearsal; 1:30 Sectional rehearsal; done at 2:00

Sinfonia 2
1:15 tuning; 1:30 Full rehearsal; 2:15 Sectional rehearsal; done at 2:45

Sinfonia 1
2:00 tuning; 2:15 Full rehearsal; 3:00 Sectional rehearsal; done at 3:45

ALL CHAMBER ORCHESTRAS
PLEASE NOTE:   In order to participate in this orchestra you MUST be 8th grade or above, and meet certain technical requirements (please check TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS for each orchestra)
evening rehearsals schedule
6:50 tuning; 7:00 Full rehearsal; 8:15 Sectional rehearsal; done by 9:15

ES Chamber 2 - Tuesdays
First Church of the Brethren
201 North Columbus Boulevard
(two blocks north of Broadway on the west side of the street)

PLEASE NOTE:   In order to participate in this orchestra you MUST be 8th grade or above, and meet certain technical requirements (please check TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS for each orchestra) 

NW Chamber 2 - Thursdays
Ascension Lutheran Church
1220 West Magee Road (85704)
(just east of La Canada Road on the north side of Magee Road)
Please heed "one way" signs.

PLEASE NOTE:   In order to participate in this orchestra you MUST be 8th grade or above, and meet certain technical requirements (please check TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS for each orchestra) 

Chamber 1 - Mondays
First Church of the Brethren
201 North Columbus Boulevard
(two blocks north of Broadway on the west side of the street)

PLEASE NOTE:   In order to participate in this orchestra you MUST be 8th grade or above, and meet certain technical requirements (please check TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS for each orchestra) 


REHEARSAL LOCATIONS

Eastside Sinfonia Orchestras and Junior Chamber
Rehearsals on Saturday mornings
Lutheran Church of Abounding Grace
2450 South Kolb Road
(between 22nd and Golf Links on the west side of the Road)

Northwest Sinfonia Orchestras
Ascension Lutheran Church
1220 West Magee Road (85704)
Just east of La Canada Road on the north side of Magee Road.
Please heed "one way" signs.

ES Chamber 2
Rehearsals on Tuesday evenings
First Church of the Brethren
201 North Columbus Boulevard
(two blocks north of Broadway on the west side of the street)
7:00 to 9:15 pm

NW Chamber 2
Ascension Lutheran Church
1220 West Magee Road (85704)
Just east of La Canada Road on the north side of Magee Road.
Please heed "one way" signs.
7:00 to 9:15 pm

Chamber 1
Rehearsals on Monday evenings
First Church of the Brethren
201 North Columbus Boulevard
(two blocks north of Broadway on the west side of the street)
7:00 to 9:15 pm

 

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Spotlight on TJS!

Listen to Chamber I!

Happy faces!
Chamber 1 visited Boston University on the 2014 Tour
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Teen Strings Magazine and an online metronome

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Specially priced seats for the “Piano & Friends” concerts and the Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival are available to members of Tucson Junior Strings, along with any adults who accompany the students, at the student rate of $10.00 for each ticket. A small number of free tickets are available.

Thank you Arizona Friends of Chamber Music!

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Go to the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music web site

Besides certain technical requirements,  all TJS members are required to participate in their school orchestra program, if the school offers such a program.

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