|An Invitation to Join Tucson Junior Strings!!!
Tucson Junior Strings is starting the 2022 FALL semester on 17 September!!!!
We have six levels of string orchestra for students from age 8 through 18. These levels start from basic playing ability and progress up to professional level. Levels are as follows:
Saturday Rehearsal Groups
Start date: Saturday, 17 September 2022
Sinfonia 3 – be able to play and count whole, half, quarter, and eighth notes and know the note names on your staff
Sinfonia 2 – be able to play and count sixteenth notes and dotted quarter notes
Sinfonia 1 – violins be able to play sixteenth notes in 3rd position, violas be able to play eighth notes in third position, ‘cellos be able to play sixteenth notes in fourth position, basses be able to play eighth notes in the first three positions
Junior Chamber (8th grade and below) – violins be able to play sixteenth notes in fifth position and vibrato, violas be able to play eighth notes in fifth position and vibrato, ‘cellos be able to play thumb position and tenor clef and vibrato, basses be able to play eighth notes through the first five positions and vibrato. Junior Chamber requires an audition for placement of members.
The above orchestras meet on Saturdays starting on 17 September,
This semester we are combining the Eastside and the Northwest programs, meeting at a central location:
FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH – 201 North Columbus.
Weeknight Rehearsal Groups
and Chamber are combined this semester (8th grade and above) – New members only accepted by audition.
Starts Monday, 19 September at First Brethren Church, 201 North Columbus Blvd.
If you are interested in joining TJS, please e-mail Mrs. Bourret (Mrs. B),
interim personnel manager, at email@example.com.
Auditions for Junior Chamber & Chamber II will take place
on Saturday, 3 September, prior to the start of the semester for new TJS members.
The only requirement for membership is that the student must be participating in their school orchestra if the school offers this class.
Tuition for TJS is as follows: Sinfonia 3 - $205.; Sinfonia 2 - $210.; Sinfonia 1 - $215.; Junior Chamber $220.; Chamber II - $240.; and Chamber I - $260..
Financial aid and time payments are available on a need basis.