SSSG Notes April 20, 2018

In This Issue:

Hello Suzuki families,

A big shout out again to all of our SSSG volunteers during National Volunteer week!!

*Please make note of the SSSG Spring Concert on Sunday April 29.
Please remember to order/pick up your two complimentary tickets asap (the deadline to do so is April 27). (See details below)

*Large Group rehearsals will be in the morning of April 21 at St George's Church.

Please know that the deadline to register for the SSSG 2018/19 is  May 1.
No child's classes will be scheduled until registrations are in.
Please follow the following link to register:

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

Large Group Schedule & Fundraising Brainstorming Meeting, April 21 brain
Large Group Schedule, April 21, Spring Concert 2018

8:15 a.m. arrival 
8:30-9:30 a.m. Junior musicians 
8:30-10:15 a.m. Senior Musicians
Cellos Mitchell Hall,   Violas Choir room,  Violins Palmer Hall

* St George's Church (99 Woolwich St, Guelph) 
 Please use the back entrance

An Invitation to Make a Difference:  Fundraising Brainstorming Meeting
When:  April 21, 8:30-9:30am (same day and time as the Large Group Class)
Where: St. George's Church Parlour (same floor as the Santuary)
What: We need your help to grow the SSSG Endowment Fund to change more lives.  We are looking to build our donor network. We need your ideas and expertise.
Why: Our community is strengthened by the development of well-rounded, hard-working, respectful individuals.  The SSSG promotes healthy growth and character development of children through the study, practice, and performance of music.  We believe that Guelph will be a better place if children from all walks of life are afforded an opportunity to improve their lives through music.
How:  Our school has offered bursaries for over 20 years to help subsidize music lessons for families in financial need. Since its inception, it has helped dozens of families afford the gift of music for their children. Some of our bursary recipients are now studying music at university or are musicians themselves while many others have kept music and the friends they have made through music an important part of their lives.  The SSSG Endowment Fund was established in 2013 to ensure the permanent availability of funds for bursaries and other financial help to participate in our school's activities.

SSSG Spring Concert Rehearsal Schedule concerts
April 29 Rehearsal Schedule
Time Group class Activity Location/piano
8:45 All cellos Arrive for tuning 
9:15 All cellos onstage for rehearsal of all
9:35 All Violas arrive for tuning
10:00 all cellos leave 
10:05 All violas onstage for rehearsal of all
10:10 All violins arrive for tuning
10:35 All violas leave 
10:40 All violins onstage for rehearsal of all
11:30 All violins leave
1:45pm All Concorde members arrive backstage backstage
2:00pm All Concorde members onstage for rehearsal 
2:20pm All Concorde members leave the stage and return to
the backstage area

SSSG Spring Concert: Celebrating our First 45 years! first

I Tickets: Now on sale
Please note the following information from the River Run Box office regarding the x 2 SSSG family complimentary tickets:

PURCHASING INFORMATION for Suzuki String School Families
  River Run Centre tickets are now Electronic.
Avoid Box Office line-ups! Have your tickets emailed to you! Simply present your ticket to our ushers, who will scan it for entry.
To Order:
Call the Box Office in advance to select your seats.
Request "email" delivery option.
Download tickets from your confirmation email to your mobile device, or send to your printer.
ADDITIONAL TICKETS (paid tickets):
Additional tickets may be ordered online or by phone for electronic delivery, or included with your Family Complimentary order.
WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE seating is NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE: Order by phone or in person if needed.
  CALL US if you have any questions or problems: 519-763-3000
Box Office hours, accepted payment methods and other theatre information can be found at .

II Repertoire
Vivaldi Concerto in D, 1st Mvt.
Mozart Minuet
Handel Bourree
Minuet 1
Bohemian Folk Song
Song of the Wind

Webster Scherzo
March in G
Happy Farmer
French Folk Song
Chanson Triste

Witches Dance
Long Long Ago
Lightly Row
Seitz Concerto No. 5, 1st Mvt
Weber Country Dance
Fiocco Allegro

III  Concert Attire
 Concorde, Ehnes, Matz, Benedetti, Bachianas groups: all black. Boys with solid coloured ties.
All others: white top, black bottom, black socks/stockings, black shoes.

IV Concert refreshments
We look forward to celebrating your child's music at our post-performance reception.  Please bring a nut-free plate to share:

Last names starting with:
A-E Baked goods
F-J Veggie Plates
K-O Fruit Plates
P-T Crackers & cheese or savoury plate
U-Z chips/pretzels etc

Thanks in advance for your generosity.

SSSG Bursary & Iris Tyron Memorial Scholarship iris
I The SSSG has a Bursary Fund to assist students in financial need. Applications for assistance are reviewed by a committee that is independent of the school.
  • Bursary application forms can be downloaded using the link below.
  • Bursary assistance is dependent on the availability of bursary money and on the family's financial need.
  • NEW: Bursaries are open to first year students.
  • Deadline for bursary application submission is May 29th. Response to request will be made no later than June 30th

II Iris Tryon Memorial Scholarship
Iris Tryon's love for music is the founding reason for the creation of this memorial scholarship in her name. Through this scholarship, may the gift of music, which she shared with each of her students over her lifetime of teaching, continue beyond it. 

"Music expresses that which cannot be said, and on which it is impossible to be silent."  Victor Hugo 

The Iris Tryon Memorial Scholarship is a bursary for full tuition for one school year.
Two categories:
  1. Students who have been in the school for 5 or more years
  2. Students who have been in the school for 1 to 4 years 
The criteria for each category is as follows:
1. Students who have been in the school for 5 or more years
  • Essay written by the student about what their music lessons means to them.
  • Letter of recommendation from the teacher. 
  • Proof of financial need (preceding year income-tax report) and letter from parent explaining the need.
2. Students who have been in the school for 1 to 4 years
Deadline to apply: post mark  May 29

Please mail your application to:
Tracy Jewell
Suzuki String School of Guelph

SSSG Swag to order! att
Interested in some new Suzuki Swag - and support the school spirit?  

We have designed a new logo to help celebrate the 45th anniversary of the school and partnered with SpiritWear Canada on a group of clothing options sporting the new 45th Anniversary Logo.

All sales with this new partner are handled online with ordered being delivered to the school and distributed via your teacher and the private lessons.

Profits from the sales will go towards the school's fundraising campaign to help build the bursary.

We have a few weeks to shore up orders - the last day for orders is  April 26th.  Items will be available in mid-May.

Hoping you have some time to get online and select some items for your Suzuki family!

Thanks for your support!
GSO April 28 concert gso

The premiere of The Rite of Spring forever changed the path of 20th Century music. The Guelph Symphony Orchestra presents an onstage talk, re-enactment of the riotous event, and then one of the most exciting masterpieces of the orchestral repertoire.
Sat. April 28, 7:30pm at River Run Centre. Tickets available through the River Run Box Office.
Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute sosi
What is S.O.S.I.? Want to Learn More....a S.O.S.I team will be at St. George's Church on  April 21 outside of Palmer Hall to answer your questions!
Come to Canada's largest Suzuki institute, offering programs for all ages.  Explore our web site and discover the complete range of string and piano programs, complete with four levels of orchestra and lots of optional classes!

We have programs for children of all ages through the teen years: Sibling Class for siblings aged 4 and 5; Mini Institute in violin, viola, cello, and piano (a morning program for Book 1 students only); 
Junior, Intermediate & Senior programs in violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano  PLUS!   A wide variety of exciting optional courses.

Young Artist Program
The Young Artist Program classes are open to senior students of violin, cello and piano, and provide instruction in a setting that moves towards traditional music college/university teaching while maintaining roots in Suzuki philosophy and pedagogy. Video auditions are due May 1st.

Teacher Development Programs

visit our all new web site

Email:  Phone 519.240.6995