SSSG Notes April 28, 2017

In This Issue:

Dear SSSG families,

Please note that this Saturday, April 29 large group classes are at St. George's Church-details below.

*Please know that ALL SSSG complimentary tickets must be picked up or selected by April 28. (See details below)


Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

SSSG Spring Concert concert

I Large Group Rehearsals April 29, St George's Church
II April 30 schedule

III Tickets
Tickets to the Spring concert are now on sale at the River Run Centre:
$10 for adults/$7 for students/$5 for EyeGo
*Please note that all SSSG families receive 2 complimentary tickets to the Spring concert. (Beginner families 1 complimentary ticket)
These are listed under last names & can be selected at the River Run Centre box office. You need to contact the River Run Centre by phone or in person to select your seats. Once your seats are reserved, you can pick-up your tickets on the day of the concert.  The deadline for comp ticket selection is Wednesday , April 26 . River Run Centre box office:  519-763-3000
IV Dress Code
i) Senior & Intermediate classes:
All black with red accents Matz, Bacchianas, Primrose, Bashmet, Perlman, Ehnes, Benedetti.

ii) Junior classes:
Black bottoms, white tops, red accents all other group classes

V Spring 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 Registration 2017/18 reg
SSSG Registration for 2017/18 is due May 1
Please find the link to the SSSG 2017-18 registration below:

*Please note that we are now offering online single or monthly payments.  
Cheques can be dropped off the file folder at the GYMC: Janet Johnson assistant administrator.

Please know:
No lessons will be scheduled before we receive your registration and payment as well as paid off any overdue balance owing on your String Shop account.
Thanks for your diligence.
SSSG Bursary & Scholarship application process sch
I SSSG Bursary Fund
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
75 Cardigan St.
Guelph, ON
N1H 3Z7

GSO's Season Finale Concert GSO
Saturday April 29th, 7:30 pm
Guelph Symphony Orchestra's Season Finale concert will feature the audience's choice of Elgar's Enigma Variations.
Elgar dedicated the work "to my friends pictured within", each variation being a musical sketch of one of his circle of close acquaintances; a musical cryptogram containing the poignant Nimrod Variation. 
Also on the program will be Canadian composer John Estacio's " Wondrous Light", composed as a celebration of the Aurora Borealis and the Grand Winner of the 2016 GSO Under- 23 Concerto Competition, pianist Coral Solomon, playing stunning Chopin's Concerto No. 1.
Very Special Guests: The Guelph Youth Orchestra
Conductor: Judith Yan
Guelph Symphony Orchestra Audience Choice: Elgar and Estacio | River Run Centre :


Grocery Cards-why buy? GC
Why support the SSSG fundraising by purchasing Grocery Cards?
  • We have cards from Loblaws that will work at any Loblaws store. This includes No Frills, Zehrs, and Superstore to name a few
  • Cards are worth their exact value, ie if you buy one for $50, you now have $50 that you can spend at the store
  • The SSSG receives %5 of the cost of the card, and that money goes into our operating budget
  • You can buy cards (available in $25, $50, $100, and $250) with cash or cheques
  • You all paid a fundraising fee of $75 to the school, and you can offset that cost by purchasing cards-for every $100 card you buy you will be refunded $5, up to the full amount of your fundraising fee. The card sellers will record your purchases and the bookkeeper, Tracy Jewell, will refund you at the end of the year
  • If you pre-purchased cards, they are available from the card seller at the first group class of each month
  • You can buy cards on behalf of friends, coworkers, and family if you wish
  • Grocery cards will be available at all SSSG Group Class Saturdays

Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute 2017 SOSI
Recommended for all our students and parents to keep your motivation up during the summer:
Canada's largest Suzuki institute offers student programs for all ages, in exceptionally well-equipped, air-conditioned facilities at Wilfrid Laurier University. Students & parents get recharged with an energizing head start for regular lessons in the fall. Plus you make great new friendships! It's the ultimate musical family vacation!

Complete String & Piano programs, Four Orchestras,Optional & Enrichment Classes, Chamber Music,Young Artist Program for advanced students, Body Mapping, Suzuki Baby & Toddler Classes, Mini Institute for youngsters 7 & under.

SOSI Bursaries and Scholarships
Bursary application deadline. For more information go to:

For other Suzuki Summer Institute throughout North America: 


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