SSSG Notes December 1, 2017

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Hello Suzuki families,

Please know that there are NO SSSG group classes this Saturday, December 2.
There are however, rehearsals for the Snowflake concert on the morning of December 3 at the River Run Centre. (Please see schedule & details below).

Comp tickets to the Snowflake Concert deadline to pick up from the River Run is today!! (see details  below)

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

Snowflake Concert  snow

The 180 students, ages 3 to 18, of the Suzuki String School of Guelph present a festive concert of joyful and peaceful music that will delight everyone! The concert will include a presentation by fall beginner students and Suzuki Early Childhood Educationparticipants-always a show stopper!
Also on the programme... music by Vivaldi, Handel, Shostakovich, Ennio Morricone, John Lennon, and more! Perfect for the young and the young at heart!
I Tickets
II Snowflake concert music:
All SSSG students will be involved in the following two pieces. Please click on the links to listen to the recordings:
Shalom Chaverim:

III December 3 Rehearsal Schedule
8:45  Perlman, Ehnes and  Mutter a rrive for tuning 
9:00 All other violins except  beginners and twinklers  arrive for tuning 
9:30 All Violas and C ellos  arrive along with  HV(Crow) for  tuning 
9:50 All beginners arrive sit in audience with parents
10:10 SECE students arrive sit in audience with parents
10:35 All Violins finished rehearsal and  leave
10:55 all Cellos except  Bacchianas and Matz f inished rehearsal and leave
11:25 All Cellos finished rehearsal and leave
11:40 all Violist except  Primrose f inished rehearsal and leave
11:55 Primrose finished rehearsal and leave
1:45 Concorde arrives Tunes backstage
2:00 Concorde onstage for Gabriel's Oboe
2:20 All Leave stage

IV 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.

III Snowflake 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.

Grocery Cards as Holiday gifts or donations?groc
Grocery Cards as Holiday gifts or donations?
  • 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, i.e. 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
Grocery cards are also great donations to make to charities who feed people such as:
- Guelph Food Bank
- Hospice Wellington
- Children's Foundation of Guelph Wellington Food and Friends program
- Lakeside Hope House
-St James the Apostle's Anglican Church Breakfast program and others.

GSO reduced tickets for SSSG families! GSO
The Guelph Symphony Orchestra is pleased to offer specially priced tickets for our  December 10th, Holiday concert, for families of the Suzuki String School of Guelph

Adult ticket: $23 plus HST 
14 & under ticket:  $10 
Please call the River Run Box Office,  (519) 763-3000, and identify yourself as a Suzuki parent by  Thursday, December 7th, to take advantage of this offer!


The Stonefields Quartet stone
"The Stonefields Quartet is the Faculty Quartet with the members being: Joy Schuster, Elayne Ras, Andrea Cook and Anna Hughes. We have put cards in all of the family file folders so that if you or anyone you know is interested in hiring a quartet to provide quality, live music for any occasion, we would be happy to provide that service. If you did not find your card feel free to contact us through Anna Hughes at:  and I will give you a card and answer any questions about the quartet."
Anna Hughes