SSSG Notes February 17, 2017

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Dear SSSG families,

Please note that there are NO SSSG classes this Saturday, February 18 due to the Family Day weekend.

*A reminder to students in Elayne Ras' group classes and Tanglewood Orchestra that next week's groups/orchestra, (Feb 25), will be moved to Sat Apr 1 at their same times. If you have any other regular classes, ie groups, Rhythmic Reading or Orchestra, they will occur as usual on Feb 25, it's just Elayne's classes that are moving.

Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

SSSG Music Fair MF
SSSG Music Fair-Face Painters & Buskers needed FP

The SSSG Music Fair seeks youth musicians to help make this day fun & celebratory!

Please fill in the doodle poll if you are able to help with:

  Face Painting (ages 12 yrs & up): 

in the GYMC Lobby (feel free to gather with up to x 3 fellow musicians):

SSSG Music Fair-donations fair
The SSSG Music Fair is fast approaching on March 4.  Please keep an eye out for any used books, cds or dvds to donate to the fair! More details to follow....

Canada 150 Commissioncanada
Canada 150 Commission

This is an exciting project! By now, you have all heard about the piece that was commissioned by our school to composer David Jones to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada this year. It's called Canada 150! It's in two parts, a long introduction with Suzuki rhythms and O Canada elements and an arrangement of O Canada. The piece includes parts of various levels of difficulty so everyone in the school can be included. Those who are not at the level to play O Canada on their instrument yet, will be singing O Canada during that part of the piece.

This isn't just our own project, it has gone Canada wide! It will be played coast to coast to coast by Suzuki students from 20 different programs across the country! 

Guelph/Ithaca Exchangeithaca

Visiting Suzuki students and teachers coming to Guelph from Ithaca Talent Education School
On the weekend of  February 23-26 , twenty five students and 4 teachers will be coming to Guelph from Ithaca, NY to an exchange started in 2015.

A large, 50 member string orchestra  will be formed by the senior students of both schools under the enthusiastic baton of maestro Kirsten Marshall. They will rehearse all weekend towards a joint concert on  Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2:30 pm  in the GYMC Recital Hall. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted. All funds raised through this event will go to the Guelph Drop-in Centre.

Two of the American Suzuki movement pioneers will also be joining us from Ithaca that weekend. On  Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1 pm Joan and Sandy Reuning  will give a Fireside Talk  about the beginnings of the Suzuki movement in North America in the upstairs foyer of the GYMC. Bring your coffee and muffins and come listen to this delightful couple tell the tales of their first encounters with Dr. Suzuki and how their children became some of the first Suzuki students in North America. Everyone is invited to attend!


Music Moves openings MM

Yes, we do have openings!
2016 MusicMoves (for Babies born in 2016): Mondays (starting  February 27) at  11:00 am.(2 spaces)
2016 MusicMoves (for Babies born in 2016): Tuesdays (starting  February 28) at  11:00 am. (1 space)
2015 MusicMoves (for Toddlers born in 2015):Tuesdays (starting  February 28) at  10:15 am.
 (2 spaces)
Please inquire about joining our ongoing classes for children born in 2014 and 2013.
Register online at

Listening, singing, moving and playing are the BEST ways to introduce very young children to music!
Come and experience MusicMoves.....and see why, after 3 decades of working with "the littles",
Karen Haack still loves her job!

GYMC presents A Day of Medieval Fun med

The Guelph Connections Series connection
Screening of: Growing up in the Digital Age film

Please know that organizer, Natalia Brajak is offering up 10 free tickets to youth (grade 4 & up) & their parents to this screening.  The tickets will be released on a first-come-first-serve basis.  If interested please contact:
Lost Red Hat at Workshop Day hat
Please know that fellow SSSG musician, Kylie Chyc lost her favourite hat at the Workshop Day at J.F. Ross High School on Saturday February 4.

It is a knitted red touque with a multi-coloured pompom.
If you happen to see it please contact Shelley Pring (Kylie's mom) at:

Thank you!