SSSG Notes November 22, 2018

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Hello Suzuki families,

Please know that this  Saturday, November 24 are the Large Group rehearsals for the Snowflake concert.   These rehearsals take place at St. George's Church.
(After this there are no Group classes until after we return from the holidays.)
Janet Johnson
Suzuki String School of Guelph
administrative assistant

SSSG Faculty Concert Fundraisermusic

Hey Everyone!
Come to hear your teachers perform at the Faculty Recital at the GYMC on Saturday! This year, we will be telling stories through music. It will be a fabulous, engaging and fun concert for all ages. Don't miss it!
Paule Barsalou

Large Group Rehearsals November 24 large
8:15 am : All Instruments arrive St. Georges Church
  - Violins unpack and tune in Palmer Hall, then proceed to Mitchell Hall
  - Violas unpack and tune in the  Choir Room, then proceed to Mitchell Hall
  - Cellos unpack and tune in Mitchell Hall
8:50 am:
      Violas to Choir Room and Violins to Palmer Hall, Cellos stay in Mitchell Hall
9:30 am:
      Students from Matz, Primrose and Perlman rehearse, all other students leave
10:00 am:
     Concorde rehearses in Mitchell hall
10:30 am: Finish

*St. George's Church-99 Woolwich St. (please enter through the back of the church)
Online Auction a resounding success!Line
Amazing! We did it again. Our online auction was a resounding success this year. The auction raised $19,526 for the Endowment Fund which breaks all former records for our 46 years as a school.
Thank you so much to our formidable auction committee: Paul Rak, Louise MacCallum and Christie Zimmer. Thank you also to our 14 auction parent volunteers who found 214 items to put up for auction this year! Finally, a huge thank you to everyone who participated, shared our auction information and got involved in big and small ways. 156 people participated in the auction this year which was another record (previous record was 122). Bravo everyone!
If you have won an item in the auction, your item(s) will be available for payment and pick up at the following scheduled times:
1) At the SSSG Snowflake Concert at the River Run Centre on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018:
a. Backstage during morning rehearsal from 9:00 - 11:00 am;
b. Immediately before the concert in the Main Hall from 2:15 - 2:45 pm
c. Immediately after the concert in the Main Hall.
2) During the week of December 3 - 7, 2018 by appointment. 
Please email Patty Shannon at  to arrange for payment and pickup.
PAYMENT METHOD:   Please pay by cash or cheque.
Please make payments payable to Suzuki String School of Guelph

SSSG Snowflake Concert tickets

I Tickets to the SSSG Snowflake concert are available for pick up/sale:
 through  the River Run Centre box office. 
 Now you can simple go on line or call the RR & your tickets will be e mailed to you!!

Adults $15, Students $10, EyeGo $5
* Each SSSG family will receive x 2 complimentary tickets to the concert. These are listed under your last names at the River Run box office. 
(Exception: Beginner families will receive x 1 comp ticket only as the other comp ticket will be needed for one parent to sit with their beginner in the audience)
Comp tickets MUST be picked up or ordered by December 1

9:00 Primrose Onstage
9:15 All other violins and 
violas except beginners 
arrive for tuning and get in 
in cooperators Hall
9:15 Perlman Onstage
9:30 All cellos arrive for tuning and line up Backstage
9:35 All Violas Onstage
9:50 All violins Onstage
10:15 Beginners arrive and sit in audience 
with parents
10:20 Everyone except 
On stage
10:40 Beginners On stage
10:50 All violins, all violas 
and beginners l
eave to go home
11:15 All cellos except Matz Leave to go home
11:40 Matz Leaves to go home
1:45 Concorde arrives Tunes and lines up Backstage
2:00 Concorde On stage
2:20 All Leave stage

III Concert Attire
Concorde, Ehnes, Matz: Your outfits specified by Joy in a separate e mail
Ehnes: all black
All others: White top, black bottoms, black socks/stockings & shoes.

IV 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:
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.

Advertising in the Snowflake Concert Programmead

Do you know a business who might like to advertise in our Snowflake Concert Programme? Please contact Paule Barsalou   paule@artset.netfor advertising rates. The deadline to submit your ad is  Monday, November 28.

Grocery Cards as Holiday gifts or donations?gift
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.

Grocery cards available through the SSSG at Large Groups rehearsal & at the Snowflake Concert or by contacting Janet Johnson:

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