PEI Crafts Council Christmas Craft Fair

Hi all –

I am looking for some parent volunteers to man a table to sell Singing Strings CDs during the PEI Craft Council Christmas Craft Fair this weekend – the hours are:
Friday 1-9pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 12pm – 5pm
We have some Senior students who are willing to play Christmas carols during some of those times but I would love to have one or two older students or parents who are willing to sit at the table and sell CDs. We have 300 to sell and they make great Christmas gifts!!
Can you let Natalie know (cellonatw@gmail.com) if you are able to help out at any time?
Thanks,
Natalie

A few reminders

Hi everyone – just a few reminders to pass on:

1. Parking – the church has asked us to remind everyone to please pay attention to and respect the parking signs in the church parking lot – there are a few places reserved for various members of church staff and Wednesday night is meeting night so those spots are needed. Please park in available and non marked spots. Thank you!

2. Food – Senior and Intermediate Strings are reminded that there is no food allowed in the choir room (where we leave our cases). Please have your snack in the hallway, rather than eating in the choir room.

3. This week some schools are not in attendance on Wednesday (Charlottetown Rural family of schools) – but we will still be having rehearsal as normal! Please let your conductor know if you are unable to come due to the school situation.

Thanks, everyone! See you all on Wednesday…

Natalie, Sue, Jen and Wendy

Paper Lions Super Show!

Singing Strings and the Paper Lions Super Show!

As most of you know, the Senior Singing Strings often get asked to play at various banquets, events, conventions, levees and whatever kind of events there are around Charlottetown. During this past summer, we were asked to participate in the upcoming Paper Lions Super Show which will be happening on Friday, September 30th at the Delta Prince Edward Convention Centre.

The guys from Paper Lions have generously offered to give the Singing Strings a commission from the tickets we sell for the show, and so we are asking families if they would be interested in buying tickets to the show or selling any to friends, as a fundraiser for the Singing Strings. The paper tickets will be available to be handed out on Wednesday, September 14th and there are two options for tickets: General Admission is $30 for aged 19 and over, $20 for under 19 and Students; and VIP for aged 19 and over is $50.  You can also purchase tickets online via a special link that benefits the Singing Strings program:

 

http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1216521?utm_source=singingstrings

 

In a program such as ours, every little bit of fundraising helps and we know that the Paper Lions will put on a great show so I would encourage everyone to come out and see it! The evening will also feature the Atlantic String Machine (well connected to Singing Strings with members Natalie, Louis, Sean, Karen and Jeffrey) so it should be a very fun night! Mark your calendars now!

2016-17 Season

We are going to start Singing Strings rehearsals this coming Wednesday, September 7th; we are looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday afternoon at Park Royal United Church! Just as a reminder – Junior orchestra rehearses in the parlour from 3:30 – 4:40pm; Intermediate orchestra rehearses in the sanctuary from 3:30 – 4:45pm and Senior orchestra rehearses in the sanctuary from 5:00 – 7:00pm.

Attached here are PDF and Word copies of the registration form and we will have hard copies available on Wednesday for registration this week and next week.

Reg Singing Strings 201617

Reg Singing Strings 201617

CDs from last June’s concert are just in the finalizing process and will be sent to press very soon!

If you have any questions, please email singingstringspei@gmail.com or comment on this post.

Thanks!

Singing Strings Camp 2016

Hi everyone! Apologies for the lateness in getting this information out to you, but attached to this post are the registration form and information sheet for the Singing Strings camp – to be held at Park Royal United Church from August 29-31, 2016.

SINGING STRINGS ORIENTATION CAMP 2016

CampRegistration2016 (word file)

CampRegistration2016 (PDF file)

Please let us know via email at singingstringspei@gmail.com if you have any issues with downloading the forms!

Hope to see you all at camp in a few short weeks!

Thanks,

Natalie

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Singing Strings at our concert tonight; our musicians, their families, their friends, our audience! We can’t do what we do without all of you there!

And thanks again to the parents for lending us your children – we say this every year, but they’re wonderful and we hope to have them back in the fall.

There are still a few activities left in each orchestra – the Juniors have a concert this coming Wednesday, and the Intermediates and Seniors have one more rehearsal left on the 8th.

And if you didn’t pre-order your CD tonight – send us an email at singingstringspei@gmail.com and we can put you on the list. The CDs are $15 each and money goes towards projects next year; travel, new music, etc. We will keep you posted as to when it is all completed and ready to go.

Thanks again and congratulations to all!