Lincoln-Way Youth Strings invites area children to try an instrument and see what the program is all about

Registration is Sept. 8 at Lincoln-Way North High School. Beginner classes start Sept. 15; all other classes start Sept. 22.

   Area children interested in playing the violin, viola, cello or string bass are invited to join the Lincoln-Way Youth Strings youth orchestra program, which meets every Saturday at Lincoln-Way North High School.


   The program is comprised of four ensembles: Beginning – for students just starting out; Cadet – for students in their second year; Concert – for students in their third year or beyond; and Chamber Orchestra – for advanced students.


   Beginner classes start Sept. 15; all other classes start Sept. 22.


   Auditions for the Chamber Orchestra will take place from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Sept. 15 at Lincoln-Way North, 19900 S. Harlem Ave., Frankfort.


   Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 provides the youth orchestra program to give Lincoln-Way area students the educational opportunity to play the violin, viola, cello or bass in an orchestra prior to high school.


   The program is open to all students in grades 4-9, including those currently studying privately.


   Registration for new and returning students will be from is 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Lincoln-Way North. Participants are asked to enter through Door 51 and proceed to Music Room 106.


   The cost to participate is $150 a semester, not including instrument rental or method book.  Payment plans are available.


   Representatives from the music company Quinlan and Fabish will be able to assist families with the String Rental Program, purchasing method books and supplies.


   For more information, contact youth strings Director Michelle Freeland at 815-534-3069 or youthstrings@lw210.org.


   Additional information may also be found on the group’s website at www.lwnmusic.org/LWStrings.



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