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CRAYO seeking musicians

The Crow River Area Youth Orchestra is seeking area musicians for its fall semester.

The “Symphonic Orchestra” is for string students and adults who feel comfortable reading at a more advanced level—end of Suzuki Book 3 on up and band students from an 8th grade level on up. Instrumentation desired for this group are violins, violas, cellos, string basses, flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons, saxophones, trumpets, French horns, trombones, baritones, tuba and percussion. The group is directed by Michael Zellgert.

The “Varsity Strings” ensemble is for string students and adults who feel comfortable reading at a late beginning to early intermediate level—Suzuki Books 1-3. Instrumentation desired include violins, violas, cellos and string bass. This group is directed by Rhonda Johnson.

New this year are group lesson classes for ages 7-adult, called “Introduction to Strings”. Students will learn the basics for playing a string instrument. There will be two classes—one for violin/viola and the other for those who want to learn to play the cello. The instructor is Rhonda Johnson.

[youtube][/youtube]All groups will meet on Sunday afternoons at Hutchinson Middle School, Hutchinson, MN. Introduction to Strings classes will meet from 2:15-3:15 (violin/viola) and 3:20-4:20 (cello). The Varsity Strings will meet from 4:00-5:00 PM in the choir room and the Symphonic Orchestra will meet from 3:30-5:30 PM in the band room. The first rehearsal for both will begin September 29. The concert is set for December 8.

For more information or to register, visit the CRAYO Open House on Sunday, September 15 from 3-5pm, call 320-587-7220, or go to The Crow River Youth Orchestra can also be found on Facebook.

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