The first group event of the year is our opening play-in to start the fall term of group classes. All the students gather at the same time to play their known repertoire together. This is an opportunity for the youngest and the oldest students to play together and learn from each other in a multi-level group.
The beginner class, which we call the “Toolbox” class, includes students who have just begun their lessons. Often they will be working on fundamental skills away from the instrument. Since having the instrument is not a requirement to participate in the beginner class, we open it up to any parents with children who would like to try a class to see what it is like.
Group classes are normally on Thursday evenings, but we moved the play-in to the weekend in order to be part of the Alberta Culture Days events. Time and location of this year’s event:
Saturday Oct. 1, 2016 – Nordic Studio A, Arts Barns
- Beginner drop-in class (anyone can participate) 11:30 am – 12:15 pm
- Multi-level demonstration class noon – 1 pm
- Grand march and performance in the Gazebo in McIntyre Park 1 – 2 pm