On Friday, January 16, 2009
It was such a nice surprise to hear that several of our TEC violin students appeared with the Prelude Strings Orchestra and the Prelude Chambers Strings when they were featured on the Arts section in the Orange County C Register at the beginning of this year.
The Title of the article reads:
By TIMOTHY MANGAN, 714-… or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you get a chance read the article and let Timothy know how much we appreciated seeing one of our favorite musical organizations covered in the press. The article was exceptionally informative about the life and inner workings of these very special youth orchestras.
I am just as pleased that we always have a hand full of students from TEC particpating in each of the Prelude strings orchestras. This has been a valuable and inspiring musical experience for each of them.
Yes these kids sign a contract promicing not to miss more than 2 rehearsals per semester. Several of our TEC students have earned a button that says ‘I can’t, I have rehearsal.’ by having perfect attendance. See :
Several of our students at TEC say they can be recognized in the video. So far I think I have spotted Kayla and Katherine in the video. But I am not sure because it is so dark. I am still looking for Tienrui. It has wonderful interviews with the director Helen Weed and founder Annette Brower.
I have definately spotted Arya with a beautiful bow hold looking up at Ms. Weed with real focus. MINDY SCHAUER took the very inspiring photos which can be purchaced on line. I especially enjoyed the one with a sign that says “No note Left behind” Maybe Suzuki Sensei would say “No Beautiful Tone left behind”
I look forward to seeing more articles about the efforts of young strings players in Orange County in the future. We can use the inspiration these days.
Prelude Strings and Prelude Chamber Strings will be having their Spring concert coming up on a Saturday morning April 25th from 10:00 to 10j:45. in Samsvick Chapel at Calvary Church in Tustin. Watch for it. It is just the right length concert for a budding young PreTwinkler to attend. I hope to see some TEC Pretwinklers there.
Remember Prelude Players. Your task is to keep us inspired.