Thursday, November 3, 2016

Orchestra Calendars

Now is the time to order your School Orchestra Calendars! They make a great holiday gift for family and contribute in the support of MWSA.  Additionally they are a fun way to keep a historical record of our program. They will be distributed at the December Concerts.

Orders should be in by Monday, November 21st.  All payments must be made by Monday, November 28th. 

Calendars are $12 each, unless you order more than one than they are $10 each. 

Order forms can be found in your student workbooks in the yellow pages on page 10 OR you can order with the following link.


See the link here for calendar examples:  Calendar page

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Welcome Logan and Concert Info

MWSA would like to welcome Bridger, Hillcrest, Woodruff, Ellis, Wilson, and Adams Elementary Schools to our program!  We are excited to partner with Logan City School District this year.

Our December concerts are coming up!  Because of our large enrollment numbers this year, there will be four Cache County MWSA concerts and two Logan MWSA concerts.  Here is the concert schedule:

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 (Ridgeline High School)
                Heritage, Birch Creek, Providence
                4:30 pm rehearsal
 5:30 pm concert

           Lewiston, Mountainside, Canyon, Park, Wellsville
    6:30 pm rehearsal
    7:30 pm concert

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 (Ridgeline High School)
                Greenville, North Park, Millville, Lincoln
                4:30 pm rehearsal
                5:30 pm concert

                Summit River Heights, Nibley, Sunrise
                6:30 pm rehearsal
                7:30 pm concert

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 (Mt. Logan Middle School)
                Adams, Bridger, Hillcrest
                4:30 pm rehearsal
                5:30 pm concert

                Ellis, Wilson, Woodruff
                6:30 pm rehearsal
                7:30 pm concert

We just posted all the concert practice audio files.  This is a fun way to enhance your child's practicing.  Kids love to play along with the accompaniments. Remember to record practicing on your monthly practice chart!

Friday, September 30, 2016


Our 1st Year students have the unique opportunity to attend lab classes beginning on October 8th at 10 am.  Classes will be held at the Music Cache 418 N 175 E in Logan.

This is a great way to jump start student's skills.

All bass students are required to come if they do not have a bass teacher.  That includes 2nd year bass students as well.

Classes will be held on the following dates:
October 8
October 29
November 5
November 19
December 3

Students should come prepared with instrument, books, music stand and pencil.  Bass students should bring their stools.  They can also bring $2 to help pay for the class instructors.  Please encourage them to come even if they cannot pay.

Summer Practice Contest Winners

Wow!  What a summer of practicing!
Awesome job to those of you who practiced during the summer!

Total minutes practiced:  49,154 minutes - is that cool or what?
Number of student's who participated - 61

School Winner (with the most minutes practiced) -

Individual Winners: 
Kena Littlefield with 4,155 total minutes practiced
Aiden Edwards most minutes practiced without missing a week this summer 2,030

Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Cache Magazine Article

For anyone that missed the great article in the Herald Journal Cache Magazine ... here is the link!  It was a great article!

New Director Guides Highly Successful Mountain West String Academy

Friday, November 27, 2015

Director, Patty Bartholomew

We are excited to welcome on the stage with us, our new director, Patty Bartholomew!

She graduated with a degree in music education from Utah State University.  She started teaching elementary orchestra with MWSA back in 1999 and also taught 5-12 grade orchestra full-time in the public schools in Tremonton.  Throughout her time with MWSA, Mrs. Bartholomew has taught orchestra at 7 different elementary schools.  Her passion is teaching beginning orchestra and she loves to see students succeed in music.  Mrs. Bartholomew and her husband, Kevin, have two beautiful daughters.  Her oldest is currently in 4th grade orchestra. In her spare time, she loves to trail run, read (Harry Potter and anything about World War II), figure out ways to help her daughter practice, spend time with her family, and travel.  She is such a great asset to our program already!  Don't miss the concerts coming up.
December 2nd at 7 pm
at Mountain Crest High School (south students) and
December 10th at 7 pm
at USU Morgan Theater (north students)