October 24, 2018

December Concerts

Our December concerts are fast approaching!  Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled rehearsal time.  Concert dress is white shirt with black pants/skirt.  School orchestra classes will not be held after the concert and through Winter Break.  Classes will resume when school starts in January.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5 (Logan High School – South schools)
River Heights, Providence, Millville, Nibley, Lincoln, Wellsville, Canyon, Mountainside, Heritage, Greenville

5:30 pm              2nd year rehearsal 
6:00 pm              Combined 1st/2nd year rehearsal 
6:30 pm              1st year rehearsal (2nd years leave stage, get snack)
7:00 pm              Concert

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 (Logan High School – North schools)
Lewiston, White Pine, Summit, North Park, Sunrise, Birch Creek, Cedar Ridge

5:30 pm              2nd year rehearsal
6:00 pm              Combined 1st/2nd year rehearsal
6:30 pm              1st year rehearsal (2nd years leave stage, get snack)
7:00 pm              Concert

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7 (Logan High School – Logan schools)
Adams, Bridger, Hillcrest, Ellis, Wilson, Woodruff

5:30 pm              2nd year rehearsal
6:00 pm              Combined 1st/2nd year rehearsal
6:30 pm              1st year rehearsal (2nd years leave stage, get snack)
7:00 pm              Concert

October 10, 2018

MWSA T-shirts and calendars

MWSA T-shirts:  The deadline to order a MWSA t-shirt was
Wednesday, October 17th.  We will not be placing another
order this year.  Students should receive their t-shirt in
orchestra class the first week of November.  


 MWSA 2019 Class Calendars: Every year we sell school orchestra
 calendars (featuring a picture of your child's school orchestra class)
 as a fundraiser.  The monthly calendar pages pull off.  Here is an
 example of a school orchestra picture for the calendar:

Calendars are $12 each and $10 each if you purchase 2 or more.  Please
check your child's workbook for the calendar order form.  Return the form
 in an envelope to your teacher with the payment.

 Deadline for calendar orders and payments was Friday, November 2nd.  

September 21, 2018

2018-2019 Registration closed

New student registration for 1st and 2nd year orchestra is now closed.  Please call us at 435-770-9189 with if you have any questions.

August 8, 2018

1st Year Registration

scan0002 - Copy1st Year Orchestra  - Registration deadline is September 10.  Late registrations (with a $25 late fee) will be accepted until September 22nd.  

Mountain West String Academy (MWSA) is the official beginning elementary orchestra program for Cache County and Logan City School Districts.   All fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students are welcome to join the 1st year orchestra class at your elementary school.  No prior musical experience is required.  Classes are offered two days per week, before or after school. Students can choose to play one of the following instruments: violin, viola, cello or bass.  These instruments will be demonstrated to students in an assembly during the first week of school. 

Registration Information

Tuesday, September 4, 2018   or
Thursday, September 6, 2018

River Heights Elementary                                       

6:00, 6:20, or 6:40 pm                                                                           

Please come to one of the above registrations. Arrive on time and at least one parent needs to come with the child to be registered.  At registration, you will hear important program information and requirements, sign-up for orchestra class, choose your instrument, meet your teacher, get measured for the correct size instrument, and be able to rent an instrument from the MWSA shop (depending on instrument availability).  Please plan on at least 45-60 minutes to get through the registration process. 

Registration Fee: $50

·       Includes music books, MWSA workbook (cash or check preferred, extra $2 convenience fee will be added to card payments)

Supplies needed:

·       Folding music stand (available for purchase from MWSA for $15)

·       Instrument

Optional MWSA t-shirt: $10

Volunteers needed:  Our program is a parent-run organization.  We need parent volunteers to help our program continue to be successful.  Please come to our parent volunteer table at registration to find out how you can become a volunteer. 

Instrument Information:

1.       Purchase – Classical Strings (801-786-1605), The Book Table (435-752-3055), and JK Stringz (435-757-3776) are great local options to purchase an instrument.  Southwest Strings (www.swstrings.com) and Shar Music (www.sharmusic.com) have affordable, quality instruments available for sale on their websites.  If you take good care of the instrument, this is the cheapest option, as you can sell your instrument later on for what you paid for it, minus the price for a new set of strings.  Please, DO NOT buy an instrument from E-bay or other online bidding sites.  These instruments are often poorly made and require a lot of work to even be playable. 

2.       Rent – Students can rent an instrument from MWSA at registrations. We usually have enough cellos and basses for all students who will be renting those instruments.  Logan School District does not have any violins/violas to rent.  Cache does not have enough violins and violas for all students who want to play these instruments.  All instruments will be rented from MWSA on a first come, first serve basis.  Classical Strings, JK Stringz and The Book Table also have instruments available to rent. 

1st year orchestra classes will begin the week of September 17th.  Please visit www.mountainweststrings.com to see class schedules or call 435-770-9189 for more information.

*All students interested in playing the bass MUST contact Patty Bartholomew at mountainweststrings@gmail.com or 435-770-9189 BEFORE September 4th or you will not be allowed to play bass.  All students wanting to play bass must also commit to attending weekly Friday afternoon bass lab classes or must take private lessons.

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