1st Year Registration

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1st Year Orchestra  - Registration deadline is September 13.  Late registrations (with a $10 late fee) will be accepted until September 20th.  

Mountain West String Academy (MWSA) is the official beginning elementary orchestra program for the 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
Friday, September 6, 2019
6:00, 6:20, 6:40

Saturday, September 7, 2019
9:00, 9:20, 9:40

River Heights Elementary
780 East 600 South
River Heights                               

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 for cache students. (depending on instrument availability).  Logan students will be able to rent at Hillcrest Elementary.  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 16th.  Please visit www.mountainweststrings.com to see class schedules or call 435-554-1021 for more information.

*All students interested in playing the bass MUST contact Patty Bartholomew at mountainweststrings@gmail.com or 435-554-1021 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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