Logan 2nd Year Registration

Dear Logan MWSA Orchestra parents,

Thank you for your patience as we have worked to create an elementary orchestra plan for the 2020-2021 school year.  We apologize for the delay, but we had to wait for the district to approve it's final plan before we could finalize ours.

To see your school’s orchestra schedule, please click here.  We will be following all state and district guidelines as we return to orchestra for the school year.  

Registration Information 
MWSA will offer 1st and 2nd year orchestra at all schools in the district.  1st year orchestra will be offered starting in 4th grade.  All orchestra registration (including 1st year) will be done online this year.  1st year registration will open in a couple of weeks.  To sign up for 2nd year orchestra, please click here.  

Online Orchestra
This year we will have an online only orchestra option for 2nd year students (no 1st years).  We are working with Marsali Hancock (Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford University) to create an interactive online orchestra class.  Online students will be assigned an orchestra teacher who specializes in online music instruction.  We will be using our website and an innovative music education app to provide this service.  To register for online MWSA 2nd year orchestra, please click here.

Ambassador Orchestra
We will still be having Ambassador Orchestra this school year.  To become an Ambassador, your child must be registered as a 2nd year student.    Students must practice over the summer (and recorded practice minutes), take private lessons and complete all the audition requirements.  Auditions will be the first week of October.  Rehearsals will take place on Friday afternoons.  This orchestra is only for students registered in an MWSA elementary orchestra class.

Mountain West Youth Symphony
This is a new honors orchestra for 6th grade orchestra students.  To join this orchestra, your child needs to be in 6th grade (2nd or 3rd year) and must learn the audition requirements.  Auditions will take place the second week of October.  Rehearsals will take place on Friday afternoons.  This orchestra is for any 6th grade student in Cache Valley.

We Need Your Help
Recently we found out that River Heights City will be selling or demolishing the building we have used as our shop for the past 15 years.  We are currently looking for a new location.  If you know of any place that could be suitable for our organization, please let us know.  Here are some ideal specifications that would meet our needs:
  • Minimum size between 1,000 and 2,000 square feet
  • Temperature control between 60 to 70 degrees (between 50 and 80 degrees would be acceptable)
  • Located centrally in the valley (anywhere from Providence to North Logan is ideal)
  • Affordable rental price (as a non-profit, we do not have a high budget allocation for rent)
MWSA is also still hiring orchestra teaching assistants.  If you know of anyone who may be interested in assisting in one of our classes, please have them apply on our website.  

We are looking forward to a unique and rewarding 2020-2021 school year.  Please email us at mountainweststrings@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.  Thank you and happy practicing!

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