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Hoedown!

This is John Varineau’s 25th year conducting the Youth Symphony. We celebrated with a Hoedown on Monday, October 29.  Some roasting and toasting Mr V.  Great food, (great?) dancing, great fun.  Check out the Hoedown photos.

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Brass and percussion clinic on Dec 8, 2012

Brass Band of Battle Creek is having a free clinic for high school brass and percussion students before their concert on Saturday, December 8th.  Students can purchase tickets for the concert that evening for only $7.  Adult tickets are more.  … Continue reading

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Visual and Performing Arts College Fairs in October

The Visual and Performing Arts College Fair will be in Interlochen on October 7 and in Chicago on October 14.  Get more information (including a list of schools attending) and resister at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/PVA-College-Fairs/.

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Concerto Competition for Winds and Percussion

The Grand Rapids Symphonic Band is once again sponsoring the Youth Soloist Competition to find the state’s finest high school wind or percussion soloist.  In addition to performing a solo with the band, the winning student will also receive a … Continue reading

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Time to start thinking about… Summer!

It’s not too early to start thinking about next summer, especially if you want to participate in a summer music camp.  Susan Mangione, one of our GRYS parents, has assembled some notes based on her experience last summer.   Read … Continue reading

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