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Beginning Orchestra, Edwardsville String Ensemble, and Edwardsville Youth Orchestra, are the reading orchestras of the Saturday Morning Group Classes for the SIUE Suzuki String Program. Students of any ages or programs may join. Edwardsville Youth Orchestra is by audition only.

Our Advanced Ensembles, Cello Ensemble, Viola Camerata, and Tour Group, are by audition only and open only to private students of our program teachers.

Other non performing groups for our younger students include Music and Movement, Technique Groups arranged by age and book level, and beginning reading classes, such as flashcards and "I Can Read Music" based on Joanne Martin's reading series.

Tour Group Members: Important Dates for 2016-2017

Saturday, September 24th—PARENT MEETING
Who: All Tour Group and Viola Camerata Parents
When: Saturday, 9/27, 10 AM-10:30 AM, during Saturday Class time
Where: Founder’s Hall (room TBA)
Topics to cover: Fundraising, Workshop, Pictures, Uniforms, possibility of a lock-in this year and does anyone have a church that could host it, plus anything you want more information on, or opportunities you may have for Tour Group! Please make sure to attend, and show our students how much we value and support their dedication and hard work!

Saturday, September 24th—Tour Group Performance at Edwardsville Art Fair
Who: All Tour Group members (most music will be violins only so VCAM members do not need to worry about this one)
When: Saturday 9/24 from 1-2PM
Where: Edwardsville Art Fair, 101 S. Buchanan St, Edwardsville IL 62025.
Wear: SIUE or Tour Group T-Shirt, jeans. Casual but nice.
Repertoire List: Finsk Tango, Mamma Mia, Humoresque, Witches’ Dance, Bach Double, Seitz 2nd Concerto 3rd Mvt., Unaccompanied Bach Gavotte (Book 5), Shetland Isles, Heins Country Dance, Fiocco Allegro, Shenendoah, Telemann Canon, Twinkles.

Monday, October 10th (Columbus Day)—Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) All-District Orchestra Auditions
Who: High and Middle School students who are auditioning for ILMEA. See your school orchestra teacher for details.

Saturday, October 22nd—SIUE Suzuki Chamber Music Project
Who: Anybody book 4 and up. Please see your private teacher for more information.
When: Saturday 10/22 from 1-4 PM.

Saturday, October 29th—Tour Group and Viola Camerata Pictures
Who: All Tour Group and Viola Camerata members
When: Saturday, 10/29, 10 AM (normal Saturday Class time) Do not be late or you may miss the group picture!
Where: Founders Hall
Wear: Tour Group uniforms

Saturday, November 5th—ILMEA All-District Festival at Edwardsville High School.
Who: High and Middle School students were accepted into ILMEA. See your school orchestra teacher for details.

Sunday, December 4th—SIUE Suzuki Ensembles Concert
Who: All Tour Group Students! (attendance by Tour Group members is REQUIRED)
When: Sunday, 12/4, 2 PM (call at 1 PM)
Where: Dunham Hall Theater
Wear: Tour Group uniforms

Saturday, January 28th—Graduation and Honors Recital
Who: Anyone graduating or performing an Honors Performance (talk to your teacher)
When: Saturday, 1/28, 1:30 PM
Where: Abbott Auditorium, SIUE

Saturday, February 11th—John and Kay Kendall Concerto Competition
Who: Anyone qualified for Concerto Competition (see official announcement or ask your teacher)
When: Saturday, 2/11, sign up for a time in the afternoon
Where: Founders Hall

Saturday-Sunday, March 4-5th—SIUE Suzuki Workshop at Founders Hall
Who: All students in the Suzuki Program (attendance by Tour Group members is REQUIRED)
When: Saturday-Sunday, 3/4 and 3/5, Morning-Early Afternoon both days
Where: Founders Hall, SIUE
Wear: Your Tour Group Security shirt

Saturday, April 8th—SIUE Suzuki Ensembles Concert
Who: All Tour Group Students! (attendance by Tour Group members is REQUIRED)
When: Saturday, 4/8, 2 PM (Call at 1 PM)
Where: LeClaire Christian Church, 1914 Esic Dr., Edwardsville IL 62025
Wear: Tour Group uniforms

Sunday, April 23rd—SIUE Suzuki Spring Festival Concert
Who: All Tour Group Students! (attendance by Tour Group members is REQUIRED)
When: Sunday, 4/23, 2 PM (Call at 1 PM)
Where: Meridian Ballroom, Memorial Union Center, SIUE
Wear: Tour Group uniforms
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