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Welcome to Mrs. Dowd's homepage! Please come back often for updates. Please feel free to contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (610) 562-2241 x 4147
Students who have already started playing a string instrument have been placed in lessons.
Students who are in their first year of learning a string instruments have been placed in lessons.
Advanced Orchestra and Beginning Orchestra will begin in September.
To get better at any skill, it helps to practice. The more you practice, the better chance you have of doing well on your instrument. Play for everyone: your mom, dad, siblings, cats, dogs, grandparents, aunts and uncles (stuffed animals too! They are great listeners).
Prepared and Present:
It is important to not only practice but bring your instrument, music/lesson book, and your agenda to class and orchestra. Your presence helps us to sound great!
Upcoming concerts, rehearsals and day concerts:
High School Core (band, chorus, and orchestra) - December 5, 2019 (12/6/19 snow day)
Perry Elementary(Orchestra/Band) - December 10, 2019 (12/11/19 snow day)
Tilden Elementary(Band, Orchestra, Chorus) - December 12, 2019 (12/13/19 snow day)
Middle School - December 17, 2019 (in school 12/13/19, MS Dress Rehearsal 12/16/19) (12/18/19 snow day)
High School Ensembles - January 28, 2020 (1/29/20 snow day)
High School Core - May 5, 2020
High School Ensembles - May 12. 2020
Perry/Tilden Elementary (band, orchestra, and Perry chorus) - May 14, 2020 at High School
Hamburg Area Middle School - May 19, 2020 (Dress rehearsal 5/18/20, in school 5/21/20)
MS High Notes Festival - May 15, 2020
HS VA Trip - May 1-3, 2020
Keep practicing! Remember your instrument and music at each lesson and orchestra!
Please make sure everyone checks out the Hamburg Area Music Association page for information concerning fundraisers, concerts, and meeting times. Get involved! Here is the link
Reading Musical Foundation
The Reading Musical Foundation is a Berks County supporter of the arts. There are MANY scholarships and information located on their website. Please feel free to visit the website and look around.Reading Musical Foundation
Summer Lesson Information
Summer lessons are given to encourage practice and continued development on the student's instrument. Information is handed out to students in the spring.
Berks Summer String Institute:
Check out the website for more information www.berkstrings.org Great way to keep playing over the summer! The program is free to participate. The group meets over the summer on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 PM (time and day subject to change) at Governor Mifflin Intermediate school in Reading, PA. Mrs. Dowd is one of the directors at this summer event.