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Welcome to Mrs. Dowd's homepage! Please come back often for updates. Please feel free to contact me via email email@example.com 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 6, 2018 (12/7/18 snow day)
Perry Elementary(Orchestra/Band) - December 11, 2018 (12/12/18 snow day)
Tilden Elementary(Band, Orchestra, Chorus) - December 13, 2018 (12/20/18 snow day)
Middle School - December 18, 2018 (in school 12/14/18, MS Dress Rehearsal 12/17/18) (12/19/18 snow day)
High School Ensembles - January 29, 2019 (1/30/19 snow day)
High School Core - May 7, 2019
High School Ensembles - May 14. 2019
Perry/Tilden Elementary (band, orchestra, and Perry chorus) - May 16, 2019 at High School
Hamburg Area Middle School - May 21, 2019 (Dress rehearsal 5/20/19, in school 5/23/19)
MS High Notes Festival - May 10, 2019
HS NYC Trip - May 3, 2019
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.