WINTER NEWSLETTER

ALL-COUNTY ORCHESTRA – UPDATED 1/23/24

ALL-COUNTY JAZZ – UPDATED 1/22/24

ALL COUNTY CHORUS UPDATES

WCSMA EVENTS

Saturday, January 6
Auditions
9:00 am-12:00 pm

Wednesday, February 14
Rehearsal #1
6:30-9:30 pm

Tuesday, March 12
Rehearsal #2
6:30-9:30 pm

Wednesday, March 13
Rehearsal #3
6:30-9:30 pm

Friday, March 15
Concert
7:30 pm

FEBRUARY 12
Instrumental & Choral Rehearsal #1
*Snow Date 2/13*

MARCH 5
Instrumental & Choral Rehearsal #2
*Snow Date 3/6*

MARCH 9
1:30 pm Orchestra Concert

5:00 pm Band Concert

*Snow Date 3/16*

MARCH 10
1:00 pm Chorus Concert
*Snow Date 3/17*

All rehearsals and performances will take place at New Rochelle HS

APRIL 12-13 (Blind Brook)
Strings I-IV, All Levels Harp, and
Classical Guitar
No Piano
No Jazz

APRIL 26-27 (Chappaqua)
Up-County, Including Instrumental/Vocal Jazz
No Piano
No Strings I-IV, Harp, Classical Guitar

MAY 3-4 (Pelham)
Down-County
No Piano
No Jazz
No Strings I-IV, Harp, Classical Guitar

MAY 31- June 1 (Ardsley)
Piano Only

MAY 28 – 31 (Panas HS, Lakeland)

May 28 – Orchestra
May 29 – Band
May 30 & 31 – Choral

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January 13, 2024

Dear WCSMA Membership:

As we kick off the new year, I am looking forward to all of the great things that will be happening in our county throughout the coming months! Here are some important dates and reminders:

  • WCSMA will be hosting a mid-year gathering on Friday, January 26 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Archie Grand in White Plains. Light bites are included and new teachers can enjoy a free drink!
  • Our Zone Representative, Kim Dunkin, will be hosting an informational Zoom meeting about the various functions that NYSSMA serves, as well as answer any questions regarding NYSSMA festivals. The meeting will take place on Monday, January 29 at 7:00 PM. Please confirm your attendance here: https://t.ly/bvEyV
  • All-County Band, Orchestra, and Chorus will begin rehearsals soon. Here are the dates, times, and location:

Rehearsal #1: Monday, February 12 from 3:30 to 6:30 at New Rochelle HS

Rehearsal #2: Tuesday, March 5 from 3:30 to 6:30 at New Rochelle HS

The snow date for Feb. 12 will be Feb. 13, and the snow date for March 5 will be March 6

  • The All-County Band and Orchestra Concert is on Saturday, March 9 at New Rochelle HS

– Orchestra students will arrive at 11:30 AM and perform at 1:30 PM

– Band students will arrive at 3:00 PM and perform at 5:00 PM

The snow date for the concert is March 16

  • All-County Chorus Concert is Sunday, March 10 at New Rochelle HS

– Chorus students will arrive at 11:30 AM and perform at 1:30 PM

The snow date for the concert is March 17

  • All-County Jazz rehearsals will begin in February. Here are the dates, times, and location:

Rehearsal #1: Thursday, February 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 at Hommocks MS

Rehearsal #2: Tuesday, March 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 at Hommocks MS

Rehearsal #3: Wednesday, March 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 at Hommocks MS

  • All-County Jazz Concert is Friday, March 15 at 7:30 at Hommocks MS

NYSSMA Down-County, Up-County, Strings, Piano, and Major festival information can all be found here: http://wcsma.org/new/portfolio/nyssma/.

Please let us know if you have any questions about any of the aforementioned events. We are looking forward to a 2024 filled with music and celebration!

Sincerely,

Jamie Stroffolino
President, Westchester County School Music Association