I hope you are all ready for a great school year! I am very much looking forward to seeing you all again or meeting you for the first time! I will be requiring a new technique book for all string players this year and will be placing an order from school. The book is called “Expressive Techniques for Orchestra” by K. Brungard. The book sells for $9.95 per book and I plan to put in an order this coming Monday. If you would like me to order the book, please write a check to Bloomfield Hills Schools with the subject line “Orch Book for (Student Name)” and have your daughter or son give me the check.
Also, if you are in need of new strings (each musician should have one extra set) or any other accessories for the school the Shar Music company in Ann Arbor is having a 10% off sale on strings. Also, I will offer my services if your family is interested in upgrading your musicians instrument. I believe it is very important to have a great instrument to be part of a great ensemble! Here is the link to the site for your connivence. http://www.sharmusic.com/thomastik81512.html
Also, we will be having a welcome back meeting for all music families on August 28. We will be distributing uniforms after the meeting and discuss the upcoming school year, the history of the program, lessons, expectations, your role as an IA parent and introduce Mr. Eric LaNoue.
To keep you informed please make sure you are following our blog at http://iamusicboosters.org/ which has has our calendar and updates to school news and ways you can help to support the IA Music department.
Welcome back and talk to you soon,