ORCHESTRA GROUPS


THE CIVIC ORCHESTRA

The Yuma Civic Orchestra is a chamber orchestra for the Advanced Musician playing University level repertoire.

All string musicians must be proficient in position work. The need for private music instruction is stressed. Performing attire is formal. The Civic Orchestra maintains a high profile throughout Yuma and Arizona. They perform frequently with exceptional quality concerts.

The Civic Orchestra rehearses on Tuesday evenings at Cibola High School located at 4100 West 20th Street (Go to the back of school from 18th Street and enter the Fine Arts Building.) They meet in room 704 from 6:45pm - 9:15pm.

To request a performance, make a donation, or schedule an audition, contact Janet Jones by email Janet@rljones.com

 

THE CIVIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA

The Civic Light Orchestra is currently a class that expands the intermediate player’s technique and knowledge of music.

Students attending the class have a chance to learn theory, see videos about composers, famous violinists, and to play independently in an ensemble. It is an instructional orchestra that encourages its players to go on to the Civic Orchestra. Technique includes bowing, scales, proper instrument hold, and vibrato. Theory lessons include the tetrachords, circle of fifths, intervals, major and minor scales. Players participate in one or more ensembles depending on the instrumentation of the class. There is a final concert at semester’s end.

The Civic Orchestra rehearses on Wednesday evenings at Cibola High School located at 4100 West 20th Street (Go to the back of school from 18th Street and enter the Fine Arts Building.) They meet in room 704 from 6:45pm - 9:15pm.

To request a performance, make a donation, or schedule an audition, contact Janet Jones by email Janet@rljones.com

 

THE STRING AMBASSADORS

The String Ambassadors class is for the highly motivated 7th-12th grade student who doesn't mind having a busy performing schedule.

String Ambassadors have performed in California and Arizona, but mostly in the Yuma area to promote the Yuma String programs. The requirements to become a String Ambassador are: audition, play in another Yuma orchestra class, take private music lessons, and wear the uniform with pride.

Currently, the Senior String Ambassadors has 20 players who attend various schools in the Yuma area. They were required to pass a playing audition and interview, and practice 30 minutes per day at least 100 days in a semester.

The days they have lessons and the days they have orchestra count towards their practice time. Through performing comes the experience to perfect their skills, so they are eager to play for your social function. Funds raised from performances are used to pay the expenses for their enrichment opportunities.

To request a performance, make a donation, or schedule an audition, contact Janet Jones by email Janet@rljones.com

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YOUNG STRING AMBASSADORS

The Young String Ambassadors is a performing string ensemble for elementary and middle school students who are in the early stages of their musical development.

It is an Arizona Western College music class which was developed in 2002. Students represent schools from all over the county. The class is designed so that young people have an opportunity to:

DEVELOP:
an appreciation for quality music, basic ensemble; skills, ear-training, memorization skills, a good work ethic, taking responsibility, communication skills, strong sense of self-worth.
LEARN:
how to play a violin, viola, cello with great beauty, perform in public, follow directions, work as a strong team member.

The class is provided by Arizona Western College Continuing Education and supported by the Yuma Orchestra Association. Students register through Arizona Western College Continuing Education by calling 928-317-6150. The classes are held on Tuesday afternoons and evening at Cibola High School. For more information, please e-mail Janet Jones at janet@rljones.com.

 

TWINKLERS

The Twinklers is an off-shoot from the Arizona Western College class, the Young String Ambassadors.

It began in 2003 for elementary students. It is designed for the beginner string player to:

DEVELOP:
an appreciation for quality music, basic ensemble; skills, ear-training, memorization skills, a good work ethic, taking responsibility, communication skills, strong sense of self-worth.
LEARN:
how to play a violin, viola, cello with great beauty, perform in public, follow directions, work as a strong team member.

The class is provided by Arizona Western College Continuing Education and supported by the Yuma Orchestra Association. Students register through Arizona Western College Continuing Education by calling 928-317-6150. The classes are held on Tuesday afternoons and evening at Cibola High School. For more information, please e-mail Janet Jones at janet@rljones.com


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