The workshop is free and all string musicians are welcome to attend. No registration is required - just come to the first rehearsal or let us know if you plan to attend.
The young orchestra (Rainy Lake Sinfonia -- mostly beginners) meets Sunday through Thursday from 4:00 - 5:00 pm at the Ranier Communty Building.
Advanced musicians practice Monday - Thursday from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.
There will be a concert (free) on Friday at 7:00 pm also at the Ranier Community Building.
The advanced musicians assist the Sinfonia during rehearsals and the concert.
There will be opportunities for groups/ensembles to play additional music. Lessons can be scheduled with our visiting professionals - these are also free.
It's a fun week - we have a family picnic after rehearsal - either on Tuesday or Wednesday and a reception after the concert.
If you know anyone who might like to attend - please pass this information to them or call John Faith at 286-3281 or Joe Belanger at 240-4484. This group or parts of this group are available for parties or weddings, just call or text John Faith at (218) 330-4853
5:30 pm until 7:00 pm in The Dungeon at Backus Community Center.
For more information or next practice date, please call Joe Belanger at 240-4484 or John Faith 286-3281 or text to (218) 330-4853.
The entire group also belongs to and attends The Borderland Community Orchestra rehearsals every Tuesday from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm, during the school year, at the Elementary School in Emo, Ontario. If anyone needs a ride, we leave from behind City Drug at 5:30 pm, call John Faith at 286-3281 for details.
Literature that is worked on at Monday evening rehearsals is from medium through difficult range. In other words, the music starts at a High School level of difficulty and proceeds through major works from major composers. These latter works can be quite technical and difficult to master.
The group performs about once a month for functions at Backus Community Center, perform with the Borderland Community Orchestra in Emo, hold a string camp each year in August at the Ranier Community Building for beginning through advanced string players, perform at area churches and educational institutions, and are available for a fee for weddings and special events. Booking contact is John Faith (218) 286-3281.
Instructors available in the Borderland area: