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Sunday, March 3, 2019 by Hannah Violette | Uncategorized

Happy March, Harmonics students and families - spring cannot come any quicker!

I love the poetry of the ancient Persian, Hafiz.  It transcends religion and culture, touching each of us at the deepest point of our emotions and experiences.  Just as even the hint of a song I love fills me with joy, so does the thought of crocuses peeking their heads through the thrice-frozen ground (because we've had three rounds of winter this year!), the trill of those birds that live in the marshes along the north end of the Leo Adler riverwalk, and the feel of the spring sun on my face.  It is almost spring!


It is also almost Syllabus time, as well.  If you haven't checked the calendar already, here is a schedule for Friday, March 8: 

     9:00 - Kegan Bott

     9:25 - Gabe Bott

     9:50 - Sydney Penning

   10:20 - Cadence Penning

   11:05 - Johnny Zhang

   11:25 - Russell Anderson

Exams will be held at the BHS choir room.  Please enter through the east door, directly into the music wing.  Pass through the double doors into the carpeted hallway where there will be a waiting area set up.  When it is your turn, you will enter through the double doors near the waiting area; following your exam, you will exit through the far door near the outside exit.  It should work very smoothly.


All students participating in Syllabus are entitled to play a piece of their choice in the Syllabus Honors Recital, to be held in La Grande on Sunday, March 10, at 3:00 pm.  This performance is worth points toward their OMTA trophy.  Please notify me immediately if you would like your student to perform.


Please be advised of the following changes to the studio calendar for the month of March:

     Due to a choir festival being held on Wednesday, March 6, those lessons will be held on Thursday, March 7. Although I haven't changed it yet, this may happen again on Wednesday, March 20; please be aware that those lessons may also be held on March 21 instead.

     There will be no lessons scheduled during Spring Break.  

Thank you so much for allowing me the privilege of teaching music!  It is a joy to watch the wink of a song bring so many students joy!