Check here for event updates and additions throughout the year.
Events listed in bold type are REQUIRED for all Suzuki students, so please make them a priority for your family.
The events that we schedule are essential components of a true Suzuki program, and participation by every student is vital to the success of the individual and group alike. Learning about commitment, consistency, and working together toward a common goal (even when you don’t want to!) will serve our children throughout their life's paths. Maybe we'll even learn the skill of enjoying the most routine parts of our days!
There are always instances where conflicts with other school activities and extra-curricular events occur, but please weigh all options before missing a scheduled Suzuki event. Contact Mrs. Nies at email@example.com or Mrs. McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org with any issues as soon as they are known so arrangements may be made to accommodate a full or partial absence.
Suzuki Events 2014-2015 (5/29/2014)
Friday, Aug 1: Every Child Can! registration due
Tuesday, Aug 12: 7:30-2 & 3:00-7:00 Student Registration
Wednesday, Aug. 20: Amarillo College Faculty Day
Saturday, Aug 23: 9 AM - 4 PM Every Child Can! seminar for prospective parents and teachers
Week of Aug 25: Private Lessons Begin
Wednesday, Aug 27: Group Classes Begin
Saturday, Sept 13: 9:30 AM Play-in – Music Building & Concert Hall Theatre, Amarillo College Washington Street Campus
Play-ins are family times and feature large group work with a teacher. Family and friends are welcome.
Saturday, Sept 13: 8PM Chamber Music Amarillo Group Performance: Advanced Viola Group
Saturday, Sept 20: 9 AM – 12 PM Amarillo College UIL All-Region Help String Clinic , 9-10:30 Middle School, 10:30-12 High School (all area Middle and High School string players are invited)
Tuesday, Sept 23: 7 PM Solo Recital #1 - Oak Acorn Room, CUB, Amarillo College Washington Street Campus
Saturday, Oct 4: 9:30 AM Play-in – Music Building & Concert Hall Theatre, Amarillo College Washington Street Campus
October 4&5: Amarillo Opera Fall Production
Saturday October 11: 8PM Chamber Music Amarillo Group Performance:Advanced Cello Group
Saturday, Oct 18: Middle School UIL Region Auditions
Thursday, Oct 23: High School UIL Region Auditions
Saturday, Oct 25: All-State UIL Taping **unconfirmed**
Tuesday, Oct 28: 7 PM Solo Recital #2 - Oak Acorn Room, CUB, Amarillo College Washington Street Campus
Held throughout the year, solo recitals provide a dignified setting for students to perform individually. Family, friends, and the general public are invited.
Saturday, Nov. 8: AM Barnes & Noble Fundraiser Play-in
Sunday, Nov. 23: 3 PM Orchestra/Ensembles Concert
Tuesday, Nov. 25: 7 PM Solo Recital #3 - Oak Acorn Room, CUB, Amarillo College Washington Street Campus
Wednesday, Nov 26: No Group (Thanksgiving)
Dec. 5 & 6: Middle and High School Region Clinic & Concert
Week of Dec. 1: Last Week of Private/Group Lessons
Dec 3: Last Group Lessons for Fall
Week of Dec 8: Lesson Make-up Week
Mon/Tues, Jan 5&6 10:30-2 & 3-5:30: Student Registration
Saturday, Jan 10: 9:30 AM Play-in – TBA
Week of Jan 12: Private and Group Lessons Begin
Saturday, Jan 17: 8PM Chamber Music Amarillo Group Performance:Small Ensemble TBA
Saturday, Jan 24: UIL Solo & Ensemble
Tuesday, Jan 27: 7 PM Solo Recital #4, Oak Acorn Room, CUB, Amarillo College Washington Street Campus
Tuesday, Feb 24: 7 PM Solo Recital #5, Oak Acorn Room, CUB, Amarillo College Washington Street Campus
Feb 27-Mar 1: SUZUKI ALL-STAR WEEKEND
Friday, Feb 27: 6-8 PM Workshop Play-ins & Pizza Party
Saturday, Feb 28: Workshop (required of all students)
Saturday, Feb 28:(as part of the workshop) 8PM Chamber Music Amarillo Group Performance: Advanced Violin Group
Sunday, Mar 1: 3 PM Annual Group Recital – TBA
This yearly event features all students performing pieces selected by the faculty. The Annual Recital is an exciting time for students to collaborate and show off the year's hard work after a weekend of working with guest clinicians.
Saturday, Mar 14: 8PM Chamber Music Amarillo Group Performance:Small Ensemble TBA
Wednesday, March 18: NO Group (Spring Break)
Week of Mar 25-31: Student Practice-a-thon
Tuesday, Mar 31: 7 PM Solo Recital #6, Oak Acorn Room, CUB, Amarillo College Washington Street Campus
April 1: Summer Scholarship App Deadline
April 4&5: Amarillo Opera Spring Production
Wednesday, Apr 22: Last Wednesday Group Lessons
Saturday, Apr 25: 9:30 AM Play-in – TBA
Sunday, Apr 26: 3:00 PM Orchestras & Ensembles Concert – TBA
The general public is encouraged to attend.
Tuesday, Apr 28: 7 PM Solo Recital #7, Oak Acorn Room, CUB, Amarillo College Washington Street Campus
Week of April 27: Last Week of Private Lessons
Thursday, May TBA Suzuki Orchestra competes at GSWMF
Week of May 4: Lesson Make-up Week