Thunder Bay Conservatory of Music


December 17 & 18, 7:30pm, 2021

Hilldale Lutheran Church

Directed by Michelle Zapf-Bélanger

Registration Form

Registration Fee: $20

Schedule & Music

Hello beginner string families!

After a long pandemic hiatus, Stringlings is happening this holiday season after all! The Stringlings are a group of beginning string students ages 3-10, and we haven’t met live as a group in two years! I am hoping you will be interested in getting together for a short-term project to play in the TBSO’s Holiday Pops this December.

Who: violin and cello students of Thunder Bay and area, ages 3-10. What: we’re playing an arrangement of the carol Patapan with the orchestra. There is a part for more advanced players with fingers, and an open A part for students who have begun to play in the last year. Please see attached parts.

Monday, December 6, 5:30-6:15 pm. Rehearsal at Trinity United Church. Enter at the back at Park street.
Thursday, December 9, 5:30-6:15 pm. Rehearsal at Trinity United Church.
Sunday, December 12, 1:15-2 pm. Rehearsal at Trinity United Church.

Thursday, December 16, 6:30-7:10 pm. Dress rehearsal with the TBSO at Hilldale Lutheran Church.
Friday, December 17. Concert with the TBSO. Call time 6:45 pm. (Concert is at 7:30; kids play by 7:40)
Saturday, December 18. Concert with the TBSO. Call time 6:45 pm. (Concert is at 7:30; kids play by 7:40)

*the concert will be streamed internationally on the TBSO website on Dec. 26

Concert logistics
Dress: anything festive!
Covid safety: children and teacher will be masked; students will be distanced on stage. All members of the TBSO and adults in the building are fully vaccinated and masked; wind players who cannot mask at their chairs are tested weekly.
Drop off: at the back door of Hilldale Lutheran church. There will be a person there to greet the children and bring them to their warm-up room. Parents are discouraged from going backstage because of Covid protocols
Supervision: there will be supervisors backstage with the children at a ratio of 1 adult or teenager for every 5 children
Pickup: please pick up your child at the back door of Hilldale Lutheran Church between 8-8:45 pm
Joining adults at the concert: if you are at the concert that evening and would like your child to join you in the audience, please let us know. They will be brought up to your seat

Please register your child at I need an accurate list of the children participating for contact tracing. I will be emailing registered families with updates and further info.
Participation fee: $20. Etransfer to, or debit/credit accepted at rehearsal.

If you would like to volunteer as a backstage supervisor, let us know.