(Sarah)   Welcome to our concert. All 5 of our string groups will perform for you.

(Ian)   The Beginning and Intermediate Orchestras are making their way to the stage for a combined opening warm up song called "Baby Shark".


(Citlaili)   Our string program at New Horizon is primarily using "The Suzuki Method".

(Aubrey) The video we're going to watch explains about learning music for everyone.

Beginning Orchestra

( Elijah) The Beginning Orchestra will warm up using the Suzuki big bow method by playing DADEGAD.

(Jonathan) This song is quite useful to help students get a loud and high quality sound.  Big bows are essential to the Suzuki Method.

(Paityn) Demonstration of small bows.

(Shalia) Demonstration of medium bows

(Angel) Demonstration of big bows


(Cecilia ) The Beginning Orchestra is now going to play "Daddy Shark".

(Domingo ) This is a variation of Baby Shark with different fingers on the fingerboard.  This is fun for the students and helps develop good bowing and finger intonation.

(Levi ) Demonstration of high 2nd on the A string.

Daddy Shark

(Natalie ) Lightly Row is the 2nd song in the Suzuki Method book 1.  It is a popular song to help students set their fingers on the finger board while also using big bows.

(Layla ) Good posture and accurately holding the bow helps get an extension for the wrist to help get that "big sound" that Dr. Suzuki expects.

Lightly Row

(Ian ) Let's give the Beginning Orchestra another round of applause.

(Sarah ) The Intermediate Orchestra will begin by warming up with Mr. Wyler's arrangement of DADEGAD in the "Carpenters Style".

Intermediate Orchestra

( Sadie) Demonstration of small bows.

(Nevaeh) Demonstration of medium bows

(Fernando) Demonstration of big bows


( Citlali) The Intermediate Orchestra is also going to play "Lightly Row".

(Aubrey) This is a fundamental song in the Suzuki Method.  It helps students get a good sound while also placing their fingers in the right spot on the finger board.

(Jonathan) Playing the violin helps encourage students to listen to what they are playing instead of just pushing fingers down on the fingerboard.

(Elijah ) This song uses "high second" on the A string.  We play 4th finger instead of open E.  Demonstration.

Lightly Row

(Ian) The Intermediate Orchestra is now going to play "Professional Shark".

(Sarah) This is a good practice song to get the performers to place their fingers in the right place along with big bows.

(Ian) This version uses all of the fingers with the 2nd fingers playing "high 2nd".  Demonstration.

Professional Shark

(Fernando) The Intermediate Orchestra will perform the slow version of "Perpetual Motion".

(Sammy) This is #9 in the Suzuki Book.  It uses "high 2nd" on the A string and "low 2nd" on the E string.

#9 Perpetual Motion

(Citlali ) Let's give the Intermediate Orchestra another round of applause.

(Ian) Here is another video clip of Dr. Suzuki explaining how his method can help students become "fine people".

(Sarah) He is convinced that musical development in the primary grades is beneficial to students in their future.

Dr Suzuki Movie

(Elijah ) Soloists from the Advanced Orchestra and Super Strings will play for you.

(Jonathan) They will introduce themselves.

Advanced Orchestra & Super Strings

( Elijah) Solo

(Jonathan) Solo

(???) Solo

(Ian) The Advanced Orchestra will play Minuet 1 with repeats.

(Citlali) The bowing and key signatures make this also a difficult song to perform correctly.

Minuet 1

(Elijah) Let's give the Advanced Orchestra another round of applause.

(Aubrey ) The Super Strings will come foreward to perform Minuet 2.

(Citlali) This is a very difficult song to perform.  Any students that can play this song belongs in the "Super Strings".

Minuet 2

(Citlali) Let's give the Super Strings another round of applause.  We will now have 2 soloists perform for you.

(Sarah) Solo

(Ian) Solo

(Citlali) Let's welcome our new performing strings called "The Fiddler Club" directed by Mrs. Kaufman who is also our 1st grade teacher here at New Horizon.

(Domingo) They will be playing " __________" followed by Mrs. Kaufman performing "__________" for us.

The Fiddler Club

Mrs. Kaufman

(Citlali ) The Beginning and Intermediate Orchestras will share the stage for our final song from the movie Transformers.

(Ian) Our next song by special request is Scorponok.

(Sarah) This song is a favorite for our students.

(Citlali) This is a tool to teach low 2nd on the A and D.

(Elijah) This is similar to "Professional Shark" (low 2nd).  Demonstration.


(Citlali) We have enjoyed performing for you tonight.

(Ian) Let's have the "Fiddler Club" stand and take another bow.

(Sarah) Thank you Mrs. Kaufman for your help in starting this group.

(Citlali) Please give everyone another round of applause to all the string students.