Parent Portal

Neighborhood Strings Parents

Parent Portal

Welcome to the Neighborhood Strings Parent Portal! Here you will find all the information you need to ensure that you and your child as the best experience as we navigate these unsettling times.

We will let you know via text, phone or email if there is an important message here. If you have not done so already, please let us know your preferred method of communication. Be sure we have your most current phone and email.

Please be sure to check out our COVID-19 resource section for the lastest information regarding testing, vaccines, food, and rental assistance.

Did you know that you can attend most WCMS concerts for free? Order your tickets online and use discount code “NS” at checkout! We hope to see you there!

Summer Music Camp

Neighborhood Strings is offering 2 weeks of music camp this summer! Please register by July 8, 2022.

Participating in Camp is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!

Week 1: July 11-15
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 83 Lancaster St.
Time: 1:00-5:00pm

*This week is part of “ChamberFest,” a larger music camp for students of all ages.

Week 2: July 18-22
Location: Main South CDC, 875 Main St.
Time: 10:00am-2:30pm (lunch provided)

*This week is for Neighborhood Strings only

Cost: $25 per week

Both weeks are open to all ages and abilities. Parents must provide transportation to camp. The days will feature instrumental music, private lessons, choir (week 1), performances, social time, and optional sports/outdoor time.

Apply online or by mailing in the application found here:
https://worcesterchambermusic.org/2020-registration-forms/

Annual Family Concert Performance

Date and Time: Sunday, March 6, 1:30 and 4:00 PM

*This event is a very fun and important occasion and is mandatory for all students. If your child cannot attend for any reason, please let Ariana know in advance.

 Location: JMAC BrickBox Theater, 20 Franklin Street

Woodland/Claremont/CDC site participants: arrive at 12:30, show begins at 1:30

Learning First participants: arrive at 3:00, show begins at 4:00

Attend ONLY the show assigned to your school/program site. Neighborhood Strings is the “opening act” to the 1-hr family concert and we ask that you stay for the entire performance.

Please sit in the sections marked for Neighborhood Strings. Family members will need tickets which they can pick up from teachers the week before the show Feb. 28-March 4)

Green Group/new players: You will not perform, but attending the shows is encouraged. Come early for the EcoTarium insect display.

Parking: Street parking and the Worcester Public Library parking lot are free on Sundays

Dress: Nice clothes (“church clothes”), no jeans or sneakers (and masks)

***Vaccination/Covid testing requirement: This venue REQUIRES either proof of vaccination or an antigen test taken ON THE DAY of the concert. This requirement is for all family/audience members as well as performers. WE CAN PROVIDE COVID TESTS for you, friends and family members if needed. Pick them up at the CDC or school the week before the concert, take one on the day of the concert, and bring a picture of your negative test result on your phone. Easy!
There will be no testing at the venue.

Looking forward to this very fun event!

Ariana
ariana@worcesterchambermusic.org

(203) 464-4924

Winter Performance

Greetings! You are invited to a Holiday Recital this coming Friday, 12/17 featuring the young musicians of Neighborhood Strings.

Date: Friday, December 17

Time: 4:00-5:00. Students arrive to prepare at 3:30. (If you already have lessons earlier that day, come at your regular time!)

Cookie Party (outdoors weather permitting): 5:00-5:30

Location: Main South CDC, 875 Main Street

Parking in lot or on Main St. (free)

Bring instruments and music. Dressing up or wearing Neighborhood Strings t-shirts is optional, but encouraged. Please bring and wear masks for all kids and family members. It will be a bit crowded during this short concert.

All students who participate in ensemble will be performing.

If you are the family of a new student this fall, your child will not be performing (yet!) but your family is invited to meet all our staff and see a little of what we do.

Ariana Falk

Education Director, Worcester Chamber Music Society
ariana@worcesterchambermusic.org

(203) 464-4924

Fall Update and Events

Dear students and parents,

Happy fall! We hope all are healthy and we look forward to the return of live music all around. It’s been an amazing year of music-making despite the difficult times.

We are so happy that many students are returning to in-person lessons and ensembles. That said, the new interactions lead to increasing Covid risks as well. We ask you to be vigilant in your home gatherings about wearing masks and physical distancing.

-For in-person students, if you have been asked to quarantine or be tested due to exposure at school, this quarantine will apply to Neighborhood Strings as well.

-If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to me: Ariana Falk 203-464-4924 (phone or text) or Ariana@worcesterchambermusic.org

Upcoming Events:

Neighborhood Strings Music on Main with Clark Sinfonia
Date: November 6, 2021
Time: 4:00pm
JMAC Popup, 20 Franklin St.

This event is only open to Neighborhood Strings families.

___________________________

Ariana Falk

Education Director, Worcester Chamber Music Society
ariana@worcesterchambermusic.org

(203) 464-4924

Our winter performance party is set for Saturday, December 19 at 3pm.
Click here to see the details

Program Registration

Dear Families,

We are so excited to get started!!

Please attend a registration session THIS Friday, Sept. 18.
Location: Main South CDC, 875 Main St. (Follow signs to the back of building)
Time: Learning First Charter: 3:00-4:30
              Woodland/Claremont: 4:30-6:00
You only need to attend for a 20-minute period during this time (no need to sign up for a slot)
Park in the lot or for free on Main Street.
Please bring the registration fee: $25 for the fall (you may also pay the complete $50 for the year at this time). You may also request the fee be reduced if it is a hardship.
Both in-person and online students should come to this registration. Bring instruments so that our teachers can tune them and make sure all are in good shape. (If you cannot make it to the meeting, please contact me to make a separate arrangement).
To keep each other safe, all family members over age 2 should wear a mask at all times when on the premises. Weather permitting, registration will take place outdoors. Thank you!
Lesson times: We are currently putting together our jigsaw puzzle and should have final lesson times by Friday. Please contact your child’s teacher for questions about time and day in advance.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Ariana Falk
Program Director
203-464-4924
Ariana@worcesterchambermusic.org

Parents, please read our 2021-2022 Family Handbook for information about Neighborhood Strings.

COVID-19 Resources (updated 11/11)
We will post important resources that may be helpful to you during this challenging time. Food assistance, rental assistance, vaccinations and more. COVID-19 resource website

Important Documents
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Free tickets
Did you know that free tickets are available for all Neighborhood Strings families to most Worcester Chamber Music Society concerts? Click the button below to see the full concert schedule.
Email Tracy@worcesterchambermusic to reserve your tickets.