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Strings School Days Field Trip 2011

This week, the youth music education outreach program Strings School Days returns to Northwest Colorado. Leading this two-year cycle is violinist, educator, and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR). During his time here, he will meet students from 11 schools at classroom visits and field trips.

Roumain will also work closely with music students, leading interactive sessions where students will experience music and instruments in new ways. Some of his musical experiments include manipulating tempos, walking while playing, and decomposing scores. Above all, Roumain strives to show students that they can be composers simply by making a few small changes. He empowers the students to take control of their music.

All Strings School Days events are free and open to the public. Check out the schedule below for details on when you can see DBR.

Strings School Days Schedule
Classroom Visits – Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek, Hayden, Craig
Monday, May 7
8:25-9:55am: Steamboat Springs High School (Concert Band)
10:45-11:30am: Steamboat Springs Middle School (8th Grade Band)
12:45-1:30pm: Christian Heritage School
2:45-3:30pm: Soroco High School and Middle School

Tuesday, May 8
8:25-9:55am: Steamboat Springs High School (Jazz Band)
1:50-3:20pm Steamboat Springs Middle School (7th Grade Band)

Wednesday, May 9
8:15-9:00am: Moffat County High School
10:00-10:45am: Hayden High School
1:45-2:35pm: Lowell Whiteman Primary School

Field Trips – Strings Music Pavilion
Thursday, May 10
10:15-11:00am: Strawberry Park, Soda Creek, and South Routt
1:00-1:45pm: Strawberry Park and Soda Creek Elementary Schools

Friday, May 11
10:00-10:45am: Steamboat Springs Middle and High Schools

Free Concert – Strings Music Pavilion
Friday, May 11 at 7:00pm
Tickets will be available Friday evening outside the Pavilion starting at 6:00pm and the doors open at 6:30pm. There are no advance ticket reservations.

Did you know that it costs $20 for one student to complete the two-year Strings School Days program? However, thanks to our generous supporters, all students and schools participate for absolutely no cost. To keep bringing music education programs to our youth, the Guild of Strings Music Festival is hosting the Light Up the Night Fundraiser. They will be accepting donations at DBR’s free community concert on May 11. Please consider sponsoring a student for one or two years with a $10 or $20 donation.

Posted on May 7, 2012
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