Summer of 2019 is coming!

We here at Berks Summer Strings are already planning for a great summer of orchestral strings learning and music making. In the link below is a flyer that you can print out for reference or pass along to friends.

2019 FLYER

More information will be coming. Already, many of past staff and teachers have committed to come back. We are excited to meet our new students as well as see some of our “old friends” from the past 8 years!


Program Preview.

I am so proud of your progress in making music this summer! Taking a little time to play with one another, helping each other a bit and creating some great moments and music. Here is a preview of Tueday’s concert:


Concert Details

Tuesday, August 7th

  • 5:30P  Set up (volunteer) set up chairs & stands in amphitheater
  • 6:30P  Call – Chins set cases in large ensemble room, pins go to music class room (bass room). Get tuned and set up.
  • 6:50P  Seating. Chamber group sit in first 2 rows, Stradivari fill in 2nd – 3rd rows, and Micheli strings fill in the rest of the seats.
  • 7P Concert will begin. It will last about 40 minutes.
  • Concert dress can be your school colors or t-shirts, fun summer clothes …
  • Audience may want to bring lawn chairs to sit in.

2018, What a great start!

Over 200 registered for the summer!

About 140 on our first night!

Great sight-readers in both groups!

Just wow for all involved.

PS – If you are waiting for an email that says you registered, you are not going to get one. At the end of the registration form there was a message that read, “thank you for reregistering.” Congrats, you are in! Come when you can, don’t when you can’t, but try not to miss the fun and music making.   ~ Holgate

First Day!

Some quick points.  🙂

  • 113 Young String Musician Registered!
  • BEGINNERS (Micheli) session is from 630 – 730
  • ADVANCED (Stradivari)  session is from 730 – 830
  • Chamber Orchestra will be selected tonight and next Tuesday (830-9P)
  • Parents are welcome to stay or leave, younger siblings are invited to explore our playgrounds.
  • We are excited about are music selections this season! Fun stuff!