2nd Semester first day of rehearsal:
Senior High ~ January 4
Junior High ~ January 11
Students needing scholarships for tuition or private lessons and
are willing to serve on the stage crew (Senior High) are asked
to contact the Executive Director : firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Symphony Students:
Your artwork could become the cover of one of the programs for
the Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies. Please submit your work
via email: email@example.com and it should be musical in nature
and measure no more than 7.5” x 4.5”.
Questions: call Beth 701-388-4536.
Moorhead Symphony Concerts!
Each Youth Symphony member will receive a voucher good for 5 performances
of any concert of the season for the Fargo Moorhead Symphony.
Thank you FM Symphony!!
Here are the dates:
January 31 or February 1, 2015: All-Beethoven
(featuring a side-by-side with the Senior High Symphony Orchestra
March 21 or 22, 2015: Passion & Beauty
April 25 or 26, 2015: Resurrection
Your Executive Director
Dear FMAYS students, families, Board members and interested friends:
Welcome to the New Board Members! When
you meet Kay Beckermann, Terri Diers or
Brian Sailer, be sure to thank them for being willing to work
on our Board of Directors. The Board meets once a month during
the school term to work on schedules, policies, finances and activities
of the organization. We really appreciate all the volunteers who
do this work! Also, thank you to the student members who are VERY
busy, but take time to help us stay focused on doing the best
we can for all the students musicians.
Once again—-where has summer gone? I was again asked to
work at the String Camp for Junior High students and its such
a joy to hear & see the enthusiasm that they have for music!!
Thank you parents for allowing them this honor of playing in their
school orchestra, participating in the camp and being a member
The summer was not all fun….the FMAYS computer decided that
it had worked enough! It slowed to a halt at the end of July….I
had to wait about 10 days, but now have a new computer, so we
are set for a few years.
Another change for FMAYS is that the Concerto Competition has
moved to January 24.
The Noren Ellingson Memorial Fund
This fund was established in memory of Noren Ellingson after his
death in an industrial accident in August of 2011. His three children
and three nieces have played in the Youth Symphonies. Noren was
an active volunteer for FMAYS as well as a faithful attendee to
all of his families’ concerts.
The Fund is being used to purchase music for FMAYS. If you would
be interested in contributing to this ongoing project, please
send in your check to FMAYS, PO Box 2691, Fargo ND 58108 and indicate
Thank you for your consideration!
There have been some comments about a few people using iPads, smartphones
or iPhones during our performances to photograph or otherwise record
the concert. The other audience members around those users are being
distracted by this and not in a good way.
please refrain from using your equipment during the concert! Be
a thoughtful audience member and don’t take away from the
performance. Also, if you MUST leave and/or return to the concert,
do so during the applause. Thank you!
Do you have any musical instruments in your home that no one plays
or that you’ve been thinking of selling or giving away? How
about donating them to FMAYS? We are collecting used instruments
for students who don’t have the resources to purchase or rent
Even if the instrument is in need of some tender loving care (a.k.a.
repair), we could fix it up and put it in the hands of a student
eager to practice!
So contact Beth at the office (701-388-4536) and we’ll arrange
to pick it up. Thank you!