Westchester Elementary Strings Orchestra

2021-2022 Information

Elementary Strings Spring Sectional Rehearsals

Sunday, March 13, 2022 - (Note: 1st day of Daylight Savings)

Session 1: 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM

a. Cellos in Tutak Hall with Mr. Stephen Tjaden

b. Violas in Atrium with Mr. Klinger

c. First Violins in Gym with Ms. Susan Lee Chung

Session 2: 6:30 to 7:45 PM

a. Second violins in Tutak Hall with Mr. Klinger

Please Save this Date - Sectionals are a very important part of our concert preparations. They allow us to improve the music specific to each section, in a relaxed, workshop-like setting, without asking the rest of the orchestra to wait for long periods of time. Consequently, this is a really important rehearsal, and your attendance is strongly encouraged.

If you have a family emergency or a previously scheduled commitment at your assigned time, please contact Mr. Klinger or parent liaisons ahead of time.

General Information - Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time to unpack and tune instruments.

What to Bring - music stand and folder (containing ALL the music), sharpened pencil, cello and bass rock stops.

Inclement Weather Policy - Contact your conductor/parent liaisons when in doubt. Should the rehearsals be cancelled for weather, we will notify you by email. Please make sure we always have your current email address.

Elementary Strings Contact Information:

Conductor: Bernard Klinger: bernard.klinger@gwyoa.org

ES Parent Liaisons:

Mrs. Elena Inoue: elena.inoue@gwyoa.org

Mrs. Iris Wong: iris.wong@gwyoa.org

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General Information

Arrival: 5:00 pm, Rehearsal: 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm - Tutak Hall

Dear Musicians and Families,

We are busy preparing for the new season of the GWYOA, and eagerly looking forward to our first rehearsal on September 13th. We ask that you monitor this page of our website, especially as the season approaches for further details.

Although there are several things still in flux as I write this, there are a few items you should be aware of:

  • We will be rehearsing on Mondays at St. Gregory’s Church in White Plains.

  • Elementary Strings musicians arrival: 5:00 PM, in the Atrium for quiet tuning

  • Rehearsal in adjacent room: 5:15 – 6:45 PM

  • Chairs are provided. Bring instrument, music folder, and music stand.

We will email you more detailed information as we approach our first rehearsal. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me in the meantime.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!

Bernard Klinger, Conductor,


GWYOA Elementary Strings