Westchester Junior Strings Orchestra

2021-2022 Information

General Information

Arrival: 6:45 pm, Rehearsal: 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm - St. Gregory’s Gym

What to bring to rehearsals: chair with protected feet, folding music stand, music folder (supplied) containing ALL the music, sharpened pencil, cellos and bassists - rubber tips installed on both their end pin and rock stop.

Our orchestra will work as a single cohort every week. There will not be a Zoom option for our rehearsals; all musicians will be expected to attend in person every week.

All musicians other than bassists should also have a mute – I recommend the rubber “Tourte” type. Be sure you don't get a "practice mute;" that's for a different purpose. Links for purchasing mute at right.


We will be rehearsing once again at St. Gregory’s Church in White Plains.

*Junior Strings musicians should plan to arrive by 6:45; rehearsal will be held from 7:00 to 8:45. (This timing may be tweaked a bit but will be approximately that.)

*We will be in the gym at St. Gregory’s once again and musicians will be asked to bring chairs to each rehearsal.

*Our orchestra will work as a single cohort every week. There will not be a Zoom option for our rehearsals; all musicians will be expected to attend in person every week.


Junior Strings Contact Information:

Conductor: Jacqueline Stern: jacqueline.stern@gwyoa.org

JS Parent Liaison:

Sujatha Thalappillil: sujatha.thalappillil@gwyoa.org

Junior Strings Links:

2021-2022 JS Season Registration

Make Tuition Payment

In order to secure your seat in the orchestra, please make tuition payment and complete registration form by August 16, 2021. Wait listed musicians will be offered your seat after the deadline.

Mutes from SharMusic.com: Violin / Viola / Cello