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:

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Mutes from SharMusic.com: Violin / Viola / Cello