Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sforzando String Camp 2013

Last week, our family had the privilege of attending 
Sforzando String Camp in Downers Grove, Illinois!

The camp is hosted by Marquette Manor Baptist Church

Practicing in the car? "My ears hurt!"

Rebecca was in the Pre-Twinkle class!

Julia was in the Twinkle class

There was a mis-match day on Thursday, so Caleb and a friend posed for a pic :)

There were several master classes with some accomplished musicians 

Mary was first cello in the Beginner Orchestra

Throughout the week, we had great fellowship with other families at the camp!

Anna and a fellow harpist!

Julia and Benjamin



Gotta have some ice cream for a break once in a while :)

All ready for the concert!

Grace, Melody, and Anna played with a group
that performed the Mendelssohn Octet at the concert

Dr. Seth Custer (faculty at the camp) arranged the following piece 
specifically for this year's Sforzando String Camp. 

The advanced orchestra is up on stage, and the other players
are wrapped around the auditorium. 

It is a really neat arrangement - check it out below!

Sforzando String Camp 2013!

"The Lord will save me, and we will play my music on stringed instruments
all the days of our lives at the house of the Lord."
Isaiah 38:20

P.S. Thanks to Olivia P. for some great pictures!!!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

OCMS String Camp 2013

We had a wonderful time at our beloved
Orion Chamber Music Society String Camp last week!

Enjoying Lake Orion's new auditorium!


Grace was the assistant camp director this year - details, details, details!

Grace filled in on viola part of the time

-the lineup-

Bows in the air, fingers on the string :)


OCMS String Camp 2013!

"Everyone stay put!"


Lunch - one of the top three most popular times of the day :)

Thank-you cards for the conductors!

Hanging out after the final concert

For the complete pictorial record from the week, click here. 

We had a great time, and the next one can't come soon enough!

"Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe."
Psalm 150:4b