Moving Day – We Need You!

Yes, we have a new home. We will be moving into the United Church of Christ (301 South Minnesota) as they have generously offered us space and flexibility. It will be a great place for us to have group lessons/ private lessons/ rehearsals/etc. Thank you to them for opening their doors to us.

That means that Moving Day is August 18 from 2:30 pm until finishedPianos will be moved at 5:00. WE NEED YOU to volunteer. You can get a head start on your volunteer hours for the year by coming to help us move our stuff from the State Street theatre classroom to UCC. We will gather at State Street Theatre parking lot at 2:30. We appreciate any and all help that can come for whatever time you have available. Keep track of your time and email to and we will get it recorded for the 2016-17 year.

Summer Nebraska Tour

Hi Parents:

Last fall the Allegro Strings did a mini-tour to Nebraska to play for at an assisted living facility (my in-laws live there) in Norfolk.

The kids had so much fun many have asked if we could return. We are putting together another trip, but this time it is open to the entire school. Sallie Draper will be sending out another registration form via email. If you are interested and/or able to come along with us, please sign up.

Trip to Nebraska

When:  July 16 – 18

  • Leave Tuesday morning, stop in Vermillion, SD at the National Music Museum and Gavins Point Dam at the Aquarium just south of Yankton, SD.
  • Arrive Norfolk, NE late afternoon/early evening.
  • Perform at The Meadows assisted living facility and one other location Wednesday morning.
  • Water park Wednesday afternoon – pizza party in the evening.
  • Return Thursday late morning (possibly go to water park again in the morning).
  • Arrive back in New Ulm late afternoon/early evening.

Cost:  ~$15/person/night

  • Meals, admission to water park, museum and aquarium, and hotel (last time we got an excellent rate at the Hampton Inn because we were doing community service.  We put 4 people in a room and split the cost, which ended up being about $15.00 per person per night – breakfast is included).

Thank you for considering this event.

Breakfast at George’s

On May 5, 2012 we are having our final fundraiser for the year. Each family will be given 10 tickets to sell for the breakfast fundraiser. $5.00 will be profit for us so this is a very generous opportunity from George’s. The funds that are generated will be used for scholarships and student enrichment so everyone benefits.

You can order tickets by filling out this form.

Here is what you need to know:

  • When: May 5, 2012 — 8:00 – 10:00am
  • Where: George’s Fine Steaks in New Ulm, MN
  • Each family will sell 10 tickets
  • We need musicians (both piano and violin) to play for the event
  • We need several workers to help both in the kitchen and on the floor (good opportunity to get those volunteer hours in)
  • All unsold tickets and money collected will be brought to the April 30th group lesson night (Picture Night)
  • Tickets can also be ordered by filling out this online form
  • If you need more tickets — and we hope that you do — you can pick them up at group or private lessons any time