SSM end of year dates and events



November 26, 2019


December calendar 

03. Tuesday      Group classes and rehearsal for GRADUATION recital               rehearsal. 

07. Saturday      Graduation solo recital.   tune 1:30 perform 2:00 

          Attic Angel Retirement 8301 Old Sauk Road

10  Tuesday      Adjusted schedule for all classes

          NO DALCROZE. NO FSS 1.  NO ENSEMBLES 1 or 2.

             4:00.    Pre-Twinkle and Early Book 1 combined class 


              4:00.   Capitol Lakes  Late Book 1 – Book 3

              4:45.   Olbrich Gardens Book 4 – Sonora 

SONORA cookie preorder deadline at this rehearsal

14  Saturday        Capitol Lakes Holiday Concert

            Capitol Lakes Auditorium. 333 West Main Street Madison 

            Parking in Capitol lot. Front desk validates tickets.

            Books Late Book 1-3

            Tune 10:30   Perform 11:00

15  Sunday        Olbrich Gardens Holiday Concert

            Auditorium $2 donation 

            Book 4 – Sonora

            Tune 1:30. Perform 2:00

BOTH Capitol Lakes and Olbrich Gardens concerts require 

SSM Black and White concert attire.

Black and white concert attire

Black bottoms:  Pants Skirts 

Belts for gentlemen

Tops:                Button down for boys and tucked in , girls option long sleeved 

TIghts/Socks    Black only

Shoes:              Black ( no sport shoes)   

No logos on your concert whites.

Please avail yourself of the SSM gently used Black and White bins at Play In and at December 10 rehearsal. SSM is still accepting outgrown B/W attire.

17. Tuesday     No group classes


4:45-5:30  Optional FIddling Fun class to prepare for January 25 concert              all welcome

4:45          100 Day Club celebration Ten Pin Alley sign up required

5:30           SONORA packaging and delivery of cookie fundraiser

WINTER BREAK. December 24-January 5

Group classes RESUME Tuesday January 7, 2020.

Mark your calendars for these special SSM events:

January 25 Saturday  Fiddling Concert, Barn Dance and Potluck.  Goodman Community Center. Tune 3:30 Concert 4:00 Dance 5:00 Eat 6:00ish

March 05 Thursday Union Theater Lincoln Center Chamber Players 

Sonora pre-show 7:00 concert 7:30. SSM online 25$ adults. 10$ students

May 02 SSM Spring All School Concert  Mitby Theater. 2:00-5:00 

Fiddle Concert- Dance and Potluck

Saturday January 25

Tune 4:00 Play and dance 4:30 potluck 6:00

Goodman Community Center

214 Waubesa Street.  Lots of free parking.

Invite your friends and family to join in the fun.

Please purchase

American Fiddle Book Volume 1. And Volume 2.

Brian Wicklund   

Please be aware of the format you are ordering :

Choose book and CD or  Book and CD/DVD or Book and online audio

Available at SHAR music or Amazon.

Repertoire for Barn Dance

Volume 1

Boil ‘em Cabbage Down. Page 15

Shortnin’ Bread. Page 16

Cripple Creek. Page 17

Camptown Races. Page18

Soldier’s Joy  Page 27

Red Wing. Page 36

Volume 2

Soldier’s Joy. Page 17

Devil’s Dream. Page 23

Lover’s Waltz.  Sonora

Cherokee Shuffle. Sonora

You can learn as many fiddle tunes  as you wish. Group classes will be working on specific pieces. Please have prepared for January

We will have an extra fun fiddle class Tuesday December 17 at 4:45-5:30

All levels welcome.

 Sonora holiday cookie fundraiser

Preorder now until December 10

Delivery December 17 week

Lovely decorated bags and all homemade

$7.50 dozen $15.00 2 dozen

Sonora cookies how to order:

See a Sonora student to order

Order or the large poster board

See Diana or Janse to preorder

Thank you.

100 Day Club 

Sign up on large poster to participate 

SSM pays for bowling and pizza for SSM student


Get ready to celebrate Tuesday December 17

Ten Pin Alley we have 3 lanes held so far!

6285 Nesbitt

4:45 pm meet up.

See Diana to be parent volunteer coordinator for this event. 

Mod pizza success

Suzuki strings of Madison loves pizza.

We raised $200 at our first ever Mod Pizza event.

Thanks to all who came out.  A great time was had by all.

It was great to see parents making new friends and the kids too.

Let’s do it again in the springtime!!!!!


Congratulations of a wonderful performance at the Monona Terrace Winter Art Festival. The artists were in awe of your polished presentation and loved the repertoire!

March 5 2020.  Thursday 7:00/7:30

Chamber Music Society concert at the WIsconsin Union Theater

Super deal for Suzuki families!!!! You may invite friends and share the code.

Go to

This will directly link you to this concert .

SUZUKICMS will unlock PROMOTIONAL CODE. for parents $20 and students $10 for any seat in the house for this March concert.  Sonora Strings will be performing a pre-show at 7 pm.

This is part of the Centennial concert series for the Union Theater. 



DVORAK  Sonatina in G major op 100

SUK Piano Quartet in A minor op 1

Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor opus 25

Musicians : Paul Neubauer, Arnaud Sussman, Wu Han, David Finckel

SSM has violin strings

SSM has a string box . Refresh your strings with us.

For all your string breaking emergencies we have you covered.


We need parent volunteers to play piano at playins when TOM is engaged in solo recital dress rehearsals. We will have the suzuki accompaniment books for you.  See Diana if you’re interested in helping out. 


Suzuki Association of the Americas

Video inspiration for Suzuki parents

10 minute talks explore subjects :

    working with young students and beginners

    transition to independent practice

    practice tips and strategies for all ages

    how to support learning and keep motivation high

series launches in January 

Please tell your studio teacher if you want to participate.

We can register as a school and it’s 12$ a family.

THANK YOU     Gracias    Vielen Dank     Дякуємо

Спасібо        Мerci        Grazie        Arigato gozaimas

Do jeh         Khop Khun Mak Kha         Gamsahabnida

Takk             Mahalo    Toda            Efharisto

For practicing with your children

For bringing them to lessons and group classes

For sitting in group classes

For being teachers helpers when asked

For supporting SSM in so many ways

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