Our programs seek to bring audiences to a new relationship with music and the arts through programs that build on the work of educators, to engage teachers in preparing students for concert attendance, and to involve students in performances.
“Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them- a world of work, culture, intellectual activity and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.” – President Gerald Ford
The NMS Young Artist’s Program provides student musicians who have achieved an extraordinary level of performance on their chosen instrument the opportunity to perform with a seasoned professional symphonic wind ensemble. This invaluable experience is an integral part of The Narrows Music Society’s commitment to youth, music education and community.
Student musicians, grades 8-12 are provided a unique opportunity to rehearse and perform in a large ensemble alongside other musicians in the community. The Young Artist’s program is open to students currently in grades 8-12 and all students must audition. All instruments are invited to audition.
Audition requirements include:
-a prepared one-minute solo piece of your choice and
-a short session of sight reading
The Society proudly invites young musicians from the greater Gig Harbor community to perform in the lobby before concerts and during intermission. Groups include: quartets, jazz bands, duets, youth theatre groups, and vocal groups. The “Lobby Kids” gain performance experience by playing for hundreds of music and entertainment lovers at each concert.
Each year, through the generous support of community businesses, grade-school students in local schools are treated to kid-friendly performances by members of the Narrows Music Society. Musicians talk with students and show them their instruments. Students get excited about music and want to get involved by joining their local school music program.
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