Northshire Community Events

The following events will have an informational fliers posted below:

Green Mountain Youth Orchestra Rehearsals

Riley Rink's Northshire Skating Academy Open Registration: 10/21/18

Manchester Community Library: Intelligent Lives-A film by Dan Habib 10/23/18

SVAC--Halloween on the Hill: 10/27/18

Riley Rink’s fall semester classes start Wednesday 10/24 and Sunday 10/28, go to for details.

Town of Dorset Halloween on the Green: 10/31/18

Stratton Community Foundation Event: 11/5/18

Helping Families & Changing Lives

The Umatter® for Community Awareness – will be held Monday, November 5th from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm at the Manchester Community Library. This session for parents and caregivers will provide information on risk factors and warning signs for suicide, what to say and do, and resources for referral and support. This training is free and is open to all. We strongly urge all parents and caretakers to take advantage of this opportunity.



Parents and children are cordially invited to join the Green Mountain Youth Orchestra, located in Bennington, VT. Rehearsals will be held every Wednesday evening in the Mount Anthony Middle School Band Room.

All levels are welcome with 1+ years of experience. We have three different ensembles that will accommodate the varying abilities, instruments and skills of our members.

The Green Mountain Youth Orchestra ensembles are:

Repertory String Ensemble: A beginner string ensemble working on developing proper technique, ensemble playing, and musicality. Entering students should have requisite foundational skills established (such as basic posture, right and left hand setup, rudimentary note-reading abilities).

Senior String Ensemble: An intermediate-advanced string ensemble which continues to nurture proper technique while delving into standard and contemporary repertoire. Students in Senior String Ensemble also perform with the Symphonic Orchestra.

Symphonic Orchestra: A full orchestra which welcomes string, woodwind, brass and percussion students. We develop musicality and ensemble skills while working on a diverse range of orchestral repertoire.

We will rehearse every Wednesday evening at the MAU Middle School band room. The rehearsal times will be:

Repertory String Ensemble 5:30-6:15pm

Senior String Ensemble 6:15-6:45pm

Symphonic Orchestra 6:45-8:00pm

Our website can be found at:

Any questions you have concerning the ensembles or if you need assistance deciding which ensemble is appropriate for your child, please contact me via e-mail or phone at 617-281-7900.

Thank you for your time and attention. I hope to see you and your child in rehearsal!


Patrick O'Connell

Green Mountain Youth Orchestra Director

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