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THANK YOU DONORS!

Promoting Sponsors:

*Sherwood Dental Care
*Sherwood Renaissance Singers

Sustaining Sponsors:

*Bittner Dentistry for Kids
*Pacific Family Dental
*Ascentec Engineering-- Brian and Ranell Williamson

Supporting Sponsors:

*Les Schwab Tires of Sherwood
*Willowbrook Veterinary Hospital
*Chef Bernie Catering
*Tim Toone, Detroit Lions
*Alto's Chevron -- John & Dorothy Alto


Complete list of donors


GRANT RECIPIENTS
2010-2011

Susan Zumberis, Edy Ridge Elementary School for 4th grade “My Oregon Report”

 

Kathy Shuckerow, Sherwood and Laurel Ridge Middle Schools for choral literature

 

Lori Beymer, Archer Glen Elementary School for 4th grade “My Oregon Report”

 

Amy Tepedino, Hopkins Elementary School for 2nd grade six-session writing/storytelling residency


Audition information for "Into the Woods"

Interested in auditioning for the November production of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods"? Mark your calendars for September 6 and 7. Call-backs will occur on September 9. Rehearsals begin on September 12, and will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:15 to 5:30 PM. Watch this space for more information about auditioning!



New VPA Musical for November 2011!
Exciting News! The VPA will be producing the jr. version of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods" on November 3-5 in the Sherwood High School PAC! Interested in being part of the production team???? Let us know ASAP. Auditions will be on September 6, 7 from 3:00-5:30 PM with call backs on September 9 3:00-5:30 PM at Sherwood High Performing Arts Center.  More information will be posted soon.
 
Community Strings Program Slated for Fall 2011


The Voices for the Performing Arts foundation is making preparations to sponsor a beginning strings program in September.  The community based program will serve elementary and middle school aged children at a beginning level for violin, viola, cello or bass.  Additionally, a secondary level orchestra or chamber groups may be formed if enough existing string players are interested. 

Classes will meet weekly, and will run from mid September through May, and will be taught by Shelley Bigelow, orchestra/choir teacher at Tigard's Hazelbrook Middle School 2004-2011.  Ms. Bigelow has taught in the Suzuki Summer Music Camp Programs at both Pacific University and George Fox University for 10 years.  She has taught before school beginning strings at 3 elementary schools in Tigard-Tualatin for 5 years, and has maintained a large private piano studio for over 25 years.  She is enthusiastic and well qualified to teach this new program in Sherwood.

Students will be grouped by age, and a minimum of 10 students per class will be needed to establish a class.


Please fill out the appropriate survey for your student.  Once we know the level of interest we will create classes accordingly.  You will be notified when we have a class schedule arranged.  You will be able to register your student at that time.

VPA Strings Program Survey for Beginners

VPA Strings Program Survey for Non-Beginners






Choir Auditions

Auditions for the Sherwood Children's Chorus, Footnotes Girls' Choir and the Sherwood Chorale will be held on September 8th 2011. 

For more information about how to prepare for an audition, please click here.  To sign up for an audition click here for Sherwood Chorale, or Children's and Footnotes choirs.

 

 
 
Volunteers Requested
 
The VPA is looking for proactive, enthusiastic people to serve as Board Finance Director as well as committee members for many committees.  Please consider volunteering some time to help the VPA offer concerts, programs and performances.  We need what you can give. 
 
Learn more about the responsibilites by clicking here.  Contact Cindy Christensen at voicesfortheperformingarts@gmail.com and share your background and interest.  Thanks for your support!