Danbury Centre Strings
The Danbury Centre Strings (DCS) provides a challenging, exciting, educational ensemble experience for string players. Members will study standard string repertoire appropriate to their level of playing. They will develop playing technique, listening skills, orchestral technique, and ensemble experience. Many of the DCS alumni go on to perform in the Danbury Community Orchestra and Danbury Symphony Orchestra.
The DCS is a non-auditioned string orchestra for all ages (including adults) that performs varied repertoire. Please see the recommended guidelines below regarding the level of playing required for the ensemble.
2023 Exciting News: Beginning this season the Danbury Centre Strings program will be offered to all school-aged children who meet the playing requirements. Register below.
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Thursday, 7:00 – 9:00pm
The DCS has no age restrictions and welcomes children, teenagers, and adults who play the violin, viola, cello or bass. It is recommended that participants have completed Book I of the Suzuki method or Books I and II of any other method. Participants will enjoy greater success if they have completed the 2nd or 3rd Book of most string methods.
Members must have basic note reading and rhythm skills and the ability to play in a variety of meters.
If you are unsure if the DCS is the right group for you, your student or your child, please attend a rehearsal and try it out. Bring your instrument.
Parents who play a stringed instrument are encouraged to attend with their children. We often have entire families who play together in the ensemble.
Please Note: All students who participate in the DCS are strongly encouraged to participate during the academic year in a similar school program if it is provided by their school district. It is also recommended that students study privately.
Join the Ensemble
Danbury Centre Strings Membership
- Danbury Music Centre Membership at the Ensemble Level of $150 is required for musicians who are no longer in grades K-12. School-aged children may attend the program for free.
- You may pay online below or by check mailed to Danbury Music Centre, 256 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810. If you have any questions, please call The Danbury Music Centre at 203-748-1716.
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We are a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization.