Fiddle Band

Fiddle Band has some fun


Come Fiddle!

Our Fiddle Band and Jr. Fiddle Band students have a lot of fun playing together, participating in school and outreach concerts, and learning new music.

Fiddle Schedules & Tuition – 2020-2021

General Schedule

  • Fridays  7:00 to 8:00 pm
  • In Worcester at 10 Irving Street (All Saints Church)
  • 10 week sessions starting mid September and mid January

To Register

Use this button to move to an online registration form.  If you select payment by credit card (vs. check/cash) at end of form, you will be redirected to the registration portal where you can search for your class, select student (or create an account with student name), and submit for payment.  Any discounts will be applied in office prior to the registrar submitting for final payment.

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Fall 2020 Class Schedule

  • Sept 18
  • Oct 2, 16, 30
  • Nov 13, 20
  • Dec 4, 18
  • Jan 8, 22

With Session II classes continuing January to April or May

Tuition

Two 10 week sessions. 60 minute classes:  $289

  • Suzuki Program Students Qualify for Discount:  $260
  • Split payment for Pakachoag families is available upon request.

Open to All Ages, by Audition

We perform frequently so it is best if you have experience with fiddle tunes and learn well by ear.  The audition is quick and easy; and helps us assess if you can fit right in or need additional preparation to be ready.

Here is a sampling of the Band from December 2017

New to Fiddle Band?

Not sure if you are a fit?  Please email info@pakmusic.org and we’ll connect you with a teacher who can help assess your level.

Fiddle Band, in addition to providing a fun opportunity for students to play together and make friends,  is an outreach ensemble providing performance opportunities.  Some weekend concert dates required.


Fiddle Faculty

Fiddle Band Director:  Amy Matherly

Jr. Fiddle Band Director:  Marilyn Butler

 

What to Expect

Why Fiddle Band may be for You:

  • A great way to enjoy ensemble playing and work with a collaborative/congenial group of violinists without needing to make a significant scheduling commitment.
  • These groups generally perform at least once each semester. This includes a performance at a school recital and sometimes an additional outreach, off-site performance.
  • In past years, we’ve been featured in concerts at Old Sturbridge Village, Worcester Art Museum, the Hanover Theatre, the Fitchburg Public Library Performing Arts Series, Mechanics Hall, at First Night Worcester, and for Pakachoag fundraising events.

Here’s is a sampling of a Spring 2016 performance.

Open Events

Open Mic & Fiddle Jams in Vinton Hall

2020-2021:  We’re on hold for Fall 2020 due to COVID-19.

The Pakachoag Fiddle Bands host Open Mic and Jam evening 2 or 3 times during the course of the year. This event is open to anyone who would like to come

  • Event Ticket is $15 for guests.
  • Free for registered Band members.

Fiddling Around The World

There are many different styles of fiddling.  Here is a web page that outlines some neat information on the vast array of fiddling styles.