Fiddle Band

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.

Open Events

Open Mic & Fiddle Jams in Vinton Hall

  • Friday, September 13th, 7:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Friday, January 3rd, 7:00 to about 8:00 pm

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.

Join Amy Matherly and Marilyn Butler at 7:00 in Vinton Hall. The evening will begin with an Open Mic, which will include a performance by the Rosewood Duo. Come with something to play or just listen. We will then all play tunes chosen by participants and Marilyn will teach us a fun dance.

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 Fiddle Band from December 2017


Fiddle Schedules & Tuition – 2019-2020

Fiddle Band and Jr. Fiddle Band

We rehearse

  • Fridays
  • 6:00 to 6:45
  • Worcester at 10 Irving Street (All Saints Church)
  • Starting mid September and mid January

Fall Class Schedule

    • September 13th 7:00-8:00 pm: Open Mic &Jam
    • September 20  No Class
    • September 27th 6:00-6:45 pm: Rehearsals begin / continue for prior members
  • OCTOBER  4, 11, 18, 25
  • NOVEMBER  1, 8, 15
    • November 22  – No Rehearsal
  • DECEMBER 6, 13, 20
  • JANUARY 3rd 7:00-8:00 pm:  Open Mic & Jam

With Session II classes continuing January to April

Tuition (two 13 week sessions), 45 minute classes:

  • Open Rate:  $289 / $275 discounted for cash/check payments, per session.
  • Suzuki Program Students:  $260 / $250 discounted for cash/check payments, per session.
  • Split payment for continuing families and suzuki program families is available upon request.

Fiddle Band Director:  Amy Matherly

Jr. Fiddle Band Director:  Marilyn Butler

Not sure if you are a fit?  Please email 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.

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

To Register

To register, please complete this online registration form for School Year Fiddle.  More information about payment included as part of that form.

What to Expect

Why this ensemble 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 oSpring 2016 performance.