(This group meets on Fridays from 4:30- 6:00 pm. Costs $50 flat fee).
This string ensemble group was formed with a core of enthusiastic students with above average skills and playing abilities of Linda Meuret’s when they were in 3rd grade and the oldest was in 6th grade. Now they are going on to being a senior in high school and freshman in high school. They perform often at the Masonic home, Sonheaven, Renaissance, Festival of the Trees, the Holter Museum, the Lewis and Clark Rodeo and Fair, the Carousel, at National Bird Day at the Regulating Reservoir on the first Saturday of May, on Mount Helena in support of the Prickly Pear Land Trust among many other playing opportunities. The group is made up of violins, viola and cello. This year we added a pianist to the group. He played when there was a piano part, as well as percussion parts as needed. It was great!! The students are from Montana City, Clancy, St. Andrews and the Helena Public Schools.
We do have a performance dress: teal polo shirts with Logo and black skirts or pants.
They LOVE to play anything fun. One of the Brandenburg Concertos is their favorite!! We’re rocking out with Pirates of the Caribbean and “at the Worlds’ End.
I have also had other groups that were similar to this groups by the name of Meuret’s Swingin’ Strings. We played the National anthem at the Lewis and Clark Rodeo one night with an awesome trick rider that displayed the flag as we played. This group also played often all over Southwestern Montana. We have put on children concerts for schools in the surrounding area; like White Sulphur Springs and St. Andrews Catholic Church to introduce to those schools the violin, viola and cello. The Swingin’ Strings have a performance polo shirt (it used to be red, but my best friend survived breast cancer) and we now sport a bright PINK in support of cancer awareness.