Decatur Strings

Welcome to our new Decatur Strings website!  This website offers a Student Directory that lists all current students (and their parents) in the program.  This directory is only available to parents of those students.  Each parent will need to create their own account with a password the first time you log-on.  Please check your listing for accuracy.  You may add or delete your personal contact information according to your wishes.  
We invite you to explore the new features such as: 

  • A Home page for the latest announcements (You're reading it now!)
  • Practice Notes from Ms. Daniel and Ms. Damrel
  • A calendar of classes, concerts and other special events
  • A Volunteer sign-up page (for those times when we could really use a little help from our friends!)
  • And the Student Directory!  (This may be helpful for carpooling to and from class!)
Please scroll down to see helpful information regarding Beginning Orchestra schedule changes and the upcoming
WINTER CONCERT for Renfroe Orchestra and the Intermediate Orchestras (Talley Street and Fifth Avenue).

Beginning Orchestra  - Schedule Changes starting in January 2020

Next week, Beginning Orchestra students will come to class two mornings per week.  One class will be a full orchestra rehearsal and one will be a sectional rehearsal.  Here is the schedule at each school:

Fifth Avenue (FAVE) UES
Monday: Cellos/basses sectional / Orchestra Room - Mod#2 (Instructor: Emily Damrel)
Tuesday: Violins/ violas sectional / Orchestra Room - Mod#2 (Jessica Daniel)
Wednesday: Full Orchestra (all instruments) / Orchestra Room - Mod#2 (Emily Damrel)

Talley Street UES 
Monday: Full Orchestra (all instruments) / Music Room (Instructor: Jessica Daniel)
Wednesday: Violins - Group B sectional / Music Room (Jessica Daniel)
Thursday:  Violins - Group A / Music Room (Jessica Daniel) 
Thursday: Cellos/Bass/Violas sectional in the Art Room (Emily Damrel) Winter Concert

Combined Orchestras Winter Concert - Wednesday, January 29 @ 7:00 pm 
at the Renfroe Cafetorium

Our Winter Concert, featuring the combined Intermediate Orchestras from FAVE and Talley Street and the Renfroe Orchestra, will be held on Wednesday, January 29 @ 7:00 pm in the Renfroe Cafetorium.  All students should report to Renfroe at 6:00 pm for tuning and warm-up.

Concert Wear
Renfroe Orchestra will wear all black - black shirts or blouses and black pants or skirts. 

Fave and Talley students should wear a white shirt or blouse and black pants.   Black or brown shoes.

A NEW Resource to help your students practice at home!

We now subscribe to Essential Elements Interactive which will allow your student to enhance their practice experience at home.  To access Essential Elements Interactive at home, please go to  Enter the activation code that can be found on the first inside page of your student's Essential Elements book. Once you log-on your student can access play-along tracks for every exercise in their book.