STEP Thursday Update, 13 September

The first Update of the year, of the weekly series. They get posted on Thursdays whether there’s a group class or not, since there’s always some news, or other events going on.

All members from last year, plus our new members just signed up, should have gotten this in email. Let us know if we need to change our list.


1) All about Group Class and registration
2) News: AGM Invitation; Call for Advanced Players; Lost and Found
3) Concerts, NSO Field Trip

1) Group Class Saturday #1 is this week, September 15th.

Here’s the schedule and calendar:

If you will be absent, please email me ahead of time if possible – I’ll alert your teachers. Attendance is taken at the beginning of class.

The Admin Desk will now be in the main lobby downstairs. I or a volunteer will be at the desk 8:30-12pm, for all your inquiries.

If you have not registered, please do so, we are anxiously awaiting your return! It’s all online, so easier to do in your browser NOW than on your phone on Saturday morning. If you need another copy of your class list, please ask.
Registration page:

Fees are due Sept 15th. To those who have registered, and have already paid their fees: thank you very much! To the rest: invoices will be going out tomorrow, and hard copies will be at the admin desk. Payment options are detailed on the registration page, .

No SNACK TABLE this week – it will start Sept 29th. The tab-system will continue as last year.



Sept 22nd, 10am, Sobeys Howley Estates Community Room

Curious about how last year finished up, what we’ve been planning all summer, and what’s ahead for the 2018-19 year? Come and meet the current Board and staff, and get the year’s reports firsthand.
BOARD MEMBERS WANTED: We are seeking 3 new members to apply their passion for STEP to this valuable way to contribute. Please get in touch if you’d like to stand, or have a nomination to make.

CALL FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS: Carole has some intriguing plans for you and needs students and parents’ presence in Saturday’s class to discuss. More detail in her separate email.

LOST AND FOUND: there were some clothes and household goods left behind at NLSI! Come dig through the box at the admin desk to see if any of it is yours.


Sinfonietta! chamber- and small-ensemble music from MUN students and alumni
Saturday Sept 15th, 7:30pm, D.F. Cook Hall at MUN
This program features Nonet 2 by Bohuslav Martinu, Mozart’s Serenade in Eb K. 375, and Sinfonietta by Francis Poulenc.
Price: $20 adult, $14.50 youth, $3.50 child

Less Violence, More Violins: The annual fundraiser for RIAC, the Refugee Immigrant Advisory Council.
Sunday Sept 16th, 3pm, Anglican Cathedral.
Performers include STEP faculty Jennifer Johnson, Jenny Griffioen, Carole Bestvater, and Lauren Smee; and STEP student Sydney Chislett.
Price: $30 adult, $15 youth

NSO Field Trip!
Friday Sept 28th, 8pm, Arts and Culture Centre
Masterworks 1: Under the Big Top ( )
Sign up your student (nine or older) to go to this concert with their friends and a chaperone! Reply to this email to sign up.
Price: $10/student, due by Sept 22nd