Summer Enrichment 2018

Course Description

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Grade levels are based on the grade a student will enter this coming August. All instructors have been approved through our Safe Environment program through the Diocese of Dallas.

Volleyball

Beginning Strings

Intermediate Strings

Basketball Skills Factory

Chess


Volleyball

Grades: Going into grades 5-9

Course Description: Volleyball for novice and experienced players will emphasize serving and serve receive skills; setting and spiking; & hustling to the ball.

For all players - coaches will teach basic volleyball skills; ball handling, setting and passing, spiking & blocking; and individual and team game strategy.

Questions?  Contact Coach Gil Bernabe Phone at (903) 786-6304 or gilbernabe29@aol.com 

Instructor Bio: Dr. Gil Bernabe has been a volunteer assistant volleyball coach at Austin College and a NorTex and Summer Nitro Volleyball Club Team coach - with 13s, 14s and 15s teams.

He has USAV and USVBA coaching certification and has over 22 years experience as a volleyball trainer and skills technician. In his 47 years of playing, coaching, officiating volleyball, and training volleyball coaches, Dr. Gil has worked with boy’s and girl’s junior teams, men’s and women’s teams; adult coed teams, college, military and international teams.

Class Size: 20 students (If filled, we may open up another class)

Miscellaneous: Available only the first week of Summer Enrichment.

Schedule:  June 18-21, One week only.

M-Th; 4 days, 9:00am - 11:30am

Cost: $80

Location: McCullough Center Gymnasium


Beginning Strings

Grades: Beginner Strings, Going into grades 1-7

Course Description: 

Beginner Strings - Instruction in violin, viola, and cello for brand-new or recent beginner students. Students will learn solid fundamentals of string playing, from correct posture and position to producing a clear and beautiful sound with accurate pitch. This class is especially encouraged for students who wish to enroll in the St. Mary's orchestra in the Fall.

Instructor Bio: David Cason is the co-director of strings at St. Mary's. He studied cello under Nelta Owen in Dallas and later with Carter Enyeart at the University of North Texas. Since 1996, he has been principal cello with the Sherman Symphony Orchestra and also performs with the Dallas Bach Society. David has taught strings privately for over 20 years and is completing his first year as class strings instructor at St. Mary's. He also directs the Arcobello Youth Orchestra in Sherman and composes and arranges music for strings at every level from beginner to concert professional.

Class Size: 15 students per class

Miscellaneous: Students MUST have their own instruments. Information on local instrument rental options will be provided upon enrollment.

Schedule:  

June 5 - June 21 (First Week: Tuesday - Friday / Second & Third Week: Monday - Thursday) / 11 - 11:50 AM

Cost: $75 + Instrument Needs

Location: Multi-Purpose Room


Intermediate Strings

Grades: Intermediate Strings, Going into grades 2-8

Course Description: 

Intermediate Strings - Instruction in violin, viola, cello, and bass for students who have been playing for more than a year and already have a good grasp on fundamentals. Instruction will emphasize music and rhythm reading skills, bow control and tone, and ensemble playing skills.  

Instructor Bio: David Cason is the co-director of strings at St. Mary's. He studied cello under Nelta Owen in Dallas and later with Carter Enyeart at the University of North Texas. Since 1996, he has been principal cello with the Sherman Symphony Orchestra and also performs with the Dallas Bach Society. David has taught strings privately for over 20 years and is completing his first year as class strings instructor at St. Mary's. He also directs the Arcobello Youth Orchestra in Sherman and composes and arranges music for strings at every level from beginner to concert professional.

Class Size: 15 students per class

Miscellaneous: Students MUST have their own instruments. Information on local instrument rental options will be provided upon enrollment.

Schedule: June 5 - June 21 (First Week: Tuesday - Friday / Second & Third Week: Monday - Thursday) 12-12:50 PM

Cost: $75 + Instrument Needs

Location: Multi-Purpose Room

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Advanced String Techniques (violin, viola, cello, bass)

Grades: G5-HS intermediate students

Course Description: This class is a “boot camp” for intermediate players who want to take their playing to the next level. Areas of focus will include individual and ensemble intonation, advanced bowing techniques, rhythm reading, vibrato, shifting, non-classical musical styles and more!

Instructor Bio: David Cason is the co-director of strings at St. Mary's. He studied cello under Nelta Owen in Dallas and later with Carter Enyeart at the University of North Texas. Since 1996, he has been principal cello with the Sherman Symphony Orchestra and also performs with the Dallas Bach Society. David has taught strings privately for over 20 years and is completing his first year as class strings instructor at St. Mary's. He also directs the Arcobello Youth Orchestra in Sherman and composes and arranges music for strings at every level from beginner to concert professional.

Class Size:
Up to 15

Miscellaneous:
Students MUST have their own instruments.

Schedule:
 June 5 - June 21 (First Week: Tuesday - Friday / Second & Third Week: Monday - Thursday); 10-10:50am

Cost:
 $75

Location:
Multi-Purpose Room


Basketball Skills Factory

Grades:   Going into 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th

Course description:  Basketball for beginner and intermediate; learning fundamental skill work and how to practice independently of a team/coach.  Focus on offensive skill sets; ball handling, footwork, passing and shooting while emphasizing teamwork and enthusiasm.

Instructor Bio:  Michelle Filander is the current Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Austin College.  She began her playing career at NCAA Division I Robert Morris University, received her degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2001 and later earned her Master’s degree in Athletic Coaching Education from West Virginia University in 2004.  She began her collegiate coaching career in 2001 and served eight years as an assistant coach and is completing her seventh as head coach at Austin College.

Class size:  20 students

Schedule:

Grades 5-9

July 9 - July 13

M, T, W, Th   Four days, 10AM-12PM

Cost:  $40

Location:  McCullough Center Gymnasium

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Chess

Grades: Going into grades 2-8, no previous experience

Course Description:  Beginning students will learn how to play Chess. Advanced students will learn strategies.

Instructor Bio: Arnie Ruiz has played chess in local, state and national tournaments.  He is a current member of USCF (United States Chess Federation).  His past involvements include USCF club including director of level tournament and officer.

Class Size: 12 students

Miscellaneous: Students do not need to bring any equipment.

Schedule:  
June 4 - June 7, One week only.
Beginner & Intermediate Chess - M, T, W, *TH; 4 days, 9:00-11:00 am; *with Thursday as the day of the tournament 9-11
Intermediate Chess - M, T, W, TH & F; 4 days, 11-12 noon; *plus Friday tournament 10-12 noon
*Friday Tournament for all Chess students 10-12 noon

Cost: $20

Location:
TBD