Thursday, May 25, 2017


GOOD MORNING my fellow friends and students, this is our first week off and I miss you all! We had a wonderful weekend starting with the Friday evening show in Mountain View, followed by the variety show in Willow Springs, followed by the stars rise fun raiser in Willow Springs, followed by Mountain Grove music recital, followed by yesterday with our visitor Joel Harrison. Phew...It's amazing to think how far our students have come in the last year. And we have so many wonderful things planned for the next year to help enhance their talents.

If any of you have some great pictures or videos of this last weekend's events, please send them to 417-254-3168, or I will need them for our historian to put in the scrapbook, as well as I would like to post them on our main Facebook page.

Also remember to catch up your tuition. You will not have a bill for the next three months, so if for some reason you have gotten a little behind this is a good time to catch up without it being a burden, hopefully.😉

If you need some service hours we have several events coming up this summer you can help with. The first one is the glow run, if you are interested in assisting please call Cindy Bobe at 417-217-9430. And I will be out in the botanical garden tomorrow cleaning up if anyone is interested call at 417-254-3168.

Hope you all have a wonderful summer and I get to see you at our camps.🤗

Monday, May 1, 2017

Canceled classes

This has been a shocking weekend with unfortunate events due to the weather and the flooding that has occurred. I have spoken to many of you and you have been stranded and suffered losses and have damage to clean up. STARS has also suffered and we have much to clean up. All three schools are canceled therefore we will be canceling all lessons and classes for Monday, May 1. Let us know if we can be of assistance to any of you.
Much love, Mrs. Peterson💕

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Month of May

Please READ CAREFULLY there is a lot and includes those who participated in Jungle Book😊

MUSICIANS: MAY 13, Cabool Auditorium 7:00

Any orchestra players may join SOCO in this concert – practices are Tuesday evening at the Ferguson building in Willow Springs, 7-9-I have all the music if you are interested. Not required but appreciated.


May 16th will be the last day of class for the semester. All parents are invited to attend and observe their child's progress and demonstrations.


This will be our last day of lessons. After lessons, That evening at 7 PM at the youth center we will hold a recital for friends and family to attend. If you have not already given me a number of guests please let me know.

EVERYONE: STARS May 20th Concert Agenda:

Due to location and participants out of town; here is the following schedule:

Saturday at 2:00 at the Grimes Auditorium in Willow Springs will be a Variety Show Fundraiser.

6 Improv class skits
4 small ensemble orchestra numbers
4 vocal pieces
Jazmynn's classes will perform-3
2 pianists
Solo/duet dance numbers
Displayed Art Projects

MAY 20th 7:00 STAR Theater in Willow Springs

After the fire, they have restored the theater and it will be completed May 20. They will be holding an opening show as a fundraiser. They have asked STARS to do the following if available:

Perform in costume: the ensemble for "I wanna be like you" from our Jungle Book Production
Clogging number "Good to be Alive"
Kyleighs Acapella clog
Hannah's Contemporary Ballet Dance
John Bailey singing "Till I hear you Sing" and "Danny Boy"
And all orchestra members perform Phantom, Pirates, and Star Wars
(All Stuff we already know)

MUSICIANS: MAY 21, Sunday 3:00 At the Mountain Grove Family Church

This will be the last student music recital before STARS is closed for the summer.

CLOGGERS: stay tuned for Lori's post

Phew....that was alot😜
Feel free to call 417-254-3168 for any questions. summer is around the corner😀

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Cello students

CELLO Students:

Kieran has several concerts this month and will only be down on the last Tuesday of April. However I will be helping with lessons so if you could please give me a call to set up a time for 4172543168

Friday, April 7, 2017

Jungle book

Jungle Book Cast

To clarify, please arrive at the high school Auditorium at 6:30 if you are a wolf, or an early painted monkey.

6:50 for the rest of you who just need to get up on stage before the preshow. Please come with your make up done. 

Also, those who wear black on the stage because you were trees there are vines in a bag that you were supposed to get and wrap them across your shoulder or wherever before you come out as a tree.

If you do not know how to do your make up and hair then we can help you if you come at 6:30

Tiny children and parents who I have already spoken to, you can bring your children at 7:00

Please call me if you have questions, you are not bothering me. Everyone did a great job last night considering all the obstacles we had to face. Great teamwork! Love you all very much.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Jungle Book Volunteers

This is what the volunteer schedule looks like as of right now. You can see there are still some holes, so if you can fill in let me know.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Jungle Book Reminders

Good morning! Reminder Jungle Book parents - if you have not signed up for your volunteer time slot PLEASE get with me and get on the list! We still have several spots to fill and people who haven't signed up. Message Katie Montgomery, call 417-252-4290, or email

Also, don't forget ticket sales for THIS WEEK's shows are due at tonight's rehearsal!