Last update: December 26, 2011

String Connection: Youth Musicians

Connecting to the past & enjoying the present

Our Mission

To provide a venue for local youth to develop their musical skills, and to preserve the musical traditions of the Southern Illinois area.

Our Motto

Youth can and will achieve extraordinary things if given direction and the opportunity to explore their interests.


Schedule
Our Current Musicians
Contact Information
Links to Related Sites

Photos of Past Performances

Oct. 16, 2009 Taille de Noyer House, Center for French-Colonial Studies - Florissant, Missouri
Sept. 20, 2009 Apple Fest - Prairie du Rocher
June 6, 2009 Summer Rendezvous - Fort de Chartres
Dec. 31, 2008 New Year's Eve 2008 - Prairie du Rocher with La Guiannee
Nov. 30, 2008 Peterstown House - Waterloo, Illinois
Nov. 23, 2008 Opera House - Red Bud, Illinois
Nov. 23, 2008 Millstadt Greenhouse - Millstadt, Illinois Millstadt Greenhouse - Our First Autograph!!
Sept. 21, 2008 Apple Fest - Prairie du Rocher
Sept. 13, 2008 Town and Country Fest - Red Bud - 1 2
Aug. 6, 2008 Party at the Park - Prairie du Rocher - 1 2
June 7, 2008 Summer Rendezvous - Fort de Chartres - 1 2 3 4 5
June 7, 2008 Rendezvous Parade - Prairie du Rocher - 1 2
June 7, 2008American Legion Hall - Prairie du Rocher
Mar. 15, 2008 Fireside Inn - Waterloo, Illinois - 1 2
Feb. 2, 2008Jarrot Mansion - Fete du Bons Vieux Temps at Cahokia, Illinois - 1 2
Jan. 5, 2008Twelth Night Ball - Prairie du Rocher
Dec. 31, 2007 New Year's Eve 2008 - The Creole House - Prairie du Rocher - 1 2 3 4
Dec. 31, 2007New Year's Eve 2008 - Fort de Chartres
Dec. 9, 2007Christmas Party - Evansville Knights of Columbus Hall
Nov. 3, 2007Fall Rendezvous - Fort de Chartres
Sept. 26, 2007Colonial Craft Day - Fort de Chartres
Aug. 18, 2007Town and Country Talent Show - Red Bud, Illinois
May 5, 2007 Kid's Day - Fort de Chartres - 1 2
Mar. 23, 2007George Portz's Bluegrass Festival - Southwest Illinois College (SWIC) - Belleville, Illinois

Video Clips of Past Performances

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Sept. 20, 2009Apple Fest at Prairie du Rocher "Swallowtail Jig"
June 6, 2009Summer Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres "La Guiannee"
Sept. 21, 2008Apple Fest at Prairie du Rocher "Reilly's Reel"
Sept. 13, 2008Town and Country Fest in Red Bud "The Rakes of Mallow"
Aug. 6, 2008Party at the Park in Prairie du Rocher "Rickett's Hornpipe"
June 7, 2008Summer Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres "Il Etait une Petite Navire" (There was a Little Ship)
June 7, 2008Rendezvous Parade at Prairie du Rocher "La Guiannee"
June 7, 2008American Legion Hall - Prairie du Rocher "Old Joe Clark"
Mar. 15, 2008Fireside Inn - Waterloo, Illinois (lighting is dim) "Ashokan Farewell"
Feb. 2, 2008Jarrot Mansion, Fete du Bons Vieux Temps - Cahokia, Illinois "La Valse des Jeunes Filles" (Waltz of the Young Girls)
Feb. 2, 2008Jarrot Mansion Eric's guitar solo
Dec. 31, 2007New Year's Eve 2008 - Travelling from house to house with the La Guiannee singers - Prairie du Rocher The "La Guiannee" song
Dec. 9, 2007Christmas Music - Evansville Knights of Columbus Hall "Angels We Have Heard on High"
Dec. 9, 2007Evansville Knights of Columbus Hall "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
Nov. 3, 2007Fall Rendezvous - Fort de Chartres "La Valse des Jeunes Filles" (Waltz of the Young Girls)
Sept. 26, 2007Colonial Craft Day "Reilly's Reel"
Aug. 18, 2007Town and Country Talent Show - Red Bud, Illinois "Old Joe Clark"