June 11, 2013
June 11, 2013
May 20, 2013
Or, print and fill out the form below and return it by mail to the address on the form.
May 2, 2013
Hi There, my name is Alex Bonesteel, I manage the Island Strings website and have remained active in Island strings ever since I was just a book one student. I grew up on the Island and currently live in Bayview. I’ve been playing violin and viola since I was 10 years old, and over years of playing music I’ve realized how important it is to have my bows rehaired regularly. It’s been a long standing inconvenience for me personally that there is no local source for professional bow rehairing and repair services on South Whidbey. Well after years of frustration, I’ve decided to solve this problem.
I’ve negotiated a deeply discounted rate with a professional bow rehairing and repair firm so that local Islanders can have their bows quickly and professionally rehaired and repaired with the utmost quality, value, and convenience possible. Give me a call at 360-632-2635 and I will pick up your bow or bows directly at your home or other location you choose. When your bow is finished I will deliver it directly to your door. The company that provides the bow services is well respected in the industry and guarantees all their work. I personally have been using their services for over 7 years now, and it’s because of this long standing relationship that I’ve been able to negotiate this arrangement. I collect bows on a weekly basis, deliver them for rehair or repair, pick them up, and return them to you. It’s that simple.
Pricing for Rehair
Standard Violin Bow Rehair: $45.00
Multiple Bow Rehair Discounted Rate: $40.00 per bow
Standard Viola Bow Rehair: $48.00
Multiple Bow Rehair Discounted Rate: $43.00 per bow
Standard Cello Bow Rehair: $55.00
Multiple Bow Rehair Discounted Rate: $50.00 per bow
Standard Bass Bow Rehair: $59.00
Multiple Bow Rehair Discounted Rate: $54.00 per bow
Orders with multiple bows receive the discounted rate. Bow hair is finest quality, natural, unbleached horsehair.
Pricing for Repairs
Frog Replacement: Violin: $20-$50, Viola: $21-$52, Cello: $26-$66, Bass: $50-$80
Cost dependant on quality of bow and frog replacement. Finer bow frogs are available on request.
Tip Replacement: Violin: $30, Viola: $30, Cello: $34, Bass: $42
Prices are for plastic bow tips. Bone tips available on request.
Grip Replacement, Student Grade: Violin: $8, Viola: $8, Cello: $10, Bass: $10
Grip Replacement, Professional Grade: Violin: $40, Viola: $42, Cello: $44, Bass: $55
Leather Grip and stainless steel winding. Pure Silver winding available on request.
Screw and Eyelet Replacement: Violin: $10, Viola: $10, Cello: $14, Bass: $28
Other repairs available on request.
To Schedule Bow Pickup, Call Alex at: 360-632-2635
Happy playing everyone, see you soon!
May 2, 2013
April 24, 2013
This weekend is very busy for Island Strings.
First, on Saturday the 27th at 12:30 pm, Island Strings will be performing in the lobby at WICA to open this year’s Youth In Arts Weekend.
On Sunday the 28th at 11am, Island Strings will be performing for the May Pole Winding at the Bayview Tilth Farmers Market.
This will be followed at 1:30pm with a recital held at the house of Melissa Cates and Alex Bonesteel, just a short drive from Tilth. Their Address is 2758 Sun Vista Circle. Click here for directions.
April 23, 2013
April 5, 2013
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March 13, 2013
Wing, Find Air
7:30 pm Saturday, March 23, 2013
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island
20103 State Rte 525, Freeland, WA 98249
Laurie Hungerford Flint, soprano and Rodney Menn, piano, will present a
celebration of the poetry of song with compositions for voice and piano by
composers Debussy, Faure, Poulenc, Laitman and Walker. The poetry is by de
Vilmorin, Verlaine, cummings, Dickinson, Browning and Rumi.
A brief pre-concert lecture about the songs by Eileen Soskin, well-known
Whidbey Island resident, speaker and performer, will open the concert.
Tickets are $20 ($10 for students) and are available at Moonraker
Books (Langley), Habitat for Humanity (Freeland), by e-mail at
email@example.com or at the door.
March 5, 2013
Registration is now open for Island Strings 2013 Summer Music Day Camp.
To register, please print and fill out the form below and return it by mail to the address on the form.