Current Event and Performance Schedule:
Happy New Year !
Thankfully, we made it through another holiday season. We hope your new year's resolutions are still intact, or at least most of them. What with all the scuffles at the bargain tables, line-jumpers attempting returns, and participating in holiday gatherings (with "those" people), it can be a stressful time. That is one of the reasons our members are attracted to music. It lends a purpose and direction to gatherings, allows us to focus on pleasant things, and fosters creation of long-lasting positive relationships. That's a hard combination to beat.
Since we turned the page from 2018, our end-of-year break is over. We resumed practices January 7th with a folder jam packed with wonderful music. Most of the pieces are best described as "zippy" (our favorite musical term), and each features a different instrument section. As you might have guessed, the more engaged we are as performers, the more enjoyable the experience should be for our audience. And the current folder contents require us to be very engaged!
At this point in the year we usually have a rough schedule for our winter and spring performances. The correct answer at this time is "Yes", and "Not yet".
"Yes" - Our next performance is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, February 24th, 3pm, at the River Valley High School Auditorium. "Tentative" references the school schedule as they prepare for their spring musical. Since we will be occupying the same stage as their musical, we are dependent on their setup and rehearsal schedule. Should last minute adjustment be required, it will be posted.
"Not yet" - Our spring concert is usually scheduled for late April or early May. For several reasons we are exploring fresh possibilities for this performance. Facilities and location, venue schedules, and avoiding scheduling conflicts with other community performances combine to make this an involved decision. This isn't a new process, but a continually evolving one. As example, years ago our performances were either on Sunday evenings at 7pm in McKinley Park, or Monday evenings at 7pm at the Palace Theatre. As preferences of our membership and audience change, our challenge is to offer quality music at a time and place convenient and comfortable for everyone. As we make progress on this point it will be posted here.
On that note we'll close for now. As you make your way through the new year, we wish great things for you and yours, and remember - make time to be good to yourself!
See you at the show!