Here is the lowdown for March - and there's quite a bit so hang on to your device!
I will be available for conferencing on Monday, March 13th in the Marketplace. If you can't make it and you want to visit with me, you can either give me a call or email me and I would be happy to visit with you.
This is a good time of year to check over your student's instrument and ask your student what is needed. Yellowed or dirty bow hair/lack of bow hair are indicators that the bow needs rehairing. Frayed strings need replacing, and some students might benefit from an instrument "tune-up" which is to take the instrument in and check the peg fittings, bridge placement, etc.
The Next Concert is a Delicious One!
March 16th, 7:30 PM is our Yummy Chamber Ensembles Recital, which is going to take place in the Legacy Marketplace this year (crossing my fingers, toes, and eyes). This is a dessert and coffee potluck. I will provide the coffee, you provide a dessert, and all sit, eat and drink, and enjoy each other's company while being serenaded by students. Concert dress will be black (no uniforms required).
North Dakota All-State Festival
I will be gone March 23-24th to take students to All-State here in Bismarck at the Event Center, and to manage the conference that goes alongside.
WDA Solo and Ensemble Contest - Jamestown, March 30th
The students and I will be traveling up to Jamestown to perform for constructive feedback and placement for state. We have been rehearsing the music for over a month, so I am excited to see what takes place.
We are putting together another Giving Bach project this semester. Retirement facilities, the malls, etc are good places for students to arrange a performance. I am excited to see what will come from this opportunity.
Tour - New York City 2018
The first tour deposit has been paid, and our next payment scheduled is due May 1st. There is still time for those that did not put forth a deposit to jump in for May. Payment amount is $577, which brings me to...
We are currently in Country Meats Jerky full swing, and we will stay that way until April 19th (Happy Tax Day!). Now, I'm looking to try a bake sale (where those who contribute baked goods for sale can divide the proceeds) but I am looking for some assistance and direction on where and when to hold it. Those of you who have held bake sales in the past and could provide some knowledge and assistance, please contact me and we can put it all together.