The weather is quickly feeling summerish, and the little one especially is loving it up. We’re enjoying digging in the garden and looking forward to hiking and camping. We hope you have some fun plans for the summer.
We are really excited for marimba ensemble summercamp and hope you’ll join us. Our camps are open to players 8 through adult and will be a lot of fun (assuming you like playing fun music with mallets in a group). The early registration deadline is May 31st, more details below. From last year’s summercamp participant Jen Sanborn, “Learning to play the marimba has made made me a better painter and a happier person. It has widened my inner pathway to deeper creativity and joyful expression.”
We are also very excited to unveil the amazing artist line up for the new 2016-2017 Blue Sage World Music Concert Series on June 1st. Here is a video of David and his former teacher Jon Seligman, along with Meg York and Pete Jacobs at a music workshop at the local high school. They played as part of the World Music Concert Series in March. click here to watch
The NFV Community Parade & Stage Band has been amping up lately with close to 20 musicians showing up to rehearsals. We are gearing up for 2 summer sit down concerts and 1 parade in Crawford. We will also have a special guest director, clarinetist Meg York, working with the band on June 13th and 20th.
We hope to see you soon.
Arlyn & David
**SUMMERCAMPS at the Blue Sage in Paonia
Marimba Ensemble Camp with David Alderdice, Ages 9 – 18 register here or by calling 970-527-7243 session 1) June 20 – 24, 10am – 1pm session 2) June 27 – July 1, 10am – 1pm
In these exciting camps, we will explore music and rhythm together through the art of marimba ensemble playing. These beautiful sounding wooden instruments originate from Africa and are extremely fun to play. There are seven different-sized marimbas in a traditional ensemble. These camps are open to new marimba players as well as being a continuation of previous classes
.Marimba Ensemble Performance Camp with the Alderdices, Ages 8 to adult. Call 970-872-4238 to schedule a short audition before registering session 1) June 20 – 24, 2 – 5pm session 2)June 27 – July 1, 2 – 5pm
These summer camps are geared for intermediate marimba players and any musician who would like to deepen their relationship with music by learning to play African inspired marimba ensemble music at a performance level. Participants must have at least some prior music experience. ___
• Unveiling Party at the Blue Sage Wednesday, June 1, 2016 7:00 pm. 2016-2017 Blue Sage Music Series Unveiling Party. Learn about the line-up of artists, learn about the exciting special events in conjunction with the series. Free.
• NFV Community Parade & Stage Band live in Paonia, CO Tuesday, June 7, 2016 6:30 pm. Free. At the Public Library.
• NFV Community Parade & Stage Band live in Cedaredge, CO on Thursday, June 9, 2016 7:00 pm. Free. At the Chapel of the Cross.
• NFV Community Parade & Stage Band live in Crawford, CO on Saturday, June 11, 2016 10:00 am. Free. As part of the Pioneer Days Parade.
• NFV Embodying Rhythm Marimba Project at Kid’s Pasta Project benefit for Jamaica Outreach, at Delicious Orchards in Paonia, CO on Monday, June 13, 2016 6:00pm.reservations
• Devon Myers & David Alderdice Acoustic Duo Set at Delicious Orchards in Paonia, CO onSaturday, July 2, 2016.
• NFV Embodying Rhythm Marimba Project Live in Cedaredge, CO on Sunday, July 10, 2016 4:00 pm. Free. At Chapel of the Cross.
• NFV Embodying Rhythm Marimba Project live in Paonia, CO on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:30 pm. Free. At the Paonia Public Library.
• Zononoka Marimba Band live in Carbondale, CO on Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:00am. Free.
Ongoing: Youth and Community Parade Band continues on Monday Nights at the Hotchkiss High School Band Room 6:30-8:00pm. Bring your instrument and join the band!
“To know sound you have to notice it first.” – W.A. Mathieu The Musical Life
“Recently I’ve been pondering a process I call “bewilderment”—or, as I like to pronounce it, be-wilder-ment. It’s like enlightenment, but way less ambitious. I figure if we all become a little wilder, a little more present, a little more connected to whatever it is that makes dogs so damn happy, we’ll feel better and do better things. The first step in the bewilderment process, upon which everything else depends, is simple: CALM DOWN.” ~Martha Beck