We hope you are doing well.
There were a couple of funny dates/locations in our last newsletter, so we’re sending a new one out sooner rather than later to keep you posted on those changes.
We don’t have a lot of words right now as we are sitting the with preciousness of this life – and you never know how long you’ll have with the people that you love – so, let’s make the most of it.
Arlyn & David
* UPCOMING EVENTS *
— Celebration of Life for Cory McClure —
- Saturday, February 16th at 1:00pm at Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss (corrected date). Please join us as we pay our respects to Cory, and share our memories and experiences with him. There will be speakers, a video presentation, some songs, and refreshments. Please share with anyone who might like to attend!
- Here is a video from the 2008 Feast Harvest Festival performance of David with Cory McClure and Mike Antonovich percussion trio breakdown.
— Women’s Rhythm & Drumming Gathering —
- Women’s Rhythm and Drumming with Arlyn Alderdice. Saturday, February 23rd from 1:30pm-4pm at the Heideman’s dome just outside Hotchkiss, CO (corrected location). Come as you are. We’ll spend time checking-in and coming into rhythm together and we’ll play. For new drummers as well as experienced musicians. Offered by donation. Please contact or call 872-4238 for more information & directions.
— March Marimba Class Series for Adults and Teens —
- Marimba & Rhythm Class Series with Arlyn Alderdice. Three Saturdays 10:00-11:30am, March 2, 9 & 16 at our teaching studio outside Hotchkiss, CO. A fun way to play music together with a group. For new players as well as experienced musicians. $35 for the three week series. Please RSVP by replying to this email so I can plan accordingly or call 872-4238.
— NFV Community & Parade Band —
- Friday, March 1st, Java and Jazz (middle and high school jazz bands will also play) at the Creamery Art Center in Hotchkiss, 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, March 2nd, Mardi Gras Party and feast at the Edesia Warehouse in Paonia 4-8pm, the NFV Community & Parade Band will play from 6:00-7:30 p.m. with a break in between. $25 in advance $30 at the door. Tickets include dinner, dessert and live music. Serving an authentic cajun menu made by real Louisianans: chicken sausage jambalaya, mini po-boys, red beans and rice, and king cake. Beer, wine and Hurricane daiquiris will be available for purchase. more info and tickets.
— Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble in Grand Junction, CO at the KAFM Radio Room —
- Friday March 15th, 7:30pm at the KAFM Radio room. more info
— Valley Youth Orchestra Concert including a piece by David Alderdice —
- Celebrating the Tapestry of American Composers. Join VYO for their silent auction and concert on March 16th, 2019 at Delta High School, 1400 Pioneer Road. Email: VYOseat (at) gmail.com for reserved seating.
- 4:30 Silent Auction begins
- 5:30 Dinner
- 7:00 Concert
This concert is comprised of music by American composers. We have pieces inspired by folk music, music from Broadway shows, and four brand new pieces composed especially for the VYO by local musicians, including “Days 4 & 5” by David Alderdice with Dylan Fixmer and the entire VYO Orchestra, as well as some pieces by some VYO students. Buy Tickets
–Women’s Rhythm and Drumming–
- Women’s Class Series with Arlyn Alderdice. Three Tuesdays 9:30am-11am, March 26, April 2 & 9 at our teaching studio outside Hotchkiss, CO. Come as you are. We’ll spend time checking-in and coming into rhythm together, studying rhythm, and we’ll play. For new drummers as well as experienced musicians. $25 for the three week series. Please RSVP by replying to this email so I can plan accordingly or call 872-4238, or contact.
Stop Waiting to Be Ready (excerpt) by Geneen Roth from This Messy Magnificent Life
Stop trying to be the self you imagine you would be if you were more _______ than you are. You’ve already done that. If it didn’t work the first thousand times, it’s not going to work now. Or ever.
I’m not saying to act on those feeling. I’m not advocating indulgence or collapse or despair. I’m saying it’s time to stand in your own two shoes. It’s time to be your own authority. . . and begin to pay attention to the noticer instead of what is noticed.
Climb out of your mind and back into your body, even if it feels uncomfortable. Turn toward the feeling and not away from it. Treat yourself the way you would treat a small child who is lost – because that part of you is.
Take yourself in. Ask the questions no one ever asked you. Keep going until you know the answer and you know who’s asking. Until you realize – it’s not far away – that the essence of you, like the sky, was always here. You just happened to get distracted by the local weather for a few decades.
We need you. We need you to stop waiting to be ready. To stop waiting to act until you become the self you imagine you would be if only you were different than you are.
We need the unrepeatable essence of you. Come back. Now.