Time sure flies. It's been over a month since I sent my last update. Want to let you know the current line-up for the 17th Annual Eclectic Music and More series.
September 15 Blame Sally -- folk, rock, Celtic
October 20 Scott August -- Native American flute
November 9 Harry Manx -- Mississippi blues/Indian Ragas on guitar, banjo and Mohan Veena (guitar/sitar hybrid)
November 16 Tony Trischka Territory -- banjo virtuoso, bluegrass, Americana
January 31 Peter Yarrow -- the "Peter" of Peter, Paul and Mary
February 9 moira smiley and VOCO -- a cappella ensemble, Eastern European & American Folk Music (moira smiley no caps)
March 8 Sue Foley and Peter Karp -- blues, folk
March 23 Karen Drucker -- New Thought singer/songwriter
April 3 Janis Ian -- singer/songwriter
April 13 On Ensemble -- Japanese Taiko drumming
We have three more shows in the works. We're waiting for confirmation from the musicians' agents before announcing them.
For those of you who need to design ads for the program, here are the dimensions. The deadline (somewhat flexible) is August 1.
- Full page -- 8 x 5
- 1/2 page -- 31/2 x 5
- business card -- 31/2 x 2
Ads are black and white.
Also want to let you know about the American Band College Directors' Band concerts, for which I do the publicity. The American Band College is a master degree program for band leaders from around the US and abroad. 180 band directors will be in Ashland June 19-July 5 to learn from the top band instructors in the US. Learning most of the music before they arrive, these band directors are divided into 2 bands which then do 2 concerts.
On Monday, June 25, under the batons of guest conductors Mike Bankhead, head of the music department at Utah State University, Anthony Maiello, Professor of Music at George Mason University, and Robert Ponto, Director of Bands at UO, the 2 ABC Directors Bands performs it 24th annual concert at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater. Soloist is saxophonist Eugene Rousseau. 85-year old conductor Johnny Long will be honored. Tickets are $18/adults, $13/62 & older, $7/12 & under. Tickets available on-line at bandworld.org or through the Craterian box office at 31 S Central or 541-779-3000.
On Wednesday, July 4, the 24th Annual Fireworks Concert takes place at the Ashland High School Football Stadium. Dubbed the best place to view the fireworks, the last 30 minutes is synchronized with the Ashland fireworks display.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Small group performances begin at 7
p.m., with the full band concert beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets
$18 for adults, $13 for seniors 62 and older, and under 12 are free with a
paying adult. Tickets are
available at Cripple Creek Music in Ashland or on-line at www.bandworld.org.
90-member bands are composed of 180 high school, middle school, and college
band directors who come from most states the US and who are in the three-year
American Band College masters degree program.
conductors are Lowell Graham and Ralph Hultgren. Guest soloist is flutist Marianne Gedigian. Peter Boonshaft is MC and will conduct
during Gedigian’s performance.
will begin with the presentation of state flags and honoring WWII vets of the
Rogue Valley. A highlight of the
evening’s performance is a multi-media presentation of the history of the
Battle Hymn of the Republic, performed by all 180 band directors and a full
choir with narration and big-screen video.