As we said in our last post, students Hunter and Lydia both received “Gold” or 1st places at Issma recently. They both did a fantastic job especially considering it was the first time performing at ISSMA for both of them. They were nervous, but did fantastic. Here is Hunter in Indianapolis last Saturday singing “Still Wie Die Nacht”. Bravo!
Since piano and vocal student, Brent, was unable to perform at our Holiday Recital last week, we recorded him playing and singing “The Anthem” in our studio this week. We want to share this with all of you. Great job Brent!
Since our student, Logan, won’t be able to be with us for our Autumn Recital on November 16, his parents recorded a video of him performing Double Trouble from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Logan is doing a great job of practicing and it shows by his performance. Thank you Logan, this is terrific and just in time for Halloween!
Our Autumn Recital is just around the corner. With it so close, I want to give our new students some additional information regarding our Recital, and as a few issues have arisen this month with payment and policies, I want to address them as well. I will print this out and give a copy to each student next week. As sometimes the printouts given to students don’t make their way into parents hands, I am also posting it here. Hope to see all of you at our Recital November 16th!
Our last Holiday Recital was a wonderful evening and our students performed very well. The cost of having recitals continues to climb however. We asked last Fall for suggestions for a venue in which to hold our recitals and asked about the possibility of charging a low “ticket” price to help cover the cost, but we didn’t hear back from anyone. This time we are seriously hoping to get some feedback on the recital issue. If we are going to have a Spring or early Summer Recital in 2018, it is time for us to begin looking at dates and venues. We have noticed that the number of people attending continues to go down with each recital, which leads us to feel that perhaps we are doing them too often. So, should we only have one recital per year as do most music schools? Or should we continue doing them on a Summer/Winter twice per year schedule? Please take a minute to answer our question regarding a 2018 Spring or Summer Recital. If you vote yes, please consider giving us some suggestions for a venue to hold the recital. Thank you everyone!
Last night’s Holiday Concert was a success! All of our students did their very best and all their hard work paid off. We had a large audience, delicious cookies, and a wonderful time. Thank you to all who contributed with cookies and cups. So proud of all of our students. Let’s keep up the good work in 2018!
If anyone has any videos or photos they would like to share from last night, please let us know.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
Hello Students & their Families & Friends,
Our annual Holiday Concert is coming up Friday, December 22 at 7 pm. Last week an informational flyer was sent home with each student. The flyer covers the time for students to arrive, what to wear and asks for donations of cookies, plates, cups, napkins, etc .(we still need a few more items) We also realize that sometimes the information we send home with students doesn’t actually make its way into parents’ hands, so we are posting it here for you:
Due to the inconvenient location of the Hessville Christian Church to all of our students, we are looking to move our our Annual Holiday Recital scheduled for Friday evening, December 22 at 7 pm to a new location. We have students from Munster, Lansing, Highland, Dyer, Schererville and Crown Point. The church in Hammond has been kind enough to let us use their facilities in the past, but it is not in a central location, and the trains continue to be a problem as well as construction in that area. Lansing Presbyterian Church on Ridge Road between Burnham Avenue and Torrence Avenue has hosted fundraisers for TF South High School that we have attended. It has a very nice kitchen/hall that is all on one floor with no stair climbing required. Since it’s only about 2 miles over the Indiana/Illinois state line, the location is much better for everyone. The only draw back is that since none of our students are members of the church, the fee for renting the hall is rather steep, plus we would have to bring our own sound system and keyboard and set up and clean up ourselves. The increase in the cost of holding our recital there may mean charging a small ticket price or at the very least having a “donations” box on the refreshment table.
Perhaps one of you know of another church or community center where we can hold our recital. If you do know of somewhere, please email or call us as soon as possible.
What does every think of changing the location? Asking for donations? Any other opinions or suggestions?