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September Meeting: National ARS Board Presentation and Potluck Supper

Special Notice!! We will not be meeting on Sunday, September 18. September’s meeting will be a Special session on a different date, time, and place.

DATE: Friday evening, September 16, 2011
TIME: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
PLACE: Berkeley Community Church, 3701 W. 50th Ave., Denver
CONDUCTOR: Members of the National ARS Board of Directors

This is a very special occasion and we hope that many Colorado recorder players can join us. The Denver Chapter is hosting the ARS National Board of Directors during their weekend meeting. As part of the proceedings, the Directors have invited us to join them for an evening of information and fun. This is your chance to meet them personally, ask questions of them, learn from them about ARS activities, and play with them as they lead us in some of their favorite pieces. Don’t forget to bring your recorders and music stand!

There will be a potluck supper with entertainment by StopTime, Denver Chapter’s jazzy ambassador. We ask that you bring a supper contribution according to the following schedule based on your last name:
A – H: Salad or appetizer
I – P: Main dish
Q – Z: Dessert

The schedule of events for the evening will be:
5:30 Arrive and set up your supper offering and help set up the floor
6:00 “Town Hall” meeting conducted by the Board Members
6:30 Supper with entertainment by StopTime
7:30 Group play led by National Board Members
9:00 Clean up and pack up

Questions?:, contact Jann Benson, benson816@comcast.net or 970-484-3522 or 970-396-8298.

Newbies in September

Newbies are invited to participate in the potluck dinner. You will enjoy the recorder entertainment and the camaraderie of the members. You will also have an opportunity to observe high-level instructors conducting the membership. The next Newbie playing session will take place in October. Be sure to check the October newsletter for details.

Denver Chapter ARS Program for the 2011-2012 Season

PLEASE NOTE: The September meeting will be at Berkeley Community Church, 3701 W. 50th Ave., rather than at Unity Church.
Sept 16 National ARS Board members directing group playing
Oct 16 Anne Peterson Renaissance Selections
Nov 20 Janes Grush Featuring Victoria double choir
Dec 18 Holiday Music for all led by groups
Jan 15 Rebecca Beshore Shape notes notation
Feb 19 Mark Davenport Concentration on a Piece
Mar 18 Rose Marie Terada Let's Dance, early to modern
Apr 15 Karl Reque Baroque Selections
May 20 Denver workshop with visiting director

Southern NM Early Music Workshop, Sept. 9 - 11

A fine workshop will be presented the weekend of Sept. 9 - 11, 2011, in Las Cruces NM. (Can't be any hotter down there than it is here!) Faculty are Annette Bauer, Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker, Louise Carslake, and Dale Taylor.
http://www.rgrecorders.org/2011Workshop.aspx
http://www.rgrecorders.org/2011Workshop/2011NMWorkshopBrochure.pdf

Tell Us What You Think

At the Denver Chapter Board Meeting, Aug 19, 2011, it was decided to ask the membership to help us plan for the May workshop in Denver. Two options were discussed:
1) Saturday workshop similar to what we did in 2010, 2008,
2) Multiple days like Rocky.
Either way, expenses would be less than Rocky since most attendees would not require lodging and additional meal expenses. Discussion also touched on the topic of accredited education programs for music teachers. Please give us your comments and suggestions.

Rocky 2013 planning has started, and the Board proposed people who might be willing to organize the next workshop. Dick will contact them and see if any of them will agree.

Your Officers for the 2011-2012 Season

At the April 17 General Meeting, the following officers were elected:
President: Dick Munz
Vice President: Bill Conklin
Secretary: Jon Casbon
Treasurer: Rosemary Glista
Program Director: Jann Benson
Newsletter Editor: Bruce Nelson
Web Mistress: Jennifer Myers
New Member Scout: Janet Handmaker
Cookie Fairy: Victoria Taylor
Librarian: Susan Osborn

Group Corner

News of the activities and postings from area musical groups having recorder players. Check the chapter website for a listing of all groups that we know of, including contact information.
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The Grand Junction Early Music Ensemble played at the Western Colorado Botanical Home Garden Tour in June.
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StopTime: Our big news for the summer is that we are now an official ARS Consort. Check us out on the ARS website under Chapters and Consorts. Not many recorder jazz consorts listed. But we haven't been consorting much this summer. Trying to get a new bunch of numbers ready for coming events. Catch us at the ARS National Board Meeting, which is our September potluck, etc. Details are in this Newsletter.
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Fipple Jive has two sessions running. A Saturday morning session averages four players and is now working on 12-bar blues as a vehicle for learning chords, chord sequences, and playing in a group without printed music. A Tuesday night session also averages four players and is now working on learning 14 chords in all 12 keys. That's not the easiest thing we've ever tried, but essential for improvising from lead sheets. If you want to improve your skills by learning to be comfortable playing by ear, give us a try. dickmunz@gmail.com
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Marylebone players played throughout the summer. I went to the Amherst Festival and got a lot of new music. We now have quite a large library. Our Saturday group is packed but we could put new players on the sub list. We do need a couple of players for the Monday morning group. This year we will begin our fifth year, time really flies when we are having fun. If you want to play a lot of great music give me a call. Bill Conklin 303-455-0837
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Wayward Clefs - the Clefs are busy preparing for an EMC soiree at Metro College scheduled for 4/12/12. Now, you may ask yourself why is this group preparing for a soiree in April of next year? Are they a bunch of obsessive compulsives or just looney tunes? Alas, we can't answer that question, but we can report that we are enjoying playing some transcriptions of Praetorius by our lutenist, Suzanne Angevine, as well as some pieces by Thomas Crequillion and others. Keep tuned for developments. We can also report that one of the Waywards, Paul Brunson, played some recorder duets with Rosemary Glista at a mini concert in Bucharest, Romania on July 31. They were a part of a Colorado Mountain Club trip to Transylvania, and presented some nice short pieces by Mozart, Handel as well as several Romanian folk tunes for the enjoyment of our fellow hikers and our Romanian guides. It also helped to ward off those Transylvanian vampires...
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Many recorder groups are active in Colorado Springs!

Playing sessions at Jeannine Bramwell's house (110 East Caramillo Street) each week:
Tuesdays, Caramillo Consort 9:30-11:00
Tuesdays, WoodDove Consort 12:30-1:30
Fridays, The Fermatas, 9:00-10:00
Fridays, The Caramillo Trillo, 10:00-11:30

Other groups who meet weekly:
Pine Creek Ensemble (duet, with keyboard),
Alpine Quartet, meeting at Carl Wingquist's house
The Accidentals (duet)
Quartet, meeting at Jon Casbon's house

Regular Performances: The Pine Creek Ensemble plays at the Margarita Restaurant one Saturday night each month.

In August the Caramillo Consort (quartet) played at the Windsong Retirement Center, The Fermatas at the Village Garden, Village at Skyline, The WoodDove Consort at First Congregational Church, and The Caramillo Consort (quintet) at the Village at Skyline,

On September 4: The Fermatas will play at Peterson Chapel.
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Class Offered: PAVANS AND GALLIARDS

For high schoolers through adults. Open to all instruments. Explore the world of two dances that originated in the 15th and 16th centuries. Follow the progression as the music evolves from an accompaniment for dancers into its own highly-complex musical form (early 17th century). Ann Marie Morgan, instructor.
Day/Time: Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
Fall (6 weeks): Oct. 5-Nov. 9; Enrollment deadline: Sept. 28
Spring (6 weeks): Mar. 14-Apr. 25 (no class Mar. 28); Enrollment deadline: Mar 7
Tuition (annual reg. fee applies): $120 each term, $10 discount to RMCMA individual lesson students.
Contact: Pris Walker, Colorado Music Festival & Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts. 303 665-0599 x108 walker@COmusic.org

Get a Gamba!

Interested in learning more about the Viola da Gamba? A limited number of student quality viols are available for rental at a reasonable monthly rate. Please call Bill Conklin at 303-455-0837 for more information.

TIME TO RENEW!
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