Adams County Arts Council – Supporting the arts in Adams County, PA


A Musical Celebration for the

Adams County Arts Council’s 25th Anniversary

Saturday, April 7, 2018

10a.m. – 4p.m.

FREE and Open to the Public at the Center

(donations encouraged for the Adams County Arts Council and for the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen)

The Adams County Arts Council (ACAC), Adams County Music Makers (ACMM), Cordle Studios, the Gettysburg College music education program, Gamelan Gita Semara, and area musicians and music educators have partnered to present a day of music in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Adams County Arts Council.

Please join us for this special event, which offers yet another example of how we’ve partnered with the community to cultivate and celebrate the arts.

The day will function as an open-house, with refreshments provided by Fabio’s Events & Catering. The following interactive and performance events are scheduled:

10:15 – 11:00a.m.: Music Together® Demonstration Class, presented by Adams County Music Makers, sponsored by Lark: A Modern Marketplace
Adams County Music Makers (ACMM) is a program-in-residence at the ACAC, offering Music Together mixed ages/family classes to foster a love of music with your children, ages birth through five years old. Fun for the whole family – join us to sing, play, move, and explore musical instruments. Music Together is the leader of research-based, early-childhood music and movement programs, recognizing that everyone has the ability to sing in tune, keep a beat, and experience world cultures through music. RSVP requested, space is limited.

11:00 – Noon: Instrumental Petting Zoo, presented by Gettysburg College Music Education Program, sponsored by Rarrick Orthodontics
Gettysburg College music education students will lead children (and interested adults!) through an instrumental petting zoo, where they can experiment with string, wind, brass, and percussion instruments.

12:00 – 1:00p.m.: Community Student Showcase, presented by Gettysburg Community Music Studios, sponsored by Cordle Studios
Students from local music studios will offer performances of a variety of repertoire on instruments such as piano, strings, winds, brass and voice.

1:00 – 2:00p.m.: Community Music Making, Gamelan Gita Semara,  presented by Gettysburg College Music Education Program, sponsored by Norman & Carolyn Nunamaker
Music Day attendees will have the opportunity to perform the music of Bali right here in Gettysburg. Gettysburg College alumna Alice Broadway will introduce community members to the instruments and techniques of Balinese gamelan. Join us for this interactive and collaborative music-making experience.

2:00 – 3:00p.m.: Ukulele Circle, presented by Cool Hand Ukes and Adams County Music Makers, sponsored by Joyce Ettenger and John Dufendach
Come one, come all, and learn to play the ukulele! No experience necessary. We will spend an hour learning a few chords that allow us to sing along to many songs. If you have your own uke, bring it. If not, we will have one for you to borrow.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. If Music Be the Food… Concert, presented by If Music Be the Food… Gettysburg
“If Music Be the Food…” is a series of benefit concerts whose mission is to raise awareness and support for the hungry in the local community through the sharing of great music, and to teach music students about the importance of utilizing their art for service. All participants in every aspect of the endeavor volunteer their services and pay their own costs, so all proceeds can go directly to the hungry. No tickets will be sold for the concert; rather, audience members are invited to contribute monetary donations or non-perishable food items to the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen.

Media Sponsor: Thrivent Financial

Refreshments Sponsor: Fabio’s Events Center

We will raffle gifts throughout the day, donated by Adams County Music Makers, NerdHerd, Gettysburg Community Theatre and more! Please join us for music, fellowship, food, and fun as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Adams County Arts Council. For more information, contact Event Co-Chairs Lisa Cadigan or Adam Paul Cordle.


Thank you to our sponsors!