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Celebrating with Music Day and Singing Our ABC’s

Posted on: April 9th, 2018 by Lisa Cadigan

On Saturday, April 7, we celebrated our 25th Anniversary and kicked off our annual ABC campaign with Music Day. The day was a huge success. At least 125 people attended a variety of events throughout the day. We are pleased to share some photos from the day here, and also to ask you to consider a $25 donation to celebrate our 25 years. Your contribution provides scholarship funds to children who may not otherwise be able to afford to attend an arts class or camp.

We will be collecting ABC donations through Friday, April 13, so please click here to donate online, mail or stop by 125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, with your donation, and share this post with your friends and family on social media. It’s as easy as A-B-C.

Music Day was a fun-filled family day that began with a Music Together class, led by Event Co-chair Lisa Cadigan. Following that class, participants attended an instrument petting zoo, led by students from Gettysburg College’s Music Education program.

Gettysburg College Music Education student Liz DeVito teaches a Music Day attendee how to make a clear sound with the flute.
Photo by Lisa Cadigan

There were performances by local music students from the studios of Event Co-chair Adam Cordle, Duane Botterbusch, Tim Foster, Carrie Trax, and Natalie Raymond.

Voice Teacher Carrie Trax accompanies her student Hailey Brownley during the Community Studio Showcase.
Photo by Lisa Cadigan

Gettysburg College students also led participants in the music of the Balinese Gamelan.

Gettysburg College student Brittany Barry teaches a student how to play in the Gamelan.
Photo by J. Decker photography

Following the Gamelan, participants moved over to the dance studio, where they could borrow a ukulele (or bring their own) and play and sing along to popular songs like “You Are My Sunshine,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” and “Dust in the Wind” in a ukulele circle led by John Dufendach and Joyce Ettenger of the Cool Hand Ukes.

Ukulele Circle presenter John Dufendach of Cool Hand Ukes shows a student how to finger a chord on the ukulele.
Photo by J. Decker Photography

The day culminated with an “If Music Be the Food…” concert to support the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen, featuring the GKS Trio (from the studio of Adam Cordle), Adam Paul Cordle (viola), and Pomona’s Trio.

GKS Trio opens the If Music Be the Food Concert at Music Day.
Photo by Ellen Cadigan

The purpose of the day was to engage community in a celebration of the ACAC that not only allowed attendees to hear great music, but invited them to make music as well.

Finally, a huge thanks to all of our sponsors, without whom this day would not have been possible:

Adams County Arts Council
Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by Lisa Cadigan

Over the past 25 years, the Adams County Arts Council has grown into a regional leader in the arts and operator of a 10,000 sq. ft. education center where students and the community enjoy enriching arts experiences.  Please join us throughout the year as we celebrate the wonderful milestone of our 25th Anniversary!

Upcoming celebrations include:

25th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Gettysburg Hotel, 1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg
5 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction
5:45 p.m. Program

$30/person; reservations by March 7 available at adamsarts.org
or 717 334-5006

Twenty five years of cultivating an arts-rich community is a milestone to celebrate! Please be a sponsor as we mark this occasion, honor outstanding volunteers, and welcome distinguished speaker Philip Horn, Executive Director Emeritus of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Music Day: A Musical Celebration for the Adams County Arts Council’s 25th Anniversary

Saturday, April 7, 2018
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Adams County Arts Council
Arts Education Center
125 S. Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

FREE and Open to the Public
(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 family-friendly 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 the following interactive and performance events tentatively scheduled:

Music Together - Adams County Music Makers10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Music Together® Demonstration Class
Adams County Music Makers
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 – 12:00 Instrumental Petting Zoo
Gettysburg College Music Education Program
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 – 1:00 p.m. Community Student Showcase
Gettysburg Community Music 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 – 2:00 p.m.
Community Music Making

Gamelan Gita Semara
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 – 3:00 p.m. If Music Be the Food… Concert
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.

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 Lisa Cadigan at director@adamscountymusic.com, Adam Paul Cordle at director@cordlestudios.org, call the ACAC at (717) 334-5006, or visit www.adamsarts.org.

Jingle Ball

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Gettysburg National Military Park Visitors Center

Black tie gala celebrating the Adams County Arts Council’s 25th Anniversary

 

 

The Adams County Arts Council is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.
The mission of the Adams County Arts Council is to cultivate an arts-rich community.

 

 

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