Want to try a fun music program for your child?

by FiddleChick@evpl on Thursday, December 18 2008, 3:06pm. Viewed 794 times.

This year’s 3rd Annual Holiday Harmony event was a great success! Firstly I want to thank all of the EVPL staff who volunteered their times to make this celebration a great success.


If you don't already know, Holiday Harmony is a wonderful program that happens once a year around Christmas time. Our core focus during this program is to celebrate various cultures/beliefs during this holiday season (December) through song and live instrumentation. Rowan Tree, traditional Irish band and 2006 Evansville Living Magazines voted "Best Place to Spend a Sunday Evening," was present and in top form by accompanying our "Silent Night" singers who sang in various languages ranging from Navajo to Japanese. Signing Hands, a class directed by Miss Lola Snyder at Central Library, were also present that evening to not only sign a verse of "Silent Night" but also sign a Christmas favorite "Up on the Housetop." This year, we were also able to begin a new music program at Central Library called the Beginning Recorder Class. Under my own direction, this 7 week course teaches children between the ages of 6 - 10 how to play the recorder, read music, clap rhythms, know musical terms and eventually compile all of their knowledge by performing at the Holiday Harmony event. This course will be offered again in March of 2009 and will span a total of 2 months (9 weeks) and will end with a recital to be held at Central Library. Parents will be able to sign up their children in February. Limited seats will be available so mark it in your calendars! Also, parents who sign up their children must attend all rehearsals as well as the recital.

For more information about the Beginning Recorder Class or other music programs held at Central Library, you are more than welcome to leave me a message on my blog or e-mail me at christas@evpl.org

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