August continues...busy...a good busy...Some beach time is still possible even with all the activity...thanks to Crystal Johnson for sharing this lovely photo.
Music Fest: Week 2...More activities mean more rehearsals!Saturday...an open rehearsal for the Stravinski started the day...then, the Telleman...
Next...JS Bach...Brandenburg...a career in Music is not always exciting and glitzy, there is discipline involved... at rehearsals, the chemistry of the audience isn't there to encourage or appreciate...while their parents rehearse and perform...these children have been busy...Amanda,4 and Lauren,7 spent the past week picking thimbleberries, making treats, and creating that sign below. All the Goodies were part of the Lemonade Stand they staffed on Saturday afternoon...all proceeds will be donated to the Music Festival. This is the Thornton family's 12th season with the Festival.
Here are the girls along with their friend, Juliana. Also helping are Harper,2 and Stella,4...their Mom, Teresa Drews, is a pianist in her 4th year with the Festival...So neat to watch these children grow up as they return to the Island. To paraphrase Ham Rutledge, while the musicians are gifted performers, the Island has also enjoyed getting to know them as well on a "day to day basis" as the years have passed. Fun to see Emmy Tisdel performing this year. A student at Oberlin, Emmy has taken up the viola in addition to studying the violin. Children's Music Camp Starts Today! Children's Concert - Toy Symphony - Wednesday the 14th - 11:00am...see note above!
Tuesday - Michael Thornton - It's a multi-media presentation with demonstration, audience participation and a crazy/quirky collection of horns. TPAC - 10:00am - All ages are welcome!
Thursday - Appreciate Music with violinist, Samantha George - Red Barn - 2:00pm
"Under the Big Top" - A longstanding mainstay of the Festival program, join Cindra & Julian and a full array of Island talent! School Green - 7:30pm
"And the World is but a Play" - closing concert with the Festival Chorus - TPAC - 7:30pm with a preconcert talk with Samantha @ 7:00pm
Larry Quick - TPAC on the Green - 5:00pm
Best of the Summer Jams - Timmy Lyons - Red Barn - 7:30pm
Island Fair! - a parade, exhibits, food & Bingo, too - 11 to 4 - Parade at Noon...Sponsored by the Lions Club
Rummage Madness - Check the bulletin boards around the Island for times- Under the Big Top on the school grounds
Oh my... did I say it was a busy week? It was and will be...but a good busy.Another beautiful sunset...have had some memorable ones this week...Christine Anderson took this photo, Friday I think...the clouds have really been amazing lately!
Have a great week!