Megan’s Cello Studio will celebrate the season of gratitude and giving by gathering for a concert and food drive. Students and family members may contribute to our food drive during the entire month of November. Our culminating event will be a concert benefiting the Utah Food Bank.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Holladay City Hall
Big Cottonwood Room
4580 S. 2300 E.
Holladay, UT 84117
Did you know that 1 in 5 Utah children is at risk of hunger?
As a Food Drive Coordinator, I want to invite you to participate in a food/fund drive to benefit Utah Food Bank. It's a great way to make a meaningful difference and get involved in the community.
The Utah Food Bank is an ideal place to donate. They can take a $1 donation and turn it into $8 worth of food and services. This is possible because of volunteer support and generous food donations. Not only that, Utah Food Bank is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, so all contributions are tax deductible.
Teams are formed based on lesson days. Use these links to donate to your team:
Thank you for all your contributions to this food and fund drive!
I attended a house concert last night to see cellist, Stephen Katz. I was familiar with his name, and by sheer coincidence, I had explored many of his YouTube videos earlier in the week. A friend of mine invited me to attend the concert with her, and there was no way I could turn down the offer. As you can see, there was not a bad seat in the house!
I was totally blown away by his non-classical style. It’s crazy to sit and watch someone playing my instrument, but have no clue how they’re playing it or how they’re making the sounds. I was becoming envious that my classical training did not teach me how to fully appreciate all the things my instrument can do! It makes me want to get into improvising and looping and strumming techniques, etc. Who wants to learn with me?
I told Stephen that I had ordered some of his music earlier this week by coincidence, and he mentioned that I could email or call anytime with questions. It’s so cool to get an offer like that. My friend and I also chatted about getting together more to learn this type of playing, and there’s talk of Boulder cellists getting together for an ensemble event. I’m so inspired to practice and test the waters in some alternative styles. It seems so fun, and I’ve never been able to just “play around” on my instrument. Here’s hoping I can break out of the box. Being a “classical square” is getting old!
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