I am sure that I am not the only one feeling “under the weather” – really, who could feel anything else when the thermometer is struggling to break – 20 C?
Here are some important, exciting, and challenging things that are coming up:
February 14, 2014 – What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than transporting the remainder of the instrument collection from the Centre for Education (located at 1 Kingsway Ave., Edmonton)? EPSB has agreed to allow us to take the remainder of the instruments, with a pick-up day of tomorrow. I will be there tomorrow at 10:45 a.m. with my SUV in the parking lot just off of Kingsway, and will make multiple trips until all the remaining instruments can be moved to a temporary storage facility downtown. If you would like to join me, I would be very happy for the help (and promise to try to keep my sick germs to myself)! We have a back-up date of February 20, 2014, but would really like to try to get this completed tomorrow.
February 14, 2014 - Also tomorrow is the deadline to nominate artists and arts supporters for the 27th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts. This is a wonderful event, and is an excellent way to say “thank you” to everyone who works hard to keep the Greater Edmonton Area arts scene vibrant. Nomination forms are available on the PACE website.
February 22, 2014 - Our next ESPA meeting is scheduled to occur on February 22, 2014, however our usual meeting spot (the Stanley A. Milner Library) is not available due to the book sale that they are running on the same day. If anyone has a suggestion for an affordable, easily accessible (i.e. central) location for this meeting, please let me know.
February 23, 2014 - Our friends at the Edmonton Youth Orchestra are offering Music Enrichment Program students free tickets to their upcoming performances at the Winspear Centre – the first of which is will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Please email the EYO@shaw.ca, if you would like to take advantage of this excellent initiative. Click here to take a look at the concert’s program.
February 27 & 28 2014 - Remember that all Edmonton Public School classes will be cancelled on these two dates due to the Teachers’ Convention. This will not affect St. Albert classes.
March 16, 2014 - Tickets are now on sale on eventbrite.ca for the Singing Strings Gala with Tommy Banks and Chan Wing Leung. Please share our March 16 Gala Poster with anyone you know who supports quality, affordable education in stringed instruments in the Greater Edmonton Area. We are pleased to be sponsored by the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald and the Edmonton Branch of the Hong Kong Canada Business Association, and supported by the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office in offering an evening of music from the Orient and the West, featuring our Singing Strings Orchestra. The purchase of each $80 ticket will include a $40 donation receipt, where requested. Please note that parents of SSO orchestra members are invited to attend this event at no charge as volunteers.