June 14, 2024


Buzz The Music

Otonabee Ward: Peterborough’s Good friends in Songs welcoming new associates

Good friends in Audio, a group band for all ages and qualities, begins a new year on Jan. 12, with rehearsals from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary University, 1009 Armour Rd. The band plays music in a wide variety of styles and genres in a relaxed atmosphere.

“We welcome musicians of all musical backgrounds,” states Stephanie Harnden, advertising director. “We are a exciting-loving, assorted, and noncompetitive team who only appreciate building new music with each other in a good, lower-pressure environment.”

Any individual who performs woodwinds, percussion, and brass is welcome to be a part of the band, actively playing audio at an simple-to-medium degree of problem. No auditions are needed. The group’s associates include things like everybody from higher faculty college students to retirees. The band’s repertoire ranges from classical and band literature, to musicals and contemporary pop music.

In the new year, the group will have a new conductor, retired audio teacher Ben Jackson.

Ben Jackson taught audio and English at Thomas A. Stewart for 27 several years prior to retiring in January 2021. Whilst at TAS, he done the Wind Symphony, the Grade 9 Tremendous Band, Senior Class Band, Vocal Course, and was songs director of lots of musicals.

“I delight in all factors of educating music and test to inspire in my college students a like of music that will final a life time,” claims Jackson.

Jackson graduated from the Honours New music system at the College of Manitoba with a performance degree. His principal instrument is the flute. He was awarded the University Gold Medal for maximum acquiring audio university student in his graduating year. He acquired his Bachelor of Schooling from Queen’s University.

The group is looking forward to carrying out for audiences as soon as once again this 12 months. For a lot more data, make sure you phone 705-748-5353, electronic mail [email protected], or observe them on Facebook.

Lessons at Kawartha Potters Guild

If you’re thinking of understanding a new ability this yr, classes in the winter season session at the Kawartha Potters Guild, 993 Talwood Dr., commence the 7 days of Jan. 9 and are available at all stages of know-how from beginners via to innovative and are 6 months very long.

The Starter/Intermediate Wheel class is not only for those commencing out, but also for individuals searching for far more follow. Members will learn the fundamental principles of operating on the wheel, trimming and glazing or increasing their expertise. Individuals wishing to choose the Intermediate/Superior Wheel course have to have taken at least two beginner sessions or equivalent, can centre 1.3 kilos (3 lb) of clay confidently and throw a very good cylinder. Individuals will further their wheel throwing competencies by looking at a variety of area decoration procedures, discovering elaborate and composite forms and how to implement complementary glazes.

Handbuilding lessons are an great introduction to functioning with clay and can enable for more unique sorts of expression than wheel throwing. Contributors understand about the link concerning the brain and hands, how a mass of clay can be taken, and an thought be given existence. This class is appropriate for beginners or these wishing to brush up on new competencies.

Kawartha Potter Young children (ages 7 to 13) is for kids wanting to learn about performing with clay. They will check out several unique handbuilding strategies as effectively as how to complete and glaze their work. Teen Wheel Throwing (ages 12 to 17) lets for five learners and just one instructor, discovering all levels of throwing and finishing on the wheel.

Those entering KPG should don a mask and sanitize hands.

The guild’s getaway sale was a good results, selling approximately $22,000 well worth of pottery about a few times, which past chair Lillian Forester says “is near to a document.”

The guild is positioned at 993 Talwood Dr. For extra information and facts, make sure you connect with 705-742-4979 or stop by www.kawarthapottersguild.com.