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Fall Concert

We have a one-of-a-kind opportunity for our Fall Concert this year. In conjunction with students from McNeil school, our groups will be playing selections with the KPO through the Carnegie Hall’s Link-Up program. The program is funded through a Carnegie Hall grant obtained by Debbie Piper at McNeil School. Please take a moment to thank her for her efforts!

Here is the link to a brief explanation of the partnership between Carnegie Hall and the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra:

The Fall Concert will be held at the Mariner Theater on Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 pm.



Master Class a Huge Success!

The Master Class is behind us now, and I think everyone can agree that it was a huge success! All of our students were able to attend almost all of the workshops, a good show of parents at the parent talk demonstrated our dedication to the program, and the fabulous potluck rounded out a weekend of fun and inspiration. Perhaps Master Class can become a regular event for the Homer Youth String Orchestra – please share your thoughts with Lisa or Kate.

Many thanks to our Oversight Committee for organizing the potluck, to Arlene Adkison for her fabulous photos (check under the PICS tab), to Monica Stockburger for making all the arrangements with West Homer Elementary AND for coordinating childcare, to Jessica Schallock for piano accompaniment, to Jenna Fabich for childcare, and to Carol Ourada for braving our rainy season to share her love of music with our children. And a HUGE ROUND OF APPLAUSE to Lisa for being there every minute, for teaching our children and for continually encouraging all of us parents. You’re the best, Lisa!