Thanks for stopping by A Family Place. I enjoy working with families, and sharing the power of music with them. Kindermusik provides this outlet for me. This blog will allow me to share thoughts and ideas that can help families in their journey.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kindermusik OUT because of storms

This has been a crazy semester. Snow storms & tornadoes! Hopefully your family is safe through the latest storms.

The picture below shows the "swing" tree outside of Ford. This is just one of MANY trees that was damaged or downed due to the tornadoes.
Kindermusik of Berry College follows the county school closings for weather related issues. The Floyd County Schools are closed today(4/28) and Friday, April 29 due to the tornadoes. Therefore, Kindermusik will NOT meet on either day. Thursday classes will meet on May 5, and that will be the last class for those who attend on Thursday.

Friday classes are delayed for many reasons, and therefor the ending date is May 20. It's the semester that just won't end.

Tree up-rooted beside college chapel.

The destruction of the Berry campus is sad, but thankfully no injuries or loss of life. A few cottages were destroyed by falling trees, and several cars. You may be tempted to drive out and look around, but today the campus was closed to the public for safety reasons. If you want to see video or pictures from the college, click here.

No Kindermusik on April 28

Kindermusik will NOT meet on Thursday, April 28 due to the storms that Rome & Berry experienced on Wednesday, April 27.

We will make-up classes on Thursday, May 5.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring classes end & Maymester begins

The end of Spring 2011 Kindermusik classes is as follows:

Kathryn's classes end on Thursday April 28 and Monday May 2. The Beyond Kindermusik classes will have their sharing day on Thursday April 28 in the Ford Auditorium. Children should arrive no later than 4:00 p.m & will be given a Kindermusik shirt to wear. Families will join us at 4:30 for our performance. Refreshments will follow in the Ford quadrangle, near the reflection pools.

Kay's classes will end on Thursday April 28 and Monday May 2.

Wendy's classes will end the week of May 2. Her Friday classes will continue through May 13 due to being out on Good Friday.

Maymester classes begin on Tuesday May 10. Classes run for 5 weeks. Here is the availability of each class:
Village at 9:30 (7 spaces remain); Musical Beginnings at 10:30 (4 spaces left);
Musical Beginnings at 5:45 p.m. (6 spaces left) & Village at 6:30 p.m. (4 spaces left).
Musical Beginnings is for ages 18 months - 3 years. Village is newborn to 18 months.

More on summer classes & fall registration soon.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Music events at Berry College

The semester is winding down for Kindermusik, and the students at Berry College. In the music department that means performances. Here are some performances you may want to attend, with or without your child.

Berry Jazz Ensemble - Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Ford Auditorium
Berry Concert Choir - Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. Ford Auditorium - Dvorak, Te Deum
Berry Singers - Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Ford Auditorium - Pirates of Penzance
Berry Wind Ensemble - Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Ford Auditorium - Band Classics
Oak Hill Symphony Concerto Winners Concert - Monday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Ford Auditorium

Want to attend the theater? - Eurydice opens on April 7 at 8 p.m. in E. H. Young Theater Admission is $7 except opening night when it is $5.

Should you take your child? I would not encourage taking a child under the age of 5 to any of the above concerts. The exception is plan to sit in the back, and make a quiet exit when your child becomes wiggly and/or talkative. Asking young children to sit quietly & listen to an hour long performance is not a reasonable expectation.

Any of the above performances would make a lovely date night!