The weather was amazing last night for the 2015 Mona Shores Homecoming. After the Homecoming Parade the Fiddlers performed at the Annual Tailgate Party. Attendees of the tailgate were able to enjoy a very tasty meal provided by Texas Roadhouse where a portion of the proceeds will be going to 1997 graduate Eric Westover who was seriously injured in an accident this summer. Eric was riding his dirt bike at Silver Lake when he collided with a Jeep, breaking all four of his limbs.
If you missed last nights event here is a sample of Molly Malone. Don’t miss the Fiddlers on Nov. 14 at the 14th Annual Fiddle Fest with special guests AnDro.
More photos of the even can viewed on our Flickr page, a link is on our side menu bars.
2015 Michigan Irish Music Festival has now come to a close. This weekend the MIMF hosted many bands from Ireland such as The High Kings, We Banjo 3, Slide and to bands from right here here in West Michigan like Moxie Strings, Peat in the Creel, and Crossbow to name a few. The weekend was filled with great music and fun times.
A very BIG Thank You to Michigan Irish Music Festival for inviting the Mona Shores Fiddlers to kick off the last day of the Festival. Its become a tradition the Fiddlers really enjoy. Its wonderful seeing old friends, past MSOPA members, Fiddler/Orchestra alumni and past Mona Shores Fiddle Fest guest bands at the Fiddler Performance.
Here are a few pictures from todays performance. more pictures can be viewed on our Flicker Page, a link is on the side of this page or below for mobil users.
We have a new MSOPA pull down menu on the website. Here you will be able to find information on the MSOPA, MSOPA By-Laws, The Board, MSOPA Meeting Minutes, Student Account Balances, Student Scholarship Application Form, and contact information.
A message from Gabe Slimko, Vice President Operations & Personnel Manager of West Michigan Symphony / The Block:
I hope you all enjoyed a rejuvenating summer and have that sense of excitement as school starts. We’re also gearing up for our symphony and education season and are anxious to get going.
Our Debut Strings program has a new conductor!!! Angela Corbin has come on board and has already boosted our excitement for the next chapter in the group. If you don’t know Angela, you can read a little about her here http://westmichigansymphony.org/youth-symphony/debut-strings/ We’re very excited to have a former youth symphony member come onboard to help give back.
We’ll be holding auditions on September 14 at The Block in downtown. As a reminder, Debut Strings is intended for students with at least two years experience and strong note reading skills. We don’t attach an age or grade range since students start string instruments at such a wide age range.
Best of luck for a great year!
Students and family member going on the international trip next year here is a great opportunity to get your passport. The Muskegon downtown US Post Office is holding a Passport Fair Saturday Aug 29, 2015 from 10am-3pm. No Appointment needed. The USPS can even take your pictures but it much cheaper if you take the pics and bring them with you.
The USPS can help you do everything you need to get your passport but it is highly recommended to have your pictures with you and have your forms completed before getting to the USPS.
For forms, required documents, required guardians, directions, etc. visit the US Department of State website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports.html
The Mona Shores Orchestra Events Calendar is posted on the event page: http://monashoresorchestra.org/events/
The orchestra calendar is a Google Calendar maintain by Mrs. DeRose and Mr. Mosley for all the High School Orchestra, Middle School Orchestra, Fiddlers, and Middle Fiddles schedule of events.
On the Events page you can view the calendar but have also provided links so you view the calendars in other browser or to add the calendar to additional apps like iCal, Outlook, etc. so you will always be up to date.
Not only did the Fiddlers march in the Roosevelt Park Day Parade they performed while marching in the parade and a hour long set afterwards in downtown Roosevelt Park. They sounded and look great! Fiddlers were even joined by a few Irish Dancers as well.