On Friday December 12, 2014 Several of our Mona Shores High School & Middle School orchestra members had the chance to participate in the Mark Wood’s Electrify Your Strings with Muskegon High School Orchestra. Mlive reports:
Wood, an original member of the Multi-Platinum-selling Trans-Siberian Orchestra and creator of the revolutionary Viper electric violin, has worked with Celine Dion, Lenny Kravitz and Billy Joel, among others.
The Friday night concert was more of a rock concert and full of energy. Vega Goorman and Jason Fitzpatrick were featured performers in a couple of songs. Jason put down his instrument to the Viper for a spin for his featured spot. Mr. Mosely even got in on the fun. Question of the night is who had more fun the audience or the players?
The Save The Strings fundraiser was a huge success!! Generated over $1300 dollars that will help students finance the performance trip to Italy in 2016. Thank you to all the people who place bids and won.
Thank you to all of the creative artists for their hard work transforming the instruments into amazing pieces of art. Thank you to the Muskegon Center For The Arts and the Red Lotus Gallery for their efforts promoting the fundraiser and displaying the art in the gallery, as well as hosting a fantastic opening event with the Fiddlers.
Special thanks to Cat Jackson for her talent, support and coordination, for this would have not been possible without her.
Help us thank everyone by visiting and shopping local.
Muskegon Center for the Arts/Red Lotus Gallery
356 W Western, Muskegon, MI
Located in the Century Club Building http://www.muskegonca.com
The SaveThe String Artists:
The Holiday Season is upon us with festive times all around us. The Mona Shores High School Symphonic Orchestra just finished performing to very positive reviews with the Mona Shores Choir at the Singing Christmas Tree. If you missed it or just want more, then we have a treat for you. The High School and Middle School Orchestras will perform a joint Holiday Concert on December 10, 2014, 7pm, at the Mona Shores High School Performing Arts Center.
This is a Holiday Concert you want to come early to. From 5:30-7:00 will be the Silent Auction for Save The Strings. Cat Jackson has done amazing job with The Muskegon Center for the Arts & Red Lotus Gallery to put this fundraiser together for us. Its event really worth coming early to check out!
Who: Mona Shores High School and Middle School Orchestras
Today is the third annual Giving Tuesday. Two days of deals with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday was created to give back to families, charities, community centers and students. Its a simple idea but a great way for you or your company to help our students.
The Mona Shores Orchestra Association makes it possible for the Mona Shores Orchestra Program to realize the extraordinary. The generosity of parents, volunteers, and donors helps the orchestra program cover the gap between school funding and all of the demands of being a world-class orchestra. Donations and Fundraising like Save The Strings are needed so we can as many students as possible on the Italy Performance Tour.
Congratulations and thank you to Abbe Grevious – Violin, Ezekiel Kinney – Violin, and Kendra Robbins – Cello for representing Mona Shores Orchestra at the Meyer Music All Star Orchestra at Caledonia High School on Nov. 22, 2014.
The students participated in a day of workshops with a performance at the end of the day under the direction of John Varineau, who is the Associate Conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony.