Italy Sign-Up Update

Image courtesy of Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee at
Image courtesy of Vichaya Kiatying-Angsulee at

Ciao Italy Travelers!

I ‘m so glad to have each of you as a member of our tour group. We currently have 26 travelers signed up, 14 student performers, 6 adults, 2 directors, and 4 children (2 little De Roses and 2 little Mosleys). We do have more room for additional students, so please spread the word that it is not too late to sign up.

Over the next few months I will be in touch with you regarding specific details of our trip. The best way for me to do that is through email. Please reply to this message with the best email address to reach each of you.

I would like to get some serious fundraising going. It will be especially nice to use the summer months to help our group raise some money. Please send along your suggestions and hopefully we can coordinate some revenue generating events.

It’s not too soon to start thinking about having a valid passport. I must have a photo copy of your passport by the time I submit our rooming list in December. For passport information, visit the US Department of State Web Page.

Once again, please reply to this email verifying this is the best method of contact for you.


Kelly De Rose
Mona Shores High School
Orchestra Director

13th Annual Fiddle Fest Fun

Peat in the Creel
Peat in the Creel

Night of fun filled traditional fiddle folk music had some great moments and really great music provided by The Mona Shores Middle Fiddlers, Mona Shores Fiddlers, and Peat in the Creel.

The Mona Shores Middle Fiddlers played their first concert of the year highlighting some really young talent coming up in the Fiddle program. Director Nick Mosely was even able to recruit the exciting return of Mr. Timothy Staudacher on guitar.

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The Mona Shores Fiddlers are at full stride with a 2014-15 year of performances at Michigan Irish Festival, WoodTV’s eightWest, and Muskegon’s Farmer Market to name a few. The Mona Shores Fiddler’s debut a exciting original tune Vespers Jig by Dale Liddle (Guitar) and Greg Beaudoin (Banjo/Guitar).

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A Thank You to Walk the Beat for sponsoring the afternoon Walk The Beatworkshop with Peat in the Creel for the Middle Fiddlers and the Fiddlers. A BIG Thank you to the talented and amazing Peat in the Creel our featured guests, for a fun filled educating afternoon for the students and entertaining the rest of us with the traditional Celtic music.

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Mona Shores Orchestra Parent Association


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