Fiddlers at the Michigan Irish Music Fest 2016

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2016 Mona Shores Fiddlers

dscn7966The Mona Shores Fiddlers performed their sixth show of the 2016 Summer-Fall Tour this past Sunday, September 18, 2016 at The Michigan Irish Music Fest. It was a picture perfect sunny day with just amazing weather, weekend filled withsome truly talented entertainers and the sounds of great Irish Music.

dscn7942The Michigan Irish Music Fest really out did themselves with one of the best MIMF ever!! So before going any further on behalf of all The Fiddlers, we would like to Thank the MIMF for once again including the Fiddlers to the Fest. Its an incredible honor to be able to perform along side these gifted musicians, to be able to play for our community, and to be included such an amazing festival. Thank you, thank you, thank you can not be said enough to be apart of MIMF.

dscn7956The Fiddlers performed a 60 minute set of some of their classic Irish arrangements as well as some new arrangements to a rather large crowd at the Galway Stage. The crowd was made up friends, family, members from other groups performing at MIMF and the MIMF community at large getting comments on Social Media as “Awesome”, “Amazing”,”Talented” and “the Mona Shores Kids Rock!!!!”

dscn7943-version-2The MIMF is one the BIG highlights of the Fiddlers Summer-Tour but they have still have a couple of dates coming up. The Summer-Fall Tour will wrap up on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at The Mona Shores 15th Annual Fiddle Fest with the Mona Shores Middle Fiddles, Mona Shores Fiddlers, and very special guest CrossBow!!! Details, ticket information, to follow, so watch for our posters, the web page, and our social pages.

Thank you again to the Michigan Irish Music Fest and look forward to seeing everyone at our 15th Annual Fiddle Fest!

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Here are a few tunes from MIMF2016:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Back

DSCN5537On behalf of Mrs. DeRose, Mr. Mosley, and the Mona Shores Orchestra Parents Association (MSOPA), Welcome Back!!! The new school year is upon us and under way with some exciting events already planned and being planned for 2016-2017.

First off, the 2016-2017 events have already begun. The Fiddlers DSCN4347have been rehearsing all summer and had a three day Fiddle Camp. They started their Summer/Fall Concerts tour this summer at the Sparta Celtic Fest, Roosevelt Park Day, and the Annual Muskegon Irish Association Dinner. The Fiddlers next concert is Sunday, Sept. 18th, 10 AM at the Michigan Irish Music Fest.

DSCN5116Thursday, October 27th, will be the 2nd Annual Spooktacular Concert. The orchestras fall concerts tackle Halloween and get a little Spooky Fun. This years concert will include the Ross Park and Churchill Elementary Traveling Choirs.

Saturday, November 15th, at 7 PM is the 15th Annual Fiddle Fest featuring the Fiddlers and the Middle Fiddles with very special guest CrossBow. CrossBow is a high energy group out of GVSU that has been tearing up the celtic festivals.

We will have more details on these events and other events as we get closer to the date. A complete calendar of events is on our event page and details of an event can typically be found on our Facebook Page.

DSCN6988As most of you already know, we are also very happy to announce that Mr. Mosley is the Full Time  Middle School’s 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Orchestra Director. Mrs. DeRose will continue as the High School Director and assist with the 6th Grade at the middle school.

Its looking like an exciting year ahead of us. Check back here, our Facebook Page or Twitter Page for the latest news and events. We will be adding some features to the webpage that I think some of you will really like.

Have a great 2016-2017 School Year!!

2016 Roosevelt Park Day

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It was a soggy Saturday this past August 27, 2016 but the rain did clear for the parade and the festival. The Fiddlers managed to march in the Roosevelt Park Day parade and perform an amazing set after the parade in the entertainment tent.

This was the third performance of the Fiddlers 2016 Summer/Fall Tour. The Fiddlers have one more performance this week for the Mona Shores faculty at the district wide 2016-2017 School Year Kick Off Meeting. Then its less than three weeks till the Fiddlers take to the Galway Stage at 10 AM on Sunday Funday of the Michigan Irish Music Fest.

For more pics and see replays of Live Video Feeds of the Roosevelt Park Day performance, visit our Facebook page.

Many Thanks to the City of Roosevelt Park for inviting the Fiddlers to perform at the festivities. Its a great honor to be able to play for so many of friends and family in our community.

2016 Sparta Celtic Fest

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DSCN7790After a couple of years of invites the Fiddlers finally were able to accept an invitation to perform at the Sparta Celtic Fest last weekend in Sparta, MI. This has not been a easy task to accomplish when you are saying congrats to the outgoing seniors, welcoming the new freshmen,  enjoying summer vacations, camps, family weddings, college visits, student jobs, summer fun, etc. The Fiddlers continued to rehearse this summer arranging old material, adding new songs, adding instruments, and attending Fiddle Camp.

DSCN7798The long summer work is paying off as the summer & fall performances tour begins. The Fiddlers have up coming performances at the Roosevelt Park Day, Mona Shores District Meeting, The Muskegon Irish American Dinner, The Michigan Music Irish Music Fest, and Fiddle Fest with special guest Crossbow. Check the schedule our events on Facebook for the latest information.

DSCN7786The Fiddlers sounded great and had a good time at the Sparta Celtic Fest, they are happy they were invited back again at the end of the performance. If you have not been to the Sparta Celtic Fest you are missing out.

More photos are on our Flickr page and a Live Stream of one of the songs is on our Facebook page. See everyone at the parade and on stage for Roosevelt Park Day.

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2016 Fiddle Camp

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Here are a few pictures of the Fiddlers participating last weekend in a weekend long Fiddle Camp in Mears, MI.  They were preparing and working on new material for their 2016 Summer Tour while still finding time for fun on the Sand Dunes, swimming, team building activities, campfires, etc.  More pictures can be found on our Flickr page.

Check out the Fiddlers on tour this Summer Tour:

Sparta Celtic Festival: Saturday, August 13, 2016, 11:00 AM, Kent Equipment Main Stage

Rosevelt Park Day:  Saturday, August 27, 2016. Parade 10 AM and a performance in the entertainment tent on Broadway at 12:30 PM

Michigan Music Irish Festival:  Sunday, September 18, 2016, 10 AM Galway Stage.

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Blue Lake Masterworks Orchestra

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Nicholas Tyler (Cello) and Ezekiel Kinney (Violin)

Today the Blue Lake Masterworks Orchestra perform Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”, directed by John Riegel at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. The 80+ member symphony had three of our Mona Shores High School Orchestra members: Ezekiel Kinney (Violin), Anna Tardani (Viola), and Nicholas Tyler (Cello).

Ezekiel, Anna, and Nicholas have spent these last two weeks at camp preparing for this amazing performance. Based on the photo taking, hugs goodbye, and introductions to parents after the performance,  it appeared many new friendships and great memories were made.

Our apologies to Anna.  The photos of Anna on stage did not turn out and we missed her after the show to get her in the group picture.

 

Mona Shores Orchestra Parent Association