2014 MSBOA Dist 7 Festival MS Results

Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade orchestras for their performance on February 19 at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Associations District Seven Festival in Grand Haven. Each ensemble was judged in the categories of Tone, Intonation, Rhythm, Technique, and Interpretation on three prepared pieces, and also judged on their ability to sight read, playing a piece they had not seen before.   Both groups earned an overall first division rating, meaning they had “A” grades in the categories mentioned . Great job Middle School Orchestra Students!

2014 Fiddle Fest

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Contact: Sam Jeroudi
231-780-4711 ext. 8327


Renowned Celtic band The Moxie Strings to perform at
Mona Shores Fiddle Festival February 8
Tickets now on sale

MUSKEGON, MI, Jan. 9, 2014 — From their toe tapping melodies to electrifying rhythms, the Celtic band, The Moxie Strings, have amazed crowds the past three years in Muskegon at the Michigan Irish Festival.

Now the band returns to the area on Saturday, Feb. 8 as The Mona Shores Fiddlers (MSF) present their twelfth annual ‘Fiddle Fest’ at 7 p.m in the high school’s performing arts center, 1121 Seminole Road in Muskegon, Michigan.

The Mona Shores Fiddle Festival is an annual event where a guest professional group is invited to perform and work with the students during the day. Last year’s band was the Oat Bran Boys. Proceeds of this concert benefit the MSF’s continuing education of the alternative Irish/Celtic music style.

The evening begins with the Mona Shores middle school fiddles, under the direction of Kelly DeRose, followed by the high school fiddle group, under the direction Samer Jeroudi. After an intermission, The Moxie Strings take center stage with their electric style of Celtic music. The finale features the three groups playing together as a large traditional Irish music session.

The Moxie Strings is the electrifying combination of fiddler Diana Ladio, and cellist, Alison Lynn. Their feel-good melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms put a fresh, enticing spin on Celtic and Americana music. Though rooted in tradition, The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience two of the world’s best-known instruments and oldest genres through a young, progressive lens.

Ladio and Lynn join forces with dynamic drummer and world percussionist, Fritz McGirr, to create a high-energy instrumental trio proven to captivate any audience. The Moxie Strings’ ear-catching originals and dance-worthy, traditional tunes have quickly made it one of Michigan’s most promising instrumental acts. Their last performance in Muskegon was at this year’s Michigan Irish Festival.

The Moxie Strings have played at Michigan Irish Music Festival for the last 3 years as this band. The band shared stages with Gaelic Storm, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Natalie MacMaster, and Jeremy Kittel.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. Advance ticket sales are available at Meyer Music in Muskegon 1664 E Sternberg Rd, Muskegon, MI 49444 – or at the door starting at 5:30 PM.

For more information on ticket sales, please contact Sam Jeroudi at 231-780-4711 ext. 8327 or jeroudis@monashores.net.


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