SBRS News and Announcements


Newsletter of the South Bay Recorder Society

A Chapter of the American Recorder Society

An Affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society


September 2014

September Meeting
Shira Kammen will be the director for our first meeting of the new season at 7:30 PM on Friday, September 12th in the Choir Room of San Jose Congregational Church. Shira has spent much of her life exploring the worlds of early and traditional music. She plays several instruments and is a wonderful vocalist. She has been a member of the early music ensembles Alcatraz, Project Ars Nova, and Medieval Strings. She is founder of Class V Music, an ensemble dedicated to providing music on river rafting trips on the Colorado, Rogue, Green, East Carson, and Klamath rivers. Locally she has been on the faculty at both the Marin Headlands Workshop and the Road Scholar Early Music Workshop in Carmel Valley.

Some of you have probably already downloaded Shira’s music selections for the September meeting. The music is also available in the usual DropBox folder ( ). Some paper copies will be available at the meeting.

President’s Message
Our Summer Play-Ins were a great opportunity to play fun pieces we collect. In June and July several inexperienced players joined us. They could only play soprano or alto, so many of us specialized in tenor or bass parts. In August new players with more experience joined the group and brought challenging pieces. We invite all to join us in the new season. Food for each pot luck was excellent. Special thanks to our hosts - Anne-Marie Wiggers, Georgiana Rudge, Bob Eltgroth and Mary
Paquet .

The SBRS Board will meet at 7:00 pm before the September 12th meeting to plan for the 2014-2015 year. Join us for another good year of playing recorder.
Liz Brownell, President

Treasurer’s Message
Welcome back to regular monthly SBRS meetings, and membership renewal time. We ended last year with 27 members and just broke even, so we'll stick with $45 for dues. To renew, please fill out the attached/enclosed form and return it with a $45 check written to SBRS. Either snail mail it to Anne Ng, 6031 Bollinger Road, Cupertino CA 95014 or bring it to the September meeting. Dues pay for our directors, rent, music, and newsletter. Thanks to those who save us the latter two by printing out the music (when available ahead of time) and getting the newsletter via email.
Anne Ng, Treasurer/Membership
I would love some help with providing refreshments for our first Chapter meeting in September, please. Any finger food like cookies, breads, fruit, crackers, chips, etc. deemed suitable for our meeting. So far I don’t have any volunteers, so any contribution would be appreciated. I provide everything else, including the drinks. Phone: (408)246-0771, email: . It ould really help me if you could contact me and just let me know what you can bring and I can plan accordingly. Looking forward to seeing you all again for the new season.
Jean Ridley, Hospitality.

Music Opportunities
Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra 2014-2015 season rehearsals have begun. They are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM at Jane Lathrop Middle School. Room 060; 480 East Meadow Dr., Palo Alto. The orchestra is open without audition to recorder, early win, and early string players who are able to read and play the music provided at meetings. The next rehearsal is on September 17th. For further information visit the MPRO website

Chapter News
Bob Eltgroth
and Mary Paquet hosted the 3rd Summer Play-In. We welcomed three new faces: Marty Klein, Tracy Owen, and Jennifer Randolph and even had enough players for double choir music!

Schedule of SBRS DIRECTORS for 2014 - 2015

12 September -Shira Kamen             
3 October – Claudia Gantivar            
14 November - Andrew Levy         
9 January - Joyce Johnson-Hamilton   
13 February - David Hogan-Smith

13 March – Members’ Night
28 March – Workshop – Glen Shannon
April – Judy Linsenberg
May – Greta Haug-Hyrciw

Newsletter Editor: Laura Gonsalves
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