SBRS News and
SOUTH BAY BUZZ
Newsletter of the South Bay Recorder
A Chapter of the American Recorder
An Affiliate of the San Francisco Early
Our March meeting, on March 13th at 7:30 PM in the Choir Room
of First Congregational Church of San Jose, will be Members’
Night, South Bay’s traditional way of celebrating the American
Recorder Society’s Play the Recorder Month. Soloists, duets,
trios, or other small groups of instruments and/or voices are
invited to perform for their fellow members and guests. Please
limit your performance to ten minutes, including set-up and
Be sure to invite family, friends, and prospective recorder
players – after all, performers do need an audience! If you,
or your group, are performing, please provide a written list
of the people in your group and the names of the piece(s) you
will be performing. Even if you are not performing, please
bring your instruments as we plan to have time for group
playing. Music will be provided.
Our February session with David Hogan Smith was very
enjoyable. His easily read scores are always clear and fun.
The six part music from Copenhagen required persistent
concentration but with encouragement we managed to play well.
The double choir pieces for crumhorns and recorders gave all
an opportunity to play crumhorns. Thank you for a great
evening of music.
I hope many of you will share your latest musical efforts for
us all to enjoy on Members’ Night. This is the opportunity to
work on your music for a performance. Invite family and
friends to hear recorder playing at its best!!
Liz Brownell, President
With the addition of Merryl Kravitz, who joined SBRS at
the February meeting, SBRS membership is up to 29, a respectable
and "sustainable" number. Our average meeting attendance of
17-20 is quite good, I'd say. As of press time, 11 folks have
signed up for our workshop with Glen Shannon Saturday, March 28.
You can sign up at the door, but please save money and help us
be prepared for you by submitting your application and check in
advance, either at the March meeting or via snail mail to
Treasurer Anne Ng, 6031 Bollinger Road, Cupertino 95014. Hope to
see you there.
Our sales of donated music and instruments have definitely
helped our bottom line. Thanks to former member Martha
Dahlen and my friend Mary Raby for donating
instruments as well as music, and to several others who have
donated music. Last month with the recorders from Mary,
we collected $72.
Anne Ng, Treasurer/Membership
Thank you Meryll, Liz, Marcia,
Anne, and Marty for the excellent spread of finger
food for the February meeting break. For Members’ Night I would
like to remind Laura, Liz, and Margaret that you volunteered to
bring cookies, etc. for our break.
Ridley, Hospitality. (email@example.com)
MARCH 28TH is the date for our annual workshop directed by
IF YOU HAVEN’T YET REGISTERED, you can find a flyer and map
MAY 15-17, 2015 is the date for
the East Bay Recorder Society’s annual MARIN HEADLANDS
WORKSHOP at the Point Bonita Conference Center. It’s a full
weekend of music for intermediate to advanced players featuring Letitia
Berlin, Tom Bickley, Louise Carslake, Frances Feldon, Adam
Gilbert, Rotem Gilbert, Peter Maund, and David Morris. For
further information contact Merlyn Katechis at (510) 593-4679 or
email (preferred) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule of SBRS DIRECTORS
for 2014 - 2015
12 September -Shira
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
10 April – Judy Linsenberg
8 May – Greta Haug-Hyrciw
Newsletter Editor: Laura Gonsalves
4946 Manitoba Drive, San Jose, CA 95130