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


March 2015

March Meeting
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 take-down.

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.

President’s Message
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

Treasurer’s Report
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.
Jean Ridley, Hospitality. (

Music Opportunities
MARCH 28TH is the date for our annual workshop directed by GLEN SHANNON!
IF YOU HAVEN’T YET REGISTERED, you can find a flyer and map here.

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)

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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