Letter from the President
October 14, 2016
Dear Fellow Woodbridge Music Club Members,
We had a terrific gathering of club members on September 17 to open the Woodbridge Music Club year! It was great to see all who attended and I particularly enjoyed meeting some of the new members. I hope we continue to build our club comradery as the year goes on with the many events that we have planned.
Following the workshop, there will be a Manassas Festival meeting from noon to 1:00 at the same location. 1:00 - 3:00 (also at Grace) is our NFMC Festival Bulletin Review workshop. A fun-filled music day! Teachers should bring a sack lunch to eat during the 12:00 festival meeting.
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Letter from the President (Updated)
June 15, 2016
Dear Fellow Woodbridge Music Club Members,
Thank you all for submitting your renewed membership applications and continuing your participation in the Woodbridge Music Club. I also want to welcome all new member to the Club and I look forward to meeting you at some of our events during the coming year. We have an exciting schedule for the coming year and I hope you and your students will take advantage of the many concerts, competitions, and workshops that we have planned.
I am pleased to report that ….. Read More...
President: Paul Brady, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Emily Baird, email@example.com
Secretary: Betty McCary, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Dr J Zuill Bailey, ZBLB@verizon.net Read More...
I was requested by School Board member Diane Raulston, of the Neabsco School District, to attend the next school board meeting on Wednesday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. at the McCourt Building and let my voice be heard in support of this acquisition. I feel very fervently that this piano would benefit not just our students, but our entire community and region. A world class instrument such as this is an investment in the best possible way for our future, and I'm sure I don't have to convince any of you of its value and merit. If there are any other interested music teachers out there who would like to voice support as well, please plan to attend and voice your support.
The following Friday, May 6, the County Board of Supervisors will be voting on whether to approve the budget, and I hope to attend that meeting as well, but it is not certain that I can attend. Our son is getting ready to be deployed, and that weekend may the our last opportunity to see him before he goes.
If any of you can lend your voice as well as to why you would support this purchase, and what it would/could mean to our community, please take the time to let your voice be heard. She also encouraged me to contact David Kline, Associate Superintendent of Finance, to influence him as well in this decision. His phone number is 703.791.8701.
Can you imagine having piano recitals on this piano? Can you imagine inviting world class musicians to our community to perform here because of it? Every single student that would ever have the opportunity to play this piano would cherish that memory for the rest of their lives. My daughter, Joy, and I visited the Steinway Piano Store in Manhattan when she was in high school (she has since earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, and now teaches piano). We were in awe of the countless Steinway pianos on display, and were thrilled to be able to try so many of them out, and determine which $50k or $60k piano we might one day like to own! That dream has yet to come to pass, but any lover of piano music will not find it hard to relate to how exciting that experience was for us. Many people are not aware that Steinway Pianos originated in Manhattan by a German born man, and that they are American made. I have nothing against Yamaha's, I own one myself, but wouldn't it be wonderful to help our community bring America back again to its place of preeminent world class status? Thank you,
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The Piedmont Music Club would like to invite the Woodbridge Music Club members to attend a FREE master class on Friday, May 13 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas. It is free and available to ALL students, teachers, parents, music enthusiasts, etc. Read More...
Attached is the Woodbridge Music Club membership application for 2016 - 17. It’s not late until after July 1st, but I wanted to give you the opportunity to send it in early. Read More...
Application postmark deadline: April 18, 2016
This scholarship is designed for graduating seniors who will be attending college. All instruments/voice are eligible to compete. Each entrant is required to perform two contrasting works from memory and to provide one original copy of the music for the judges (no photocopies). The competition will include an interview.
- Saturday, April 30th, 12:00 – 5:00 PM: “Woodbridge Alive”
- Friday, May 6th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM: “Spring Gallery Walk Sponsored by Historic Manassas, Inc. and the Prince William County Arts Council”
- Saturday, June 18th, 4:00 – 8:00 PM: “Arts Council Summerfest at Tacketts Mill”
Saint Paul United Methodist Church
St. Paul United Methodist Church, Woodbridge, Virginia is seeking a permanent, part-time Organist/Pianist beginning May 1, 2016 or when available. The musician selected for this position must have a high degree of musical expertise and the ability to work cooperatively with others. A music degree is highly desirable, but not required.