Renew WMC Memberships

Dear Woodbridge Music Club Members:

It is once again that time of the year to
renew your membership in the Woodbridge Music Club. The suspense date, published in this years WMC Yearbook is July 1st. I and sending this application early hoping that you take immediate action to complete the form and send it to the WMC Post Office Box provided on the form. Last year some of our members were not published in the yearbook because they waited to send in there application. The solution……Fill out the application now and send it! Don’t wait!

Also, please fill out the application completely and send it. The information on the form is used for reports that I send to the Virginia Federation of Music Clubs (VFMC), and some to the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). The information I submit in these reports has to do with the type of activities our club and club members are involved in - no personal information is provided on the reports. This is information like how many members participate in church choirs, community band and orchestras, small chamber groups, etc.

Also, we use some of the information to publish the yearbook - this information only goes to other members - no further. Some of it I am unaware of unless you tell me - information like how many of you will federate your junior clubs so they can participate in Festival. I have struggled to get this information for the past two years, so please include it. This is published in the WMC Yearbook along with the name of your Junior Club.

We also ask for ways that you would like to be involved with the Woodbridge Music Club. We need your help, and if everyone does a little, the Club benefits and, in the end, all of you benefit.

Please respond now and send your application and check today!

Paul Brady
President, Woodbridge Music Club

American Youth String Ensemble - May 6th

Good morning,

On
May 6th at 3pm, Emily is going to be playing a piano solo with the American Youth String Ensemble, a youth orchestra that is part of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras. She is very excited about this opportunity and has asked that I invite all of you :)

The concert will last about an hour and starts with the American Youth Debut Orchestra (Carter plays principal 2nd in this group and Emily principal viola) followed by the American Youth String Ensemble. This concert is a lot of fun and will feature well known music.

We hope you can join us!

The concert will be at the
Ernst Cultural Center 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003. Music teachers get free tickets, and if you need additional tickets, please let me know and I can get them for you.

Have a great day!
Angie Lykins Yeh

Contact WMC member
Soo Cho for more information.

Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra & Debora Madsen - May 5th

Dear Woodbridge Music Club:

One of our members, Debora Madsen, soprano, will be performing at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on May 5, as part of a program being put on by the Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra. She will be performing an aria from the Spanish opera Goyescas by Enrique Granados, and Patty Parker - another member of the WMC - will be her accompanist.

Program and ticket information is on the Flyer below.

Musically yours,


Paul Brady
President, Woodbridge Music Club

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Springfield Music Club - Concert May 8th

Dear Woodbridge Music Club Members:

The Springfield Music Club will present a Guest Artist Concert featuring Cellist Marion Baker on May 8. Details of the program to include time and location are below. Lisa Thomas, President of the Springfield Music Club, has cordially invited our members to attend.

Paul Brady
President, Woodbridge Music Club

You are invited to attend a morning concert
Featuring music by Gaspar Cassado and Cesar Franck
Performed by
Cellist Marion Baker and Pianist Ruth Locker
At 10:45 AM on Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Location: 8500 Lee Highway, Fairfax VA

Sponsored by the
Springfield Music Club

The concert is free and open to the public

Senior Scholarship Competition

Dear Woodbridge Music Club Members:

The WMC Senior Scholarship Competition will be held this year on May 7, 7:00 PM at St Paul’s United Methodist Church. If you have any graduating seniors who qualify and would like to compete for one of these scholarships, please have them submit their application and accompanying materials to Betty McCary before the
Postmark Deadline of April 16. Late applications will not be accepted. Winners must perform in the Gold Cup/Senior Scholarship Recital on May 12, 2:00 pm, at St Paul’s to receive their monetary awards.

Students must follow the attached instruction sheet
(click here to download PDF) and submit the attached application form (click here to download PDF) with accompanying materials if they wish to compete. These forms will also be available on the WMC Website. Piano and Vocal applicants will perform from memory. The board has approved allowing instrumentalists to perform with music as this is a common performance practice for instrumentalists.

Please let
Betty McCary know as soon as possible how many students you will have competing. This will help Betty and her co-chair, Dawn Layton, in selecting judges for the competition.

Musically yours,

Paul Brady
President, Woodbridge Music Club
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President's News

Dear Woodbridge Music Club Members:

We had a good turn out for the Soldiers’ Chorus last Saturday Night - perhaps not as good as we would have liked for such a special concert, but everyone enjoyed the magnificent performance. It was filled with variety, patriotism, and America! A very special thanks to Lara Brittain, the High School Choir Director, and member of the choir who came out and helped with set up and support for the performance. This was a very successful collaboration with Forest Park High School Choir and one we may want to continue in the future. I want to thank Debora Madsen who originally suggested bringing in the Soldiers’ Chorus, made the initial arrangements with the chorus, and advertised the event in the community. I also want to thank Emily Baird who approached Ms Brittain about collaborating with us for this event. All in all, this concert turned out very well for our club and for the community we serve.

Our next events include:

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WMC Scholarship Competition

Dear Woodbridge Music Club Members:

The WMC Scholarship Competition is coming up on March 3, 2018. If you have students who want to compete, please submit the appropriate WMC Scholarship Application Form (attached below) to the chairperson indicated for each competition. Note that there is a separate Chairperson for each of the Piano, Instrumental, and Vocal competitions.

The postmark deadline for all applications is February 10, 2017.

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U.S. Army Soldier’s Chorus

Another upcoming concert featuring, the U.S. Army Soldier’s Chorus, is scheduled for February 3rd, 7:00 PM, and will be held at Forest Park High School, hosted by the Forest Park High School Choir. Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend, and be sure to tell friends and family about this concert. This is a big event for the community and we need 100 percent support from the Woodbridge Music Club Members.

Musically Yours,

Paul Brady
President, Woodbridge Music Club
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Photos - Polaris Piano Trio

Photos of the Polaris Piano Trip performance on Oct 21st, 2017 are here.

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President's News

Dear Woodbridge Music Club Members:

Just a reminder that we will have our first event for the Woodbridge Music Club next Sunday, October 1st, at our home - 6842 Lochmere Drive, Manassas, VA. This is a House Concert/Potluck, so please let me know by email if you want to perform, and let me know what you want to bring for the Potluck dinner. I especially want to welcome our new members and their spouses to this event. We hold several of these during the year, and its a great opportunity to meet other members of the Club, perform any pieces you are currently working on in a more informal setting, and find out what is going on this year in the Woodbridge Music Club. I am in the final stages of finishing the WMC Yearbook for this year, and hope to have it available for distribution at the House Concert/Potluck.

I also plan to hold a Board Meeting at our home on October 7, 10:00 AM, and I hope many of you will be able to attend so we can talk about our plans for this year and the out years, and also discuss ideas presented by the WMC Futures Committee.

Please make sure you have marked your calendars for for the Guest Artist Concert - the Polaris Piano Trio - on October 21st. Be sure to invite your students, friends, and family! This promises to be a wonderful concert and a great opportunity to enjoy good music performed by an outstanding group. A flier will be coming out shortly.

Don’t forget about the first student recital on November 4th. Applications for students performing are due to Grace Reid October 21st.

Looking forward to seeing you at the House Concert!

Paul Brady
President, Woodbridge Music Club
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