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What’s on the program these days? We knew you’d ask!

14th Annual Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival Returns Jan. 30-31
The annual Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival has announced that the popular event will return — virtually — for the 14th year, Saturday and Sunday, January 30 and 31.

The event showcases northern musical traditions including Irish, Scottish, French Canadian, New England and, this year, Swedish and Shetland.  A series of Saturday daytime workshops will be followed by an evening concert while Sunday’s schedule wraps up the weekend with three popular sessions.

The festival features both returning and new performers, including  Dylan  Foley (fiddle), Pascal Gemme (fiddle), Nicholas Williams (flute, piano, accordion), Kevin Henderson (fiddle)  and members of the Gawler Family Band. Click here for more info on these musicians.

Saturday workshops and the Sunday sessions will be offered via Zoom while the Saturday evening concert available on Facebook, YouTube, and BCTV.  Signing up for any event is free. Donations in support of the musicians will be welcome at the events!

Welcome to our Second BMC Open Mic
This month’s performers include J. J. Beck, Ava Einig, William Lehninger Swist, and the Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band. Click here to enjoy their music! Anyone can join in the fun. To participate, upload videos (no longer than 10 minutes) to WeTransfer or Dropbox. Then email the link to bmic@bmcvt.org. Submissions will be reviewed for inclusion in these Monday night posts.

Join the Concert Choir’s Stay-at-Home Sing-Along and Enjoy Virtual Choral Performances this Spring
The Brattleboro Concert Choir invites new and returning singers to take part in its Spring 2021 virtual season as the BCC’s popular Stay-at-Home Sing-Along series continues. The group also is offering virtual performances of inspiring choral works.

For more info, a detailed schedule of offerings and to register, click on this link — and start warming up those vocal chords!

We’re making music!
We are offering a medley of in-person and online lessons.  Interested in starting lessons?  Please call  and we will work on getting you going!  Our in-person lessons will take place at the BMC in compliance with our safety protocols.  Prefer to be online? Many instructors can offer lessons online and these have proven to be a good alternative for students:

“It was gratifying how well my guitar lessons went on Zoom while the Music Center was closed due to the pandemic. I’m enthusiastic about starting up again this fall in person or via Zoom.  -JH”

Please be in touch. We are happy to answer questions and talk about options.  We look forward to “seeing” you soon!

BMC Bravo SocietyThe Brattleboro Music Center relies on volunteers in the community who give generously of their time. We are pleased to honor the following for their help in recent months:
Becky Andrews, Jay Bailey, Tanya Balsley, Karen Becker, Nancy Bell, Mara Berkley, Lisa Bloch, Crager Boardman, Bob Bonneau, Michael Boylen, Jonas Breen, Laura Bryant-Williams, Deb Bunker, Tim Callahan, Rachel Clemente, Lisa Cox, Walter Cramer, Robin Davis, Corey DiMario, Sandra Feusi, Judy Fink, Elizabeth Fisher, Robin Flatley, Donna Francis, Rob Freeberg, Virginia Goodman, Lerna Gottesman, Bill Gottesman, Gary Graff, Lisa Harris, Freddie Hart, Jennelle Harvey, Shelli Harvey, Cal Heile, Lynn Herzog, Jenny Holan, Kate John, Steven John, Jim Johnson, Alyssa Kerr, Bruce Landenberger, Latchis Theatre, Dot MacDonald, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Raquel Moreno, Jill Newton, Kristin Outwater, Ellen Peters, Deb Pierotti, Jon Potter, Sabine Rhyne, Antje Ruppert, Alison Schantz, Sarah May Schultz, Ray Sebold, Liz Simmons, Dalit Sivan, Paul Eric Smith, Alan Stockwell, Travis Stout, Maggie Sullivan, Melissa Trainor, Leslie Turpin, Daniel Valerio, Betsy Williams, Pete Wilson, Amanda Witman, Ellery Witman, Avery Witman, David Woodberry, and Yellow Barn


The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523