Yes, our in-person programming is on, shall we say, pause?
But…we’ve got plenty to offer in the weeks to come. Rest assured, the BMC continues to be a community partner as we all work to stay safe and healthy.
What else is on the program these days? We knew you’d ask!
For many years, the Celtic Classes at the BMC have concluded the work of each year by gathering together into a massed band to play for an evening of contra dancing. Over time, partly with the growing level of experience of a core of students, these dance events have grown to an impressive size and our students have given dancers a good ‘run for their money’ or at least as good a ‘dance for their money’ as they could hope for. Our students brought tremendous energy and commitment to their work again this year and despite the disappointment of having this year’s dance canceled, we are happy to be able to share a taste of the exuberance and energy that our students have brought to their music again this year through this virtual ensemble performance. Click here!
Pit Band returns!
Join us for this joyful BMC/NEYT collaboration. Middle school and high school intermediate to advanced musicians are welcome to participate – as are all Pit Band Alums! Riley Goodemote returns virtually to direct this “all-comers” online event. Rehearse your part, record it, and submit it and with a little production magic we will create a soundscape! Call the office if interested – we just need your name, contact information and instrument. And click here for more info!
We were pleased to collaborate with the Detroit Chamber Music Society CameraMusic Series to present a special concert by violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson. It can be viewed by clicking here.
On-line lessons! Yes, you can continue to practice and develop your skills, thanks to technology and our talented faculty. This is a great time to begin an instrument or to perhaps resume your practice, so sign up today!
Our online Music Appreciation Salon series has wrapped up but you can still explore 600 years of music and then some! With Moby Pearson as your guide, immerse yourself in a survey of music history, with bonus “asides” like the genius of choral conductor, Robert Shaw.
Did you miss Becky Tracy and Keith Murphy’s recent “all request” online concert? You can still listen! Songs from Newfoundland, camp songs, dance tunes from all over, including originals, and some from their days with Jeremiah McLane as Nightingale.” You can learn more about their music, and their recently released CD Golden, at Black Isle Music.
Help Save a Life By Donating Blood
This month’s Red Cross Blood Drive, hosted by the BMC, is full – what a great community response! We will be hosting the Red Cross monthly, so check back here for the next date, and to sign up to help save a life
The Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give, especially now that COVID-19 is once again on the rise. And, because we’re all in this together, the BMC is partnering with the American Red Cross by hosting monthly blood drives on our Brattleboro campus.
If you’re healthy and feeling well, please help prevent another blood shortage by scheduling your hour-long appointment at: RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
The Red Cross follows the highest standards of safety and now is taking additional precautions, including social distancing and required face coverings for everyone – staff and donors. AND, as an organization dedicated to helping others, the Red Cross just announced that all blood donations will now be tested for COVID-19 antibodies at no cost to donors.