the Recorder Month
Denver Chapter celebrated National Play the Recorder Month with
several activities this year. The Recorder Faire, our usual
activity, was held at the Tattered Cover on Colfax Avenue and
again we played in the old orchestra pit. Though cramped, we
managed the Chapter Renaissance Band, 20 children from Alsup
Elementary School and several other smaller ensembles, including
child and adult students of Miriam Rosenblum and student ensembles
from the Denver Waldorf School under the tutelage of Carla Sciaky.
Our professional group this year was Semplice playing on recorder,
violin and theorbo.
of the Faire was the presentation to Carl Rix, leader of the
Alsup Elementary School recorder ensemble, 20 new (gently used)
music stands which Carl badly needed as his were worn out. The
Board donated the stands as part of the Chapter's community
to the Faire, StopTime, the chapter's jazz recorder band, performed
at Belleview and Columbine Elementary schools and the Tattered
Cover at Highlands Ranch and Barnes & Noble Denver Pavillion
store. StopTime managed to expose recorder playing to over 900
children and 100 adults -- a good showing , indeed.
to everyone who made the Faire a success from Renaissance Band
members, Susy Wilcox for providing a rehearsal venue, Dick Munz
and the Board for the gift of the music stands, and chapter
members whose ensembles performed.
all the photos here.