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Rocky XII, “Springtime in the Rockies” Workshop
May 19-21, 2017, Estes Park, Colorado


Rocky XII is the twelfth running of the biennial spring workshop hosted by the Denver Chapter of the American Recorder Society. The 2017 edition runs from Friday afternoon May 19th until Sunday noon May 21st. This interval will be packed with a combination of serious instruction and fun playing. Whatever your skill level, you will find this a worthwhile and enjoyable experience.

The workshop is organized into three half-day sessions—Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning. Each period offers a choice of three sessions directed by our outstanding faculty. In addition, Friday and Saturday evening will feature a “Big Bash” group play-along led by one of our faculty members. As with previous Rockys, there will be an informal drop-in playing session Friday afternoon for anyone who wants to participate after signing in. In addition, we will have master luthier and instrument technician John Orth on site for instrument tune-ups and repairs.

Location and Facilities: The YMCA of the Rockies is a large, family-oriented facility complex with excellent group facilities We have reserved a block of rooms for the workshop, along with well-equipped meeting rooms. Registration includes room and board. Rooms are comfortable hotel-style rooms with two queen beds and an optional futon. Meals are served buffet-style at a nearby dining hall. Handicap rooms are available and there are parking lots right outside the door of our lodge and close to the dining facility. There is an elevator within the lodge. You can find more information about the Estes Park YMCA at their website: http://ymcarockies.org/.

The town of Estes Park is just a few miles from the YMCA. It is considered the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, also just a few miles from the YMCA. While you won’t have time to explore the gift shops and restaurants of Estes Park nor the grandeur of Rocky Mountain National Park during our weekend, you well might well consider extending your stay to enjoy this part of Colorado.

To learn more about Estes Park and the range of activities there, go to http://www.visitestespark.com/, and if you want to know more about Rocky Mountain National Park, go to http://www.nps.gov/romo/index.htm.

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