The Summerglen Files

Music, Creativity, and Everyday Life at Summerglen Music in Raleigh, NC

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Glen Pix from Andrew’s Solo Percussion Show

January 16th, 2010 · No Comments

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Dread34 Reunion Show Pictures

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments

The Dread34 reunion show on February 6th was a great success; we all had a lot of fun playing together and it looks like we might do it again sometime in the future! I don’t have any video or audio clips of the show, but here are some pictures for you to enjoy.

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Our New Friends, The Keenagers

September 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Today, Andrew and I did a Summerglen Duo show for a wonderful group, the Keenagers of White Memorial Presbyterian Church here in Raleigh. We had such a great time playing for the Keenagers, and it was especially nice having the chance to get to know some of them after our performance. This was one of [...]

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When a Band is Like Family

August 25th, 2008 · No Comments

On Friday evening, I had the pleasure of playing with my favorite band, Keith Henderson and the Illusions. Why are they my favorite band to play with? Well, Keith Henderson puts on quite a show, and he’s won numerous awards for his tribute to Elvis. And all the guys in the band are excellent musicians [...]

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Tags: a day in the life · Live Music · musical collaboration

Summerglen’s All-Girl Trombone Choir

June 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Something very, very, very cool has happened this week, something that truly moves me and sparks a jolt of excitement at the same time: My first student trombone choir is all girls! Now, many people may wonder why an all-girl trombone choir is such a terrific phenomenon, so here is some background story. I began [...]

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Tags: female musicians · Live Music · music education

Scouting out Raleigh

June 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Whew! I haven’t been blogging as much as usual lately, because I’ve been running all over Raleigh finding places to play. For the past week, Andrew and I have packed up our instruments and scouted out different places and times to play free outdoor concerts during the summer. It’s been quite a learning experience, and [...]

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My Summer Job

May 28th, 2008 · No Comments

After a relaxing Memorial Day weekend, Andrew and I hit the park to start our new summer “job”, playing outdoors in downtown Raleigh. Since moving to Raleigh six years ago, I thought it was a shame that there were all these nice wide sidewalks and parks in downtown Raleigh, but there was only ONE street [...]

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Bravo to the Governor Morehead School Musicians!

May 17th, 2008 · No Comments

On Thursday evening, Andrew and I took a trip to The Governor Morehead School to check out their year-end band and chorus concert. We first visited the school, which serves students with visual impairments, about a month ago when we led a workshop with their kindergarteners and first graders. The kids we met were so [...]

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Best Seat in the House

May 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

This evening I played 3rd trombone in Mendelssohn’s oratorio Elijah with the Northeast Piedmont Chorale. The work itself is beautiful, and it’s easy to hear the influences of Bach and Handel (a couple of Mendelssohn’s favorites), as well as shades of the Romantic era when the piece was composed. Mendelssohn gave us low brass players [...]

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Tags: a day in the life · Live Music · Trombones

Many, Many Shows

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Whew! Last week was really packed–a show or rehearsal (or 2!) every day, a fair amount of travelling, and an ailing car. It will be nice to return to a more relaxed routine this week, and maybe get a little more sleep! For several days last week, I played in an orchestra accompanying the Mt. [...]

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