Music brings communities together
August 28, 2008 · Updated 8:52 AM
Perhaps the most abundant of creativity in our communities lies in the realm of music:
Sigrid Schumacher, of Silvana, plays violin with Skagit Symphony and on the board for La Conner Institute of Performing Arts which presents Philharmonia Northwest as part of its series of concerts in Maple Hall in
La Conner. Feb. 4, 2006.
AHS grad, Jessica Klise, sings at Brindles Marketplace Jan. 27.
Lora Bushby of Arlington performs with Harmony Northwest Chorus in RazzmaJazz Feb. 11.
AHS Jazzmine wins big at Bellevue Jazz Festival, with three Outstanding Solo Awards for John Tezak, Angela Billdt and Shane Peper; Jazzmine dinner show offers Beatles, Blues, & Beyond.
Ron Friesen, of Marysville, agrees to stay on with the Everett Symphony with Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs after threatening to leave due to management issues.
An Arlington resident, poet Jack McCarthy, leads a poetry slam for the Evergreen Coffeehouse in Marysville.
AHS class of 1970 graduate Iris Ingram plays flute with Cantible Ensemble at the Grandview Community Centers Celtic party March 11.
Marysville-Pilchuck High School band teacher John Rants works with middle school and junior high teachers to present a district-wide Marysville School District Band Showcase concert March 23. The purpose of the event was to attract fifth-graders to the music program.
A young Marysville band, Martyr Reef, opens for Bon Jovi at Key Arena after winning the Opening Act for Bon Jovi contest sponsored by KCPQ 13. The band is comprised of Naphtali Smith on guitar, Ryan McClusky on drums, Shawn Stephens, guitar and vocals, and Erik Johnson on bass and vocals.
Arlington High Schools jazz band, On Hold presents its annual Swing into Spring dessert dance May 12 and 13.
Lakewood High School gets a special guest performance by guitarist extraordinaire Doug Smith April 22, a fundraiser for the Lakewood Education Foundation.
AHS grad Caitlin Crabtree performs at Carnegie Hall with 137 fellow students from Boston Universitys symphony orchestra.
Steven Greenabaum directs the choir of Evegreen Universalist Unitarian Fellowships Service of Song May 21.
Nancy Bulles piano students present a recital June 4.
Ten young women from Marysville to Mount Vernon, of the Northern Sound Advanced Girls Ensemble, directed by Stuart Hunt, offer a concert at Peace Lutheran Church June 10.
The founder of the renowned Marysville Marimba Band, Jeannette Hall, retires with a big community celebration.
Alan Lish celebrates another retirement from teaching music with Arlington School District.
AHS choir teacher and the director of Jazzmine, Lyle Forde celebrates 30 years with the Arlington School District at the schools spring choral concert June 8. Superintendent Linda Byrnes presented the gift of a lifetime she announced the district decided to go out to bid on the final portion of complete the performing arts center.
Arlington and Marysville musicians Teresa Jorgenson, Barbara Tacher, Anne Nielson, Alan Lish, Sharon Hooman, Doris Medicott perform with the Everett Symphony in Carnegie Hall June 27.
Marysvilles Sounds of Summer concert series presents 2nd Nature rock-n-roll, Geezr classic rock, Mollys Revenge Celtic music, Lem Pratt & the Hard Road country rock, Rock Steady Review rock and blues, and B Rich & the Poor Boys, on Fridays at Jennings Park and at noon Thursdays, Pan Leggo steel drum band, Gary Lee Hood, one-man variety, violinist Geoffry Cstle, Lovelights electronic pop, Becky Foster and the Herb Hamilton Trio, and Blues Therapy.
A Lakewood singer, Allison Preisinger, organizes a benefit concert for the Karlie Kaska Volleyball Scholarship Fund and for Meggi Wards medical and college fund.
Arlingtons Music in the Park starts with Celtic music by Pipers Creek. The series continues with David Harsh, acoustic guitar, blues and American music by The Gryffyn Band, Living the Dream and Staff Infection, on Thursdays through August in Terrace Park.
Tulalip Amphitheatre offers eight concerts through August, beginning with the Beach Boys and B.B. King. The series continued with Julio Iglesias, Buddy Guy, SheDaisy, Peter Frampton, Gordon Lightfoot, Rick Springfield, Sara Evans, and the Everett Symphony.
Guitarist Carl Tosten joins a line-up of music at the Stillaguamish Festival of the River.
Kisar Jones-Fryberg plays tunes from his CD Komplex Kai at the Tulalip Amphitheater Aug. 18.
Oso siblings Sarah, Aaron and Isaac Hall present a concert to raise money for music training Sept. 17 at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church.
The Old Time Fiddlers play fiddle tunes at the 52nd annual Trafton Fair Sept. 28.
M-PHS band students compete at field marching at the Tumwater Marching Band Competition Oct. 14.
Masters Touch Christian School hosts four-band concert in the old AHS auditorium Nov. 11, a fundraiser for the schools choir program.
Colleen McElroy wins honorable mention in the Snohomish County Music Teachers Associations concerto competition.
Bev Soler, of Oso, and the quintet Brass Menagerie is featured in the Starry Night Concert series at the Lincoln Theatre Nov. 19.
M-PHS chamber choir performs an American folk song, Down to the River to Pray for the Indiana University School of Music via the Internet Nov. 20.
The Arlington School District reveals the Dale Duskin Family is the anonymous donor who is purchasing the entire sound system for the new performing arts center at the high school. Another downtown business owner, George Boulton, also generously presented a grand piano, two of many gifts from local business owners to the PAC.