Make Music Day June 21st – in Federal Way, too!

(Received too late to be included in the June Flyer, posted by Janine Barber):

MAKE  MUSIC FEDERAL WAY DEBUTS ON JUNE 21

Over 15 Free Outdoor Music Making Events to be Held across Federal Way as Part of Annual Global Celebration

 Federal Way Lions Club, Federal Way, June 21, 2019 – The first annual Make Music Federal Way, a wild and wonderful mix of over 15 free outdoor musical events, will make its debut on Friday, June 21. Make Music Federal Way is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fête de la Musique, and has spread to over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical musical festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, live music of all kinds resounds on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, gardens, store fronts and other public spaces on the longest day of the year.

Highlights of Make Music Federal Way will include:

Town Square Park, 31600 Pete Von Reichbauer Way South

o   Sing-along at 9:30 am

o   Flag Raising at 10:30 am with trumpet and drums

o   Free Lessons in Blues Harmonica, Bucket Drumming, and Guitar strum-along (BYOG – bring your own guitar!)

o   All day drawings for gift baskets

o   A Touch of Class Big Band

o   Arthur Murray School of Dance

o   Japanese Calligraphy for Music Day

o   Instrument Petting Zoo

  • Libraries at 320th Street and 1st Avenue South
  • Funeral Alternatives:  Tibetan Singing Bowls
  • Songs for Children:  LA Fitness (Enchanted Pkwy) and We Rock the Spectrum

Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, is invited to take part. Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches, and other institutions can visit the website to offer their spaces as concert locations.

A full schedule of events will be posted on the Facebook page for Make Music Federal Way

About Make Music Day – Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in over 1,000 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, over 80 U.S. cities and the entire states of Vermont and Connecticut are organizing Make Music celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. For more information, please visit www.makemusicday.org.

This event is sponsored by the City of Federal Way, the Federal Way Lions Club, 4Culture, Sound Publishing, and King County Libraries in Federal Way.

 

Corrections & Additions to May calendar items

We will add items here that missed being listed in our May Flyer as we are notified:
Many, many performances and participatory, singing, dancing, and music making of all sorts at the annual Northwest Folklife Festival, May 24- 27. See the whole on-line schedule here: nwfolklife.org/2019-festival-schedule/

Peter McKee’s two hour, one-man show, ”Pete: The Songs and Times of Pete Seeger” has been rescheduled from the original date of Monday, May 27 to Saturday, May 25, from noon to 2:00 PM, at the same location – the Armory Lobby, third floor. during the Northwest Folklife Festival

May 31 – Paul Anastasio and Fire of Tierra Caliente  (Paul Anastasio, Juan Manuel Barco and Elena DeLisle) present a free workshop and concert at the Hillman CIty Collaboratory, 5623 Ranier Ave S – 5PM workshop,  7:00PM  concert.

PAPER or PDF Monthly SFS Flyer?

That is the question we need everyone to answer when they join or renew their SFS membership. We are happy to send out paper flyers to those who want them, but you have to tell us.

The new default way to receive the SFS Flyer is an email with a link that will let you download a pdf of it.

Don’t want the email? Tick the box asking for a paper one! It’s on your renewal form.

Don’t want to fill out the form? Write PAPER on the memo line of your check.

Joining at a concert? Tell the volunteer filling out the online form.

Renewing online? Scroll all the way down to the Mailing Information section.

Want to change delivery method ASAP? Go to SFS Flyer digital copy on the seafolklore.org page. You can let us know exactly how you want to receive it.

We know some members have been switched to pdf and want to switch back and we encourage you to let us know. We are happy you want to receive the Flyer, in whatever format suits you best! You can even receive PDF AND paper – tick that box!

Thank you for helping SFS save resources and funds!

New SFS YouTube Channel is up and running!

SFS has started a YouTube channel! Thanks to videographer Mark Jaroslaw for filming some of our recent concerts, and to Richard GIllmann for setting up the channel. You can see short clips from concerts by Frankie Gavin, Joe Jencks, Jim Malcolm, and Low Lily, with more content coming soon. Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLZUJ8Fw8hVKnljoyhC9wyw

SFS Annual Meeting postponed (cancelled for February 5th, new date TBA)

The Board has decided to postpone the annual meeting as a precaution, due to current icy conditions. A new date – likely another Tuesday night – will be announced soon. This is the meeting where we elect our board for the next year and discuss the past year. The SFS Annual Meeting is open to all SFS members. Stay tuned (and stay safe and warm!)

SFS Flyer Electronic Delivery

Starting with the November 2018 issue, members electing to receive the monthly newsletter, the SFS Flyer, as a PDF will receive an e-mail with a link to download their edition instead of an attachment.  This will allow a faster delivery for members and make it easier for our hardworking membership data coordinator. (Please consider opting in for the .pdf version to save SFS mailing and printing costs, and possibly receive your Flyer a few days earlier as a bonus! Once downloaded, you have the option of reading on your computer or printing the Flyer at home) If you have questions about your membership status, renewal, the format in wihich you receive the Flyer, or any other member questions, feel free to e-mail us at members@seafoklore.org

We had a database transition issue that left a number of members out of both the mailed and e-mailed Flyer lists for October. It’s being addressed and you can expect your November Flyer to arrive as usual.
Thanks for your understanding and, as always, your support of SFS!

-the Membership Committee

Recruiting Participants and Volunteers to Be Part of “Make Music Day,” June 21

Make Music Day is a celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. It is a true celebration of music, bringing together all ages, amateur and professional musicians, and music lovers, with all events free and open to the public.
As we shared in the past two issues of the Flyer, SFS is part of a group planning coordinated events along the Phinney Greenwood neighborhood for  “Make Music PhinneyWood!” From 3 to 9pm on Thursday, June 21st, we aim to fill the streets, courtyards, and parks along the business district of Phinney & Greenwood Avenues with as much music as possible. Volunteers are needed to help stage manage some locations, guide people or help with participatory events, help with a “make your own instrument” craft station, document with photographs, or simply add your energy to the event. We are looking at proposals for mini-workshops,  song leaders, street musicians, and more. This will be the first “Make Music Phinneywood.” You can see more information, as well as links to apply to perform, lead a workshop, or host events at www.phinneycenter.org/calendar/makemusicday/
E-mail  volunteer@seafolklore.org to share your suggestions, ask questions, or otherwise get involved.

If you are not in the Phinney neighborhood, we also invite our
members to start events all across town. Host a jam, flash mob,
singalong, or song circle in your neighborhood! We would love
to see SFS mentioned as part of your folk-music-related
offerings. To see other events from last year and to get ideas
and info about registering an event for this year, see
makemusicday.org/seattle. After you have registered with Make Music Seattle or another city in the Puget Sound region, please
let us know, so we can list a compilation of events.

Windborne workshop added – March 17, 1-3 PM

The New England vocal harmony quartet Windborne will also present a singers’ workshop on the afternoon of their SFS concert, in the Phinney neighborhood.
March 17, at 1pm at the Home Street Bank Community
Center, 7307 GreenwoodAve N, Seattle, WA 98103 – a few blocks from the concert (suggested donation, sliding scale $25 – $10). More details can be found on facebook.com/events/748194712038354, or leave a message at 206-923-8923.
There is limited seating: workshop attendees admitted on a first-come basis.

Additional Events (These listings arrived too late for inclusion in the December Flyer)

“Underground” Latin American Christmas Programs
Christmas music from 18th century Latin America, including music from Cuba, Mexico, Bolivia, and Argentina. Soprano Danielle Sampson and a stellar band led by Stephen Stubbs will perform works by Esteban Salas, Manuel de Zumaya, Manuel Gaytan de Arteaga, Domenico Zipoli and more. Between the pieces,Henry Lebedinsky will share some insights into the stories behind the music.
This movable feast of Christmas treasures comes to three Underground venues, as well as offering some highlights of the program at the new Sanctuary in the City FREE lunchtime concert series at the crossroads of Downtown and Belltown.
For more info on all the listed concerts, see the Early Music Underground website.

Saturday, December 2, 7:30-9:30 pm
Cabaret Concert on Whidbey Island
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church
5217 Honeymoon Bay Rd.
Freeland, WA 98249
Admission: $25 general; $20 seniors (65+), under 12 FREE      
Sunday, December 3, 3:00-5:00 pm 
Matinee Concert with complimentary wine
Resonance at SOMA Towers
288 106th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Admission: $25Tuesday, December 5, 7:00-9:00 pm
Cabaret Concert with Signature Multimedia Show
Naked City Brewery and Taphouse
8564 Greenwood Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98105
Admission: $20, $15 under age 30, includes complimentary house beer, cider, or glass of wine (up to $7) 21+ only
ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
Wednesday, December 6, 12:10-12:50 pm 
Sanctuary in the City – FREE Lunchtime Concert
Christ Our Hope at the Josephinum
1902 2nd Ave. (at Stewart St.)
Seattle, WA 98101
FREE, with donations gladly accepted