Topic: Music

Enchanted Evening

Written on July 30, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Enchanted Evening: An Operatic Experience Saturday, August 4th, 7:30PM & Sunday, August 5th, 2:00PM These outstanding Seattle performers invite you to join them for an evening of music as varied as it is enjoyable. From classical to modern, from the sublime to the down-right silly, the selections will draw on famous composers from Puccini and  Continue Reading

Free Teen Karaoke Pizza Party at San Juan Island Library

Written on July 28, 2018 at 9:44 am, by

On Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 PM the San Juan Island Library is hosting a Teen Karaoke Pizza Party. The Party is in celebration of the summer reading program theme, Libraries Rock! Bring your friends and try your hand at Karaoke with a mix of current hits and Broadway show tunes. Sing duets, solos, or  Continue Reading

Wanna Sing a Song for Quiet?

Written on July 18, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Check out this email that came into the SJ Update mailbag… Dear San Juan Update, We are making a music video about noise pollution on the Salish Sea and are seeking community vocalists on the Salish Sea to take part ($500 and expenses for selected singers). If you might be interested, please see the flyer  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Library Presents Two Events with the Micah and Me Music Show

Written on July 8, 2018 at 5:15 am, by

Friday, July 13, 7 PM at Brickworks: The children’s band Micah and Me Music Show is back by popular demand. They are throwing another Dance Party at Brickworks. The fun begins at 7 PM. You won’t want to miss this high energy, fun-filled party and dancing to the music. Micah and Me were recently named one of  Continue Reading

Orca Sing 2018

Written on June 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Orca Sing is an annual event where people gather for an evening of music at Lime Kiln Point State Park to honor the Southern Resident orcas.  This year’s event is the 19th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 23, beginning at 7 p.m. This year, Fred West and Seattle’s City Cantabile Choir will  Continue Reading

Jazz at the Labs

Written on June 13, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The 18th annual Jazz at the Labs is coming! Friday Harbor Laboratories will again host this popular event, with dinner and amazing music. Date: June 30, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. Website: https://bit.ly/2jsSpKx Admission: $40 (dinner & music) This event will include a festive dinner, served from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in FHL’s historic  Continue Reading

Score, a film music documentary

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival, is very excited to announce; world class Composer Alex Shapiro will attend our screening and participate in the Q & A for Score, a film music documentary; our 2017 Audience Favorite. Tuesday April 17, 7 PM at the Grange. Alex’s compositions have been featured in many films so she will  Continue Reading

FH Grange Talent Contest

Written on March 22, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Do you have a talent you want to practice in public, and maybe win a prize?  Friday Harbor Grange #225 and Community Treasures are sponsoring a Talent contest at the Friday Harbor Middle School on April 5th at 6:30 pm. There are 3 categories: Vocal, Instrumental, Variety – Performers using skill, timing, grace, dexterity of  Continue Reading

Beginning Marimba Class

Written on March 19, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

New spring session begins April 5.  Classes will be held every Thursday, from 5:30 to 7:00 for a 10 week session.  No musical experience necessary. It’s a fun, group experience – learning to play happy, rhythmic music on various sizes of marimbas. Make new friends and learn something new this Spring. Call or email for  Continue Reading

Music & Dance Benefit for Island Haven Animal Sanctuary

Written on March 14, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Please join us Saturday, March 24th 7:00 PM or Sunday, March 25th 2:00 PM for a dance and music performance to benefit Island Haven Animal Sanctuary, a volunteer run, non-profit retirement home for farm animals and horses on San Juan Island. (http://www.islandhaven.org/) Both shows will feature ballet and modern dance performed by teen and adult  Continue Reading

DIY Strum Stick Class

Written on January 25, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec is very excited to announce a do-it-yourself strum stick class. Strum sticks are essentially dulcimers that are played like a guitar and are simple to learn. In this class you will make a strum stick from a kit, a number of which are being produced by a group of HS STEM students. You  Continue Reading

Christmas Jazz Vocals by Local Composer

Written on December 14, 2017 at 9:37 am, by

Last weekend, the San Juan Singers performed “Christmas at Our House” written by local composer Richard Hieronymus with lyricist Peggy Browning. A member of the chorus, Bert Dayton, arranged the song for the chorus. When asked about his song, Hieronymus said, “It’s funny how time flies. Peggy and I wrote that song back in 1967.  Continue Reading

Eric Takes First Place

Written on November 16, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Frank Penwell shares this good news for Eric Sable… Three cheers for Eric Sable ‘s talent, discipline, and perseverance. In June of 2017, Eric Sable represented Friday Harbor Grange #225 at the Washington State Grange Convention held at Ocean Shores, WA. Eric played a harmonica with a “beat box vibe.” Eric took first place at  Continue Reading

Marimba Lessons

Written on September 29, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Island Marimba Studio is once again gearing up to start our Fall Session of marimba lessons. The beginning class will be on Wednesday evenings from 5:00-6:30. The time can be changed to suit the group. The Fall session will begin on October 10 and last 10 weeks for a cost of $120. My studio is  Continue Reading

Voices of our Elders

Written on September 13, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The Up Close project brings the stories, wisdom, artistry, and humor of Island elders to the stage of San Juan Community Theatre’s Gubelman Theatre this Friday and Saturday, September 15-16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the SJCT Box Office (360) 378-3210 or online at www.sjctheatre.org Local  Continue Reading

Kate on the Radio

Written on September 12, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Kate Schuman writes to let you know she’ll be on the radio again… Tonight, Tuesday, September 12th, at 7pm, on Ellensburg Community Radio, I will be Don Shriner’s guest musician on the Americana Live show. This is the same program I was on in April, and folks can listen in by Googling “Ellensburg Community Radio”,  Continue Reading

Organ Recital at St. David’s Church

Written on September 9, 2017 at 6:00 am, by

An afternoon of music for the organ will be presented by Richard Lind at 3 pm on Sunday, September 17, at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 780 Park Street, in Friday Harbor.  He will perform a wide variety of original music for the organ composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, Samuel Barber, Dietrich Buxtehude, Richard Lind, and Guy  Continue Reading

First Rehearsal Next Week For San Juan Singers’s Winter Concert

Written on September 7, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

Christmas already? Yes, if you are planning to put on a Holiday concert it is indeed time to start rehearsing and San Juan Singers is ready to welcome new recruits! First rehearsal will be held in the Community Room at Skagit Valley College on Wednesday, September 13, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. It is recommended that  Continue Reading

Kate Schuman in the Middle

Written on June 26, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Kate Schuman writes to share this good news of hers… Dear San Juan Update, I have some fun news to share. I entered my song “That’s Me in the Middle” in the West Valley Country Music Association’s Songwriter Contest and came in first! The WVCMA is in the Phoenix area, so I’m down here enjoying  Continue Reading

Orca Sing

Written on June 17, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Orca Sing 2017, June 24 at Lime Kiln Point State Park, 7 p.m. Orca Sing is an annual event where people gather for an evening of music at Lime Kiln Point State Park to honor the Southern Resident orcas. This year’s event is the 18th annual and will take place on Saturday, June 24, beginning  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Music and Your Brain

Written on June 2, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

By Peggy Sue McRae – Music is good for your brain. Most of us have experienced hearing a piece of music and being transported in time. Play me the Rolling Stones, Jumping Jack Flash, and its summer, and I’m a teenager. That is because when we hear music, unlike other activities that are located in  Continue Reading

Badd Dog Blues

Written on May 6, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Hi Friday Harbor, We are in town next week at Herbs Tavern. Friday and Saturday, May 12th & 13th at 8:30 pm. Andy Badd Dog and the Pack will be kicking off the season, with Chester Dennis Jones, Rob Smith and Ranger. No Cover Thanks!  Andy “Badd Dog” Koch

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