Topic: Music

San Juan Singers – The Brightest and Best of Christmas

Written on December 7, 2018 at 11:03 am, by

Sometimes an idea takes on a life of its own, and that’s what has happened with the San Juan Singers’ winter concert, “The Brightest and Best of Christmas.” This concert will be filled with joyous singing and instruments playing. John Rutter’s “Magnificat” sometimes dances, sometimes floats, and always delivers a melody that goes straight to  Continue Reading

Musical Fundraiser Raises $4,000

Written on September 27, 2018 at 6:30 am, by

Have a concert, and people will come. Have two concerts with some good musicians, and even more people will come. Ask for admission in the form of donations to some respected community organizations, and people will be generous. So that’s exactly what Rich Barker and his musician friends did on September 15 & 16. Arranger  Continue Reading

FHHS band members to participate in UW Band Day

Written on September 22, 2018 at 1:26 pm, by

We hear from Jill Urbach… “FHHS band members are on their way to participate in UW Band Day today. They’ll get to play on the field during half time tonight. Anna Faris was on our Ferry and was gracious enough to take a picture with all of us.”

Marimba Classes

Written on September 14, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

There’s a new introductory class for beginning marimba students coming up.  This will be a short 4 week session beginning September 19 and going through October 9.  The classes will be held Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 at Island Marimba Studio. This is a fun opportunity for people to join in and see what playing marimbas is  Continue Reading

Chamber Music at Brickworks Tonight and Tomorrow and at the Grange on Sunday

Written on September 7, 2018 at 12:27 pm, by

Friday: The Archipelago Collective presents a program of chamber music curated by its members in the beautiful Brickworks space.  Mozart Duo KV 292 for Bassoon and Cello Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major. Alex Shapiro Introspect for String Quartet Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D Major Friday, Sept 7, 7:30 PM – 09:30 PM  $20  Continue Reading

Free Harp Recitals Today and Tomorrow at the Library and at Peace Health

Written on September 7, 2018 at 11:32 am, by

There will be a free harp recital today, Sept 7 at noon at the library featuring harpist Sophie Baird-Daniel joined by friends from the Archipelago Collective. The musicians will teach a bit about the music and their instruments saving time at the end for a Q&A. On Saturday Sept 8 the whole family is invited to join  Continue Reading

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