Topic: Music

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

Chicago Opens this Friday

Written on May 4, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

All that jazz …and more! San Juan Community Theatre’s Spring Musical, CHICAGO, opens THIS Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre. The Tony Award-winning musical takes us back to the “musical vaudeville” days of 1927 Chicago. Think prohibition, speakeasies, lawlessness, flappers and jazz! Based on the book and play by a crime  Continue Reading

Earth Day Celebration at Brickworks

Written on April 13, 2017 at 10:07 am, by

Mix & Mingle At Green Drinks Birthday Party And Earth Day Celebration Passion for clean environment and local food? Join us at Brickworks on April 20th Earth Day is Saturday, April 22nd, but let’s start celebrating early! If you have a passion for the environment, food, farming, and camaraderie, you are invited to join in  Continue Reading

Kate on the Radio!

Written on April 11, 2017 at 9:08 am, by

Kate Schuman invites you to tune-in to Ellensburg Radio tonight… Hi San Juan Island, I just got a last-minute booking on Ellensburg Community Radio (ECR) for a show called Americana Live, streaming tonight (Tuesday) at 7:00.  I’ll be presenting original tunes and talking about my home town with host Don Shriner.  The program will be  Continue Reading

Calling All Local Performers

Written on April 8, 2017 at 5:21 am, by

The San Juan County Fair calls for local performer applications Calling all performers for the 2017 San Juan County Fair, applications are being accepted. Performers from the San Juan Islands and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply online now! The 2017 San Juan County Fair will be held Wednesday through Saturday, August 16th-19th at the  Continue Reading

Music at SJCT This Weekend

Written on March 8, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

We have three nights of music coming up this weekend at San Juan Community Theatre… First, let’s start in the middle with Heart by Heart, on Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 pm, and a mega dose of classic rock featuring TWO original band members from the BILLBOARD chart-topping band, HEART. Led by Heart’s Rock and Roll  Continue Reading

“Winter Moonlight” Piano-Style at SJCT

Written on January 25, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Northwest and internationally-acclaimed pianist Kay Zavislak presents a solo concert at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. Zavislak’s “Winter Moonlight” features an interesting mix of miniatures and masterworks, highlighting various musical eras and styles ranging from the sublime Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven, to jazzy Gershwin and the epic Dante Sonata  Continue Reading

Holidays with the Island Carolers

Written on November 16, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

We’ve shined up our jingle bells, found some new tunes, polished up some old ones and put together a fun collection of holiday songs for you this year. We represent no organization and we are not collecting donations. As we’ve done for many years, The Island Carolers are offering to bring the spirit of the  Continue Reading

Orcas Boy Choir Performs in Friday Harbor

Written on November 11, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Saint David’s Episcopal Church welcomes Orcas Boy Choir under the direction of Mary WillAllen for their first appearance in Friday Harbor on Sunday, November 20, at 4 pm. This fall concert features a handful of boys, aged 10-15, singing music in the English tradition at the close of the day. The program is both restful  Continue Reading

Preparing to Thrill

Written on October 26, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

Zombies Around the World Unite to Thrill the World! Thrill The World Is An Annual Worldwide Simultaneous Dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” For World Records and Charity. A Global Tribute To Michael Jackson. The Thrill The World Friday Harbor event is set for Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 2:30 – 3:15, at Brickworks being joined  Continue Reading

A Little Night Music

Written on October 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm, by

Spring Street International School Presents: A Little Night Music with Pianist Grisha Krivchenia A concert featuring seasonal works for piano, including Beethoven’s haunting “Moonlight” sonata. Saturday, October 29, 7pm Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church 425 Spring Street Donations gratefully accepted in support of arts programming at Spring Street International School

Wailin’ and Walkin’ This Weekend

Written on October 22, 2016 at 11:13 am, by

Need A Mountain by Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer Local singer/songwriters, Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer, wrote “Need a Mountain” for the Campaign for Mount Grant Preserve because, as they stated, “it’s near to our hearts and home that has inspired us deeply. It would mean the world to us if you considered donating (any  Continue Reading

Youth Auditions

Written on October 2, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Auditions for New Youth Chorus  San Juan Community Theatre and music educator Joshua Boland are joining forces to form a new community choir for youth on San Juan Island. Auditions for the Keynotes Youth Chorus for students in grades 6-12 are Monday, October 3 at 3:15 p.m. and Tuesday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. at  Continue Reading

Blues in Friday Harbor

Written on September 6, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

Inspiration for the Blues Brothers Performs in Friday Harbor Blues icon Curtis Salgado brings his longtime band guitarist, Alan Hager, with him to Friday Harbor on Friday, September 9, to perform as a duo on San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier Stage at 7:30 p.m. Salgado’s award-winning career as a soul, blues and R&B vocalist/harmonist/songwriter has  Continue Reading