Colorado Springs Chapter

Last updated: July 25, 2016 at 21:48 pm
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Local Events

NEXT MEETING

 

COLORADO SPRINGS

July 30 (Saturday), 6:30 pm: HOT SUMMER NIGHTS–MUSIC ON THE LABYRINTH:  All Those Who Wander.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs.  A folk alternative group.  Nick and Danielle Booker and Forrest Alvarez will perform original and traditional music, an eclectic mix of American, Scottish, and Irish folk styles, with mandolin, penny whistle, guitar, flute, bodhran, bouzouki, trombone, and vocals. The program will be held outdoors on the labyrinth on the south side of the church, but will move indoors for inclement weather. A free will offering will be taken.

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August 3 (Wednesday), 6:00 pm: SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE GLEN:  The Mitguards.  Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs. “A hybrid of American roots music that includes folk, country and swing…Their original songs, framed by unique musical arrangements, weave a mixture of humor and tragedy through the stories they tell.”  Bring your lawn chair or blanket and friends to enjoy these FREE concerts.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts and drinks are provided.  Donations for food will be accepted.  In case of bad weather, the concerts will be held in Otto Hall.

August 5 (Friday), 7:00 pm: JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:  Wayne Wilkinson Trio.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument Streets, Colorado Springs. Wayne is a regular performer playing original compositions, traditional, straight ahead, and innovative bebop jazz from the great American songbook and other jazz classics as well as progressive blues.  Wayne is a former guitarist of The Airmen of Note based in Washington, D.C. and the Air Force Academy Falconaires. The public is encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets.  In case of rain, concerts are held indoors in the parish hall.

August 10 (Wednesday), 6:00 pm: SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE GLEN:  Velvet Hills Chorus.  Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs. “A contemporary, fun, dynamic singing organization, singing 4-part a cappella harmony, barbershop style.”  Bring your lawn chair or blanket and friends to enjoy these FREE concerts.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts and drinks are provided.  Donations for food will be accepted.  In case of bad weather, the concerts will be held in Otto Hall.

August 13 (Saturday), 6:30 pm: HOT SUMMER NIGHTS–MUSIC ON THE LABYRINTH:  Dean Phelps, folk singer and guitarist.  First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte, Colorado Springs.  He combines Travis-style guitar picking with a soulful vocal style to perform heart-friendly songs with a toe-tapping beat.  The program will be held outdoors on the labyrinth on the south side of the church, but will move indoors for inclement weather. A free will offering will be taken.

August 17 (Wednesday), 6:00 pm: SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE GLEN:  Woodshed Red.  Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs. “Americana Bluegrass…Their sound is like a train ride through the mountains.  It blends the beauty of the snowy peaks, with the bends of slowly winding creeks, and the grit of the sheer rocky cliffs into an audible journey with plenty of fresh air.”  Bring your lawn chair or blanket and friends to enjoy these FREE concerts.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts and drinks are provided.  Donations for food will be accepted.  In case of bad weather, the concerts will be held in Otto Hall.

August 19 (Friday), 7:00 pm: JAZZ IN THE GARDEN SUMMER CONCERT SERIES:  Air Force Academy Falconaires.  Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, corner of North Tejon and Monument Streets, Colorado Springs. A driving force in the jazz world, this biggest of big bands, the Air Force Academy Band’s Falconaires specialize in the best of traditional and contemporary big band jazz.  The public is encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs and blankets. In case of rain, concerts are held indoors in the parish hall.

 

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If you plan well in advance, consider attending these regional and national conventions:

  • AGO 2017 Southwest Region Convention, Dallas TX, June 12-15
  • AGO 2018 National Convention, Kansas City, July 2-6

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Membership

You don’t have to be an active organist or choirmaster to join the Guild. In fact, you don’t have to be a professional church musician at all. Membership in the Guild is open to all, and the only real requirement is an interest in the organ and/or sacred choral music. To become a member of the Colorado Springs Chapter, contact any Chapter officer. See below for contact information.

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Placement

Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.

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Certification

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Contact Us

Dean:  Eric Wicks – wickseric@yahoo.com

Sub Dean:  Joan Kuehn – joan@flccs.net

Secretary:  Miriam Schinnerer – RalphS@pcisys.net

Treasurer, CLARION editor and ONCARD Liaison:  Joseph Galema, DMA –joegalema@aol.com

Board Members:

 

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Links

http://www.pipeorgan.org

http://www.atos.org

http://www.apoba.com

http://www.organsociety.org

http://www.pipedreams.org

http://www.thediapason.com

http://www.agodenver.org

AGO National website