RAPPAHANNOCK MUSIC SOCIETY APRIL MEETING April 6, 2009 Central Rappahannock Regional Library 10:30 a.m. Secretary: Nackie Steinbach The meeting was opened by President Susan Bessette. The collect was read. SECRETARY’S REPORT: approved as sent to members in an email TREASURER REPORT: Dawn Broadwell. Not available HYMN OF THE MONTH: Ann Cooper The April Hymn of the Month is Christ Is Risen by Kolb. This hymn appeared to Kolb in a dream. He wrote the tune and the text using shaped notes. Copies of the hymn were passed around for all to see. CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: Elizabeth Kennedy No report GOLD CUP RECITAL: Sandra Anderson Participation and attendance at the student recitals has been excellent. However, some teachers need to discuss proper recital dress with their students. Any teacher participating in a RMS recital is REQUIRED to either help set up or clean up and also contribute refreshments. At the last recital only 4 of the 10 teachers brought refreshments. SONATA/SONATINA FESTIVAL: Chairs: Nackie Steinbach and Elin Havrilla Nackie reported this was our 15th annual festival. We had 268 students representing the studios of 20 teachers participate. The fee was $10.00. A rosette ribbon with number of years of participation and a certificate was award to each student. Elin explained the problem with the third year ribbons has been resolved. We ordered them from Rapid Ribbons. A full report is attached.
Page 2 SCHOLARSHIP REPORT: Susan Price There were 45 entries representing the studios of 7 teachers this year. On March 29, 2009 we held a recital featuring the winners. RMS presented 16 monetary awards his year. NATIONAL MUSIC WEEK Chair: Nackie Steinbach This year NMW will be May 3 -10 with the theme: Music…..Poetry of the Heart. We will have a display of posters and songs at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library for the entire month of May. All RMS teachers are asked to encourage their students make a poster no larger than 9 X 12. We also have coloring sheets available for younger students. We will be offering “Music In The Library Lobby” on Monday, May 4 through Thursday, May 7 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Teachers may sign up for one, two or three half hour slots.Yamaha Music School will provide an 88 key digital piano. However other instruments may also be used. So far 8 teachers have signed up for a time slot. There are more available. A complete report is filed with these minutes. NOMINATING COMMITTEE: chair: Sandra Anderson This committee presented the following slate of officers for 20092010: President: Debra Hewitt Vice President: Ryan Nobles Secretary: Mary Garahan Treasurer: Nikole Giraldi These names were approved by voice vote. See attached report. NEW BUSINESS: Susan Bessette proposed the RMS establish a money market fund. All monies in excess of $2000 as of June 30 would be placed in a CD or money market fund. This would result in each fiscal year beginning with a balance of at least $2000. After much discussion, it was decided we need to wait on this proposal until we have a better idea of how much money we have now. Also the unstable financial situation in the nation needs to be considered.
Page 3 Our next meeting will be on May 4. We will have the election of officers. Nackie Steinbach will check with the Caroline Café to see if we can hold our luncheon meeting there. The meeting was adjourned. Our speaker, Christine Kril gave an informative and interesting lecture on Amy Beach, an American Woman Composer.
Sonata Sonatina Festival Report March 2009 Co-chairmen Nackie Steinbach and Elin Havrilla The 15th annual RMS Sonata/Sonatina Festival for 2009 was held on Saturday, March 7 at the University of Mary Washington in Pollard and duPont Halls. We used three rooms for the auditions: The recital hall on the third floor, the choral room on the second floor and the orchestra room on the first floor. If we had also been given use of the classroom it would have made scheduling the morning easier. This year we had a total of 268 entries representing the studios of 20 teachers who are members of the Rappahannock Music Society. We had 8 more students and 2 more teachers participating than we had in 2008. The fee was $10.00 per student per entry. Students entering both solo and duet events were assessed $10.00 for each event. The total amount of money collected in entry fees was $2680.00. A rosette ribbon with the number of years of participation and a certificate for each participant has been provided. Judges comment sheets were given to the teachers at the event. Congratulations to these outstanding students and their teachers! Eleventh Year Paulius Sinkora (Calloway)
Tenth Year: Matthew Cameron (Havrilla) Ninth Year Maddy Breedin (Steinbach) Benjamin Brosche (Steinbach) Jacqueline Holtzhauer (Steinbach) Mari Motsenbocker (Steinbach) Gabrielle Vita (Steinbach) Eighth Year Rachel Jacobsen (Calloway) Jenna Dodson (Hubscher) Bennie Ashton (Steinbach) Will Conn (Steinbach) Daniel Luckett (Steinbach) James Paulose (Steinbach) Jessica Schue (Cooper) Cary Scott (Steinbach) The ribbons were ordered from Rapid Ribbons: PO Box 222, Goshen, IN 46527-0222 (800)752-6595 firstname.lastname@example.org The total number of ribbons ordered was 268 and the cost was $955.20. The invoice was paid upon receipt. Problem with third year ribbons: They arrived with single tails on them. The mistake was caught and Rapid Ribbons paid to have them shipped back to the factory, fixed them and sent them back to us at no additional charge. The cost of the certificates was $124.65 Each teacher who entered students served as a judge.
2006 2007 2008 2009
# of teachers 17 20 18 20
# of entries 240 257 260 268
NATIONAL MUSIC WEEK MAY 3-10, 2009
Rappahannock Music Society Chairman: Nackie Steinbach The 86th annual observance of the National Music Week will be held May 3-10, 2009. This event was first observed in 1922 with 252 cities and towns participating. It is sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. Last year the RMS had 363 participants in this event! This year’s theme is “MUSIC…Poetry of the Heart” The Rappahannock Music Society will participate in the following: 1. We will have a display of posters and songs at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library for the entire month of May. All RMS teachers are asked to encourage their students to do one of the following: * MAKE A POSTER (9 X 12”) using the NMW theme or something that is related to music * WRITE A SONG. Students who entered the VFMC Junior Composer’s Contest are encouraged to display their works. Also, teachers should indicate on the music if the student was a state or regional winner or received an honorable mention * COLOR A POSTER – This activity is for younger children. Nackie can give you as many posters as you wish to have. Just ask. All entries should have the student’s name, age and the teacher’s name or studio on it. Posters and songs should be no larger than 9” X 12.” Larger entries will not be put on display.
All Poster/Song Entries should be submitted to Nackie Steinbach by April 29, 2009 Or you may bring your entries to the library on
Thursday April 30 at 9:30 a.m. and help us hang the display 2. We will be offering “MUSIC IN THE LIBRARY LOBBY” on Monday, May 4 through Thursday, May 7 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Teachers may sign up for one, two or three half hour slots. You may sign up by: * sending Nackie an email email@example.com * calling 373-6352 Certificates will be presented to all students who participate in the “Music in the Library Lobby” event. Just send their names to Nackie. This event counts as a RMS activity eligible for the Scholarship competition 3. Our annual NMW STUDENT RECITAL will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2009. Certificates will be presented to all students who participate in the recital. This event counts as a RMS activity eligible for the Scholarship competition RMS Chairman: Nackie Steinbach Home: 373-6352 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Best way to reach Nackie is by email