Summer 2020 Online Music Experiences for Chorus and Band

We are pleased to announce the DAIB&C summer 2020 online music experiences for both band and chorus!  The experiences are for everyone and anyone interested in participating.  They will be held during our regularly scheduled rehearsal times for 1 hour, 7-8pm.  These events are mostly interactive, but if you just want to watch, that's fine too!

These experiences will be available through Zoom, a free online meeting platform.  If you are not familiar with Zoom, but would like to participate, you will need to download the app or install the program on your computer.  You need a device that has audio and internet access (camera optional but encouraged). 

You can get the app at the Play Store or App Store on your device or go to the Zoom website to download the "Zoom Client for Meetings" on your computer.

Drop in for any of the sessions as you wish, whether you typically participate in Chorus or Band. By registering, you will receive a login link that will work for any Monday or Wednesday night session.

Please review this Zoom Etiquette for Attendees link so our events run smoothly and are enjoyable for all participants.

Chorus experiences will be led by Jen Rafferty  Mondays 7-8pm

More info will be posted soon, including links to music!

6/29: Info on this summer's program, then: Warm ups/Vocal Health/ Singing for Our Well-Being

7/6:   Rounds/Partner Songs and Other Songs to Sing with Your Family

7/13:  Folk Songs

7/20: Broadway Sing-a-long

7/27: Songs of the 40's, 50's and 60's

8/3:   Sing for Joy - Songs for the Soul

Band experiences will be led by several professionals  Wednesdays 7-8pm

7/1:  Info on this summer's program & online band (with Q&A time) then: "Ithaca's Music Men," a presentation about local music pioneers Hollis Dann (choral director) and Patsy Conway (band leader) - lecture style with Corey Earle

7/8:  "Sound Off": Creating a Band Video from Home Introduction with Robbie Oldroyd

7/15:  Exploring Music by Ear with Robbie Oldroyd: Improvising and Call and Response

7/22:  "Sound Off" March Practice Session with Robbie Oldroyd

7/29:  Performing Master Class with Robbie Oldroyd: Bring a favorite piece you would like to perform.

8/5:   "The Golden Era of Bands," a presentation by Dr. Mark Fonder, emeritus professor of music education at Ithaca College

Dr. Mark Fonder is a professor emeritus of music education and the former conductor of the Concert Band of Ithaca College. He is a frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences. Dr. Fonder is in demand as a guest conductor for honor festivals, and his articles and research have appeared in major publications and periodicals.

At some point in August (TBA) we will release the video product of the online band on Facebook and our website!

These online events are brought to you in part by grants from the Town of Dryden and the Tompkins County Community Arts Partnership, and by generous donations from participants and patrons.  If you are able to make a donation to help fund our 2020 season or our 2021 celebratory 25th Anniversary Season, click on the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the page or go to our "Support" page for other donation options.  Thank you!

This program is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

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