Greetings Everyone!

I hope this finds you all well and invigorated by the longer days and the gradually returning light, and taking delight in witnessing all the winter buds popping up in various yards in our neighborhoods. I can’t believe that February is almost behind us, and that March is just around the corner. Time is what it is and there’s no stopping it.

March is American Recorder Society’s “Play the Recorder Month” and I’m just now realizing that we have been so focused on our event with Sarah Jeffery, that we have not organized any gathering for the Play the Recorder Day on March 16. I encourage anyone to connect with a recorder playing buddy – or two or three – and play to your heart’s content. Any type of music that brings you joy. Be it the piece written for the day or other favorites.

Our work behind the scenes has been focusing on finding a nominee for next year’s President-elect, supporting the efforts of Nancy Gorbman to launch a Seattle Jr. Recorder Ensemble, and getting the word out about Sarah Jeffery’s evening with us here in Seattle on March 25, among other duties. Thanks to our tech wizard Mike, our registration page for Sarah’s event is now live, (wooHOO!) which will enable our planning to run smoothly. Click here to register. And please do encourage anyone you can think of to check out the site and to come. It will truly be a special evening; we are so excited that she has the time to come to Seattle.

I am anticipating quite a buzz around the event and we will need volunteers to help with various aspects during the afternoon and evening. Tasks will include setting up chairs downstairs in the social hall, helping herd cats (aka ushering children and their families) to the right places when needed, making sure someone is around to accept cash or checks, etc, etc. Please let me (Vicki) know if you are able to help. It is much needed and greatly appreciated. We have the downstairs space at Faith Lutheran from 4 pm onward.

And now on to our March 1 meeting details.

I am privileged to invite one final guest conductor for this season’s playing sessions – Larry Stark. Many of you know Larry from the annual Moss Bay meets.  Please keep reading to see what Larry has planned for the evening. Zoom link and PDFs of the music will be sent on the Monday prior to our Friday meeting, which is Monday, February 26. Please contact Larry directly if you need hard copies brought. You can reach him at larryestark@gmail.com

Take care and see you soon!