As we enter October, the school year is well underway with over 80 enrolled students taking private and group lessons. Our Grand Opening celebration on September 8th was a great success, and now we are busy gearing up for some exciting new offerings.
Tracy & Dan Carlucci
Directors, Fairfield School of Music
Upcoming Events & Programs at FSM
Bring-a-Friend Week (Oct. 15-20):
Music is always more fun when shared. During the week of October 15th, students may bring a friend (or friends) to observe their lessons. Teachers will distribute invitations next week that students can give to their friends. Friends that attend will receive a free FSM tote bag.
As an added bonus, students will receive one raffle entry per friend they bring for a chance to win a brand new, 7th generation iPod Nano in a color of their choice!
Rock Band! (Starting Oct. 20):
Our brand new rock band program is almost ready to go live! Stay tuned for an official announcement with all the details.
In the meantime, feel free to contact us if you have a child who may be interested in participating, as space is limited.
Note: students must have basic playing proficiency, usually a minimum of one year of lessons, to be eligible for this program.
"Halloween Howl" (Friday, Oct. 26):
Our first performance event of the year should prove to be a howling good time!
Students will have the opportunity to perform a spooky-sounding piece for their peers. To add to the fun, they may wear their Halloween costumes (as long as they don't inhibit their range of motion to perform). After the performance, each student will receive a special Halloween goody bag to take home.
This event is designed to be a fun, low-pressure opportunity to perform for their peers in an informal setting. As such, only students may attend, however parents and other guests will have the opportunity to attend subsequent recitals.
Also, to help our neighbors in need, we will be holding a food drive at the event. We are asking each child to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank.
The Halloween Howl will take place on Friday, Oct. 26th from 6:30-7:30 pm. An additional session will be held that day from 5:00-6:00 pm, if there are too many students to accommodate in one session.
If your child would like to attend, please RSVP by Friday, October 12th to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Halloween Howl" in the subject line. If you have a time preference, please indicate either the 5:00 or 6:30 session in your email.
Music Events in the Community
Mark O'Connor in Concert
Grammy Award-Winning Violinist
Saturday, October 20th - 7:00 pm
Jesse Lee Church in Easton
A rare opportunity to see this legendary composer, violinist and educator in our own backyard! Seating is limited. For tickets, email email@example.com or call (203) 215-9277.
Shining Stars Open Mic
Sunday, October 21st - 5:00-7:00 pm
Two Boots of Bridgeport
|Shining Stars Host, Amber|
A popular Open Mic Night designed specifically for performers age 17 and under! Hosted by one of our very own students, Amber, who has been a student of Tracy's for over six years.
All performers must register in advance by emailing: ShiningStarsOpenMic@gmail.com
A packed house at Shining Stars on 9/16/12 at Two Boots
11th Annual Pipescreams
Sunday, October 21st - 4:00 pm
United Congregational Church of Bridgeport
Presented by the Greater Bridgeport Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
An entertaining concert of Halloween-themed, Broadway, and other recognizable musical pieces, including a 1920s short silent film accompanied by David Harris at the mighty pipe organ.
|Dr. John Michniewicz at the organ |
This year's jam-packed Halloween Musical Extravagenza brings together the forces of six very talented choral groups, exquisite local instrumentalists at the piano, organ, & percussion, as well as the audience (and performers) in costume, to enjoy what has become an annual tradition for the Halloween season.
|Choristers from the 2011 Pipescreams||
Click below for info on our fun-filled parties!
For ages 1-13.