If anyone feels like going to a good concert this weekend in the valley to support a worthwhile cause, here is an opportunity.
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The InterMountain Teen Centers are hosting a Drum Circle with Verena Compton Wednesday March 20 6:00pm-7:00pm in the great room at Hill Country Clinic in Round Mountain.
The InterMountain Teen Centers are hosting a Drum Circle with Verena Compton on Wednesday February 13 from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the great room at Hill Country Clinic in Round Mountain. Bring drums and other rhythm instruments and one to share if you have them.
The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
The Music Department of the Burney Junior Senior High School presented there 2018 Winter Concert at the Burney High School gym on Tuesday evening December 18. The Concert was titled “The Annual Sounds of the Season.”
Hundreds of parents, family members, teachers, and friends came to hear the students perform.
Altogether, more than seventy students took part in the concert under the direction of music teacher Hugo Castro.
The concert began with the Vocal Ensemble singing five songs. Mary Lawson, Angel Estrada, and Makenna Crook were featured as a trio,
and Christinia James and Neveah Trump did a duet.
Next the beginning band, which this year has more than 40 students, performed five songs with a wide variety of instruments.
The Advanced Band played the final five selections ending with a lively well arranged rendition of Feliz Navidad. Mr. Castro brought out his saxophone and joined in playing with the students.
All in all, the students displayed their musical talents performing a delightful selection of traditional Christmas carols and popular songs of the season.
Fall River Valley Community Choir did four performances of a Christmas cantata. On Friday they sang at the Long Term Care facility at Mayer’s Memorial Hospital. On Saturday December 8 at 2 p.m., they sang for residents at the Burney Annex. Later that day at 4 p.m. they sang at Burney Presbyterian Church. Finally, on Sunday at 4 p.m. they gave a concert at the Intermountain Free Church of McArthur. At Burney Presbyterian Church and The Intermountain Free Church the Choir was joined by Fall River Valley Community Children’s Choir.
The Children’s Choir sang a selection of six carols accompanied by pianist Linda Gulbransen and guitarist Jean Rodgers.
After the Children’s Choir concluded the full choir came forward to sing “The Glory of Christmas: Celebrating Christ’s Birth.” The cantata, with music by Lloyd Larson, was performed by 26 singers directed by Alison Maki. They sang eight selections. Each selection was introduced by narration from Michael Kerns and Penni Elaine Scarbrough.
The narration was poetic. The musical arrangement wove together alto, soprano, tenor and bass vocals into a tapestry of sacred music in which favorite Christmas carols such as O Come All Faithful and Hark the Herald Angels Sing were included. Through word and song, the Choir guided the audience toward the Perfect Light.
After the cantata was concluded, Director Alison Maki led the choir and audience in singing Silent Night.
The InterMountain Teen Centers is hosting a Healing Drum Circle Wednesday, November 14 from 6-7 p.m. in the great room at Hill Country Clinic in Round Mountain.
Drumming is fun, creative, stress-relieving and therapeutic.
In his book “The Healing Power of the Drum”, Robert Lawrence Friedman states:
Some of the psychological applications in which hand drums are being used include assisting veterans to release the emotional pain of post-traumatic stress disorder, releasing the pent-up anger and negative emotions of “at-risk” adolescents, and promoting health in corporate executives through releasing their day-to-day stress, in addition to many other applications.
Mr. Friedman is a corporate trainer, psychotherapist, author, professional speaker, and musician. He has worked in the area of rhythm-based exercises and their effects on health and wellness for over 30 years. Based upon his work he believes that drumming
… provides those who use it with a link to others. The drum seems to have the capacity to unite all individuals who choose to experience it together. Despite race, religion, color, creed, background, or ideology, all are joined together through this ancient instrument’s calling. The drum, therefore, becomes a vehicle for transporting all who utilize it, across all boundaries, to an experience of wholeness and community.
The Intermountain Teens Healing Drum Circle will be led by Verena Compton an experienced drummer who has participated in drum circles for many years.
The event is free and open to the public. Experienced and novice drummers alike are welcome. Bring drums and other rhythm instruments if you have them. If you can, bring one to share. If you don’t have a drum but want to learn, come.
Hundreds of folks gathered at the 3rd Annual Hat Creek Beer, Food, and Wine Fest to enjoy good food and drink, music, and fun activities. Several people who attended from Redding and other areas said it was nice to get away from the heavy smoke due to wildfires.
The event began at Hereford Ranch RV Park and Campground at noon and lasted into the evening. Fun activities included ranch tours, a children’s AG fun park, face-painting, horseshoes, and corn hole toss. Visitors could fish or swim in the pond as they enjoyed the afternoon. There were also a number of local artisans set up to sell their wares.
During the afternoon there was music on the pavilion performed by the Smokin’ Roaches, Alex Colvin, and Jared Hovis. In the evening California Country played on the playground stage, once again featuring Jared Hovis.
Food was provided by Anna’s Country Kitchen, JJ’s and Red Bicycle. Beer vendors included Fall River Brewery, Woody’s, Eel River Blonde, and FW 805. Dakaro, Churn Creek Cellars, Moseley Family Cellars, and Cove Crest provided wine.
Proceeds from ticket sales went to benefit Mayers Memorial Healthcare Foundation. Other charities also participated and raised funds. Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Department served ice cream and root beer floats. Inter-Mountain Heritage Foundation had a beer booth. Mayers Memorial Healthcare Foundation and Haley’s Insurance ran the corn hole, and Friends of the Intermountain Library hosted the horseshoes.