Cavalcade 2023 - Feb. 25, 2023
After months of preparation, the performance day for Cavalcade of Rhythm 2023 arrived. Rehearsals were finished, and 210 performers were ready to put on a great show in the auditorium of Skyline High School in Mesa. Performers were dressed in their best, and the audience was excited to hear all that they had accomplished. The "Pirate Partners" show began with Pirate Bill entertaining everyone, and the audience playing along as he tried to search for his pirate treasure. Duet groups performed their pirate-themed pieces, and they were amazing. They were well-prepared by their teachers and directors, and showed great confidence in their playing. It was a huge success, and at the end, the treasure was discovered, which stated, "Music is a treasure best shared with others." We agree, and we thank the many teachers, students, parents and volunteers who helped make this evening so memorable. A very big thank you is also extended to the Cavalcade committee: Carolyn Eldredge, Sara Pratt, Charles Newton and Lisa Hunt.
Cavalcade 2023 Dress Rehearsal
Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023 was our Cavalcade performance day. The day began with a dress rehearsal at Skyline High School in Mesa, where the performance was also held. Excitement was in the air as the students had the opportunity to check out the performance venue and rehearse on stage in their groups. Whether it was their first Cavalcade performance, or whether they have participated in numerous Cavalcades, students were all smiles as they prepared for the evening's performance. Teachers and volunteers also enjoyed the morning, and shared moments of fun and laughter.
Cavalcade 2023 Rehearsals
Cavalcade season has arrived! Students have been rehearsing their duets, and began gathering together in their groups to practice together. The "Pirate Partners" met on one of two evenings each week for three weeks in February. The Music Store hosted the rehearsals, and we are grateful for their hospitality. Beginning students through advanced students gave it their all, and got used to playing with the members of their group while following their director. Teachers, students and families have been preparing for months, and we are so excited to get this event going!
February 2023 General Meeting
DVMTA members and friends met on February 24, 2023 to hear our own DVMTA members, Jessica Heidt and Hong Zhu, present Interpreting Piano Literature. Hong gave an analysis of the Baroque time period, and Jessica presented analysis of Classical and Romantic time periods. Members were engaged and given wonderful information to help students as they determine how best to approach learning and playing pieces from these eras. The time period and the instrument capabilities were factors to consider, and different options and clues were placed within each piece of music to aid in the playing style. We thank these wonderful members for sharing their information and insights.
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