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Articles About Friends Music Camp

  • Friends Music Camp, Godzilla come to town

    Campers from Friends Music Camp marched down Xenia Avenue last year before the camp’s annual concert in Yellow Springs to benefit Glen Helen. This year’s concert will be Saturday, July 29, at the Foundry Theater on Antioch College campus. Tickets are $10, with a $4 discount for students. Children 3 and younger will be admitted free of charge. (Archive Photo by Matt Minde)

    One of the threads that runs through Friends Music Camp, now in its 37th year — and its second located on the campus of Earlham College — is Godzilla, instructor, counselor and ex-camper Rory Papania said.

  • Orchestrating support

    A capacity crowd turned out for the annual Friends Music Camp benefit concert for Glen Helen, which took place last Saturday, July 29, at the Foundry Theater. Both campers and camp staffers performed a varied program ranging from Wagner to Gershwin, including American folk music, jazz and original compositions. The event raised more than $2,140 for the Glen, with checks still coming in. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    A capacity crowd turned out for the annual Friends Music Camp benefit concert for Glen Helen, which took place last Saturday, July 29, at the Foundry Theater.

  • Music and friends at Cello Springs

    Yellow Springs becomes Cello Springs this week and next, with the debut of a cello festival that runs from Jan. 4–14 and includes several public performances. Pictured from left, festival organizers Lisa Liske-Doorandish, Chiara Enderle and Miriam Liske-Doorandish improvised together at the Foundry Theater before the Friends Music Camp benefit concert last Friday. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    For two weeks beginning Jan. 4, Yellow Springs will become Cello Springs — home to a cello festival that strings together music, friendship, family and love.

  • Cello Springs Festival 2017

    Cello Springs Festival is coming to the village, Jan. 4–14, with five scheduled public concerts, all free.

  • Forest friends

    Young musicians with the Friends Music Camp, or FMC, marched through town on Saturday, July 30, to promote the 33rd annual benefit concert for Glen Helen, held later that evening. FMC musicians played flutes, horns, violins, saxophones and plenty of percussion as they passed the Mills Park Hotel and continued to move their joyful noise up Xenia Avenue. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    What started out as a quick musical march up and down Xenia Avenue (top) ended up as a two-hour performance Saturday evening, July 30, to benefit Glen Helen.

  • Brash brass

    The Friends Music Camp Street Band marched a quick downtown loop Saturday afternoon to announce their concert that evening, “Musicians for Justice and Peace,” which benefited Glen Helen. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    The Friends Music Camp Street Band marched a quick downtown loop Saturday afternoon to announce their concert that evening.

  • Friends Music Camp fundraiser— Making music for a unique camp

    The annual Friends Music Camp concert fundraiser, featuring former camper Martin Bakari, takes place this year on Monday, Dec. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Westminster Hall at the First Presbyterian Church. An eclectic evening of music by campers, former campers and staff members will be provided. Shown above is the local band SassaBrass, which performed at last year’s event. (News archive photo by Matt Minde)

    Last year’s winter benefit concert for Friends Music Camp drew such a large audience, the Senior Center’s Great Room was bursting at the seams with people sitting on the floor in the front and standing several deep against the back and side walls.

  • FMC concert to benefit Glen Helen

    Friends Music Camp, or FMC, will present its 31st benefit concert on Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m., at Mills Lawn. Proceeds will benefit Glen Helen.

  • ‘Godzilla’ takes to the stage with a comic twist

    The cast and crew of GODZILLA!, an original musical parody written by Yellow Springs native Corrie Van Ausdal, rehearsed last weekend at the Glen Helen Auditorium. The show, produced by YSKP, opens in the auditorium on Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. and continues Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. and on the following weekend, Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 15, with performances at 7 and 10 p.m. From left are musical director Xavier Suarez, actors Blaize Wright, Bear Wright, Sumayah Chappelle, Duard Headley and Jeremiah Scott, stage manager Amy Cunningham, writer/director Van Ausdal, assistant director Hannah Craig and choreographer Jill Becker. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    A 500-foot fire-breathing monster rises from the sea and tromps around with no regard for human life.
    That’s the gist the plot of an upcoming local production, only this time, GODZILLA! is a clever comedy with pop music.

  • Music among Friends: 2014 FMC benefit concert

    Minnita Daniel-Cox, voice instructor at FMC, accompanied by Sam Reich, sang selections by Schubert and Copland. (Photos by Matt Minde)

    The Yellow Springs Senior Center was filled to capacity with lovers of music in support of Friends Music Camp Sunday, Dec. 29.

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