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Articles About Friends Music Camp

  • 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

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    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.

  • Friends concert for a special camp

    From left, Matthias Enderle, violin, and Wendy Champney-Enderle, viola, of the Zurich, Switzerland-based Carmina Quartet, will perform at the annual Friends Music Camp winter benefit concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at the Yellow Springs Senior Center. Here they perform at the 2011 concert. The Enderle family will perform this year with their daugher, Ciara, an up-and-coming cellist. Other Friends Music Camp alumni and instructors to perform at the concert include Martha Hyde, Martin Bakari, Minnita Daniel-Cox and local teen New Orleans-style brass band, Sassabrass. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Several Friends Music Camp alumni and instructors will perform at its Winter Benefit Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at the Yellow Springs Senior Center, to support need-based scholarships and tuition reductions at the annual youth summer music camp.

  • Friends to perform benefit concert

    The Friends Music Camp chorus is shown here performing at a concert during the summer of 2007, led by choral director Brendan Cooney. Friends Music Camp staff will perform in concert Tuesday, Dec. 30, 7 p.m. at the Friends Care Extended Living Facility dining room in an event to raise funds for the camp’s scholarship fund.

    Friends Music Camp will perform a benefit concert for the Glen this weekend.

  • Wheels in FMC fundraiser

    Wheels members Rory Papania, left and Sam Salazar, second from left, met at Friends Music Camp in 2009. Now the band, which also includes Friends Music Camp alums Jamie Scott and Sam Crawford, right, along with Connor Stratton (not pictured), will perform at a benefit concert for Friends Music Camp’s scholarship fund on Friday, Dec. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Yellow Springs Senior Center. (Submitted photo by Savanah Amos)

    Despite both growing up in Yellow Springs, local teens Sam Salazar and Rory Papania never really met. But after attending Friends Music Camp together, they started picking a ukulele and guitar in front of Tom’s Market and the bluegrass-folk band Wheels was born.

  • Wheels to play Friends Music Camp benefit

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    Local bluegrass-folk band Wheels will perform at an annual benefit for Friends Music Camp on Dec. 30 to raise funds for the school that shaped their young musical careers.

  • World-class musicians play at FMC benefit

    The annual Yellow Springs Clean-up Week takes place next week, Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 18. Villagers may put most household items out by the curb to be hauled away.

    Friends Music Camp staff and campers will present a benefit concert for the camp’s scholarship fund on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Friends Care Community.

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