ANNOUNCEMENT: Sandy and I loved all the good wishes and comments yesterday as we celebrated our anniversary. Our heartfelt thanks to one and all.
Many of you will remember when Robert Leger managed the editorial page for News-Leader. He and Cindy moved away some time ago but they have ties here and come back for special occasions.
One such event will take place Friday, June 8, at 7:00pm when the Legers will present a musical concert in Historic Washington Avenue Baptist Church.
Robert and Cindy are gifted musicians and they’re about to release their first album. Here’s a link that tells you more.
I hope to be there and renew old times for a bit. If you can go, too, I hope you’ll consider it.
My thanks to Robert for alerting me about this upcoming event.
I just ran across some pictures in my files sent to me by Patrick Reynolds, conductor of the Dayton, Ohio Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in 2014. I must say they perform in some nice digs! The program read:
Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Together with Dayton Ballet II Present BUGS!, the Final Concert in the 2013-2014 Family Series
On Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center, Conductor Patrick Reynolds and the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will present the DP&L Foundation Family Series Concert entitled BUGS!. This final Family Concert of the 2013-2014 Season is sponsored (rather fittingly) by Extermital Termite and Pest Control Company, because BUGS! in costume on the Mead Stage dancing to music performed by a highly talented orchestra of accomplished students are a must-see for families, while bugs in your house are not.
The concert will also feature delightful poems from David Harrison’s children’s book, “Bugs: Poems about Creepy Things”. Illustrated by Rob Shepperson, the book will be available for purchase in the Wintergarden before and after the concert.
How I wish I could have been one of the 1,200 who attended that concert! Maestro Reynolds conducted some of the numbers with a fly swatter. BUGS was on the NCTE awards list for Notable Poetry in 2007.
I know I only recently posted links to two numbers by Byron Biggers Band but I wanted to let you know that the group will be performing again soon, this time at Brentwood Library in Springfield, Missouri at 1:00 on Friday, May 30.
Here are those links again.
The event is open to the public at no charge and will last thirty minutes. All of our material comes from poems of mine set to music by Chris Craig and performed by Chris, Gale Clithero (both professional musicians) and me.
At the auction during the recent Writers Hall of Fame Quill Award event, high bidder for a “concert” by Byron Biggers Band went to Brentwood Library manager Kim Flores. We’re eager to play at Brentwood and hope for a good turnout. Please come if you can and tell others about the date in case they want to join the fun.
This is a kid friendly event. We enjoy the opportunity to demonstrate how poetry and music are so easily connected. Mark the date on your calendar. Hope to see you there if you live in the area.
For more information about the event or about Brentwood Library, contact Kim Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Dr. Patrick Reynolds sent a couple of pictures from yesterday’s BUGS!! concert in Dayton and promises more when they’re ready. All the copies of bugs sold out so Rob Shepperson and I are doing a victory dance somewhat off stage.
Thanks, Pat. Thanks, Rob. Thanks, all you little buggies.