Music Authority Family Newsletter - December 25, 2018
Merry Christmas from the Music Authority Family
Make a Difference
Service to our community has always been a fundamental foundation for Music Authority. It is something that we try to pass along to our students through both actions and through giving.
Many years ago, through the Any Soldier project, we became acquainted with a chaplain stationed on a a ship in the Persian Gulf. We helped him to provide a special breakfast with ornaments, pancakes, syrup, and other "outside the every day" items for everyone on his ship. It was quite the undertaking, but still is something I think about every Christmas morning.
With the help of the Music Authority Roadies (our PTO), this year we've accomplished a lot. We ran a 5k for CASA of Forsyth County. We supported Music4CHIEF, a non-profit that provides musical mentorship for at risk teens. We sent over 70 boxes through the Any Soldier program, cleaned barns at Barefoot Ranch, collected Easter Eggs for Meals By Grace and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. We collected gifts for Holiday House at The Place and raised money for Alzheimer's research with The Alzheimer's Association.
Within our own four walls, we made a difference in the lives of aspiring musicians, young and not so young. We encouraged parents to step out of their comfort zone and up onto the stage. We helped young musicians find passion - and that there is a place for you even if you don't excel at sports or in school.
What we do, all of us collectively - owners, staff members, parents, students, teachers, Roadies - is beyond the music. Yes, we learn songs and notation. But we learn basics of life - how to get along with each other, how to be positive, how to give back, fundamental courage and self-esteem, how to help those less fortunate, how to make a difference in the world around us.
We hope that we've had a positive impact on your world this year. We hope that we've instilled some of these ideas, or at least the seeds of these ideas, in your student. We'd also like to encourage you to do something in 2019 outside of your comfort zone. Volunteer with your child at an animal shelter or soup kitchen. Play a song with your child on stage. Step beyond the fear. Look beyond the music.
We're grateful for each and every one of you. We're grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students and life of our community. Thank you for being on this ride with us.
We are, and always will be #musicauthorityfamily. I am reminded of this every time a former student returns to see us after a long absence. We are still family. But in 2019, I'd like to encourage all of us to remember that what we do is also #beyondthemusic.
Sparkles is on her way back to the North Pole. She had a wonderful time visiting with the Music Authority Family again this year. Hopefully, she'll get to make one more appearance in 2018 - at Midnight Masquerade, the New Year's Eve Party for Teens in The Backroom. Do you have your tickets? She does! (And a sparkly dress, too!)
Dec. 31, 2018 - 6-10pm
Tickets $15 in advance; $20 at the door
How is Your Guitar Playing?
Do you have an older guitar that you love, but isn't playing quite right any more? Maybe it's time for a fret job. Andrew can remove your old frets and install new ones, making your guitar play like new. Bring yours by today for a consultation and free estimate.
December 31, 2018
Tickets $15 in Advance; $20 at the door
Don't miss out! Join us for the final show of the year - a teen only New Year's Eve Show in The Backroom!