Spring Break Camp The Music of The Greatest Showman
This year, Music Authority is offering a Spring Break performance camp for singers, dancers, and musical theater lovers.
April 2-6, 2018
To register, see the ladies at the front desk.
Join Music Authority's Students, Staff, and Teacher Band for Apollo - a show dedicated to music from out of this world!
March 16, 2018
Take 10% off any regularly priced Takamine throughout the month of March.
Please mention this newsletter to receive the discount.
Show Your Colors
I remember in high school, wearing my school jacket, face painted in school colors, driving out of town for state football playoffs my Senior year. Someone had put "Will the last person out, please turn off the lights?" on the billboard at the edge of town. The stands that night were a sea of blue and gold as the snow came down on an Ohio football game.
I hadn't thought about that night for a long time until Friday morning, February 9th. By noon, we'd had several parents come in to buy Music Authority Family shirts for Music Authority Night at Tannery Row. That night, the crowd was a sea of black - Music Authority family's primary color - sprinkled with white splashes of "#MusicAuthorityFamily." We'd maxed out the reservations system and there wasn't a seat to be had. A strong statement for Music Authority, the kind of statement that keeps doors open for younger students coming up through the ranks, waiting for their chance at the big stage.
That night, driving home, I thought about the pride you put into these colors. How you show your Music Authority pride. Through supporting each other, developing friendships that go beyond the other parent you talk to while your child is in lessons, attending Music Authority Family nights out, or posting your recommendation for us on Focus on Forsyth when someone asks about guitar lessons, you show your colors.
You embrace the pride of what we do - over 500 families strong and growing. You tell kids you don't know, "Great job!" We celebrate birthdays at concerts. We honor holidays with Easter Egg collections and Any Soldier boxes. We cheer together, cry together, and persevere together. We get through the hard times and celebrate the good.
We show our colors - Black, White, and Red.
Together we are strong. Together, we can achieve anything, overcome barriers, and make dreams, the big and the small, happen.
Show your colors. Be proud of the Music Authority Family you are a part of. And watch the miracles happen.
Melissa A. Loggins
Owner, Music Authority
Be a Champion
Being a Champion takes hard work, dedication, and a good sense of humor. Meet Jackson and Nolan, two members of Music Authority's Guitar Ensemble.
Easter Egg Challenge
The Easter Egg Challenge has begun! The MA Roadies challenge you to bring in plastic eggs filled with wrapped candy (and sealed with a piece of tape). These eggs will go to families and children who struggle with hunger in Forsyth County.
I Think I Got You Beat
Featuring Music Authority instructors Ashley Young, Samuel Mullinax, and Jan Keller.
Music Authority's Eclipse will be in the recording studio in March. Be sure to check out their Facebook Page for updates!
The Music Authority Roadies - Music Authority's parents organization. We exist to provide social and philanthropic activities to the Music Authority families. We also provide an opportunity for better communication between families and the Music Authority management team.
To be a part of The Roadies, fill out a registration card at the front desk of Music Authority.
Did you miss out on Eclipse at Tannery Row on February 9? Turn up the volume and sing along!
Do you have a graduating Music Authority student? If so, please email us your student's name, high school, and what they're planning on doing after graduation. (Job? College? Studying what?) Send your email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign Up for Lessons with Luke Yanders, guitar instructor!
Why do you like teaching? I love to see students’ “Aha moments” and the excitement when they learn something new. Its such a great feeling showing them that anyone can do it if you are dedicated.
What makes you excited about playing music? Playing guitar solos! Making newly written songs come to life. Learning a new trick, chord, scale or style to implement into my playing or performing.
What’s your favorite food? Italian i.e. Pizza, pasta, etc. Or Chicken Cordon Bleu!
Where is your hometown? Bouton, Iowa
Anything else you would like to add? Why I love music…You can express your personality through your playing because it absolutely conveys emotion or mood. The possibilities are endless. You can play music by yourself, in a group or in front of an audience. It is my shelter from any storm in life and a great stress reliever. Like a movie or a good book, music takes you to another place… a great escape! Best of all, it doesn’t cost any money to pick up your instrument and play!
3/10 - Apollo Dress Rehearsal, The Backroom, 5:30pm
3/16 - Apollo, The Warehouse, 7pm
3/22 - WFHS Poetry Slam in the Backroom
3/23 - Acoustic Open Mic in The Backroom, 7pm
3/24 - Steve Moss Recital
4/2 - 4/6 - The Greatest Showman Spring Break Camp
4/13 - Ashley Young Recital
4/14 - Metal Jam - Music4CHIEF
4/15 - Beachtime Blues, 3pm
4/20 - Carmen Taylor Recital
4/21 - Bedrock in The Backroom, 7pm
4/22 - Broadway's Trouble Makers, The Bel Canto Singers, 3pm
4/27 - Dawn Blair Recital
4/29 - Rock Ensembles at Tannery Row
Photo: Music Authority Roadies
Board of Directors, 2018