The first week of July. Halfway back to school. Time for the summer camp season at Music Authority to take a much needed week off. It's the All Star break here at MA; camp instructors and campers alike are resting, rejuvenating, and getting ready to finish off the summer right.
A friend of mine who teaches at Cumming Elementary asked me a few weeks ago if I was ready to relax over summer break. I replied, "Where do you think the kids go when they're not in school?"
I'm not complaining. I'm glad that Music Authority is a place kids of all ages want to hang out at. Some families spend three weeks or more involved in our summer programs. We're enriching lives, teaching new skills, and helping older students learn how to lead.
With Rock Camp Session Two and the NAMM Show still ahead of us, we have plenty left to do before the lazy days of summer run out.
The week of July Fourth seems to be the half time show for summer vacation. Lots of families are on vacation, those who are still local will take a break to picnic and watch fireworks on Thursday. Some of you will head out to Cumming's parade and others will hit the Fairground for the concert.
But what exactly happened on July 4, 1776? (I'm a history nerd, go with me on this.) The Continental Congress approved final wording of the Declaration of Independence. We'd been at war with England since April 1775. They'd declared their independence from England on July 2, 1776.
Enjoy the fireworks and family this week. Enjoy the beach or park, or the barbecue in your backyard. We're resting right along beside you.
Sometime next week you'll start hearing from us as fall lessons sign ups get underway. We'll reach out to make sure your fall schedule still works and that you're enrolled in the classes you need. I hate to tell you this, but school starts in four weeks.
A few weeks ago, Music Authority received a call from Canadian magazine, CMT. Melissa Loggins sat down to discuss the kinds of crisis you can encounter managing a business and the steps she takes to deal with them.
The article is now available in their current, June/July issue.
Over $2100 Raised for The Alzheimer's Association
Thank you to everyone who participated in The Longest Day at Music Authority! We raised over $2100 in one day. Al donations will go to The Alzheimer's Association.
If you'd still like to make a donation, you can through July 30, 2019 by donating through Melissa's donation site at:
Do you need a recital credit? Registration is now open for the first traditional recital of the school year. Cost is $20 to register. This recital is for piano students, vocalists, and solo instrumentalists. No bands. Sign up at the front desk!
Around the World
Saturday, August 24, 2019
One more summer camp down; only Rock Camp Session 2 and the NAMM Show left for the summer! Broadway Camp was a hit with one of the best shows in three years of hosting the camp. The cast had a blast, the dancing and singing were spot on, and the audience loved it!