Music Authority Family Newsletter - March 26, 2019
This is Our House
This is Our House
My favorite moment from last Friday's show, "It's My Pirate Ship," was the very last song. There's something special about standing on a stage, looking out at a sea of faces (over 200 of you) that are clapping in rhythm and singing along with the performers. Most of you don't know the story behind that song, or why we do it at the end of our shows.
Let me share it with you.
It was after June's Rock Camp last summer. Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, a few loved faces at Music Authority were moving on to other things. This left many students feeling hurt and abandoned. July's Rock Camp comes along; the theme is Baseball songs. Songs you hear at games, songs about the sport, songs you know from Baseball movies.
"This is Our House" by Bon Jovi was one of the songs on that set list. Before that camp, several parents had already mentioned it would be nice to close every Music Authority show with the same song. Something of a theme for the Music Authority family. A few songs were tossed around, nothing fit.
Then Rock Camp happened. Several families reached out, this is the song, this is what the Music Authority family is all about.
We made it our theme song for 2019.
To the students and families at Music Authority, the anthem stands for family. It's about working hard, making it to show night, and rocking out with a great performance. It's about solidarity; about students standing together to be successful; about supporting each other and cheering each other on to shine. It's about pride in Music Authority and pride in our "team."
Music Authority might not be a sports team, but we are a family. We're a family who will stand up for each other, cheer for each other, support each other, and encourage each other. We're a family who let young, first-time performers borrow our courage until they build enough of their own. We're performers who will reach out a helping hand when asked. We're teachers and students who will be there, no questions asked, when the community needs us.
We are Music Authority Family and we're glad you're a part of us.
Music Authority's first Showcase Band was Music Authority's Rise, starting on April 1, 2014. It's original members, Jake Lanni, Sydney Cameron, Brayden Sudduth, Drey Woodson, and Harrison Block represented Music Authority with pride. The band changed members annually until it disbanded in September of 2017.
This summer, Music Authority's Eclipse will be joined by the newest member of the Showcase Band family, Music Authority's Beyond.
Showcase Bands are audition only bands with a year long commitment. These bands are for students seriously considering a career in the music field.
Taylor 114ce-N Limited Edition
Coming this week to Music Authority - two Limited Edition, Taylor 114ce-N with Ovangkol back and sides.
Grand Auditorium Body Shape
Ovangkol back and sides
Stop by Music Authority and play one today!
Rock Camp - Drums Full for June and July ages 10-18 Camp
Music Authority's Rock Camps are filling up! Drums are now full for regular Rock Camp, ages 10-18. There is still room for all other instruments, so don't miss out on the best summer camp around!
For more information, or to sign up, stop by the front desk at Music Authority
Music Authority's Rise - first gig. Wheel in the Sky performed on June 20, 2014. Sydney Cameron, Jake Lanni, Drey Woodson, Harrison Block, and Brayden Sudduth. Members Jake Lanni and Brayden Suddeth served as part of Rise until their respective graduations from High School in 2017.