Music Authority Family Newsletter - December 26, 2023
As the year draws to a close, I take a moment and look back. Did we make a positive difference this year? Did Music Authority help our community when the need presented itself? When a student or parent was struggling, did we reach out a helping hand? Are we building a better community?
Business, and relationships, are not perfect. Sometimes we make a bad call. Sometimes we part ways. But, we look back and remember the good, learn from the bad, and walk onward. We said goodbye to some good people this year that we will miss. But, we had the opportunity to say hello to others who have become dear members of our staff and student body. We're grateful for all of you. Each one of you impacts what we do and makes our world bigger.
I think 2023 was a good year. We were able to show our community what it means to us. From the first responders baskets in the spring to the sandwiches our students made for hungry families in the summer to the gifts for senior citizens at Christmas, we are building a culture of service to our community.
But, for me, the photo above drives so much of what we are. Twenty performers. Five different faith backgrounds coming together to celebrate winter and the holiday season. Songs in Hebrew, Latin, and English. Secular, Classical, and Sacred music.
This is what Music Authority Family is to me this year. Many different cultures and backgrounds coming together to make music. A diverse group of unique individuals who make music together. Thank you for being part of our Music Authority Family.
Registration for the spring session of Rock Ensemble is now open. Students join bands, work on songs, play in shows, learn about teamwork, build self confidence, and put their musical skills to work. Middle and High School bands run January through May; elementary school band runs February through May.
There is still room for guitarists and bassists in Spring Rock Ensemble. Register today at Music Authority!
Welcoming Antonio Smarrelli to the Teaching Staff at Music Authority
After working for almost a year on the sales floor at Music Authority, Antonio Smarrelli has moved full time to the teaching staff at Music Authority. He is teaching Monday through Friday.
We'd also like to welcome Shawn Chastain to the teaching staff on Tuesdays.
If you'd like to sign up for lessons with either of these talented teachers, please call Music Authority at 770-886-9066.
The Music Authority Roadies
The Roadies are a group of parents and adult students at Music Authority. They meet the second Tuesday of every month at 6pm in The Backroom at Music Authority. You can think of the Roadies as Music Authority's PTO. They sponsor special events, service projects, and work hard to make sure our teachers feel appreciated. We welcome any Music Authority parent to come to our next meeting!
Our next Roadies meeting will be on January 9 at 6pm in The Backroom. We'd love for you to join us!
Thank You for Making the Holidays Special
This year, Music Authority took on several charities for the holiday season. We were able to make a difference in many lives; something we couldn't have done without you.
Thank you for helping us support two children in the Family Promise program; the boys at Bald Ridge Lodge; and many seniors through Forsyth County Senior Services. By working together, we made the holidays a little more special for individuals in need in our county.
Did you know Music Authority hosts a family friendly New Year's Eve party? From 6-10 on December 31, you can enjoy music, snacks, and a fun time. Here's a flashback to Eclipse of 5 years ago, New Years Eve 2018.