March Dean's Message
It certainly doesn't feel like March with the weather out there, but Ash Wednesday is next week and for most of us, it's already time to start preparing for Easter!
Last month, we hosted a Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza event at First Presbyterian Church and Christ Church Cathedral. We had nine students and it was a fun and informative time, even for the adults. Special thanks goes to Tina Wagoner, Lisa Hall, and Erich Balling for hosting our program, as well as a big thank you to everyone else that volunteered or sent students.
Our March program will be at Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church in Lexington on Saturday, March 30. This is called a "Lenten Lunch and Learn", and will be similar to our January Jubilee we held last year. We will begin the morning with three speakers - Brian Hunt will present Zoom recording technology, John Webb will discuss professional development and updates from AGOHQ, and David Schroth will teach about organ maintenance. We will then have an organ reading session, and then gather for lunch. Lunch is free to all attendees, but please RSVP to me no later than March 14th. After lunch we will have a choral reading session, and will be done between 1:30 and 2:00pm. If you'd like to volunteer to play, please let me know. We need one more player for the organ reading session, and could use another one or two accompanists for the choral reading session.
I hope you'll be able to join us for our March program, and I hope to see you around at one of the events listed in the calendar.
Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza
Our chapter is hosting a Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza event on February 2nd. James Humlong has prepared a PPP Letter and Registration document regarding the event.
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Mission, Vision, and Values Statement
The AGO Mission statement has been modified as of May, 2016. The entire statement can be seen on the AGO National Mission, Vision, and Values Statement page.
The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ.
The vision of the American Guild of Organists is to engage, support, and uplift every organist.