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Summer 2021 Online Music Experiences for Chorus and Band

We are pleased to announce the DAIB&C summer 2021 online music experiences for both band and chorus!  The experiences are for everyone and anyone interested in participating.  The online experiences will be held during our regularly scheduled rehearsal times for 1 hour, 7-8pm.  These events are mostly interactive, but if you just want to watch, that's fine too!  Scroll down for more details.

The online experiences will be available through Zoom, a free online meeting platform.  If you are not familiar with Zoom, but would like to participate, you will need to download the app or install the program on your computer.  You need a device that has audio and internet access (camera optional but encouraged). 

You can get the app at the Play Store or App Store on your device or go to the Zoom website to download the "Zoom Client for Meetings" on your computer.

Drop in for any of the sessions as you wish, whether you typically participate in Chorus or Band. By registering, you will receive a login link that will work for any Monday or Wednesday night session.

Please review this Zoom Etiquette for Attendees link so our events run smoothly and are enjoyable for all participants.

**This year we will also be offering small in-person band sessions if the interest is there.  If you are interested in participating in these small ensemble sessions, please register by June 19th.**


Please click the button below to complete our participant feedback survey.  We value your thoughts and ideas regarding your experience with our group this summer.

Thank you for joining us!

Chorus experiences will be led by Jen Rafferty  Mondays 7-8pm

Registrants will receive a link to Jen's Zoom room about a week before the first session.  If you would like to participate, please use the registration link provided on this page.  Don't worry about registering late, we welcome you even if you can only join in a few of these sessions.

6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, & 8/2   

Online band experiences will be facilitated by Robert Oldroyd  Wednesdays 7-8pm

6/30 - Feature presenter: Aaron Scoccia - Making Youtube Performance Videos for Beginners

Click here for the recording of this presentation, click here for the presentation packet

Robert Oldroyd - Introduction to Score Reading

7/7 - Feature presenter: Dr. William Cowdery - famous British composer, Ralph Vaughn

William's semester at Cornell University

Robert Oldroyd - introduction to pipe organ and its relationship to the concert band

7/14 - Feature presenter: Young Composer Veronica Cator-Szymanski

Robert Oldroyd - Building Critical Listening Skills

7/21 - Feature presenter: Sam Thurston - Home Practice Master Class

Robert Oldroyd - The Crash Course on Instrument Repair and Maintenance

7/28 - Feature presenter: Sergeant Daniel Venora of the the "Pershing's Own" Army Band

Click here for the recording of this presentation.

Robert Oldroyd - What Makes Good Music?, Part 1

8/4 - Feature presenter: Jenna Veverka - Life as a Freelance Musician

Robert Oldroyd - What Makes Good Music? Part 2

In-person band ensembles will be led by Robert Oldroyd  Mondays 7-9pm in 30 minute sessions.  Schedule TBA.

Ensemble sessions will be held in the parish hall of the Dryden United Methodist Church.  Interested participants should register by June 19th.  Use the registration link provided on this page.  Registered participants will receive their session schedule about a week before their first session.

7/5, 7/12, 7/19, & 7/26.

Update: There is enough interest, so these sessions will happen!  If you would still like to register, please do so by Saturday, June 26th.  We may not be able to accommodate all instruments, but register anyway and we will send you more information.

These events are brought to you in part by grants from the Town of Dryden and the Tompkins County Community Arts Partnership, and by generous donations from participants and patrons.  If you are able to make a donation to help fund our 2021 celebratory 25th Anniversary Season, click on the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the page or go to our "Support" page for other donation options.  Thank you!


This program is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

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