This week at the visitors center we had these performances: Each group performs at & and if needed they will perform at also.
- A triple performance by Jenny Oaks Baker. She always has a packed house.
The Brass of the
Potomac. The Brass of the Potomacis comprised of over 30 professional musicians from around the Metropolitan area pulling its talent from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. BOTP is an all-volunteer group based in Washington, D.C. Northern Virginia, performing full-scale concerts
Brass of the Potomac
Swing Band: The Big Band is Back. Under the musical direction of Rob Putt, the Rockville Swing Band brings together a unique group of talented musicians of all ages from the greater Washington D.C. Community who play together during weekly rehearsals and performances. This exciting mix of musical talent performs contemporary jazz big band arrangements as well as traditional swing charts from the Golden Era. Rockville
- Madrigal Lords and Ladies: Dressed as Lords and Ladies, singing beautiful Christmas music.. they had a wonderful time as they performed, both song and verse. McDonough High School
Rockville Swing Band
- Capitol Carillion (bell choir) The 15 members of the Capital Carillon handbell choir have professional careers in design, education, business, technology, banking, government, science, and the private sector. All are experienced musicians who are auditioned annually by the director. Many of the members play additional instruments, including organ, piano, flute, recorder, trumpet, and violin.
- Suzuki Assoc. of the Greater Washington DC Area - flute Ensemble - This is a group of 100 talented youth from to 18 years of age.. They played beautiful Christmas music and it was so fun to watch each of them, from the littlest to the older ones.
- Gene Summers and Rebecca Takemoto (vocalists) Tonight as I sat down to watch the concert, I looked on the stage at Gene Summers and thought "I know him".. I asked someone if he was from Calvert Ward and they said yes and then I knew that it was the same man that I had heard sing a couple times before when I was serving down in
Southern Maryland. He has the most amazing voice and I have told him before that if he had a CD I would buy it. I found out that he and Rebecca both attended the same college and were in the music dept. and sang together there and have performed for many years since.. They were wonderful.
We went out on Saturday morning to head over to the
This week I learned that one of my favorite uncles passed away.. I received Albert Choules as my uncle when I married
It was a very good week and we are 1/3 of the way through Festival..
"Life is not meant to be appreciated only in retrospect. 'This is the day which the Lord hath made … ,' the Psalmist wrote. 'Rejoice and be glad in it.' No matter our circumstances, no matter our challenges or trials, there is something in each day to embrace and cherish. There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it." --President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Have a wonderful week..