November 2016
The Monthly Newsletter of ACAM
Issue No. 41
In This Issue
Important Dates 
Oct. 3
Pico Union Neighborhood Council Performance
Oct. 21
Oktoberfest Family Night
Oct. 26-27
Garage Sale #2
Nov. 14, 18, 19
Fall Showcases
Dec. 2
Guitar Recital & Family Night
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 When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.       
                        - Maya Angelou

This October, ACAM's cheerful givers include Paul and Mary Kernodle, Nancy Watson and Mary Kay Ogden.  ACAM is blessed and so very grateful to receive.
Viviana and her "new" flute 
Because of Paul and Mary Kernodle, Viviana passed her flute on to a beginner and now continues her studies on the beautiful "Kernodle" flute.
One Thursday an array of guitars, drums and rhythm instruments filled my office. Nancy Watson of Grace Lutheran Church in Culver City collected and delivered them to ACAM.  Percussionist 
Josued Hidalgo is eager to compose music for them.
Some of the donated instruments  
Oscar and Sol Jee Park
Oscar is now aspiring to play  the oboe with the donation of Mary Kay Ogden's oboe and the expertise of teaching artist Sol Jee Park, a USC doctoral student.  Oscar, a guitar and recorder student, is enjoying the challenge.  
Learn about more cheerful givers below: ACAM parents, ACAM teaching artists & Pastor Ellen

Ellen Sell   
Angelica Center for Arts & Music
        . . . bringing peace, hope and understanding! 
ACAM Ensembles Perform 

ACAM String & Wind Orchestra with Hunter Harris, Juli Emmel,  Enio Palomino & Bill Masonheimer  
The ensemble acts as a model society where a competitive atmosphere between individuals is replaced by shared aspiration and investment.  El Sistema's Dr. Abreu says the ensemble is "the only group that comes together with the sole purpose of agreement."
Chorus and Recorder in ensemble  
with Ellen Sell and Paula Sirola 
On October 21 ACAM ensembles performed for Oktoberfest. Recorders & Chorus took turns in the round, "Have You Seen the Ghost of Tom?" The String & Wind Orchestra played, "The Parting Hour" by Schubert. Theatre 2 & 3 combined to present the story, "Don't Laugh at Me." 
Theatre 2 and 3 together in ensemble  
with Joyce Lee   
In addition to Oktoberfest, Guitar, Percussion, Recorder Ensemble and the ACAM Chorus performed for the Pico Union Neighborhood Council October 3.
Gui tar, Percussion and Recorder Ensemble playing "Guantanamera" and "Neapolitan Tarantella" with Enio Palomino, Josued Hidalgo and Paula Sirola

ACAM Artists Perform for Oktoberfest 
Young ACAM artists entertained family and friends with performances of their group classes and ensembles in a two hour concert on October 21. 

To add to the festivities, parents sold snack foods and conducted Opportunity Drawings for fun prizes with lots of lucky winners.

Contemporary Dance  
with Julianna Bulgarelli 
with Clavis Ballard 
with Juli Emmel and Enio Palomino 
with Bill Masonheimer 
Chorus with Ellen Sell 
Guitar 1 with Enio Palomino 
Parent Advisory Group
Garage Sale #2 on October 26 with Humberto Lopez,  Marta Tesfay, Tony and Silvia Vargas
Spearheaded by ACAM president, Angelica Hess, parent fundraising events  totaled $1,700 in October!   Events & donations included:
  • Gift Basket 
  • Snack Bar
  • Garage Sale #2
  • Oktoberfest Family Night
ESL Class Starts for Parents

When Pastor Ellen Williams asked, "Would the ACAM parents like a class in English?" fifteen adults answered, "Yes!" and the English as a Second Language, ESL class began in October.  Pastor Ellen is an intern pastor at Pueblo de Dios Lutheran Church, Compton, and will spend a year in Los Angeles.   She will then return to Berkeley  to finish her studies at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Parents to Learn About Building Credit

Building Credit will be the topic of a November 15 class for ACAM parents.  Jose Figueroa of Broadway Federal Bank will meet with  parents at 4 p.m.  for the second in a series of financial literacy classes he is conducting at ACAM.

ACAM Performs for Partners

ACAM partners with Angelica Lutheran Church and New City Parish (NCP) and on October 29 and 30 ACAM students proudly performed for each.  Angelica Lutheran Church provides our classroom and performance facilities, and New City Parish provides us with various supportive services.

Three ACAM cellists played "Minuet in G" by Bach for the NCP Banquet.

Four flutists played three selections for the NCP Banquet.
ACAM Recorder 2, 3 and 4 students played and nine members of the ACAM Chorus sang during the Reformation Sunday Service for Angelica Lutheran Church on 
October 30.
Recorders 2, 3 & 4 perform at Angelica.
    Upcoming Dates

Nov. 12
Sol Jee Park, Oboe Recital USC MacDonald Hall - Admission free
Nov. 14 5:30 p.m Showcase 1:  Percussion
Nov. 15
4:00 p.m.
Building Credit - Parent Class
Nov. 16
5:30 p.m.
Showcase 2:  Electric Piano
Nov. 18
5 - 7 p.m.
Showcase 3:  Dance, Theatre,
Li'l Tot Singers

Nov. 19
3 - 5 p.m.
Showcase 4:  Ensemble, Orchestra, Chorus and Instruments
Nov. 21 - 22
4 - 7 p.m.
Nov. 23

Vacation Begins
Dec.   2
5 - 7 p.m.
Guitar Recital and Family Night
Dec.  16
6 p.m.
Piano Recital