Some Reflections from the WMC Board of Directors - May 2020
Just remembering the Winners Recital on March 1 before this crisis - our Competition winners delighted parents, teachers, and WMC members with outstanding performances on a variety of instruments. ~
Mary Vee Connell
Though we were all saddened and disappointed by the cancellation of WMC's April and May meetings, the Program Committee has been busy planning a wonderful inaugural season for us at The Center at Belvedere. May music continue to enrich all our lives as we weather the storm of this pandemic! Stay safe
We have cleaned, walked, golfed and had picnics in the back of my SUV on Skyline Drive until it was closed. We listen to Instagram and a friend's music group, DeCoda, at 6 in the evening featuring one musician.
Heartfelt thanks for the opportunity to serve on the WMC Board - working with wonderful people to make a difference in our community.
Kudos to Corky for so ably steering the ship through some rough waters! ~
I'm grateful for the devoted volunteers who continue to make
a success and especially for the tremendous effort by Michele Carrigan to extend access to the Music Learning Community software to all band students at Walker. The students have continued to access it from home even after the pandemic shuttered the schools!
As our community finds itself under quarantine, I am reminded of a Charles Darwin quote,
"Music was known and understood before words were spoken."
Many words are heard these days, so whether we make music ourselves or enjoy listening to both favorite and new melodies, music is indeed a medicine for our souls.
As we've entered a "brave new world", reflections of this experience will remain long after it's over: the value of personal contact with students and friends, the multi-dimensional/bio-kenetic aspect of live music that can't be duplicated over the internet, the peace that comes when we slow down and don't run frenetically from activity to activity, the time available to be with family, and how tiring it is to be on the computer constantly. Just shows that there's a silver lining to every cloud
. ~Barbara Moore
What a great year for the WMC! Our wonderful programs seem all the more special now! A highlight of my WMC year was the mid February weekend trip with Corky to Ruggero Piano in Raleigh, NC. I'm very excited for the WMC's next chapter.
I have been productive during this time by teaching online piano lessons and working on a To Do List of items that have been put aside over the years. I am really happy to get these projects done in hopes I can return to normal life with renewed spirit. ~
Last year's highlights for me: seeing everyone at the luncheon, ALL the programs, the Musical Interlude, the Winners Recital...and so much more!