JEFF and CHRISTOPHER V will have a little while off (almost two weeks! Yowza!) before they return to the world of public music education. They'll also probably be meeting up to work on some new tunes.
GREG and MATT will spend time at their homes before they return to begin STUDENT TEACHING. They are both in their final semesters in their Hartt School music education paths and will spend the next semester at two separate placements each, verifying that teaching music is, definitely, what they want to do with their lives.
DAVID will be home for a little while before taking off to JAMAICA with some students from SUNY Potsdam. For ten days, David will be teaching music to children - mostly the folk songs of their country and heritage. David practiced guitar before leaving and now knows how to play a C without the 9th, so he's probably ready. We all hope he returns with dreadlocks.
CHRIS J will be traveling to ABHEYPUR, INDIA with the University of Hartford's Engineers Without Borders. One of their projects over the past few years has been increasing clean drinking water access to this village. They have been working on connecting water storage tanks to these villages for residents who don't have private wells as well as restoring function to non-working public hand pumps.
And then we'll reconvene! We have a few songs we'll be looking to add to our rep, including (but certainly not limited to):
- Johnson's Motor Car
- The Next Market Day
- Courting in the Kitchen
- White, Orange, and Green
- Black Velvet Band
- The Frog's Wedding
- Beer, Beer, Beer