Wow! What a trip! I’m just now recovering from the go go go of our New York Carnegie trip but I’m still on such a high and it’ll take quite a long time to come down, I’m sure. I can sincerely say this was the pinnacle of all musical performances I have experienced in my 48 years of life. The beauty of Carnegie Hall is breathtaking. And the acoustics are perfect. The fact that our students which range in ages from 8-18 were able to prepare themselves to such a degree to be able to receive a gold rating is a real credit to their hard work and determination. My hats off to our teachers and our students.
Coming back to our humble city of Temecula has also given me a scale of the enormity of the accomplishment our students have achieved by performing on the most prestigious stage on planet earth and receiving a gold rating. Bravo to the students and their supportive families for making this possible.
So where do we go from here? We have so many dreams and ideas for the future that they seem to go on forever. With our non-profit to help us raise funds we have two immediate ideas that should get everyone excited.
1. A new location- It is our hope to raise up to $100,000.00 within the next six months to lease out an industrial building just north of city hall where we could move in by March of next year. This will give our families s safer location than our current studio and give us the room to grow and prosper. It would include a rehearsal/recording hall as well as lesson rooms, smaller ensemble rehearsal rooms and a clubhouse upstairs for the students.
2. Time to create a symphony- Working with the surrounding school band directors it is our goal to attract the most advanced wind instrument and percussion students in the valley to add to our current Chamber Orchestra to create the symphony which has been our goal from the very beginning.
Our Carnegie Gold concert is being held May 11th, 2019 and we’d like to invite everyone from the community to come support these amazing students as they again perform the pieces they played on stage at Carnegie Hall just a few days ago. Again, Bravo to these amazing students. They did it!!!