Here come the last five days of Holiday Market - Saturday & Sunday, then Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It's a busy, exciting week! I think I'm ready for it, how about you? Since times are a bit crunchy, I'm going to go light on the blog...
But I wanted to share a couple of fun moments from last weekend. We started out with forty or so young Suzuki Strings players on stage. Anyone who's been reading the blog knows how much I love having kids perform, and how much I admire those who teach music to kids. This group was exceptionally well organized and beautifully behaved, along with playing very well.
We ended the day with the Cal Young Middle School Jazz Band, always a favorite of mine. Also extremely well organized, they manage to squeeze at around thirty kids on stage with chairs, music stands and instruments.
Sunday's theme was Holidaze in the Tropics, and I love it when groups play along with the dress up game. Accordions Anonymous always pleases in that regard, they all dressed accordingly and played tropically themed songs, and a few holiday favorites as well. A real plus was Bud's tuba, festooned with flowers!
Tomorrow's theme is Prom Night, and Sunday's is the every popular Frida Kahlo Day. The next five days are filled with great music as well, including Sunday's back to back performances by Laura Kemp and The Traceys, and I know lots of folks look forward to seeing The Rosen Sisters (on Thursday) and one of my favorites, wrapping it up with middle eastern dance and music with Americanistan on Friday afternoon.
I'm also looking forward to doing some shopping! Here's a helpful hint - some folks will be selling all five of the next Market days, but lots of folks only sell Saturday and Sunday, and then a whole new crop of folks take their place for the last three days. The Market will be full of great things to buy, but you can also plan to take advantage of the variety by stopping by on the weekend, and during the week.
However you celebrate the season, the whole Market is grateful for your support, and wishes you all the best in the coming year! See you at Market...