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MAHWAH, NJ – A new Band & Choir Camp at Ramapo College offers opportunities for high school instrumentalists and singers to perform in ensembles this summer. Students perform in either concert band or chorale, study musicianship, and choose from music performance electives such as Brazilian drumming, music improvisation, technique for singers or percussion ensemble. All participants showcase their talents during a finale performance open to families and friends. The program runs July 13-24, 2015. The Band & Choir Camp is open to high school students entering ninth-twelfth grades. Throughout the two-week summer music immersion, students advance their performance skills with…

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Association for the Visually Impaired Proudly Presents Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway” at the Historical Lafayette Theater

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(Rockland County, NY) - The Association for the Visually Impaired, which is a non-profit organization based out of Rockland County, is putting together a great Broadway show with renowned producer Neil Berg called,  “100 years of Broadway” at the historic Lafayette Theater in Suffern to raise money to continue their programs. The association helps blind and visually impaired children and adults function to their fullest potential through The Independent Living Skills Program. This program promotes the development of skills to foster independent living. Orientation and Mobility Instruction, Rehabilitation Teaching, Social Work Services, Volunteers and Educational/Support Groups are provided.[coupon couponid="3131" coupon_align="cctor_alignright"…

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SOCSD Holiday Performance at the Esplanade

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On the evening of Thursday December 18, several student musicians joined together to perform for residents and guests at the Esplanade on the Palisades. The SOMS Holiday Orchestra, comprised of students in grades 6 through 8 along with some Tappan Zee High School guests, alternated performances of holiday music with the SOMS Holiday Band.  Music included traditional Christmas and Hanukah songs as well as Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride.   Having already performed a series of winter concerts and other school events, and in keeping with the STEAM initiatives, the SOCSD Music Program is proud of these students…

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Local Guitarists View New Addition to Les Paul Exhibit

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Mahwah Museum recently hosted a gathering of three renowned local musicians to view the Museum’s latest addition to the “Les Paul in Mahwah” exhibit, an Ampex tape recorder, loaned to the Museum by the Les Paul Foundation.   The machine, which was given to Les by Bing Crosby, was modified by Les to enable him to achieve the “sound on sound” (multi-tracking) effect that he developed.  Later, building on this concept, he built the first eight-track recorder, which is also on display.        Bucky Pizzarelli, Ed Laub and Lou Palllo…

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Holiday Benefit Concert for the Food Pantry Saturday, December 13

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The 50 piece Rockland County Concert Band will bring us the spirit of Christmas and the holidays through music with a festive reception to follow at St. Mary’s-In-Tuxedo Episcopal Church. The five churches who support the local Food Pantry (St. Elizabeth’s, Eagle Valley; St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, Sloatsburg; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Tuxedo; Sloatsburg United Methodist Church, Sloatsburg; and St. Mary’s-In-Tuxedo Episcopal Church, Tuxedo) are offering this concert to the entire communities and beyond. A free-will offering will be received for…

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(Northvale, NJ—November 3, 2014)-- Beau Monde Guitars, a local music shop, is partnering with St. Thomas Aquinas public relations students to host its inaugural “Jam Shop Open House” on November 22nd from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. This free event-complete with music demonstrations, family fun activities, and food-will raise money for Autism Speaks, a cause that shop owners Lou Bottone and Harry Jacovou are personally connected to. “In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we want to hold an event that will give back to all children within our community, especially those with special needs,” Bottone says. “We take pride in the fact that…

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Twenty-one Tappan Zee High School Musicians Selected for AREA ALL-STATE Music Festival

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This coming weekend, 21 TZHS music students will perform in the 2014 Area All-State Music Festival, November 21-22 at Wallkill Area High School. The festival showcases the best student musicians in Rockland County and five nearby counties.  The students were chosen from a group of over 2000 applicants.  Selections were based on their outstanding solo audition scores from last spring's NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) solo evaluation festival.  Students will meet with their counterparts at Wallkill High School on November 21st for intensive rehearsals lasting approximately five hours. They will then return on the 22nd for continued rehearsals…

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Independent Record Label MVB Entertainment Music Group (MVBEMG) To Call Rockland County New York Home

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Nanuet, New York (PRWEB) MVB Entertainment Music Group (MVBEMG) is an independent record label, and also an artist development / management company, that was formed in 2011, by its parent company, MVB Entertainment LLC. The label is the music division of MVB Entertainment. MVB Entertainment is a privately held entertainment company, formed in 2005. MVBEMG is the home to one of New York City's most popular up-and-coming female Hip Hop artist, La ' Vega. The label also gained notoriety in 2014, by signing New York City's first openly Gay Hip Hop / Pop artist, Deno Corneliani. The owner of MVBEMG…

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The 2014 Dominican College Christmas Concert Dec. 7

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(Orangeburg, NY) - The Dominican College Christmas Concert featuring the Reverend Alphonse Stephenson and the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea will be held on Sunday, December 7 at 3pm in the Hennessy Center of Dominican College, 470 Western Highway, Orangeburg, NY.   Dominican College is pleased to host this community event which brings together students, faculty and staff from the college, as well as our friends from towns and villages in Rockland County and our neighbors in Orange and Bergen Counties. Father Alphonse Stephenson is a Chaplain, Brigadier General and the Air National Guard Assistant to the Air…

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Guitar Virtuoso Peppino D’Agostino Releases New CD ‘Penumbra’-Playing in Ringwood Oct. 19

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“Peppino writes wonderful guitar pieces. He's one of my favorite composers for this cranky instrument.” - Leo Kottke San Francisco, CA - Much to the excitement of guitar players worldwide, acoustic guitar virtuoso Peppino D'Agostino will be releasing his eagerly awaited new album 'Penumbra' on Mesa/Bluemoon on August 5, 2014. Along with original material, the new CD features work by Roland Dyens, Maurizio Colonna, and two compositions written especially for D'Agostino by Latin Grammy award-winning Brazilian guitarist Sergio Assad. Peppino D'Agostino doesn’t just play the guitar. He composes, arranges, collaborates, improvises and has even been known to sing a song…

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