On March 9, 2014, the Kidznotes Kids had the opportunity to perform for the attendees of the Durham Food Truck Rodeo on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. At noon, the young musicians of the Brahms band, made up of a trio of flautists, a solo clarinetist, another trio of trumpeters, two percussionists, and two trombonists (including specialist Benjamin Moritz sitting in), assembled at the “Leaf” in Durham’s Central Park to play selections from their expanding repertoire. Pieces performed included an arrangement of the Finale from the “William Tell Overture”, as well as “Domino”, a piece written for the band by Kidznotes instructor Oakley Lyon, who conducted the band for this performance.
Following their performance, members of the Brahms band stuck around for a meet-and-greet with their audience, demonstrating their respective instruments and offering a couple of future musicians a chance to try their tiny hands at percussion:
All in all, the performance at the Food Truck Rodeo was a great success. The opportunity for our students to perform and interact with our community within the context of a celebration of our city’s thriving local businesses is directly in line with the Kidznotes vision of creating not only excellent musicians, but active citizens. We would like to give special thanks to Becky Cascio and the wonderful folks at Pie Pushers for graciously providing the members of our band with some of the best pizza the Bull City has to offer. If you haven’t already, check out their website, www.piepushers.com, to get updates on their location for the week; and of course… grab a slice!
Coming soon: On April 6th, 2014, the Beethoven ensemble will be performing side-by-side with the Duke Chamber Players at Duke University’s Page Auditorium. Save the date!