Austin ARS -- Recorder Players and Friends
It's election time! The May meeting, in addition to being our end-of-season concert, will see us elect new officers for a two-year term. The officers are President, Secretary and Treasurer. The chapter's President schedules the monthly programs and leads event planning; Secretary prepares program notes and records decisions taken at meetings; Treasurer keeps track of income (annual dues, workshop registrations) and expenses (reimbursement for copying, rental of meeting space, etc).
The Music Directors (an appointed position) lead the group playing each month. If you have an interest in serving as an officer, or want to nominate someone else, please contact Diane Elder or Derek Wills.
Your chapter officers are interested in ideas for the rest of this year, and plans for next year. If you're interested in helping things happen, please contact any officer to find out how you can help!
Mission of the chapter
The mission of the American Recorder Society is to promote the recorder and its music by:
Developing resources and standards to help people of all ages and ability levels to play and study the recorder
Presenting the instrument to new constituencies
Encouraging increased career opportunities for professional recorder performers and teachers
Enabling and supporting recorder playing as a shared social experience.
We meet September through May, on the second Saturday afternoon of each month from 1-3pm. This is a change from our long-established Friday evening meeting time; attendance was markedly better at most of the Saturday meetings. Please see the schedule for projected meeting dates and times for the upcoming season.
Each meeting begins with a short (20-25 minutes) musical program usually presented by chapter members. Announcements and any business follows, and the remainder of the meeting is spent in large-group playing led by one of our Music Directors. The meetings last about 2 hours.
All lovers of early music are invited to attend, either to play or just to listen.
Group playing usually involves several types of instruments (several members
also play viol), so please feel free to bring any early instruments you may
happen to have.
Important note: please bring your own music stand!
A Special Thanks
We appreciate this service!