Second Annual March Mandolin Festival
By David Surette
January 10, 2004 - 6:00 am
The second annual March Mandolin Festival will be held Saturday, March 6, 2004 at the Concord Community Music School in Concord, New Hampshire.
Featuring two of New England's finest pickers, John McGann and David Surette, this day-long event offers top-notch instruction in a group lesson and workshop format, jam sessions, an informal open stage opportunity, and an evening concert. The number of workshop participants is limited to 30: 15 beginner/intermediate level, and 15 intermediate to advanced level. The cost for the entire festival (two group lessons, jam sessions, open stage, and evening concert) is $50.00. An open stage and evening concert portion of the festival will be open to the listening public with an admission fee of $10.00.
To register, send a check for $50.00 made out to David Surette to 16 Sewall Road, South Berwick ME, 03908. These will be held as a deposit until the day of the festival. For more info, feel free to call 207-384-8151. The Concord Community Music School is located at 23 Wall St. in downtown Concord NH, just a few blocks off of Main St. Their telephone number is 603-228-1196.
March Mandolin Fest 2004: tentative schedule
10:30 arrival, tuning, etc.
11:00-12:30 class session
12:30-2:00 lunch break
2:00-3:30 class session
4:00-5:30 jam sessions
5:30-7:30 dinner break
7:30 concert: 1/2 hr. open stage, followed by one concert set from John and David
two organized jam sessions; one slow and
one less slow, as well as the option for "splinter groups" who could jam
w/o our supervision
16 Sewall Road
South Berwick ME, 03908