BCMC Social Distance, Still Great Music!

During COVID-19, BlackCat Music Cooperative has adhered to all social distancing procedures. We have conducted classes with Zoom and provided guest motivational speakers for our students. Our dedicated instructors and mentors have given more of their time to expand class days and schedule times that would be convenient for all.

Just recently, Instructor Mike Kligerman and Executive Director Janet Gauthier, decided to split classes into groups of three or four students for more personal instruction. More classes for Mike, but he enjoys so much watching the growth of our students. Thanks Mike! Here’s Mike with some of our Young Yuke students on our back deck, socially distanced and with PPE.

BCMC Zoom Speaker Series

BlackCat Music Cooperative recently provided area students with their second motivational speaker program. Major General Barb Falkenberry talked about turning challenges into opportunities for a successful career. During her session, Barb discussed her childhood as well as her time spent in the United States Air Force as an aircraft navigator and her success as a 12 time military racquetball champion.

Barb was very engaging and provided many photos and items that kept our students involved and asking many questions! Thank you Barb for a great program and thanks to our students for attending the Zoom meeting. If you may have an idea for a guest speaker for our programs at BCMC, please contact Janet or Stacy at 304-500-2696 or blackcatmusiccooperative@gmail.com. BlackCat Music Cooperative, empowering youth through music!

BCMC Youth Groups Shine in Hancock Performance!

Congratulations to our Young Yukes, Yukies and Youth Vocal Group for a wonderful performance on Friday, February 21st at the Hancock Performing Arts Center. The groups were responsible for selecting their own songs, creating a playbill, making posters, setting the stage, deciding the theme and even setting up chairs in the audience. Thus, they were called, “Just Us.”

The students continue to excel and grow under the leadership of instructors, Mike Kligerman, Jonathan McBee and Executive Director, Janet Gauthier!

BlackCat Music Cooperative, empowering youth through music!

 

“WE JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE YOU!”

All of our kids, parents, family and friends want to thank you for making #Giving Tuesday a big success! We reached our goal of $2500 and it was matched by one of our individual donors for a grand total of $5,000!!

Your love and generosity will make sure that musical education programs for our area youth will continue. Funding will also be used for instruments, qualified instructors and new programs! Thank you so much!!

BlackCat Music Cooperative, empowering youth through music!