George Washington’s Tub Awaits!

THE COUNTDOWN FOR STACY IS ON!

Monday, February 18th, (Presidents Day) Stacy will enter the Berkeley Springs State Park downtown and take a dip in George Washington’s outdoor bath tub! Stacy vowed to take the plunge, if 1500 dollars could be raised in one day, to benefit the youth programs of The BlackCat Music Cooperative.

Giving Tuesday on November 27th, turned out to be a memorable day for BCMC and for Stacy. Don’t miss Stacy, in his swim trunks, taking a “donation dip” at 3:30 on Monday the 18th! A special thanks to everyone for their generous donations and continued support.

Your Time To Shine!

Morgan County Has Talent is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th at 7 pm and we need performers! If you sing, dance, are in a band, play an instrument, juggle, do magic tricks or just something you think is an award winning talent, we want to hear from you.

Submit your video between NOW and February 28th by going to the Morgan County Has Talent Facebook page.  Practice, practice, practice. All ages and acts will be considered. Morgan County Has Talent will be held at the Berkeley Springs High School Auditorium.

Morgan County Has Talent is a co-sponsored event to benefit The Morgan County Partnership and The BlackCat Music Cooperative. Check this website and the BCMC Facebook page for updates!

 

Holiday Sing A Long, Special Evening in Hancock!

The Tri State Ukeclectic Orchestra and The Young Yukes presented a wonderful holiday program on Friday, December 21st at the Hancock Performing Arts Center. The festive mood filled the room, as audience members gladly sang along to many of their favorites and even added a few dance moves here and there.

This is the second concert The Young Yukes have performed with The Tri State Ukeclectic Orchestra, since the after school group was formed in September.

The Young Yukes and Uke winner, Dr. Dan Murphy, with Mike of Tri State Ukeclectic Orchestra

“From a Stutter to a Star!”

Our “Music in Your Life” series continues…

Carly Simon began stuttering severely when she was eight years old. A psychiatrist tried unsuccessfully to cure her stuttering. Instead, Simon realized when she would sing, the stuttering stopped. So, she began writing songs and learning to play the piano and guitar to help with her self- confidence. In her early teens, she teamed up with her older sister, Lucy, to form the singing duo, The Simon Sisters. Carly would embark on a solo career after Lucy got married and wanted to start a family. Carly Simon’s work has included such great songs as “You’re So Vain,” “Nobody Does It Better.” “Anticipation,” and more, earning her Grammy awards and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and The Grammy Hall of Fame.

With her 1988 hit “Let the River Run,” from the film Working Girl, she became the first artist to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for a song composed and written, as well as performed, entirely by a single artist.

BSHS Guitar Circle

The Berkeley Springs High School Guitar Circle under the direction of Steve Grigsby meets every Monday after school at BlackCat Music Shop. The club also meets two times a month during sixth period at the school. The Guitar Circle is open to established student players and students wanting to learn how to play.

Steve shares his wealth of knowledge with the group and lets the guitarists choose songs to learn and share. BlackCat Music Cooperative is continuing to install new programs for our youth with generous support from the community, fundraisers, and provided grants.