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.

 

 

“UKEAMANIA” IS HERE!!

The growing popularity of the ukulele is being felt worldwide, with sales that have tripled in the past few years and the number of players growing at an astounding rate! Why not! It’s easy and fun to play and small enough to take anywhere!

The BCMC Wednesday After School Uke Club continues to grow and is learning new songs weekly! As you can see, Ukes are now coming in all shapes, styles and sizes. This program provides students with a chance to learn and build self confidence.

Youth Uke Club Underway!

Under the direction of Mike Kligerman, the Youth Uke  Club  met and played for the first time on Wednesday, September 5th at 5:00 pm. This energetic team of youngsters will be meeting after school each Wednesday at 5:00 pm at BlackCat Music Shop. It was so much fun, that even some of the parents picked up a uke and played along! Mike just makes it that darn easy to learn.

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Empowering Youth Through Music!

SingBig! Musical Revue Finale

After two weeks of hard work and devotion, SingBig! Summer Camp came to a close, with a wonderful performance Friday (8/3) at the Ice House! Under the direction of Joel Newman, the girls entertained the audience with a feel good musical revue that showed off the many skills they learned during the camp. Watching the progress from day to day, week to week was a joy to behold.

Not only did the girls expand their musical skills individually, they enjoyed working together as a group and forged some new friendships. Joel was a wonderful teacher and remarked afterwards what a joy it was to work with the group. Many thanks to everyone who helped make SingBig! 2018 a big success. In addition to Joel and Issac for his great volunteer effort with sound, big thanks in order to the Ice House,  The Boys and Girls Club, Adam and Janet from BlackCat Music and a special thank you to Vista Member, Amber Light, for wrapping up her great one year of service with constant support for SingBig!

 

Teacher Workshop – 1/14

With all of the ukuleles in the schools now, we felt it was necessary to have a workshop where any teacher from Morgan County could come in for a couple hours and learn some basics so they can be prepared to use them in their classrooms. On January 14th, we held a two-hour ukulele workshop, led by none other than Mike Kligerman.

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As you can see from the photo above, the turnout was great. Remember those ukuleles we brought to Warm Springs Intermediate School a few months ago for the teachers? If you look closely, you can see a few teachers who brought theirs to learn on. As always, Mike did a fantastic job teaching some basics. Who knows, maybe another workshop is in the future for teachers who weren’t able to make it last Sunday! Keep up with us for other updates on what we have going on! Enjoy another picture of Mike and some of those in the ukulele orchestra in action.

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