2015 Play-the-Recorder-Month

 
Play the Recorder Month-2015


Recorder players from across North America celebrate March as "Play-the-Recorder Month" (PtRM). Many ARS chapters plan special concerts and presentations to illustrate the versatility and beauty of this wonderful instrument.

Recorder Day!

The third Saturday in March, 3/21/2015, is designated "Recorder Day," when individuals and chapters around the world are encouraged to play the Excellentia piece by Gary Gazlay.
Excellentia was awarded honorable mention in the 2014 ARS is 75! composition contest.This piece has been chosen in celebration of ARS is 75! in 2014. You will find the printed music in the Winter 2014 issue of American Recorder Newsletter in the center spread, pages 4-6. It can also be downloaded here as a standalone pdf.

T
he ARS is winding up its celebration of 75 years as an organization dedicated to promoting the excellence of our beloved instrument, so it is fitting that this aggressive and flashy piece was selected for Play-the-Recorder Month, showing the instrument at its most confident. Indeed, bass drums (or cannons, or even stomping) would not be out of place at the rhythmic hit points, such as in measures 1-5 in the tenor and bass, or in measures 17-21 in the soprano and alto. Excellentia is dedicated to the members of the American Recorder Society. It is the composer’s hope that this piece will provide the ARS membership with a celebratory song that they will cherish and enjoy, as well as provide music educators with a teaching tool that can be used to motivate and encourage their students.


Play-the-Recorder Month Contest

Chapters and consorts may submit a Play-the-Recorder Month Contest Entry Form on their activities to be eligible for prizes for the "Most Creative Event" contest. The deadline for the contest in April 15. Contest Entry Form: Word format  PDF format.


Plan your next celebration

See our Downloadable Timeline for planning your events.

May we suggest a Downloadable Sample Press Release to the local media and the use of a Public Service Announcement to publicize your events? Download the sample PSA here>>>


Recruit new members!

ARS has a Membership Special during "Play-the-Recorder-Month". New members, or Lapsed members (have lapsed for more than 2 year), may join the ARS for $40. That's a 20% savings off the normal price of $50. Send your Membership Special Application (PDF) to the ARS office by March 31st.

Play-the-Recorder Month Contest

Chapters and consorts should submit a Play-the-Recorder Month Contest Entry Form (PDF or Word) on their activities to be eligible for prizes for the "Most Creative Event" contest. The deadline for the contest is April 15th.

For more information about Play-the-Recorder Month, contact the ARS office at ARS.Recorder@AmericanRecorder.org