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.
The third Saturday in March, 3/16/13, is designated "Recorder Day," when individuals and chapters around the world are encouraged to play Will Ayton's setting of the Sephardic tune “Porque Llorax.” (click arrow to play mp3)
listen to or download a midi file of the tune. Here is the printed score of Porque Llorax. (pdf)
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 doc.PDF
March Membership Special
ARS holds a Membership Special during "Play-the-Recorder-Month". New members, or members that have lapsed for more than 2 years, may join the ARS for $35. That's a 25% savings off the normal price of $45. Join online here, or send your Membership Special Application (PDF) to the ARS office by March 31st.
Plan your next celebration
See our Timeline (PDF) for planning your events.
May we suggest a Press Release (Word doc) (PDF) to the local media and the use of a Public Service Announcement (Word doc) (PDF) to publicize your events?