Stories tagged with: music

October 31, 2010 - 7:48pm
5 years 15 weeks ago

The olympics are right around the corner for some local piano students.

The Scale Olympics that is. The competition tests students' technique and theory. It's held every two years. Close to 400 students from around Central East Ohio will be competing, including five local students, who are taught by teacher, Suzanne Burg. She says learning the theory behind the music is very important.

"The songs are important, but if they don't have the theory or the technical skills to...

September 25, 2010 - 7:39pm
5 years 20 weeks ago

It's the oldest continuously running marching band show in the state of Ohio.

The 48th annual Bonanza of Bands was held at Sulsberger Stadium in Zanesville, with 18 marching bands competing. While most of the students were from area schools, some also traveled up from Marietta and Pickerington as well.

"It's a rush. It's so exciting to be out there, to be performing for this entire audience. It takes a lot of skill and feels so great to know that we've done that. We've put...

September 5, 2010 - 9:43pm
5 years 23 weeks ago

It's a unique, American art form that developed back in the 1940's and 1950's, but thanks to the Newark-Granville Symphony and Dawes Aboretum, local residents are getting a taste of Bluegrass music.

It only takes five basic instruments to bring Bluegrass music to life...the fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, and banjo. You combine those with some singing, and you're ready to hit the stage.

"Bluegrass is really about energy, excitement, and based a little on improvisation. So it...

August 15, 2010 - 9:36pm
5 years 26 weeks ago

Some local residents at Zane Landing Park are taking a step back in time.

The Simcox Big Band performed a free concert that had many tunes dating back to the 1940's and 1950's. Dan Kocher of Zanesville says it was nice to pull up a chair and enjoy music that was popular when he was a teen.

"When I was in high school, we went to a couple places, all of us went, and we even remember that it was called teen time. All the young people went down to the Y, sang, and dances. It was...

June 13, 2010 - 6:42pm
5 years 35 weeks ago

The "Creating Artists, Stimulating Success" or C.A.S.S. Camp is back for its 7th year, and it's growing in size.

It's typically known for its focus on performing arts because kids get to explore the genres of classical, jazz, and gospel music. They also experience different instruments.

"We are musical beings. They way we walk, talk, and our heartbeats. Music is in all of us. Everyone likes some style. So, it's nice to be educated, and it's just a fun element. It's...

May 12, 2010 - 4:28pm
5 years 39 weeks ago

Students were singing along and clapping their hands today at Hopewell Elementary School. They call themselves the Alato Trio and they're an outreach educational group as well as a performance trio. Music Director of the Southeast Symphony Orchestra and a member of the group, Laura Schumann, says that children need great music.

"To have a bassoon come in for school children and for them to be able to see that up close is just wonderful" says Schumann.

During the...

April 18, 2010 - 7:59pm
5 years 43 weeks ago

Students and musicians at Muskingum University played beautiful music Sunday afternoon to commemorate a well-loved professor.

Doctor William Schlacks passed away unexpectedly at the beginning of the school year.

"We are still all reeling from it and we just wanted to pay honor to him by having this concert this afternoon," says Don Kason the Interim Director of Wind and Percussion Ensemble.

Doctor Schlacks taught music education, conducting and music...

October 11, 2009 - 5:23pm
6 years 18 weeks ago

Music and applause could be heard coming from Roger's Auction Barn in Adamsville Sunday.

The 24th annual Muskingum County Music Hall of Fame Day celebrated Zanesville musicians with live performances and inducted three people in a surprise celebration.

"Arthur Danison and he is the only full fledged member going in and we have honorary members and these are people that, a lot of them are like wives of members, there are two honorary members being taken in today. Their...

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