May 21, 2014
Don’t miss out! Register now for Island Strings Summer Camp, set to begin on June 24.
Last year’s Island Strings Summer Camp was very nearly filled up. Register your child now and ensure a place in June’s summer camp.
Read MORE information here about the summer camp.
There are even scholarships available as follows:
ISLAND STRINGS SUMMER DAY CAMP SCHOLARSHIP — Scholarships are available for pre-twinkle camp $50.00 (with a $15 payment for registration fees) and full camp $100.00 (with a $25 payment for registration fees). Scholarships will be awarded to families with genuine financial need plus musical motivation. Applicants should live on Whidbey Island and must have a current $25.00 Island Strings Activity fee card. Here’s the application (It will open in a new window.)
ISLAND STRINGS START-UP KIT SCHOLARSHIP — Start-Up kits are scholarships for getting new students one month of lessons and instrument rental at reduced rates. A typical month of lessons and instrument rental average about $125.00. Start-Up kit scholarships range between $50.00 and $100.00 depending on genuine financial need plus musical motivation. Applicants should live on Whidbey Island and if awarded, will be required to pay a $25.00 annual Island Strings Activity fee. Here is the application. The application will open in a new window.
This year’s summer camp features the music of Pete Seeger, along with American folk music in general. We’re looking forward to a great time at the music camp
May 20, 2014
Great news! Former Islands Strings student Kalob Tatum will start school in the fall at Manhattan School of Music, seeking a BA in Classical Violin Performance. Kalob had also been accepted at the Aaron Copland School of Music at the City University of New York. Congratulations, Kalob, after all your hard work and diligence!
May 1, 2014
A 40th anniversary — time to reflect on the great times and stories that have filled the years.
Whidbey Life has a wonderful article online telling two stories . . .
. . . the history of Island Strings, and Linda Good’s life in music. It begins:
Creating a ‘Good’ Story—Part 2: Linda
BY RUSSELL CLEPPER Whidbey Life Magazine Contributor April 30, 2014
As a little girl, Linda Good would come from Seattle to visit family on Whidbey Island and
would play for hours on the beaches and in the forests, letting her imagination
run with her. She and her two brothers pretended an old,… Read on
April 29, 2014
Last Friday evening, Island Strings was presented with a $500 grant from Whidbey Life magazine.
It’s the latest and a very special highlight marking Island Strings’ 40th anniversary.
The occasion: the April 25 celebration of Whidbey Life’s first print issue.
Island Strings co-founder Linda Good received the check to the applause of the celebrants.
April 15, 2014
Don’t miss these upcoming Island Strings performances:
Sunday, May 4, 2014 — May Pole celebration at the Tilth Farmers Market at 12 noon.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 — Music Festival at South Whidbey High School.
April 15, 2014
Linda Good and Island Strings performing on the opening day of Whidbey Earth & Ocean Month.
There was lots of music making that day, April 5, 2014, at the Bayview Cash Store.
Scroll down for more images from the performance
April 11, 2014
Join the fun as we celebrate American Folk Music!
Learn songs and games from American Folk Heroes like
PETE SEEGER and/or traditional fiddle or Suzuki music
for violin, viola, cello, ukulele and guitar.
Tuesday – Friday
June 24 – 27
9AM to 1PM
Four half-day classes
$115 (by June 1)
$125 (after June 1)
Four 1-hour group lessons
$55 (by June 1)
$65 (after June 1)
Use this Registration Form or call 360-221-6932. Located in Freeland, ages 3-12.
April 7, 2014
Whidbey Island’s month-long Earth Day festivities began on Saturday, April 5, and Island Strings was there.
String instrument students treated celebrants to an hour of music at the Bay View Cash Store.
Below, some images from the event:
Linda Good, Island Strings Co-Founder
March 27, 2014
This Sunday afternoon, March 30: “For Pete’s Sake,” honoring the life and legacy of Pete Seeger . . . an afternoon and evening of song-swapping and story-telling.
Where: Deer Lagoon Grange in Langley on South Whidbey Island.
It all begins at 3 p.m. That’s Sunday afternoon, March 30, 2014 at the Deer Lagoon Grange.
March 27, 2014
April is Whidbey Earth & Ocean Month — with presentations on climate change, art exhibits, field trips, birding, wine tasting and more.
It all begins Saturday, April 5.
Specially recommended: the Annual Peace Picture on April 5 at 1 p.m. at the Bayview Cash Store. Immediately afterward: the art show “Earth: Artists Reflect & Respond.”
Below is a calendar of events.
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