Yesterday VCMA was featured in The Lorain Morning Journal in their living section. The article highlights the diversity in the groups membership and musical selctions. Here are a couple excerpts from the article:
The Vermilion Community Music Association grew from its initial focus on the concert band to include two other performing groups, a mixed chorus and the WindJammer Big Band, which specializes in the swinging dance music, popular songs and jazz of the 1930s and later. No dues are paid, but musicians are asked to bring their own music stands and a sense of humor.
Musicians hail from areas around Vermilion including Sandusky, Elyria, Ashland and Lorain. The earnest Christmas music, with all its promise of peace and redemption, offers a welcome reprieve from the argumentative ad campaigns of another political season and the relentless drumbeat of a plunging stock market.
I missed being quoted in the article since I took an extra day to get back to him. My 13 year old sister was also going to be interview, but there seem to be a problem with her phone. Regardless this is a boon for the VCMA and it’s great that we have been noticed.
I also did a similar write-up for the VCMA’s new blog.