The absent-minded maestro was racing up New York’s Seventh Avenue to a rehearsal, when a stranger stopped him. “Pardon me,” he said, “can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?”
“Yes,” answered the maestro breathlessly. “Practice!”
We have all heard this wonderful joke. In fact, if you are a musician, you’ve probably told it yourself. Several years ago, I was in New York City walking to the Museum of Modern Art and passed by Carnegie Hall. I stepped inside the front door to take in all of the magic. I even snapped a picture as a keepsake. I now can say, I made it to Carnegie Hall. Well, not quite. But, I could think of no better way to introduce our Mentor program, then to offer the advice given that one hurried day on a street in New York City. Practice! Practice! Practice!
By now, you have read all about the Atlanta Concert Band. You know we are a group of talented musicians, serious about preserving an art form that could easily be lost. More over, we recognize the importance of education and developing future musicians. Each season, we extend a great opportunity to a few high school students.
In the mentor program, high school musicians can join our organization for practice and performance. As you will note from our music library and our performance programs, we play a variety of music. We believe participants in our mentor program benefit from the challenge of our program and performing with great musicians.
If you in interested in joining our mentor program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an interview and audition.
Education Outreach Chair