Hello KCRB Students and Families!

              I couldn’t be happier with how the Fall recitals went a few weekends ago!  Our students did a wonderful job and it was truly inspiring to see their performances.  We’ve had many of our students for years, and I get pretty choked up as I watch their musical skill bloom before my eyes.  What an honor it is to be part of their musical journey!

Monday Night Band

Now, we are about to enter one of the most festive musical seasons of the year!  Kansas City is brimming with performances for Christmas.  Going to a live music performance is an education in itself, plus it’s so fun!  I hope you can check out a few shows!

The Doo Wop Project Christmas – Kauffman Center – 12/2 – 8:00pm
Ring in the holiday season with The Doo Wop Project’s brand new ‘Holiday Pops’ concert with the Kansas City Symphony!

Tuba Christmas – Crown Center Square – 12/9 – 12:00pm
Free outdoor performance (weather permitting) by a whole bunch o’ tubas and the KC Symphony.  And if you play tuba or euphonium, register in advance to join in with this one-of-a-kind Christmas music event! 

KC Symphony Christmas Festival – Kauffman Center – 12/15–12/18
Beautiful arrangements of carols and songs of the season are performed by your KC Symphony, Symphony Chorus and amazing special guests.  Bring your family to experience the concert that feels like Christmas!

Christmas at Evangel – Evangel Church – 12/18 –  9:00am, 10:45am, & 6:00pm
Evangel’s Christmas concert is back! This is a free Christmas concert for everyone to celebrate the Christmas season together with the Evangel Worship Choir and Orchestra.  (Evangel Church is the location we rent teaching space from.)

The Wires: A Winter Solstice Concert – The Pilgrim Chapel – 12/22 7:00-8:00pm
Alternative string duo, The Wires, perform beautiful renditions of traditional winter music.   Free, but ticketed, event.  Get tickets at Eventbrite!

And that’s just a few!   We are so thankful for each of you, and hope your holidays are wonderful!

Laura Lee Crandall, owner KCRB
lauralee@kcrockband.com – (816)419-8526

 Student of the Month – Judah Morris

Judah Morris has been taking piano lessons at KCRB for six months and is doing great!  His teacher, Xu Zheng, chose him because he enjoys playing and is very dedicated!

      Awesome job, Judah! Here’s a little more about him:

Age and grade: 6 ½ years old, in 1st grade
Why did you start taking lessons?
          I’m going to be in a band
What’s your favorite song learned so far?  Party Song
What do you like about music?  It’s fun!
What’s your favorite book? Dogman
What do you want to be when you grow up? Professional pianist
Any advice for other student musicians? 
          Practice every day!

          Way to go, Judah!  We’re so proud of you!

Fall Recitals were a huge success!