November Newsletter

Who Gets to Be a Musician?

When I was growing up, practice was a battle of wills between my mom and me. She won some battles; I almost won sometimes. I began playing cello primarily because I knew I would never be better than my sister at violin. She worked harder — a lot harder — so she was always going to be better. I wasn't really happy about ... CONTINUE READING

How Thanksgiving Became an Official Holiday!

Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays celebrated throughout the United States. One of the first documented Thanksgiving celebrations took place in 1621, when Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared a feast together. But the banquet, which celebrated the colonists' first successful harvest, wasn't just one large meal, nor did it last for only one day; in fact, the feast lasted for three days ... CONTINUE READING

A Historic Veterans Day

This year, Veterans Day takes on particular historic significance: Nov. 11, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War. Countries around the world will commemorate the signing of this peace agreement with moments of silence, centennial ceremonies, and historical exhibits ... CONTINUE READING

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