February 14-16, 2020

Florida Fiddle Fest

01. Instrument Classes Offered

VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO OR BASS

02. Jam with us!

BANJO, GUITAR, UKULELE, FLUTE/WHISTLE, MANDOLIN, HARP, SPOONS, WASHBOARD

February 14-16, 2020

Florida Fiddle Fest

Florida Fiddle Fest, in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, is an offspring of the Walker Family Band Fiddle Camp in Blowing Rock.

Several years ago, a need was expressed to meet mid-year, even if only for a few days, to keep the harmony flowing. Florida seemed the perfect choice, and February the perfect time, so our Florida Fiddle Fest has always been on the three-day weekend mid-month. It has grown, but mostly just by word of mouth. Several of our friends also come north from southern Florida to share the weekend with us here.

FaCULTY

For the Love of Music

Scott Walker

Greensboro, NC

Cello, Fiddle Guitar

Landon Walker

Greensboro, NC

Bass, Penny Whistle, Accordion

Jennie Brunner

Asheville, NC

Fiddle, Suzuki violin

Linda Minke

Neptune Beach, FL

Cello, Ukulele, Music Fundamentals

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Florida Fiddle Fest

Several years ago, a need was expressed to meet mid-year, even if only for a few days, to keep the harmony flowing. Florida seemed the perfect choice, and February the perfect time, so our Florida Fiddle Fest has always been on the three-day weekend mid-month. It has grown, but mostly just by word of mouth. Several of our friends also come north from southern Florida to share the weekend with us here.

General Workshop Schedule

Friday, February 14

Happy Valentine’s Day!

4 pm Orchestra rehearsal OR Waldorf/Dalcroze

6 pm Potluck Dinner with Jamming (please bring a covered dish and beverage. We’ll supply water, but please bring your own cup or water bottle to refill!)

7 pm Faculty Performance

7:30 Family Contra Dancing

 

Saturday, February 15

(subject to change)

9:30 am -10:00 meet, greet in the Community Room

10:00-10:50 Landon discusses Jam Session Etiquette OR Dalcroze and other musical activities for children 10 and under

11am – noon classes by instrument and level (TBD)

noon to 1 pm Lunch

1pm – 2pm Please choose from: Playing by Ear with Landon and Philip; Scottish and Old Time music with Aisha; Irish music with Scott; Singing with Jennie; Ukulele with Linda

2:10 pm -3:00 pm Jam Bands (smaller groups are formed to create their own unique arrangements of designated tunes)

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Snack, Instrument Zoo (deadline to sign up to perform at Sunday’s Fundraiser)

3:30 pm – 4:50 pm Orchestra OR Beginners’ class

5 pm Presentations (a casual performance to recap highlights from the classes. Orchestra performs, family and friends are encouraged to attend. We’ll end with Sasha, a dance.)

6:30 pm Dinner (potluck, byob) with jamming at the Trem residence near Hodges and Beach Blvd.

 

Sunday, February 16

3 pm Rehearsal, 4:30 pm Performance in St Augustine Students (sign up on Saturday) play with faculty for Fundraiser for Audubon Society in a beautiful historic home.