With stay-at-home orders in place, students still want to make music with their teachers and with their peers. Fairview High School students in Boulder decided to try a “virtual choir.” Virtual ensembles, including choirs, are a huge trend worldwide, allowing musicians to collaborate with their friends, bandmates, or favorite artists from home. But putting together a collaboration of 15-plus people requires a lot of time, a hefty budget, and in this case, a supportive community.Continue reading
Month: June 2020
Band Together: National Independent Venue Association Saves Our Stages
“There was no one to speak for us,” Stephen Chilton said. “Everyone was talking about the big events and festivals, and no one was talking about the mid-size venues and clubs.”
Chilton heads the National Independent Venue Association which is fighting to #SaveOurStages in the fallout of coronavirus repercussions.
“What is the most unsafe thing right now? It’s mass gatherings, and we produce mass gatherings,” he said.
In two months time, more than 1,600 have joined NIVA, but it still pales in comparison to the thousands in the restaurant industry.Continue reading
June 2020 – The Fate of Festival Future
In This Issue: Music School Goes Online | National Independent Venue Association | VIVIAN | A.M. Pleasure Assassins | Andy Sydow | 105.5 The Colorado Sound’s My5 Continue reading