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Music Marathon a huge success

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Thanks to a roomful of pianists, jazzists, a foot-stomping blue grass group, colorful folk dancers, violinists, a violist, a piccolo trumpet master, and some great guitarists, for your outstanding performances last month in the fourth annual Music Marathon for UNM-LA Scholarships.
And thank you, the citizens of Los Alamos, for supporting this good cause.
More than 100 of you came to listen and donated some $900 to the fund.
And we’ll thank you in advance on behalf of that happy scholar who will receive the funds.
Thanks, also, to the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association for paying to have the piano tuned by James Beinke; to Robin Gurule for her eight gallons of wonderful green chile stew; and to Drs. Tom Csanadi and Marvel Harrison for bringing the delicious chocolate mint brownies.
Performers were:
Robin Gurule, piano with Peter McLachlan, piccolo trumpet.
Piano students Karin Ebey (NM composition representative), Sonja Ebey, Natalie Crawford, Megan Crawford, Lucas Yeager, William Dale and Joseph Dale.
Claudia Hilko, piano duo with Juanita Madland. Claudia and Bob Hilko then danced a Mazurka (a Polish folk dance) to Juanita’s Madland’s accompaniment of a Chopin Mazurka.
The Little Piano Group played a selection of other Chopin Mazurkas: Rheta Moazzami, Judy Hutson, Juanita Madland, Darien Raistrick, Robin Gurule, Claudia Hilko and Phyllis Slattery.
Richard Hannemann sang and played a variety of songs on guitar.
Darien Raistrick played Mozart and Chopin piano solos.
Violinist Rachel Hixson and Violist Bill Houston performed a duet.
Cathy Turner, pianist, performed a selection of more contemporary pieces on piano.
Mezzo soprano Alicia Solomon with Juanita Madland, piano, performed today Fuller Lodge Brown Bag performance.
Rebecca Caron from Taos was on the program to perform, but was called away for a family emergency.
Viol player David Hanson played early music pieces.
Strung Out Bluegrass group: Mike Bremer, Dave Dillman, Cindy Harris, Bob Harris, Matthew Hecht, Bob MacFarlane, Jackie MacFarlane, Jon Rubins.
A talented high school chorale composed of Sapahn Kellogg, Lauren Hargraves, Jacqui Hargraves and Elsa Guinoiseau sang a lovely medley.
Pianist Frances Meier played Bartok and Debussy and was joined in a duet by husband and guitarist, Mike Meier.
Juanita repeated a part of a concert recently given in the Midwest.
The Caig Martin Experience jazz band: Craig Martin, tenor sax, Quinn Marksteiner, alto sax, Carl Hagelberg, trumpet, Mike Rogers, guitar, Aaron Anderson, keyboard, Rob Heineman, bass, John Frary, drums.
You’re a great audience, Los Alamos.
Juanita Madland and Rheta Moazzami,
coordinators