Happy New Year to all of you and your families! OUR child
CCC is now EIGHT years old and thanks for nurturing it well all these years
with your enthusiastic support. Sincere thanks to each one of you who attended
our anniversary event to celebrate it Sunday! In spite of the storm warnings,
we had the most number of people attend the event and it surely shows how much
each family value their CCC membership J and make time for our performing
children! Thank you Thank you Thank you!
We introduced two new vocalists, Samhitha and Siddharth,
two new violinists, Urmika and Apurvaa, and one new mrudangist, Sachin. Rest of
the performers showcased an improved rendering since their last CCC
performance! I honestly felt every single performer and accompanist did a
fantastic job and with Godâs grace, we are off to a great start in 2017! One of
our CCC students has offered to write a detailed review of the performances (he
took notes at the event :) so please stand by for that as well!
Smt Kasthuri Shivakumar, our featured guru yesterday,
shared so many important pointers on the topic of ârecordingsâ, which has
become an integral part of music learning for every music learner, young or
old. Pros and Cons of using the recorders to learn, tips to overcome the cons were
so valuable to our learners, and our sincere thanks to Smt Kasthuri for taking
the time to do a great presentation.
Sincere thanks to our volunteers Latha, Veena and Sadhana
for helping me with attendance each month and special thanks to Latha for making
it to the event inspite of the severe jetlag. I rely on their work so much,
given our growth and number of requests I receive so please remember to record
your presence with them when you attend. And, please donât be a member who come
there to just âgiveâ attendance, as listening to live concerts by peers is good
for your own childâs growth (please refer to Sri Gopiâs feature a guru
presentation from last month). Audio/stage team led by Namdev Nayak was almost
in full strength yesterday, thank you team! Big thanks to Srikanth Mahalingam
and Uma Sriram, our Powerpoint volunteers, for helping with the presentation
every month and for accommodating my last minute changes to slides J
you guys are awesome. Barath covered the photography in Prasannaâs absence
yesterday, thank you Barath for always being there when we need you and for capturing the memories with a smile. Anand has
taken over the video excerpts task from Prasanna now, thank you Anand for
shouldering additional responsibilities this year and producing this awesome excerpts clip immediately post event. We also wish
to thank our other core team volunteers, Radha & Vaidy for their help with
maintaining our FB page and budding artists section. Srivatsan came aboard this
year and has been a great resource for us already and we look forward to
working with other new volunteers whoâve signed up to help out in the future.
Please save Sunday February 12th from 2pm to
5pm for our next event!