MFMC Music Notes

Spring 2017

President's Message

The convention is swiftly approaching. The deadline for the block of rooms at the Comfort Inn Boonville is tomorrow (May 1st). Deadline for the registration is May 10th. See below for more details. I hope to see many of you there!

Tentative Schedule

Central Methodist University
Fayette, MO

Thursday, May 18
7:30 pm State Board Meeting, Megraw House

Friday, May 19 - Swinney Conservatory of Music
8:45 AM Registration begins
9:00 AM Opening Session
10:10 AM Musical Interlude
Noon Luncheon
1:00 PM Together We Sing
1:30 PM Afternoon session
2:45 PM Musical Interlude
4:00 PM Adjourn to check out area options
6:00 PM Banquet
7:30 PM Concert: Drs Jon & Mia Hynes

Saturday, May 20 - Swinney Conservatory of Music
8:45 AM Registration
9:00 AM Memorial Service
9:30 AM Morning Session
10:30 AM Musical Interlude
11:30 AM Installation of Officers/Silent Auction closes
Noon Luncheon
1:30 PM State Juniors Competition

2017 MFMC Convention registration is due by May 10th.

I have held a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn Booneville for $109.99/night held until May 1st. Call 660-882-5317 and ask for the MFMC rate. Deadline is May 1st. Another alternative is staying in the dorm at $30/night, however you will need to bring your own pillow and linens. Contact Julie Watson for more details.

Opera in the Ozarks Silent Auction

Clubs are asked to bring a themed basket for the silent auction for IPFAC/Opera in the Ozarks. This is another way to contribute to our summer music center.

Is your club a Gold Club?

Clubs were challenged to submit reports this year. Those that submit 10 or more will be recognized as a Gold Club. Clubs submitting 5 or more will be recognized as Silver clubs and 3 or more will be Bronze clubs. There are still multiple reports due now or within the next 15 days: Folk Music Report, Chapter PPA Report, Radio/Television report, Internet report, Newspaper report, Senior Club Rating report, American Women Composer report, American Music Jr Club report, American Music NFMC Club award. Check the website for chairman details.

National Music Week

May 7-14, 2017 Theme: Music...An Adventure for Life

Are you or your club planning to participate? To be ELIGIBLE for awards, you must mention the National Federation of Music Clubs and National Music Week in the program. Be sure to send the report and programs to Donna Kinslow by May 31st.
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NFMC Biennial Convention

NFMC Biennial Convention is June 20-24 at the Crowne Plaza Dayton, Ohio. I have to say your knowledge and appreciation for this organization will expand tremendously! There will be amazing concerts, enlightening workshops and opportunities to learn more about the many facets of the Federation. The more the merrier – so bring a friend! Registration details are available on the national website as well as the latest Music Clubs Magazine. Hotel cut-off is May 26th. Voting credentials and meal ticket requests due by June 1st.
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Federation Days at Opera in the Ozarks

Plans are under way for our Federation Days planned for July 19-22, 2017 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. Operas for this season include Marriage of Figaro, Susannah, Carmen and the children's opera Jack and the Beanstalk. Our National guest this time will be the National Recording Secretary Jeanne Hryneweike and her husband Richard. If you have ever attended, you will know it is 3 days of amazing musical talent with just a little bit of meetings. Missouri is sponsoring the Saturday Luncheon. We’d love to have a great showing. The performance auditorium is now air conditioned, so come and experience the talent your money is supporting! Reserve your room now by asking for the IPFAC rate! The hotel does get busy!….. We expect the invitation call very soon.

The ArkansasGives event was a huge success! We raised over $45,000 total. Wow! Thanks to all that contributed! We appreciate your generosity!