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About the Twenty-Ninth Annual Texas Toot

November 19 - 21, 2004

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Please register by November 1!

Texas Toot Time!

The 29th Annual Fall Texas Toot will be held at the Lakeview Conference Center, south of Palestine in northeast Texas, from Friday night, November 19, until the afternoon of Sunday, November 21. Frances Blaker, our featured recorder faculty member for the last few years returns and Jan Jackson, Dale Taylor, and Frank Shirley return to provide the rest of the instruction on recorders. In addition, Tom Zajac returns to teach reed instruments like shawms and krumhorns. Plus, we have three new faculty members: Karen Burciaga and Barbara Coeyman come to lead the viols and fiddles, and Judith Overcash will teach voice and ensemble. Regulars Becky Baxter and Therese Honey will offer instruction on harp, Bruce Brogdon on lute, and Danny Johnson on voice.

In addition to classes, there will be English country dancing, a faculty concert, Boulder Early Music Shop, the famous/infamous Great Texas Krumhorn Konklave, Dale Taylor's instrument repair emporium, refreshments, and more.

Not only will you be able to take part in intensified classes and playing sessions, you'll be entertained and entertaining - so be sure to get your reservations and deposits in as soon as possible.

Volunteering to Help

Another long-standing Toot policy is that of volunteerism. If you can help with the snacks in the break-room (either by helping to set out the food or help with clean-up, etc.) then please let us know in advance and if you are able to provide some snacks (drinks are always welcome too) then please be in touch. After a rousing Krumhorn Konklave, there's nothing that cheers the soul better than a batch of home made brownies or chocolate-chip cookies! Be creative and generous!

General Schedule

  • Friday Evening: Large Group play-in, followed by dancing
  • Friday really late: Pick-up groups
  • Saturday during the day: Classes
  • Saturday Evening: Madrigal singing, Concert, dancing, Krumhorn Konclave
  • Saturday really late: Pick-up groups (or sleep, if you must)
  • Sunday Morning: Large Group

Register Online!        Class Descriptions
Please register by November 1!

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