The Augusta Art Guild present “A Taste of Strings,” April 20, 10 a.m., at the Augusta Independent School Gym.
Continuing its mission to bring arts to the community, the Augusta Art Guild’s Cultural Outreach Program is proud to host the St. Michael String Project at the Augusta Independent School. Specially created for this event, the performance is designed to give the students a taste of what learning and performing the violin is like.
The String Project was founded in 2016 by musician/music teacher Harry Pedigo. A native of Ripley, Ohio, Harry has performed in numerous venues from Nashville, Ind., to Beanblossom, Ind., playing old-time fiddle and bluegrass. He has just completed his first EP of original fiddle music and will be performing it around the tri-state this summer.
The St. Michael String Project was created with one objective in mind -to get instruments into the hands of students at St. Michael Catholic School in Ripley. Students from first to eighth grades are provided with instruments ranging from ukuleles and guitars to dulcimers and violins. These students have now performed on live radio, at community events and festivals.
Harry sums up his philosophy about teaching music by saying “why talk about music when you can play it?”
This will be the 17th event sponsored by the Augusta Guild’s Cultural Outreach Program which has hosted performances from ballet and opera to Shakespeare. These cultural opportunities have been made possible by the generous donations of guild members, Alan and Jo Ann Tongret.
The performance is geared for all ages and is open to the public.
Please check in at the front school office if attending. For more information contact Del Tongret at 765-720-7594.