Dear Fiddlers,

I hope this message finds you all in good spirits and surrounded by the joy of music. Your dedication and efforts continue to bring smiles to many faces, and for that, we are truly grateful. A special note to those who are currently recovering: you are missed dearly, and we send our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Our recent performances have been nothing short of delightful! At Mountain Glen, M/V, we had the pleasure of welcoming Ben on Stand Up Bass, Vern on Banjo, and Micki on Guitar and singing – a wonderful addition to our ensemble. Together with our Mandolin players, Guitars, and the rest of the talented musicians, we serenaded 40 residents with classics like “You Are My Sunshine.” The atmosphere was filled with joy and camaraderie, and it was heartwarming to see so many smiling faces. Though the parking lot was full, the music brought us all together in celebration.

Looking ahead, we have more exciting events and performances on the horizon. Recently, we had a fantastic turnout at Country Meadows, where our talented lineup of musicians, including Ben on Bass, Vern on Banjo, Greg, Steve, Dennis on Mandolin, Dwight, Gary, and Rich on guitar, Peggy on Fiddle, and Forrest on vocals, entertained 35 enthusiastic listeners. A big thank you to all who participated and helped make the event a success!

As we move forward, let’s continue to spread the joy of music and create unforgettable memories together. Stay tuned for upcoming performances and events, and let’s keep the spirit of old-time fiddling alive!

Here’s the schedule for our April 2024 events:

April Events:

  • April 4th (Thursday) 11:30 AM: S/W Senior Center, 715 Pacific St, Sedro Woolley
  • April 5th (Friday) 3:00 PM: La Conner Retd. Inn, 204 N 1st St, La Conner
  • April 11th (Thursday) 2:30 PM: Life Care, M/V 2120 E. Division
  • April 12th (Friday) 6:30 – 9:00 PM: Mt. Vernon Sr. Ctr. Meeting/Jam, 1401 Cleveland Ave
  • April 13th (Saturday) 2:00 – 5:00 PM: Bluegrass Jam @ Rhodes River Ranch Restaurant in Oso, 22016 Entsminger Rd, Arlington
  • April 16th (Tuesday) 2:00 PM: Mira Vista, 300 South 18th St, Mount Vernon
  • April 18th (Thursday) 11:30 AM: S/W Sr. Ctr. 715 Pacific St, Sedro Woolley
  • April 19th (Friday) 3:00 PM: Creekside Retd. Play, 400 Gilkey Rd, Burlington
  • April 25th (Thursday) 3:00 PM: Mtn. Glen, 1810 E Division, MV (Allow time to Park)
  • April 26th (Friday) 6:30 – 9:00 PM: Mt. Vernon Sr. Ctr. Jam, 1401 Cleveland Ave
  • April 30th (Tuesday) 2:00 PM: Country Meadow Village, 1501 Collins Rd, S/W

🌟 Quote of the Month: “Then she took up the bow and began to play. The tone was warm and deep, storied with layers of age.” – Fiddler’s Green, A.S. Peterson

🎶 Reminders:

  • Monthly Jam: Every 2nd and 4th Friday, 6:30 – 9:00 PM, All are welcome! @ M/V Sr. Ctr. 1401 Cleveland Ave, Mount Vernon.

📧 Contact Information:

Music is indeed life, and we encourage you to visit the W.O.T.F.A. Home Website for the Tune of the Month and more musical inspiration.

Wishing you all a blessed Easter weekend filled with music, joy, and fellowship!

Respectfully submitted, On behalf of the Fiddlers, Fred Robbins