Junior B Sharp was established in 1916 for talented music students in the Utica area to augment the musical offerings of the schools and private music teachers. Through regular monthly meetings, Jr B Sharp gives its members opportunities for solo and chamber music performance, contact with other outstanding area music students, as well as involvement in special feature programs and workshops presented by guest professionals.
Monthly Meetings are held at various venues throughout the Utica area. They include a short business segment, followed by student performances, culminating with a guest speaker / performer presentation of musical interest. Student officers are elected by the membership.
Community Service Programs
Students participate in Community Outreach performances.
Annual Benefit Concert
Each year the students select a charitable organization and donate the proceeds from the benefit concert. Recent charities include:
The Heifer Project
Doctors Without Borders
House of the Good Shepherd
Feed out Vets
Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
The Rescue Mission
For questions about Jr. B Sharp, contact Sar-Shalom Strong at email@example.com or
Kathy Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org
ODE TO MUSIC
Music, her lilting sway
inspires us to love, to fill our souls with
and for those noble few who
spend their life in this pursuit,
they know the humble awe it is
to lie swaddled in its gossamer embraces
and to lie at its
broad, sun-warmed shore
lapped by its eternal waves
washed o'er with beauty
and what folly it is to think ourselves apart
for this immutable language is
forged of our deepest
of our highest graces,
and forever utterly candid,
she allows to shine our truest heart.