Music Appreciation
Performing Opportunities in Florida
Lake Winds Homschool Band
Lake Winds is a concert band located in northern Lake County, Florida. Musicians are 9-18 year olds that are either home schooled or attending a private school that does not offer a music program. Lake Winds has a full complement of instruments including brass, woodwind and percussion and strives to be a musical ambassador to the community showcasing the wonders and possibilities of music making by home school and private school youth.
Things to See & Do in Florida
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
Situated on the banks of the legendary Suwannee River, this center honors the memory of American composer Stephen Foster, who wrote "Old Folks at Home," the song that made the river famous. The museum features exhibits about Foster's most famous songs and his music can be heard emanating from the park's 97-bell carillon throughout the day. In Craft Square, visitors can watch demonstrations of quilting, blacksmithing, stain glass making, and other crafts, or visit the gift shop. Hiking, bicycling, canoeing, and wildlife viewing are popular activities. Miles of trails wind through some of the most scenic areas of North Florida.
The Ritz Theatre and Museum
Our permanent museum collection presents the history of Northeast Florida's African American community, featuring a walk through old LaVilla and a dynamic multi-media display highlighting brothers James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson, Jacksonville native sons and composers of "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing." The Museum Gallery showcases a variety of changing art exhibits throughout the year. Guided tours are led by trained docents who will provide information about the exhibits featured in the museum.
Resources
Alan Jemison Music
Catholic publisher of the best and most affordable music instruction materials for homeschoolers and self-learners. Publisher of the most comprehensive collection of hymn arrangements for piano.
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