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Britt Buzz April 2021

 
Happy New Year
 
 

Spring is here! 

We are still hopeful to be able to bring music to the Britt Hill this summer. Plans are in the works for a variety of events, yet we are not able to announce concerts at this time. We truly look forward to seeing you on our hill, enjoying your favorite artists with family and friends. Until then, here’s what we have to report...

 On the Hill

 Volunteer at Britt

 April Education Updates

 Become a Member

 Britt Resilience Investment Team - Thank You!

 April Trivia Question

 
 
On the Hill
 
 

Have you ever wondered what happens on the Britt hill in the off-season? Of course, there’s much planning for summer events, but have you wondered about the hill?
 
Over autumn and winter on Britt hill, Jacksonville’s wild turkeys migrate to some yet quieter protected country, deer enjoy an abundance of dropped apples, and the lawn goes dormant while the oak leaves fall.
 
During the past winter, crew at the pavilion removed more than 30 cubic yards of leaf and yard debris from the grounds. They winterized outbuildings, mitigated erosion in a few garden beds, attended to a small fleet of Britt trucks and tools, and made maintenance repairs and updates, including swapping light bulbs to more energy-efficient LED bulbs.
 
We have a little fun in the off-season, too. Britt’s guitar, bass amps, and B-3 organ with Leslie cabs, our ‘backline’ in industry terms, are periodically powered on and given a whirl.
 
Come February and March, flickers, those oddball woodpeckers who’ve had free flight over the hill all winter, share space with returning robins, and an occasional bald eagle enjoys a less turbulent spring day in the Rogue Valley.
 
Some of you have passed through too, perhaps on a Jacksonville Woodlands hike. Maybe you’ve paused on the hill for a beautiful view and reminisced about live music, magical summer nights, and dreamed of a wonderful future…
 
We look forward to seeing you again on the hill. Thank you for supporting our beautiful venue!
 
Schraepfer Harvey
Production Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

 
Volunteer at Britt
 

Have you considered becoming a Britt volunteer?

Each season, Britt depends on our esteemed volunteers to create a better Britt Experience for all - scanning tickets, renting chairs and cushions, selling raffle tickets, and assisting patrons, just to name just a few of the many available opportunities. Britt exists because of the support of dedicated volunteers like you!

Britt Society dues are $10 annually. If you’re a current Britt member, you don’t need to pay the annual dues. To learn more and join our team of volunteers, contact Volunteer Coordinator Schraepfer Harvey at harvey@brittfest.org

 
 
 

April Education Updates

 
Bridge Series

We welcome The Mill City String Quartet to our Britt Bridge Series this month! Many local students had classroom visits from this quartet in February of 2019, and we are so glad that they are available to be a part of our virtual April offerings.
 
All Britt Bridge videos are available to everyone for FREE. If you missed any of the videos we've shared since last October, you can go here to see the entire playlist!

Scout's Sing-a-long Songs

Have you heard about Scout’s Sing-a-long Songs?

Originally made just for BrittKids Klub members, we’re now sharing them with everyone! Click here to watch last year’s Sing-a-long Song videos. We will share new videos each month in future editions of the Britt Buzz. All you have to do to be the first to see each new Sing-a-long Song video is join the BrittKids Klub!
 
You can download FREE lyric sheets to go along with the videos too:

Support Our Mission

Looking for fun activities? We have lots of free things to do that you can download from the BrittKids Klub page on our website. Discover tons of coloring sheets, activity sheets, and lyric sheets for our Sing-a-long Songs with new sheets available every month!

Keep Britt Education programs free by donating today! 

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Membership
 

Become a Member Today

2021 Membership is now available. Membership provides you an opportunity to support the Britt Music and Arts Festival, including our Orchestra and Education programs while getting some benefits in return. Donations to membership by people like you help to enhance all that Britt offers the community. We invite you to invest in the arts. Don’t wait. Become a Member today!

 
No Smoking or Vaping of Any Kind

Attention: Britt is now a fully non-smoking venue. No smoking or vaping of any kind is allowed on the Britt Pavilion grounds.

 
 

Thanks to our Britt Resilience Investment Team (BRIT) participants

Britt Resilience Investment Team

These BRIT participants are helping us bridge 2020 and 2021. Their investment in Britt Music & Arts Festival will support the resilience of the Rogue Valley economy and will ensure music and arts in our future. 

Please thank and support these businesses:

 
Toyota
 
Diversity Home Lending
Pacific Retirement Services
Androit Construction
Freight Logistics
Medical Eye Center
Welburn Electric, Inc.
James M. Collier
Hunter Communications
KDP Certified Public Accountants, LLP
Dutch Bros Coffee
Southern Oregon Subaru
 
 
Britt Trivia
 
Family Night 2019 - Photo courtesy of Jay Neuman

During the 2019 Britt Festival Orchestra Season’s Family Night, two children’s stories were performed. Peter and the Wolf (southern Oregon style) and a piece written by Britt’s 2019 Conductor/Composer Fellow, Caroline Shaw. What is the title of the piece that was performed (and the book it was based on)?

The 3rd person to email Britt’s Director of Marketing, Mike G, with the correct song title will win a pair of Britt Wine Glasses. 

 
 

Note: Britt Trivia winners who have won within the past six months are not eligible to win this month’s prize.

Photo courtesy of Jay Neuman

 
 
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