FROM THE DEAN:
We come to the end of another season. It is time to recognize that we had a wonderful year of programs and camaraderie. Everyone on the board has done a great job of providing the membership with opportunities to grow in knowledge, experience and relationships. We owe everyone that served this year a great deal of gratitude in working for the good of the chapter. As members I hope that you have received value and merit in belonging to the AGO.
A reminder that our last meeting of the year will be a social potluck at St. Michaels and All Angels on Nall Ave in Mission Kansas at 6:30 pm. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share; the chapter will supply the main dish and table settings. Mingle and spend some time with colleagues and friends.
Please consider serving your fellow members by volunteering. Many of our members are contributing hours of time for the 2018 National Convention. This is a huge undertaking that will showcase the Greater Kansas City Chapter. In addition, we still need to provide for monthly meetings and to run the business of the chapter while the convention committee works on this one big week in 2018. So please get involved with your chapter, for it is true “It is in giving that we receive.”
Thank you all for this exhilarating, exciting, and enlivening
2015-2016 Dean GKCAGO
FROM THE EDITOR:
I would like to thank TomWatgen for giving me the opportunity to serve the KCAGO as the Bombarde editor. However, I have realized that I do not currently have the ability to give it all the attention and care that it deserves. After discussing this with Tom and Mike Maiden, I am stepping down following this issue. Thankfully, my replacement has already been found. Keith Sandrock will be taking over for the August issue of the Bombarde. Thank you for allowing me to assist this last year.
Location: St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal, 6630 Nall Ave., Mission, KS 66202
Directions: From highway 169, head south on Nall Ave. St. Michael and All Angels is located on the west side of the road. Click here for map.
Please bring a side dish or dessert to share; the chapter will supply the main dish and table settings
MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 6:30pm
Social Potluck Supper
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal
6630 Nall Ave., Mission, KS 66202
It is time to renew your membership for 2016-2017. We currently have about 1/3rd of our members paid up for the next season. Thank you! The national office will send out 3 reminders. Hopefully you will be moved by their messages to renew your membership. We love all of you, and want you to remain in our ranks.
In 2014, the National AGO instituted ONCARD (Online National Collection and Remittal of Dues). The National office is now responsible for invoicing and collecting dues from all members. The Chapter portion of dues plus any Chapter-specific funds (e.g., GKCAGO Concert Series donations) collected during dues renewal are returned to the Chapter.
The GKCAGO membership year runs on a fiscal calendar of July 1 – June 30. All current members are encouraged to renew their membership beginning May 1 each year. The GKCAGO RENEWAL DEADLINE is AUGUST 15 to assure inclusion in the printed Chapter Directory, and maintain the July 1 – June 30 membership year.
New members may join at any time and will have a full oneyear membership beginning with the date they join. These “rolling” renewal dates are listed below these members’ entries in our Chapter Directory. Membership Forms and related details are available from the Registrar.
Renewing members have the following renewal options:
1) By internet:
Click on the link (www.agohq.org/oncard-login) in the ONCARD renewal email reminder from National.
User name = first letter of first name followed by last name.
Password = the 5-digit AGO member ID number.
Click on “Renew Dues & Subscriptions” and follow the prompts, using a credit/debit card to pay dues and/or make any other contribution.
Follow additional prompts to change/edit membership category, chapter information, personal/professional contact information, and chapter-specific data (e.g. substitute/chapter volunteer/standing dinner reservation/additional directory)
2) By phone:
(212) 870-2310 using a credit/debit card.
3) By mail:
Request a paper Membership Form from the Registrar. Mail the completed form with your check, payable to “AGO”, to:
American Guild of Organists
ATTENTION: Membership Renewal
475 Riverside Dr, Suite 1260
New York, NY 10115
OR to the Registrar (contact information below), who will forward your payment and information appropriately.
2016-2017 GKCAGO Dues are as follows:
|Special (age 65 or over/under 21/disabled)||$75|
|Partner (2nd member at same address, no TAO)||$75|
|Student (with student ID)||$40|
|Dual Member (paid to 2nd chapter)||$39|
|Student Dual Member (paid to 2nd chapter)||$13|
|Subscription only (The American Organist magazine)||$65|
Boyd Ahrens, Registrar
The members of the Kansas City AGO are cordially invited to a reception for Dr. Wayne Smith. The reception will be at 10:30am July 31st, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7851 West 199th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213. Wayne is retiring and moving out of the city.
1979 Baldwin Model 127W(“Interlude with Fun Machine”)
Includes bench and owner’s manual
Available 10:00-2:30 at the Maple Hill Senior Center, 218 Main St, Maple Hill, KS 66507 (15 miles west of Topeka via I-70). Free-will donation requested.
Dear AGO Colleagues,
I am excited to announce that we have all the performers assigned for the fourth Annual French organ music festival on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The literature spans across the spectrum and will provide an exciting afternoon of French music.
2016 PERFORMERS: Dr. Jan Kraybill, Jacob Hofeling, Nicholas
Good, Sr. Claudette Schiratti, Dr. Rosi Penner Kauffman, Thomas
Andrews, Rebecca Bell Martin (Organettum Organistrum), and Thomas
Vozzella (Choir and orchestra).
The festival relies on collaboration from everyone for its continued success. Below is a link to sign up to assist with ushering, page turning, technology, programs, and publicity. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any difficulties accessing the document.
Mario Pearson, PhD
Housing is needed for the Milwaukee Children's Choir musicians.
They are presenting Choral Evensong and a concert at Grace and Holy
Trinity on June 26th. Two or more singers go to a welcoming two party
household. If you can help, please contact John Schaefer at (816)
Friday, June 3rd, 7:00pm
Come see a classical concert featuring our Clay County award winning alumni, Dennis Bergin. On June 3, Dennis joins the Community Chamber Orchestra as organ soloist in works by Handel, J.S. Bach, and Albinoni, followed by virtuoso solo organ selections by J.S. Bach and Widor.
Dennis graduated from Clay Center High School in 1972, holds degrees in organ performance fromWichita State University, and currently lives and works in the St. Louis area. He has won numerous organ competitions and awards, and played on NPR’s “Pipedreams.” We will be playing one work with Dennis that he performed with the St. Louis Symphony. The Orchestra consists of youth and adults who play without a conductor in true chamber style. You can visit with the soloist and musicians after the performance, and get Dennis' autograph too!
We hope to see you on Friday night, June 3, at 7:00 pm at the Clay Center Methodist Church, 921 5th St, Clay Center, KS 67432. Admission is $6.45/person or $16.13/family. For more information: www.kansasmusic.net, and please like our facebook page: www.facebook.com/CommunityChamberOrchestra.
Friday, June 10th, 7:30pm
Dr. Ann Marie Rigler of William Jewell College and Dr. Melody Steed of Bethany College will present a recital, which is one of 100 to be performed by female organists between June 5th and 12th, at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in downtown Kansas City. Each artist will present solo numbers; Dr. Steed will also perform Petr Eben's OKNA (Windows) with Dr. Keith Benjamin, trumpeter at the UMKC Conservatory. Free admission. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City, MO. (816) 214-9928 or www.kccathedral.org.
Sunday, June 19th, 5:00pm
Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral's Trinity Choir sings its monthly Choral Evensong on Sunday, June 19th, at 5:00pm. The music is by Jeffrey Carter, David Cooper, and Peter Mathews. The service is free to all; donations are welcomed for the Choir's tour to England in July. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City, MO. (816) 214-9928 or www.kccathedral.org.
Sunday, June 26th, 4:00pm
The Milwaukee Children's Choir will present a Choral Evensong and concert, beginning at 4:00pm. Free admission. Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City, MO. (816) 214-9928 or www.kccathedral.org.
Monday, July 4th, 10:00am
Grace Cathedral will host its annual Community Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 4 at 10am. In past years, we have filled the Cathedral with people driving from as far away as Nebraska, Kansas City, and Emporia. It is a "red, white and blue" extravaganza with brass, drums, piano, organ, winds, choirs, and soloists. The service includes lots of music, Bible readings, a guest speaker, prayers and it lasts just one hour. It's just a lot of old fashioned, patriotic fun in the grand setting of the Cathedral. Grace Episcopal Cathedral, 701 SW 8th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603. This event is also open to any singers who wish to participate. Contact Steve Burk at (785) 235-3457 for more information.
Placement Coordinator: Joe Wilkinson email@example.com
Placement listings are available only to paid GKCAGO members. Become a paid AGO member by clicking on the Join Our Ranks link at the bottom of any page on the website.
Substitutes listed are members of the local organ guild. The people who hold AGO certificates have passed requirements of the national American Guild of Organists for various levels of service playing and choral conducting. However, the GKCAGO is not an endorsement agency for service provided by the persons listed here. To learn proficiency of substitutes, feel free to ask them for references. Feedback regarding the hiring of GKCAGO substitutes is welcome and encouraged. Please send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These substitutes have passed various levels of AGO certification requirements:
(c) (816) 589-8687
|Mary Bronaugh Davis,
MA, CAGO, org
|(816) 436-1419 or
(c) (816) 456-0343
SPC, org, piano, lit
|(913) 568-3873 or
BME, SPC, organ, piano
|(816) 353-4826 or
(c) (816) 289-9760
CAGO, org, piano, lit
|(c) (252) 412-4676
MM, SPC, org
MM, AAGO, org, dir, lit
|(c) (913) 530-0960 or
MM, CAGO, org, dir, lit
|(913) 645-3749 (weekdays only)
|SPC = service playing certificate | CAGO = Colleague certification | AAGO = Associate certification | FAGO = Fellow certification org = organist | lit = liturgical worship | dir = choral director | piano = pianist|
The following have various degrees in organ or church music at the college or post-graduate level:
MM | org
|(816) 741-7388 or
MM | org, piano
|(913) 406-5327 or
MM | org, dir, lit, bass soloist
|(785) 250-4141 or
DMA | org, lit, dir, handbell
|(785) 842-2053 or email@example.com|
BM, MM | org
|(785) 843-2622 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
DMA | org, piano, lit, dir
|(309) 333-8745 Sarah.email@example.com|
MM | org, lit
|(913) 341-5113 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
MM | org, dir
|(816) 322-8985 or DERamsey4446@gmail.com|
|Ann Marie Rigler,
DMA | org, lit
|(816) 415-3792 or
BA | org, lit
DMA | org, lit
|(816) 255-6146 or
The following also offer their services:
|Betty Bauer | org, lit||(913) 814-9021 or
|Doris Daniels | org, lit||(816) 431-3244|
|Vicki Penny | org, lit||(913) 649-4860 or
(c) (913) 633-0269 or email@example.com
|Marilyn VanderLinden | org, lit||(816) 665-4441|
|Margaret Werth | org||(785) 478-0256|
|org = organist | lit = liturgical worship | dir = choral director | piano = pianist|
The absolute deadline for submissions to the Bombarde editor is the 20th of each month. Please email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Bombarde will be published in August.