Hi everyone, we are having a lot of fun this summer at our “Fiddle Camp” that meets Tuesdays in Blowing Rock Memorial Park. Everyone is fitted with a fiddle and playing so beautifully! We have around 50 students in six different classes, learning fiddle, guitar, and step-dance. These photos may take a moment to load!
Wow, impressive crowds of kids there! A bright spot in America’s musical future!
Wow very nice , wish I could be there to see and hear in person , John that’s got to make your heart skip to my Lou , happy stuff !
Great stuff! I love how music puts smiles on kids faces.
Wow, I so wish I could be there! I’d love to learn to step dance
Every community should have something like this going on!
I agree Cricket !
I suppose…when every community has a John Cockman they will…
Well I guess that’s the reason they don’t…lol. Not enough John Cockmans to go around.
Haha my kids think there are plenty of me already lol! Thanks guys. :) We have been really busy here. I have been teaching some open jam classes in the evenings as well, and various families have been hosting music nights. I’m also really happy (relieved) that my seven-year-old (Morgen) has really made big musical leaps this year, fiddling and singing!
Beginner 1 and 2: Groundhog
Intermediate: Angeline the Baker
Advanced: Bonnie Kate and an advanced break on Shady Grove
John , have the camp kids decided not to do the Bonaparte lessons this year just curious ?
In addition to all the wonderful comments made on this topic, John, I love your fiddling cap! :)
My son-in-law wears those kinda caps like John wears all the time too.
Steve, we are definitely learning Bonaparte’s Retreat this summer! Thanks so much.
This week’s fiddle camp was so difficult. It was a time of coming together to grieve. The Russgrove Family, one of our long-time fiddle camp families, was traveling the day before and their van was struck by an oncoming truck in South Carolina. The father, Thomas, and the two daughters, Esther and Ruthie, were killed. The mother, Leslie, and the son, Ethan, are still in the ICU but are expected to survive. You can see Thomas and Leslie standing on the right-hand side in the fifth photo from the top of this page.
We decided not to cancel camp, but to spend the time comforting each other and singing songs that the Russgroves loved. I will mention more about this in the private prayer request forum.
Sending prayers out for all.
Thanks John for the response , also prayers out for all !
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