All events for the foreseeable future are being held online! During spring & summer 2020 we have prepared three Story Soirées for online viewing May 2nd, June 20th, & August (premiere date TBD) as well as over a dozen solo recitals. We will present two Story Soirées during the 2020-2021 school year in January and June.
The remainder of this page outlines our in-person events from the 2019-2020 school year which we look forward to someday resuming! We are having a ton of fun with our online concerts in the meantime so those will definitely have a place in our studio calendar even after the pandemic has passed.
Ongoing Weekly Event: Uncaging Music
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The community-nurturing staple your week has been looking for! Grab some local groceries, watch a rotating crew of KnightLizard Music's Uncaged Musicians students perform a variety of musical acts, and help border detainees all in one fell swoop! Cash donations welcomed as well as online donations to Legal Aid of Sonoma County (https://legalaidsc.org/donate/) and RAICES (https://give.classy.org/UncagingMusic). If you donate online and want to send us a note with your donation amount we would love to add it to our students' running total!
In addition to the annual studio events listed below, we periodically perform out in the community, often as a collaboration with other local groups such as the Shiloh Step Irish Dancers!
Annual Private Studio Events
We love to get our community together! Informal parties, playgroups, potlucks, and seasonal activities typically center around holidays such as Valentine's Day, Pi Day, St. Patrick's Day, April Fool's Day, May Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day, Halloween, and/or Thanksgiving. Each year is different, but we aim for at least three of such gatherings each year.
Annual Public Studio Events
These studio events are open to the public, free of charge, with donations to our scholarship fund gratefully accepted.
Story Soirée: Ensemble Recital & Community Potluck
We love our hilariously unique story concert! The whole Uncaged Musicians community comes together for a potluck meal and performance by our spectacular multi-instrument ensembles. Held the first weekend in May, with the students all collaborating on an original story to weave their beautiful music together. The backyard setting makes for a lovely, easy-going concert experience!
Open Mic & Instrument Petting Zoo
This fun event is a great chance to share not just the music we work on together but any other performance activities students and their family and friends may be up to. Anything appropriate for an all-ages audience is welcome, so bring on the bagpipes, knock-knock jokes, and circus acts! Includes a student-staffed "petting zoo" for those interested in trying out the violin, viola, cello, recorder, guitar, or piano.
Winter Solstice Caroling
Take a little walk around the neighborhood with us on a December afternoon as close to Winter Solstice as possible. Family and friends welcome, songs secular, lyric sheets provided, and children encouraged to sing front and center!