It's the story of one of the oldest instruments and, until relatively recently, the mankind's most complex machine. A great printable lesson is available. No previous music is needed for this unit study. A complete lesson plan is provided. Videos provide additional audio and visual support for the lesson and required to complete some of … Continue reading Mini Course: The Story of the Pipe Organ
"Why are there so many pipes?" "But how come you sit over here and the sound comes out over there?" "Why are those pipes so big?" "Why are those pipes so tiny?" "Why are some of the pipes made from metal and others are made from wood?" "How long do pipes last?" Right after the … Continue reading Mini-Course: How Do Organ Pipes Work?
The first settlers in Avon, Illinois, arrived in 1835. In just twenty years, the area grew enough to have a post office, changed its name twice, saw the building of a branch of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) and formed several churches. Among those fellowships were a Universalist Church and a Congregational Church. … Continue reading 1912 M.P. Moller, Avon Federated Church, Avon, Illinois
Combining my interest in history with performing on a magnificent organ seemed like a great idea, so when Mike Hobbs, from the Civil War Round Table, asked me to provide a program for them I quickly agreed. I had absolutely no idea, however, how this event would grow...and grow...and grow over the next days and … Continue reading Join the Ranks!