Looking for a way to enjoy the holidays with your family - for FREE??

Here are a few FREE holiday concerts coming up!! Several homeschoolers in
each…hope to see you there!

FREE - Sat., Dec. 1 @ 2:30pm at the Souderton Mennonite Home’s Auditorium,

Annual Edgell Violin & Viola Studio Christmas Concert.

Features 19 string students (ages 6 - 18) in group form on 34 Christmas
songs, from beginners to very advanced.

FREE - Sat., Dec. 1 @ 6-8pm at 7th & Market Sts. in Downtown Perkasie

America's Oldest Outdoor Community Tree Lighting!

Perkasie’s annual “Light up the Town” with carolers, musicians,
tree-lighting, and Santa coming to town.

Reading of The Night Before Christmas at 5:30, Choir at 5:45, Live music at

Santa arrives at 7pm to light the tree, more live music at 7:15. Shops
stay open late and offer specials!

FREE - Sat., Dec. 8 @ 2opm at Souderton Mennonite Church’s Fellowship
Hall, Souderton

Got Strings? Youth Orchestra Winter Concert

Three orchestras play classical and pop pieces on the first half of the
concert, and switch to

your holiday favorites after intermission ~ stay to the end for surprise
audience participation! !

FREE - Sun., Dec. 9 @ 6:00pm at the Pennridge High School, Perkasie

“Joyful Sounds of Christmas” Concert

First Baptist & Faith Baptist Church come together again to present a
fabulous family-geared night with

choir, full orchestra, audience sing-along, various soloists, His Hands
Puppets & dancing snowmen.

It is traditionally a packed house, so come early for seating!

FREE - Sun., Dec. 16 @ 3:00pm at Bethel Baptist Church, Sellersville

“Christmas Cantata”

Bethel Baptist Church’s choir and full orchestra musical presentation

sure to bring you back to the true meaning of Christmas.

Blessings. Deirdre ♪

Deirdre Edgell, Artistic Director, Got Strings? Youth Orchestra

408 Vine St., Perkasie, PA 18944 267-374-1032 www.gotstrings. com
<http://www.gotstrin gs.com/>

SPRING 2013 registration happening now! $25 registration fee due with

“We have to remember that we are not conducting the New York Philharmonic.
We’re not even conductors or teachers. You know what we are? We’re
farmers. We plant seeds. We plant seeds that we may never see come to
complete fruition. That’s what we do. It is sometimes hard to remember
that. We can’t get frustrated or try to tackle too much now because we are
planting seeds for the next month, the next year, the next generation, for
time to come. Don’t think that just because they ‘didn’t get it’ now,
they won’t someday ‘get it.’ You may be wondering why I chose to use the
word plant in this chapter rather than the word patience. I did so because
to me, planting, with the above connotation, is the ultimate in patience. I
often think of patience as being sought for the moment, as opposed to
planting, which implies holding one’s patience for a very long

- Peter Loel Boonshaft, Teaching Music With Passion