Summer Really Begins

Posted by on June 15, 2011 in News | 0 comments

Some people think summer begins Memorial Day weekend. Still others believe summer begins Tuesday, June 21, on the Summer Solstice. I would have to say, for me, summer begins when school ends. This year, it’s Friday, June 17. After that my schedule completely changes. I say “have a nice summer” to all of the students I sing with in the classrooms. Or “see you in September.” Then off we go on our separate ways for a full 10 weeks of sunshine and fun.

Before I said “so long” to my friends at Sutterville Elementary, I picked up the latest edition of the school newspaper called “The Sutterville Slate.” It’s written, edited and published by the students in Pub Club, a group of 5th and 6th graders. What a pleasant surprise I found. Trevor Zinky (writer of the song “That’s What Beauty Is” on the new CD) wrote a nice piece about me and “Mister Cooper is for the birds.” You can read the whole article by clicking here. Thanks, Trevor, for the article and the song. Both are fabulous.

I would like to pass along big congratulations to Donna Zick, the new Children’s Librarian at Belle Cooledge Library. I’ve known Donna for a few years now and she will be a fantastic addition to the staff there. I used to sing with Donna’s son, Ethan, at Tiny Tots Pre-school. Her husband, Eric Bianchi, is the best live sound man in Sacramento (he’ll be running the board for the Music in the Park show on Sunday, July 31). Donna finished school, got a job at Central Library, and now has returned to Belle Cooledge. Welcome back, Donna. Maybe she’ll sit in with the Sing-Along Club.

And speaking of the Sing-Along Club at Belle Cooledge Library, music time has been extended through the middle of September. YEAH! Here are all the dates:

Belle Cooledge Library
Tuesdays, June 21, 28
Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26
Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Tuesdays, September 6, 13
All shows start at 4 pm and finish around 4:30 pm

Happy summer, everybody. Be sure to check the “Live Performances” page on the top row of this website to find out where you can come and see me this summer. Drop by, say hi, and sing a song or two. Stay cool.

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