Studio Newsletter with Calendar
My dear friend and husband of nearly 55 years, J. Mel Harris, passed on peacefully at 5:20 AM Friday, September 3 at Poudre Valley Hospital. He had aspirated some stomach contents on the previous Friday, so EMTs took him to the ER, in critical condition. When he could not even swallow a sip of water on Tuesday without aspiration, he decided to leave us. I knew he meant it, as his energy suddenly changed, and sobbed and wailed and sang to him for three days. I also played the two jazz CDs we'd created at his insistence. My daughters were there and a great support to us both. Our grieving is not over, and we are equally devastated by his loss from our lives and grateful that he is no longer in pain and stuggling to breathe.
As I readjust to my new reality, I will add more openings for students. I am immense grateful for the huge outpourings of love and prayers and support and flowers and lovely remembrances of a dearly beloved man. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
A very special thank-you to Erin and Jason, who helped me to remove the medical equipment from my home and to re-arrange my furniture--certainly a labor of love, a gift beyond words.
Group Classes/ Rehearsal/ Recital
Due to Mel's passing, our September online group class was canceled. My siblings want me to visit, so our next group class has been moved to Oct 16. As we are all vaccinated, and I will have had my 3rd booster by then, we will meet in person, plus anyone online is welcome to join us. Our online/in-person rehearsal will continue to be Nov 6 and our recital Dec 4.
ALL FOLLOWING DATES (EXCEPT NATIONAL HOLIDAYS) ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Next three months:
Mon, Sept 13, 9 am—FCMTA meeting
Sun, Sept 19, 2 pm—DAMTA Student Musicale
Wed, Sept 22, 10:30 am—DAMTA Fall Course
Fri, Oct 1—3rd of 10 tuition payments due
Sun, Oct 3—would have been Mel & Nancy’s 55th Anniversary
Wed, Oct 13—DAMTA Meeting and Fall Course
Sat, Oct 16, 2 pm— GROUP CLASS (Online & in-person)
Sun, Oct 17, 2 pm—DAMTA Student Musicale
Wed, Oct 27, 10:30 am—DAMTA Fall Course
Tues, Nov 2—Election Day
Nov 4-7—NATS West Central Auditions
Sat, Nov 6, 2 pm— RECITAL REHEARSAL (Online & in-person)
Sun, Nov 7—Daylight Savings Time ends—turn clocks back
Mon, Nov 8, 9 am—FCMTA meeting online
Wed, Nov 10—DAMTA Meeting and Fall Course
Thur, Nov 11—Veteran’s Day
Wed, Nov 17, 10:30 am—DAMTA Fall Course
Sun, Nov 21, 2 pm—DAMTA Student Musicale
Nov 22-26—Happy Thanksgiving!—STUDIO CLOSED
Mon, Nov 29—Happy Hannukah!
Wed, Dec 1—Happy Birthday, Tay! 5th of 10 tuition payments due
Sat, Dec 4, 2 pm—FALL FLING RECITAL & POTLUCK (Online & in-person)
Wed, Dec 8, 9:30 —DAMTA meeting & last Fall Course
Mon, Dec 13, 9 am—FCMTA meeting
Dec 21—Happy Birthday, Matt!
Dec 20-Jan 2—Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!—STUDIO CLOSED
Sun, Oct 31—Happy Halloween!