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2015 US Ocarina Festival; October 10th-11th
Topic Started: 21 May 2015, 07:37 AM (7,876 Views)
carbon


The first ensemble piece was posted today on FB :

https://www.facebook.com/groups/USOcarinaAssociation/permalink/905669282814586/

This is the song we'll be playing at the end of the concert on Saturday, and i think for the last song on Sunday.


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carbon


A number of ensemble pieces have been posted to FB. People who have signed up as official attendees have an email in their inboxes.

Right now promotion of the festival is ramping up. We have a commercial running on TV (though for some reason they used old footage from Cris' concert rather than last year's ocarina festival. They're also calling it an "international festival" - though I suppose it is since we have 4 international performers. We're also working on lining up a radio or even tv interviews (fingers crossed) For post event press, we'll most likely have syndicated airings of the sat concert on local tv, and pre-recorded radio interviews.

We're also putting out fliers and cards and will have numerous postings on traditional media, including a page spread in a local magazine. If the weather holds, we should have a pretty awesome crowd!

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carbon


Just one week away, though guests start arriving Wednesday of next week. Everyone is working on figuring out airport travel, and hotel sharing.

If you're going but aren't active on FB - shoot me a private message or just post in this topic.

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Turbo852
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I haven't been active on this forum in a long while, but I'm going to the festival! Arriving Friday afternoon and leaving Monday afternoon. It'll be fun to meet a lot of you!
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Wollemi Pine
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Have fun everyone who's going!
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DarkAlchemist
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I'll be boarding my plane for the festival tonight! :D
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Kitten Forest
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I wish there was something like this in Canada, or even Northern New England where I would be able to go.
Have fun everyone!
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SewedCodeMode
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Music gives my days light and my heart, peace.
Y'all have fun. :)
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pandorado100
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Uh-oh

Did you and Dondi change your minds about going to the Ocarina Festival Emily? Was it because of the flooding in SC? :(
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SewedCodeMode
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Well yes. The flooding was the reason. Everything is OK, though. Dondi was really looking forward to meeting everyone. And I want to be there so much, I dreamed I was in Allen last night. :/

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drj757
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Is there something like this on the east coast
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CFWhitman
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9 Oct 2015, 02:14 PM
And I want to be there so much, I dreamed I was in Allen last night. :/

Oddly, I first read that as 'I dreamed I was an alien last night.' But, of course, that would have been such an off-the-wall remark that it only took me a fraction of a second to re-read it correctly. It would have been a more interesting dream, though. :)
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Mark Chan
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US Ocarina Festival was awesome. The concerts were awesome.
Looking forward to the performances to be accessible via web.
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SewedCodeMode
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drj757
9 Oct 2015, 05:10 PM
Is there something like this on the east coast
Great question. Yes, there is an East Coast Ocarina Meetup. We are planning to hold it (for the second time) in 2016. Please PM me if you would like to discuss anything. I can add you to the FB group if you have an account. We took pictures and videos, I'd be happy to link you via PM if you like.
CFWhitman
9 Oct 2015, 07:16 PM
Carmelita
9 Oct 2015, 02:14 PM
And I want to be there so much, I dreamed I was in Allen last night. :/

Oddly, I first read that as 'I dreamed I was an alien last night.' But, of course, that would have been such an off-the-wall remark that it only took me a fraction of a second to re-read it correctly. It would have been a more interesting dream, though. :)
XD haha! That would be a neat dream though.
Edited by SewedCodeMode, 14 Oct 2015, 02:26 PM.
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pandorado100
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We missed you at the festival Emily but we felt that you were there in spirit. You would have loved it. There were so many good performances by really talented people. It seemed all we did was listen to music, play music and games and pig out on food.

Best time ever!
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Jack Campin
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No reportbacks or videos?
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Ocarinadiva
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Play what makes you happy. - Achint

The concert was recorded for local TV, just like my solo concert in 2011. When it is uploaded, I'll post a link here. The majority of photos and videos from this event that people recorded on their phones are on FB.
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ASL Ocarina
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Hi Everyone,
I found the video for the 2015 concert. It was uploaded on Jan 16, 2016 to Allen City TV's YouTube page
I hope it's ok that I post the link here.
https://youtu.be/UTcOT2cHbgQ
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Mark Chan
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Thanks for the link! Milt's pedal work was amazing. :D
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carbon


Glad it's finally up! It's also on-demand for our local TV station too!
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Jack Campin
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I really envy Milt's collection of effect pedals. I'd love to be able to do what he does with them.
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pandorado100
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I'm going to have to submit my vacation request soon in order to get it approved so I can attend the 2016 Ocarina Festival. Will it be held Columbus Day weekend like usual? Will it start on Saturday like last year?
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carbon


The main concert is the evening of October 8th, though there may be other concerts the week or even two weeks before. We're still working out the details. The hotel just sent an email regarding the group rate and the group rate date range is from the 5th to the 10th. Once we know a bit more, we'll do an official announcement.
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shideneyu
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Seems nice !
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shideneyu
5 Apr 2016, 07:41 PM
Seems nice !
It's a whole lot of fun and great music. The cool thing is, even if you don't know anyone - people are very inclusive and you'll be a part of things in no time. Lots of people arrived as strangers and left as friends.

Here is the facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1746150618954082/

It has local info and hotel info for the 2016 US Ocarina Festival.

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