Ohio IMPACT Tour update

We’ve been having a great time on tour in Ohio. The first stop of the tour started in Medina where it rained constantly. The first couple of days were spent doing educational outreach programs for elementary and high schools in the area and culminated in a concert performance. But it didn’t quite work out quite that nicely. The day of the concert performance the power at the venue went out because of the storms. There was a mad scramble to find a new performance venue and find some sound equipment. We ended up finding a pair of speakers at the local music shop and set up the concert at the Medina County Library. It was standing room only and had a great performance.

A huge thank you goes out to Tom at ORMACO who was the regional presenter in the Medina Area. We’ve also been traveling with Cathy and Lydia from the Ohio Arts Council who have been amazing to work with. Without them we’d be lost somewhere on a rural Ohio road.

After Medina we headed to the Napoleon/Archbold area where we performed at two more high schools before putting on a full concert at the Northwest Community College. The night before the concert members of the Henry County Arts Council opened their homes to us for some great home cooking and some of the best smoked pork loins I’ve ever had. A huge thank you goes out to Katie, Rob, Phil, Amy and everyone at the Henry County Arts Council for their warm hospitality.

Today we arrived in Cincinnati where we’ll be conducting two days of workshops followed by a concert on Wednesday evening at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. More updates soon!

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