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Monday, July 27 — Friday, July 31, 2015 9am-3pm, with lunch available
Have you ever wanted to write songs? We will explore the craft of songwriting, making songs about what is important to us. Our emphasis is on writing songs that express who we are, that tell meaningful and universal stories, and that build connection with others. Throughout history, music has been an integral part of daily life. People sing while working, to spread news of current events, to rally for political protests, for ceremonies, and for entertainment. Learn how to write effective lyrics and singable melodies. Songwriters of all levels are encouraged to attend, beginners are welcome! Instruments aren’t required, however do bring them if you play them. There will be plenty of hands-on writing during this weeklong workshop, participants will emerge from this with at least one new song, and have opportunities to share them with others.
Roots Music Band Camp
Monday, August 3 — Friday, August 7 9am-3pm, with lunch available
American acoustic music styles such as delta blues, bluegrass, Appalachian folk, old time country and gospel are at the root of many modern rock and country styles. Many contemporary artists draw heavily from these timeless roots styles while forging their own unique sounds. We will explore various roots styles including traditional blues, ragtime, slide guitar, Carter-style, Appalachian fiddle tunes, New England contra dance melodies, bluegrass, swing, jazz, country, rock and more. These genres are inter-connected, often songs from one style were played in other genres. We’ll discuss theory of scales and modes often used in this music. The workshop is hands on, participants will learn to play some songs from the repertoire of influential artists such as Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith, Mother Maybelle Carter, Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Leadbelly, Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotten, and more. All music will be taught by ear, however some sheet music can be provided. We will learn to play these songs as a group, how to create our own parts on our instruments and voices, how to listen to each other and play cohesively as a group. There will be a performance opportunity at the end of the week. Attendees should have foundational playing skills on their instruments, instruction is geared towards multiple levels from beginner to advanced. Instruments can include guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, bass, dulcimer, harmonica, however not limited to these instruments. Singers are welcome! Recording devices are encouraged, they can greatly facilitate the by-ear learning process.
About Our Instructor
Shana Aisenberg plays various acoustic string instruments including fiddle, mandolin, guitar, 5-string banjo, ukulele; and diverse styles including Appalachian Old-time, Celtic, New England contradance, Eastern European Klezmer, blues and jazz. Shana performs regularly with various groups in the area; has recorded numerous albums as soloist and session musician; has written music instruction books for guitar, mandolin and ukulele; teaches at workshops and festivals nationwide, at The Community School, and various other locations in the area. Shana loves teaching players of any level. Visit Shana online at shanasongs.com.
For more than ten years, TCS has extended its playful learning opportunities into the summer, offering several camp opportunities for children ages 3-12. Four camps combine the best elements of guided nature and farm study, outdoor play, creative and expressive arts or the elements of soccer. Out and About Camp gives 8-12 year olds plenty of time for rambles in the wild, creative expression via the building of a week-long project, and opportunities to meet new friends or reconnect with old. Messing About Camp allows 5-7 year olds guided outdoor exploration connected to artistic projects, with lots of loving and fun attention. For the littlest of our camping community, Playing About offers 3-4 year olds a first-time camp experience, with interactive story and craft time, walks and play in our fields and gardens, and a safe and loving place to explore the world. Soccer players, ages 8-12, rise to the challenge of stretching their abilities to new lengths, under the adept coaching of a veteran varsity soccer coach. Kids get plenty of exercise while building strength and deeper understanding for strategy and technique.
For more camp info, or to register, download forms from the website or call us at 323-7000. Scholarships for Tamworth campers are available through TCS. Campers from Freedom, Ossipee, and Effingham can apply to the Ossipee Children’s Fund for camp fee support. Campers from Sandwich can apply for support through the Quimby Fund.
Hello TCS Community,
First, I want to introduce myself if we have not met yet. My name is Hannah Fleischmann and I am the new farm manager here. I worked with John, the former manager, and his partner, Emma, last season and am looking forward to another prolific year! This is my first blog post and I’m using it plug to plug our CSA and to ask for your help. Our CSA (community supported agriculture farm share) information is updated for 2015 and on our school website! Check out the new CSA page here: http://www.communityschoolnh.net/news/22-2
What is a CSA, you ask? In short, customers pay upfront for a weekly share of our certified-organic produce during the growing season. All of the details you need are on our website, including dates, cost, pick-up sites, etc. Help us reach our goal of 35 full-share members this year! CSA members support our farm AND our school. Please consider this a fundraising effort and share this info with friends, family, neighbors, and anyone else you can think of. It is amazing how many people you can reach with a quick Facebook post or e-mail. Word of mouth is our best form of advertising. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to sign-up!
The Community School Farm, a 2 ½ acre certified organic vegetable farm in South Tamworth, NH, is seeking an Assistant Grower for the 2015 season. Our farm employs a full-time, year-round Farm Manager who oversees our growing, planning, and marketing throughout the year. Work is plentiful during our main growing season and the Assistant Grower is an essential part of making things run during this busy time. Our farm is a part of The Community School, a non-sectarian, co-educational day school serving 30 students in grades 6 to 12.
The Assistant Grower is a full-time, seasonal position running from mid/late-April to late-October. The Assistant Grower will work under the supervision of the Farm Manager and will be a part of all aspects of growing produce on our 2 ½ acre farm. We grow a wide variety of vegetables and some fruits for an established CSA, the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, a couple of wholesale accounts, and for school meals.Growing food for our community is very satisfying but fun, but it is hard work, especially on a small-scale, mostly human-powered farm! The ideal candidate will have experience working on a small-scale vegetable farm and a love of the work.
Some of our daily tasks will include: seeding, transplanting, harvesting, weeding, irrigating, spreading compost/manure, setting up the CSA, delivering, and selling at farmers’ market. A valid driver’s license is required. Experience using a tractor and/or walk-behind tiller is preferred, but not necessary. We use the machinery on occasion for tillage, bed preparation, mowing, harrowing, and moving heavy things. The majority of the work is done by hand using tools such as hoes, shovels, and rakes. The ideal candidate will be a hard worker willing to work in all weather conditions!
Although the farm is mostly run by the Farm Manager and Assistant Grower, we will sometimes be lucky enough to work with our students, school staff, CSA members, and/or community volunteers. The ideal candidate will be comfortable supervising helpers and facilitating a positive experience. The Assistant Grower must be comfortable working on their own for long periods of time as well.
The tentative schedule is Tuesday-Saturday, 40 hours/week. The Farm Manager will often work longer days and the Assistant is encouraged, but not required, to stay late or adjust their schedule when work is plentiful. The pay rate is $9/hr plus all of the vegetables you can eat! We are not able to offer housing at this point but would be happy to help you look for a place. Weather will determine much of our work schedule and the ideal candidate will be flexible.
To apply for this position, please e-mail a resume and cover letter to our Farm Manager, Hannah, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to be in touch with questions as well. We look forward to hearing from you! Application deadline is February 15th.
The Community School
1164 Bunker Hill Rd.
South Tamworth, NH 03883
What's coming up this spring? Remember the Ladies: American Women from the Pilgrims to the Suffragettes; Branches of Government; Forestry; Our Neighbors to the North; Spain and the Americas; Land Stewardship; Pirates; New England and Maritime Life; Marine Biology; plus a whole array of stewardship classes including boat building, orchard care and pruning, market gardening, mountain biking, singing, and more.
Director of Outreach and Operations
The Community School
South Tamworth, NH 03883