The Carthage Music Club, affiliated with the National and Texas Federations of Music Clubs, met on Tuesday, Oct. 13 in the Fellowship Hall of the Rehobeth United Methodist Church.
President Stephen George welcomed everyone back from a long spring and summer break. He called the meeting to order. Members pledged the American flag, sang the National Anthem and repeated the Federation Collect. The minutes from the March meeting were read and approved.
Dave Yarbrough was elected treasurer. He will serve through May of 2021. Marcia McKillop reported on the district meeting held on Saturday, Oct. 10. Stephen gave a brief overview of 2020-2021 program calendar.
The program, Technology in Music: The Evolution Continues, was led by Dwaine Hubbard. He discussed how technology helps us have meetings that are safe to attend during the pandemic. Several mediums were introduced — Facebook Live, YouTube and Zoom. He talked about how technology can be used in teaching — as a reference in choosing repertoire, help in teaching performance and as inspiration.
He showed some funny pictures of technology from the past: recordings, VCR tapes, cassettes, floppy disks, DVDs and CDs. Many links can be used: YouTube.com, Facebook.com, Crowdcast, Listening lab.stantons.com, and Zoom.com. Most publishing companies now have reference recordings of pieces in their libraries which can be used for free. Hubbard invited members to attend a band concert to be held Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. on the Quad of Panola College.
President George announced the Nov.10 meeting will be held in the meeting room of the Sammy Brown Library. The meeting was adjourned so members could enjoy wrapped Halloween candy and bottled water.