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BHS Musicians Win at District Contest, Head to State

by Christine Brown Bainbridge High School (BHS) students competed in the Olympic Educators Music Association (OMEA) Solo and Ensemble district competition at Central Kitsap High School on February 20. This year, three individuals and two ensembles from Bainbridge won their division and qualified to compete at the State Solo and Ensemble competition on April 24-25…

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Bainbridge Musician Returns Home for Benefit Concert After Devastating Fire

Bainbridge-bred musician Andrew Joslyn and his partner Susy Sun lost their beloved cat Mendelssohn and almost all of their possessions in a Seattle apartment fire on January 4th. The fire, which was caused by an electrical wiring problem, happened when Joslyn and Sun were out of town. Destroyed in the fire were a collection of music…

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Side by Side by Sondheim

BPA Production Adds New Side to ‘Side by Side by Sondheim’

“Side by Side by Sondheim” is a musical revue that was created when actor-singer Dame Cleo Laine and her musician husband John Dankworth asked actor and singer David Kernan to put together a show for a benefit for a local theater company they owned. Kernan and director Ned Sherrin decided to use Stephen Sondheim material for the…

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Caspar Babypants

Caspar Babypants Landing at Spacecraft Sunday (Audio Interview)

In anticipation of his Bainbridge concert Sunday night, Chris Ballew, a.k.a. Caspar Babypants, took a few minutes out of his day to speak with Spacecraft’s Morgan Terry and Dylan Lehotsky. Ballew, cofounder of The Presidents of the United States of America, launched his alterego Caspar in 2009 and embarked on a whole new episode of…

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BHS Band

Spartan Marching Band Finishes Its Season as Division’s Best in State

The Bainbridge High School Marching Band has just returned from the Auburn Veteran’s Day Parade and Field Show Competition, widely regarded as the state’s unofficial championship for Marching Bands, as first-place winners in Division A. The November 8 win is the second victory in 3 years for the BHS band (in 2013, it “only” finished…

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Genevieve Pierson

Spacecraft’s Morgan Terry Interviews Local Band Lemolo—Preview of Friday’s Concert

Lemolo is called a “band” but usually it’s been made up only of Poulsbo native and founder Meagan Grandall. Despite its small size, the band has a big, lush pop sound. Critics agree. Lemolo’s first album, The Kaleidoscope, was included in KEXP’s “Top Listener Voted Albums of 2012″ list, was a number-one best-seller at Sonic Boom…

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Letter to the Editor: Preview of Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s Season Opener

November marks the beginning of my fourth season as Music Director of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, and it is my pleasure to return to the podium as your conductor and musical guide. Together we have explored jewels of the orchestra repertory as well as works by lesser-known and emerging composers. This season we have four…

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BHS Band

BHS Band Marches Away from Peninsula Classic with Top Honors

The 2014 Peninsula Classic, the early-season competition for marching bands across Washington, was held in Silverdale this year, on September 27. So the Bainbridge High School Marching Band didn’t have to travel far to pick up three top honors. The Spartans finished first in the A division and 3rd overall at the competition. The band’s…

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Bainbridge Crowdsourced ‘Girl in a Tree’ Music Video Goes Live (w/ Video)

With collaborative contributions from Bainbridge Islanders young and old(er), Leif Utne has created a music video of his song “Girl in a Tree,” inspired by the recent tree sitting by Chiara D’Angelo. The music video protests the clearing of 830 trees by Visconsi Companies to build a mall at the corner of Highway 305 and…

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Update: Visconsi Protest Song Going Viral; How You Can Help Make the Video

Updated at 3:38 p.m., September 4: The deadline to submit video clips has been extended to 6 p.m. Friday, September 5. Bainbridge Island resident Leif Utne, a musician and journalist formerly with Utne Reader, has written and recorded “Girl in a Tree,” a song inspired by the recent tree sitting by 19-year-old Chiara D’Angelo that…

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Listen to Two Island Teen Virtuosos: Catherine Edwards and Sophia Stoyanovich

Catherine Edwards who graduated from Bainbridge High School in June, is a cellist. Sophia Stoyanovich, another BHS June graduate, is a violinist already enjoying a successful career in music. In these two podcasts from Bainbridge Community Broadcasting, Bainbridge High School Radio Club members Hayden Tutty and Ryan Cox interview their fellow students about their music…

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Seven BHS Band Members Represent Northwest in World Marching Band Championships

by Sarah Lane and Kristen Wiggins Drum Corps International, a.k.a. “Marching Music’s Major League,” is an International Drum and Bugle Corps group consisting of 22 World Class Corps and 25 Open Class Corps. Two of the World Class Corps represent the Northwest: the Seattle Cascades and the Oregon Crusaders (out of Portland). Between the two there are…

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Jessica Lynne

Wednesday Concert: Battle Point Goes a Little Bit Country with Jessica Lynne

Although she grew up in Denmark and now calls Seattle her home, Jessica Lynne is all country. She’s just getting going with her career—she released a four-song album in 2011 and a single in 2013, and she took the honors as Washington State winner in the Texaco Country Showdown, also in 2013. Earlier this year she…

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KHS Raises the Woof on the Rock(s): Get Your Tickets Now for This Catered Concert

Summer is far from over, and this season’s hottest act on the Rock is yet to come. The Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is throwing a party (adults only) here on Bainbridge Island, and you’re invited. The brainchild of five KHS board members who live on Bainbridge, Raise the Woof promises to be the first of…

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the senate

Wednesday Concert Series Jams on with The Senate’s Driving Acoustics

The Bainbridge Island Park District’s free Wednesday evening concert series continues at Battle Point Park this week, August 6, from 7 to 8:30 with the Seattle-based acoustic rock trio The Senate. The Senate features Nick Drummond and Oliver Franklin on vocals and acoustic guitar and Andrew Pulkrabek on upright bass, acoustic bass guitar, and vocals. In 2008,…

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Laura Love

Wednesday Concert: Laura Love Trio Brings Heart to the Rock

Laura Love is an icon. If you’re too young to be familiar with her, you can start with the fact that she’s been everywhere: Carnegie Hall, San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Washington Center for the Arts in Olympia, the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon, the Newport Folk Festival, the Telluride…

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Bluegrass Festival Preview: Podcast with Event Coordinator Mary Anne Moorman

This is the first post in our new collaboration with Bainbridge Community Broadcasting. BCB is a nonprofit, all-volunteer audio broadcasting organization under the umbrella of Sustainable Bainbridge. Currently they are creating podcasts about community news and events. Soon they hope to be streaming live on the Internet. In our partnership, IB will be sharing BCB podcasts with…

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The Jaybirds

Wednesday Concert: The Jaybirds Bring Their Bluegrass to Battle Point

John Reischman and the Jaybirds play like they’re married—happily. The five members of this string bluegrass band have an easy familiarity with each other and they work together seamlessly. There’s no crazy drama, there’s no showboating. This is a band of pros who like what they do and do it well. So well in fact…

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World Music Band Matuto Plays Wednesday at Battle Point Park

Missed last week’s kick-off Wednesday Concert in the Park? The good news is that this Wednesday you can catch (for free) the Pan-American music of Matuto, described as “joyous, ebullient” by the Chicago Tribune. Guitarist and vocalist Clay Ross and accordionist Rob Curto put their musical talents together to earn a prestigious Fulbright grant to travel to Brazil,…

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KIDiMu + BIMA = Family Art Day

Next Saturday, July 19,  the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and the Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) are joining forces to make a new event: Family Art Day. The event welcomes visitors to both museums at no charge and links the two spaces with music, entertainment, hands-on art activities, and artist demos in the plaza between….

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