Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Saline musical group performed Dec. 8 at Saline High School.
Watch members of Fiddlers ReStrung, a Celtic, Bluegrass and American Folk fiddle group made up of Saline High School students, perform during its 2012 Hometown Holiday Concert on Dec. 8. The group partnered with the Saline Area Fire Department to collect toys for Toys for Tots in Washtenaw County.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Over the past two years, Bank of Ann Arbor has awarded $8,500 to the band of Saline High School fiddlers.
Hey parents, maybe all that time your children spend on Facebook can be productive. This spring, Bank of Ann Arbor launched a Facebook campaign to help local non-profit groups. Fiddlers ReStrung applied for a grant to help pay for the branding of their truck, which hauls the bands equipment all over the country on its tours. Fiddlers ReStrung competed on Facebook with about 10 other non-profits for the $5,000 grant. "And this group knows how to 'Facebook,'" said Walt Byers, Senior Vice President of Bank of Ann Arbor, when awarding the big check to the Fiddlers ReStrung at the Celtic Festival. "This is the second year in a row. Last year, they received $3,500 from Bank of Ann Arbor." Byers said Bank of Ann Arbor is happy to help local non-…
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The Fiddlers ReStrung played Woody Guthrie's classic while at Mount Rushmore.
On their recent tour of the Midwest, the Fiddlers ReStrung played a concert at Mount Rushmore. While there, the band played Woody Guthrie's foik classic, "This Land Was Made for You and Me."
Monday, July 9, 2012
The Fiddlers ReStrung just completed their tour of America's Midwest.
The Fiddlers ReStrung completed their “Hats ‘N’ Horses Tour,” which took the group throughout the upper Midwest states and included a performance at Mount Rushmore. Other performances included highlighting the Fourth of July Parade and Rodeo in Mandan, ND, jam sessions in Minneapolis, providing a workshop to Rapid City string students, and other performances at venues including town squares, theatres, and band shells. The trip also provided educational activities such as tours of Fort Abraham Lincoln, Black Hills Caverns, the Crazy Horse Memorial, the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center along with the Badlands. The “downtime” breaks include excursions such as The Mall of America, a riverboat cruise, Wall Drug and the Corn Palace. …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
The Fiddlers ReStrung are touring the Midwest right now as part of the “Hats ‘N’ Horses Tour.”
Today's Good Morning Saline greeting is from members of the Fiddlers ReStrung. The famous high school fiddling group nearing the end of an eight-state, 10-concert, 2,597-mile tour of the Midwest. The “Hats ‘N’ Horses Tour” and took the group throughout the upper Midwest states, and featured a performance at Mount Rushmore. The trip also provided educational activities such as tours of Fort Abraham Lincoln, Black Hills Caverns, the Crazy Horse Memorial, the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and the Badlands. The “downtime” breaks include excursions such as The Mall of America, a riverboat cruise, Wall Drug and the Corn Palace. The group will return on July 9. For more on the Fiddlers Restrung tour, see their Facebook page. While on your …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The famous Saline band has its Spring Hometown concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center.
Today's Good Morning Saline greeting is from the Fiddlers ReStrung, who host their Spring Hometown Concert on Saturday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ellen A. Ewing Performing Arts Center at Saline High School. The concert also features guest performers Mike Block and Clay Ross. Also on the playbill are the fiddle clubs from the middle school.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
This year's series of free concerts begins with the Saline Fiddlers and ends with Fiddlers ReStrung.
Opening Day is here. That mean’s summer isn’t far behind. And if it’s summer, that means music in downtown Saline every Thursday night. Downtown Director Art Trapp has finalized the lineup for the 2012 Summer Music Series. From 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday night, the Summer Music Series offers a free concert on South Ann Arbor Street, between Michigan Avenue and Henry Street. The series opens June 14 with the Saline Fiddlers and closes Aug. 16 with Fiddlers ReStrung. Here’s the complete lineup: June 14 — Saline Fiddlers June 21 — The Bluescasters June 28 — Toppermost July 5 — Saline Big Band July 12 — Cleary Pub Session Bad July 19 — Creole du Nord July 26 — Kari Holms Aug. 2 — Bill Bynum Aug. 16 — Fiddlers ReStrung There is no concert Aug. …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Samantha Bay, Nate Jacobson, Rohan Kulkarni, Teddy Lenk, Glen Luckhardt, and Thomas Murphy have joined the band.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Fiddlers ReStrung announced the addition of six new members selected at auditions this past February. Samantha Bay (viola), Nate Jacobson (violin), Rohan Kulkarni (cello), Teddy Lenk (guitar), Glen Luckhardt (bass), and Thomas Murphy (tech) have successfully completed the initial audition process from among the many young musicians and technical staff who attended the open auditions conducted by the group earlier this year. The audition process included having the new members perform a number of musical pieces for the selection committee to showcase their artistic talent and ability to interpret the musical style and range that is characteristic of Fiddlers ReStrung. Students also participated in interviews with members of the group and …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The show also features Mike Block and Clay Ross as guest performers.
The Fiddlers ReStrung will play their annual Spring Hometown Concert on April 21 at the Ewing Performing Arts Center at Saline High School, 1300 Campus Parkway in Saline. The concert, which starts at 6:30 p.m., also features Mike Block and Clay Ross as guest performers. The performances by Fiddlers ReStrung and their guest artists will also include performances by the Saline Sixth Grade and Middle School Fiddle Clubs. Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the “ideal musician of the 21st Century,” Mike Block is a pioneering multi-genre cellist, composer, and educator living in New York City. Mike's personal projects include the Mike Block Band and the Triborough Trio. The Band features Mike as singer, cellist and composer, in a mixture of original songs …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Saline Fire Department delivered more than 400 neatly wrapped toys to Saline Area Social Service Monday.
There weren't any reindeer, but the Saline Area Fire Department delivered more than 400 Christmas gifts to Saline Area Social Service Monday. The Saline Area Fire Department is still taking donations for its Toys for Tots collection. "You still have this week to drop them off. We'll definitely get (the toys) to wherever they need to be," said Saline Fire Chief Craig Hoeft. They can be dropped off at the firehall. The Toys for Tots program kicked off with the annual Fiddlers ReStrung Hometown Holiday Concert earlier this month.