What a great two days we’ve had! If you weren’t there, you missed a fabulous time of music, fun, laughter, education and (of course) food!
Our first day started on Wednesday, May 30th at the River Center in Saluda Shoals Park. Even though the doors wouldn’t open until 10am, students eager to mingle and learn were pulling up bright and early. Inside the meeting room, the staff was busy hammering out the last minute details- clarifying who would play when, finding all the necessary handouts for the workshops, and decorating the room in a fun summer theme. Our caterer (and student!) Debbie Teague was busy in the kitchen preparing breakfast to get our day jump started.
After what seemed like forever to the waiting crowd, the doors opened and Summer Fling had begun! Music was, of course, the first order of the day, and Lowrey’s Brad Bryan delighted the crowd and got toes tapping.
Amy Watson, a music therapist for Palmetto Baptist, was on hand immediately after lunch to give us real-life examples of how making music really does make us healthier. Seth Rye and Joanie Manero from Lowrey, as well as Brad, each gave informative workshops on everything from making a medley to styling our favorite songs. Delicious breakfasts and lunches kept us energized and everyone enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones! Several people even took advantage of the great incentives our friends at Lowrey brought with them and left Summer Fling having made the decision to adopt new Lowreys!
Overall, many people said it was one of the best events they have ever attended in their music career, and we’re so excited to have been able to provide this. We hope all the attendees had their whistles whetted for our biggest event of the year- Music Academy! If you missed Summer Fling, you won’t want to miss Academy! Stay tuned for details on that. In the meantime, enjoy some pictures from the Fling!