McCall Music Society 2016 Annual Meeting

McCall Music Society will be holding its annual meeting on Tuesday, October 18 at 5PM at Rupert’s Restaurant in Hotel McCall. Society members, guests and those who would like to learn more about McCall Music Society and our plans for next year are invited to attend. Annual committee reports will be presented and officers for the coming year will be elected.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served following the business meeting. Please RSVP to Richard Surbeck at 208-315-0905.

The Idaho Junior Jammers Return to McCall October 8th for the Fall Fiddle Jamboree!

fiddle-poster-2016-katrina-smallIn a joint endeavor, McCall Music Society and McCall Folklore Society are proud to welcome The Idaho Junior Jammer Fiddlers and special guests to the FALL FIDDLE JAMBOREE on Saturday, October 8th at 4PM at Mountain Life Church, 14180 Highway 55 in McCall.

Experience pure musical joy with the Nampa-based Junior Jammers who range in age from 6 to 18. This year’s concert will also feature the current National Grand Champion and 3-time World Champion Fiddler Katrina Nicolayeff; the Idaho Open Fiddle Contest (IOFC) Twin Fiddle winners, Susie Christensen and Jaidynn Lee; Northwest Junior Champion and Idaho Junior Champion, Makaela Shippy; and IOFC Junior Intermediate Champion, Brooke Locklin.

This event is recommended for audiences of all ages and children will enjoy seeing their peers on stage.

General admission is $10 for ages 13 and over, and children 12 and under will be admitted free with a canned food donation for the McCall Food Bank.


At the Door


For the last 30 years, the Idaho Junior Jammer Fiddlers have performed in Idaho and around the country. Formed by local music teacher Roberta Pearce, the Jammers and her beginning group, The Little Hoedowners, perform two annual shows a year: the Country Harvest Hoedown in November (on the 19th this year) and the Western Swing and Bluegrass Hoedown in March. The groups also spend the months in between performing at events around the area.
Pearce’s fiddle group has traveled far and wide. They performed at the first President Bush’s Inaugural in Washington D.C. A little closer to home they were honored to play during the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and they are a staple at the National Old Time Fiddle Contest in Weiser, Idaho. In the fall of 2007, the Jammers were asked to perform at Governor Otter’s ranch for the United States-Korean Trade talks. In February 2008, the Jammers where honored to play during the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Winter Invitational Games. Many Jammers have become State and Regional fiddle champions. “I feel very proud of course,” says Pearce when asked about how she feels when one of her Jammers places in a contest. “In a sense, it’s like that child is one of my own children up there competing on that stage. I just couldn’t be prouder.”


Second Sunday Sounds at Six

McCall’s Free Community Recital Series

As the name reflects, this is a series of free monthly concerts held on the Second Sunday of each month at 6PM at the Congregational Church, located at 901 N. 1st St. in McCall Idaho. These performances are funded by the McCall Community Congregational Church (UCC), McCall Music Society, Idaho Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as donations from private patrons.

Beginning in 2016, a new series feature, “Educational Extras”, will provide patrons an opportunity to connect personally with the visiting artists.  Look for details with each upcoming concert.  

September –  Cain Asbury Duo – Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX – Dr. Bruce Cain, baritone & Dr. David Asbury, guitar.  Concierto de Canciones: Performing Marín, García Lorca, Luzuriaga, Vega, & others

October –  Opera Idaho – Boise – Selections to be announced

 November –  Love-Reese Piano Duo – Boise.  Tawna Love and Nancy Reese, piano; Czech It Out!  Bohemian Music for Piano, Four Hands Performing Dvorák, Smetana, & Lizst

 DecemberPlease plan to enjoy the McCall Music Society’s Christmas Traditions: A Community Carol-along with the McCall Concert Singers and Chamber Orchestra. Selections highlighting Christmas musical traditions. Check back for dates and details.