Newsletter 8-28-2020, Where are they now?

Where are they now?  Favorite artists who have toured for Allied in seasons past….  It was my pleasure to talk with each of these pianists over the last 2 days.  Each of them are interesting and friendly, as well as dedicated to performing for live audiences.  Each of...

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Newsletter 8-6-2020, Artist Support

We’ve had several concert associations wondering what they can do to support the musicians in these difficult times.  As you can imagine, the artists have lost all income since mid March and have likely had cancelled all performances scheduled through at least...

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Newsletter 7-17-2020, Artist Check-In

Allied has been checking in with several artists to see how they are managing this summer.  The COVID 19 pandemic has canceled many concerts, but the music lives on.  Here is what a few of our artists have been up to… The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra The Fabulous...

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Newsletter 6-5-2020, Zoom Zoom is an on-line meeting space that allows groups of people to meet and work together remotely.  It is a tool that your concert association can use to meet and plan. Free to use for under 100 meeting participants and 40 minutes per meeting.  Meetings...

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Newsletter 5-15-2020 – A Tribute to Ellis Marsalis Jr.

Rodney Marsalis is a fine trumpeter who has toured for us as the leader of the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, both as a quintet and with his larger ensemble.  Rodney’s uncle Ellis Marsalis---a famed New Orleans jazz pianist and educator, and father of...

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Duo Baldo – Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral

Join us for a virtual evening with Italian musical-comedy team DUO BALDO. They combine virtuosic performance and theatrical humor for critically-acclaimed concerts. In 2019, they were also featured in the new television series, “Now Hear This”, in Great Performances...

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Newsletter 5-8-2020, Mailchimp Resources

Newsletter 5-8-2020, Mailchimp Resources Allied has started using Mailchimp ( to efficiently email information to our towns.  Mailchimp is free for small organizations and easy to learn.  Once setup, Mailchimp will allow you to...

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Fergus Falls, MN Pomp & Circumstance

Scott Kummrow is a member of the Fergus Falls (MN) Concert Association Board of directors and the high school band director.  He created this clever and well done video of Pomp & Circumstance to honor the graduating seniors.  Scott felt that the seniors ought not...

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Newsletter 5-1-2020, The Hall Sisters

One of the last tours completed for Allied before the shutdown was The Hall Sisters. The Hall Sisters (Jessica, Natalie, Lydia and Valerie) are from North Carolina, and have established themselves as one of the up-and-coming and premier acts in the country pop...

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