About Keep The Beat – Sobre Mantengo El Ritmo

  • Keep The Beat is a community partnership formed with the purpose of providing beginner band instrument lessons to fifth graders.
  • Lessons will be held in groups of two to four students at different locations in the Amsterdam, NY area, and will follow New York State guidelines for social distancing for wind instruments.
  • The program is currently accepting pre-signups to gauge interest and plans to begin lessons at the beginning of April through the end of June.
  • The goal is to offer lessons and instrument rentals free of charge to students, funded by donations from the community.
  • Mantego El Ritmo es una asociación comunitaria formada con el propósito de brindar lecciones de instrumentos de banda para principiantes a estudiantes de quinto grado.
  • Las lecciones se llevarán a cabo en grupos de 2 a 4 estudiantes en diferentes ubicaciones en el área de Amsterdam, NY, y seguirán las pautas del estado de Nueva York para el distanciamiento social de los instrumentos de viento.
  • Actualmente, el programa está aceptando preinscripciones para medir el interés y planea comenzar las lecciones a principios de abril hasta finales de junio.
  • El objetivo es ofrecer lecciones y alquiler de instrumentos sin cargo a los estudiantes, financiado con donaciones de la comunidad.

Teachers – Maestros

Charles Lenig
Current band director at Fonda-Fultonville School District and AHS Marching Band alumni

Theresa Johnson
Retired Greater Amsterdam School District music teacher and band director

Stephanie Ossenfort
Retired Greater Amsterdam School District music teacher and director of the Mohawk Valley Chamber Ensembles

Lesson facilities – Instalaciones de la lección

Freedom Church
Located at 123 Market St, Amsterdam, NY
FreedomChurch.info

Walter Elwood Museum of the Mohawk Valley
Located at 100 Church Street, Amsterdam, NY
WalterElwoodMuseum.org

Fiscal oversight & coordination – Supervisión fiscal y coordinación

Freedom Church
The fiscal sponsor for the program, maintaining a bank account used solely to collect contributions for the program and to fund the program’s operations.

El patrocinador fiscal del programa, manteniendo una cuenta bancaria utilizada únicamente para recaudar contribuciones para el programa y para financiar las operaciones del programa.

Tim Becker
Chairperson of the board of directors at Freedom Church, and also serves as the program coordinator. He is an AHS Marching band alumni.

El presidente de la junta directiva de Freedom Church y también se desempeña como coordinador del programa.