At this year’s annual Children’s Music Network International Conference, being held at the beautiful Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center in Zion, Illinois, on October 12-14, 2012, we will be celebrating Silver Anniversary of CMN. As part of the celebration, we would like to include our members’ memories of the 25 years that we have been gathering and singing together. We hope to hear from lots of our members: what are some of the adventures that you have had with CMN? What are some of your favorite memories? What have you appreciated most about CMN as you and the organization have grown and changed? And of course, what are some of the songs that you learned in CMN that have become part of your repertoire? (With a nod to CMN’s parent organization, the People’s Music Network, we will be incorporating one of their guidelines, that songs shared will be songs written by someone other than the singer!)
We also invite you to join us in our planning meetings if you would like! Contact Joanie Calem at firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting times and details. If you are not a CMN member yet, we hope you’ll consider coming to one of our conferences – they’re events not to be missed.
Please post your thoughts below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Many thanks from the Silver Celebration Planning Committee: Joanie Calem, David Heitler-Klevans, Nancy Hershatter, Sarah Pirtle, Carole Stephens, Kim Wallach