Sencillamente Zih

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, September 06, 2018, 14:06 (133 days ago)

Anyone interested in sponsoring a musical instrument for the Banda Sinfónica de Zihuatanejo? The Casa de la Cultura and some local citizens are trying to come up with a way that Zihuatanejo could have its own small orchestra, but the first thing an orchestra needs are instruments and people who can play them, and many are not only difficult to acquire here but beyond the reach of students to buy them. The government is in austerity mode and there is no money for instruments, but we do have folks interested in teaching music as well as many young people enthusiastic about learning how to play in an orchestra. Lots of communities in Oaxaca, Chiapas and Guerrero are forming their own small orchestras, mostly of children and young people, thanks to different sponsorship initiatives.

At this point it's just an idea, but we're working on details. I expect to have ready within a few days a list of instruments that will be needed. Basically nothing too exotic that will be difficult to maintain or find parts for, but instruments for a simple and small orchestra. They don't have to be new. The idea is to have the instruments kept by one of the organizers, possibly Lupita and me, and they would be assigned to students when the time comes. We don't want to give anything to the government or get involved with money. Just instruments. I'll have more details soon, so until then perhaps some of you also have some ideas how we can make this dream come true. All reasonable suggestions are welcome. Be listening to Sergio Vázques Rosas on his radio talk show in the morning on Capital Máxima Zihuatanejo 95.3 FM for more details and I'll also post them here when I can.

No brilliant colors but a beautiful morning from the pier nonetheless.

There were lots of turtle tracks on the beach this morning, and all the nests had been emptied. Not sure by whom.

I just realized I never posted a photo of the finished repair work. You can see where the water has already left its mark on the new cement. Good repair job!

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