English Chinese (Traditional) Japanese Korean Spanish

First Friday Concert Series

PianoFree lunchtime concert series at NA-FC Public Library
The first Friday of each month at Noon
Strassweg Auditorium

The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is excited to offer a free lunchtime concert series on the first Friday of each month. The First Friday Concerts will take place at noon on the first Friday of the month March through August 2017 in Strassweg Auditorium, located in the lower level of the Library. Concert-goers are welcome to bring a lunch, and with each concert only lasting 30 minutes, our hope is that members of our community can enjoy access to a curated series of musical performances – even over a lunch break!

The First Friday Concerts are co-sponsored by the Kentuckiana Association of Musicians and Singers (KAMS), whose mission is to reach out to singers and musicians throughout Kentuckiana, helping everyone that plays or sings to enjoy making music together. KAMS has selected the performers and well-rounded, accessible pieces for each concert. The First Friday Concerts are free and open to the public, no registration required.

First Friday Concert Series Schedule

Friday, August 4, 12 PM: John Cloud (Piano)
Program: Excursions Op. 20 (Samuel Barber); Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 (Chopin); Etude Op. 25 No. 1 (Chopin)

The mission of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is to support the growth and creativity of an engaged, informed, and connected community. The Library is located at 180 West Spring Street in downtown New Albany, Indiana. The New Albany-Floyd County Public Library is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM-8:30 PM; Friday-Saturday from 9:00 AM-5:30 PM; and Sunday 1:00-5:00 PM (Sundays after Labor Day through the last Sunday before Memorial Day Weekend only). Please visit us online at www.nafclibrary.org and www.facebook.com/NAFCPL for more information on Library programs and services.

Deadline Nears for First Families Project

August 1 is the deadline to submit applications to the “First Families of Floyd, Clark, and Harrison Counties Legacy Project.” Applicants who verify direct descent from pioneers living in the tri-county area before 1841 will receive First Families certificates and pins and be honored guests at the “Hoosier History and Heritage Celebration” in October. An initiative of the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society (SIGS), the “First Families Project” honors the memory and spirit of the region’s early settlers, identifies their descendants, and preserves those families’ histories.

A “Finding Your First Families” workshop will be held in the Indiana History Room of the New Albany-Floyd County Public Library on June 21 at 6 PM. SIGS members and an Indiana History Room genealogist will explain how to research and apply for First Families membership. Interested descendants should bring relevant genealogical information to the workshop.

Project applications are online at http://bit.ly/sigs_ff. For more information, please contact Donna Kepley Foster at 812-923-3492.

NAFCPL Welcomes Teatro Tercera Llamada for La Cucarachita Martina

A bilingual children’s play by Carlos-Manuel on Saturday, August 5, 2017, 10:00 AM at the Strassweg Auditorium

Free Family Fun with Movie Nights

Let’s BAND TOGETHER to Raise $70,000 for Marching Band Uniforms in Support of the Floyd Central Marching Band and Emerald Guard

FC Band Fundraiser

The current Floyd Central uniforms are 13 years old, and have served our high school and community at over 75 home football games, marched at 90 local and regional competitions throughout the state, and represented Floyd Central at Lucas Oil Stadium 17 times for the Indiana State School Music Association State Finals and Bands of America competitions. We are falling apart at the seams, literally! With a plan to debut new uniforms during the Fall 2018 Marching Band season, we must raise $70,000 by January 2018.

The marching band schedule is rigorous. The season started in May with seven weekly three-hour mini camps scheduled through mid-July, where students learn the music and the basics of marching. July’s Band Camp is Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., when they put all the pieces together and learn the show. There are five additional seven-hour camp days throughout the season, plus two nights of practice right before the first day of school. Three days a week they practice after school from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and they perform the show during half time at each home football game. Autumn Saturdays find the band travelling to competitions around the state during days that start at 9 a.m. and end as late as 1 a.m., culminating in Regionals and hopefully Semi-State and State competition. FC has advanced to the state finals of ISSMA Marching Band competition for 12 out of the last 13 years.

It takes dedication and determination on behalf of the band and guard members to perform at this level every day. Harold Yankey, Director of Bands for Floyd Central, encourages the students to “Love what you do.” Mr. Yankey, his staff, the band and guard truly love what they do.

Continue Reading