One of our goals is to promote medieval music as an alternative in children’s education. However we never had any opportunity, yet, to do this properly. We played at several Renaissance Faires, with little to none reaction from the press, even though people showed a real interest and we were asked to play again and again.
What can be nicer than a group of siblings 6-10 years old, playing at a medieval faire? Still, nothing happened.
Anyways, we are approaching a new stage, we’ve grown up, the cute little kids band is a thing of the past, and we’ve learned the hard way that mass media is not our friend, because they have a different idea about promoting young talents.
And we will continue our work. Recently we’ve been invited by a large homeschooling association to play for them. The “Dehesa Classical Education Charter School” in Newport Beach, California, had a Middle Ages study project and thought that it would be nice if our band played live in front of the young students. Great idea!
On Nov. 15th, 2016 we played our medieval repertoire in front of about 100 children and their parents. That was a lovely audience, the kids liked us and had the patience to watch us playing 10 medieval pieces. During the ‘entrada’ song they were even clapping along the beat! Thank you kids!
Here is the full video of this event:
And one more detail: on this show we had our younger brother Nectarios on stage for the first time. He is 6 yo and played only triangle and tambourine for now. In the future we hope he will become our bass player.
About the Dehesa Classical Education School:
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