By Cecily Markland
Musicians Needed for Post Office Performances This Christmas Season
Every year during the Christmas season, people waiting in line to mail cards and packages at the Mesa Main Post Office, at 135 N. Center Street, are treated to mini-concerts of cheerful Christmas music.
“We have found cheerful music adds to the spirit of Christmas and lightens the spirits of those waiting in line,” says Linda Hartmann.
“For those musicians who wish to participate, I assign a time slot of ½ hour to two hours,” Linda says. “Professional musicians, beginners, and even children’s groups participate. They perform free of charge, but always feel rewarded when they are done. Some even volunteer to fill more than one slot.”
Past participants include vocal soloists and groups, harpists, pianists, flutists, a capella groups, children groups, violin/piano duets, guitarists and jazz ensembles.
“Small groups, numbering from 1 to 20 people are actually the best,” Linda says.
An electric piano is provided. Some groups bring background music; others have instruments backing them up.
For the coming season, Linda is scheduling for December 8 through 23 between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
If you are interested in sharing your talent in this way, or if you have talented friends who may be interested, please contact Linda at 480-844-9328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.