FROM THE DEAN

Friends,

Like many of you who are involved in a variety of organizations figuring out how to plan for 2021-2022, we have again come to terms with a virus that has reared its unwelcome head. Your Executive Board met in mid-August and crafted a bold calendar of events. We left the meeting energized by what would be a very fruitful season. Our highlight of the fall season was to be a Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza event held at Church of the Ascension in October. As some of the most vulnerable to the virus are children under 12, your chapter leaders, in conversation with Church of the Ascension decided to postpone until Spring 2022.

Our most successful and rewarding events from 2020 will take place again in 2021: our annual PipeScreams concert, and A Musical Twelve Days of Christmas. As of now PipeScreams is still scheduled to take place in-person at First Presbyterian Church, Dunedin. In the event we must “pivot” (aren’t we all tired of that word?), we will easily shift to YouTube. A Musical Twelve Days was such a success, we will once again record in area churches and release one video each day from Christmas through Epiphany. I hope you will consider playing on one of these programs.

We are still hoping to have in-person events this year, but of course it depends on public health guidelines. Events will be publicized when we know for sure it is safe to gather in large numbers. Stay tuned!


Shawn Thomas, Dean