Join us Saturday, April 7
for a fun-filled, family music event!

A Musical Celebration for the Adams County Arts Council’s 25th Anniversary
Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Adams County Arts Council Arts Education Center
125 S. Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

FREE and Open to the Public
(donations encouraged for the Adams County Arts Council and for the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen)

The Adams County Arts Council (ACAC), Adams County Music Makers (ACMM), Cordle Studios, the Gettysburg College music education program, Gamelan Gita Semara, and area musicians and music educators have partnered to present a day of music in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Adams County Arts Council.

Over the past 25 years, the Adams County Arts Council has grown into a regional leader in the arts and operator of a 10,000 sq. ft. education center, where students and the community enjoy enriching arts experiences. Twenty-five years of cultivating an arts-rich community is a milestone to celebrate! Please join us for this special event, which offers yet another example of how we’ve partnered with the community to cultivate and celebrate the arts.

The day will function as an open-house, with the following interactive and performance events tentatively scheduled:

10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Music Together® Demonstration Class

Presented by Adams County Music Makers
Adams County Music Makers (ACMM) is a program-in-residence at the ACAC, offering Music Together mixed ages/family classes to foster a love of music with your children, ages birth through five years old. Fun for the whole family – join us to sing, play, move, and explore musical instruments. Music Together is the leader of research-based, early-childhood music and movement programs, recognizing that everyone has the ability to sing in tune, keep a beat, and experience world cultures through music. RSVP requested, space is limited.

11:00 – 12:00 Instrumental Petting Zoo
Presented by Gettysburg College Music Education Program
Gettysburg College music education students will lead children (and interested adults!) through an instrumental petting zoo, where they can experiment with string, wind, brass, and percussion instruments.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Community Student Showcase
Presented by Gettysburg Community Music Studios
Sponsored by Cordle Studios

Students from local music studios will offer performances of a variety of repertoire on instruments such as piano, strings, winds, brass and voice.

Gamelan Gita Semara

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Community Music Making
Gamelan Gita Semara, Presented by Gettysburg College Music Education Department
Music Day attendees will have the opportunity to perform the music of Bali right here in Gettysburg. Gettysburg College alumna Alice Broadway will introduce community members to the instruments and techniques of Balinese gamelan. Join us for this interactive and collaborative music-making experience.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Ukulele Circle
Presented by Cool Hand Ukes and Adams County Music Makers
Sponsored by Joyce and John Ettenger
Bring your ukulele or borrow one of ours to learn basic chords and play along with friends from the community. No experience necessary.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. If Music Be the Food… Concert
Presented by If Music Be the Food… Gettysburg

“If Music Be the Food…” is a series of benefit concerts whose mission is to raise awareness and support for the hungry in the local community through the sharing of great music, and to teach music students about the importance of utilizing their art for service. All participants in every aspect of the endeavor volunteer their services and pay their own costs, so all proceeds can go directly to the hungry. No tickets will be sold for the concert; rather, audience members are invited to contribute monetary donations or non-perishable food items to the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen.

Please join us for music, fellowship, food, and fun as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Adams County Arts Council. For more information, contact Lisa Cadigan at, Adam Paul Cordle at, call the ACAC at (717) 334-5006, or visit


Fun Photos from our December Holiday Party and Demonstration Class

Thank you to all who attended our holiday party and demonstration on December 9 – a fun time was had by all!

Here are some fun photos from our celebration.

Music Together® at Adams County Music Makers

Find your family’s rhythm this fall!

(And save $25 with coupon code MTSAVE25)

We are so excited to bring Music Together® to Gettysburg at the Adams County Arts Council beginning this fall.

To help celebrate our excitement, please use this coupon code when you call to register: MTSAVE25 and save $25 on your fall enrollment.  Share this post – tell your friends – and join us on September 9 for a free demo class.