People’s Music Winter Gathering 2013
Taking Back Our Communities
The People’s Music Network for Songs of Freedom And Struggle, Inc (PMN) invite you, your family, and friends to the 2013 Winter Gathering.
What is PMN?
PMN is a national network of people who use music, dance, storytelling, and poetry to promote progressive ideas and transform ourselves and our communities through music to bring about a better world.
Some highlights of the weekend:
Jamming, networking, impromptu music, sales tables for tapes, CDs, songbooks, crafts, instruments. All meals provided from Saturday morning breakfast 8:00-9:30 AM through Sunday lunch 12:15-1:30 PM.
Families welcome: Childcare available Saturday and Sunday (except during mealtimes and round robin.)
-Friday 7:30 PM: Winter Gathering Concert at the Duggan Middle School in Springfield. The concert will begin at 7:30. Admission is included with weekend registration and is open to the public. See the concert page for more information.
-Saturday: Opening, workshops and song swaps on peace, political issues, organizing, performing skills and other topics, community meeting.
-Saturday Afternoon: A plenary will focus on music and the movements working to take back our communities from oppressive institutions.
-Saturday 7 PM – midnight: Round Robin, An open mic where all attending the gathering are invited to share their song (or poem). Newcomers and kids are especially welcome to share songs, poetry and humor, and special slots are allocated for Energizers. Sing Alongs and group performances encouraged.
-Sunday 9: Songs of the Spirit, more workshops, Closing After Lunch
Times and Locations
Duggan Middle School
1015 Wilbraham Road,
Springfield, MA 01109
All those who come to the PMN weekend are asked to do two one hour work shifts to keep our costs down and because we need your help. When you arrive, you can sign up for childcare, setup, cleanup, etc.
What to Bring
· Musical instruments, songs, tapes, CDs to distribute.
· A sleeping bag for home hospitality.
What NOT to Bring
· Alcoholic beverages, illegal substances, or pets! (Guide dogs are most welcome.)
Registration is open to all members of PMN. Become a member today for a sliding scale of $25 to $75 for adults. Children of adult members join for free.
Fees including Saturday and Sunday meals is on a sliding scale, $125-250 for the weekend including admission to the Friday Night Concert. See the registration page for additional information.
PMN Sales Table
A table will be available for PMN members selling/displaying tapes, song books, and CDs. Those selling items at the table are required to help at the sales table in addition to other work shifts.