The “Gift of Music” Outreach concerts

Communities that support music and the arts are often the most exciting and vibrant, and the people living in the Flathead Valley have a palpable love of music and art. In addition to this, the Flathead Valley has a myriad of wonderful performance venues dedicated to love music, including school auditoriums, concert halls, VFW locations, restaurants and even outdoor festivals and farmer’s markets. Unfortunately, not everyone in our community is able to experience the joy music brings, simply because some individuals do not have the physical or financial means to attend a concert. Our goal is to provide everyone in the Flathead Valley access to live music regardless of their social or economic place in the community. To do this, Groovetrail has created the “Gift of Music” Program; a series of free concerts and performances that are produced throughout the Flathead Valley. Our musicians reach out through:

  • Hospital and Hospice Performances
  • Senior Living Center Performances
  • Veteran’s Home Performances
  • Shelter Performances
  • Free Community Performances

Groovetrail produces these outreach concerts on a weekly or monthly basis.

Fresh off the Vine performing at the Brendan House in Kallispel

Fresh off the Vine performing at the Brendan House in Kallispel

 

Private Lesson Sponsorships

Groovetrail provides partially subsidized lessons for qualifying students. Students are asked to fill out an application for approval, and are paired with an experienced teacher here in the Flathead Valley. Groovetrail covers a portion of the cost of the lessons, depending on need. For more information, contact us at contact@groovetrail.org.

Groovetrail Partnerships

The Flathead Valley is fortunate to have several organizations that work to support the arts, and value what it brings to the community. Groovetrail has begun to establish partnerships with local non-profits on enhancing or developing music programs within their curricula. Most recently, Groovetrail partnered with the Center for Restorative Youth Justice on a beginner guitar/songwriting class for the students who attend their after-school programs. Led by Halladay Quist, this eight-week endeavor will focus on writing lyrics, basic guitar technique, and will encourage students to express themselves in song.

Halladay Quist

Halladay Quist

Groovetrail is also endeavoring partnerships with the Montana Music and Artists Coalition, and the Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation.