Dean’s Message

Charlene T. Cranmer, Dean

March 2024

Dear Chapter Members and Friends,

Many years ago, when I was in pre-kindergarten, I learned the little ditty, “March winds bring April showers and April showers bring May flowers.”  Here in Central Florida, that saying really doesn’t apply, as we are fortunate enough to have flowers (and wind and showers!) year-round.  When I lived up North, that little saying always popped into my head on March 1. The date always brought a feeling of happiness and anticipation, because the gloomy Winter months of grey skies, snow and rain were almost over!

Along with the thoughts of Spring are the thoughts of all the stress that March will bring this year, with those of us who play in churches experiencing additional services (Lenten Vespers, for instance) as well as additional music rehearsals and practices for all the services that will occur during Holy Week; starting with Palm Sunday and ending with Easter!  As we struggle to find the time to prepare all the music, both choral and instrumental, I hope that along the way we don’t lose sight of the end goal and final seasonal celebration, which is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Despite the busyness of everyone’s schedules, I trust that CFAGO members and friends will make every effort to attend one or both Wayne Wold events which will be held in the Central Florida area in March.  On Saturday, March 16th, Wayne will be presenting a workshop at First United Methodist Church in downtown Orlando.  Registration and refreshments will begin at 9:30 am, with the workshop starting at 10:00 am and ending at about 12:30 pm. On Sunday, March 17th at 3:30 pm, Wayne will be presented in recital at the Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, hosted by Music Director Barbara Larson.  Wayne is a consummate church musician, with significant improvisational gifts. We hope you will be able to attend one or both of these events!  Please refer to the CFAGO events page for addresses for both events!

Soli Deo Gloria!

Charlene Cranmer CAGO