As the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland gears up for it’s May 24th Pancake Breakfast to be held at the Peter Kirk Community Center from 7a-noon, local musicians are tuning up for the occasion. This is the second year this Kiwanis event has featured musicians as part of the fun. Lined up to perform are six separate musical acts. All funds made at the breakfast are donated to KITH (Kirkland Interfaith Transitional Housing) www.kithcares.com.
8:30-9:00a Zach Boyd: A Cello teacher at Kirkland Music Academy, Zach is 19 and has been playing cello since he was 4 years old. He plays “all things strings” from fireside banjo bluegrass jams to comping base in Phoenix and will be playing Cello for the Pancake Breakfast. Zach is studying Biblical Literature at Northwest University in Kirkland.
9:00-9:30a Michael Cole and Erling Iverson: Michael and Erling are music instructors at the Kirkland Music Academy. Michael is also employed at LWSD at LW High School as the Athletic Complex Manager and also does some conducting of the Chamber Orchestra at the school as well as individual instruction with brass students. Michael will be doing something very different – playing several selections on the Alphorn!
Erling has been performing since he was in 9th grade. He is a very accomplished and has played with Seattle Youth Symphony, Seattle Symphony, the Seattle Opera (and many others) locally and made many appearances in Europe, including touring with the European production of Evita. Erling will be playing guitar and performing with Micheal.
9:30-10:00a Daniel Miller and His Teen Rock and Roll Band: Daniel is also an instructor at the Kirkland Music Academy and has studied world music in Cuba, Jamaica and other countries. Daniel started his musical studies at the age of 4 in violin. He has been teaching music for many years in the Seattle area and currently plays in 3 bands. He is happy to introduce his “rock and roll” students to our community.
10:15-10:45a Thoreau Elementary Choir: The choir is directed by Sharon Frank and consists of kids from third to fifth grades. They rehearse after school and enjoy being part of the Kirkland community, performing at senior centers and other venues. The group numbers 40-47 performers.
10:45-11:15a The Silouhettes: This group is an all girl choir, consisting of 4 talented 15 year old girls that run their own group, teach themselves their songs and obtain their own bookings. Each of the girls has a particular responsibility in the group but their first love is singing.
11:15-11:45a Selections from OZ: A NEW MUSICAL: The show is directed by Michael Gershowitz and the songs will be performed by the cast. Full House Productions, in partnership with Page 2 Stage Entertainment presents, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” based on the 1902 book by L. Frank Baum. Most of the songs are original but whatever was available from the original 1902 musical was incorporated into the music.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Kirkland Kiwanis Club fully supports and is unified in the belief that fostering leadership and community in our youth is paramount to a child’s successful entry into adult life. KCK is thrilled to host the youth in our community as they explore their talent on stage at the annual Pancake Breakfast in support of KITH (Kirkland Interfaith Transitional Housing). If you would like more information on Kiwanis and its work in your community, please go to the website kirkland.kiwanis.org. If you would like more information about KITH please go to: www.KITHCares.org.