On Friday, February 22, piano students ages 11-16 gathered at Pakachoag Church in Auburn for a special event that provided an introduction to the pipe organ as well as the opportunity to build, and then play, a small-scale working model of a pipe organ. Many thanks to all of our attendees and volunteers who helped make this event a success!

8:30-9:00am – Breakfast/Registration
9:00-9:30am – Welcome
9:30-9:45am – Rex, King of Instruments
An upbeat, performance-based introduction to pipe organ scored for organ and narrator
9:45-10:15am – Present the Instrument, Part I
An up-close and behind-the-scenes experience with the sounds and mechanics of the mechanical-action organ
10:15-10:30am – Break/Snack
10:30-11:00am – Present the Instrument, Part II
A brief overview of the science, history, and music of the pipe organ
11:00-12:00pm – Explore the Instrument (free play)
A chance for each student to try out the pipe organ on their own
12:00-12:30pm – Pizza lunch
12:30-1:00pm – Scholarship Recipient Recital Presentation – Abigail Kelley-Lanser
Brief recital followed by a Q&A session
1:30-3:30pm – OrgelKids kit 
Learn about the mechanics of the pipe organ and build a working model
3:30-4:00pm – Snack/Additional exploration time