Virtual BandFair & #GivingTuesdayNow – all day Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – Music links will be updated throughout the day.
Please consider a donation* to the NBS Founder’s Fund to provide needs-based financial assistance and scholarships during the 2020-2021 school year for families economically impacted by the pandemic. Either use the “Make a Donation” button on the right to make a secure PayPal donation (PayPal account is not needed) or send a check to NBS, 221 Mickens Road, Afton, VA 22920. Thank you! Suggested donations for Founder’s Fund: $12 (price of individual BandFair ticket), $36 (price of family BandFair ticket), $100 (cost of a sponsor donation), $250-$1,000 (cost of varying levels of premier sponsorships.)
*Your gift is eligible to be doubled on this day! Donations to the Founder’s Fund for #GivingTuesdayNow will be matched up to $3,500 by a North Branch family inspired to help others.
Ruby Corbyn-Ross ’00 singing “Round & Round the Earth is Turning” https://www.facebook.com/RubyCorbynRoss/videos/2782285918724586/
NBS parent and musician, John Howard, shares his song “Beautiful Day.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6ZXZvVR6xk
“Be With You” by the Jen Tal Band features, NBS teacher Jen Tal, former NBS teacher Jon Goff, and NBS parent Andy Waldeck https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=246649933079162
“Gypsy Boots,” an original song by former NBS parent Holly Renee Allen. The video was directed by former NBS parent and videographer Monica Bautista, and features Elijah Allen ’19, plus Holly’s father and sister. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz4RhdqrqLE
With his song, “Child of Mine,” folk legend and friend to North Branch School, Bill Staines, has put into words and music the love of a parent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQ-KhHcTs1E
Drumroll please 🥁🥁🥁Here’s the song NBS parent and musician extraordinaire Andy Waldeck wrote especially for Virtual BandFair entitled “I Love North Branch!” Andy is generously offering an MP3 version of this song to everyone who donates today. https://www.dropbox.com/s/b4ladu7g8yxk627/Video%20May%2002%2C%207%2058%2003%20PM.mov?dl=0
Here’s NBS parent and singer/songwriter, Blake Hunter, singing to us from the back of a horse-drawn carriage! https://youtu.be/JDttfPHHxgI
Chamomile and Whiskey’s ode to Nelson County makes one long for summer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFNO-bSTPek&t=50s
This link is for a full concert by The Dreaded Blues Lady, Lorie Strother, but just the first song, “Hound Dog,” will really get you going! https://vimeo.com/366342788?fbclid=IwAR0U-1Yi5jSmt-VzgCnPfwW2w6vlzVD8qT215MJS4k6yKVc9nw-1m_aqJfw
Here’s a wonderful song about something we all need in big doses these days, “Patience” by Alice Claire https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=648283615587615
NBS teacher and alum, Genevieve Dennis, and her sibling are joined by Jacob Allen for “Southern Love.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOoW-4QaVso
NBS alum Dan Dennis ’07 shares a North Branch story, an original song with some impressive rhyming, and a blues standard https://www.facebook.com/daniel.dennis.773/videos/10157621825618208/?t=1
“Night’s Lullaby” by Ruby Corbyn-Ross ’00 was written in the North Branch woods when Ruby was in 8th grade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rp3sNzcyaw8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1fUKOdT1P3Nj4Ldt3VVObeC0yYNOmvO4Jy203IfGikVZBqmPTjmIbBvpA
BANDFAIR XVIII – POSTPONED, check back for a late summer/fall date soon.
Many thanks to:
our VENUE SPONSOR: Cardinal Point Winery http://cardinalpointwinery.com/
our STAGE SPONSOR: Blue Ridge Bucha http://blueridgebucha.com
our TENT SPONSOR: Skyline Tent Company http://skylinetentcompany.com
our CHILDREN’S AREA SPONSOR: Little Planets http://www.ourlittleplanets.com/
Many thanks to our Event Sponsors: Afton Law https://www.aftonlaw.com/ Augusta Health Care for Women ahcfw.com Blue Ridge Life blueridgelife.com Carter Montague of Montague, Miller & Company cmontague.montaguemiller.com/ Creation Appreciation Landscaping http://creationappreciationlandscaping.com Miracle Homes, Nelson Food Market, Three Ridges Consulting threeridgesconsulting.com Virginia Boxwood Company virginiaboxwood.com Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition vahemp.org Windridge Landscaping http://www.windridgelandscaping.com/ Yvette Stafford, Realtor, Mountain Area Realty
BandFair is also sponsored in honor of: Lilly Hinerman, Stella & Arya Wolfe
Sponorships are still available. We’d love to include your business or honor someone special!
Photos from BandFair XVII: https://north-branch-school.org/2019/05/bandfair-xvii-in-pictures/