Saturday, June 8, 2013

About to Hit the Press!!

The most recent issue of the Prairie Proclamation is about to hit the presses!  If you haven't joined our family of readers, you can do that here.  Don't miss this issue entitled "Wild Edibles."

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Providence Prairie's Summer Recital 2013

  Sunday afternoon arrived and we were ready for the big event!  With sound system in place and fresh baked refreshments, we were set up and ready in the First Christian church in McLeansboro.  They graciously allowed us to once again hold our music recital in their facility. 




Several door prizes were awarded after the performances. Thank you to McDaniel Piano Service, Fresh From the Kitchen, Harvest to Home Citrus, and Providence Prairie for donations.

We had several students absent from the recital this season~ Macie, Sarah, Luke, Carrie, Leah, Braxton, Tillie, Amanda, Remington, Emma, Austin, Jordan, Shawn, and Garrett.   Their performances were missed. 

Nevertheless, we had a great turn-out of support for our music students.  Everyone enjoyed listening to the fruit of their labor.  Keep up the great work, one and all!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Providence Prairie Vocal Students Shine!

Practice and more practice! Three of Providence Prairie’s music students recently participated in the Illinois Grade School Association’s competition among elementary, middle, and junior high school bands, orchestras, choruses, soloists, and ensembles in the Districts of the Southern Division.

Katie, Maddi, and Kaylene all received a first place rating after performing their vocal solo selections in front of judges who critiqued over 200 member schools from 52 counties in the southern half of the state. Congratulations girls!  

The association conducts a final or State Contest, bringing together the qualifying participants of the districts.  Katie went on to participate in that competition at Unity Point School in Carbondale. She received a first superior rating!  Way to go!

Providence Prairie is proud of each of its music students!  You can hear these ladies’ song selections at our upcoming Summer Recital as well as other musical solos and performances on a variety of instruments ranging from violin, mandolin, guitar to piano.  

Come Join Us!

Saturday, June 2, 2013

2 p.m.

First Christian church, McLeansboro


Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Drought is Over

My, how the time has flown. . .

Life on Providence Prairie has been so busy- in a very good way- for the past 17 months.  We have stepped back from so many activities to spend our time nurturing and investing in little lives for the glory of God.  He has placed enormous things in our path and we have tried to be faithful to His calling.  And while life continues, many things have taken place in those months.  We praise the Lord for . . . Music recitals, singing engagements, adoptions, the birth of a new granddaughter, birthday celebrations, the Prairie Peddler opening, vacations, fostering, not running for re-election to County Board, starting a fledgling New Testament church, building a horse barn, raised bed gardening, Prairie-fest, . . . and the list goes on. 

Yes, indeed, we have been busy.  Thus the drought in blog entries. . .

And as 2013 has arrived, we find ourselves with a little more normalcy and thus, a tiny sliver of breathing room.   And with that sliver, it is our aspiration to re-unite with the blogosphere and offer our tidbit of encouragement and inspiration to our followers. 

May God bless us all. . .

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sunday's Excitement!

Providence Prairie's

Summer Recital

Be sure to invite your family and friends to hear the best performance ever!

Date: This Sunday, June 3rd
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: First Christian Church
101 N. Locust St.

Door Prizes!

Light refreshments to follow.

Performance DVD’s available day of recital

Friday, February 10, 2012

Christmas Recital 2011

A few highlights from Providence Prairie's Christmas Recital 2011

The McDaniel Family is dedicated to offering a family-friendly,
low-pressure environment for training Hamilton County area
music students of all ages to read and perform music.

We teach with the philosophy that music is fun, and learning music should be fun, too.

Even someone with no prior experience in music is capable of learning to read music and play an instrument.

Private lessons offer a more individualized approach to music instruction as they are tailored specifically to your skill level.

As a weekly student, you reserve a regular time slot for instruction.

Private music lessons are a two-way commitment. We commit to teach you to the best of our ability, reserving your time-slot for lessons. You commit to practicing and giving your weekly lesson time equal value with other extra-curricular activities and thus we work together to make music.

We offer Guitar, Piano, Mandolin, Bass guitar, Violin, Banjo and Vocal Lessons

Providence Prairie is dedicated to helping Southern Illinois sound a little sweeter!

Call today to arrange your lesson time! 
Gift certificates available