String Fling Brings Musicians Together

On Friday, Nov. 14, a small group of adults and children from Immaculate Conception Parish gathered in the church for a “String Fling”. 

This group, which began meeting this past summer, comes together once a month from 7-8 p.m. to play a variety of music. At the most recent String Fling, there was a wide variety of instruments: violins, a viola, a cello, and a fiddle. The group played beloved Christmas carols such as “Jolly Old St. Nicholas”, “Good King Wenceslas”, and “Adeste Fideles”.

What was really neat was that there were people of all different musical abilities who attended this event, and every single one of them was able to participate. Music director Gretchen Lux led the group and was able to provide help to those who needed it. Ms. Lux organized this event in an effort to allow students and adults that play stringed instruments, but don’t necessarily have a group to play with, an opportunity to be a part of a string ensemble. Ms. Lux said that this event is a way for her to share her love of music with other people in the community and to encourage people to embrace the musical world.

String Fling is open to people of all ages and musical abilities. This is a free event, and you don’t have to commit to being at every single String Fling. The next String Fling will be held on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall (in the event the Parish Hall is being used, the String Fling will take place in the cry room in the church).

Article written by Julia, 11th grade student, Immaculate Conception Parish, Melbourne Beach