Blue Sage Gallery (970) 527-7243
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Blue Sage Center for the Arts
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David Alderdice, Percussion
Javier de los Santos, Guitar
Stephanie Mientka, Viola
Jeannette Carey, Sousaphone
Dave Noe, Trombone
Arlyn Alderdice, Marimba

A troupe of musicians has assembled; included in the ensemble are strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Grab your pack and jump aboard as they traverse borders and time, uncovering the sounds of foreign lands and forgotten days.

This concert is generously underwritten by:
Bill & Sarah Bishop
Devon VanDusen & George Hall

Program to be Announced


Thinking Musically: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture by Bonnie C. Wade

David Alderdice

David Alderdice is a father, percussionist, educator, recording artist, performer, and enthusiastic rhythmist. His expertise includes drum set, frame drums, tambourines, marimba ensembles, and auxiliary hand held percussion instruments with a focus in jazz studies, grooveability, and ethnomusicology. He has collaborated with many wonderful artists, musicians, and dancers in a variety of styles, and settings. David offers lessons, classes, workshops, and playshops focusing mainly on the musical, creative, experimental, improvisatory, healing, universal, and interdisciplinary concepts of the percussive arts.

Arlyn Deva Alderdice

Arlyn Deva Alderdice is a musician, teacher, writer, artist, dancer, gardener, and mother. She loves music in all its many forms and is working to balance her interests, along with motherhood, into each 24 hour day. She holds a degree in Expressive Arts from Prescott College with an emphasis on leadership and healing. Lately Arlyn has been focusing on bringing accessible music to the North Fork Valley with The Embodying Rhythm Marimba Project. More at

Jeannette Carey

Jeannette Carey is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and dedicated music educator. She studied music and music education at Wooster College in Ohio. She plays the flute as her first instrument, but also excels at tuba, trumpet, penny whistle, acoustic guitar and African marimbas. Ms. Carey is in her sixth year as the Band and Choral Director at Hotchkiss High School as well as being the band director and general music educator at the Hotchkiss K-8 School. She is the co-director of the North Fork Valley Community Stage and Parade Band, which helps to provide fun, local music making opportunities for music students of all ages. She is an original member of the Embodying Rhythm Faculty Marimba Ensemble which plays traditional and contemporary marimba music stemming mainly from South African and South American roots. Jeannette also plays sousaphone for the greasy New Orleans sounds of the Grizzly Pears Jazz Band. She also enjoys hiking, frisbee, listening to music and snapping with her toes.

Stephanie Mientka

Ms. Mientka holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boul- der and a master’s degree in from Rice University in Houston, TX. As an active orchestral musician, Ms. Mientka has performed with the Mercury Baroque Ensemble and the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra in Louisiana. She recently won a position with the Boulder Philharmonic and is the new associate principal viola of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Ms. Mientka is the founding violist of the Deciduous Trio (flute, viola, harp), which performs regularly in Texas and Colorado. Ms. Mientka is currently co-artistic director of the Western Slope Concert Series in Grand Junction, which she operates with her mother, Kathryn Mientka.

Dave Noe

Dave Noe first picked up a trombone at a school district instrument tryout when he was nine years old. He immediately took to the trombone because no one else was in the tryout line, and also because it was loud. Dave has played as a member of the University of Northern Colorado jazz bands, the Austin TX community concert and jazz bands, and various performing bands such as the Coolers, the Blonapartes, Local Disturbance, MOJO, and even a country and western band. Dave holds three geology degrees and worked as a professional geologist which often incorporated playing his horn for the coyotes and wild horses at remote research sites. Newly retired and relocated to Paonia, Dave is gleefully expanding his playing experience to include everything from New Orleans-style marching bands to festival bands to world music ensembles..

Box Office


In Person:
 Blue Sage Gallery, 226 Grand Ave., Paonia
Over the Phone: (970) 527-7243

Ticket Prices

Individual Tickets
Section A: $23 adult, $18 youth (18&under)
Section B: $18 adult, $13 youth (18&under)